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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 – ...

Wed 02 Mar 2005
Subaru's new Impreza ready for MexicoHeadline
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Subaru's new Impreza ready for Mexico

With three manufacturers' titles, in 1995, 1996 and 1997, under their belt in World Rally Championship competition and near misses over the most recent years, Subaru has unveiled their new Impreza -- the arsenal they hope will garner this season's...

Wed 09 Feb 2005
Subaru sends strong satellite signal

Subaru sends strong satellite signal

Subaru Australia and Les Walkden Rallying (LWR) are combining to help fast track the next Australian to follow Chris Atkinson into the World Rally Championship. As part of the agreement, LWR will become Subaru Australia's official satellite...

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: 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...

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...

Gronholm dominant on home groundHeadline
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Gronholm dominant on home ground

Peugeot's Marcus Gronholm has gone from strength to strength in the first two legs of this weekend's Rally Finland, his home event. Leading by six seconds after the first day, Gronholm dominated today's World Rally action, taking wins in six of...

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...

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 30 Mar 2005
PWRC: Cordoba Rally Team to contest eight events
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PWRC: Cordoba Rally Team to contest eight events

The Project Cordoba Rally Team was started 29.03.2005.- In the night of Saturday, the 26th of March, in the municipal playón of the City of Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba, and opposite to a public's great frame Cordoba Rally Team presented to itself...

Tue 22 Mar 2005
Antony Warmbold interview 2005-03-21
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Antony Warmbold interview 2005-03-21

Antony, you have finished 7th overall on the Corona Rally Mexico which is your best result up to date in the WRC. In the process, you have been faster than official drivers on many occasions. How do you explain this sudden speed? I have been...

Sun 28 Aug 2005
Rallye Deutschland final results
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Rallye Deutschland final results

Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- --------- -------- 1. 1 A8 S. Loeb...

Sat 06 Aug 2005
Rally Finland: Chris Atkinson leg one summary
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Rally Finland: Chris Atkinson leg one summary

ATKINSON HALTED AFTER A FLYING START IN FINLAND Australian Chris Atkinson began the Neste Rally of Finland in impressive fashion this morning running inside the top ten while tackling some of the most famous stages in the World Rally...

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 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 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
Loeb perfect in Tour de Corse victoryHeadline
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Loeb perfect in Tour de Corse victory

Sebastien Loeb was flawless on the twisty mountain roads of Corsica, winning every stage of the Tour de Corse en route to his first victory in the French round of the World Rally Championship. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Photo by...

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 ...

Tue 12 Jul 2005
Rally of Argentina: Chris Atkinson preview
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Rally of Argentina: Chris Atkinson preview

UPBEAT ATKINSON FOCUSED ON ARGENTINA Australia's Chris Atkinson is confident he can reshape the glimpses of speed shown aboard his Subaru Impreza WRC over the past few rounds into an overall result this weekend in the Rally of Argentina. The...

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...

Fri 08 Apr 2005
New Zealand SS8 results
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New Zealand SS8 results

@>SS8 (Millbrook: 10.45 km) results Pos Driver Car Class Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ------------------------ ----- --------- ------- ------- 1. Christopher Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC...

Wed 09 Feb 2005
Manpower behind the Mexico Rally setup
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Manpower behind the Mexico Rally setup

Mexican Manpower... The manpower behind Corona Rally Mexico and the co-ordination of activities and personnel is enormous and it is little wonder that an FIA World Rally Championship event takes nearly a year to organise. The work ...

Sat 22 Jan 2005
Monte Carlo: Skoda leg two summary
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Monte Carlo: Skoda leg two summary

There were mixed fortunes for the ?koda Motorsport World Rally Team on todays second leg of the Monte Carlo Rally. Alex Bengue set two fastest times during the morning but on SS7 (Pont des Miolans) Armin Schwarz crashed out of the event. Alex...

Mon 19 Sep 2005
Rally of Great Britain: Kome Sport PWRC notes on Park's death
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Rally of Great Britain: Kome Sport PWRC notes on Park's death

Wales Rally Great Britain stopped Rally Wales Great Britain has been stopped this morning after the fatal accident occurred to the crew composed by Estonian driver Markko Martin and his British co-driver Michael ...

Fri 26 Aug 2005
Gronholm back on top in Rally FinlandHeadline
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Gronholm back on top in Rally Finland

It had been a long time in the World Rally Championship wilderness for Marcus Gronholm and Peugeot, but the veteran Finn returned to the top step of the podium in his home event, taking his fifth Rally Finland victory in six years with a...

Wed 21 Sep 2005
Martin to miss Japan, Peugeot future uncertainHeadline
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Martin to miss Japan, Peugeot future uncertain

Markko Martin will not be driving in Rally Japan at the end of this month, following the death of his longtime co-driver and friend Michael Park at the Rally of Great Britain this past weekend. Scene at the rally HQ in Cardiff after the...

Sun 15 May 2005
Loeb consolidates Cyprus Rally leadHeadline
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Loeb consolidates Cyprus Rally lead

Sebastian Loeb went from strength to strength today in the Cyprus Rally, the sixth instalment of the 2005 World Rally Championship. Building on a first-leg lead of some two minutes, the Citroen ace stretched it out to a seemingly very comfortable...

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...

Sat 05 Mar 2005
Rally Mexico: Subaru preview
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Rally Mexico: Subaru preview

Three weeks after Rally Sweden, on which Subaru claimed its 45th WRC victory, the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship moves to North America next week for the first gravel round of the series, Corona Rally Mexico. The World Championship's only ...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson preview
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Rally Australia: Chris Atkinson preview

ATKINSON READY TO ATTACK ON HOME SOIL Since joining the Subaru World Rally Team at the start of the year Australian Chris Atkinson has been on a meteoric rise to stardom in the World Rally Championship across the globe. After enduring a steep...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Standings after Tour de Corse
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Standings after Tour de Corse

@>Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Nat Car Points --- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- --------- 1. Sebastien Loeb F Citroen Xsara WRC 117 2.

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 ...

Wed 16 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Citroen final summary
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Rally Australia: Citroen final summary

A first for François Duval! Impeccably partnered by his co-driver Sven Smeets, and five days before his 25th birthday, the Citroën driver coolly picked up the first world class win of his career today, a feat which only Henri Toivonen and Markku...

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 ...