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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
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, ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Wed 19 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Campos/Silva final summary
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Cyprus Rally: Campos/Silva final summary

Miguel Campos/Nuno R. Silva finish 10th at the Cypruss Rally Great run for the Peugeot 206 WRC driver Miguel Campos and Nuno Rodrigues da Silva took their 206 WRC of the Peugeot Total Silver Team SG to the 10th position overall for the Cyprus ...

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 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 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 ...

Sun 09 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Ford preview
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Cyprus Rally: Ford preview

Ford BP Rallye Sport next week enters traditionally its strongest phase of the FIA World Rally Championship leading both the manufacturers' and drivers' series. The Cyprus Rally (13 - 16 May) is the first of three consecutive hot and rough events...

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...

Fri 16 Jan 2004
Miguel Campos day two test notes
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Miguel Campos day two test notes

Miguel Campos is satisfied with the Peugeot testing in snow conditions. The two day preparation tests for the Monte Carlo Rally, where fundamental for Miguel Campos/Nuno Rodrigues da Silva to get to know the reactions of the Peugeot 206 ...

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...

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...

Mon 02 Feb 2004
Swedish Rally: Styllex Tuning preview
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Swedish Rally: Styllex Tuning preview

On Saturday, early in the morning the crew Jozef Béres and Petr Starý travelled to Sweden for their next start of the Rally World Championship competition. It was Sweden, where they got through the premiere competition in Toyota Corolla WRC last...

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...

Sun 15 Aug 2004
Rally Deutschland: Rallye route
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Rally Deutschland: Rallye route

Rallye Deutschland Round 10 FIA World Rally Championship 19 - 22 AugusT 2004 <pre> Thursday 19 August: Ceremonial Start Start Porta Nigra, Trier 20.00 Friday 20 August: Leg 1 Bostalsee - Bostalsee Start Bostalsee...

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...

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...