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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 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 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 ...

Wed 27 Oct 2004
Rally Catalunya: Rallye route
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Rally Catalunya: Rallye route

Rally Catalunya Round 15 FIA World Rally Championship 28 - 31 October 2004 <pre> Thursday 28 October: Ceremonial Start Start Lloret de Mar 20.00 Friday 29 October: Leg 1 Lloret de Mar - Lloret de...

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...

Wed 19 May 2004
ProSpeed Motorsport acquires Skoda WRC cars
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ProSpeed Motorsport acquires Skoda WRC cars

[LEEDS] North Yorkshire preparation specialists ProSpeed Motorsport are delighted to announce the acquisition of four Skoda Octavia World Rally Cars, along with the entire remaining spare parts stock held by Skoda Motorsport in...

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, ...

Tue 11 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Peugeot - Jean-Pierre Fleur interview
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Cyprus Rally: Peugeot - Jean-Pierre Fleur interview

Jean-Pierre Fleur (Pipo Moteurs) The Lions' Heart-- As Peugeot Sport's official engine tuner, Jean-Pierre Fleur -- otherwise known as 'Pipo' -- is the man in charge of the 307 WRC's power-plants. We talked with him prior to the demanding ...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
Michelin adapts organization

Michelin adapts organization

Michelin Adapts its Motorsport Department Organisation In the light of Pierre Dupasquier's forthcoming retirement in 2006 and wishing to ensure maximum levels of continuity and efficiency following his departure, Michelin has made the following...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Cosworth changes hands

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Cosworth changes hands

In January of this year, when they were awarded the assets of the former CART series, principals Kevin Kalkhoven, Gerald Forsythe and Paul Gentilozzi declared their intent to put their money where their mouths were. Today Kalkhoven and Forsythe...

Thu 25 Mar 2004
McRae test Ferrari for eye on Le Mans

McRae test Ferrari for eye on Le Mans

Colin McRae Links With Care Racing One of motorsport's most exciting stars, Colin McRae, this week joined forces with Ferrari endurance specialists Care Racing with a view to racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Former World Rally ...

Mon 17 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Citroen final summary
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Cyprus Rally: Citroen final summary

With Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena finishing 2nd and Carlos Sainz/Marc Marti 4th, the Xsara WRCs put in a superb overall performance in Cyprus where the conditions were as challenging as ever. The result sees Sebastien hold on to 2nd place in the ...

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 ...

Mon 12 Apr 2004
Hyundai out of WRC, stops payments to MSD
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Hyundai out of WRC, stops payments to MSD

It is now confirmed that HWRT will not be competing in the Corsica round of the World Rally Championship and it is unlikely to participate in any further events this year following the failure of the Hyundai Motor Company to meet the contractual...

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 ...

Wed 03 Nov 2004
Ford breaks cover on 2006 Focus WRC concept
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Ford breaks cover on 2006 Focus WRC concept

Ford Focus 2006 RS WRC Concept Breaks Cover BRUSSELS, November 2, 2004 - Following the announcement of its four-year commitment to the FIA World Rally Championship, Ford of Europe has shown what the new generation Ford Focus RS WRC could look...

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...

Tue 07 Dec 2004
Rally Australia SS25 results
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Rally Australia SS25 results

@>SS25 (Bannister Central II) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg N Subaru Impreza...

Sat 15 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Leg one summary
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Cyprus Rally: Leg one summary

Petter Solberg (Subaru) took an early lead over Marcus Gronholm (Peugeot) but on the first stage of the afternoon loop the Norwegian hit problems. Sand blocked his car's radiator and the engine reverted to 'safe' mode. He cleaned the radiator at...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
Rally Australia retirements
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Rally Australia retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- ------------------------- TC1C Marcos Ligato RA Subaru Impreza WRX Engine TC1C Markko...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
Rally Sardinia: Star of the Rally announced
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Rally Sardinia: Star of the Rally announced

Subaru duo claim Inmarsat Star of Rally award Rally Italia Sardinia saw nothing if not commitment from the Subaru World Rally Team's Petter Solberg and Phil Mills who today claimed the Inmarsat Star of the Rally in addition to the ...

Mon 19 Apr 2004
Rally New Zealand: Citroen final summary
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Rally New Zealand: Citroen final summary

Centred around the coastal town of Raglan, the third leg of Rally New Zealand took the competitors 150 km south of Auckland. This decision allowed three classic stages to be included, most notably the famous "Whaanga Coast" special stage, along...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
Rally Catalunya: Michelin final summary
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Rally Catalunya: Michelin final summary

Further asphalt success for Märtin and Ford-Michelin A second asphalt win for Markko Märtin in as many weeks has not only clinched runner-up honours for Ford-Michelin in the 2004 Manufacturers' World Championship but has it also promoted the...

