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Sat 31 Dec 2005
Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage one report

Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage one report

ANDRE DESSOUDE'S JOURNAL Portimao -- 31st December 2005 André Dessoude, the " boss ", in charge of ten cars, gave his comments after this first day of competition, during which his team shone particularly brightly. A colourful start from the...

Thu 29 Dec 2005
Dakar: 2006 entry list

Dakar: 2006 entry list

@>Motorcycles: No. Rider/Drivers Nat Vehicle Team ---- ----------------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------------------------------------- 1 Cyril Despres F KTM 660 Rallye...

Dakar: KTM preview

Dakar: KTM preview

Dakar, the ultimate test of man and machine against the forces of nature offers new challenges each year and preparations at KTM - a company that sees rally sport and the “Big Adventure” as an integral part of what it stands for - are now in...

Dakar: Roma, Coma analyze 2006 route

Dakar: Roma, Coma analyze 2006 route

2006 LISBON DAKAR RALLY ROUTE ANALYZED BY NANI ROMA AND MARC COMA The Repsol riders comment stage by stage the entire rally route PORTUGAL - SPAIN 31 December. Stage 1: Lisbon - Portimao Liaison: 186 kms - Special: 83 kms - Liaison: 101 ...

Kronos Racing enters Xsaras for Monte Carlo
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Kronos Racing enters Xsaras for Monte Carlo

Kronos Racing to enter three Xsara WRCs for 'Monte Carlo' Following an agreement made with Citroen Sport - official since the 4th of November - Kronos Racing has entered a team as 'Manufacturers 1' in the FIA WRC under the name 'Kronos Total...

USRC: Widget Rally Team Laughlin summary

USRC: Widget Rally Team Laughlin summary

Another First Place Trophy in Last Rally of the Year Yoon Earns Championship in Rookie Year Laughlin, NV. Blake Yoon (Los Angeles, CA) and John Dillon (Thousand Oaks, CA), who won the Prescott Rally in October, took home another first ...

Tue 20 Dec 2005
Dakar: Portuguese champions preview

Dakar: Portuguese champions preview

Portuguese Champions seek new challenge in Lisbon Dakar Miguel Barbosa and Miguel Ramalho want to reach the finish line Miguel Barbosa, as twice Portuguese Off-Road Champion, will be one of the drivers receiving the most ...

Dakar: Robby Gordon Team USA preview

Dakar: Robby Gordon Team USA preview

Dakar: The World's Most Grueling Race On New Year's Eve, while most of NASCAR's elite prepare to celebrate the arrival of 2006 in comfort, and for the two weeks following rest, take a cruise, hunt or play golf, one NASCAR driver...

Dakar: Mercedes-Benz preview

Dakar: Mercedes-Benz preview

Ready to go for the Dakar Rally: Ellen Lohr and the Mercedes-Benz service fleet Stuttgart -- Just eleven more days to go to the start of the 'Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz' team's debut appearance in the most prestigious desert rally of the planet --...

Dakar: Repsol KTM teams pre-race test notes

Dakar: Repsol KTM teams pre-race test notes

Last navigation and orientation tests of the Repsol KTM Team Two test days set the full stop to more than four months preparation for the 2006 Lisbon Dakar Rally The Repsol KTM team set the full stop to its preparation with the last joint...

Dakar: Portugal rally winners return to Lisbon

Dakar: Portugal rally winners return to Lisbon

Lisboa will be the Motor Sports Capital at the end of the year Drivers who won eight Portugal Rallies return to Portugal Lisboa, 19th of December 2005 -- Lisboa is going to be the "Motor Sports Capital" from the 26th to the 31st of December...

Sarrazin picks Prevot for 2006
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Sarrazin picks Prevot for 2006

Subaru World Rally Team driver Stéphane Sarrazin has selected Stéphane Prevot to be his co-driver for the 2006 season. Prevot, 36, partnered his fellow Belgian François Duval on six rounds of the 2005 World Rally Championship and will make...

