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Tue 20 Dec 2005
Tue 29 Nov 2005
Mon 19 Sep 2005
Solberg handed Welsh rally win amid tragedyHeadline
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Solberg handed Welsh rally win amid tragedy

Sebastien Loeb had a comfortable 42-second victory in the Rally of Great Britain today, but with the event marred by a tragedy, Markko Martin's co-driver Michael Park killed in an accident on SS15 in his home rally (see separate story), Loeb took...

Michael Park killed in Rally of Great BritainHeadline
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Michael Park killed in Rally of Great Britain

Michael Park, one of the most experienced and respected co-drivers on the World Rally Championship circuit, was killed this morning in an accident on the final leg of the Rally of Great Britain. Michael Park. Photo by Marlboro Peugeot...

Tue 07 Jun 2005
Loeb ties win record with victory in TurkeyHeadline
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Loeb ties win record with victory in Turkey

Sebastien Loeb put in another strong performance in Rally of Turkey in his Citroen Xsara WRC, dominating the competition and taking a record-tying fourth consecutive World Rally Championship win. Sébastien Loeb. Photo by Citroën ...

Wed 28 Sep 2005
Rally Japan: Pascal Dimitri - Peugeot interview
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Rally Japan: Pascal Dimitri - Peugeot interview

Interview with Pascal Dimitri : The logistics of travelling to Rally Japan Moving an entire rally team to such a distant and singular country as Japan is no easy matter. Peugeot Sport's Logistics Manager Pascal Dimitri explains some of the ...

Tue 20 Dec 2005
Sarrazin picks Prevot for 2006
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Sarrazin picks Prevot for 2006

Subaru World Rally Team driver Stéphane Sarrazin has selected Stéphane Prevot to be his co-driver for the 2006 season. Prevot, 36, partnered his fellow Belgian François Duval on six rounds of the 2005 World Rally Championship and will make...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Kome Sport PWRC team withdraws
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Rally Australia: Kome Sport PWRC team withdraws

Angelo Medeghini and Barbara Capoferri are not taking part in Rally Australia Angelo and Barbara Medeghini will not enter the last round of the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship 2005. Angelo Medeghini due to an abdominal colic has...

Mon 14 Mar 2005
Rally Mexico: Citroen final summary
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Rally Mexico: Citroen final summary

Loeb Makes a comeback Sébastien Loeb and his Citroen are the comeback kings of the Rally of Mexico at the weekend (11-13 March 2005) after a staggering final day performance saw the Frenchman take an average of half a second per kilometre out...

Mon 31 Oct 2005
Michelin completes Grand Slam
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Michelin completes Grand Slam

Michelin made history on this weekend's Catalunya Rally, where Sebastien Loeb's 10th victory of the season secured Citroen Sport its third consecutive World Rally Championship for Manufacturers - and Michelin's 38th WRC title in all. With one...

Wed 07 Dec 2005
Sarrazin remains with Subaru in 2006
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Sarrazin remains with Subaru in 2006

Stéphane Sarrazin Remains with Subaru World Rally Team in 2006 The Subaru World Rally Team has announced that Stéphane Sarrazin will remain part of the team's driver line-up for the 2006 FIA World Rally Championship. The 30-year-old Frenchman...

Thu 29 Sep 2005
Rally Japan: Antony Warmbold preview
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Rally Japan: Antony Warmbold preview

Antony Warmbold highly motivated after clocking strong shakedown time For Ford driver Antony Warmbold, the Rally Japan (30 September to 2 October) started with a success. In the shakedown, the official test preceding the start to the 13th round...

Wed 09 Feb 2005
Subaru sends strong satellite signal

Subaru sends strong satellite signal

Subaru Australia and Les Walkden Rallying (LWR) are combining to help fast track the next Australian to follow Chris Atkinson into the World Rally Championship. As part of the agreement, LWR will become Subaru Australia's official satellite...

Wed 30 Mar 2005
PWRC: Cordoba Rally Team to contest eight events
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PWRC: Cordoba Rally Team to contest eight events

The Project Cordoba Rally Team was started 29.03.2005.- In the night of Saturday, the 26th of March, in the municipal playón of the City of Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba, and opposite to a public's great frame Cordoba Rally Team presented to itself...

Tue 22 Mar 2005
Antony Warmbold interview 2005-03-21
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Antony Warmbold interview 2005-03-21

Antony, you have finished 7th overall on the Corona Rally Mexico which is your best result up to date in the WRC. In the process, you have been faster than official drivers on many occasions. How do you explain this sudden speed? I have been...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson final summary
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Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson final summary

FIGHTING FOURTH FOR ATKINSON IN WRC FINALE Australian Subaru driver Chris Atkinson has capped off a superb debut year in the World Rally Championship with a fighting fourth place in a drama filled finale to the 2005 Championship at Telstra Rally...

Thu 20 Jan 2005
Monte Carlo: Michel Nandan - Peugeot interview
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Monte Carlo: Michel Nandan - Peugeot interview

Michel Nandan: The 'new look' 307 WRC Homologation of the latest specification 307 WRC successfully went through on January 1st 2005 which means Peugeot's driver line-up will be able to profit from the team's new challenger in Monte Carlo.

Thu 15 Dec 2005
2006 Rally Italia Sardinia news 2005-12-13
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2006 Rally Italia Sardinia news 2005-12-13

2006 Rally Italia Sardinia Presentation Press Conference BOLOGNA (Italy) - The route of the third edition of Rally Italia Sardinia, has been presented on Sunday December 11th at the Bologna Motor Show during the Memorial Bettega ...

