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Mon 21 Dec 1998
Ford Focus gets FIA Green Light
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Ford Focus gets FIA Green Light

Ford Focus rally car gets green light from the FIA The all-new Ford Focus World Rally Car has received the official 'green light' from the FIA technical scrutineers to contest the 1999 FIA World Rally Championship. The homologation process, ...

Thu 26 Nov 1998
Rally of GB: Final Report
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Rally of GB: Final Report

----------------------------------------------------------- Mitsubishi's crew of Richard Burns and co-driver Robert Reid won today in Cheltenham the thirteenth and last event of the FIA World Rally Championship, the 54th Network Q Rally of...

Wed 25 Nov 1998
Ford Focus World Rally Car Update 98-11-25
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Ford Focus World Rally Car Update 98-11-25

FORD’S 1999 WORLD RALLY CHALLENGE REVEALED Full details of Ford’s challenge for top honours in the 1999 FIA World Rally Championship were revealed today during a special presentation at the company’s product development centre at Dunton,...

Tue 24 Nov 1998
Rally of GB Toyota Review
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Rally of GB Toyota Review

Tuesday 24 November 1998- LEG THREE (Stages 22 - 28) Last stage drama denies Sainz third World Championship title Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya had a third World Rally Championship snatched from them just 500 metres from the end...

Rally of GB Final Results
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Rally of GB Final Results

TOMMI MAKINEN IS THE NEW WORLD RALLY CHAMPION The engine of Carlos Sainz's Corolla blew up 1km from the end of the final stage. He made a further 700m, but has stopped due to an engine fire and has retired from the event. This means that...

Rally of GB - Leg 3 - Ford Report
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Rally of GB - Leg 3 - Ford Report

Three Escorts finish in top five of Rally Great Britain The Ford Escort made a glorious farewell to World Championship rallying today when Juha Kankkunen and Bruno Thiry finished second and third on the Rally of Great Britain, the 13th and final...

Rally of GB Report 98-11-24
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Rally of GB Report 98-11-24

54th Network Q Rally of Great Britain, 1998 Rd 13 WRC End of Leg 2 Network Q Rally of Great Britain --------------------------------------------------------------- COLIN MCRAE RETIRES.... After battling with Richard Burns all day, Colin...

Mon 23 Nov 1998
Rally of Great Britain - Leg 2 Ford Report
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Rally of Great Britain - Leg 2 Ford Report

Ford on course for podium in Escort's farewell rally The Ford Escort, competing in its final event as a works rally car, is on target for a podium finish in the hands of four-times world champion Juha Kankkunen in the Rally of Great Britain...

Rally of Great Britain Leg 1 Results
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Rally of Great Britain Leg 1 Results

Tommi Makinen (Mitsubishi) has crashed out of the Netowrk Q rally. His chances for his third successive World Rally Drivers Championship have diminished considerably but the rally is not yet over. Makinen started the rally 2 points ahead of...

Sun 22 Nov 1998
Great Britain - Leg 2
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Great Britain - Leg 2

Stage win for Thiry rounds off bright start for Ford Three Ford Escort World Rally Cars lying inside the top 10 represented a highly satisfactory day's work for Ford's drivers during today's opening leg of the Rally of Great Britain, the 13th...

Sun 08 Nov 1998
Rally Australia Ford Final Report
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Rally Australia Ford Final Report

8 November 1998 Kankkunen fights to Ford's 11th points-scoring finish After some of the most dramatic changes of fortune ever seen in world rallying, the penultimate round of the 1998 championship ended today (Sunday) in Perth (Australia)...

Sat 07 Nov 1998
Rally Australia Ford Saturday Report
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Rally Australia Ford Saturday Report

Ford is well placed for final challenge in Australia Eight tough special stages on the second and longest day of the API Rally Australia ended in Perth this evening (Saturday) with the Ford World Rally team well placed to make a strong...

