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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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Wed 19 Oct 2005
Ford Focus - 100 starts
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Ford Focus - 100 starts

Centenary celebrations for Ford Focus World Rally Car The Rallye de France Tour de Corse marks the 100th world rally for the Ford Focus World Rally Car. Since its debut on the opening round of the 1999 FIA World Rally Championship, the Monte ...

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...

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 ...

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 – ...

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 ...

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...

Thu 20 Jan 2005
Monte Carlo: Chris Atkinson ready to learn
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Monte Carlo: Chris Atkinson ready to learn

Atkinson Checks into Monte Carlo Australian Chris Atkinson will be a part of the Subaru World Rally Team contingent at the opening round of the World Rally Championship (WRC) in Monte Carlo this weekend. While he may not be competing in the...

Mon 03 Oct 2005
Rally Japan: Peugeot final summary
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Rally Japan: Peugeot final summary

AN EMOTIONAL VICTORY FOR MARCUS AND TIMO Marcus Gronholm took the lead on the penultimate stage of the Rally Japan, after putting constant pressure on Petter Solberg, who went off. Marcus was on the attack from the very start, setting...

Tue 23 Aug 2005
Citroen JWRC Rally Deutschland preview
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Citroen JWRC Rally Deutschland preview

C2 plays its aces on asphalt... Like their WRC elders, the "FIA Junior" return to asphalt action in Germany, a surface on which they haven't competed since January's Monte Carlo Rally which was won by the British C2 Super 1600 driver Kris ...

Sat 16 Jul 2005
Rally Argentina SS3 results
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Rally Argentina SS3 results

@>SS3 (Carlos Paz 1) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- ---------...

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...

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....

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...

Sat 16 Jul 2005
Rally Australia: Kome Sport leg one notes
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Rally Australia: Kome Sport leg one notes

Angelo and Barbara Medeghini with Mitsubishi Lancer Evo and together with Kome Sport, after 14 Special Stages of Rally Argentina are 2nd in the Production Car placing. Yesterday it was quite a difficult day for all the entrants 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...