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Mon 14 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Final summary
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Rally Australia: Final summary

After one of the most dramatic rallies of the season, Belgium's François Duval (Citroen) claimed his first world rally victory. He was untroubled today to beat Harri Rovanperä (Mitsubishi) by 52.9sec. Private entrant Manfred Stohl claimed...

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...

Mon 29 Aug 2005
Rallye Deutschland: Michelin final summary
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Rallye Deutschland: Michelin final summary

A fourth consecutive Deutschland Rally win for Sebastien Loeb , who has pulled even further clear at the top of the 2005 Drivers' points table, and the excellent 2nd place of his team-mate Francois Duval have put Citroen- Michelin back ahead in...

Fri 25 Feb 2005
Ford announces new co-driver for Kresta
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Ford announces new co-driver for Kresta

Kresta names new co-driver as Tomanek steps down Jan Tomanek, co-driver to Roman Kresta in the BP-Ford World Rally Team, is stepping down with immediate effect. The 32-year-old Czech, who has partnered Kresta throughout his career, has been ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Rally Ireland meet Swedish counterparts
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Rally Ireland meet Swedish counterparts

Rally Ireland Clerk of the Course, Tom Nolan, and newly appointed rally secretary, Claire Walsh visited Swedish Rally organisers last week on a fact finding trip. The Swedish Rally has long been identified as one of the best organised rallies in...

Mon 21 Nov 2005
Chris Atkinson signs with Subaru
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Chris Atkinson signs with Subaru

SUBARU WORLD RALLY TEAM SIGNS ATKINSON FOR 2006 Subaru World Rally Team has announced the re-signing of Australia's brightest rallying star, Chris Atkinson, for 2006. The 25 year-old will partner Petter Solberg in the 2006 FIA World Rally ...

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 17 Jul 2005
Rally Argentina: Peugeot leg two summary
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Rally Argentina: Peugeot leg two summary

Marcus Gronholm had promised last night not to give up on his quest to win Rally Argentina, despite a handicap of 45 seconds at the end of leg one. With four fastest stage times out of seven, Marcus was by far the quickest driver of leg two – ...

Tue 10 May 2005
Cyprus Rally: Chris Atkinson preview
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Cyprus Rally: Chris Atkinson preview

ATKINSON PREPARING FOR CYPRUS HEAT Australian Chris Atkinson will continue his campaign in the FIA World Rally Championship when he competes in Rally Cyprus with the Subaru World Rally Team this weekend. Boyd by the experience he gained from...

Sun 07 Aug 2005
Rally Finland: Citroen final summary
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Rally Finland: Citroen final summary

Sebastien Loeb, a step closer to his objective... Sebastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their Citroen Xsara completed Round 10 of the 2005 World Championship as superb runners-up to Marcus Gronholm who secured the fifth win of his career on his home...

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 ...

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 ...

Thu 24 Feb 2005
Monte Carlo Rally: Post-event press conference
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Monte Carlo Rally: Post-event press conference

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo Media FIA Post-event Press Conference Sunday January 23, 2005 Present: Sebastien Loeb - Citroën Daniel Elena - Citroën Toni Gardemeister - Ford Jakke Honkanen - Ford Gilles Panizzi -...

Fri 21 Oct 2005
Tour de Corse: Mitsubishi leg one summary
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Tour de Corse: Mitsubishi leg one summary

DIFFICULT OPENING LEG FOR MITSUBISHI WRC CREWS The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC crews experienced a difficult opening leg of the Rallye de France - Tour de Corse and the trio of Lancer WRC05 crews hold 10th, 12th and 16th overnight, with...

Fri 11 Nov 2005
Rally Australia leg 1 standings
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Rally Australia leg 1 standings

Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- --------- -------- 1. 5 A8 P....

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...

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 ...

McRae prepares for Wales Rally GB
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McRae prepares for Wales Rally GB

McRae prepares for WRGB Shakedown near Swansea-- --following test with Skoda World Rally Team in Scotland. Colin McRae will officially "Shakedown" his Skoda World Rally Car prior to Wales Rally GB on Thursday ...

Sun 28 Aug 2005
Rallye Deutschland: Peugeot leg two summary
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Rallye Deutschland: Peugeot leg two summary

As Marcus Gronholm suggested yesterday, the positions of the top three drivers on the Rallye Deutschland seem more or less fixed. Only an incident can now deprive the two Citroens of the lead and Gronholm's Peugeot 307 WRC of a podium. The second...

Sat 16 Apr 2005
M-Sport names new chief designer
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M-Sport names new chief designer

M-Sport appoints Simon Carrier as new chief designer M-Sport, the British-based team which runs Ford's programme in the FIA World Rally Championship, has named Simon Carrier as its new chief designer. Carrier, who has worked at M-Sport since ...

Fri 28 Oct 2005
Rally Catalunya: Leg one summary
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Rally Catalunya: Leg one summary

Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) continued where he left off in Corsica last weekend. The Frenchman was fastest on five of the six stages, only Solà interrupting a clean sweep. Francois Duval (Citroen) and Marcus Gronholm (Peugeot) fought tooth and nail...

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...

Tue 20 Sep 2005
Rally of Great Britain: Kevin Davies final summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Kevin Davies final summary

'Class win for Davies after tragic Wales Rally GB' Welsh rally star Kevin Davies finished Wales Rally GB at his first attempt, and won the 'A5' class in the process. However there was no joy in accepting the award, as the event was...

Mon 29 Aug 2005
Rallye Deutschland: Skoda leg two summary
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Rallye Deutschland: Skoda leg two summary

Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Jan Kopecký ended the second leg of Rallye Deutschland in 11th place. However Armin Schwarz retired from eighth place in service after todays second stage. Jan began steadily today on some of the events...

Tue 19 Jul 2005
Rally Argentina: Antony Warmbold final summary
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Rally Argentina: Antony Warmbold final summary

The German Antony Warmbold and his British co-driver Michael Orr finished the Rally of Argentina, the ninth round of the World Championship, in twelfth place. "It was a rally with ups and downs," the Ford driver reported. "I was satisfied with my...

Sun 26 Jun 2005
Acropolis Rally: Subaru leg two summary
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Acropolis Rally: Subaru leg two summary

Petter Solberg endured another tough time on today's second Leg of the Acropolis Rally of Greece. Starting this morning from 14th place overall, after problems on yesterday's first Leg, his opportunities to fight back were badly affected by a poor...

Mon 14 Feb 2005
Swedish Rally: Peugeot leg two summary
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Swedish Rally: Peugeot leg two summary

GRONHOLM AND SOLBERG GO HEAD TO HEAD The second leg of the Rally Sweden has been as breathtaking as the first, with an extraordinary battle between Peugeot's Marcus Gronholm and Subaru driver Petter Solberg. The pair traded tenths of a...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Rally Australia SS12 results
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Rally Australia SS12 results

@>SS12 (Banister North I) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- ...

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

Rally Australia - Colin McRae returns to drive Fabia WRC 05 The Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team heads to Australia for the 16th and final round of the 2005 World Rally Championship (November 10-13) where the Fabia WRC 05 will be driven by the...

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...

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...

Sun 21 Aug 2005
Rally Deutschland: Skoda preview
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Rally Deutschland: Skoda preview

The Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team heads to Rallye Deutschland (August 25-28) with a three-car entry. Armin Schwarz/Klaus Wicha lead the team on their home event while Alex Bengue/Caroline Escudero line up in the second car for the first ...