Thu 20 Nov 2003
The 2001 World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, has confirmed to the media that he has a brain tumour and will sit out the 2004 season as he receives medical treatment. The Peugeot driver had to withdraw from the Rally of Great Britain and his...
Tue 07 Oct 2003
Sebastien Loeb gave a major boost to his World Rally Championship crown hopes today with a win in Rallye Sanremo in Italy. Loeb put his Citroen Xsara in the lead on SS1 and kept it there, even with heavy competition first from the current world...
Sun 05 Oct 2003
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Markko Martin edged out his competitors each day to score his second World Rally Championship victory of the season. The Ford factory driver led each day in the Rally Finland and kept his focus during the final leg, per his own words at the end of...
Tue 10 Jun 2003
Markko Martin took his first career World Rally Championship victory in Greece on Sunday, June 8, cruising on the final stage for the win. Martin and co-driver Michael Park held the lead at the end of each of the two previous days, winning with a...
Mon 09 Jun 2003
Stage eight of the Acropolis Rally, from Lilea to Parnassos, showed first signs of problems due to spectators on the rally route causing a delay in the event. Once the superspecial got underway, the dust storms came, causing additional problems...
Markko Martin came into the second day of competition in the Acropolis Rally with the overall lead. However, last year, a puncture tire took the then-leader Martin out of podium competition. At the end of this year's leg two in Greece, Martin...
Fri 16 May 2003
Fri 18 Apr 2003
Four events into the 2003 World Rally Championship season, the 2002 champions Peugeot have appointed Nicola Gullino as the new Team Manager, in place of the current team manager FranÃ§ois Chatriot. Gullino will take the reins on April 22, just...
Thu 27 Mar 2003
Contemporary look for Ford's radical new Focus rally car -- Ford Rallye Sport today unveiled the most technically advanced and revolutionary rally car ever when it launched the Ford Focus RS WRC 03 at the team's Dovenby Hall base in Cumbria, ...
Mon 20 Jan 2003
Mitsubishi driver Hiroshi Masuoka has taken his second victory in the Dakar rally. The Japanese raid specialist covered the 19 days (one rest day, one boat crossing) to cover the 17 stage event in 49 hours, eight minutes and 52 seconds. Masuoka...
At the end of fifteen stages, Frenchman StÃ©phane Peterhansel was in the comfortable position of holding an almost 26 minute lead over Hiroshi Masuoka. The battling top two Mitsubishis have dominated the overall cars competition from the opening...
Sat 11 Jan 2003
Japanese driver Kenjiro Shinozuka and Frenchman co-driver Thierry Delli-Zotti were seriously injured during stage eight of the Dakar Rally today. Shinozuka was driving the No. 201 Nissan in the T2/3 Super Production class. The team Nissan XX car...
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