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Wed 31 Dec 2003
2004 FIA World Rally Championship schedule

2004 FIA World Rally Championship schedule

<pre> FIA World Rally Championship Period Country Event name 01/23-25 Monte Carlo 72° Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo 02/06-08 Sweden Uddeholm Swedish Rally 03/12-14 Mexico Corona...

M-Sport confirms Warmbold for full 2004 programme
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M-Sport confirms Warmbold for full 2004 programme

German Antony Warmbold is the first privateer to confirm a full 16-round assault on the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship behind the wheel of a Ford Focus RS WRC02, which will be run by British-based Motorsport Specialist M-Sport Limited. The ...

Mikko Hirvonen/Subaru test notes 2003-12-22
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Mikko Hirvonen/Subaru test notes 2003-12-22

Hirvonen impresses on Impreza debut. The Subaru team's latest recruit, 23-year-old Mikko Hirvonen, got behind the wheel of an Impreza WRC2003 for the first time on Friday (19th) and quickly showed the sort of intuitive talent that has earned...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
Sebastian Vollak signs with OMV for 2004
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Sebastian Vollak signs with OMV for 2004

Vollak joins the OMV World Rally Team 20-year old German Sebastian Vollak wins the qualification of the OMV Rally Rookie Contest. The dice have rolled. Sebastian Vollak will compete next season in the Production World Rally Championship ...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
Peugeot 2004 motor sport programme announced
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Peugeot 2004 motor sport programme announced

Debut of the 307 WRC and investment in youth After four full World Rally Championship campaigns, including three consecutive years in which it dominated its rivals plus a 2003 season that saw it narrowly miss out on a fourth title, the 206 WRC...

Subaru World Rally Team signs Mikko Hirvonen
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Subaru World Rally Team signs Mikko Hirvonen

Subaru Tecnica International (STI) announced today that Mikko Hirvonen will join the 555 Subaru World Rally Team in 2004. With 2003 FIA World Rally Champion Petter Solberg and co-driver Phil Mills already contracted to the team, the announcement...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Ford brings Team RS together at Dunton

Ford brings Team RS together at Dunton

BRENTWOOD, 11 December 2003: Staff at Ford's historic motorsport operation at Britain's Boreham Airfield, Essex are relocating to the company's nearby Dunton Engineering Centre, in a move to consolidate motorsport activities in one site under the...

OMV announces 2004 Production team program
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OMV announces 2004 Production team program

With an international program for the 2004 rally season OMV is also implementing its growth strategy in sport sponsoring. The key points: The entry of three cars in the Production World Rally Championships (P-WRC), announcement of a competition...

Tue 09 Dec 2003
M-Sport 2004 special challenge for Ford privateers
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M-Sport 2004 special challenge for Ford privateers

Private Ford Focus RS WRC drivers competing in selected rounds of the FIA 2004 World Rally Championship will not only be fighting for points and a top place on the event leaderboard, but also to secure the opportunity of an M-Sport supported drive...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Citro?n Sport announces 2004 plans
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Citro?n Sport announces 2004 plans

Citroën's philosophy in terms of sport. In parallel with the renewal of its car models and style, as well as the continual improvement of its technology, Citroën wished to be involved in motorsport, in order to widen the scope for proving its...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Ford confirms participation for 2004
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Ford confirms participation for 2004

Ford confirms participation in WRC for 2004 season Ford forges stronger bond with M-Sport to continue in world rally championship Ford today confirmed its participation in the FIA World Rally Championship for the 2004 season and strengthened its...

Guy Wilks JWRC driver silly season notes
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Guy Wilks JWRC driver silly season notes

Well it's that time of year... and the silly season doesn't just mean Christmas, but also that time of year when there is much speculation about what drivers are doing for next season! Driver registration for the 2004 Junior World Rally ...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
Richard Burns confirms brain tumourHeadline
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Richard Burns confirms brain tumour

The 2001 World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, has confirmed to the media that he has a brain tumour and will sit out the 2004 season as he receives medical treatment. The Peugeot driver had to withdraw from the Rally of Great Britain and his...

Tue 18 Nov 2003
Final 2003 standings - Junior
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Final 2003 standings - Junior

Pos Driver Nat Points --- ------------------------- ---- --------- 1. Brice Tirabassi F 38 2. Salvador Canellas E 36 3. Daniel Carlsson S 33 4. Mirco Baldacci ...

Final 2003 standings - Production
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Final 2003 standings - Production

Pos Driver Nat Points --- ------------------------- ---- --------- 1. Martin Rowe GB 43 2. Toshi Arai J 38 3. Stig Blomqvist S 30 4. Karamjit Singh ...

Mon 17 Nov 2003
Peugeot statement on health of Richard Burns
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Peugeot statement on health of Richard Burns

Richard Burns has been hospitalised yesterday evening, after fainting. Doctors will give an update today on their diagnosis and the seriousness of his state of health. From now on they have already declared that Richard Burns will not be...

