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Mon 24 Dec 2001
Richards named BAR Team Principal
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Richards named BAR Team Principal

David Richards was announced Team Principal Designate at the launch of the 2002 British American Racing Honda team. Richards comes to the Lucky Strike B.A.R. Honda team with a diverse background in racing. Richards, 49, began his formative ...

Wed 19 Dec 2001
Michelin Race of Champions final report

Michelin Race of Champions final report

Harri Rovanpera crowned Champion of Champions Finnish WRC ace, Harri Rovanpera was duly crowned 2001 Champion of Champions after defeating Germany's Armin Schwarz in the Final of the prestigious Michelin Race Of Champions event at the Circuito...

Gordon goes to Spain for Race of Champions

Gordon goes to Spain for Race of Champions

WELCOME, N.C. -- Fresh off his career-first NASCAR Winston Cup victory at New Hampshire International Speedway, Robby Gordon will take on a new challenge this weekend when he competes in the Race of Champions (ROC) in Gran Canaria,...

Michelin Race of Champions preview

Michelin Race of Champions preview

The Michelin Race of Champions brings together top names from all forms of world class motor sport in a single, relaxed yet competitive event, which is widely shown on International TV. World Rally driver Michèle Mouton organised the first Race...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
2002 WRC sporting regulations and safety issues

2002 WRC sporting regulations and safety issues

At the World Motor Sport Council meeting on 13 December 2001, the following changes were approved: Safety - The World Championship Rally Commission has been mandated to propose a radical overhaul of arrangements for spectator ...

Burns agrees to out-of-court settlement with Subaru
WRC

Burns agrees to out-of-court settlement with Subaru

In London, England today, December 12, Richard Burns settled the dispute with Subaru. The 2001 World Rally Champion was released from his contract with Subaru in order to switch to Peugeot for the 2002 season. The multi-million-dollar...

Sat 08 Dec 2001
Subaru takes Burns to court
WRC

Subaru takes Burns to court

The 2001 World Champion's fate for 2002 will be settled in London's High Court. Richard Burns had announced prior to the Great Britain Rally that he had signed a contract with Peugeot for the 2002 WRC season. According to the Japanese Subaru...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
Reynolds Rallying Rally of Great Britain report
WRC

Reynolds Rallying Rally of Great Britain report

Julian Reynolds had to fight against all the odds just to make it to the start line of the Network Q Rally of Great Britain, but luck wasn& ...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
Ford World Rallye Sport names new technical director

Ford World Rallye Sport names new technical director

Ford has announced that Christian Loriaux will join its world rally team as the new technical director next season. The experienced 35-year-old Belgian will replace director of engineering Guenther Steiner who is leaving to take up a senior ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Racing appoints Brendon Connor, CEO

CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Racing appoints Brendon Connor, CEO

[Northampton] - Brendan Connor has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cosworth Racing to form a new leadership team, following the retirement of Trevor Crisp from the position of CEO and Managing Director. Assuming...

Thu 29 Nov 2001
Rally of Great Britain season final event report
WRC

Rally of Great Britain season final event report

Network Q Rally of Great Britain Round 14 of the FIA World Rally Championship Sunday, 25th November 2001 Congratulations to Richard Burns/Robert Reid, Subaru Impreza WRC Winner, 2001 World Rally Championship for Drivers Subaru driver Richard...

Rally of Great Britain final results
WRC

Rally of Great Britain final results

<pre> Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 3:23:44.8 2. Harri...

Rally of Great Britain SS17 results
WRC

Rally of Great Britain SS17 results

<pre> Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 16:30.0 2. Didier Auriol...

Rally of Great Britain ss16 results
WRC

Rally of Great Britain ss16 results

<pre> Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 15:23.6 2. Didier Auriol...

Rally of Great Britain SS15 results
WRC

Rally of Great Britain SS15 results

<pre> Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 14:31.6 2. Harri...

Rally of Great Britain SS14 results
WRC

Rally of Great Britain SS14 results

<pre> Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Harri Rovanpera FIN Peugeot 206 15:36.8 2. Marcus...

Subaru's Richard Burns - 2001 World Rally Champion
WRC

Subaru's Richard Burns - 2001 World Rally Champion

30-year-old Subaru World Rally Team driver Richard Burns today became the first Englishman ever to win the FIA World Rally Championship for drivers since the series was established in 1979. The result was secured in Cardiff this afternoon when he...

Peugeot clinches world title
WRC

Peugeot clinches world title

Peugeot 206 WRC drivers Marcus Grönholm and Harri Rovanperä have finished first and second on the final round of this year's FIA World Rally Championship, the Network Q Rally of Great Britain. The two Finns' starring drives are enough to earn ...

