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Fri 01 Sep 2000
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...

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...

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 ...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
Rallye de Grande Bretagne Michelin final
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Rallye de Grande Bretagne Michelin final

RALLYE DE GRANDE BRETAGNE Dimanche 26 novembre 2000 Etape 3 - Fin du Rallye PEUGEOT + GRONHOLM + MICHELIN : FORMULE VICTORIEUSE AU CHAMPIONNAT DU MONDE 2000 !! A l'issue de sa toute première saison au niveau mondial, Marcus ...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Rally Australia Leg two report
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Rally Australia Leg two report

Tapio Laukkanen and Kaj Lindström are battling hard to score their first ever FIA World Rally Championship points after steering their Ford Focus through today's second leg of the Rally Australia in seventh. The Finns, on only their second ...

Fri 03 Nov 2000
Rally Australia preview
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Rally Australia preview

Both the Drivers and Manufacturers Rally Championships are wide open as the top teams journey to the coast of Western Australia for the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship, Rally Australia, November 9/12. The local terrain will ...

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...

Fri 21 Jan 2000
Monte Carlo Rally - leg 2 - Ford Martini Report
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Monte Carlo Rally - leg 2 - Ford Martini Report

Ford Martini World Rally Team duo Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae each held top four placings as the second leg of the Monte Carlo Rally ended tonight. Sainz and co-driver Luis Moya powered their Ford Focus World Rally Car into second during...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
Rally of Great Britain final Vauxhall report
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Rally of Great Britain final Vauxhall report

Network Q Rally GB 2000 November 23/November 26 Day 4 - End of Rally, after 17 stages Total stage distance: 380.80kms Vauxhall Motorsport's Mark Higgins took Formula 2 class honours today (Sunday, 26 November) on this year's Network Q Rally of...

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.

Mon 02 Oct 2000
Tour de Corse - Michelin - Communiqu? final
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Tour de Corse - Michelin - Communiqu? final

UN DOUBLÉ PEUGEOT ET UN PODIUM MICHELIN SUR LE TOUR DE CORSE Le doublé Michelin sur le Tour de Corse a propulsé l'écurie française aux premiers loges dans la lutte pour la victoire du championnat Constructeurs dès sa première ...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
Great Britain Ford Focus trio in top six
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Great Britain Ford Focus trio in top six

Wet weather and very muddy conditions so typical of the Rally of Great Britain reminded the 150 pairings who took the start of this final round of the FIA World Rally Championship this evening exactly what lies in store over the next three days in...

Sat 11 Nov 2000
Rally Australia Ford notes leg 1
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Rally Australia Ford notes leg 1

Today's opening leg of the Rally Australia was dominated by tactics as Ford Martini drivers Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya were just one of several leading pairings who spent the final kilometres jockeying for the most favourable re-start position ...

Sun 16 Jul 2000
Rally New Zealand - final positions
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Rally New Zealand - final positions

Ford Focus World Rally Cars took three of the top four positions on the Rally New Zealand after a dramatic finale to this eighth round of the FIA World Rally Championship today. Ford Martini drivers Colin McRae and Nicky Grist finished second on...

Sat 13 May 2000
Argentine Rally standings after Leg 1
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Argentine Rally standings after Leg 1

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

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 20 Aug 2000
Rally Finland results
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Rally Finland results

Pos Driver Nat Car model [class] Time Gap To 1st ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 3:22:37.10 2. Colin McRae GB...

Sun 16 Jul 2000
Crocker And Bourne outstanding At Rally New Zealand

Crocker And Bourne outstanding At Rally New Zealand

Cody Crocker has produced the drive of his career to finish second in Group N at Rally New Zealand, a brilliant effort in only his fourth World Championship event. The Team Subaru driver led after day one, slipped to second on day two and then...

Mon 12 Jun 2000
Acropolis Rally - Final Positions
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Acropolis Rally - Final Positions

Ford lands 1-2 success on Acropolis Rally Ford Martini World Rally Team drivers Colin McRae and Nicky Grist and team-mates Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya finished first and second on the Acropolis Rally which finished this afternoon. Their Ford...

Mon 13 Mar 2000
Rally of Portugal Preview
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Rally of Portugal Preview

The view of Portugal's vintage port houses lined up alongside Porto's Rio Douro river signifies a return to some semblance of rallying normality for the Ford Martini team after the contrasts of the last two FIA World Rally Championship events in...

Fri 18 Feb 2000
Kenya World Rally Round 3 Preview

Kenya World Rally Round 3 Preview

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 place in the memories of many in the sport. For the Ford ...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
Rally Great Britain Ford Focus leads after leg one
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Rally Great Britain Ford Focus leads after leg one

Colin McRae and Nicky Grist delighted their army of British fans by leading the Rally of Great Britain in their Ford Focus World Rally Car after today's wet and slippery opening leg. Ford Martini team-mates Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya lie third...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Rally Australia Michelin secures manufacturer's title
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Rally Australia Michelin secures manufacturer's title

Rally Australia 2000 is sure to be remembered as one of the most tactical WRC qualifying rounds in a long, long time. On the last day, however, once teams and drivers had finished with their cat and mouse games as they jockeyed for positions on...

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...

Fri 01 Sep 2000
Ford to use Pirelli tires in 2001
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Ford to use Pirelli tires in 2001

Ford has signed an agreement with tyre manufacturer Pirelli to use the Italian company's rubber on the official Ford Focus World Rally Cars competing in next year's FIA World Rally Championship. The agreement lasts for three years and means that...

Sun 11 Jun 2000
Acropolis Rally results
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Acropolis Rally results

Pos Driver Nat Car model [class] Time Gap To 1st ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Colin McRae GB Ford Focus 4:56:54.80 2. Carlos Sainz E...

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...

Fri 04 Feb 2000
Ford Martini duo aims to end Swedish tradition

Ford Martini duo aims to end Swedish tradition

The Swedish International Rally (10 - 13 February) harbours one of the last great traditions of the FIA World Rally Championship in that no driver from outside the Nordic countries has won the event in its 49-year history. Nobody is more capable...

Fri 17 Mar 2000
Rally of Portugal - leg one report
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Rally of Portugal - leg one report

Three Ford Focus World Rally Cars held top 10 positions after this afternoon's spectacular opening to the Rally of Portugal at Baltar rallycross circuit. Colin McRae and Nicky Grist led the trio in their Ford Martini car, third quickest over the...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Rally Australia - final positions
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Rally Australia - final positions

Tapio Laukkanen and Kaj Lindström scored their first ever FIA World Rally Championship point on the Rally Australia today. Driving a Ford Focus World Rally Car in competition for only the second time, the Finns ended the demanding four-day...