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Tue 21 Dec 1999
Michael Guest To Try His Hand In WRC in 2000

Michael Guest To Try His Hand In WRC in 2000

Michael Guest has been driving Group N cars for a while now, and at Rally Australia this year expressed that he wanted a Group A drive. Along with sponsor Winfield, Michael has been signed to a unique deal structured around new drivers to the WRC...

Fri 03 Dec 1999
Sainz tests Ford Focus
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Sainz tests Ford Focus

Double world champions Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya completed their first official test with the Ford Martini World Rally Team in Spain this week in preparation for the opening FIA World Rally Championship of the new millennium. It was the first...

Fri 26 Nov 1999
FIA President drives Ford rally car
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FIA President drives Ford rally car

FIA President Max Mosley drives Ford rally car FIA President Max Mosley made a flying-visit to the Cumbrian-based Ford Martini World Rally team yesterday (Thursday). He came to view its new £10 million headquarters at Dovenby Hall and to ...

Tue 23 Nov 1999
This Week in Ford Racing 1999-11-23
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This Week in Ford Racing 1999-11-23

This Week in Ford Racing FIA World Rally Ford Claims Championship Point in '99 Finale Ford Focus rally cars finished sixth and ninth to score a world championship point this evening as the Rally of Great Britain finished in Cheltenham. That...

Rally of Great Britain - Leg 3
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Rally of Great Britain - Leg 3

Ford claims championship point in '99 finale Ford Focus rally cars finished sixth and ninth to score a world championship point this evening as the Rally of Great Britain finished in Cheltenham. That result was achieved after a long day's brave...

Mon 22 Nov 1999
Great Britain Colin McRae Slithers out of Rally
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Great Britain Colin McRae Slithers out of Rally

McRae slithers out of promising fourth place Darkness and an extra slippery corner on tonight's final forest stage ended the Ford Martini World Rally team's hopes of a top three finish in the Rally of Great Britain when lead drivers Colin...

Sun 21 Nov 1999
Rally of GB- Ford Racing Day One Notes
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Rally of GB- Ford Racing Day One Notes

Ford Martini lead drivers Colin McRae and Nicky Grist finished the first day of the Rally of Great Britain holding a strong eighth place, well placed to mount a big challenge with their Focus World Rally Car for Ford's 11th victory on this event.

Fri 12 Nov 1999
Rally of Great Britain Ford Racing preview
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Rally of Great Britain Ford Racing preview

Britain's most popular rally pairing, Colin McRae and Nicky Grist, start the Rally of Great Britain (21-23 November) with their sights firmly set on capturing their third FIA World Rally Championship success of the season. With the outcome of...

Sun 07 Nov 1999
All Championships Decided At Rally Australia:
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All Championships Decided At Rally Australia:

Rally Australia is over for another year, and the Network Q Rally of Great Britain awaits. What it does not have is a championship to decide. All the FIA World Rally Championships were decided here in Australia this weekend, with a new winner of...

Rally Australia - Ford Martini Leg 3 Report
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Rally Australia - Ford Martini Leg 3 Report

RÃ¥dstrom edged out of points in Rally Australia Thomas RÃ¥dstrom and Fred Gallagher narrowly missed out on a points-scoring finish in their Ford Focus World Rally Car after a tense battle during today's third and final leg of the Rally ...

Sat 06 Nov 1999
Rally Australia - Leg 2 - Ford Racing Notes
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Rally Australia - Leg 2 - Ford Racing Notes

Ford Martini drivers Colin McRae and Nicky Grist escaped serious injury after a high-speed accident during today's second leg of the Telstra Rally Australia. Only the strength of their Ford Focus World Rally Car allowed the duo to walk away from...

Fri 05 Nov 1999
Rally Australia - Leg 1 - Ford Report
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Rally Australia - Leg 1 - Ford Report

Ford Martini drivers Colin McRae and Nicky Grist held a strong third overall after a dramatic opening leg of the Telstra Rally Australia today. The overnight leaders kept their Ford Focus World Rally Car firmly in contention at the top of the ...

