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Wed 02 Nov 2005
Loeb earns 10th season win in CatalunyaHeadline
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Loeb earns 10th season win in Catalunya

Sebastien Loeb was in dominant form again this weekend to take his 10th World Rally Championship victory of the year in Rally Catalunya, clinching the manufacturers' championship for Citroen. Loeb had already claimed his second drivers'...

Mon 31 Oct 2005
Loeb runs away with the lead in CatalunyaHeadline
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Loeb runs away with the lead in Catalunya

Sebastien Loeb occupies his usual position at the end of Saturday's second leg of Rally Catalunya: first. But what is less usual is that the World Rally Champion is not only on top, he is leading a Citroen 1-2-3 charge atop the ...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Loeb perfect in Tour de Corse victoryHeadline
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Loeb perfect in Tour de Corse victory

Sebastien Loeb was flawless on the twisty mountain roads of Corsica, winning every stage of the Tour de Corse en route to his first victory in the French round of the World Rally Championship. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Photo by...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Loeb on track to conquer Tour de CorseHeadline
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Loeb on track to conquer Tour de Corse

Sebastien Loeb continued his drive toward his first World Rally Championship victory in his home country, the Frenchman topped the charts for the second consecutive day at the Tour de Corse in his Citroen Xsara WRC. Sébastien Loeb and...

Wed 21 Sep 2005
Martin to miss Japan, Peugeot future uncertainHeadline
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Martin to miss Japan, Peugeot future uncertain

Markko Martin will not be driving in Rally Japan at the end of this month, following the death of his longtime co-driver and friend Michael Park at the Rally of Great Britain this past weekend. Scene at the rally HQ in Cardiff after the...

Mon 19 Sep 2005
Solberg handed Welsh rally win amid tragedyHeadline
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Solberg handed Welsh rally win amid tragedy

Sebastien Loeb had a comfortable 42-second victory in the Rally of Great Britain today, but with the event marred by a tragedy, Markko Martin's co-driver Michael Park killed in an accident on SS15 in his home rally (see separate story), Loeb took...

Michael Park killed in Rally of Great BritainHeadline
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Michael Park killed in Rally of Great Britain

Michael Park, one of the most experienced and respected co-drivers on the World Rally Championship circuit, was killed this morning in an accident on the final leg of the Rally of Great Britain. Michael Park. Photo by Marlboro Peugeot...

Sun 18 Sep 2005
Loeb on way to his first Welsh winHeadline
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Loeb on way to his first Welsh win

Sebastien Loeb may not be able to clinch his second consecutive title on Sunday but the Citroen driver set the fastest time in all but one World Rally Championship special stage today in the Welsh countryside as he aims for his first-ever Rally of...

Tue 30 Aug 2005
Loeb back on top with Rallye Deutschland victoryHeadline
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Loeb back on top with Rallye Deutschland victory

Sebastien Loeb was back on form this weekend, taking another World Rally Championship (WRC) victory at Rallye Deutschland, his eighth of the 2005 season, after the disappointment of the second place in Finland. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel...

Fri 26 Aug 2005
Gronholm back on top in Rally FinlandHeadline
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Gronholm back on top in Rally Finland

It had been a long time in the World Rally Championship wilderness for Marcus Gronholm and Peugeot, but the veteran Finn returned to the top step of the podium in his home event, taking his fifth Rally Finland victory in six years with a...

Sun 07 Aug 2005
Gronholm dominant on home groundHeadline
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Gronholm dominant on home ground

Peugeot's Marcus Gronholm has gone from strength to strength in the first two legs of this weekend's Rally Finland, his home event. Leading by six seconds after the first day, Gronholm dominated today's World Rally action, taking wins in six of...

Gronholm jumps to lead in his home landHeadline
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Gronholm jumps to lead in his home land

Marcus Gronholm is back on familiar territory, flying over the "yumps" in the Finnish countryside near Jyvaskyla, the home of Rally Finland. And it felt like home, with the Peugeot pilot taking a five-second lead over Sebastien Loeb on the first...

