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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 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 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 ...

Mon 31 Oct 2005
Michelin completes Grand Slam

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 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...

Tue 25 Jan 2005
Loeb takes third Monte Carlo win in a rowHeadline
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Loeb takes third Monte Carlo win in a row

Sebastian Loeb demonstrated his mastery of the mountains, and the speed of his Citroen Xsara WRC, at the Monte Carlo Rally this weekend, taking his third consecutive Monte Carlo victory at this, the most famous of the World Rally Championship ...

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...

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...

Tue 08 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Ford preview
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Rally Australia: Ford preview

All-new Ford Focus rally car breaks cover in Australia The all-new Ford Focus RS World Rally Car, the Blue Oval's challenger for the 2006 FIA World Rally Championship, will make its first public appearance on next week's Rally Australia (10 - 13...

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...

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...

Sat 18 Jun 2005
JWRC: Citroen Acropolis Rally preview
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JWRC: Citroen Acropolis Rally preview

Over the brink... The fourth round of the Junior World Rally Championship takes the Super 1600 runners back to Greece where three Citroen C2s have been entered for the current series leader Ulsterman Kris Meeke, for 2nd-placed Daniel Sordo...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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 19 Oct 2005
Ford Focus - 100 starts
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Ford Focus - 100 starts

Centenary celebrations for Ford Focus World Rally Car The Rallye de France Tour de Corse marks the 100th world rally for the Ford Focus World Rally Car. Since its debut on the opening round of the 1999 FIA World Rally Championship, the Monte ...

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...