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Tue 20 Dec 2005
Tue 29 Nov 2005
Mon 19 Sep 2005
Solberg handed Welsh rally win amid tragedyHeadline
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Solberg handed Welsh rally win amid tragedy

Sebastien Loeb had a comfortable 42-second victory in the Rally of Great Britain today, but with the event marred by a tragedy, Markko Martin's co-driver Michael Park killed in an accident on SS15 in his home rally (see separate story), Loeb took...

Michael Park killed in Rally of Great BritainHeadline
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Michael Park killed in Rally of Great Britain

Michael Park, one of the most experienced and respected co-drivers on the World Rally Championship circuit, was killed this morning in an accident on the final leg of the Rally of Great Britain. Michael Park. Photo by Marlboro Peugeot...

Tue 07 Jun 2005
Loeb ties win record with victory in TurkeyHeadline
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Loeb ties win record with victory in Turkey

Sebastien Loeb put in another strong performance in Rally of Turkey in his Citroen Xsara WRC, dominating the competition and taking a record-tying fourth consecutive World Rally Championship win. Sébastien Loeb. Photo by Citroën ...

Wed 28 Sep 2005
Rally Japan: Pascal Dimitri - Peugeot interview
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Rally Japan: Pascal Dimitri - Peugeot interview

Interview with Pascal Dimitri : The logistics of travelling to Rally Japan Moving an entire rally team to such a distant and singular country as Japan is no easy matter. Peugeot Sport's Logistics Manager Pascal Dimitri explains some of the ...

Wed 16 Feb 2005
Solberg takes Sweden as Gronholm, Loeb falterHeadline
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Solberg takes Sweden as Gronholm, Loeb falter

It was a Norwegian celebration in Sweden today, as Petter Solberg, the rallycross and rally veteran from across the border, clinched the victory for Subaru in the Swedish Rally, the second event in the 2005 World...

Tue 20 Dec 2005
Sarrazin picks Prevot for 2006
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Sarrazin picks Prevot for 2006

Subaru World Rally Team driver Stéphane Sarrazin has selected Stéphane Prevot to be his co-driver for the 2006 season. Prevot, 36, partnered his fellow Belgian François Duval on six rounds of the 2005 World Rally Championship and will make...

Tue 25 Jan 2005
Loeb takes third Monte Carlo win in a rowHeadline
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Loeb takes third Monte Carlo win in a row

Sebastian Loeb demonstrated his mastery of the mountains, and the speed of his Citroen Xsara WRC, at the Monte Carlo Rally this weekend, taking his third consecutive Monte Carlo victory at this, the most famous of the World Rally Championship ...

Sat 19 Nov 2005
Ford signs Hirvonen
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Ford signs Hirvonen

Ford signs Hirvonen to drive all-new Focus RS WRC The BP-Ford World Rally Team has signed Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen to drive the all-new Focus RS World Rally Car in the FIA World Rally Championship. A three-year agreement will see the...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Kome Sport PWRC team withdraws
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Rally Australia: Kome Sport PWRC team withdraws

Angelo Medeghini and Barbara Capoferri are not taking part in Rally Australia Angelo and Barbara Medeghini will not enter the last round of the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship 2005. Angelo Medeghini due to an abdominal colic has...

Wed 19 Oct 2005
Thieves steal Michelin Z BTO tire
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Thieves steal Michelin Z BTO tire

During the recent Rally Japan, a Michelin Z BTO tyre was stolen from the service facilities of one of Michelin's official partners in the Obihiro service park during the night of Saturday October 1st / Sunday October 2nd 2005. Michelin suffered...

Thu 20 Jan 2005
Monte Carlo: Michel Nandan - Peugeot interview
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Monte Carlo: Michel Nandan - Peugeot interview

Michel Nandan: The 'new look' 307 WRC Homologation of the latest specification 307 WRC successfully went through on January 1st 2005 which means Peugeot's driver line-up will be able to profit from the team's new challenger in Monte Carlo.

