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Sun 03 Feb 2008
Colin McRae reported dead in helicopter crashHeadline

Colin McRae reported dead in helicopter crash

Colin McRae (39) and his son Johnny (5) have been reported dead in a helicopter crash near the McRae home in Lanarkshire, Scotland, shortly after 4 PM local time. The helicopter burst into flames on contact, though, making identification ...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrillHeadline

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrill

The funny thing is, Valentino Rossi was never particularly a Ferrari fan. As he wrote in his 2005 autobiography, "What If I Had Never Tried It," the Italian motorcycle racer who has won world championships at 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and five times in...

Sat 19 Jan 2008
Monte Carlo: Rally route
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Monte Carlo: Rally route

The rally retains many of last year's innovations while adding several more for 2008. The opening three days are based in Valence, but then the event heads south to Monaco for a fourth day of action high above the Principality in the mountains of...

Fri 15 Feb 2008
WRC drivers benefit from side impact protection

WRC drivers benefit from side impact protection

ARPRO helps World Rally Championship cars meet FIA mandate for side impact protection JSP, the leading supplier of ARPRO expanded polypropylene (EPP), is supplying a number of leading WRC teams with side-impact protection measures in line with...

Tue 16 Dec 2008
Loeb wins Race of Champions at WembleyHeadline

Loeb wins Race of Champions at Wembley

Sebastian Loeb took the overall victory to be crowned Champion of Champions at the Race of Champions in Wembley Stadium in London. Podium: Race of Champions winner Sébastien Loeb lifts the winner's trophy. Photo by xpb.cc. "It was a...

Wed 19 Nov 2008
Loeb tests Red Bull F1 at Catalunya
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Loeb tests Red Bull F1 at Catalunya

Driver: Sebastien Loeb Car: RB4 05 Time: 1:22.503, Laps: 82 Fastest Lap: T. Sato 1:20.763 Circuit length: 4.655 km TOO FAST FOR THE FORESTS! The first test of the winter got underway today in Spain and, at the wheel of ...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
EU3: CIK: World Motor Sport Council notes
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EU3: CIK: World Motor Sport Council notes

The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on 12 December 2008. The following decisions were taken: FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP The following measures to reduce costs in Formula One have been agreed by the World Motor Sport Council. These...

Wed 24 Dec 2008
The future is green — or is it?Headline

The future is green — or is it?

In motorsports, the winter months are often a time for reflection and preparation for the upcoming season. Anticipation builds as team announcements provide a fix for racing junkies during the dog days of winter. But this year, it's a completely...

Tue 09 Dec 2008
Wales Rally GB: Neville Jones weekend summary
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Wales Rally GB: Neville Jones weekend summary

Jones proud to finish on World Rally debut. Stone based Neville Jones and co driver Ian Capewell both felt very proud to finish one of the toughest Wales Rally GB's in recent years when the pair brought their Vulcan Fasteners backed Subaru ...

Tue 14 Oct 2008
General Manager appointed for Rally Australia

General Manager appointed for Rally Australia

Former Rally New Zealand General Manager Gary Upson has been appointed as the new General Manager of Australia's round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the Repco Rally Australia, which will be conducted in Northern NSW on September 3-6...

Mon 10 Nov 2008
Mohammed Ben Sulayem elected VP on FIA council

Mohammed Ben Sulayem elected VP on FIA council

ATCUE President becomes first Arab to win a place on motor sport's most powerful body Dubai, UAE: Mohammed Ben Sulayem has become the first Arab to earn a place on the most powerful body in world motor sport. Sulayem, President of the ...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Fiesta SportingTrophy Intl 2008 season summary
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Fiesta SportingTrophy Intl 2008 season summary

Emre emerges Champion after fantastic Fiesta finale The 2008 Ford Fiesta SportingTrophy International series has been won by Emre Yurdakul at this weekend's Wales Rally GB. Yurdakul (25) from Turkey and his co-driver Can Erkal (24) started ...

