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Thu 29 Dec 2005
Kronos Racing enters Xsaras for Monte Carlo
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Kronos Racing enters Xsaras for Monte Carlo

Kronos Racing to enter three Xsara WRCs for 'Monte Carlo' Following an agreement made with Citroen Sport - official since the 4th of November - Kronos Racing has entered a team as 'Manufacturers 1' in the FIA WRC under the name 'Kronos Total...

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...

Ford signs Kresta as test driver
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Ford signs Kresta as test driver

BP-Ford signs exclusive test contract with Roman Kresta Czech driver Roman Kresta has signed an exclusive test contract with the BP-Ford World Rally Team for 2006. Kresta, who drove a Focus RS World Rally Car for BP-Ford during 2005 and...

Thu 15 Dec 2005
2006 Rally Italia Sardinia news 2005-12-13
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2006 Rally Italia Sardinia news 2005-12-13

2006 Rally Italia Sardinia Presentation Press Conference BOLOGNA (Italy) - The route of the third edition of Rally Italia Sardinia, has been presented on Sunday December 11th at the Bologna Motor Show during the Memorial Bettega ...

Fri 09 Dec 2005
Rally Ireland update 2005-12-08
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Rally Ireland update 2005-12-08

FIRST STEP TAKEN IN WRC QUALIFICATION The Safety Delegate from motorsports' world governing body, the Federation International de l'Automobile (FIA), Mr Jacek Bartos (Poland), is today (Tuesday, 5th December) visiting the North West of Ireland...

Thu 08 Dec 2005
Standings after Swedish Rally
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Standings after Swedish Rally

@>Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Nat Car Points --- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- --------- 1. Toni Gardemeister FIN Ford Focus RS WRC 04 14 2.

Citroen C4 WRC test notes 2005-12-08
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Citroen C4 WRC test notes 2005-12-08

First tests for the C4 WRC Today and for the first time, the World Champion team-mates, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena took the wheel of the WRC (World Rally Car) version of the C4 coupé which will enter the FIA World Rally Championship in...

Wed 07 Dec 2005
FIA Safety delegate visit Ireland
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FIA Safety delegate visit Ireland

FIA SAFETY DELEGATE VISITS IRELAND TO REVIEW RALLY IRELAND 2006 COURSE VITAL STEP IN IRELAND'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION BID The Safety Delegate from motorsports' world governing body, the Federation International de l'Automobile (FIA),...

Sarrazin remains with Subaru in 2006
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Sarrazin remains with Subaru in 2006

Stéphane Sarrazin Remains with Subaru World Rally Team in 2006 The Subaru World Rally Team has announced that Stéphane Sarrazin will remain part of the team's driver line-up for the 2006 FIA World Rally Championship. The 30-year-old Frenchman...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Ford officially launches new Focus
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Ford officially launches new Focus

FORD'S NEW RALLY CHALLENGER LAUNCHES AT 2005 BOLOGNA MOTOR SHOW BOLOGNA, ITALY, 1 December, 2005 - Ford of Europe today officially unveiled the all-new Ford Focus RS World Rally Car 06 at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy. The car will be Ford's...

Rally Ireland meet Swedish counterparts
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Rally Ireland meet Swedish counterparts

Rally Ireland Clerk of the Course, Tom Nolan, and newly appointed rally secretary, Claire Walsh visited Swedish Rally organisers last week on a fact finding trip. The Swedish Rally has long been identified as one of the best organised rallies in...

Tue 29 Nov 2005
Mon 21 Nov 2005
Chris Atkinson signs with Subaru
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Chris Atkinson signs with Subaru

SUBARU WORLD RALLY TEAM SIGNS ATKINSON FOR 2006 Subaru World Rally Team has announced the re-signing of Australia's brightest rallying star, Chris Atkinson, for 2006. The 25 year-old will partner Petter Solberg in the 2006 FIA World Rally ...

Subaru inks Atkinson for 2006
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Subaru inks Atkinson for 2006

The Subaru World Rally Team has announced that it has re-signed Australia's brightest rallying star, Chris Atkinson, to partner Petter Solberg in the 2006 World Rally Championship. The 25-year-old will contest all 16 rounds of the series with ...

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...

Wed 16 Nov 2005
2005 Final standings
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2005 Final standings

@>Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Nat Car Points --- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- --------- 1. Sebastien Loeb F Citroen Xsara WRC 127 2.