Wed 19 Oct 2005
Thieves steal Michelin Z BTO tire
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Thieves steal Michelin Z BTO tire

During the recent Rally Japan, a Michelin Z BTO tyre was stolen from the service facilities of one of Michelin's official partners in the Obihiro service park during the night of Saturday October 1st / Sunday October 2nd 2005. Michelin suffered...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Loeb perfect in Tour de Corse victoryHeadline
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Loeb perfect in Tour de Corse victory

Sebastien Loeb was flawless on the twisty mountain roads of Corsica, winning every stage of the Tour de Corse en route to his first victory in the French round of the World Rally Championship. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Photo by...

Wed 05 Oct 2005
Michael Park Memorial account for future project
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Michael Park Memorial account for future project

The family of Michael Park has today opened a memorial account in his name to fund a development scheme for young British co-drivers. Full details of the scheme have still to be finalised and more information will be available when they are ...

Tue 17 May 2005
Loeb takes dominant Cyprus Rally winHeadline
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Loeb takes dominant Cyprus Rally win

The island of Cyprus was the private domain of Sebastien Loeb this weekend, as the 2004 World Rally Champion scored a dominant victory for Citroen in Cyprus Rally, the sixth event on this year's calendar. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel ...

Fri 26 Aug 2005
Gronholm back on top in Rally FinlandHeadline
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Gronholm back on top in Rally Finland

It had been a long time in the World Rally Championship wilderness for Marcus Gronholm and Peugeot, but the veteran Finn returned to the top step of the podium in his home event, taking his fifth Rally Finland victory in six years with a...

Wed 21 Sep 2005
Martin to miss Japan, Peugeot future uncertainHeadline
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Martin to miss Japan, Peugeot future uncertain

Markko Martin will not be driving in Rally Japan at the end of this month, following the death of his longtime co-driver and friend Michael Park at the Rally of Great Britain this past weekend. Scene at the rally HQ in Cardiff after the...

Sun 13 Mar 2005
Rally Mexico: Skoda leg one summary
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Rally Mexico: Skoda leg one summary

Frustrating day for Skoda Motorsport Armin Schwarz ended the opening day of Rally Mexico -- the third round of the 2005 World Rally Championship - in 12th position as the Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team debuted the new Fabia WRC05. Armin has...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
USA bids for future event
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USA bids for future event

UNITED STATES WILL SEEK A BID FOR A ROUND OF THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Monticello, New York (November 7, 2005) - The Sullivan County Visitors Association and Rally New York, Ltd. have reached an agreement to pursue a bid for a future round...

Wed 28 Sep 2005
Rally Japan: Chris Atkinson preview
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Rally Japan: Chris Atkinson preview

Australian Chris Atkinson will be counting on his experience from the past two years in the Asia-Pacific Championship when he tackles Rally Japan, the thirteenth round of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship, aboard his Subaru Impreza WRC later...

Mon 29 Aug 2005
Rallye Deutschland: Michelin final summary
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Rallye Deutschland: Michelin final summary

A fourth consecutive Deutschland Rally win for Sebastien Loeb , who has pulled even further clear at the top of the 2005 Drivers' points table, and the excellent 2nd place of his team-mate Francois Duval have put Citroen- Michelin back ahead in...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson leg one summary
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Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson leg one summary

STUNNING SPEED, DISAPPOINTMENT AND DETERMINATION FOR ATKINSON AT RALLY AUSTRALIA Subaru's Chris Atkinson has endured a day of stunning stage winning speed but mixed emotions during the opening leg of Telstra Rally Australia, the final round of...

Wed 16 Feb 2005
Solberg takes Sweden as Gronholm, Loeb falterHeadline
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Solberg takes Sweden as Gronholm, Loeb falter

It was a Norwegian celebration in Sweden today, as Petter Solberg, the rallycross and rally veteran from across the border, clinched the victory for Subaru in the Swedish Rally, the second event in the 2005 World...

Wed 02 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Jean-Pierre Nicolas - Peugeot interview
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Rally Australia: Jean-Pierre Nicolas - Peugeot interview

Jean-Pierre Nicolas - Our heads held high... Not only does Rally Australia mark the end of the 2005 season, it will also be the final outing of Peugeot's extraordinary adventure in world class rallying. Jean-Pierre Nicolas looks back at ...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Rally Australia SS19 results
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Rally Australia SS19 results

@>SS19 (Perth City Super V) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- ...

Tue 10 May 2005
Cyprus Rally: Chris Atkinson preview
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Cyprus Rally: Chris Atkinson preview

ATKINSON PREPARING FOR CYPRUS HEAT Australian Chris Atkinson will continue his campaign in the FIA World Rally Championship when he competes in Rally Cyprus with the Subaru World Rally Team this weekend. Boyd by the experience he gained from...

Sun 07 Aug 2005
Rally Finland: Citroen final summary
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Rally Finland: Citroen final summary

Sebastien Loeb, a step closer to his objective... Sebastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their Citroen Xsara completed Round 10 of the 2005 World Championship as superb runners-up to Marcus Gronholm who secured the fifth win of his career on his home...

Sat 06 Aug 2005
Rally Finland: Chris Atkinson leg one summary
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Rally Finland: Chris Atkinson leg one summary

ATKINSON HALTED AFTER A FLYING START IN FINLAND Australian Chris Atkinson began the Neste Rally of Finland in impressive fashion this morning running inside the top ten while tackling some of the most famous stages in the World Rally...

Sat 19 Nov 2005
Ford signs Hirvonen
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Ford signs Hirvonen

Ford signs Hirvonen to drive all-new Focus RS WRC The BP-Ford World Rally Team has signed Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen to drive the all-new Focus RS World Rally Car in the FIA World Rally Championship. A three-year agreement will see the...