Thu 21 Jul 2005
Hirvonen to return to the Ford fold for FinlandHeadline
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Hirvonen to return to the Ford fold for Finland

Ford today named Mikko Hirvonen as its second nominated driver for Rally Finland, joining Toni Gardemeister as the two drivers eligible to score points for the World Rally Championship manufacturers' title. Hirvonen will now return to the team he...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
Loeb hangs on to Rally Argentina leadHeadline
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Loeb hangs on to Rally Argentina lead

Marcus Gronholm said he wanted to fight for victory, and that's exactly what he did on the second leg of Rally Argentina, although it looks like his efforts may be too little, too late to catch Sebastien Loeb. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel...

Tue 28 Jun 2005
Loeb sets new win record at Acropolis RallyHeadline
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Loeb sets new win record at Acropolis Rally

Sebastien Loeb came into the final day of Acropolis Rally with a dominant lead of 1:24.6 over Toni Gardemeister, and he didn't let up on the third leg, either, taking the win with a final margin of 1:36.2 to take a record fifth consecutive World...

Sun 26 Jun 2005
Loeb back on form on Acropolis RallyHeadline
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Loeb back on form on Acropolis Rally

At the end of the first leg of the Acropolis Rally, the leaders were tightly bunched up, with Sebastien Loeb just six seconds ahead of Marcus Gronholm, and Carlos Sainz and Toni Gardemeister close behind -- plus Gronholm was pledging to attack on...

Sat 25 Jun 2005
Loeb nips Gronholm on Acropolis Rally 1st legHeadline
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Loeb nips Gronholm on Acropolis Rally 1st leg

Sebastien Loeb holds the early lead in the Acropolis Rally, the eighth round of the World Rally Championship, and is looking to set a new WRC record with a fifth consecutive win in his Citroen Xsara WRC. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel ...

Tue 07 Jun 2005
Loeb ties win record with victory in TurkeyHeadline
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Loeb ties win record with victory in Turkey

Sebastien Loeb put in another strong performance in Rally of Turkey in his Citroen Xsara WRC, dominating the competition and taking a record-tying fourth consecutive World Rally Championship win. Sébastien Loeb. Photo by Citroën ...

Sun 05 Jun 2005
Loeb stays on top in Rally of TurkeyHeadline
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Loeb stays on top in Rally of Turkey

Sebastien Loeb put in another strong performance today to maintain his lead in the Rally of Turkey -- and putting him just a few stages away from a record-tying fourth consecutive World Rally Championship win, something that has only been ...

Tue 17 May 2005
Loeb takes dominant Cyprus Rally winHeadline
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Loeb takes dominant Cyprus Rally win

The island of Cyprus was the private domain of Sebastien Loeb this weekend, as the 2004 World Rally Champion scored a dominant victory for Citroen in Cyprus Rally, the sixth event on this year's calendar. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel ...

Sun 15 May 2005
Loeb consolidates Cyprus Rally leadHeadline
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Loeb consolidates Cyprus Rally lead

Sebastian Loeb went from strength to strength today in the Cyprus Rally, the sixth instalment of the 2005 World Rally Championship. Building on a first-leg lead of some two minutes, the Citroen ace stretched it out to a seemingly very comfortable...

Sat 14 May 2005
Loeb two minutes ahead after rough start to CyprusHeadline
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Loeb two minutes ahead after rough start to Cyprus

Sebastien Loeb is conmfortably ahead after the first leg of Cyprus Rally, the sixth event on the 2005 World Rally Championship calendar. The 2004 champion has his Citroen Xsara WRC just over two minutes ahead of Citroen privateer Manfred ...

Wed 16 Mar 2005
Solberg clinches Rally Mexico victoryHeadline
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Solberg clinches Rally Mexico victory

Most World Rally Championship teams dream of being competitive on the first outing with a new WRC car. But for Petter Solberg and Subaru, the debut of the Impreza WRC2005 couldn't have been better: the Norwegian ace trounced the opposition ...

