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Sun 11 Apr 2004
New Zealand will test new Focus WRC 04Headline
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New Zealand will test new Focus WRC 04

Ford BP Rallye Sport will launch the new FIA World Rally Championship Ford Focus RS WRC 04 in New Zealand. The team earlier tested the new Focus in Portugal on gravel roadsm and were quite pleased with the changes. The new Ford Focus RS...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
Martin holds on for third win in Rally CatalunyaHeadline
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Martin holds on for third win in Rally Catalunya

Markko Martin, never known as a tarmac specialist, took his second win in a row, and again on an asphalt rally, claiming the Rally Catalunya victory by 23.2 seconds over Marcus Gronholm. The win is Martin's third in the World Rally Championship...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
Solberg dominates Sardinia, but Loeb still in chargeHeadline
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Solberg dominates Sardinia, but Loeb still in charge

Petter Solberg is clearly back in form, and his third consecutive World Rally Championship victory, in Rally Italia Sardinia, was clear proof of that. Solberg finished the event in his Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 literally miles ahead of the ...

Tue 16 Mar 2004
Martin claims Rally Mexico as others falterHeadline
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Martin claims Rally Mexico as others falter

Markko Martin took the spoils in the 2004 Rally Mexico, as other front-runners fell by the wayside. By winning the first World Rally Championship event to be held in Mexico, Martin moved into a first-place tie with Sebastien Loeb in the 2004...

Wed 19 May 2004
ProSpeed Motorsport acquires Skoda WRC cars
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ProSpeed Motorsport acquires Skoda WRC cars

[LEEDS] North Yorkshire preparation specialists ProSpeed Motorsport are delighted to announce the acquisition of four Skoda Octavia World Rally Cars, along with the entire remaining spare parts stock held by Skoda Motorsport in...

Wed 27 Oct 2004
Rally Catalunya: Rallye route
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Rally Catalunya: Rallye route

Rally Catalunya Round 15 FIA World Rally Championship 28 - 31 October 2004 <pre> Thursday 28 October: Ceremonial Start Start Lloret de Mar 20.00 Friday 29 October: Leg 1 Lloret de Mar - Lloret de...

Tue 11 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Peugeot - Jean-Pierre Fleur interview
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Cyprus Rally: Peugeot - Jean-Pierre Fleur interview

Jean-Pierre Fleur (Pipo Moteurs) The Lions' Heart-- As Peugeot Sport's official engine tuner, Jean-Pierre Fleur -- otherwise known as 'Pipo' -- is the man in charge of the 307 WRC's power-plants. We talked with him prior to the demanding ...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Cosworth changes hands

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Cosworth changes hands

In January of this year, when they were awarded the assets of the former CART series, principals Kevin Kalkhoven, Gerald Forsythe and Paul Gentilozzi declared their intent to put their money where their mouths were. Today Kalkhoven and Forsythe...

Wed 19 May 2004
Gronholm takes dominant win at Cyprus RallyHeadline
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Gronholm takes dominant win at Cyprus Rally

Marcus Gronholm took the spoils of victory at the Cyprus Rally today in a dominating performance in challenging conditions, showing that he is still the man to beat for the 2004 World Rally Championship. Sebastien Loeb took second for Citroen, ...

Thu 25 Mar 2004
McRae test Ferrari for eye on Le Mans

McRae test Ferrari for eye on Le Mans

Colin McRae Links With Care Racing One of motorsport's most exciting stars, Colin McRae, this week joined forces with Ferrari endurance specialists Care Racing with a view to racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Former World Rally ...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
Michelin adapts organization

Michelin adapts organization

Michelin Adapts its Motorsport Department Organisation In the light of Pierre Dupasquier's forthcoming retirement in 2006 and wishing to ensure maximum levels of continuity and efficiency following his departure, Michelin has made the following...

