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Sat 02 Nov 2002
Rally Australia: Daniel Grataloup medical update
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Rally Australia: Daniel Grataloup medical update

Following the accident that sidelined François Delecour and Daniel Grataloup from Rally Australia in yesterday's opening leg, Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart is pleased to confirm that Daniel had a comfortable night in hospital in Perth and is ...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
Mitsubishi appoints Fornaris WRC Technical Director

Mitsubishi appoints Fornaris WRC Technical Director

Mitsubishi Motors appoints Mario Fornaris as new FIA WRC Technical Director. Amsterdam, December 10 -- Amsterdam - Mario Fornaris will join Mitsubishi Motors' Ralliart Europe team from January 1st, 2003, as head of global engineering. Coming...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
International Memorial Bettega at Bologna preview

International Memorial Bettega at Bologna preview

Unforgettable Memorial Bettega The interest for the 18th International Memorial Bettega (Beta Utensili) increases. The best specialists of the International Rallies will compete in the Euro ­ The Sport Watch Arena in Bologna Friday 13th : free...

Tue 05 Nov 2002
Tommi Makinen excluded from Rally Australia
WRC

Tommi Makinen excluded from Rally Australia

Subaru's Tommi Makinen was excluded from the Rally Australia by the FIA stewards when it was found that his Impreza was eight kilos underweight. The team will not appeal the decision. The four-time world rally champion finished fourth overall ...

Tue 20 Aug 2002
Subaru appoints Steve Farrell chief engineer
WRC

Subaru appoints Steve Farrell chief engineer

Steve Farrell appointed Chief Engineer at 555 Subaru World Rally Team; Subaru WRC engineering functions set to benefit from F1 experience The 555 Subaru World Rally Team announced today that Steve Farrell has been appointed as Chief...

Mon 08 Jul 2002
Safari Rally: 555 Subaru preview
WRC

Safari Rally: 555 Subaru preview

Safari Rally, 12-14 July 2002 The Event The Safari Rally of Kenya, the eighth round of the FIA World Rally Championship, kicks off on Thursday 11 July with an 8am ceremonial start in Nairobi. 49 cars are expected to cross the start ramp...

Sun 01 Dec 2002
World Rally and DTM to adopt new points system
DTM

World Rally and DTM to adopt new points system

The new Formula One points system due to be introduced next year will be adopted by the World Rally Championship (WRC) and the German Touring Car Championship (DTM). Formerly ten points for a win, six for second, four for third and three, two, one...

Sun 17 Nov 2002
Rally of Great Britain: Citro?n final summary
WRC

Rally of Great Britain: Citro?n final summary

Sébastien Loeb stopped at the sight of the finish As Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena were close to scoring points in their first Rally GB in a World Rally Car, they had to renounce 10 km from the finish of Margam (SS16). The traditional final...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
Mitsubishi polishes motorsport diamonds

Mitsubishi polishes motorsport diamonds

New European Head of Motorsport appointed. Mitsubishi Motors is transforming its motorsport strategy by creating a German-based headquarters from which it will co-ordinate an integrated 'business of sport' approach to global competition,...

Mon 14 Jan 2002
Robbie Gordon reaches quarter finals in Race of Champions

Robbie Gordon reaches quarter finals in Race of Champions

GRAN CANARIA, Spain -- NASCAR Winston Cup driver Robby Gordon broke records and became the first American driver to reach the quarterfinals in the Race of Champions on Dec. 9. Shortly after winning his first career NASCAR Winston Cup victory, ...

Sat 05 Oct 2002
Rally New Zealand SS7 results
WRC

Rally New Zealand SS7 results

SS7 (Manukau Super 1) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg N Subaru Impreza WRC 2002...

Fri 06 Sep 2002
Mitsubishi Motors and Marlboro to part company
WRC

Mitsubishi Motors and Marlboro to part company

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation ("MMC") today announces that the Marlboro sponsorship of the Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart team would cease at the end of the 2002 FIA World Rally Championship season. The decision was taken mutually between Mitsubishi...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
2002 World Rally schedule

2002 World Rally schedule

<pre> 2002 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Date Event M.com Names Jan. 17-20 70e Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo Monte Carlo Jan. 30-Feb. 3 Uddeholm...

