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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...

Sat 13 May 2000
Rally Argentina - leg 2 report
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Rally Argentina - leg 2 report

Ford Martini drivers Colin McRae and Nicky Grist will start tomorrow's final leg of the Rally Argentina in the midst of a thrilling three-car battle for supremacy. The Britons ended the second leg of this sixth round of the FIA World Rally ...

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...

Sat 12 Aug 2000
Natalie Barratt Looking Forward to Finnish Forests in Neste Rally
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Natalie Barratt Looking Forward to Finnish Forests in Neste Rally

Natalie Barratt (25, Wilmslow) will be embarking upon her second Finnish rally adventure of the year next week when she takes part in the Neste Rally Finland (18-20 August), the 9th round of this year's FIA World Rally Championship. Natalie's ...

Sun 13 Feb 2000
Swedish Rally - Ford Martini Final Position Report

Swedish Rally - Ford Martini Final Position Report

Colin McRae and Nicky Grist delivered a stunning performance during a thrilling shoot-out on the final speed test to secure third place for the Ford Martini World Rally Team on the Swedish International Rally today. The British pair fired their...

Sun 22 Oct 2000
Sanremo Rally - leg 2
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Sanremo Rally - leg 2

Ford Martini drivers Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya and team-mates Colin McRae and Nicky Grist are both on course for a points-scoring finish after today's second leg of Italy's Sanremo Rally. The Spanish duo lie fifth in their Ford Focus World Rally...

Sun 14 May 2000
Argentine Rally Mitsubishi final notes
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Argentine Rally Mitsubishi final notes

MAKINEN ON THE PODIUM FOR MARLBORO MITSUBISHI RALLIART The Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart crew of Tommi Makinen/Risto Mannisenmaki finished the 2000 Rally Argentina on the podium in third position in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Team-mates...

Sun 01 Oct 2000
Corsica Michelin Leg 2 report
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Corsica Michelin Leg 2 report

PEUGEOT-MICHELIN STILL DOMINATE, BUT DAY IS MARRED BY ACCIDENT At the end of Day 2, Peugeot-Michelin's Gilles Panizzi and François Delecour continue to lead their home World Championship round. The French pair have pulled out a cushion of more...

Tour de Corse - Etape 2 - Michelin
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Tour de Corse - Etape 2 - Michelin

PEUGEOT MICHELIN AUX COMMANDES ; 2e ETAPE MARQUEE PAR UN ACCIDENT A la fin de la deuxième étape du Tour de Corse, Gilles Panizzi et François Delecour (Peugeot-Michelin) continuent à mener leur manche nationale du Championnat du monde des ...

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 ...

Tue 25 Jan 2000
Bruce Garland Australian Safari Update and Interview
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Bruce Garland Australian Safari Update and Interview

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25: Bruce Garland (born 20.8.58) is preparing to blaze his way through the toughest terrain of the Northern Territory later this year in an attempt to create history and become the first three-times auto winner of the Australian...

Fri 17 Mar 2000
Rally of Portugal - Report end of leg one
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Rally of Portugal - Report end of leg one

Ford Martini drivers Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae won four of the day's 10 speed tests in their Ford Focus World Rally Cars as the team ended a gruelling opening leg of the Rally of Portugal with two cars in the top five. Sainz, who set two...

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...

Sat 14 Oct 2000
Colin McRae returns at Sanremo Rally
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Colin McRae returns at Sanremo Rally

Ford's Colin McRae will be fit to start Italy's Sanremo Rally (20 - 23 October) just 11 days after hospital surgery to repair a cheekbone fractured in his accident during the Tour of Corsica rally at the end of last month. Doctors in Edinburgh...

Fri 14 Jan 2000
Ford Team Ready for Monte Carlo Rally
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Ford Team Ready for Monte Carlo Rally

Monte Carlo, chic, stylish and home to the rich and famous, is a fitting location for the first FIA World Rally Championship event of the new millennium. It is also the ideal setting for the Ford Martini World Rally team to launch its title ...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Rallye d'Australie Michelin la victorie pour Michelin
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Rallye d'Australie Michelin la victorie pour Michelin

L'édition 2000 du Rallye d'Australie restera marquée par le fait que ce fût une course de tactique ! Lors de la toute dernière étape cependant, une fois que les écuries et les pilotes avaient terminé de jouer au chat et à la souris pour se...

