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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...

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 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 ...

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 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
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, ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Sun 18 Jul 2004
Sainz on top as Gronholm faltersHeadline
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Sainz on top as Gronholm falters

Two-time World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz took over the lead in his Citroen Xsara on the second day in Rally Argentina as early leader Marcus Gronholm succumbed to an accident and retired from the event. Petter Solberg and Phil ...

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

With Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena finishing 2nd and Carlos Sainz/Marc Marti 4th, the Xsara WRCs put in a superb overall performance in Cyprus where the conditions were as challenging as ever. The result sees Sebastien hold on to 2nd place in the ...

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...

Mon 02 Feb 2004
Swedish Rally: Styllex Tuning preview
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Swedish Rally: Styllex Tuning preview

On Saturday, early in the morning the crew Jozef Béres and Petr Starý travelled to Sweden for their next start of the Rally World Championship competition. It was Sweden, where they got through the premiere competition in Toyota Corolla WRC last...

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...

Cyprus Rally: Mitsubishi leg two summary
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Cyprus Rally: Mitsubishi leg two summary

The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC crews of Gilles Panizzi/Hervé Panizzi and Kristian Sohlberg/Kaj Lindström were both forced into retirement during the opening stages of the second leg of the Cyprus Rally. Kristian Sohlberg was the first...

Mon 19 Apr 2004
Rally New Zealand: Citroen final summary
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Rally New Zealand: Citroen final summary

Centred around the coastal town of Raglan, the third leg of Rally New Zealand took the competitors 150 km south of Auckland. This decision allowed three classic stages to be included, most notably the famous "Whaanga Coast" special stage, along...

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...

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...

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 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 ...

Mon 15 Nov 2004
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 ...

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 ...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
Rally Sardinia: Star of the Rally announced
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Rally Sardinia: Star of the Rally announced

Subaru duo claim Inmarsat Star of Rally award Rally Italia Sardinia saw nothing if not commitment from the Subaru World Rally Team's Petter Solberg and Phil Mills who today claimed the Inmarsat Star of the Rally in addition to the ...

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...

Sun 08 Aug 2004
Gronholm in control in Rally FinlandHeadline
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Gronholm in control in Rally Finland

Marcus Gronholm looks to be poised to finally take the a victory for the new Peugeot 307 WRC at Rally Finland -- the first for the new car in the World Rally Championship. Marcus Gronholm and Timo Rautiainen. Photo by Marlboro Peugeot...

Sun 27 Jun 2004
Rally of Turkey: Peugeot final summary
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Rally of Turkey: Peugeot final summary

Marcus Second For Peugeot in Turkey Two-time World Champion Marcus Gronholm has finished second on the Rally of Turkey, after a tight battle for victory. The final leg of the Rally of Turkey was made up of four stages, consisting of two stages...

Sun 09 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Subaru Preview
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Cyprus Rally: Subaru Preview

Three weeks after Subaru claimed it's 40th WRC victory by winning Rally New Zealand, the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship moves to the Mediterranean for round five of the 16-event series, the Cyprus Rally. Beginning on Thursday 13 May with a ...

Sun 05 Sep 2004
Rally Japan retirements
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Rally Japan retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- ------------------------- TC0 Edith Weiss D Skoda Octavia DNS SS1 Egor ...

Sun 15 Aug 2004
Rally Deutschland: Rallye route
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Rally Deutschland: Rallye route

Rallye Deutschland Round 10 FIA World Rally Championship 19 - 22 AugusT 2004 <pre> Thursday 19 August: Ceremonial Start Start Porta Nigra, Trier 20.00 Friday 20 August: Leg 1 Bostalsee - Bostalsee Start Bostalsee...

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...

Thu 13 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Round five preview
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Cyprus Rally: Round five preview

Being run as a WRC event for the fifth time, the Cyprus Rally was originally introduced to the calendar in 2000 as a replacement for the 555 Rally of China. Presenting drivers with a series of twisty, rock-strewn stages similar to those used in ...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Mitsubishi launches Lancer WRC05
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Mitsubishi launches Lancer WRC05

The Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 Tokyo, December 7, 2004 -- The Mitsubishi Lancer World Rally Car has undergone months of intense development work and the team's latest challenger for the FIA World Rally Championship - the Lancer WRC05 - will break...

Sun 09 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Ford preview
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Cyprus Rally: Ford preview

Ford BP Rallye Sport next week enters traditionally its strongest phase of the FIA World Rally Championship leading both the manufacturers' and drivers' series. The Cyprus Rally (13 - 16 May) is the first of three consecutive hot and rough events...

Sun 03 Oct 2004
Rally Sardinia retirements
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Rally Sardinia retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- ------------------------- SS1 Giuseppe Dettori I Renault Clio RS Mechanical SS1 ...

Fri 25 Jun 2004
Rally of Turkey: Pre-event press conference
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Rally of Turkey: Pre-event press conference

Marcus Gronholm (Peugeot) Markko Martin (Ford) Sebastien Loeb (Citroën) Petter Solberg (Subaru) Q: It hasn’t been the easiest season so far, you had problems. A couple of your mistakes as well? Has that been because you have been under ...