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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 ...

Wed 19 May 2004
Cyprus Rally: Campos/Silva final summary
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Cyprus Rally: Campos/Silva final summary

Miguel Campos/Nuno R. Silva finish 10th at the Cypruss Rally Great run for the Peugeot 206 WRC driver Miguel Campos and Nuno Rodrigues da Silva took their 206 WRC of the Peugeot Total Silver Team SG to the 10th position overall for the Cyprus ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Tue 21 Dec 2004
Chris Atkinson heads to WRC with Subaru

Chris Atkinson heads to WRC with Subaru

Chris Atkinson Heads To World Rally Championship Australian rally sensation Chris Atkinson has been recognised as a true international talent after being offered a drive with the Subaru World Rally Team for the 2005 World ...

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...

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...

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...

Tue 07 Dec 2004
Rally Australia SS25 results
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Rally Australia SS25 results

@>SS25 (Bannister Central II) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg N Subaru Impreza...

Sat 30 Oct 2004
Rally Catalunya: Leg one summary
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Rally Catalunya: Leg one summary

New world champion Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) was the only challenger to the Ford Focus duo of Marrko Martin and Francois Duval who dominated the days action winning four of the six stages. The Frenchman was fastest on the middle stage of each loop...

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 ...

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...

Thu 14 Oct 2004
Tour de Corse: Michelin preview
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Tour de Corse: Michelin preview

The pressure is on -- At this potentially decisive phase of the 2004 season, which coincides with the sport's return to asphalt, the tension is understandably mounting. The result of this weekend's visit to Corsica will tell us whether ...

Wed 05 May 2004
Antony Warmbold test in France
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Antony Warmbold test in France

Testing in south of France: Antony Warmbold and Gemma Price were testing in south of France in order to prepare for the upcoming Cyprus Rally, which will be the fifth round of the World Rally Championship. During one day they try different...

Mon 15 Mar 2004
Rally Mexico: Peugeot final summary
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Rally Mexico: Peugeot final summary

Marcus Closes Championship Points Gap Marcus Gronholm has finished sixth at the end of the inaugural Rally Mexico, closing his gap to the World Championship leader to just four points. Harri Rovanpera has ended up 10th on his debut in the...

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 27 Jan 2004
Monte Carlo: Michelin final summary
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Monte Carlo: Michelin final summary

Citroën-Michelin's Sébastien Loeb: The new "Mr. Monaco" For the third year in a row, the victory champagne was for Citroën- Michelin's Sébastien Loeb at the finish ceremony of the WRC's traditional curtain-raiser, the Monte ...

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...

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...

Sat 30 Oct 2004
Rally Catalunya SS7 results
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Rally Catalunya SS7 results

@>SS7 (Les Llosses - Alpens 1) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Sebastien Loeb F Citroen Xsara...

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...

Sat 04 Sep 2004
Rally Japan: Peugeot leg one summary
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Rally Japan: Peugeot leg one summary

Marcus On Provisional Podium in Japan Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm is in third place after the opening leg of the inaugural Rally Japan, just 17.8 seconds behind the leader. His team mate Harri Rovanpera ends the day eighth, after suffering...

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

Peugeot driver Harri Rovanpera is fifth after leg two of the Rally Argentina. His team mate Marcus Gronholm was forced to retire from the lead on SS19 after hitting a rock and damaging his car. Today's action, to the south of rally headquarters...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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.

Mon 15 Mar 2004
Rally Mexico: Michelin summary
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Rally Mexico: Michelin summary

One-two success for Ford-Michelin in Mexico The inaugural Rally Mexico as a WRC qualifier saw Ford-Michelin collect a popular one-two success on the doorstep of the Detroit-based carmaker's home nation. The performance of winner Markko Märtin...