Mon 16 Jun 2008
Toyota mourns the death of Ove Andersson

Toyota mourns the death of Ove Andersson

Toyota Motorsport GmbH expresses its profound sadness at the untimely death of Ove Andersson, aged 70. He was involved in an accident whilst competing in the Milligan Vintage Trial, when the classic car he was driving suffered a frontal ...

Fri 18 Apr 2008
MERC Cyprus Rally 2008 preview

MERC Cyprus Rally 2008 preview

SUNSHINE ISLAND PREPARES A NEW AND EXCITING CYPRUS RALLY 2008 Event bids for a return to WRC status. Preparations are under way for Cyprus Rally 2008, one of the most exciting events of the FIA motorsport calendar, which will take place on ...

Fri 27 Jun 2008
CIK: FIA to scrutinize F1, bring back F2
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CIK: FIA to scrutinize F1, bring back F2

The FIA will review Formula One governance per a decision taken by the motorsport governing body's World Motor Sport Council and will reintroduce a Formula Two championship starting next year. Meeting Tuesday in Paris, the council determined to...

Fri 03 Oct 2008
Citroen presents C4 WRC HY motion 4 at Paris
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Citroen presents C4 WRC HY motion 4 at Paris

C4 WRC HYmotion4 Citroen Sport's ecological competition concept car The 2008 Paris Motor Show sees Citroen take the wraps off its C4 WRC HYmotion4 concept car, the first WRC car to be equipped with a hybrid energy recovery system which ...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Wales Rally GB: URT preview
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Wales Rally GB: URT preview

Flodin to drive for URT in Great Britain Swedish driver Patrik Flodin will drive an URT-built Subaru Impreza WRX STi N14 on Wales Rally GB that will be held on 4-7 of December and will form the showdown of the FIA World Rally ...

Tue 04 Nov 2008
Rally champ Sebastien Loeb to test Red Bull F1
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Rally champ Sebastien Loeb to test Red Bull F1

SEBASTIEN LOEB TO TEST A RED BULL F1 CAR Fresh from getting out of his Citroen C4 WRC at the end of Rally Japan, newly-crowned five-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb was handed a fantastic prize for his title by Red Bull, Citroen Sport's...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Ford restructures performance vehicles projects

Ford restructures performance vehicles projects

Ford announces senior management changes to strengthen global PERFORMANCE VEHICLES STRATEGY DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 4 - Ford Motor Company is strengthening its commitment to performance vehicles by appointing Jost Capito to the newly- created ...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Valentino Rossi Wales Rally GB summary

Valentino Rossi Wales Rally GB summary

Rossi rewarded for perfect partnership with Stobart Wales Rally GB has seen a relationship blossom this weekend between MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi and the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team. When the two-wheeled champion made the decision...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Wales Rally GB newsletter 2008-11-29
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Wales Rally GB newsletter 2008-11-29

Battle of the Legends: "The Doctor" v "Scratch" Valentino Rossi and Sebastien Loeb - two of the biggest and most successful names in motorcycle racing and rallying - will go head to head next week on Wales Rally GB. Rossi, the showman of...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Wales Rally GB: Suzuki final leg summary
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Wales Rally GB: Suzuki final leg summary

Suzuki finishes the 2008 season on a high The Suzuki World Rally Team has finished its debut World Rally Championship season with the SX4 WRC on a high note, equalling the team's best-ever result. Up-and-coming Swede P-G Andersson was fifth at...

Sat 01 Nov 2008
Rally Japan: Subaru leg two summary
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Rally Japan: Subaru leg two summary

SWRT forced to take the rough with the smooth Just as was demonstrated yesterday, this afternoon proved a severe sting in the tail for the Subaru World Rally Team after another tough day of rallying in Japan. Chris Atkinson and Stephane...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
Wales Rally GB calls for Embarrassing Bodies

Wales Rally GB calls for Embarrassing Bodies

Wales Rally GB calls for Embarrassing Bodies to step forward Wales Rally GB could help turn a rally fan into a television celebrity, and cure a nasty illness at the same time, if they visit the Embarrassing Bodies mobile clinic at the Service...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Rally of Great Britain SS8 results
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Rally of Great Britain SS8 results

@>SS8 (Walters Arena 2) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty ---- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- ...

