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Wed 04 Jan 2006
Schlesser takes first African stage in DakarHeadline

Schlesser takes first African stage in Dakar

Jean-Louis Schlesser powered his Schlesser-Ford buggy to victory in the first stage on the African continent in the 2006 Dakar, eclipsing the factory Mitsubishi and Volkswagen teams. Jean-Louis Schlesser and François Borsotto. Photo by...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
DAFs disqualified before Dakar startHeadline

DAFs disqualified before Dakar start

The competition in the 2006 Dakar's truck category thinned out unexpectedly before the start of the event. The organizers disqualified the DAF trucks of the Gauloises de Rooy and Hans Bekx team Sport, both teams credible contenders for the truck...

Wed 11 Jan 2006
Peterhansel keeps lead on tragic day in DakarHeadline

Peterhansel keeps lead on tragic day in Dakar

Stephane Peterhansel set the all-time mark for stage wins with today's victory of the marathon special stage nine. However, any thoughts of celebration were abandoned after the news of the death of KTM rider Andy Caldecott as the riders and...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
2006 Dakar ready to challenge and surpriseHeadline

2006 Dakar ready to challenge and surprise

As challenging and unpredictable as the desert always is, the 2006 Dakar cross-country rally is even harder to call than its predecessors. While the Dakar experience is key, especially with the new regulations' emphasis on navigation skills, new...

Wed 06 Dec 2006
Gronholm takes 25th career win in WalesHeadline
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Gronholm takes 25th career win in Wales

Marcus Gronholm was not the fastest driver on the final day of Rally of Great Britain, the 2006 World Rally Championship finale, but then he did not need to be, either. Marcus Gronholm and Timo Rautiainen. Photo by xpb.cc. The Finn...

Wed 18 Oct 2006
Gronholm takes first steps with win in TurkeyHeadline
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Gronholm takes first steps with win in Turkey

Marcus Gronholm took the first steps toward getting back into the World Rally Championship title contention with a convincing victory in the Rally of Turkey. Gronholm led a Ford Focus WRC 1-2 finish with teammate Mikko Hirvonen, over three minutes...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
Gronholm earns the 50th win for Ford in SwedenHeadline
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Gronholm earns the 50th win for Ford in Sweden

Marcus Gronholm has started the World Rally Championship season on a high note, winning the first two rally events on the 2006 calendar. The Finn scored his first tarmac victory in Monte Carlo and followed that up by notching today's Swedish Rally...

Sat 04 Feb 2006
Gronholm in Monte Carlo lead as Loeb slips upHeadline
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Gronholm in Monte Carlo lead as Loeb slips up

Marcus Gronholm is still getting used to his Ford Focus RS WRC, and he hates the icy roads of Monte Carlo, but the two-time champion is still in the lead after the first day of the Monte Carlo Rally; the season opener of the World Rally ...

Sun 15 Jan 2006
Sainz back in the Dakar leadHeadline

Sainz back in the Dakar lead

Carlos Sainz wasn't intimidated by his first exposure to the dunes of the Dakar rally; the World Rally Championship legend more than made up for yesterday's navigation problems with a strong performance on stage four, taking the victory and ...

Mon 04 Dec 2006
Gronholm consolidates Wales rally leadHeadline
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Gronholm consolidates Wales rally lead

Marcus Gronholm has been in his element on the gravel trails of Wales, dominating Rally Great Britain, the final round of the 2006 World Rally Championship. With a lead of well over a minute, he is in a strong position to claim his 25th career WRC...

Mon 09 Jan 2006
Peterhansel takes over the Dakar leadHeadline

Peterhansel takes over the Dakar lead

Stephane Peterhansel didn't win the 8th stage of the Dakar rally, but a shared second place on the 508 km Atar-to-Nouakchott special was good enough to catapult him into an overall lead in the standings. Stéphane Peterhansel and...

Thu 09 Mar 2006
Loeb takes first win of 2006 in Rally MexicoHeadline
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Loeb takes first win of 2006 in Rally Mexico

Sebastien Loeb easily took his first victory of the 2006 World Rally Championship season at Rally Mexico, after having been shut out for the first two events of the season. The Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC pilot secured the win with a margin of 48.9...

