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Wed 30 May 2007
BFGoodrich on the technical front
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BFGoodrich on the technical front

On the technical front: Two decades of run-flat mousse Twenty years ago, the Michelin Group chose the Acropolis Rally for the first public airing of its new ATS system (Appui Temporaire Souple, or Flexible Temporary Support) that would go on to...

Tue 27 Mar 2007
IPS: Munchi team to miss WRC Portugal, brother injured in IPS race

IPS: Munchi team to miss WRC Portugal, brother injured in IPS race

Munchi's Ford WRT to miss Rally de Portugal The Munchi's Ford World Rally Team will not contest this weekend's Rally de Portugal, the fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship, due to a tragic racing accident involving a family ...

JWRC: Shaun Gallagher Rally Portugal preview
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JWRC: Shaun Gallagher Rally Portugal preview

Gallagher Eyes the Prize in Portugal Donegal's Shaun Gallagher will be aiming to make it two in row this weekend as he competes in Rally Portugal on the Algarve. On his first outing in the World Rally Team Ireland Citroen C2R2 last month at ...

Sun 16 Sep 2007
Race of Champions remembers Colin McRae

Race of Champions remembers Colin McRae

The Race of Champions favourite, Colin McRae, has died after the rally driver's helicopter crashed close to his Scottish home on Saturday (15 September). McRae, who won the World Rally Championship in 1995 and The Race of Champions in 1998, was...

Sat 17 Feb 2007
Rally Norway: BFGoodrich studded tyres update
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Rally Norway: BFGoodrich studded tyres update

On the technical front: studded tyres The Swedish and Norwegian rounds of the WRC take place on snow and ice for which the sport's governing body (FIA, Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) permits the use of studded tyres. For both...

Sat 10 Nov 2007
Rally Ireland: Subaru preview
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Rally Ireland: Subaru preview

The event Following the long-haul trip to Japan at the end of last month, November takes the Subaru World Rally Team closer to home, to Rally Ireland and the penultimate round of the 2007 World Rally Championship. A new addition to the WRC ...

Rally Ireland: Rally Route
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Rally Ireland: Rally Route

The rally is based in the small town of Sligo, in the north-west of the Republic of Ireland, which also hosts the single service park. Even for those drivers who competed in the candidate event here last year, there will be little advantage as...

Mon 12 Mar 2007
Loeb romps to Rally Mexico victory
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Loeb romps to Rally Mexico victory

Sebastien Loeb did not leave anything to chance, repeating his 2006 victory in Rally Mexico, in convincing fashion. The fourth round in the World Rally Championship ended up with the three-time defending champion cruising to the finish in his ...

Fri 09 Nov 2007
Frequelin retires, Quesnel joins Citroen Sport

Frequelin retires, Quesnel joins Citroen Sport

Citroen Sport: Guy Frequelin retires... Olivier Quesnel joins Citroen After a long career entirely dedicated to motorsport, Citroen Sport's director Guy Frequelin has decided to retire. Fully supported by the Brand and faithful to one of our...

Tue 18 Dec 2007
Ford reveals team line-up for 2008
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Ford reveals team line-up for 2008

Hirvonen and Lehtinen take up the challenge following Gronholm and Rautiainen retirement Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila join driver line-up for 2008 season Ford of Europe plans to keep the WRC as its front line Motorsport activity from...

Thu 16 Aug 2007
JWRC: Citroen C2 Rally Rally Deutschland preview
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JWRC: Citroen C2 Rally Rally Deutschland preview

The Citroen drivers get to grips with asphalt The C2 Junior Experience drivers will start the Rally Germany in front of an enthusiastic and sophisticated crowd next Thursday night, in front of the Porta Nigra in Trier. The occasion marks the...

Sat 03 Nov 2007
Rally Japan: STI Rally Team pleased with debut
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Rally Japan: STI Rally Team pleased with debut

The STI rally team, together with the staff from Yajima Industries group (motorsport division known as SYMS Japan, which stands for Subaru Yajima Motor Sports), had an encouraging and successful debut for the 2008-specification Group N Subaru ...

