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Tue 26 Sep 2000
Corsica Rally Michelin preview
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Corsica Rally Michelin preview

2000 World Rally Championship Round 11: Tour of Corsica (September 28th - October 1st 2000) SHAPING UP FOR A FABULOUS FINALE! With only four rounds to go before the curtain comes down on the 2000 World Rally Championship, the situation at the...

Sun 05 Nov 2000
Erik Comas debuts in Rally Australia
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Erik Comas debuts in Rally Australia

EX-FORMULA One driver Erik Comas takes on a completely different motorsport challenge this weekend - making his debut in the F.I.A. World Rally Championship. The French driver, a titleholder in motor racing classes as diverse as Formula 3000, ...

Thu 31 Aug 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Worldwide racing statistics from Ford Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Worldwide racing statistics from Ford Racing

As the 2000 racing season hits the homestretch, Ford Racing is looking to cap off a dominant year in its worldwide racing program. As NASCAR Winston Cup, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, CART, World Rally Championship and British Touring Car...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Rally Australia Sainz disqualified
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Rally Australia Sainz disqualified

The Ford Martini World Rally Team has decided not to appeal against the exclusion of Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya following the end of today's opening leg of the Rally Australia. A late night meeting of the rally's stewards disqualified Sainz and...

Sat 14 Oct 2000
Michelin Sanremo preview
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Michelin Sanremo preview

2000 World Rally Championship Round 12: Sanremo Rally (October 19th-22nd 2000) CLOSER AND CLOSER AT THE TOP! The closer we get to the end of the year, the closer the situation at the sharp end of the World Rally Championship points tables seems...

Sat 12 Feb 2000
Swedish Rally - Leg 2 Ford Martini Report

Swedish Rally - Leg 2 Ford Martini Report

Colin McRae and Nicky Grist produced a blistering display during today's second leg of the Swedish International Rally to keep their Ford Focus World Rally Car in the midst of a terrific battle for the top placings. The Ford Martini pairing...

Sat 09 Sep 2000
Michelin Rallye de Chypre
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Michelin Rallye de Chypre

Championnat du monde des Rallyes 2000 10ème manche : Rallye de Chypre (7-10 septembre 2000) UN PARFUM D'ACROPOLE ! Si les quatre derniers rendez-vous du Mondial 2000 se dérouleront sur des terrains plus que connus (Tour de Corse, Sanremo,...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Dernieres info du Rallye d'Australie
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Dernieres info du Rallye d'Australie

Les commissaires sportifs du Rallye d'Australie ont annonce ce matin à Perth (09.26 heures locale) leur decision d'exclure le pilote Mitsubishi Tommi Makinen du classement general de l'epreuve après avoir declare son turbo non-conforme ...

Fri 14 Jan 2000
New Look for the Ford Martini World Rally Team
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New Look for the Ford Martini World Rally Team

Ford's new Focus World Rally Car will sport an exciting new livery for the 2000 FIA World Rally Championship which begins in Monte Carlo next week. The four-wheel drive Focus, which boasts a number of important technical revisions for the...

Fri 05 May 2000
Ford Plans to Leave Rivals Crying in Rally Argentina
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Ford Plans to Leave Rivals Crying in Rally Argentina

The Latin influence will be to the fore for the third FIA World Rally Championship round in a row next week when Ford Martini drivers Colin McRae and Nicky Grist and team-mates Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya tackle the Rally Argentina. The event (11...

Wed 30 Aug 2000
Cyprus Rally preview
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Cyprus Rally preview

New World Championship Wild Card Cyprus Rally, September 8/10, 2000 Cyprus Rally was brought into the World Championship as a late replacement for China Rally, so is an unknown quantity for all the top teams. A well respected round of the...

