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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 ...

Sun 10 Sep 2000
Cyprus Rally Michelin final report
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Cyprus Rally Michelin final report

CARLOS SAINZ (FORD) TOPS ANOTHER ALL-MICHELIN PODIUM Carlos Sainz's magnificent start-to-finish win in Cyprus today may well turn out to be a landmark event in the 2000 World Championship. For one, it was the Spaniard's first win in 26 months,...

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...

Thu 12 Oct 2000
Colin McRae update
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Colin McRae update

Ford Martini World Rally team driver Colin McRae is on the verge of winning his race against time to be fit to compete in next week's Sanremo Rally. The 32-year-old Scot, who suffered a double fracture of his left cheekbone and a bruised lung...

Wed 07 Jun 2000
Acropolis Rally preview
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Acropolis Rally preview

Greece's Acropolis Rally marks the midpoint of the FIA World Rally Championship season and while everyone involved with the Ford Martini team could be forgiven for wishing to switch to 'holiday mode', there will be no opportunity for that on one...

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 ...

Fri 09 Jun 2000
Acropolis Rally - leg 1
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Acropolis Rally - leg 1

Ford Martini drivers Colin McRae and Nicky Grist and team-mates Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya dominated today's opening leg of the Acropolis Rally to hold first and second positions in their Ford Focus World Rally Cars. On a day when Greece's ...

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 ...

Rally Australia Ford drivers turn on style
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Rally Australia Ford drivers turn on style

Ford Martini World Rally Team drivers Colin McRae and Nicky Grist and team-mates Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya provided thrilling entertainment for the 20,000 fans gathered in Perth's riverside Langley Park for the opening speed test of the Rally ...

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...

Mon 15 May 2000
Argentine Rally Ford final notes
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Argentine Rally Ford final notes

McRae retires but Solberg finishes in points Colin McRae and Nicky Grist's hopes of victory on the Rally Argentina ended this morning when the Ford Martini pair retired their Ford Focus World Rally Car from third position on the opening...

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

Ford Martini drivers Colin McRae and Nicky Grist and team-mates Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya start the Rally of Great Britain (23 - 26 November) intent on rounding off the team's most successful FIA World Rally Championship campaign for seven years...