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!...

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 ...

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...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
Rally of Great Britain final finishing positions
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Rally of Great Britain final finishing positions

Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya finished fourth on the Rally of Great Britain today to secure second place for their Ford Martini team in the FIA World Rally Championship. The result also sealed third for the Spanish duo in the drivers' championship,...

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 ...

Sun 22 Oct 2000
Rally Sanremo Michelin final report
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Rally Sanremo Michelin final report

PANIZZI AND DELECOUR (PEUGEOT-MICHELIN) DO IT AGAIN! Just three weeks after Gilles Panizzi and François Delecour's assertive one-two in Corsica, the Peugeot-Michelin pair has produced a repeat, practically start-to-finish success today in Italy.

Sat 14 Oct 2000
Preview Michelin Rallye de Sanremo
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Preview Michelin Rallye de Sanremo

Championnat du monde des Rallyes 2000 12e manche : le Rallye Sanremo (19 - 22 octobre 2000) DE PLUS EN PLUS SERRÉ ! Plus ça va, plus les écarts en haut des classements du Championnat du monde des Rallyes se resserrent. A trois manches de...

Fri 08 Sep 2000
Cyprus Rally Michelin preview
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Cyprus Rally Michelin preview

2000 World Rally Championship Round 10: Cyprus Rally (September 7th-10th 2000) THE ACROPOLIS REVISITED! While the final four rounds of the 2000 World Championship (Corsica, Sanremo, Australia, Great Britain) will take place to very ...

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...

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...

Fri 24 Mar 2000
Catalunya Rally Preview
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Catalunya Rally Preview

Sainz and Ford aim to make Spanish fans roar The short journey across the Iberian peninsula sees the Ford Martini World Rally Team turn its attentions from Portugal to Spain, from gravel to asphalt and from the Atlantic coast to the ...

Sat 18 Mar 2000
Rally of Portugal - Ford Martini Leg 2 Report
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Rally of Portugal - Ford Martini Leg 2 Report

Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya kept their Ford Focus World Rally Car firmly on course for a podium finish in the Rally of Portugal after another demanding day's driving over gruelling gravel roads. The Ford Martini duo ended the second and...

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
Rallye Australia Erik Comas day one report
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Rallye Australia Erik Comas day one report

For former Grand Prix driver Erik Comas, tonight's opening stage of the Telstra Rally Australia was the perfect way to ease himself into his World Rally Championship debut. The mid-city, super-special stage -- on a purpose-built track in a ...

Tue 06 Jun 2000
Acropolis: Ford duo look for sunny outcome
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Acropolis: Ford duo look for sunny outcome

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...

Sat 26 Feb 2000
Safari Rally - leg 2
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Safari Rally - leg 2

Sainz charges back as Focus sets top pace Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya dominated today's second leg of the Safari Rally for the Ford Martini World Rally Team. The Spanish pair set fastest time on three of the four gruelling speed tests in their...

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...

Fri 29 Sep 2000
Corsica Results after Stage 2
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Corsica Results after Stage 2

<pre> Results as of: Friday @ 12:25 Nick is 5th in class out of 10 class runners, and 99th overall after Stage 2. 1. 10 PANIZZI-PANIZZI Peugeot 2O6 A8 19'48"900 90.7 km/h 1 1 2. 9 DELECOUR-GRATAL Peugeot 2O6 A8 19'49"800 +...

Sun 10 Sep 2000
Cyprus Rally Ford Racing final report
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Cyprus Rally Ford Racing final report

Ford Martini drivers Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya and team-mates Colin McRae and Nicky Grist finished a superb first and second on the gruelling Cyprus Rally which ended today. Driving Ford Focus World Rally Cars, Sainz and McRae cruised through...