Ford Fiesta Sporting Trophy International launch news

Ford Fiesta Sporting Trophy International launch news

Ford Fiesta Sporting Trophy International to launch within the WRC. M-Sport, the team behind Ford's FIA World Rally Championship programme, is to launch a one-make championship in 2006 for the all-new Ford Fiesta ST Gp.N that first...

Ford signs Kresta as test driver
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Ford signs Kresta as test driver

BP-Ford signs exclusive test contract with Roman Kresta Czech driver Roman Kresta has signed an exclusive test contract with the BP-Ford World Rally Team for 2006. Kresta, who drove a Focus RS World Rally Car for BP-Ford during 2005 and...

Hiroshi Masuoka - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Hiroshi Masuoka - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Repsol drivers in Dakar 2006: Hiroshi Masuoka What made you want to take part in the Dakar Rally? I first participated in the Dakar Rally 18 years ago. Racing cars was my interest and I was lucky to get a breakthrough. My first race was...

Thu 15 Dec 2005
Luc Alphand - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Luc Alphand - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

REPSOL DRIVERS IN DAKAR 2006: LUC ALPHAND What made you decide to take up motorsport? I think, at first, I was addicted to speed through skiing. I had my daily dose adrenalin through skiing. My roots are from the mountains. I had...

Stephane Peterhanslel - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Stephane Peterhanslel - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Repsol drivers in Dakar 2006: Stephane Peterhansel What is your favourite memory of the Dakar? It has to be my first win on a motorbike. The Dakar for me was a dream and to go out there and win my first title was a very special feeling. I used...

2006 Rally Italia Sardinia news 2005-12-13
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2006 Rally Italia Sardinia news 2005-12-13

2006 Rally Italia Sardinia Presentation Press Conference BOLOGNA (Italy) - The route of the third edition of Rally Italia Sardinia, has been presented on Sunday December 11th at the Bologna Motor Show during the Memorial Bettega ...

Jordi Viladoms - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Jordi Viladoms - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Repsol riders in Dakar 2006: Jordi Viladoms Your discipline has always been motocross, what motivated you to take part in the Dakar? "They first offered me to do some raid tests in Tunisia. The experience was very different to what I expected...

USRC: Lawless, Gillipsie earn 2005 championship

USRC: Lawless, Gillipsie earn 2005 championship

LAWLESS/GILLEPSIE 2005 UNITED STATES RALLY CHAMPIONS Dynamic duo dominate the competition at Ramada Express International Rally Indianapolis, IN (December 13, 2005) - Irishman Tom Lawless and co-driver Jason Gillespie dominated the competition...

Tue 13 Dec 2005
East African Safari Rally results, quotes

East African Safari Rally results, quotes

2005 East African Safari Rally Driver Quotes - Final Leg (9) 5. Bjorn Waldegård /David Cavanagh - S/RI - Porsche 911 "Our first day without problems! It's been a fantastic Safari though; you have to expect problems but I've enjoyed every minute...

East African Safari Rally final summary

East African Safari Rally final summary

COLLINGE TAKES SECOND VICTORY IN EAST AFRICAN SAFARI RALLY After 1,602.88 kilometres of competition over some of the most gruelling and challenging roads in Kenya and Tanzania, the all-Kenyan crew of Rob Collinge and Anton Levitan claimed their...

Carlo de Gavardo - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Carlo de Gavardo - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Repsol riders in Dakar 2006: Carlo de Gavardo What does the Dakar mean to you? "It is the hardest competition on two-wheels of the world. A unique experience." Which is the best memory you keep of the 10 times you've taken part in the...

Giovanni Sala - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Giovanni Sala - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

REPSOL RIDERS IN DAKAR 2006: GIOVANNI SALA What does the Dakar mean to you? "The Dakar is a place to enjoy. It is a beautiful experience, in a fascinating place, where you experience the motorbike in a very special way. It's a real pleasure to...

