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Fri 02 Dec 2005
Rally Ireland meet Swedish counterparts
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Rally Ireland meet Swedish counterparts

Rally Ireland Clerk of the Course, Tom Nolan, and newly appointed rally secretary, Claire Walsh visited Swedish Rally organisers last week on a fact finding trip. The Swedish Rally has long been identified as one of the best organised rallies in...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
Rally Australia SS26 results
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Rally Australia SS26 results

@>SS26 (Helena South II) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------...

Sun 28 Aug 2005
Rallye Deutschland: Peugeot leg two summary
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Rallye Deutschland: Peugeot leg two summary

As Marcus Gronholm suggested yesterday, the positions of the top three drivers on the Rallye Deutschland seem more or less fixed. Only an incident can now deprive the two Citroens of the lead and Gronholm's Peugeot 307 WRC of a podium. The second...

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 – ...

Sat 25 Jun 2005
Acropolis Rally SS11 results
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Acropolis Rally SS11 results

@>SS11 (Amfissa 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 ...

Tue 10 May 2005
Cyprus Rally: Chris Atkinson preview
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Cyprus Rally: Chris Atkinson preview

ATKINSON PREPARING FOR CYPRUS HEAT Australian Chris Atkinson will continue his campaign in the FIA World Rally Championship when he competes in Rally Cyprus with the Subaru World Rally Team this weekend. Boyd by the experience he gained from...

Wed 02 Nov 2005
Loeb earns 10th season win in CatalunyaHeadline
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Loeb earns 10th season win in Catalunya

Sebastien Loeb was in dominant form again this weekend to take his 10th World Rally Championship victory of the year in Rally Catalunya, clinching the manufacturers' championship for Citroen. Loeb had already claimed his second drivers'...

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...

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 ...

Loeb hangs on to Rally Argentina leadHeadline
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Loeb hangs on to Rally Argentina lead

Marcus Gronholm said he wanted to fight for victory, and that's exactly what he did on the second leg of Rally Argentina, although it looks like his efforts may be too little, too late to catch Sebastien Loeb. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel...

Sat 16 Jul 2005
Rally Argentina: Chris Atkinson leg one summary
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Rally Argentina: Chris Atkinson leg one summary

Australian Chris Atkinson has put in an impressive performance aboard his Subaru Impreza WRC during the opening leg in the Rally of Argentina to finish the opening day of competition inside the top ten. Despite heavy overnight rain and low ...

Tue 12 Jul 2005
Rally of Argentina: Subaru preview
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Rally of Argentina: Subaru preview

The Event As the 2005 World Rally Championship season enters its second half, teams will travel to the Americas next week to contest round nine of the FIA series, Rally Argentina. After four high-temperature rough gravel rallies in the ...

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...

Tue 05 Apr 2005
Wales Rally GB news 2005-04-04
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Wales Rally GB news 2005-04-04

Spectator Passes for September's Wales Rally GB go on sale from Friday 15th April 2005. Options include: * World Rally Pass allowing access to all locations on the four day event * Day Passes for individual days * Stage Passes for individual...

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 ...

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 -...

Sat 29 Oct 2005
Rally Catalunya: Leg two summary
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Rally Catalunya: Leg two summary

Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) extended his advantage after winning three of the six stages and leads team-mate François Duval by 57.8sec. Marcus Grönholm (Peugeot) was untroubled until the final stage as he maintained third. However, a rising...

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

DIFFICULT OPENING LEG FOR MITSUBISHI WRC CREWS The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC crews experienced a difficult opening leg of the Rallye de France - Tour de Corse and the trio of Lancer WRC05 crews hold 10th, 12th and 16th overnight, with...

Mon 29 Aug 2005
Rallye Deutschland: Skoda leg two summary
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Rallye Deutschland: Skoda leg two summary

Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Jan Kopecký ended the second leg of Rallye Deutschland in 11th place. However Armin Schwarz retired from eighth place in service after todays second stage. Jan began steadily today on some of the events...

Thu 18 Aug 2005
Rally Deutschland: Timo Rautiainen interview
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Rally Deutschland: Timo Rautiainen interview

Interview with Timo Rautiainen: An object lesson in courage-- Marcus Gronholm's co-driver experienced the exploits of his fabulous Finnish driver on home soil from the hot seat-- and in considerable pain. He talks about his memorable win before...

