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Sun 14 Nov 2004
Rally Australia retirements
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Rally Australia retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- ------------------------- TC1C Marcos Ligato RA Subaru Impreza WRX Engine TC1C Markko...

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...

Thu 18 Mar 2004
Rally Mexico: Antony Warmbold summary
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Rally Mexico: Antony Warmbold summary

Whilst the winter prevailed in Europe, the third round of the World Rally Championship visited Leon for the first time, for the Corona Rally of Mexico. Fast, technical and tricky stages, at an altitude of 2000 meters in a hot sunny climate were...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
Monte Carlo: Olly Marshall JWRC summary
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Monte Carlo: Olly Marshall JWRC summary

Marshall learns from the full Monte experience. Tuesday 27 January 2004. - [York] Yorkshire rally driver Olly Marshall contested his first ever Monte Carlo Rally at the weekend, and the 23 year old from Escrick came so close to grabbing his...

Tue 21 Dec 2004
Atkinson joins Sarrazin and Solberg at Subaru
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Atkinson joins Sarrazin and Solberg at Subaru

Australia's brightest rally star Chris Atkinson will join the Subaru World Rally Team for the 2005 season. The 25-year-old will contest the majority of the sixteen events that make up the FIA world championship series, starting with Rally Sweden...

Sun 06 Jun 2004
Acropolis Rally: Leg 1 summary
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Acropolis Rally: Leg 1 summary

Thursday's overnight leader Marcus Grönholm (Peugeot) retained a narrow advantage until the fourth stage when Petter Solberg (Subaru) moved ahead. The Norwegian was fastest on five consecutive stages to open a 55.7sec lead. Grönholm spun on ...

Sat 15 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Leg two summary
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Cyprus Rally: Leg two summary

Overnight leader Marcus Gronholm (Peugeot) extended his advantage to 22.9sec. The Finn had no problems apart from a tyre coming off the rim twice this morning. Team-mate Harri Rovanpera, second last night, lost a minute this morning with a...

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 ...

Tue 13 Jul 2004
Rally Argentina: Michelin preview
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Rally Argentina: Michelin preview

After the rough, the smooth! Given their geographical proximity, it was only natural that the three roughest events of the 2004 WRC calendar - Cyprus, Greece and Turkey - should be programmed one after the other in quick succession.

Fri 16 Jan 2004
Miguel Campos day two test notes
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Miguel Campos day two test notes

Miguel Campos is satisfied with the Peugeot testing in snow conditions. The two day preparation tests for the Monte Carlo Rally, where fundamental for Miguel Campos/Nuno Rodrigues da Silva to get to know the reactions of the Peugeot 206 ...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Mitsubishi announces 2005 program
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Mitsubishi announces 2005 program

Mitsubishi Motors' 2005 motor sport campaign kicks off with the awesome Telefonica Dakar Rally in January, where it will be bidding for its fifth consecutive victory and tenth overall win. Tokyo, December 7, 2004 -- Mitsubishi Motors' 2005...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
Rally Australia: Pre-event press conference (part 1)
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Rally Australia: Pre-event press conference (part 1)

FIA World Rally Championship 2004 Rally Australia FIA Pre-Event Press Conference 11.11.2004 MC: John Desborough Present: Guy Frequelin, Citroen Malcolm Wilson, Ford Marcus Gronholm, Peugeot Sebastien Loeb, Citroen Markko Martin, Ford Petter ...

Sun 17 Oct 2004
Tour de Corse: Citroen leg 2 summary
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Tour de Corse: Citroen leg 2 summary

Total concentration! Throughout an extremely difficult second leg, Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Carlos Sainz/Marc Marti maintained the positions they were in yesterday. Lying in third and fourth places respectively, the two Xsara WRCs ...

Mon 19 Jul 2004
Rally Argentina SS25 results
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Rally Argentina SS25 results

@>SS25 (Mina Clavero) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Harri Rovanpera FIN Peugeot 307 WRC ...

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...

Sat 30 Oct 2004
Rally Catalunya: Citroen leg one summary
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Rally Catalunya: Citroen leg one summary

Off to a strong start ! This evening, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena returned to Lloret de Mar as the rally leaders, after a first leg conducted at a frantic pace. As for Carlos Sainz/Marc Marti and their Xsara WRC, they are currently ...

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

Both Subaru World Rally Team drivers finished in points-winning positions in the final Leg of the Cyprus Rally. Petter continued to recover places lost due to a radiator problem on Leg one and, although unable to battle for the lead, claimed his...

Wed 04 Feb 2004
Swedish Rally: Production driver Karamjit Singh preview
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Swedish Rally: Production driver Karamjit Singh preview

Malaysian Government backs Singh in the PCWRC Enjoying the ultimate in patriotic appraisal Karamjit Singh and Allen Oh will be backed by the Malaysian Government and Proton this year as they contest the FIA Production Car World Rally ...