Sat 15 Nov 2003
Rally of Great Britain: VK Team final summary
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Rally of Great Britain: VK Team final summary

Perez and Bolsover battle through for best ever finish at Rally of GB! After three days of competition, over 18 of the worlds toughest rally stages, Derbyshire's Steve Perez and co-driver Jonty Bolsover were delighted to finish the Rally of...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
Rally of Great Britain: Olly Marshall debut summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Olly Marshall debut summary

Mechanical woe for Marshall in Wales [York] Escrick driver Olly Marshall enjoyed his debut outing on the World Rally Championship this weekend, as the 22 year old took on the very best in the world at the Cardiff based Wales Rally GB in his ...

Rally of Great Britain: Post-event press conference
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Rally of Great Britain: Post-event press conference

Petter Solberg (Subaru) Philip Mills (Subaru) Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) Daniel Elena (Citroen) Tommi Makinen (Subaru) Kaj Lindstrom (Subaru) Guy Frequelin (Citroen) David Lapworth (Subaru) Q: 12 months ago here it was your first WRC win and now...

Rally of Great Britain: Final summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Final summary

Petter Solberg wrote another chapter of history in the FIA World Rally Championship when he scored his fourth win of the season to clinch the 2003 drivers' title - and the first for a driver from Norway. Solberg took control of the rally on the ...

Rally of Great Britain: Subaru final summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Subaru final summary

* Solberg wins 2003 FIA WRC Drivers' Championship* * Emphatic win in GB is his fifth in the WRC & second consecutive victory in Wales* * Subaru claims sixth FIA WRC title* * Impreza wins seven out of the last nine...

Rally of Great Britain: Citroen final summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Citroen final summary

Citroën, World Champion 2003 !* Success ! Thanks to the superb second place secured by Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and the solid fourth position of Colin McRae/Derek Ringer, Citroën has claimed the overall title in its first full season...

Mon 10 Nov 2003
Rally of Great Britain: Skoda final summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Skoda final summary

Didier Auriol is Å koda Motorsport's lone Rally GB survivor Second points finish for Å koda Fabia WRC 30 years of the World Rally Championship comes to an end The Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team completed Rally GB with Didier...

Rally of Great Britain: Michelin final summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Michelin final summary

One of the fiercest and closest-fought seasons ever seen in world class rallying has ended today with victory in Rally GB for new champion Petter Solberg (Subaru). The young Norwegian, 28, clinched the 2003 Drivers' titles ahead of French rival ...

Rally of Great Britain: Peugeot final summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Peugeot final summary

Peugeot driver Freddy Loix has finished sixth on the Rally Great Britain, scoring driver and manufacturer points on his Peugeot debut. The Belgian was drafted in as a last-minute replacement for the unwell Richard Burns, and did an excellent job...

Rally of Great Britain: Ford final summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Ford final summary

Fifth place for François Duval and Stéphane Prévot on the Wales Rally GB today secured a record for Ford BP Rallye Sport unmatched in the modern era of the sport. The four points secured by the Belgian duo in their Focus RS World Car ensured...

Rally of Great Britain retirements
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Rally of Great Britain retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- ------------------------- TC3A Marcus Gronholm FIN Peugeot 206 WRC Mechanical SS16 ...

Rally of Great Britain final results - Junior
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Rally of Great Britain final results - Junior

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Daniel Carlsson S Suzuki Ignis 3:57:29.8 2. Mirco Baldacci...

Rally of Great Britain final results
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Rally of Great Britain final results

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg N Subaru Impreza WRC 2003 3:28:58.1 2. Sebastien Loeb...

Rally of Great Britain SS18 results
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Rally of Great Britain SS18 results

@>SS18 (Margam Park 2) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg N Subaru Impreza WRC...

Rally of Great Britain SS17 results
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Rally of Great Britain SS17 results

@>SS17 (Rhondda 2) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Sebastien Loeb F Citroen Xsara ...

Rally of Great Britain SS16 results
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Rally of Great Britain SS16 results

@>SS16 (Rhondda 1) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Sebastien Loeb F Citroen Xsara ...

Rally of Great Britain: Skoda leg two summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Skoda leg two summary

The second day of Rally GB saw the Škoda Motorsport Team drivers again suffer mixed fortunes but survive intact ahead of tomorrow’s short final leg. Toni Gardemeister hit trouble even before the start of today’s opening stage when the ...

Rally of Great Britain: Leg two summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Leg two summary

Norway's Petter Solberg continues to lead the way in this 14th and final round of the FIA World Rally Championship. The Subaru driver - who won this rally 12 months ago - also remains in a potentially title-winning position with Citroen's...

Rally of Great Britain: Subaru leg two summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Subaru leg two summary

555 Subaru driver, Petter Solberg dominated Leg two. Delivering a steadfast performance aboard his Subaru Impreza WRC, the Norwegian held his nerve and was quickest on every stage to increase his overnight lead and end the day 41.2 seconds ahead...

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