Fri 06 Nov 1998
Rally Australia Ford Report 98-11-06
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Rally Australia Ford Report 98-11-06

Kankkunen's pace in Australia boosts the Ford challenge The Ford World Rally team enjoyed a successful first full day of the API Rally Australia today (Friday) when Juha Kankkunen set a fastest stage time early on to lead the event in his...

Thu 05 Nov 1998
Rally Australia Ford Report 98-11-05
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Rally Australia Ford Report 98-11-05

5 November 1998 Action-packed start for Ford in Australia The Ford World Rally team made a strong start to the API Rally Australia this evening (Thursday) when team drivers Juha Kankkunen and Bruno Thiry recorded the fourth and eighth fastest...

Wed 14 Oct 1998
Sanremo Rally - Leg 3
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Sanremo Rally - Leg 3

Thiry in the points for Ford on Sanremo Rally Ford World Rally team driver Bruno Thiry finished in a points-scoring sixth position on Italy’s Sanremo Rally, 11th round of the FIA World Rally Championship, which ended this afternoon. After...

Tue 13 Oct 1998
Sanremo Rally - Leg 2
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Sanremo Rally - Leg 2

Thiry keeps Ford on course for points finish in Italy Bruno Thiry remained on target for a points-scoring finish on the Sanremo Rally after ending today's second leg in sixth position in his Ford Escort World Rally Car. The 36-year-old Belgian...

Mon 12 Oct 1998
Sanremo Rally - Leg 1
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Sanremo Rally - Leg 1

Solid opening leg for Ford pair on Sanremo Rally Both Ford World Rally team drivers Bruno Thiry and Juha Kankkunen enjoyed troublefree runs in their Escort World Rally Cars during today's opening leg of the Sanremo Rally, round 11 of the FIA...

Sun 11 Oct 1998
Sanremo Rally Ford Preview
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Sanremo Rally Ford Preview

Ford's asphalt expert Thiry has high hopes in Italy The mountain roads of northern Italy signal that the FIA World Rally Championship is moving towards it climax. With just three of the 13 rounds remaining, Ford World Rally team's next ...

Tue 29 Sep 1998
Ford Focus World Rally Car Report
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Ford Focus World Rally Car Report

FIA World Rally Championship FORD MOTOR COMPANY WILL REVEAL ITS ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS WORLD RALLY CAR FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW TODAY 29/09. THE NEW CAR WILL MAKE ITS COMPETITION DEBUT ON THE MONTE CARLO RALLY IN JANUARY 1999, ...

Sun 27 Sep 1998
Ford Focus World Rally Car Debuts at Paris Motor Show
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Ford Focus World Rally Car Debuts at Paris Motor Show

NEW FORD FOCUS WORLD RALLY CAR UNVEILED An all-new Ford Focus World Rally Car makes its debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show. The Ford Focus World Rally Car (WRC) is designed to put Ford in the winner's circle in the 1999 FIA World Rally...

Wed 16 Sep 1998
Subaru 1999 Driver Line-up
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Subaru 1999 Driver Line-up

Subaru's domination in the FIA World Rally Championship is set to continue with the signing of an all-star line-up for the 1999 series. Four-time World Champion Juha Kankkunen and Belgian asphalt ace Bruno Thiry will join Richard...

Tue 15 Sep 1998
New Zealand on 1999 Schedule
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New Zealand on 1999 Schedule

The provisional dates for next years rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship have been decided by the world governing body's Rally Commission and includes New Zealand's event in mid July. The 16 to 18 July dates for Rally New Zealand will be...

Sat 12 Sep 1998
Ford Releases Kankkunen
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Ford Releases Kankkunen

Ford releases Kankkunen from 1999 rally contract Ford Motor Company has released Finland's Juha Kankkunen from his contract to drive for the Ford World Rally team on the 1999 FIA World Rally Championship. His two-year contract, which started...