Tue 08 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Ford preview
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Rally Australia: Ford preview

All-new Ford Focus rally car breaks cover in Australia The all-new Ford Focus RS World Rally Car, the Blue Oval's challenger for the 2006 FIA World Rally Championship, will make its first public appearance on next week's Rally Australia (10 - 13...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
USA bids for future event
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USA bids for future event

UNITED STATES WILL SEEK A BID FOR A ROUND OF THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Monticello, New York (November 7, 2005) - The Sullivan County Visitors Association and Rally New York, Ltd. have reached an agreement to pursue a bid for a future round...

Sat 27 Aug 2005
Rallye Deutschland: Skoda leg one notes
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Rallye Deutschland: Skoda leg one notes

Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team drivers Armin Schwarz and Jan Kopecký ended the opening leg of Rallye Deutschland in ninth and 13th places respectively. However Alex Bengue was forced to retire from the event when he spun his Fabia WRC 05...

Wed 28 Sep 2005
Rally Japan: Chris Atkinson preview
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Rally Japan: Chris Atkinson preview

Australian Chris Atkinson will be counting on his experience from the past two years in the Asia-Pacific Championship when he tackles Rally Japan, the thirteenth round of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship, aboard his Subaru Impreza WRC later...

Sun 13 Mar 2005
Rally Mexico: Skoda leg one summary
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Rally Mexico: Skoda leg one summary

Frustrating day for Skoda Motorsport Armin Schwarz ended the opening day of Rally Mexico -- the third round of the 2005 World Rally Championship - in 12th position as the Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team debuted the new Fabia WRC05. Armin has...

Wed 07 Dec 2005
Sarrazin remains with Subaru in 2006
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Sarrazin remains with Subaru in 2006

Stéphane Sarrazin Remains with Subaru World Rally Team in 2006 The Subaru World Rally Team has announced that Stéphane Sarrazin will remain part of the team's driver line-up for the 2006 FIA World Rally Championship. The 30-year-old Frenchman...

Mon 31 Oct 2005
Michelin completes Grand Slam
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Michelin completes Grand Slam

Michelin made history on this weekend's Catalunya Rally, where Sebastien Loeb's 10th victory of the season secured Citroen Sport its third consecutive World Rally Championship for Manufacturers - and Michelin's 38th WRC title in all. With one...

Wed 05 Oct 2005
Michael Park Memorial account for future project
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Michael Park Memorial account for future project

The family of Michael Park has today opened a memorial account in his name to fund a development scheme for young British co-drivers. Full details of the scheme have still to be finalised and more information will be available when they are ...

Thu 15 Dec 2005
2006 Rally Italia Sardinia news 2005-12-13
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2006 Rally Italia Sardinia news 2005-12-13

2006 Rally Italia Sardinia Presentation Press Conference BOLOGNA (Italy) - The route of the third edition of Rally Italia Sardinia, has been presented on Sunday December 11th at the Bologna Motor Show during the Memorial Bettega ...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson final summary
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Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson final summary

FIGHTING FOURTH FOR ATKINSON IN WRC FINALE Australian Subaru driver Chris Atkinson has capped off a superb debut year in the World Rally Championship with a fighting fourth place in a drama filled finale to the 2005 Championship at Telstra Rally...

Tue 04 Oct 2005
Rally Japan retirements
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Rally Japan retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- --------------------------- ------------------------- SF 1 A. Kim ROK Mitsubishi Lancer Evii Mechanical SF 3...

Tue 13 Sep 2005
Rally of Great Britain: Chris Atkinson preview
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Rally of Great Britain: Chris Atkinson preview

ATKINSON HEADS BACK TO FAMILIAR TERRAIN Following an impressive performance during his tarmac rallying debut last month Australian Chris Atkinson will return to more familiar terrain this weekend to compete in Wales Rally GB, round 12 of the ...

