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Thu 27 Mar 2003
Ford Focus RS WRC 03 launched in EnglandHeadline
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Ford Focus RS WRC 03 launched in England

Contemporary look for Ford's radical new Focus rally car -- Ford Rallye Sport today unveiled the most technically advanced and revolutionary rally car ever when it launched the Ford Focus RS WRC 03 at the team's Dovenby Hall base in Cumbria, ...

Fri 16 May 2003
Subaru extends Solberg contractHeadline
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Subaru extends Solberg contract

The 555 Subaru World Rally Team announced today that Petter Solberg has signed a contract which will see him and co-driver Phil Mills stay with the team until the end of the 2006 WRC season. Petter Solberg. Photo by Subaru World Rally...

Fri 10 Jan 2003
Subaru brings the Impreza WRX STi to North America

Subaru brings the Impreza WRX STi to North America

It would seem that this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan is centered on sport utility vehicles. The attention to sports cars this year has been little, with one exception: Subaru introduced the 2004 Impreza WRX...

Mon 09 Jun 2003
Dust storms end first day of Acropolis Rally earlyHeadline
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Dust storms end first day of Acropolis Rally early

Stage eight of the Acropolis Rally, from Lilea to Parnassos, showed first signs of problems due to spectators on the rally route causing a delay in the event. Once the superspecial got underway, the dust storms came, causing additional problems...

Wed 31 Dec 2003
Mikko Hirvonen/Subaru test notes 2003-12-22
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Mikko Hirvonen/Subaru test notes 2003-12-22

Hirvonen impresses on Impreza debut. The Subaru team's latest recruit, 23-year-old Mikko Hirvonen, got behind the wheel of an Impreza WRC2003 for the first time on Friday (19th) and quickly showed the sort of intuitive talent that has earned...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: SAMF3: 2000: 2002 Latin American Driver named
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CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: SAMF3: 2000: 2002 Latin American Driver named

Juan Pablo Montoya - Latin American Racing Driver of 2002 Argentinian José María López, Outstanding Rookie. Caracas, Venezuela, December, 27, 2002 The present selection results from the spontaneous participation of 39 columnists and media ...

Mon 09 Jun 2003
Martin holds the lead on day two Acropolis RallyHeadline
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Martin holds the lead on day two Acropolis Rally

Markko Martin came into the second day of competition in the Acropolis Rally with the overall lead. However, last year, a puncture tire took the then-leader Martin out of podium competition. At the end of this year's leg two in Greece, Martin...

Fri 18 Apr 2003
Peugeot appoints Nicola Gullino as team managerHeadline
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Peugeot appoints Nicola Gullino as team manager

Four events into the 2003 World Rally Championship season, the 2002 champions Peugeot have appointed Nicola Gullino as the new Team Manager, in place of the current team manager François Chatriot. Gullino will take the reins on April 22, just two...

Wed 05 Nov 2003
Rally of Great Britain: Corrado Provera interview
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Rally of Great Britain: Corrado Provera interview

Corrado Provera : "Never give up" With the year's final showdown in the forests of Wales looming large, the combination of victory in Catalonia - with the still highly competitive 206 WRC and the back-to-form Gilles Panizzi - and the team's ...

Thu 03 Jul 2003
ProRally: Prodrive aids rally and endurance teams

ProRally: Prodrive aids rally and endurance teams

Subaru Rally Team USA takes first and second at SCCA Rally at the 81st Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Veloqx Prodrive Ferrari team wins Le Mans 24 Hours Subaru World Rally Team wins Cyprus IRVINE, CA -- July 1, 2003 -- Prodrive USA,...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Ford brings Team RS together at Dunton

Ford brings Team RS together at Dunton

BRENTWOOD, 11 December 2003: Staff at Ford's historic motorsport operation at Britain's Boreham Airfield, Essex are relocating to the company's nearby Dunton Engineering Centre, in a move to consolidate motorsport activities in one site under the...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
Sebastian Vollak signs with OMV for 2004
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Sebastian Vollak signs with OMV for 2004

Vollak joins the OMV World Rally Team 20-year old German Sebastian Vollak wins the qualification of the OMV Rally Rookie Contest. The dice have rolled. Sebastian Vollak will compete next season in the Production World Rally Championship ...

Sat 08 Nov 2003
Michelin plans to continue success

Michelin plans to continue success

LAS VEGAS - Vehicle manufacturers and technology developers often claim that their motorsports programs provide a proving ground for new technologies. When pressed, they can sometimes point to an electronics package, transmission or an engine ...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
Rally of Great Britain: Olly Marshall debut summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Olly Marshall debut summary

Mechanical woe for Marshall in Wales [York] Escrick driver Olly Marshall enjoyed his debut outing on the World Rally Championship this weekend, as the 22 year old took on the very best in the world at the Cardiff based Wales Rally GB in his ...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
Richard Burns confirms brain tumourHeadline
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Richard Burns confirms brain tumour

The 2001 World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, has confirmed to the media that he has a brain tumour and will sit out the 2004 season as he receives medical treatment. The Peugeot driver had to withdraw from the Rally of Great Britain and his...

Sun 09 Feb 2003
Pykalisto, Rovanpera crash on stage eight in Sweden
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Pykalisto, Rovanpera crash on stage eight in Sweden

The Swedish Rally came to a temporary halt during stage eight (Fredriskberg) on Saturday morning, due to an accident between two Peugeots. Privateer Juuso Pykalisto, driving for Team MGR, rolled his Peugeot 206 WRC, and while spectators were ...