Fri 11 Sep 1998
Auriol and Giraudet Re-sign with Toyota
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Auriol and Giraudet Re-sign with Toyota

Didier Auriol and Denis Giraudet re-sign with Toyota Castrol Team Didier Auriol The Toyota Castrol Team is pleased to announce that 1994 World Rally Champion Didier Auriol and co-driver Denis Giraudet have reached agreement to...

Mon 24 Aug 1998
Finland Subaru Report
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Finland Subaru Report

Kytolehto Runs out of Rally, Finishes Eighth Jyvaskyla, Finland, Sunday, August 23, 1998 --With 75 per cent of Rally Finland already run going into today's Leg 3, and too much time to make up, the 555 Subaru World Rally Team of...

Sun 23 Aug 1998
Finland Team Notes
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Finland Team Notes

FIA World Rally Championship 20 - 23 August 1997 48th Neste Rally Finland Sunday 23 August 1998 _________________________________________________________________ Reigning World ...

Finland Stage Notes - Final
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Finland Stage Notes - Final

Unofficial final results: 1 Mäkinen/Mannisenmäki Mit. Lancer V 3:16:56,1 2 Sainz/Moya Toyota Corolla WRC 3:17:31,7 3 Kankkunen/Repo Ford Escort WRC 3:17:41,3 4 Auriol/Giraudet ...

Rally of Finland final Ford notes
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Rally of Finland final Ford notes

Ford celebrates after podium place on Rally Finland Ford's Juha Kankkunen today claimed his third podium position in four events when he finished third on the Rally Finland at the wheel of an Escort World Rally Car. The result further improved...

Rally of Finland - End of Leg 2
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Rally of Finland - End of Leg 2

Round 10 of the World Rally Championship Neste Rally of Finland Official Site: http://www.akkry.fi/nesterallyfinland --------------------------------------------------------------- End of Leg 2 Contents: Unofficial top 10 results at end of...

Rally of Finland - Overall Positions After Leg 2
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Rally of Finland - Overall Positions After Leg 2

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- 1998 Neste Rally Finland 21-23 August 1998 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Makinen takes a firm grip on Rally Finland! Tommi Makinen will head into the final day of the Rally...

Sat 22 Aug 1998
Rally of Finland - Leg 2 Ford Story
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Rally of Finland - Leg 2 Ford Story

Kankkunen shines as Ford stays third in Finland Juha Kankkunen kept the Ford World Rally team firmly on course for a top three finish in the Rally Finland after an enthralling high-speed battle throughout today's second leg of this 10th round of...

Rally of Finland - Leg 1 Story
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Rally of Finland - Leg 1 Story

FIA World Rally Championship 20 - 23 August 1997 48th Neste Rally Finland Friday 21 August 1998 _________________________________________________________________ Finnish Tommi Makinen and co-driver Risto Mannisenmaki of Mitsubishi Ralliart,...

Rally of Finland: End of Leg 1
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Rally of Finland: End of Leg 1

Round 10 of the World Rally Championship Neste Rally of Finland Official Site: http://www.akkry.fi/nesterallyfinland End of Leg 1 Contents: Unofficial top 10 results at end of Leg 1 Headlines Today's timetable, Friday 21st Aug, Leg 1 Stage...

Fri 21 Aug 1998
Thu 20 Aug 1998
Finland Mitsubishi Preview
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Finland Mitsubishi Preview

NESTE RALLY FINLAND (21-23 AUGUST) 1998 WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 10 1998 NESTE RALLY FINLAND Thursday 20 August TEAM MITSUBISHI RALLIART AIMS FOR RALLY FINLAND RECORD WITH MITSUBISHI LANCER AND CARISMA GT ...

Finland Stage Details
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Finland Stage Details

Neste Rally of Finland Official Site: http://www.akkry.fi/nesterallyfinland Stage Details The competition opens in the afternoon of Friday, August 21, with two entirely new special stages west of Jyväskylä. In the early evening, the rally ...