Tue 16 Nov 2004
Loeb wins Rally Australia, ties Auriol's recordHeadline
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Loeb wins Rally Australia, ties Auriol's record

On the final day of Rally Australia it was just a matter of concentrating and driving carefully, and Sebastien Loeb took care of business, adding a sixth World Rally Championship victory this year to his 2004 WRC ...

Mon 12 Apr 2004
Hyundai out of WRC, stops payments to MSD
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Hyundai out of WRC, stops payments to MSD

It is now confirmed that HWRT will not be competing in the Corsica round of the World Rally Championship and it is unlikely to participate in any further events this year following the failure of the Hyundai Motor Company to meet the contractual...

Wed 03 Nov 2004
Ford breaks cover on 2006 Focus WRC concept
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Ford breaks cover on 2006 Focus WRC concept

Ford Focus 2006 RS WRC Concept Breaks Cover BRUSSELS, November 2, 2004 - Following the announcement of its four-year commitment to the FIA World Rally Championship, Ford of Europe has shown what the new generation Ford Focus RS WRC could look...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
Rally Catalunya: Michelin final summary
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Rally Catalunya: Michelin final summary

Further asphalt success for Märtin and Ford-Michelin A second asphalt win for Markko Märtin in as many weeks has not only clinched runner-up honours for Ford-Michelin in the 2004 Manufacturers' World Championship but has it also promoted the...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
Gronholm on top in Rally AustraliaHeadline
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Gronholm on top in Rally Australia

Marcus Gronholm was back in his element on the first day of Rally Australia, holding a 21-second lead over Sebastien Loeb after a day on the gravel roads of Rally Australia, the final round of the 2004 World Rally Championship. Marcus ...

Thu 27 May 2004
Peugeot statement on FIA Cyprus decision
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Peugeot statement on FIA Cyprus decision

It is with profound disappointment that Team Peugeot Total learnt today of the stewards' decision to exclude Marcus Grönholm and Harri Rovanperä from the results of the Cyprus Rally. Although Peugeot Sport presented official documents...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
Citroen signs Duval, Prevot for 2005
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Citroen signs Duval, Prevot for 2005

Francois Duval and Stephane Prevot Join Citroen For The 2005 World Rally Championship For the 2005 season, Francois Duval and his co-driver Stephane Prevot are to join the 2004 World Rally Champions Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena ...

Wed 26 May 2004
Gronholm win under threatHeadline
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Gronholm win under threat

Marcus Gronholm appeared to take a dominant victory in the Cyprus Rally this weekend, but the Finn's drive may yet end up being all for naught, as there is some question of the Peugeot and Citroen teams' technical compliance. Winner...

Sun 25 Jan 2004
Monte Carlo: Natalie Barratt to drive MG
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Monte Carlo: Natalie Barratt to drive MG

First female drive for 48 years in Monte Carlo MG Top female rally driver Natalie Barratt 's entry in a Super 1600 MG ZR on the Monte Carlo Rally this week is the first time a woman has driven an MG on this event for nearly half a century, when...

Wed 13 Oct 2004
Tour de Corse: Peugeot - Cedric Robert interview
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Tour de Corse: Peugeot - Cedric Robert interview

A look forward to Corsica with Cedric Robert To fly its colours on the next two WRC rounds which take place on asphalt, Marcus Gronholm will join forces with two special recruits: Cedric Robert and Freddy Loix--What is your personal experience...

Sun 18 Apr 2004
Rally New Zealand: Antony Warmbold leg two summary
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Rally New Zealand: Antony Warmbold leg two summary

Antony Warmbold was quite frustrated at the end of this second leg. At the beginning of the day he was disturbed by a throttle problems, which forced him to stop into SS12 in order to repair, but it was particularly his Ford Focus handling which...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
Rally Australia: Pre-event press conference (part 2)
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Rally Australia: Pre-event press conference (part 2)

Continued from part 1 JD: Right Markko can I start with you first if that's okay? I did hear that Peugeot are going to announce their second driver for next year, well they were going to announce it last week but then they had delay it because...