Fri 06 Aug 2004
Rally Finland: Pre-event press conference
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Rally Finland: Pre-event press conference

FIA World Rally Championship 2004 Neste Rally Finland FIA Pre-event Press Conference 05.08.2004 Sven Qvandt, Mitsubishi Guy Frequelin, Citroen Janne Tuohino, Ford Jani Paasonen, Skoda Marcus Gronholm, Peugeot Mikko Hirvonen, Subaru Q: ...

Fri 25 Jun 2004
Rally of Turkey: Harri Rovanpera - Peugeot interview
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Rally of Turkey: Harri Rovanpera - Peugeot interview

Harri Rovanperä: As fired up as ever! With the wind back in his sails following his superb 3rd place in Greece, Harri appears to have overcome his recent jinx. And now that he has rediscovered the joys of fighting at the sharp end, he has ...

Thu 17 Jun 2004
Freddy Loix stays with Peugeot
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Freddy Loix stays with Peugeot

Freddy Loix and Peugeot Sport are pleased to announce that they have come to an agreement concerning their collaboration until the end of the 2004 season. Freddy Loix will take part in all three asphalt rounds of the 2004 World Rally...

Sun 07 Mar 2004
Rally Mexico: Rally route
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Rally Mexico: Rally route

Rally Mexico Round 3 FIA World Rally Championship 11 - 14 March 2004 <pre> Thursday 11 March: Ceremonial Start Start Guanajuato 21.00 Friday 12 March: Leg 1 Leon - Leon Start Leon ...

Thu 05 Feb 2004
Swedish Rally: Round two preview, fast facts
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Swedish Rally: Round two preview, fast facts

The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) moves from the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo to the snow-covered scenery of Scandinavia for the second of the 16-round series, the Swedish Rally. Starting on Thursday 5 February from its base in the ...

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

Duval ends season with podium place for BP-Ford BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers François Duval and Stéphane Prévot ended the FIA World Rally Championship season with a podium finish in Australia today. The Belgians finished third on Rally...

Mon 19 Jul 2004
Rally Argentina SS26 results
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Rally Argentina SS26 results

@>SS26 (El Condor) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Harri Rovanpera FIN Peugeot 307 WRC ...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
Rally Australia: Citroen withdraws Sainz, Marti Xsara
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Rally Australia: Citroen withdraws Sainz, Marti Xsara

Carlos Sainz and Marc Marti Withdraw From Telstra Rally Australia Carlos Sainz and Marc Marti went off the road yesterday (Tuesday 9th of November) in the second recce pass of "Stirling Long", SS3 of the Telstra Rally Australia. The accident...

Sun 03 Oct 2004
Rally Sardinia: Peugeot leg two summary
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Rally Sardinia: Peugeot leg two summary

Difficult Day For Peugeot Marcus Gronholm is the sole remaining 307 WRC at the end of leg two of the Rally d'Italia-Sardinia. The Finn returns to Parc Ferme in 15th place after a disappointing day for the Peugeot team. The second leg of the...

Mon 23 Aug 2004
Rally Deutschland: Michelin final summary
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Rally Deutschland: Michelin final summary

Loeb (Citroën-Michelin) again supreme on German asphalt An emphatic third consecutive win in the Deutschland Rally for Sébastien Loeb has further strengthened the Citroën-Michelin driver's position at the top of the provisional 2004...

Mon 09 Aug 2004
Rally Finland: Peugeot final summary
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Rally Finland: Peugeot final summary

Marcus Takes First Win for 307 Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm has won the Rally Finland, the first-ever victory for the 307 WRC and the fourth career win for Marcus on his home event. Conditions were once more dry and hot over the rapid stages...

Mon 19 Jul 2004
Rally Argentina final results - Production
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Rally Argentina final results - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Daniel SolÁ E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4:45:32.4 2. Jani Paasonen...

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...

Tue 13 Apr 2004
Rally New Zealand: Chris Atkinson preview
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Rally New Zealand: Chris Atkinson preview

Atkinson Ready For WRC Debut in New Zealand Over the past three years Chris Atkinson has propelled himself into the Rally spotlight with his brother, Ben as his Co-driver. Later this week the pair will begin their next challenge when they make...

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 ...

Wed 21 Jul 2004
Sainz takes record 26th win in Rally ArgentinaHeadline
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Sainz takes record 26th win in Rally Argentina

And then there was one: with the top challengers having fallen to the wayside one by one, it was left to veteran rally driver and two-time World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz to claim the laurels in Rally Argentina. Carlos Sainz and Marc...

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

Subaru's Mikko Hirvonen delivered a solid performance at the wheel of his Subaru Impreza WRC2004 today to finish Rally Australia in fourth-place overall and match his career-best WRC result. Continuing to drive under the FIA re-start system, 2003...

Fri 30 Jul 2004
Rally Finland: Rallye route
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Rally Finland: Rallye route

Rally Finland Round 9 FIA World Rally Championship 6 - 8 August 2004 <pre> Friday 6 August: Leg 1 Jyväskylä - Jyväskylä Start Jyväskyla 08.00 SS1 Kuohu 1 7.76km 08.34 SS2 ...