Tue 19 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell turns attention to two wheel racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell turns attention to two wheel racing

Blundell turns to two wheels for winter thrill. November 18th 2002.../Mark Blundell, former Formula 1 driver and current MG Sport & Racing driver and Ambassador, has taken on a new racing challenge this winter, competing in the Brands Hatch...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
Ford builds lighter, stronger, faster Focus

Ford builds lighter, stronger, faster Focus

BIRMINGHAM, England, 10 January 2002 - While the Ford Focus RS WRC rally car for 2002 looks much like the 2001 model, beneath that now familiar exterior, every aspect of the car's design and engineering has undergone minute scrutiny by the Ford ...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
Subaru forms exlusive partnership with Pirelli for 2003
WRC

Subaru forms exlusive partnership with Pirelli for 2003

Originally-From: 555 Subaru World Rally Team <stephen.webb@swrt.com> Subaru to benefit from Pirelli's change of focus. Subaru and Pirelli form exclusive WRC partnership for 2003. The 555 Subaru World Rally Team has confirmed today that...

Fri 08 Nov 2002
Rally of Great Britain: Mark Blundell preview
WRC

Rally of Great Britain: Mark Blundell preview

Can Blundell rally to the Network Q challenge? 7th November 2002.../Mark Blundell, former F1 driver, heads to Wales next week for his first major rally challenge, competing in the Network Q Rally of Great Britain, the final round of the World ...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
Citro?n 2003 team stars Loeb, McRae and Sainz
WRC

Citro?n 2003 team stars Loeb, McRae and Sainz

Citroën ready to challenge for the 2003 World Rally championship. In 2003, Citroën will compete in all 14 rounds of the World Rally Championship, starting in one month's time in Monte Carlo. The Citroën - Total team will enter 3 Xsara WRCs...

Thu 12 Sep 2002
ASCAR: Colin McRae to race in ASCAR at Rockingham

ASCAR: Colin McRae to race in ASCAR at Rockingham

McRae goes west: Former World Rally Champion Colin McRae to make his oval racing debut at Rockingham. Champion rally driver Colin McRae got his hands on a real bucking bronco of a car at the weekend as he took the wheel of a 500-horsepower Ford...

Sat 02 Nov 2002
Rally Australia: Delecour, Grataloup medical update
WRC

Rally Australia: Delecour, Grataloup medical update

The Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart crew of Francois Delecour and Daniel Grataloup suffered an accident on special stage 7 of the first leg of the 2002 Telstra Rally Australia. The organiser's medical helicopter and the intervention vehicle were ...

Tue 19 Nov 2002
Prodrive backs Cranfield University desgin project
WRC

Prodrive backs Cranfield University desgin project

"Leading WRC company Prodrive and winner of this weekend's Rally of Great Britain is to support the Cranfield Motorsport MSc Group Design Project. The leading WRC company has set the Cranfield postgraduate students a challenging design project.

Tue 29 Oct 2002
Peugeot - Fran?ois-Xavier Demaison interview
WRC

Peugeot - Fran?ois-Xavier Demaison interview

"F-X" talks about Marcus. Ever since he has driven for Peugeot, Marcus Grönholm's engineer has been François-Xavier Demaison. Nicknamed 'F-X' (pronounced 'effeex') by the Finn, the Frenchman talks about life with the recently ...

Mon 25 Nov 2002
Subaru confirms M?kinen and Lindstr?m for 2003
WRC

Subaru confirms M?kinen and Lindstr?m for 2003

Subaru partnership of Mäkinen and Lindström confirmed for 2003 season. Finnish duo set to capitalise on experience gained in 2002 campaign. The 555 Subaru World Rally Team announced today that 33-year-old Kaj Lindström will continue in his...

Sun 06 Oct 2002
Rally New Zealand SS18 results
WRC

Rally New Zealand SS18 results

SS18 (Tokatoka 2) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 WRC ...

Sat 08 Jun 2002
Acropolis: Rally route
WRC

Acropolis: Rally route

<pre> Acropolis Rally Round 7 FIA World Rally Championship 13 - 16 June 2002 Thursday 13 June: Ceremonial Start Start Athens, Zappion Palace 20.00 Friday 14 June: Leg 1 Parnassos - Parnassos Start Parnassos ...

