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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 CitroÃ«n Xsara in Germany
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...
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.
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
Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) continued where he left off in Corsica last
weekend. The Frenchman was fastest on five of the six stages, only
SolÃ interrupting a clean sweep. Francois Duval (Citroen) and Marcus
Gronholm (Peugeot) fought tooth and nail...
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...
FIA World Rally Championship
September 29, 2005
Toshiya Azuma (Subaru)
Isao Torii (Mitsubishi)
Jean-Pierre Nicolas (Peugeot)
Torii-san thank you for the welcome to Japan, how clever of you to
organise such great weather.
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...
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...
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...
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...
PROVISIONAL PODIUM FOR MITSUBISHI WRC TEAM
Rovanpera 3rd going into final leg after three fastest stage times; Galli
The Mitsubishi Motorsport WRC team looks set to round off the 2005 FIA World
Rally Championship season on a high...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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
GrÃ¶nholm's rally engineer Francois-Xavier Demaison ...
FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo
Media FIA Post-event Press Conference
Sunday January 23, 2005
Sebastien Loeb - CitroÃ«n
Daniel Elena - CitroÃ«n
Toni Gardemeister - Ford
Jakke Honkanen - Ford
Gilles Panizzi -...
A first for FranÃ§ois Duval! Impeccably partnered by his co-driver Sven
Smeets, and five days before his 25th birthday, the CitroÃ«n driver coolly
picked up the first world class win of his career today, a feat which only
Henri Toivonen and Markku...
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...