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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 ...

Rally Australia retirements
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Rally Australia retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- --------------------------- ------------------------- TC 11 S. Loeb F Citroen Xsara WRC Off road SF 25 ...

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

ATKINSON FIGHTS BACK IN THE WEST Australian Subaru driver Chris Atkinson has mounted a tremendous fight back to be in sixth position at the end of the second leg of Telstra Rally Australia, the final round of the World Rally Championship, in ...

Rally Australia SS13 results
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Rally Australia SS13 results

@>SS13 (Bannister Central I) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- ...

Sun 30 Oct 2005
Rally Catalunya: Final summary
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Rally Catalunya: Final summary

In a remarkable feat of supremacy and consistency, Sébastien Loeb set another record by winning every stage of the event to claim his first victory on the island. The Frenchman had a winning margin of one minute 51.7 seconds over Ford's Toni ...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Tour de Corse: Michelin final summary
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Tour de Corse: Michelin final summary

Winning his home round of the World Rally Championship was always a priority for the recently-crowned Drivers' ChampionSebastien Loeb (Citroen -Michelin), and the Frenchman rose to the occasion in style by setting fastest time over all twelve...

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.

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...

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

The two Peugeot 307WRCs of Marcus Gronholm and Markko Martin have finished the all-asphalt Rally Deustchland in third and fourth places, allowing Peugeot to stay in close touch with new championship leaders Citroen. Marcus consolidates his second...

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...

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

Out to defend a crown... Victory with Philippe Bugalski and Jean-Paul Chiaroni on the 2001 Deutschland Rally, the year before the event's inclusion in the World Championship, began a sequence of wins for the Citroën Xsara in Germany which has...

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...

Thu 20 Jan 2005
Monte Carlo: Season opener preview
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Monte Carlo: Season opener preview

Rally Monte Carlo Preview The oldest event in the championship calendar is based much further south than ever before. It ventures no further north than the southern Alpine mountains high above Monaco and temperatures will therefore be higher.

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 ...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Rally Australia SS18 results
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Rally Australia SS18 results

@>SS18 (Flynns II) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- --------- ...

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...

Tue 25 Oct 2005
Rally Catalunya: Ford preview
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Rally Catalunya: Ford preview

Focus rally car bids farewell as new model lies in wait Just four days after the finish of the Ford Focus World Rally Car's centenary event in Corsica, the current model will make its farewell appearance as a works car on Spain's Rally Catalunya...

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.

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...

Sat 16 Jul 2005
Rally Argentina SS8 results
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Rally Argentina SS8 results

@>SS8 (Ascochinga 2) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- ---------...

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...

Mon 11 Apr 2005
Rally New Zealand: Michelin final summary
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Rally New Zealand: Michelin final summary

Sébastien Loeb (Citroën-Michelin) in imperial form in the southern hemisphere The reigning World Champion Sébastien Loeb and his Citroën-Xsara WRC- Michelin scored their second win of the season this weekend in New Zealand. The Frenchman's...

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...

Sun 23 Jan 2005
Monte Carlo: Leg two summary
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Monte Carlo: Leg two summary

Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) again dominated, stretching his lead to 1min 54.7sec. However, second-placed team-mate Francois Duval crashed into a telegraph pole near the end of stage 6. Co-driver Stephane Prevot was taken to hospital but released...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Mitsubishi leg two summary
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Rally Australia: Mitsubishi leg two summary

PROVISIONAL PODIUM FOR MITSUBISHI WRC TEAM Rovanpera 3rd going into final leg after three fastest stage times; Galli fifth overall The Mitsubishi Motorsport WRC team looks set to round off the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship season on a high...

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...

Rally Australia: Subaru preview
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Rally Australia: Subaru preview

After two European events the FIA World Rally Championship makes its way to the other side of the globe for the finale of the 2005 season. Rally Australia concludes the championship with three days of flat-out action on the red earth roads around...

Mon 31 Oct 2005
Rally Catalunya SS10 results
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Rally Catalunya SS10 results

@>SS10 (Riudecanyes 1) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- ---------...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Tour de Corse: Citroen final summary
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Tour de Corse: Citroen final summary

In a year that has seen the Citroen team establish a long list of new WRC records, Sebastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and the Xsara WRC today picked up an emphatic, memorable win over the challenging mountain roads of Corsica, winning every single stage...

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

The Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team made a solid start to the Corsica Rally with all three crews successfully completing the opening leg to the south east of Ajaccio. Alex Bengue completed the four long stages in eighth place with ...

Sun 02 Oct 2005
Rally Japan SS22 results
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Rally Japan SS22 results

@>SS22 (Panke Nikorpet 1) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- ...

Tue 31 May 2005
Rally of Turkey: Demaison - Peugeot interview
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Rally of Turkey: Demaison - Peugeot interview

Interview: Francois-Xavier Demaison - Rallying's hotspots! As the WRC travels from Cyprus to Greece via Turkey, the sport's 2005 tour of the Mediterranean's hotspots is in full swing. Marcus Grönholm's rally engineer Francois-Xavier Demaison ...

Sat 09 Apr 2005
New Zealand SS10 results
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New Zealand SS10 results

@>SS10 (Cassidy 1: 15.78 km) results Pos Driver Car Class Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ------------------------ ----- --------- ------- ------- 1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Xsara WRC...

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 -...

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 14 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Citroen leg two summary
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Rally Australia: Citroen leg two summary

Duval and Citroen in command Francois Duval, Sven Smeets and their Citroen have emerged as clear leaders in the 2005 Rally Australia this evening. The Perth-based event has proved particularly punishing so far and has already seen the...