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Tue 16 Nov 2004
Loeb wins Rally Australia, ties Auriol's recordHeadline
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Loeb wins Rally Australia, ties Auriol's record

On the final day of Rally Australia it was just a matter of concentrating and driving carefully, and Sebastien Loeb took care of business, adding a sixth World Rally Championship victory this year to his 2004 WRC ...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
Gronholm on top in Rally AustraliaHeadline
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Gronholm on top in Rally Australia

Marcus Gronholm was back in his element on the first day of Rally Australia, holding a 21-second lead over Sebastien Loeb after a day on the gravel roads of Rally Australia, the final round of the 2004 World Rally Championship. Marcus ...

Loeb inherits Rally Australia leadHeadline
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Loeb inherits Rally Australia lead

The lead in the rally that no one seems to want to win was handed to Sebastien Loeb early this morning, as overnight leader Marcus Gronholm spun out of Rally Australia, the final round of the 2004 World Rally Championship. "What can I do?," Loeb...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
Martin holds on for third win in Rally CatalunyaHeadline
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Martin holds on for third win in Rally Catalunya

Markko Martin, never known as a tarmac specialist, took his second win in a row, and again on an asphalt rally, claiming the Rally Catalunya victory by 23.2 seconds over Marcus Gronholm. The win is Martin's third in the World Rally Championship...

Sun 31 Oct 2004
Martin in strong position to win Rally CatalunyaHeadline
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Martin in strong position to win Rally Catalunya

Markko Martin still has a full day and six special stages to go, but he is now the clear favorite to win Rally Catalunya and follow up his win in the last round of the World Rally Championship, in Corsica a fortnight ago. Markko Martin...

Sat 30 Oct 2004
Loeb in first after three-way battle in Rally CatalunyaHeadline
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Loeb in first after three-way battle in Rally Catalunya

After clinching his first World Rally Championship title at the last WRC round in Corsica, Sebastien Loeb held nothing back to take the early lead Friday at Rally Catalunya. The Frenchman holds a slight edge over the winner of the Corsican event,...

Wed 20 Oct 2004
Martin's Tour de Corse win hands WRC title to LoebHeadline
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Martin's Tour de Corse win hands WRC title to Loeb

Markko Martin dominated the this year's edition of the legendary Tour de Corse rally, the 14th round of the 2004 World Rally Championship. The Estonian ace claimed victories on seven of twelve stages and took overall victory in his Ford Focus...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
Solberg dominates Sardinia, but Loeb still in chargeHeadline
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Solberg dominates Sardinia, but Loeb still in charge

Petter Solberg is clearly back in form, and his third consecutive World Rally Championship victory, in Rally Italia Sardinia, was clear proof of that. Solberg finished the event in his Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 literally miles ahead of the ...

Tue 07 Sep 2004
Solberg takes inaugural Rally JapanHeadline
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Solberg takes inaugural Rally Japan

Petter Solberg claimed a comfortable victory on Rally Japan, keeping his World Rally Championship hopes alive, and giving a home-soil victory to the Subaru team. With the points leader Sebastien Loeb taking second, though, Solberg still remains 30...

Fri 03 Sep 2004
Duval given the chance to look for new rideHeadline
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Duval given the chance to look for new ride

After a brilliant run in the Rally Deutschland, Francois Duval has been informed that his days as a Ford driver will end at the end of the 2004 World Rally Championship season, leaving the young Belgian to search for a new...

Thu 12 Aug 2004
Gronholm wins home rally in FinlandHeadline
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Gronholm wins home rally in Finland

Marcus Gronholm gave the Peugeot 307 WRC its first victory today in his home country. Gronholm led each day in the fast and challenging Rally Finland to score his fourth career win at his home event. Marcus Gronholm and Timo ...

Sun 08 Aug 2004
Gronholm in control in Rally FinlandHeadline
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Gronholm in control in Rally Finland

Marcus Gronholm looks to be poised to finally take the a victory for the new Peugeot 307 WRC at Rally Finland -- the first for the new car in the World Rally Championship. Marcus Gronholm and Timo Rautiainen. Photo by Marlboro Peugeot...