Sun 12 Oct 2008
Tour de Corse: Post-event press conference
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Tour de Corse: Post-event press conference

RALLYE DE FRANCE -- TOUR DE CORSE 12 October 2008 Present: 1st - Sebastien Loeb, Citroen Total World Rally Team 1st - Daniel Elena, Citroen Total World Rally Team 2nd - Mikko Hirvonen, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team 2nd - Jarmo Lehtinen, BP...

Mon 27 Oct 2008
Wales Rally GB grows green roots
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Wales Rally GB grows green roots

Today, Wales Rally GB, the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship, announced that it has purchased carbon credits in a Welsh forestry project in the heart of Snowdonia, as part of its commitment to sustainability in the local community.

Fri 26 Sep 2008
Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally preview

Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally preview

Ford's all-star rally line-up pays tribute to colin mcrae BRENTWOOD, Essex - Seventy iconic Ford performance cars will be among the 140 entrants lining up to compete in the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally in Scotland this weekend. With a...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Wales Rally GB: Subaru final leg summary
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Wales Rally GB: Subaru final leg summary

Fourth for Solberg in Wales confirms Subaru third in Championship After a long season, a final brace of four stages on the last day of competition in the 2008 World Rally Championship confirmed both fourth position on Wales Rally GB for Petter...

Tue 09 Dec 2008
PWRC: Patrik Flodin Wales Rally GB summary
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PWRC: Patrik Flodin Wales Rally GB summary

Flodin gives Russian-flavoured first victory to the new Impreza Swedish crew of Patrik Flodin and Goran Bergsten dominated the P-WRC category on Wales Rally GB 2008 to bring their new weapon to victory in this historical event. After the drama...

Tue 30 Dec 2008
Citroen to run second team in 2009
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Citroen to run second team in 2009

Citroen introduces the Citroen Junior Team Citroen Sport is delighted to announce the launch of the Citroen Junior Team which will run as a 'Manufacturers 2' team in the 2009 FIA World Rally Championship. The programme will be handled by Citroen...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Wales Rally GB: Citroen final leg and Manufacturers' title summary
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Wales Rally GB: Citroen final leg and Manufacturers' title summary

Citroen: the 2008 Manufacturers' World Rally Champions* The final round of the 2008 World Rally Championship in Wales ended with Citroen claiming the 2008 Manufacturers' world title*. This year's crown comes after those previously notched up by...

Thu 06 Nov 2008
Peugeot and Citroen to have Paul Ricard meeting

Peugeot and Citroen to have Paul Ricard meeting

Peugeot Sport, Citroen Sport and Total, which partners both operations, have taken the joint initiative of organising a special event that will see star drivers Sebastien Loeb and Stephane Sarrazin share their respective experience and...

Sun 02 Mar 2008
Rally Mexico: Subaru leg two summary
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Rally Mexico: Subaru leg two summary

Atkinson challenges for the lead after wildly unpredictable second day in Mexico In a turbulent day of competition on Rally Mexico, Chris Atkinson and Stephane Prevot grabbed second position overall aboard their Subaru Impreza WRC2007. Petter ...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Citroen Memorial Bettega summary
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Citroen Memorial Bettega summary

Dani Sordo and the Citroen C4 WRC win in Bologna After two days of intense competition, Dani Sordo is the winner of the 18th Memorial Bettega Rallysprint, held at the Bologna Motor Show. On his first participation in the Italian event, the...

Sat 01 Nov 2008
Rally Japan: BP-Ford leg two summary
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Rally Japan: BP-Ford leg two summary

Ford duo retains command at head of Rally Japan leaderboard BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team maintained its firm grip of the leading positions in Rally Japan during today's hugely challenging second leg in the forests near Sapporo. Day one ...