Fri 05 Nov 2004
Macneall to join Atkinson at season finale
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Macneall to join Atkinson at season finale

West Australian Glenn Macneall will join Queenslander Chris Atkinson aboard his Prodrive-built Subaru WRX Sti for the final round of the World Rally Championship at Telstra Rally Australia that begins in Perth on Thursday. Macneall replaces ...

Thu 19 Feb 2004
Citroen to preview WRC-futuristic car in Geneva

Citroen to preview WRC-futuristic car in Geneva

Paris, the 17th of February 2004 - "Citroën Sport" concept car makes its world debut at the Geneva's Motor show 2004. At a time when the 2003 World Rally Champion, the Xsara WRC, is carrying all before it, with two consecutive wins in the...

Wed 03 Nov 2004
Ford announces 2005 Europe racing programs

Ford announces 2005 Europe racing programs

WRC to remain at peak of Ford's motorsport pyramid BRUSSELS, November 2, 2004 - Ford of Europe today outlined its support for a wide-ranging series of motorsport disciplines designed to endorse the Company's exciting new range of road cars. In...

Thu 15 Jan 2004
Final 2003 standings
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Final 2003 standings

Pos Driver Nat Car Points --- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- --------- 1. Petter Solberg N Subaru Impreza WRC 2003 72 2. Sebastian Loeb F ...

Mon 15 Nov 2004
Rally Australia: Citroen final summary
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Rally Australia: Citroen final summary

A first class finale! After sewing up both world crowns in Corsica, Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their trusty Xsara WRC clinched another resounding victory today in Perth. The result takes the number of wins secured by the pair during ...

Rally Australia: Michelin final summary
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Rally Australia: Michelin final summary

Loeb and Citroën-Michelin finish the year in style Sébastien Loeb has rounded off his 2004 season with yet another polished performance this weekend in Rally Australia. Less than a month after clinching the world title on his home round in ...

Mon 18 Oct 2004
Tour de Corse SS10 results
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Tour de Corse SS10 results

@>SS10 (Pont De Calzola 1) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Markko Martin EE Ford Focus RS...

Mon 17 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Michelin final summary
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Cyprus Rally: Michelin final summary

Victory for Marcus Gronholm (Peugeot-Michelin) in the Cyprus Rally, the first of a trio of hot, rough events that continues in June with the Acropolis (Greece) and Turkey, has promoted the 2000 and 2002 World Champion to top spot in the chase for...

Tue 27 Jan 2004
Loeb repeats Monte Carlo victoryHeadline
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Loeb repeats Monte Carlo victory

Sebastien Loeb repeated his feat of last year's victory at the Monte Carlo Rally by taking the win today in the 2004 World Rally Championship season opener. The Citroen driver edged Fords' Markko Martin and Francois Duval with over one minute to...

Tue 09 Nov 2004
Rally Australia: Rallye route
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Rally Australia: Rallye route

Rally Australia Round 16 FIA World Rally Championship 11 - 14 November 2004 <pre> Thursday 11 November: Leg 1 Perth - Perth Start Perth 18.30 SS1 Perth City Super 1 2.35km ...

Sat 30 Oct 2004
Rally Catalunya SS5 results
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Rally Catalunya SS5 results

@>SS5 (Alpens - Les Llosses 2) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Sebastien Loeb F Citroen Xsara...

Fri 23 Jul 2004
The other side of Rally ArgentinaHeadline
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The other side of Rally Argentina

The Rally Argentina is gone, but it left a nice memory for the Cordoban fans that will not be easily forgotten: Carlos Sainz's 26th victory at the wheel of the Citroen Xsara -- possibly in the last visit of the Spanish veteran driver to the sierra...

Sat 13 Nov 2004
Rally Australia: Atkinson Racing leg one summary
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Rally Australia: Atkinson Racing leg one summary

Atkinson Battles For Group N Lead at Telstra Rally Australia Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson has showed his natural talent and determination during a tremendous fightback to in contention for the lead in the Group N category at...

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