Fri 23 Jul 2004
The other side of Rally ArgentinaHeadline
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The other side of Rally Argentina

The Rally Argentina is gone, but it left a nice memory for the Cordoban fans that will not be easily forgotten: Carlos Sainz's 26th victory at the wheel of the Citroen Xsara -- possibly in the last visit of the Spanish veteran driver to the sierra...

Wed 21 Jul 2004
Sainz takes record 26th win in Rally ArgentinaHeadline
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Sainz takes record 26th win in Rally Argentina

And then there was one: with the top challengers having fallen to the wayside one by one, it was left to veteran rally driver and two-time World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz to claim the laurels in Rally Argentina. Carlos Sainz and Marc...

Sun 18 Jul 2004
Gronholm takes Friday lead in Rally ArgentinaHeadline
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Gronholm takes Friday lead in Rally Argentina

Marcus Gronholm was back in form again on the first leg of Rally Argentina, finishing the first full day of rallying with an 8.4-second lead over Carlos Sainz. Marcus Gronholm and Timo Rautiainen. Photo by Marlboro Peugeot Total. It...

Sainz on top as Gronholm faltersHeadline
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Sainz on top as Gronholm falters

Two-time World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz took over the lead in his Citroen Xsara on the second day in Rally Argentina as early leader Marcus Gronholm succumbed to an accident and retired from the event. Petter Solberg and Phil ...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
The passion of ArgentinaHeadline
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The passion of Argentina

Everything around Córdoba these days is about the 24th edition of the Rally Argentina, the eight round of the 2004 World Rally Championship. Mikko Hirvonen. Photo by Ford Motor Company. The hit, the passion, the fans, the feeling of...

Wed 30 Jun 2004
Loeb trots to win in TurkeyHeadline
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Loeb trots to win in Turkey

Sebastien Loeb swept all three days of the Rally of Turkey as the Citroen driver was determined to take the victory and maintain his World Rally Championship points lead. Citroen also increased their manufacturer lead over ...

Sat 26 Jun 2004
Loeb has the early edge in TurkeyHeadline
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Loeb has the early edge in Turkey

The opening leg for the Rally of Turkey saw six different of the world's best rally drivers win over the first seven stages. Markko Martin, Sebastien Loeb, Harri Rovanpera, Carlos Sainz, Marcus Gronholm, and Petter Solberg. Sébastien...

Wed 09 Jun 2004
Solberg on top in Acropolis RallyHeadline
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Solberg on top in Acropolis Rally

Defending world rally champion Petter Solberg claimed his second victory of the year in the grueling Acropolis Rally, taking the spoils with a clear 18.4-second margin to second-placed Citroen of Sebastien Loeb, in spite of a 30-second ...

Fri 28 May 2004
Peugeot denied victory, Loeb named Cyprus winnerHeadline
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Peugeot denied victory, Loeb named Cyprus winner

Citroen driver Sebastien Loeb has been declared the official winner of the Cyprus Rally, the fifth round of the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship. The event which was held on May 14-16 had its results noted as provisional; pending today's FIA ...

Wed 26 May 2004
Gronholm win under threatHeadline
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Gronholm win under threat

Marcus Gronholm appeared to take a dominant victory in the Cyprus Rally this weekend, but the Finn's drive may yet end up being all for naught, as there is some question of the Peugeot and Citroen teams' technical compliance. Winner...

Wed 19 May 2004
Gronholm takes dominant win at Cyprus RallyHeadline
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Gronholm takes dominant win at Cyprus Rally

Marcus Gronholm took the spoils of victory at the Cyprus Rally today in a dominating performance in challenging conditions, showing that he is still the man to beat for the 2004 World Rally Championship. Sebastien Loeb took second for Citroen, ...

Tue 18 May 2004
BTCC: Plato takes Silverstone pole for SEATHeadline

BTCC: Plato takes Silverstone pole for SEAT

Jason Plato set the fastest time in a frantic end to the qualifying session for round six of the British Touring Car Championship. Drivers tried unusual tyre combinations in order to gain an advantage on the damp-but-drying track but in the end...