Sun 27 Feb 2000
Safari Rally - leg 3 - Ford Report
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Safari Rally - leg 3 - Ford Report

Ford today celebrated a double points finish on Kenya's Safari Rally, the most gruelling round of the FIA World Rally Championship, when Carlos Sainz and Petter Solberg each drove their Focus World Rally Cars to top six finishes. Sainz and ...

Sun 05 Nov 2000
Rally Australia Michelin preview
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Rally Australia Michelin preview

Round 13: Rally Australia (November 9th - 12th 2000) GRAVEL TO DECIDE THE CHAMPIONSHIP. Peugeot's one-two finish in Sanremo in October brought Michelin its second consecutive grand slam on World Championship asphalt, a performance achieved...

Thu 13 Jan 2000
Dean Herridge Looks Forward To 2000

Dean Herridge Looks Forward To 2000

Herridge Looks Forward to 2000 by Neil Blackbourn rally.com.au caught up with a very confident Dean Herridge at the Maximum Motorsport yesterday to ask his plans for the 2000 season. And his plans at this stage are unconfirmed but they have a...

Sun 19 Nov 2000
Rally Great Britian Vauxhall preview
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Rally Great Britian Vauxhall preview

Originally-From: "ProAction" <media@proaction.co.uk> British Rally Champions, Vauxhall Motorsport, face the year's biggest challenge in the four-day Network Q Rally GB, our home round of the FIA World Rally Championship, aiming for a top...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Rally Australia Bourne content to hold station
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Rally Australia Bourne content to hold station

Against a World class field of World Championship teams and drivers, current Australian Rally Champion Possum Bourne is happy to hold onto eighth outright after another strong day is dusty and difficult conditions. Bourne took the option to hold...

Sun 19 Nov 2000
Rallye Grande Bretagne Michelin Preview
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Rallye Grande Bretagne Michelin Preview

Partenaire de Peugeot, Michelin a decroche en Australie son 29e titre de Champion du monde* (couronnes "Constructeurs" et "Pilotes" confondues). Ce week-end, en Grande-Bretagne, la firme française pourrait en ajouter un 30e : celui des "Pilotes"...

Fri 11 Feb 2000
Swedish Rally - Leg 1

Swedish Rally - Leg 1

McRae's stage win sets up second day attack Ford Martini drivers Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz both ended today's opening leg of the Swedish International Rally in the top six in their Ford Focus World Rally Cars. McRae and co-driver Nicky...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
Francois Delecour joins Ford
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Francois Delecour joins Ford

Ford has signed François Delecour to drive a Ford Focus World Rally Car in next season's FIA World Rally Championship. The Frenchman will team up with Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz to provide the Ford Martini squad with the strongest driver...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Rally Australia Possum Bourne shows world class form
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Rally Australia Possum Bourne shows world class form

Claiming his fifth straight Australian Rally Championship, taking his third Asia-Pacific Rally Championship and now finishing the season off with his second privateer win at World Championship level, Subaru Australia's Possum Bourne has had a...

Sat 11 Nov 2000
Rally Australia Erik Comas day 2 report
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Rally Australia Erik Comas day 2 report

AFTER his first full day of world championship rallying - competing in the Perth-based Telstra Rally Australia - ex-Formula One driver Erik Comas says simply: "Now I admire rally drivers even more!" The 35-year-old Frenchman had a difficult ...

Sat 19 Aug 2000
Rally Finland standings after day 1
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Rally Finland standings after day 1

Pos Driver Nat Car model [class] Time Gap To 1st ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 1:03:22.40 2. Richard Burns GB...

Thu 20 Jan 2000
Monte Carlo Rally - Ford Martini Leg 1 Report
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Monte Carlo Rally - Ford Martini Leg 1 Report

Sainz shows well on Ford Focus debut drive Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya made an encouraging debut for the Ford Martini World Rally Team today by holding an excellent fourth position after the opening leg of the Monte Carlo Rally. The Spanish...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Erik Comas Rally Australia day three
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Erik Comas Rally Australia day three

CHAMPION racing driver Erik Comas saw out the end of the Australian round of the World Rally Championship today - but as a spectator rather than a competitor in his own Loctite Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 6. After crashing out midway through ...