Thu 27 May 2004
Peugeot statement on FIA Cyprus decision
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Peugeot statement on FIA Cyprus decision

It is with profound disappointment that Team Peugeot Total learnt today of the stewards' decision to exclude Marcus Grönholm and Harri Rovanperä from the results of the Cyprus Rally. Although Peugeot Sport presented official documents...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
Citroen signs Duval, Prevot for 2005
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Citroen signs Duval, Prevot for 2005

Francois Duval and Stephane Prevot Join Citroen For The 2005 World Rally Championship For the 2005 season, Francois Duval and his co-driver Stephane Prevot are to join the 2004 World Rally Champions Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena ...

Mon 17 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Mitsubishi leg two summary
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Cyprus Rally: Mitsubishi leg two summary

The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC crews of Gilles Panizzi/Hervé Panizzi and Kristian Sohlberg/Kaj Lindström were both forced into retirement during the opening stages of the second leg of the Cyprus Rally. Kristian Sohlberg was the first...

Mon 23 Aug 2004
Rally Deutschland: Michelin final summary
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Rally Deutschland: Michelin final summary

Loeb (Citroën-Michelin) again supreme on German asphalt An emphatic third consecutive win in the Deutschland Rally for Sébastien Loeb has further strengthened the Citroën-Michelin driver's position at the top of the provisional 2004...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
Rally Australia: Pre-event press conference (part 2)
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Rally Australia: Pre-event press conference (part 2)

Continued from part 1 JD: Right Markko can I start with you first if that's okay? I did hear that Peugeot are going to announce their second driver for next year, well they were going to announce it last week but then they had delay it because...

Sun 06 Jun 2004
Acropolis Rally: Leg 1 summary
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Acropolis Rally: Leg 1 summary

Thursday's overnight leader Marcus Grönholm (Peugeot) retained a narrow advantage until the fourth stage when Petter Solberg (Subaru) moved ahead. The Norwegian was fastest on five consecutive stages to open a 55.7sec lead. Grönholm spun on ...

Sun 09 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Subaru Preview
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Cyprus Rally: Subaru Preview

Three weeks after Subaru claimed it's 40th WRC victory by winning Rally New Zealand, the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship moves to the Mediterranean for round five of the 16-event series, the Cyprus Rally. Beginning on Thursday 13 May with a ...

Tue 13 Apr 2004
Rally New Zealand: Chris Atkinson preview
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Rally New Zealand: Chris Atkinson preview

Atkinson Ready For WRC Debut in New Zealand Over the past three years Chris Atkinson has propelled himself into the Rally spotlight with his brother, Ben as his Co-driver. Later this week the pair will begin their next challenge when they make...

Sun 25 Jan 2004
Monte Carlo: Natalie Barratt to drive MG
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Monte Carlo: Natalie Barratt to drive MG

First female drive for 48 years in Monte Carlo MG Top female rally driver Natalie Barratt 's entry in a Super 1600 MG ZR on the Monte Carlo Rally this week is the first time a woman has driven an MG on this event for nearly half a century, when...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
Rally Australia: Pre-event press conference (part 1)
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Rally Australia: Pre-event press conference (part 1)

FIA World Rally Championship 2004 Rally Australia FIA Pre-Event Press Conference 11.11.2004 MC: John Desborough Present: Guy Frequelin, Citroen Malcolm Wilson, Ford Marcus Gronholm, Peugeot Sebastien Loeb, Citroen Markko Martin, Ford Petter ...

Fri 05 Nov 2004
Macneall to join Atkinson at season finale
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Macneall to join Atkinson at season finale

West Australian Glenn Macneall will join Queenslander Chris Atkinson aboard his Prodrive-built Subaru WRX Sti for the final round of the World Rally Championship at Telstra Rally Australia that begins in Perth on Thursday. Macneall replaces ...

Wed 13 Oct 2004
Tour de Corse: Peugeot - Cedric Robert interview
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Tour de Corse: Peugeot - Cedric Robert interview

A look forward to Corsica with Cedric Robert To fly its colours on the next two WRC rounds which take place on asphalt, Marcus Gronholm will join forces with two special recruits: Cedric Robert and Freddy Loix--What is your personal experience...

Sun 18 Jul 2004
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 ...