Fri 08 Apr 2005
New Zealand SS3 results
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New Zealand SS3 results

@>SS3 (Waipu Gorge 1: 11.24 km) results Pos Driver Car Class Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ------------------------ ----- --------- ------- ------- 1. Christopher Atkinson Subaru Impreza...

Sun 13 Mar 2005
Rally Mexico SS5 results
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Rally Mexico SS5 results

@>SS5 (Ortega - La Esperanza 2: 29.06 km) results Pos Driver Car Class Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ------------------------ ----- --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg Subaru...

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....

Mon 31 Oct 2005
Rally Catalunya: Peugeot final summary
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Rally Catalunya: Peugeot final summary

Nicolas Bernardi and Jean Marc Fortin have driven faultlessly for three days in order to bring their Peugeot 307 WRC home in sixth place on the Catalunya Rally. Their well-deserved result earns Peugeot Sport five points in the manufacturers ...

Sat 22 Oct 2005
Tour de Corse: Peugeot leg two summary
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Tour de Corse: Peugeot leg two summary

LEG TWO : NICOLAS BERNARDI CLIMBS UP THE LEADERBOARD Nicolas Bernardi has driven an excellent second leg of the Rally de France-Tour de Corse, regularly improving his times and entering the overall top 10 tonight. Nicolas, classified 14th at...

Tue 13 Sep 2005
Rally of Great Britain: Chris Atkinson preview
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Rally of Great Britain: Chris Atkinson preview

ATKINSON HEADS BACK TO FAMILIAR TERRAIN Following an impressive performance during his tarmac rallying debut last month Australian Chris Atkinson will return to more familiar terrain this weekend to compete in Wales Rally GB, round 12 of the ...

McRae prepares for Wales Rally GB
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McRae prepares for Wales Rally GB

McRae prepares for WRGB Shakedown near Swansea-- --following test with Skoda World Rally Team in Scotland. Colin McRae will officially "Shakedown" his Skoda World Rally Car prior to Wales Rally GB on Thursday ...

Sun 26 Jun 2005
Acropolis Rally: Michelin final summary
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Acropolis Rally: Michelin final summary

A fifth win in a row for Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena, the Citroen Xsara WRC and the Michelin Z BTO tyre! The defending World Champion profited from the championship's visit to Greece to claim his fifth consecutive win, and also his sixth from...

Sat 16 Apr 2005
M-Sport names new chief designer
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M-Sport names new chief designer

M-Sport appoints Simon Carrier as new chief designer M-Sport, the British-based team which runs Ford's programme in the FIA World Rally Championship, has named Simon Carrier as its new chief designer. Carrier, who has worked at M-Sport since ...

Mon 14 Feb 2005
Swedish Rally: Peugeot final summary
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Swedish Rally: Peugeot final summary

EXCELLENT SECOND PLACE FOR MARKKO MARTIN Although the weather forecast was for snow storms on the final leg of the Rally Sweden, a storm of a different sort was taking place on the icy stages. Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm started the day ...

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 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...

Tue 23 Aug 2005
Rally Deutschland: Chris Atkinson preview
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Rally Deutschland: Chris Atkinson preview

TARMAC TEST AWAITS ATKINSON IN GERMANY In the toughest test of his World Rally Championship career Australian Chris Atkinson will make his tarmac debut aboard a Subaru WRC Impreza when the OMV Rallye Deutschland begins on Friday. Based in the...

Tue 19 Jul 2005
Rally Argentina: Antony Warmbold final summary
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Rally Argentina: Antony Warmbold final summary

The German Antony Warmbold and his British co-driver Michael Orr finished the Rally of Argentina, the ninth round of the World Championship, in twelfth place. "It was a rally with ups and downs," the Ford driver reported. "I was satisfied with my...

Sun 26 Jun 2005
Acropolis Rally: Skoda final summary
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Acropolis Rally: Skoda final summary

Armin Schwarz fought back from 48th position after the opening day to complete the Acropolis Rally of Greece in 18th place. Engine problems halted his progress after the second stage but he continued under SupeRally, picking up sufficient time ...