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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 ...

Thu 06 Oct 2005
Gronholm wins Rally Japan, Loeb seals the title
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Gronholm wins Rally Japan, Loeb seals the title

After the tragedy of Rally of Great Britain a fortnight ago, Lady Luck smiled on Peugeot Sport this weekend, as Marcus Gronholm took home a victory in Rally Japan, the 13th event on this year's World Rally Championship calendar. "The most ...

Tue 12 Apr 2005
Michelin pleased with season start
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Michelin pleased with season start

Michelin scores resounding successes on all fronts Following highly convincing displays in the first three Formula One Grands Prix of the season -- including taking the top 8 places in the most recent race in Bahrain, Michelin continues to take...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
Rally Australia SS22 results
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Rally Australia SS22 results

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

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...

Rally Japan: Citroen final summary
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Rally Japan: Citroen final summary

Loeb/Elena... 2005 World Champions* "Wa shôri-sha...!" Seb and Daniel are the 2005 World Champions! By finishing 2nd in Rally Japan, the 2004 champs have succeeded in retaining their crown a further year. Meanwhile, Francois Duval and Sven...

Thu 22 Sep 2005
Rally of Great Britain: Antony Warmbold final summary
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Rally of Great Britain: Antony Warmbold final summary

Antony Warmbold not satisfied before WRC final spurt Final spurt in the World Rally Championship: starting with the Rally Japan (30 September to 2 October), the last four rounds of the World Rally Championship will be staged within merely six ...

Mon 19 Sep 2005
Rallye Newsletter report on Park's tragic death
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Rallye Newsletter report on Park's tragic death

The whole of the Rallying World was saddened to learn of the death today of Michael Park. Co-Driver to Markko Martin, Park was fatally injured when the pair's Peugeot left the road on the second of Sunday's stages. The event was immediately halted...

Sun 26 Jun 2005
Standings after Acropolis Rally
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Standings after Acropolis Rally

@>Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Nat Car Points --- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- --------- 1. Sebastien Loeb F Citroen Xsara WRC 65 2.

Sat 18 Jun 2005
JWRC: Citroen Acropolis Rally preview
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JWRC: Citroen Acropolis Rally preview

Over the brink... The fourth round of the Junior World Rally Championship takes the Super 1600 runners back to Greece where three Citroen C2s have been entered for the current series leader Ulsterman Kris Meeke, for 2nd-placed Daniel Sordo...

Mon 06 Jun 2005
Rally of Turkey: Antony Warmbold final summary
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Rally of Turkey: Antony Warmbold final summary

Antony Warmbold barely misses scoring a Championship point During the Rally of Turkey, the seventh of 15 rounds of the World Rally Championship (WRC), the German Ford driver experienced more downs than ups. Together with his British co-driver ...

Rally of Turkey: Michelin summary
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Rally of Turkey: Michelin summary

Four in a row on gravel for phenomenal Loeb! By claiming the 15th world class win of his rallying career, and also his fifth from seven starts in 2005 -- as well as his fourth in a row! --, the defending World Champion Sebastien Loeb ...

Sun 05 Jun 2005
Rally of Turkey: Chris Atkinson leg two summary
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Rally of Turkey: Chris Atkinson leg two summary

MATURE APPROACH NETS ATKINSON FURTHER EXPERIENCE After being caught between a rock and hard place during yesterday's opening leg in the Rally of Turkey Australian Chris Atkinson has furthered his experience in the World Rally Championship with...

Wed 16 Nov 2005
2005 Final standings
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2005 Final standings

@>Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Nat Car Points --- ------------------------- ---- ------------------------- --------- 1. Sebastien Loeb F Citroen Xsara WRC 127 2.

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 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 ...

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...

Sat 06 Aug 2005
Rally Finland: Mitsubish leg one summary
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Rally Finland: Mitsubish leg one summary

ROVANPERA SEVENTH IN THE MITSUBISHI LANCER WRC05 "Gigi" Galli out of the leg after going off the road The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC crew of Harri Rovanperä and Risto Pietiläinen hold seventh position at the end of the opening leg of...

Wed 09 Feb 2005
Swedish Rally: Round two preview
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Swedish Rally: Round two preview

Central Sweden's numbing cold and barren, ice-bound countryside traditionally provide the harshest environment of the FIA World Rally Championship season and a cruel contrast to the glitz of last month's opening round in Monte Carlo. The rally...

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 --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- --------- ...

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 --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- ---------...

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...