Thu 29 Sep 2005
Rally Japan: Antony Warmbold preview
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Rally Japan: Antony Warmbold preview

Antony Warmbold highly motivated after clocking strong shakedown time For Ford driver Antony Warmbold, the Rally Japan (30 September to 2 October) started with a success. In the shakedown, the official test preceding the start to the 13th round...

Fri 28 Oct 2005
Rally Catalunya: Penultimate round preview
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Rally Catalunya: Penultimate round preview

- Citroen will return in 2007 Citroen has confirmed the rumours are true. The team that has dominated the World Rally Championship in recent years will return to the sport in 2007. Citroen, along Peugeot, announced earlier this year that ...

Thu 29 Sep 2005
Rally Japan: Pre-event press conference, part 2
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Rally Japan: Pre-event press conference, part 2

Continued from part 1 Q: Seb, he wants to give you a fight, no doubt you are ready for it? SL: Yes I am ready. For the moment everything is going well. Everything with the car is good. I remember last year it was a fight with Petter and he was...

Sat 07 May 2005
Cyprus Rally: Ford preview
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Cyprus Rally: Ford preview

Ford targets 50th consecutive points finish in Cyprus Ford aims to create history on the Cyprus Rally (12 - 15 May) by extending its remarkable points scoring record in the FIA World Rally Championship to 50 consecutive events. Since the ...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Tour de Corse: Chris Atkinson final summary
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Tour de Corse: Chris Atkinson final summary

TARMAC TUITION CONTINUES FOR ATKINSON Australian Chris Atkinson furthered his experience on the unfamiliar tarmac surface at Rallye de France in Corsica by showing some impressive improvement aboard his Subaru Impreza WRC over the three days of...

Mon 14 Mar 2005
Rally Mexico: Citroen final summary
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Rally Mexico: Citroen final summary

Loeb Makes a comeback Sébastien Loeb and his Citroen are the comeback kings of the Rally of Mexico at the weekend (11-13 March 2005) after a staggering final day performance saw the Frenchman take an average of half a second per kilometre out...

Thu 29 Sep 2005
Rally Japan: Pre-event press conference, part 1
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Rally Japan: Pre-event press conference, part 1

FIA World Rally Championship Rally Japan September 29, 2005 Present: Toshiya Azuma (Subaru) Isao Torii (Mitsubishi) Jean-Pierre Nicolas (Peugeot) Q: Torii-san thank you for the welcome to Japan, how clever of you to organise such great weather.

Thu 13 Oct 2005
Martin steps down, Bernardi in Peugeot seat
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Martin steps down, Bernardi in Peugeot seat

As expected, Markko Martin has stepped down from the Peugeot seat for the final three World Rally Championship events. The Estonian lost his very close friend and co-driver Michael Park at the Rally of Great Britain. The talented ace rally driver...

Sat 18 Jun 2005
JWRC: Citroen Acropolis Rally preview
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JWRC: Citroen Acropolis Rally preview

Over the brink... The fourth round of the Junior World Rally Championship takes the Super 1600 runners back to Greece where three Citroen C2s have been entered for the current series leader Ulsterman Kris Meeke, for 2nd-placed Daniel Sordo...

Tue 17 May 2005
Loeb takes dominant Cyprus Rally winHeadline
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Loeb takes dominant Cyprus Rally win

The island of Cyprus was the private domain of Sebastien Loeb this weekend, as the 2004 World Rally Champion scored a dominant victory for Citroen in Cyprus Rally, the sixth event on this year's calendar. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel ...

Wed 09 Feb 2005
Swedish Rally: Mattias Ekstrom - Skoda interview
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Swedish Rally: Mattias Ekstrom - Skoda interview

Interview - Mattias Ekstrom How are you looking forward to your World Championship debut in the Skoda Fabia WRC? I am really looking forward to it because it has been the focus of my attention for so many weeks and months now. I'm feeling ...