Tue 01 Jul 2003
MERC: Production driver Al Wahaibi receives fine

MERC: Production driver Al Wahaibi receives fine

The Stewards of the Cyprus Rally handed out a hefty fine to Hamed Al Wahaibi for not attending an event which he had nominated in the Production Car World Championship. It constitutes a strong warning to any other competitors who register...

Sat 10 May 2003
Argentina SS6 results
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Argentina SS6 results

SS6 (Museo Fader 1) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Carlos Sainz E Citroen Xsara ...

Wed 01 Oct 2003
Gilles Panizzi interview
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Gilles Panizzi interview

Peugeot Sport's asphalt ace will be back in action as the WRC heads to the mountains of the Italian Riviera, a region the Frenchman knows particularly well for having won the Sanremo Rally for the past three years. Once again, he is raring to go,...

Fri 25 Jul 2003
Rallye Deutschland SS3 results
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Rallye Deutschland SS3 results

@>SS3 (Maiwald) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Markko Martin EE Ford Focus RS WRC 03 ...

Wed 07 May 2003
Ford of Europe appoints Capito

Ford of Europe appoints Capito

Ford of Europe has appointed Jost Capito as Director, Ford Team RS. He takes charge of the recently formed organisation within its Product Development group, which combined the resources of the previous Ford Special Vehicle Engineering and Ford ...

Mon 10 Nov 2003
Rally of Great Britain standings after leg 2
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Rally of Great Britain standings after leg 2

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg N Subaru Impreza WRC 2003 2:48:55.4 2. Sebastien Loeb...

Tue 12 Aug 2003
Martin endures to win Rally FinlandHeadline
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Martin endures to win Rally Finland

Markko Martin edged out his competitors each day to score his second World Rally Championship victory of the season. The Ford factory driver led each day in the Rally Finland and kept his focus during the final leg, per his own words at the end of...

Sun 22 Jun 2003
Cyprus SS5 results
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Cyprus SS5 results

SS5 (Kourdali - Asinou) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Tommi Makinen FIN Subaru Impreza Wrc...

Fri 25 Jul 2003
Rallye Deutschland SS6 results
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Rallye Deutschland SS6 results

@>SS6 (Dhrontal 2) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Sebastien Loeb F Citroen Xsara WRC ...

Sun 05 Oct 2003
Hyundai's future uncertainHeadline
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Hyundai's future uncertain

It was a case of sad news for the Hyundai WRC team as they have been forced to s it out the Rallye Sanremo and possibly the rest of the 2003 season. Armin Schwarz. Photo by Hyundai World Rally Team. The team, which has not fared as...

Mon 23 Jun 2003
Cyprus: Post-event press conference
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Cyprus: Post-event press conference

2003 CYPRUS RALLY FIA World Rally Championship, round 7 Sunday, June 22nd, 2003 - 16.15 The conference was held in the media centre at the Hadjipavlou Building in Limassol on Sunday, June 22nd and was attended by: Petter Solberg...

Wed 22 Jan 2003
MERC: ERC: Ford, M-Sport collaborate with H&R

MERC: ERC: Ford, M-Sport collaborate with H&R

Suspension deal puts spring in the step of all Ford Focus RS WRC drivers. Ford Rallye Sports' FIA World Rally Championship programme and the many M-Sport customers throughout Europe and the Middle East will benefit from a new collaboration...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
Michelin names Henry-Biabaud to competition staff

Michelin names Henry-Biabaud to competition staff

Mr. Frédéric Henry-Biabaud has been appointed Directeur Adjoint of Michelin competition activities, under the authority of Mr. Pierre Dupasquier. Mr Henry-Biabaud's direct responsibilities will include rally and endurance activities along with...

Sat 04 Oct 2003
Rallye Sanremo SS5 results
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Rallye Sanremo SS5 results

@>SS5 (Perinaldo 2) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Sebastien Loeb F Citroen Xsara ...

Fri 10 Oct 2003
Tour de Corse: Rallye route
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Tour de Corse: Rallye route

Rallye de France Tour de Corse Round 12 FIA World Rally Championship 16 - 19 October 2003 <pre> Thursday 16 October: Ceremonial Start Start Place Foch, Ajaccio 19.30 Friday 17 October: Leg 1 Ajaccio - Ajaccio Start Ajaccio ...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
2003 World Rally Championship schedule

2003 World Rally Championship schedule

<pre> 2003 FIA World Rally Championship schedule Date Country Name of the event January 22-26 MC Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo February 5-9 S Uddeholm Swedish Rally February 26-March 2 ...

Tue 09 Dec 2003
M-Sport 2004 special challenge for Ford privateers
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M-Sport 2004 special challenge for Ford privateers

Private Ford Focus RS WRC drivers competing in selected rounds of the FIA 2004 World Rally Championship will not only be fighting for points and a top place on the event leaderboard, but also to secure the opportunity of an M-Sport supported drive...

Fri 25 Jul 2003
Rallye Deutschland SS2 results
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Rallye Deutschland SS2 results

@>SS2 (Dhrontal 1) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Richard Burns GB Peugeot 206 WRC ...

Wed 31 Dec 2003
2004 FIA World Rally Championship schedule

2004 FIA World Rally Championship schedule

<pre> FIA World Rally Championship Period Country Event name 01/23-25 Monte Carlo 72° Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo 02/06-08 Sweden Uddeholm Swedish Rally 03/12-14 Mexico Corona...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
Subaru World Rally Team signs Mikko Hirvonen
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Subaru World Rally Team signs Mikko Hirvonen

Subaru Tecnica International (STI) announced today that Mikko Hirvonen will join the 555 Subaru World Rally Team in 2004. With 2003 FIA World Rally Champion Petter Solberg and co-driver Phil Mills already contracted to the team, the announcement...