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Sat 08 Jan 2005
David Richards received special award

David Richards received special award

David Richards awarded CBE in Queen's New Year's Honours List January 7, 2005 - Prodrive Group co-founder and Chairman, David Richards, has become a CBE, (Commander of the British Empire) in recognition of his services to motorsport. The ...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Michelin preview
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Rally Australia: Michelin preview

Bibendum looking to bow out with a 224th win! Although both the Drivers' and Manufacturers' titlehave already been wrapped up (by Sebastien Loeb and Citroen -Michelin respectively), the Michelin brand would dearly love to conclude its...

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 20 Jan 2005
Monte Carlo: Citroen preview
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Monte Carlo: Citroen preview

Citroën looking for a Monte Carlo hat-trick Citroën's association with the Monte Carlo Rally goes back a long way, but its most recent visits to the Principality have been particularly successful. After dominating in 2002, Sebastien Loeb,...

Thu 06 Oct 2005
Gronholm wins Rally Japan, Loeb seals the title
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Gronholm wins Rally Japan, Loeb seals the title

After the tragedy of Rally of Great Britain a fortnight ago, Lady Luck smiled on Peugeot Sport this weekend, as Marcus Gronholm took home a victory in Rally Japan, the 13th event on this year's World Rally Championship calendar. "The most ...

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...

Tue 09 Aug 2005
Rally Finland: Skoda final summary
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Rally Finland: Skoda final summary

Janne Tuohino and Armin Schwarz brought the Å koda Fabia WRC 05 home in 10th and 11th places respectively on Rally Finland. Jani Paasonen's rally ended on SS5 when a rear wheel collapsed under the car following a heavy landing after a jump that...

Tue 12 Jul 2005
Rally of Argentina: Rallye route
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Rally of Argentina: Rallye route

RALLY ARGENTINA ROUND 9 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 14 - 17 JULY 2005 <pre> Thursday 14 July: Leg 1 Villa Carlos Paz - Villa Carlos Paz Start Pro-Racing 18.55 SS1 Complejo ...

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 ...

Sat 12 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Skoda leg two summary
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Rally Australia: Skoda leg two summary

Colin McRae made maximum use of his start position for the opening day of Rally Australia to complete the second leg in second place! Colins Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team partner Armin Schwarz finished 10th as he contests the final rally...

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 03 Oct 2005
Rally Japan: Subaru final summary
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Rally Japan: Subaru final summary

A day of mixed fortunes for the Subaru World Rally Team as Chris Atkinson achieved the best result of his WRC career with third overall, but Petter Solberg retired from the lead of the rally on the penultimate stage. The Norwegian had held the...

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...

Mon 21 Nov 2005
Subaru inks Atkinson for 2006
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Subaru inks Atkinson for 2006

The Subaru World Rally Team has announced that it has re-signed Australia's brightest rallying star, Chris Atkinson, to partner Petter Solberg in the 2006 World Rally Championship. The 25-year-old will contest all 16 rounds of the series with ...

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...

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 ...

Sun 21 Aug 2005
Rally Deutschland: Preview
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Rally Deutschland: Preview

After nine consecutive loose surface rallies, Rallye Deutschland is the first all-asphalt event since Monte Carlo, and the first of three such events scheduled for the remainder of the season. Based in the countryside around Trier, the oldest city...

Wed 16 Mar 2005
Solberg clinches Rally Mexico victoryHeadline
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Solberg clinches Rally Mexico victory

Most World Rally Championship teams dream of being competitive on the first outing with a new WRC car. But for Petter Solberg and Subaru, the debut of the Impreza WRC2005 couldn't have been better: the Norwegian ace trounced the opposition ...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Rally Australia SS19 results
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Rally Australia SS19 results

@>SS19 (Perth City Super V) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- ...

Sun 26 Jun 2005
Loeb back on form on Acropolis RallyHeadline
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Loeb back on form on Acropolis Rally

At the end of the first leg of the Acropolis Rally, the leaders were tightly bunched up, with Sebastien Loeb just six seconds ahead of Marcus Gronholm, and Carlos Sainz and Toni Gardemeister close behind -- plus Gronholm was pledging to attack on...

Sat 29 Oct 2005
Rally Catalunya: Subaru leg one summary
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Rally Catalunya: Subaru leg one summary

The Subaru World Rally Team had an eventful first Leg of the 2005 Rally Catalunya. Chris Atkinson completed Leg one without major incident to finish the day in 15th overall, however his team-mates Stéphane Sarrazin and Petter Solberg retired from...