Mon 26 Nov 2001
Rally of Great Britain Mitsubishi final report
WRC

Rally of Great Britain Mitsubishi final report

The 2001 FIA World Rally Championship reached its conclusion today and the Subaru crew of Richard Burns and Robert Reid have been crowned world champions, taking the title to Britain for the second time in six years. In the Manufacturers' ...

Rally of Great Britain Hyundai final report
WRC

Rally of Great Britain Hyundai final report

After a challenging 380 competitive kilometres in the Welsh forests, the Rally of Great Britain brought the 2001 FIA World Rally Championship to a close and Hyundai crews Alister McRae and David Senior, and Kenneth Eriksson and Staffan Parmander...

Ford World Rallye Sport Rally of Great Britain final report
WRC

Ford World Rallye Sport Rally of Great Britain final report

Ford finished second in the 2001 FIA World Rally Championship which ended this afternoon. Despite not scoring on the final round, the Rally of Great Britain, which ended today in Cardiff, Ford secured the runners-up spot for the second ...

Rallye de Grande-Bretagne Michelin compte rendu
WRC

Rallye de Grande-Bretagne Michelin compte rendu

Michelin et Peugeot... c'est champion ! Our la deuxième fois en douze mois, Peugeot et Michelin ont fait sauter les bouchons de champagne aujourd'hui à Cardiff pour fêter leur succès au championnat du monde des PConstructeurs, auréolé...

Rally of Great Britain Michelin final report
WRC

Rally of Great Britain Michelin final report

Peugeot and Michelin cracked open the champagne in Cardiff today for the second time in twelve months to celebrate victory in the Manufacturers' World Rally Championship, coupled this time with success in Rally GB. Outgoing Drivers' champ Marcus...

Richard Burns is 2001 world champion
WRC

Richard Burns is 2001 world champion

Motorsport.com -- The Rally of Great Britain has ended and with it came celebration in all the land -- Richard Burns is the first Englishman to win the World Championship. Burns was third in points entering the final event. At that time, ...

Rally of Great Britain Leg two results
WRC

Rally of Great Britain Leg two results

<pre> Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 2:21:34.2 2. Richard Burns...

Rally of Great Britain SS13 results
WRC

Rally of Great Britain SS13 results

<pre> Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Alister McRae GB Hyundai Accent 2:11.3 2. Armin Schwarz...

Rally of Great Britain SS11 results
WRC

Rally of Great Britain SS11 results

Stage was run non-competitively after the Sainz and Moya accident <pre> Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Marcus ...

Rally of Great Britain SS10 results
WRC

Rally of Great Britain SS10 results

<pre> Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 16:26.2 2. Richard Burns...

Rally of Great Britain SS9 results
WRC

Rally of Great Britain SS9 results

<pre> Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 25:28.1 2. Harri...

Rally of Great Britain Hyundai leg two report
WRC

Rally of Great Britain Hyundai leg two report

The second leg of the Rally of Great Britain was an eventful one, but Hyundai Castrol World Rally Team crews Alister McRae and David Senior, and Kenneth Eriksson and Staffan Parmander continued to fight amid the dreadful weather conditions to end...

Rally of Great Britain Subaru leg two report
WRC

Rally of Great Britain Subaru leg two report

After another quick and consistent performance in the Welsh forests today, Subaru's Richard Burns remains on course to make history as the first Englishman ever to clinch the FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers. With just four more stages...

Rally of Great Britain leg two notes
WRC

Rally of Great Britain leg two notes

Outgoing FIA World Rally Champion Marcus Gronholm continues to lead the final round of the 2001 series, the Network Q Rally of Great Britain, which continued today in Wales. The Finn and navigator Timo Rautiainen set fastest times on today's two...

Rally of Great Britain Mitsubishi leg two report
WRC

Rally of Great Britain Mitsubishi leg two report

The Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart crew of Freddy Loix and Sven Smeets retired their Lancer Evolution WRC from the Rally of Great Britain today. The Belgians have been hampered by gearbox problems throughout the event and were ultimately forced out...

Ford World Rallye Sport offical press release - Rally of Great Britain
WRC

Ford World Rallye Sport offical press release - Rally of Great Britain

24 November 2001 Statement issued by Ford Motor Company Following the accident this afternoon on special stage 11 involving car no 3 driven by Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya, Ford have decided to withdraw both its remaining cars from the Rally of ...

Rally of Great Britain Stage 11 accident report
WRC

Rally of Great Britain Stage 11 accident report

An accident involving Carlos Sainz's Ford Focus on Special Stage 11 of the Network Q Rally GB has left 13 specators injured - four seriously. Sainz's Ford Focus left the road early in SS11, Brechfa, after cresting a rise in slippery conditions.