Rally Australia: Post-event press conference
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Rally Australia: Post-event press conference

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Telstra Rally Australia Media FIA Post-event Press Conference 13.10.2005 1st Francois Duval and Sven Smeets --Citroen 2nd Harri Rovanpera and Risto Pietilainen --Mitsubishi 3rd Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor --Citroen...

Rally Australia: Citroen final summary
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Rally Australia: Citroen final summary

A first for François Duval! Impeccably partnered by his co-driver Sven Smeets, and five days before his 25th birthday, the Citroën driver coolly picked up the first world class win of his career today, a feat which only Henri Toivonen and Markku...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Skoda final summary
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Rally Australia: Skoda final summary

Å koda Motorsport suffers the cruellest blow with a podium finish in sight Colin McRae retires from third place with just three stages to go Armin Schwarz secures his best result of the season on his final WRC drive. Colin McRaes dream of ...

Rally Australia: Mitsubishi final summary
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Rally Australia: Mitsubishi final summary

ROVANPERA & MITSUBISHI LANCER WRC05 2nd OVERALL! Rovanpera claims five fastest stage times; Galli finishes fifth The Mitsubishi Motorsport crew of Harri Rovanpera and Risto Pietilainen claimed the team's best result of the season today when they...

Rally Australia: Final summary
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Rally Australia: Final summary

After one of the most dramatic rallies of the season, Belgium's François Duval (Citroen) claimed his first world rally victory. He was untroubled today to beat Harri Rovanperä (Mitsubishi) by 52.9sec. Private entrant Manfred Stohl claimed...

Rally Australia: Michelin final summary
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Rally Australia: Michelin final summary

First place for Michelin's last WRC appearance! Citroen- Michelin's Francois Duval picked up the first world class win of his career in this weekend's Rally Australia,the last round of the 2005 season but also the final WRC outing for Michelin.

Rally Australia: Ford final summary
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Rally Australia: Ford final summary

Ford Focus seals impressive rally debut with stage wins The all-new Ford Focus RS World Rally Car claimed two special stage victories on today's final leg of Rally Australia to end a hugely impressive debut for Ford's 2006 FIA World Rally ...

Rally Australia: Subaru final summary
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Rally Australia: Subaru final summary

Subaru World Rally Team's Chris Atkinson finished his debut year in the World Rally Championship in style with a fourth place on today's final Leg of Rally Australia, only six seconds away from a podium finish. The result is the 25-year-old's...

Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson final summary
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Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson final summary

FIGHTING FOURTH FOR ATKINSON IN WRC FINALE Australian Subaru driver Chris Atkinson has capped off a superb debut year in the World Rally Championship with a fighting fourth place in a drama filled finale to the 2005 Championship at Telstra Rally...

Rally Australia retirements
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Rally Australia retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- --------------------------- ------------------------- TC 11 S. Loeb F Citroen Xsara WRC Off road SF 25 ...

Rally Australia final standings
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Rally Australia final standings

Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- --------- -------- 1. 2 A8 F. Duval...

Rally Australia SS26 results
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Rally Australia SS26 results

@>SS26 (Helena South II) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------...

Rally Australia SS25 results
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Rally Australia SS25 results

@>SS25 (Helena North II) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------...

Rally Australia SS24 results
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Rally Australia SS24 results

@>SS24 (Atkins II) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- --------- ...

Rally Australia SS23 results
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Rally Australia SS23 results

@>SS23 (Helena South I) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------...

Rally Australia SS22 results
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Rally Australia SS22 results

@>SS22 (Helena North I) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------...

Rally Australia SS21 results
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Rally Australia SS21 results

@>SS21 (Atkins I) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- --------- ...

Rally Australia: Citroen leg two summary
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Rally Australia: Citroen leg two summary

Duval and Citroen in command Francois Duval, Sven Smeets and their Citroen have emerged as clear leaders in the 2005 Rally Australia this evening. The Perth-based event has proved particularly punishing so far and has already seen the...

Rally Australia: Mitsubishi leg two summary
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Rally Australia: Mitsubishi leg two summary

PROVISIONAL PODIUM FOR MITSUBISHI WRC TEAM Rovanpera 3rd going into final leg after three fastest stage times; Galli fifth overall The Mitsubishi Motorsport WRC team looks set to round off the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship season on a high...