Wed 28 Nov 2007
Rally Brothers to take on ROC Elite

Rally Brothers to take on ROC Elite

World Rally Championship (WRC) brothers Petter and Henning Solberg have laid down the gauntlet to The Race of Champions competition after being announced as the newest team for the Wembley extravaganza next month. Just eight points separate...

Sun 11 Feb 2007
Swedish Rally: Subaru leg two summary
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Swedish Rally: Subaru leg two summary

Chris Atkinson is heading the Subaru World Rally Team's campaign. The young Australian reprised his level-headed performance on last month's Rallye Monte Carlo with another consistent display and vaulted from ninth to sixth in the overall...

Tue 13 Feb 2007
Gronholm wins Swedish Rally for the fifth timeHeadline
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Gronholm wins Swedish Rally for the fifth time

Marcus Gronholm has given notice early that the 2007 World Rally Championship season will be a hard fight to the title, taking a victory on the icy roads of the Swedish Rally in convincing fashion in his Ford Focus RS WRC. Marcus ...

Mon 02 Jul 2007
Tire telemetry can replace banned run-flat mousse in '08
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Tire telemetry can replace banned run-flat mousse in '08

Harsh environment TPMS offers 2008 WRC safety solution for tyre mousse ban. Accurate and reliable tyre pressure/temperature monitoring will provide very early indication of puncture/tyre damage to WRC drivers. Twenty years on from the ...

Thu 15 Nov 2007
Ford motorsport realignment

Ford motorsport realignment

FORD OF EUROPE REALIGNS SENIOR MOTORSPORT AND PERFORMANCE VEHICLES MANAGEMENT Ford of Europe is strengthening its commitment to both Motorsport and performance vehicles by appointing Mark Deans to the newly-created position of Motorsport...

Sat 10 Nov 2007
McRae legacy will continue at ROC

McRae legacy will continue at ROC

Following the tragic death of Colin McRae in September, The Race of Champions can today announce that his brother, Alister, will take his place in the December event to honour the 1995 World Rally Champion. Colin was one of the first to sign...

Tue 16 Jan 2007
Subaru Rally Team USA lays out Pastrana's future

Subaru Rally Team USA lays out Pastrana's future

PASTRANA HEADED TO THE WRC Subaru Rally Team USA announces future plans for their star driver Travis Pastrana (December 13, 2006) - Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT-USA) announced today that it will enter its 23 year-old star rally driver,...

Thu 22 Feb 2007
Rally Norway: Aimont Racing final summary
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Rally Norway: Aimont Racing final summary

Rally Norway is over, Gigi Galli in a Citroen Xsara WRC of Aimont Racing Team finished 6th overall Gigi Galli and Giovanni Bernacchini in a Citroen Xsara of Aimont Racing Team prepared by PH Sport, finished 6th overall Rally Norway....

Hirvonen takes snowy Rally Norway victoryHeadline
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Hirvonen takes snowy Rally Norway victory

Mikko Hirvonen took his second World Rally Championship victory in convincing fashion, taking the lead of the first Rally Norway on the very first stage and never looking back. Hirvonen led a Ford 1-2-3 finish in the rally, with his Ford Focus RS...

Fri 22 Jun 2007
M-Sport announces 'green' campaign
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M-Sport announces 'green' campaign

Ford Fiesta ST Gp.N goes 'green' as M-Sport promotes Bio-Fuel to the World Rally Championship Ford and M-Sport, the company behind the BP-Ford World Rally Team, have developed a Bio-Ethanol E85 powered version of the Ford Fiesta ST Group ...

Tue 18 Sep 2007
Ben Sulayem comments on loss of McRae

Ben Sulayem comments on loss of McRae

MCRAE'S DEATH A TRAGIC LOSS FOR MOTOR SPORT, SAYS SULAYEM Former World Rally Champion had been looking forward to Desert Challenge return Mohammed Ben Sulayem said today that the death of former World Rally Champion Colin McRae in a ...

Wed 14 Mar 2007
Subaru World Rally Team adds new team partner
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Subaru World Rally Team adds new team partner

Subaru World Rally Team announces HI-TEC deal The Subaru World Rally team today announced a new three year partnership deal with British sports footwear brand HI-TEC. As official footwear supplier, HI-TEC will provide the entire team with its...