Sun 01 Dec 2002
Gabriel Pozzo, Argentinian still wants to compete
WRC

Gabriel Pozzo, Argentinian still wants to compete

Nobody listens to the frustrations of Pozzo? A year ago, the Argentinian Gabriel Pozzo won the Group N World Championship of Rally, but now he is in his natal Córdoba far away of drive a World Rally Car and working in a ¨cyber coffee¨ ¨I...

Fri 30 Aug 2002
Rallye Deutschland: Subaru Rally Team - Steve Farrell interview
WRC

Rallye Deutschland: Subaru Rally Team - Steve Farrell interview

This week, the 555 Subaru Rally Team announced the appointment of Steve Farrell to the position of Chief Engineer. Steve has worked in many motorsport championships, most recently in F1 where he worked as Chief Engineer for the BAR Formula One...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
Ford Rallye Sport returns to Michelin tyres
WRC

Ford Rallye Sport returns to Michelin tyres

Ford Rallye Sport will change tyre partner for the 2003 FIA World Rally Championship season and run its Ford Focus RS World Rally Cars on Michelin rubber for the next three years. The Focus used the French company's tyres for two seasons...

Mon 07 Jan 2002
World Junior Rally Championship 2002 schedule

World Junior Rally Championship 2002 schedule

<pre> World Junior Rally Championship 2002 Round Dates Event M.com Name 1 Jan 17 - 20 Monte Carlo Monte Carlo 2 Mar 22 - 24 Catalunya Catalunya 3 Jun 13 - 16 Acropolis ...

Tue 19 Nov 2002
Rally of Great Britain: Peugeot final summary
WRC

Rally of Great Britain: Peugeot final summary

More points to conclude another title-winning* year for Peugeot! Peugeot 206 WRC driver Harri Rovanperä has put in a gutsy performance to claim seventh overall on the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship, the Rally...

Sat 16 Nov 2002
Michelin - Le shakedown du Rallye de Grande-Bretagne
WRC

Michelin - Le shakedown du Rallye de Grande-Bretagne

MÄRTIN POINTE EN TETE ; LE RÊVE COMMENCE POUR VALENTINO ROSSI C'est le pilote Ford Markko Märtin qui a realise le meilleur temps ce soir dans de la courte super-spéciale (2,45km) en ouverture du Rallye de Grande-Bretagne 2002. L'Estonien a...

Sat 21 Sep 2002
Rallye Sanremo: Ford leg two report
WRC

Rallye Sanremo: Ford leg two report

Märtin piles the pressure onto world champion. Markko Märtin and Michael Park produced another excellent performance in today's second leg of Italy's Rallye Sanremo to keep their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car on course for a points finish in...

Mon 21 Jan 2002
MERC: Monte Carlo: Roger Fegali leg two recap

MERC: Monte Carlo: Roger Fegali leg two recap

Roger Feghali ended the day in 3rd place in the WJRC category, and 19th overall. After finishing a great day yesterday, 7th in class, he started today very well -- in the first stage of the day - SS6, Feghali managed a 3rd best time, following...

Sun 20 Jan 2002
2002 driver, manfacturer entry lists
WRC

2002 driver, manfacturer entry lists

2002 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP An unprecedented seven offical manufacturers have entered the 2002 FIA World Rally Championship. Each will run a two-car team for the entire Championship plus a third car at most events. The number of ...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
Villeneuve supports 'character' McRae
F1

Villeneuve supports 'character' McRae

Jacques Villeneuve thinks World Rally driver Colin McRae would be a welcome addition to Formula One as the sport needs more characters. McRae is well known for his spectacular style behind the wheel as well as a hot temper and no-nonsense ...

Sun 14 Jul 2002
Safari Rally: Subaru final report
WRC

Safari Rally: Subaru final report

Safari Rally of Kenya Final Result, 14 July 2002 Just 14 of Friday's 48 starters left Park Ferme today to attempt the three remaining stages of the 2002 Safari Rally. Today's final leg took the competitors over 262kms of punishing...