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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, ...

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...

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...

Tue 16 Mar 2004
Martin claims Rally Mexico as others falterHeadline
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Martin claims Rally Mexico as others falter

Markko Martin took the spoils in the 2004 Rally Mexico, as other front-runners fell by the wayside. By winning the first World Rally Championship event to be held in Mexico, Martin moved into a first-place tie with Sebastien Loeb in the 2004...

Tue 10 Feb 2004
Loeb scores Swedish Rally victoryHeadline
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Loeb scores Swedish Rally victory

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb took the Swedish Rally today to score back-to-back FIA World Rally Championship victories in the first two events of the year. The Citroen driver also won the first round in Monte Carlo, and remains on top of the drivers'...

Sat 07 Feb 2004
Martin has a Headline
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Martin has a "enjoyable" day in Sweden

Ford Focus driver Markko Martin had a great first day in the Swedish Rally. Martin overcame a 6.5 second deficit after the first stage to take the overall lead in the second round of the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship. Markko Martin...

Tue 27 Jan 2004
Loeb repeats Monte Carlo victoryHeadline
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Loeb repeats Monte Carlo victory

Sebastien Loeb repeated his feat of last year's victory at the Monte Carlo Rally by taking the win today in the 2004 World Rally Championship season opener. The Citroen driver edged Fords' Markko Martin and Francois Duval with over one minute to...

Sun 25 Jan 2004
Loeb consolidates Monte Carlo leadHeadline
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Loeb consolidates Monte Carlo lead

Sebastien Loeb made the most of his rivals' misfortunes and turned a slim lead into a solid one on the second day of the 2004 Monte Carlo Rally, the opening event of this year's World Rally Championship. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel ...

Loeb inherits lead at Monte CarloHeadline
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Loeb inherits lead at Monte Carlo

On the final stage today, defending Monte Carlo rally winner, Sebastien Loeb pulled out all the stops to take the early lead on day one at the FIA World Rally Championship season opener. Conditions can changed quickly near Monte ...

Fri 23 Jan 2004
Traditional lift off in Monte Carlo beginsHeadline
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Traditional lift off in Monte Carlo begins

Just one year ago, the Citroen team laid down the gauntlet for the 2003 season by showing why they were competing in what is one of the most challenging series: The FIA World Rally Championship. The Monte Carlo Rally lifts off tonight with the...

Thu 22 Jan 2004
Who will take the 2004 WRC title?Headline
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Who will take the 2004 WRC title?

The 2004 World Rally Championship is ready to get underway on January 23rd in Monte Carlo with the running of the 72nd Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo. The teams have announced the driver lineups for the event and, while most will remain the same,...