BTCC: Plato the rainmaster in Silverstone second practiceHeadline

BTCC: Plato the rainmaster in Silverstone second practice

SEAT Sport UK driver Jason Plato sensationally set the fastest lap in a frantic end to the second free practice session. West Surrey Racing's Anthony Reid looked like dominating with a strong early lap before the rain started to fall, but the ...

BTCC: Muller fastest in Silverstone practiceHeadline

BTCC: Muller fastest in Silverstone practice

Yvan Muller set the fastest time in the opening free practice session for the third meeting of the championship. Heavy overnight rain and light drizzle during the morning presented the drivers with challenging conditions as VX Racing driver Muller...

BTCC: Brands Hatch round six goes to James ThompsonHeadline

BTCC: Brands Hatch round six goes to James Thompson

James Thompson fended off a race-long attack from Anthony Reid to win round six of the championship by just half a second. Thompson's Vauxhall team-mate Yvan Muller finished third after an extremely close race with the first ten drivers covered by...

BTCC: Luke Hines wins round 5 at Brands HatchHeadline

BTCC: Luke Hines wins round 5 at Brands Hatch

Luke Hines scored his first win in the British Touring Car Championship in round five at Brands Hatch. The Vauxhall driver lead from the first lap and was never headed despite heavy pressure from team-mates James Thompson and Yvan Muller who ran...

BTCC: Matt Neal is round 4 winner at Brands HatchHeadline

BTCC: Matt Neal is round 4 winner at Brands Hatch

Matt Neal won the fourth round of the British Touring Car Championship after a very strong performance in the early laps of the race. The Honda Civic Type-R driver converted fourth on the grid to second place and soon passed the SEAT Toledo of...

BTCC: Turkington on pole at Brands HatchHeadline

BTCC: Turkington on pole at Brands Hatch

Colin Turkington took a surprise pole position in his West Surrey Racing MG ZS for race one ahead of the Vauxhall Astra Coupe pair of Michael Bentwood and James Thompson. This was the British driver's first pole position in this his third season...

Sun 16 May 2004
Gronholm still in the lead on day two in CyprusHeadline
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Gronholm still in the lead on day two in Cyprus

Marcus Gronholm continued his quest to seek his first 2004 victory on the second day of competition in the Cyprus Rally. The flying Finn will enter the final day of competition tomorrow with a 22.9-second lead over Sebastien...

Tue 11 May 2004
BTCC: Chilton gets first career win at SilverstoneHeadline

BTCC: Chilton gets first career win at Silverstone

Tom Chilton scored his first victory in the British Touring Car Championship by carefully avoiding incidents in front of him in a dramatic final race at Silverstone circuit. The young Team Honda driver started in tenth place but dived past a group...

BTCC: Thompson takes dramatic Silverstone race two winHeadline

BTCC: Thompson takes dramatic Silverstone race two win

James Thompson comfortably won a dramatic race that saw numerous manoeuvres and collisions throughout the field. VX Racing driver Thompson quickly moved up from seventh place on the grid, along with team-mate Yvan Muller who started ninth, as pole...

BTCC: Neal takes win in first race at SilverstoneHeadline

BTCC: Neal takes win in first race at Silverstone

Matt Neal drove a strong race to win the first race of the day at Silverstone circuit. The Computeach Racing with Halfords driver made a brilliant start from the second row of the grid to take the lead and, despite early pressure from SEAT Sport...

Wed 21 Apr 2004
Gronholm falters, Solberg claims New ZealandHeadline
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Gronholm falters, Solberg claims New Zealand

Petter Solberg claimed his first victory today in Rally New Zealand, finishing the drama-filled event with a slim 5.9 second margin over Marcus Gronholm when the Finn spun on the penultimate stage, losing 18 seconds. Petter Solberg and...

Sun 11 Apr 2004
New Zealand will test new Focus WRC 04Headline
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New Zealand will test new Focus WRC 04

Ford BP Rallye Sport will launch the new FIA World Rally Championship Ford Focus RS WRC 04 in New Zealand. The team earlier tested the new Focus in Portugal on gravel roadsm and were quite pleased with the changes. The new Ford Focus RS...