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Sat 06 Aug 2005
Rally Finland: Chris Atkinson leg one summary
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Rally Finland: Chris Atkinson leg one summary

ATKINSON HALTED AFTER A FLYING START IN FINLAND Australian Chris Atkinson began the Neste Rally of Finland in impressive fashion this morning running inside the top ten while tackling some of the most famous stages in the World Rally...

Sat 12 Nov 2005
Rally Australia: Skoda leg two summary
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Rally Australia: Skoda leg two summary

Colin McRae made maximum use of his start position for the opening day of Rally Australia to complete the second leg in second place! Colins Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team partner Armin Schwarz finished 10th as he contests the final rally...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Loeb perfect in Tour de Corse victoryHeadline
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Loeb perfect in Tour de Corse victory

Sebastien Loeb was flawless on the twisty mountain roads of Corsica, winning every stage of the Tour de Corse en route to his first victory in the French round of the World Rally Championship. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Photo by...

Wed 05 Oct 2005
Michael Park Memorial account for future project
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Michael Park Memorial account for future project

The family of Michael Park has today opened a memorial account in his name to fund a development scheme for young British co-drivers. Full details of the scheme have still to be finalised and more information will be available when they are ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Fri 26 Aug 2005
Gronholm back on top in Rally FinlandHeadline
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Gronholm back on top in Rally Finland

It had been a long time in the World Rally Championship wilderness for Marcus Gronholm and Peugeot, but the veteran Finn returned to the top step of the podium in his home event, taking his fifth Rally Finland victory in six years with a...

Sat 07 May 2005
Cyprus Rally: Ford preview
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Cyprus Rally: Ford preview

Ford targets 50th consecutive points finish in Cyprus Ford aims to create history on the Cyprus Rally (12 - 15 May) by extending its remarkable points scoring record in the FIA World Rally Championship to 50 consecutive events. Since the ...

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...

Wed 21 Sep 2005
Martin to miss Japan, Peugeot future uncertainHeadline
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Martin to miss Japan, Peugeot future uncertain

Markko Martin will not be driving in Rally Japan at the end of this month, following the death of his longtime co-driver and friend Michael Park at the Rally of Great Britain this past weekend. Scene at the rally HQ in Cardiff after the...

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...

Sun 13 Mar 2005
Rally Mexico: Skoda leg one summary
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Rally Mexico: Skoda leg one summary

Frustrating day for Skoda Motorsport Armin Schwarz ended the opening day of Rally Mexico -- the third round of the 2005 World Rally Championship - in 12th position as the Å koda Motorsport World Rally Team debuted the new Fabia WRC05. Armin has...

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.

Wed 28 Sep 2005
Rally Japan: Chris Atkinson preview
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Rally Japan: Chris Atkinson preview

Australian Chris Atkinson will be counting on his experience from the past two years in the Asia-Pacific Championship when he tackles Rally Japan, the thirteenth round of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship, aboard his Subaru Impreza WRC later...

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

A fourth consecutive Deutschland Rally win for Sebastien Loeb , who has pulled even further clear at the top of the 2005 Drivers' points table, and the excellent 2nd place of his team-mate Francois Duval have put Citroen- Michelin back ahead in...

Fri 25 Feb 2005
Ford announces new co-driver for Kresta
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Ford announces new co-driver for Kresta

Kresta names new co-driver as Tomanek steps down Jan Tomanek, co-driver to Roman Kresta in the BP-Ford World Rally Team, is stepping down with immediate effect. The 32-year-old Czech, who has partnered Kresta throughout his career, has been ...

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 21 Nov 2005
Chris Atkinson signs with Subaru
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Chris Atkinson signs with Subaru

SUBARU WORLD RALLY TEAM SIGNS ATKINSON FOR 2006 Subaru World Rally Team has announced the re-signing of Australia's brightest rallying star, Chris Atkinson, for 2006. The 25 year-old will partner Petter Solberg in the 2006 FIA World Rally ...

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...

Tue 04 Oct 2005
Rally Japan retirements
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Rally Japan retirements

Stage Driver Nat Car Reason ----- ------------------------- ---- --------------------------- ------------------------- SF 1 A. Kim ROK Mitsubishi Lancer Evii Mechanical SF 3...

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 ...

Sat 05 Mar 2005
Rally Mexico: Rallye route
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Rally Mexico: Rallye route

RALLY MEXICO ROUND 3 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 10 - 13 MARCH 2005 <pre> Thursday 10 March: Ceremonial Start Start Guanajuato 21.00 Friday 11 March: Leg 1 Leon - Leon Start Leon ...

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...

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 ...

Mon 06 Jun 2005
Rally of Turkey: Peugeot final summary
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Rally of Turkey: Peugeot final summary

PEUGEOT GUARD ITS LEAD By finishing third and fifth on the Rally of Turkey, the 307 WRC drivers Marcus Gronholm and Markko Martin have allowed Peugeot to retain the lead of the manufacturers' championship with a four-point advantage over ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
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 --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- ...

Wed 19 Oct 2005
Tour de Corse: Chris Atkinson preview
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Tour de Corse: Chris Atkinson preview

Three weeks after Subaru's Chris Atkinson made rallying history by finishing on the podium in Rally Japan the young Australian will this weekend be turning his focus towards Rallye de France, Round 14 of the FIA World Rally...

Thu 29 Sep 2005
Rally Japan: Round 13 preview
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Rally Japan: Round 13 preview

Rally Japan, the thirteenth round of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship, starts next week on 30 September. Coming just two weeks after Wales Rally GB and the tragic accident that claimed the life of Peugeot co-driver Michael Park, preparations...

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...

Tue 04 Jan 2005
2005 World Rally Championship calendar

2005 World Rally Championship calendar

Date Event Country Support class --------------- ------------------------------- --------------- ------------- Jan 21-23 Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo Monaco JWRC Feb 11-13 ...

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