East African Safari Rally leg 8 summary

East African Safari Rally leg 8 summary

COLLINGE WITHIN SIGHT OF VICTORY IN EAST AFRICAN SAFARI RALLY The Datsun 260Z crew of Rob Collinge and Anton Levitan continue to head the leaderboard in the East African Safari Rally. The all-Kenyan crew claimed the lead after the third day of...

Sun 11 Dec 2005
Jordi Duran - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Jordi Duran - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

REPSOL RIDERS IN DAKAR 2006: JORDI DURAN What does the Dakar mean to you? "It was my dream since I was a little kid. It's always been a race I've been well aware of; I really looked forward to be able to participate, compete and finish some...

Sat 10 Dec 2005
USRC: USRC: New Zealand Team Laughlin Rally USA preview

USRC: USRC: New Zealand Team Laughlin Rally USA preview

December 5, 2005 Laughlin, NV - It seemed a gamble for the New Zealand Subaru rallyists Sam Murray and Anton Cheetham along with eight crew members to make their rally bid at the Ramada Express International Rally USA in Laughlin Nevada, just ...

USRC: USRC: United States will seek a WRC bid

USRC: USRC: United States will seek a WRC bid

UNITED STATES WILL SEEK A BID FOR A ROUND OF THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Monticello, New York (November 7, 2005) - The Sullivan County Visitors Association and Rally New York, Ltd. have reached an agreement to pursue a bid for a future round...

Fri 09 Dec 2005
Rally Ireland update 2005-12-08
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Rally Ireland update 2005-12-08

FIRST STEP TAKEN IN WRC QUALIFICATION The Safety Delegate from motorsports' world governing body, the Federation International de l'Automobile (FIA), Mr Jacek Bartos (Poland), is today (Tuesday, 5th December) visiting the North West of Ireland...

East African Safari Rally, leg 7 summary

East African Safari Rally, leg 7 summary

BLOMQVIST POWERS INTO SECOND IN EAST AFRICAN SAFARI RALLY Local favourites Rob Collinge and Anton Levitan continue to lead the 2005 East African Safari Rally after the seventh day of competition over Kenya's unforgiving roads. The Datsun...

Ronn Bailey Motorsports enters Dakar 2006

Ronn Bailey Motorsports enters Dakar 2006

Ronn Bailey Motorsports Tackles Dakar 2006 with Multi-National Car and Motorcycle Team LAS VEGAS, Dec. 7 - Ronn Bailey, CEO of Vanguard Integrity Professionals and owner/driver of Ronn Bailey Motorsports, will lead an unusual combination of two...

East African Safari Rally leg six summary

East African Safari Rally leg six summary

COLLINGE EXTENDS ADVANTAGE IN EAST AFRICAN SAFARI RALLY The all-Kenyan crew of Rob Collinge and Anton Levitan have extended their lead after the sixth leg of the East African Safari Rally. Despite gearbox problems, Collinge - in the Datsun 260Z...

Nani Roma - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Nani Roma - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

NANI ROMA, READY FOR HIS SECOND ASSAULT ON THE DAKAR IN THE CAR CLASS With one year of experience at the wheel of the Mitsubishi Montero Evolution, faces the 2006 Lisbon Dakar with higher ambitions Machines, team personnel and drivers of the...

Thu 08 Dec 2005
Standings after Swedish Rally
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Standings after Swedish Rally

@>Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Nat Car Points --- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- --------- 1. Toni Gardemeister FIN Ford Focus RS WRC 04 14 2.

Marc Coma - Repsol pre-Dakar interivew

Marc Coma - Repsol pre-Dakar interivew

Repsol riders in Dakar 2006: Marc Coma What does the Dakar mean to you? "It's the par excellence race in the world of off-road racing. Its volume and the repercussion, the people it moves, the route, the countries...all of it makes it a unique...