Australian Rally Bourne almost unstoppable
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Australian Rally Bourne almost unstoppable

For Possum Bourne season 2000 has been next to perfect and Leg 1 of Telstra Rally Australia has given him even more reasons to smile, the Subaru driver currently lies in ninth outright amongst a stacked field of world class International drivers!...

Sat 15 Jul 2000
Rally New Zealand - leg 2
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Rally New Zealand - leg 2

Ford Martini drivers Colin McRae and Nicky Grist paved the way for a thrilling final day battle on the Rally New Zealand after charging up the leaderboard into second place during today's second leg. The British duo were fastest overall in...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
rally Great Britain Vauxhall leg one report
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rally Great Britain Vauxhall leg one report

Day 2 - End of Leg 1, after 8 stages Total stage distance (after Leg 1): 130.19kms Vauxhall Motorsport's duo of Mark Higgins and Neil Wearden finished day two of the Network Q Rally of Great Britain in determined mood after slashing their ...

Wed 23 Feb 2000
This Week In Ford Racing Feb 22, 2000
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This Week In Ford Racing Feb 22, 2000

This Week in Ford Racing February 22, 2000 FIA World Rally Ford Martini lured by Kenyan victory memories Kenya's Safari Rally has a place in the hearts of all true rallying aficionados. It is one of motorsport's great adventures and holds a...

Sat 13 May 2000
Argentine Rally standings after Leg 2
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Argentine Rally standings after Leg 2

Pos Driver Nat Car model [class] Time Gap To 1st ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Carlos Sainz E Ford Focus 1:27:42.30 2. Marcus Gronholm FIN...

Sun 19 Nov 2000
Rally Great Britain Michelin preview
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Rally Great Britain Michelin preview

MICHELIN 2000 WORLD RALLY CHAMPION. In Australia, with its partner Peugeot, Michelin clinched its 29th World Rally Championship title*. This weekend in Wales, the French tyre specialist could add a 30th crown to that score if Marcus ...

Sun 10 Sep 2000
Cyprus Rally - leg 2
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Cyprus Rally - leg 2

Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya headed a Ford Martini one-two at the end of today's second leg of the Cyprus Rally. Their Ford Focus World Rally Car led team-mates Colin McRae and Nicky Grist as this 10th round of the FIA World Rally returned to ...

Fri 01 Sep 2000
Ford racing Cyprus Rally preview
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Ford racing Cyprus Rally preview

McRae and Sainz venture into the unknown The sun-kissed holiday island of Cyprus will provide little opportunity for relaxation in the Ford Martini World Rally team next week. The FIA World Rally Championship leading team journeys to the ...

2001 WRC schedule announced

2001 WRC schedule announced

The following is the tentative 2001 World Rally Championship schedule, as approved by the FIA Rallies Commission. The final schedule will be ratified by the FIA World Council this October. <pre> 19-21 Jan: Monte Carlo Rally (MC) 09-11...

Sat 13 May 2000
Argentine Rally Seat Friday notes
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Argentine Rally Seat Friday notes

Bad luck for SEAT in Argentina Both cars succumbed to clutch problems after negotiating some of the 39 water-splashes on this year's event. Pre-event testing, during which many similar water-crossings were driven through, had not created any...

Sat 11 Nov 2000
Rally Australia Superstage report
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Rally Australia Superstage report

A solitary running of the exciting Langley Park Superstage tonight kicks off Telstra Rally Australia, the 13th and penultimate round of this year's FIA World Rally Championship and the final round of the Australian Rally Championship. Peugeot ...

Sat 19 Aug 2000
Rally Finland standings after day 2
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Rally Finland standings after day 2

Pos Driver Nat Car model [class] Time Gap To 1st ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 2:24:33.00 2. Harri Rovanpera FIN...