Wed 02 Mar 2005
Subaru's new Impreza ready for MexicoHeadline
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Subaru's new Impreza ready for Mexico

With three manufacturers' titles, in 1995, 1996 and 1997, under their belt in World Rally Championship competition and near misses over the most recent years, Subaru has unveiled their new Impreza -- the arsenal they hope will garner this season's...

Wed 16 Feb 2005
Solberg takes Sweden as Gronholm, Loeb falterHeadline
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Solberg takes Sweden as Gronholm, Loeb falter

It was a Norwegian celebration in Sweden today, as Petter Solberg, the rallycross and rally veteran from across the border, clinched the victory for Subaru in the Swedish Rally, the second event in the 2005 World...

Sun 13 Feb 2005
Solberg takes edge in SwedenHeadline
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Solberg takes edge in Sweden

2003 World Rally champion Petter Solberg replaced Marcus Gronholm on the top of the leaderboard at the end of Saturday's Swedish Rally competition. Gronholm held the lead by a mere two-tenths of a second on the first day of the fierce battle ...

Tue 25 Jan 2005
Loeb takes third Monte Carlo win in a rowHeadline
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Loeb takes third Monte Carlo win in a row

Sebastian Loeb demonstrated his mastery of the mountains, and the speed of his Citroen Xsara WRC, at the Monte Carlo Rally this weekend, taking his third consecutive Monte Carlo victory at this, the most famous of the World Rally Championship ...

Sun 23 Jan 2005
WRC kicks off new season in MonacoHeadline
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WRC kicks off new season in Monaco

The fight for the 2005 World Rally Championship kicked off tonight with the traditional ceremonial start at Monaco's famed Casino Square. Sébastien Loeb. Photo by Citroën Sport. The challenge for everyone -- bar reigning WRC...

Wed 19 Jan 2005
Robby Gordon's first taste of DakarHeadline

Robby Gordon's first taste of Dakar

Robby Gordon has never shied away from a challenge when it comes to auto racing. The 36-year-old NASCAR driver spends most of his time in the seat of a stock car these days, but took time out to compete in the 27th Dakar rally. Dirk von...

Sun 16 Jan 2005
Alphand takes Dakar stage win as BMWs falterHeadline

Alphand takes Dakar stage win as BMWs falter

After the punishment of Stage 7 and the cancellation of Stage 8, today's special from Tidjikja to Atar was a refreshing change: high speed across dunes, with not a stalk of the dreaded camel grass in sight, and a finish crossing the immense and ...

Dakar trucks set for an exciting 2005Headline

Dakar trucks set for an exciting 2005

The truck category of the Dakar Rally looks to be set for even more excitement than usual in the 2005 edition of the famed cross-country event. Pre-prologue in The Netherlands: trucks leaves. Photo by Team de Rooy. Kamaz is back with...

Thu 06 Jan 2005
Accidents, injuries on stage six in Dakar rallyHeadline

Accidents, injuries on stage six in Dakar rally

The first really long and demanding stage in the 2005 Dakar cross-country rally took its toll as the competitors on the route from Smara to Zouerat across sand dunes with hidden rocks to the Mauritanian border where the special ...

Sun 02 Jan 2005
Dakar teams head for GranadaHeadline

Dakar teams head for Granada

The first day of 2005, and the second of the 2005 Dakar Rally, was a liaison day, and saw the teams travel some 900 km down the Spanish motorways from Barcelona to Granada, with a checkpoint and a lunch stop in front of the fans at ...

Mitsubishi strong, but not unbeatable for DakarHeadline

Mitsubishi strong, but not unbeatable for Dakar

Mitsubishi will be gunning for a fifth straight victory in the car division of the 2005 Dakar Rally, and the tenth in the history of the most famous cross-country rally of all. And the Japanese team has pulled out all the stops in the pursuit of...

Dakar bike division wide openHeadline

Dakar bike division wide open

Richard Sainct will be sorely missed at the 2005 Dakar Rally and Nani Roma has followed Stephane Peterhansel to cars, but there is still no shortage of challengers ready to claim this year's bike title. KTM team testing: a tribute to ...