Mon 19 Sep 2005
Rally of Great Britain: Michelin notes on tragic ending
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Rally of Great Britain: Michelin notes on tragic ending

SOLBERG TAKES VICTORY ON BLACK DAY FOR RALLYING Victory in the 2005 Wales Rally GB went to Petter Solberg, but in tragic circumstances following the death of Michael Park, co-driver to Markko Martin (Peugeot ), in an accident...

Mon 07 Feb 2005
Swedish Rally: Michelin preview
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Swedish Rally: Michelin preview

Michelin out to extend its winning run in Sweden Unbeaten in the Swedish Rally since 1998, Michelin will be looking to continue that run over the Varmland's snowy lanes next weekend. It won't be easy but Michelin, reigning World Champions and ...

Fri 08 Apr 2005
New Zealand SS2 results
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New Zealand SS2 results

@>SS2 (Batley 1: 19.33 km) results Pos Driver Car Class Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ------------------------ ----- --------- ------- ------- 1. Marcus Gronholm Peugeot 307 WRC ...

New Zealand SS1 results
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New Zealand SS1 results

@>SS1 (Parahi: 25.33 km) results Pos Driver Car Class Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ------------------------ ----- --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 05...

Sun 23 Jan 2005
Monte Carlo Rally SS3 results
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Monte Carlo Rally SS3 results

@>SS3 (Lantosque - Col de Braus: 32.71 km) results Pos Driver Car Class Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ------------------------ ----- --------- ------- ------- 1. Sebastien Loeb ...

Monte Carlo Rally SS2 results
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Monte Carlo Rally SS2 results

@>SS2 (Saint Antonin - Toudon: 20.16 km) results Pos Driver Car Class Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ------------------------ ----- --------- ------- ------- 1. Marcus Gronholm Peugeot...

Thu 20 Jan 2005
Monte Carlo: Subaru preview
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Monte Carlo: Subaru preview

The Subaru World Rally Team will travel to the glamorous principality of Monaco this week for the opening round of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship, Rallye Monte Carlo. Commencing on Friday 21 January, the prestigious three-day event is the...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Skoda final summary
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Rally Australia: Skoda final summary

Å koda Motorsport suffers the cruellest blow with a podium finish in sight Colin McRae retires from third place with just three stages to go Armin Schwarz secures his best result of the season on his final WRC drive. Colin McRaes dream of ...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson leg one summary
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Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson leg one summary

STUNNING SPEED, DISAPPOINTMENT AND DETERMINATION FOR ATKINSON AT RALLY AUSTRALIA Subaru's Chris Atkinson has endured a day of stunning stage winning speed but mixed emotions during the opening leg of Telstra Rally Australia, the final round of...

Wed 02 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Jean-Pierre Nicolas - Peugeot interview
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Rally Australia: Jean-Pierre Nicolas - Peugeot interview

Jean-Pierre Nicolas - Our heads held high... Not only does Rally Australia mark the end of the 2005 season, it will also be the final outing of Peugeot's extraordinary adventure in world class rallying. Jean-Pierre Nicolas looks back at ...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Tour de Corse: Skoda leg two summary
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Tour de Corse: Skoda leg two summary

The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team completed the second leg of the Corsica Rally with Alex Bengue in seventh place and Jan Kopecký 12th. Armin Schwarz withdrew from the rally after the days opening stage. Alex spent the day engrossed in...

Wed 19 Oct 2005
Tour de Corse: Citroen JWRC preview
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Tour de Corse: Citroen JWRC preview

An opportunity to seize... The Tour of Corsica could well mark a decisive turning point in the 2005 Junior World Rally Championship. To understand the importance of the French round, a short summary of the situation is possibly...

Thu 13 Oct 2005
Gronholm moves to Ford in 2006
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Gronholm moves to Ford in 2006

Marcus Gronholm and co-driver Timo Rautiainen now know where they will land in World Rally Championship competition next year: the two-time WRC champions have signed with Ford of Europe for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Ford landed one of the ...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
Rally Argentina: Chris Atkinson final summary
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Rally Argentina: Chris Atkinson final summary

Australian Chris Atkinson has recorded the third top ten of his World Rally Championship career by finishing ninth in the Rally of Argentina over the weekend. The Argentinean event was the eighth rally for Atkinson and his West Australian ...