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Armin Schwarz announces retirement end of 2005

ARMIN SCHWARZ FINISHES HIS CAREER AS RALLY DRIVER WITH THE WRC 2005 SEASON FINALE On behalf of Global Sport Licensing Ltd. and of Mr. Armin Schwarz, Libra Management is announcing that Germany's Armin Schwarz will leave the rally car ...

ARMIN SCHWARZ FINISHES HIS CAREER AS RALLY DRIVER WITH THE WRC 2005 SEASON FINALE

On behalf of Global Sport Licensing Ltd. and of Mr. Armin Schwarz, Libra Management is announcing that Germany's Armin Schwarz will leave the rally car cockpit at the end of this year's World Rally Championship season.

Prior to the start of the German WRC round (Deutschland Rally, 25 to 28 August) the 42-year-old declared: "With the end of this season, my career as a racing driver in the world championship ends. I've set myself new priorities - first of all I want to have time for my wife and two children - and then I've got new goals and interesting challenges. I would like to thank my fans, my industry partners and my sponsors who were always there, no matter if the times were tough or smooth."

Armin Schwarz is the only German who permanently drove for top factory teams in the World Rally Championship since his debut at the 1988 RAC Rally (Great Britain). He competed as a racing driver for Toyota, Mitsubishi, Ford, Skoda, Hyundai, and for the past three years again with Skoda. The trained master mechanic finished his best WRC season in 2001 seventh overall. In 1991 Armin Schwarz won the Catalunya Rally, Spain's WRC round. In 1996 he clinched the European Championship. Before joining the highest class of rally sport, Armin Schwarz secured the German Championship in 1987 and 1988.

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