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The International protagonists of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship SEBASTIEN LOEB (F) Born at Haguenau on 26/02/1974 He made his debut in the World Rally Championship at Rally Corsica in 1999, he arrived 19th overall with a Citroen...

The International protagonists of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship

SEBASTIEN LOEB (F)
Born at Haguenau on 26/02/1974

He made his debut in the World Rally Championship at Rally Corsica in 1999, he arrived 19th overall with a Citroen Saxo Kit. Now he is running with Citroen Xsara Wrc with his co-driver Daniel Elena He obtained his first world win at Rally Deutschland in 2002 with Citroen Saxo In the WRC he obtained12 victories; he won the 2001 Super 1600 World Rally Championship with Citroen S1600 and in 2004 he won the World Rally Championship for Drivers with citroen Xsara Wrc.

TONI GARDEMEISTER (FIN)
Born at Kouvola on 31/03/1975

He made his debut in the World Rally Championship at the 1000 Lakes Rally in 1996 with Opel Ascona Now he is running with Ford Focus Wrc with his co-driver Jakke Honkanen. His best results this year: 2nd Rally Montecarlo; 3rd Rally Sweden; 6th Rally Mexico; 6th Rally New Zealand.

PETTER SOLBERG (N)
Born at Syderberg on 18/11/1974

He stared racing in rallies in 1996 with Toyota Celica.Now he is racing with Subaru Impreza Wrc with his co-driver Phil Mills. He obtained his first victory in the World Rally Championship at the RAC Rally in 2002 with a Subaru Impreza Wrc.In 2000 he ws 10th in the World Rally Championship for drivers with Ford Focus Wrc); 2002 he was 2nd in the WRC for Drivers with Subaru Impreza Wrc; World Champion in 2003 with Subaru Impreza Wrc; 2004 he was 2nd in the WRC for drivers with Subaru Impreza Wrc. His resulta in 2005 are : winner or Rally Sweden and Rally Mexico; 3rd Rally New Zealand.

MARCUS GRONHOLM (FIN)
Born at Esoo on 5/02/1968

He start racing in rallies in 1987 with a Ford Escort 1300. He made his debut in the World Rally Championship in 1989 at 1000 Lakes Rally with Lancia Delta. Now he is racing in the WRC with Peugeot 307 with his co- driver Vitto Silander. World Rally Champion in 2000 and 2002with Peugeot 206 Wrc. In 2001 he was 4th in the WRC for Drivers with Peugeot 206 Wrc; in 2003 he was 6th in the WRC for Drivers (Peugeot 206 Wrc); 2004 he was 5th in the WRC for Drivers (Peugeot 307 Wrc). His results in 2005 are: 5th Rally montecarlo, 2nd Rally Mexico; 2nd Rally New Zealand.

ARMIN SCHWARZ (D)
Born at Oberreichenbach on 16/07/1963

He start racing in the World Rally Championship in 1988 at the RAC Rally with an Audi 200 Quattro, 5th overall. Now he is racing with Skoda Fabia Wrc, with his co-driver Klaus Wicha. His best results are: 6th WRC for Drivers in 1991 (Toyota celica GT4), 7th WRC for Drivers in 1994 (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II); European Rally Champion in 1996 (Toyota Celica GT4); 8th WRC for Drivers in 1997 (Ford Escort Wrc). His results in 2005 are: 9th Rally Mexico; 10th Rally New Zealand.

MARKKO MARTIN (EE)
Born at tartu on 11/11/1975

He started racing in 1994 with Lada Samara. Now he is racing with Peugeot 307 Wrc with his co-driver Michael Park. He made his debut in the Worl Rally Championship in 1997 at the 1000 Lakes Rally with Toyota Celica St205. He obtained his firs world Rally win in 2003 at the Acropolis Rally with Ford Focus Wrc. His best results are: 9Th WRC for Drivers in 2002 (Ford Focus WRC); 5th in the WRC for Drivers in 2003 (ford Focus RS Wrc); 3rd WRC for Drivers in 2004 (Ford Focus RS Wrc). His results in 2005 are: 4th rally Montecarlo; 2nd Rally Sweden; 3rd Rally Mexico; 5th Rally New Zealand.

GIANLUIGI GALLI (I)
Born at Milan on 13/01/1973

He started racing in rallies in 1994 with Peugeot 309 Now he is racing with Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Wrc with his co-driver Guido D'Amore. He made his debut in the World Rally Championship in 1997 with Fiat Cinquecento at Rally Montecarlo, he arrived 16th overall. His best results are: 12th RallyMontecarlo 2002; 10th Rally Turkey 2004; 6th Rally Italia Sardinia 2004; 7th Rally catalunya 2004. His results in 2005 are:7Th rally Sweden; 8th Rally new Zealand.

FRANCOIS DUVAL (F)
Born at Chimay on 18/11/1980

He start racing in ralliues in 199 with a Citroen Saxo VTS Now is racing with Citroen Xsara with his co-driver Stephane Prevot. His best results are: 9th WRC for Drivers 2003 (Ford Focus RS); 6th WRC for Drivers in 2004. His results in 2005 are: 12th Rally Sweden; 4th Rally New Zealand.

ROMAN KRESTA (CZ)
Born at Zlin on 24/04/1976

He start racing in rallies in 1994 with Skoda Favorit and made his debut in the World Rally Championsip in 2001 at Rally Acropolis with a Ford Focus Wrc Now is racing with Ford Focus RS Wrc with his co-driver Jan Mozny. His results in are: 8th Rally Montecarlo and Rally Sweden.

CHRIS ATKINSON (AUS)
Born at Bega on 30/11/1979

He start racing in rallies in 2000 with Toyota Corolla. He made his debut in the World Rally Championship in 2004 at Rally New Zealand with Subaru Impreza STi. Now is racing with Subaru Impreza Wrc with his co- driver Glenn MacNeal. In 2005 he arrived 19th Rally Montecarlo; 7th Rally New Zealand.

HARRI ROVAMPERA (FIN)
Born at Jyvaskyla on 8/04/1966

He start racing in rallies in 1989 with Sunbeam Avenger He made his debut in the World Rally Championship in Finland in 1993 with Opel Manta 2.0E. Now he is racing with Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Wrc with his co-driver Risto Pietilainen He obtained only one win overall in the WRC at Rally Sweden 2001. His best results: 9th WRC for Drivers 2000 (seat Cordoba Wrc); 4th WRC for Drivers in 2001 (Peugeot 206 Wrc); 7th WRC for Drivers 2002 (Peugeot 206 Wrc); 8th WRC (Peugeot 307 Wrc) His results in 2005: 7th rally Montecarlo; 4th Rally Sweden; 5th Rally Mexico.

JANNE TUOHINO (FIN)
Born at Kiiminki on 22/05/1975

He start racing in rallies in 1993 with a Ford Escort RS 2000. He made his debut in the World Rally Championship in 1996 at 1000 Lakes Rally with ople Astra Gsi. Now he is racing with Skoda Fabia Wrc withy his co- driver Mikko Markkula. His best results: 3rd Junior WRC in 2002. In 2005 he entered Rally Sweden and Rally New Zealand.

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Series WRC
Drivers Michael Park , Daniel Elena , Risto Pietilainen , Stéphane Prévot , Guido D'Amore , Klaus Wicha
Teams Citroën World Rally Team