Thu 04 Nov 1999
Ford Martini Signs Carlos Sainz for 2000
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Ford Martini Signs Carlos Sainz for 2000

Ford signs Sainz for world rally title bid in 2000 Ford has signed double world champion Carlos Sainz to drive its Ford Focus World Rally Car in next season's FIA World Rally Championship. Sainz will team up with Scot Colin McRae to give the...

Thu 28 Oct 1999
Rally Australia Ford Racing Preview
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Rally Australia Ford Racing Preview

McRae and Ford face up to challenge Down Under After a gruelling year of round the globe travel, the Ford Martini World Rally team makes its final overseas journey of the season to one of the most difficult events in the FIA World Rally ...

Wed 13 Oct 1999
Sanremo Rally Ford Racing End of Rally Report
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Sanremo Rally Ford Racing End of Rally Report

Jean-Joseph breaks his duck for Ford in Italy Ford Martini returned to points-scoring form in the FIA World Rally Championship today following an outstanding performance by Simon Jean-Joseph and Fred Gallagher on Italy's Sanremo Rally.

Tue 12 Oct 1999
Sanremo Rally End of Leg 2
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Sanremo Rally End of Leg 2

McRae sets fastest times in Sanremo Ford Martini World Rally team driver Colin McRae and co-driver Nicky Grist set two fastest times on the second leg of the Sanremo Rally today clearly demonstrating the potential of the Ford Focus WRC. Tight...

Mon 11 Oct 1999
Sanremo Rally - End of Leg 1
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Sanremo Rally - End of Leg 1

McRae on form in Sanremo for Ford Martini The Ford Martini team was in confident mood at the end of day one of the Sanremo Rally after Colin McRae and co-driver Nicky Grist powered their Ford Focus World Rally Car into fifth position on this...

Toyota Confirms F1, Pulls Out of Rallying
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Toyota Confirms F1, Pulls Out of Rallying

Toyota has announced that it is pulling out of World Championship rallying at the end of this season, and will be entering F1 in 2002. They said that they will be using their own chassis and engines, but have yet to declare whether it will be...

Tue 05 Oct 1999
This Week in Ford Racing Oct. 5, 1999
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This Week in Ford Racing Oct. 5, 1999

This Week in Ford Racing October 5, 1999 FIA World Rally McRae and Ford aim for a fast finish in Sanremo For FIA World Rally Championship competitors the view of the Italian Riviera and the final rays of sunshine signifying the end of the...

Sanremo FIA World Rally Preview
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Sanremo FIA World Rally Preview

McRae and Ford aim for a fast finish in Sanremo For FIA World Rally Championship competitors the view of the Italian Riviera and the final rays of sunshine signifying the end of the European summer also indicate that the 14-round series is ...

Wed 22 Sep 1999
APRC: F.I.A. Asia-Pacific Rally Championship Review

APRC: F.I.A. Asia-Pacific Rally Championship Review

TAGUCHI TAKES THE ASIA-PACIFIC RALLY TITLE JAPANESE driver Katsuhiko Taguchi has taken the 1999 F.I.A. Asia-Pacific Rally Championship after hot favourite Yoshihiro Kataoka retired from the final round, Rally China. The 27-year-old Taguchi...

Fri 17 Sep 1999
APRC: Ford Rally Cars China Rally Leg 1 Review / Leg 2 Review

APRC: Ford Rally Cars China Rally Leg 1 Review / Leg 2 Review

Concrete slab sidelines Ford from China Rally Amid treacherous conditions, Ford Martini drivers Colin McRae and Thomas Rådström suffered a double dose of misfortune and retired after hitting the same concrete culvert with their Ford Focus...

Fri 10 Sep 1999
China Rally Ford Preview
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China Rally Ford Preview

Colin McRae and Nicky Grist's valuable experience of competing in China has been put to good use by the Ford Martini team as it prepares for the FIA World Rally Championship's first visit to the country for the China Rally (16 - 20 September). ...

Sun 22 Aug 1999
Rally Finland Ford Leg 3 Report
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Rally Finland Ford Leg 3 Report

Cruel fortune robs Ford Martini team of points The Ford Martini World Rally team suffered a cruel blow this afternoon when Colin McRae and co-driver Nicky Grist were forced to retire just 15 seconds from the end of Rally Finland when the final...