Fri 24 Nov 2006
Gronholm seals title for Ford with NZ victoryHeadline
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Gronholm seals title for Ford with NZ victory

Marcus Gronholm was convincing on the muddy roads of Rally New Zealand, taking the win in the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship -- and, more importantly, the manufacturers' title for Ford. Marcus Gronholm and Timo ...

Sat 24 Jun 2006
Solberg wins to claim his first championshipHeadline
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Solberg wins to claim his first championship

Petter Solberg became the 2003 World Rally Champion today when he capped off a repeat victory in the Rally of Great Britain. The Subaru driver won his first ever WRC event at the same venue last year and lead this year's event on each of the...

Fri 25 Aug 2006
Gronholm easily takes sixth Rally Finland victoryHeadline
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Gronholm easily takes sixth Rally Finland victory

On the final day of Rally Finland, the tenth round in the World Rally Championship, there was little doubt about who would cross the finish line first: Marcus Gronholm started the leg 67.8 seconds ahead of archrival Sebastien Loeb, and finished...

Sun 20 Aug 2006
Gronholm extends lead as Loeb stumblesHeadline
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Gronholm extends lead as Loeb stumbles

Marcus Gronholm looks to be well on his way to a sixth Rally Finland victory, barring any disaster on the World Rally Championship event's final day tomorrow. His lead is a comfortable 67.8 seconds over championship leader Sebastien Loeb, and...

Wed 04 Jan 2006
Sainz takes second stage win at DakarHeadline

Sainz takes second stage win at Dakar

Carlos Sainz used his World Rally Championship experience to his advantage to take the second stage victory for Volkswagen on the Lisbon-to-Dakar rally, and to build on his overall lead. Carlos Sainz and Andreas Schulz. Photo by ...

Mon 05 Jun 2006
Gronholm takes gravel win in Acropolis RallyHeadline
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Gronholm takes gravel win in Acropolis Rally

Marcus Gronholm much prefers gravel rallies to tarmac ones, and he took advantage of the rough Greek mountain roads to take a clear victory in the Acropolis Rally, the eighth round of the 2006 World Rally Championship. Marcus Gronholm...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
Hirvonen consolidates Rally Australia leadHeadline
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Hirvonen consolidates Rally Australia lead

Mikko Hirvonen made the most of his first World Rally Championship overall lead today, pushing his Ford Focus RS WRC to stage wins on five of the day's nine stages and stretching his lead over Petter Solberg from 26 seconds to a gap of 32.2...

Sat 19 Aug 2006
Gronholm takes early lead in Rally FinlandHeadline
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Gronholm takes early lead in Rally Finland

Marcus Gronholm is on track early as he chases his sixth victory in Rally Finland, the tenth round of the 2006 World Rally Championship. The Ford pilot took five stage victories on the first leg and holds a 12-second lead over championship rival...

Mon 06 Mar 2006
Loeb rocks into Rally Mexico leadHeadline
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Loeb rocks into Rally Mexico lead

Petter Solberg fought hard with Sebastien Loeb on the second leg of Rally Mexico, but a rock gave Loeb the lead in today's third event of World Rally Championship. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Photo by xpb.cc. "The sort of day...

Mon 10 Apr 2006
Loeb stretches Tour de Corse leadHeadline
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Loeb stretches Tour de Corse lead

Sebastien Loeb and the Kronos Citroen team were at the top of their game today at the Tour de Corse, their home event on the World Rally Championship circuit. Loeb, defending his 2005 victory on the picturesque island, won two of the four stages...

Sun 04 Jun 2006
Gronholm stretches out Acropolis leadHeadline
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Gronholm stretches out Acropolis lead

Marcus Gronholm started the second day of the Acropolis Rally -- the Greek round of the World Rally Championship -- with a solid lead of 26.3 seconds over Petter Solberg, and he was in no mood to give that up today, consolidating his position at...

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