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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 ...

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...

Fri 28 May 2004
Peugeot denied victory, Loeb named Cyprus winnerHeadline
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Peugeot denied victory, Loeb named Cyprus winner

Citroen driver Sebastien Loeb has been declared the official winner of the Cyprus Rally, the fifth round of the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship. The event which was held on May 14-16 had its results noted as provisional; pending today's FIA ...

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 ...

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...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
Rally Australia SS22 results
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Rally Australia SS22 results

@>SS22 (Bannister North Shor) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg N Subaru Impreza...

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...

Fri 07 May 2004
Ford test in Spain notes
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Ford test in Spain notes

Sandcastles in the sun! Building sandcastles wasn't exactly on the minds of Ford BP Rallye Sport's technicians when they went testing in the mountains near Malaga in southern Spain last week. But when the weather proved less than summery for the...

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...

Sun 06 Jun 2004
Acropolis Rally SS5 results
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Acropolis Rally SS5 results

@>SS5 (Stromi 1) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg N Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 ...

Mon 19 Apr 2004
Rally New Zealand: Round four preview
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Rally New Zealand: Round four preview

Pre-Event Shakedown Defending champion Marcus Gronholm proved quickest during shakedown ahead of the Propecia Rally New Zealand that starts tomorrow. Despite reports that Peugeot were having difficulties with their new 307 model car, Gronholm...

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 ...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Rally Argentina: Subaru leg 1 notes
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Rally Argentina: Subaru leg 1 notes

Following Thursday's visit to the Carlos Paz Super Special Stage, all of the original 69 starters left parc ferme at 0720hrs today to start the second section of Leg one. Route: Leg 1 comprised 168.28 competitive kilometres and twelve stages...

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 ...

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...

Sun 18 Jul 2004
Rally Argentina: Subaru leg 2 notes
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Rally Argentina: Subaru leg 2 notes

Subaru World Rally Team Summary Subaru's young driver signing, Mikko Hirvonen put in a sparkling performance behind the wheel of his Impreza WRC2004 on today's second Leg of Rally Argentina. Firmly in the spotlight after the retirement of his...

Rally Argentina SS21 results
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Rally Argentina SS21 results

@>SS21 (Pro Racing 6) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Harri Rovanpera FIN Peugeot 307 WRC ...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Rally Argentina SS2 results
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Rally Argentina SS2 results

@>SS2 (Pro Racing 2) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Markko Martin EE Ford Focus RS WRC 04 ...

Wed 30 Jun 2004
Loeb trots to win in TurkeyHeadline
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Loeb trots to win in Turkey

Sebastien Loeb swept all three days of the Rally of Turkey as the Citroen driver was determined to take the victory and maintain his World Rally Championship points lead. Citroen also increased their manufacturer lead over ...

Sun 27 Jun 2004
Rally of Turkey: Peugeot SS9 quotes
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Rally of Turkey: Peugeot SS9 quotes

Quotes After SS 9 Marcus: "We've set some good times and I'm happy to be in the lead, although I have no idea if I can stay there or not! The car has been very reliable but the difficulty now will be in deciding the right tyre choice for the...

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 ...

Tue 07 Dec 2004
Rally Australia final results
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Rally Australia final results

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Sebastien Loeb F Citroen Xsara 3:39:46.8 2. Harri Rovanpera...

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...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
Rally Australia: Team Malaysia final summary
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Rally Australia: Team Malaysia final summary

Blown tyre sees Karam retire from 2nd in Australia Team Proton PERT Malaysia drivers Karamjit Singh and Allen Oh retired from Rally Australia today when their Petronas/Malaysia Airlines sponsored Gp N Proton PERT blew a tyre on SS10, the opening...

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.

Tue 11 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Mitsubishi preview
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Cyprus Rally: Mitsubishi preview

Rough Challenge for Mitsubishi Motors WRC Team -Round 5: Cyprus Rally (May 13-16)- Tokyo, May 11, 2004 -- Round five of the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship takes the Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC team to the island of Cyprus for the...

Fri 09 Jul 2004
Rally Argentina: Peugeot preview
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Rally Argentina: Peugeot preview

Peugeot Back To its Winning Ways? The Rally Argentina, eighth round of the sixteen-round 2004 World Championship, could well be the opportunity Peugeot is waiting for to return to its winning ways as the season reaches its halfway...

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

Petter Solberg (Subaru) took an early lead over Marcus Gronholm (Peugeot) but on the first stage of the afternoon loop the Norwegian hit problems. Sand blocked his car's radiator and the engine reverted to 'safe' mode. He cleaned the radiator at...

Sun 18 Jul 2004
Rally Argentina leg 2 standings - Production
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Rally Argentina leg 2 standings - Production

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Gianluigi Galli I Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 3:36:49.7 2. Daniel SolÁ ...

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 ...

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...

Sat 02 Oct 2004
Rally Sardinia SS12 results
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Rally Sardinia SS12 results

@>SS12 (Le Sughere 2) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg N Subaru Impreza WRC04 ...

Mon 07 Jun 2004
Acropolis Rally: Peugeot final notes
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Acropolis Rally: Peugeot final notes

Peugeot driver Harri Rovanpera has finished third on the Acropolis Rally, round six of the World Rally Championship. The Finn enjoyed a fast and reliable run throughout the three days of the Greek event, scoring valuable points for himself and ...

Mon 17 May 2004
Cyprus Rally retirements
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Cyprus Rally retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- ------------------------- TC0 Edith Weiss D Skoda Kitcar Octavia 20 Withdrawn SS1 ...