Sat 21 Aug 1999
Rally Finland Ford Leg 2 Report
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Rally Finland Ford Leg 2 Report

McRae flies the Ford Martini colours in Finland Colin McRae and Nicky Grist powered their Ford Focus from ninth place to fourth position during 14 hours of high dramas as the Neste Rally Finland lived up to its reputation as one of the world's...

Fri 20 Aug 1999
Rally Finland Ford Leg 1 Report
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Rally Finland Ford Leg 1 Report

Radstrom heads Ford Martini charge in Finland The Ford Martini World Rally team finished the opening day of Rally Finland by storming to first and second fastest times around the final special stage before huge crowds at the Jyvaskyla city ...

Thu 12 Aug 1999
Rally Finland Ford Preview
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Rally Finland Ford Preview

McRae and Ford bid to eclipse Finnish supremacy Ford Martini driver Colin McRae and co-driver Nicky Grist have a burning desire to eclipse generations of Finnish dominance in the Land of the Midnight Sun during the Rally Finland (20 - 22...

Tue 10 Aug 1999
This Week in Ford Racing
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This Week in Ford Racing

This Week in Ford Racing August 10, 1999 FIA World Rally Jimmy McRae, father and manager to Colin, was British Rally Champion driver five times between 1981 and 1988. Today the 55-year old Scotsman drives in Historic Rallies and also plays...

Sun 18 Jul 1999
Rally new Zealand Possum Sunday Report

Rally new Zealand Possum Sunday Report

Australian Rally Championship http://www.rally.com.au ----------------------------------------------------------- Subaru's Possum Bourne has reclaimed and finished in 5th position in New Zealand after sole remaining Ford driver Thomas Radstrom...

Sat 17 Jul 1999
Rally New Zealand - Ford Martini Leg 3 Report
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Rally New Zealand - Ford Martini Leg 3 Report

RÃ¥dstrom retires on final leg of Rally New Zealand Ford Martini World Rally Team pairing Thomas RÃ¥dstrom and Fred Gallagher saw their hopes of a fourth place finish on the Rally New Zealand ended on the opening special stage of today's final...

Rally New Zealand - Possum Saturday Update

Rally New Zealand - Possum Saturday Update

Australian Rally Championship http://www.rally.com.au ----------------------------------------------------------- Possum: "But it's been a great day. The best day's rallying I've had for a long time. We've been able to measure ourselves...

Rally New Zealand - Ford Leg Two Report
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Rally New Zealand - Ford Leg Two Report

17 July 1999 Ford Focus sets winning stage times in NZ Thomas Rådström and Fred Gallagher posted two special stage victories in their Ford Focus World Rally Car during today’s second leg of the Rally New Zealand as they climbed the ...

Fri 16 Jul 1999
New Zealand Rally Leg 1

New Zealand Rally Leg 1

Possum Bourne stayed out of trouble, apart from one spin on the day's penultimate stage, to rise from ninth to fifth at the end of the first Leg. "It's become a rally of survival in these conditions," said Bourne. "We had a mixed day although...

Rally New Zealand - Ford Rally Report After Leg 1
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Rally New Zealand - Ford Rally Report After Leg 1

16 July 1999 McRae leads Rally New Zealand before retiring Colin McRae and Nicky Grist were forced to retire their Ford Focus World Rally Car from today's opening leg of the Rally New Zealand having just taken the lead of this ninth round of...

Thu 15 Jul 1999
Rally of New Zealand Special Stage Surprise Leader

Rally of New Zealand Special Stage Surprise Leader

Possum Bourne, driving his Subaru Impreza World Rally Car leads the World Cchampionship Rally of New Zealand after tonight’s super special stage at Manukau City. Driving the car which Subaru Australia bought from the Prodrive team ...

Rally New Zealand Ford Day One Report
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Rally New Zealand Ford Day One Report

Ford Martini duo in top three on Rally New Zealand Auckland's famous America's Cup yachting village provided the backdrop for the start of the Rally New Zealand this afternoon, as Ford Martini World Rally Team drivers Colin McRae and Thomas ...

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