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WRC – Jari-Matti Latvala Takes Out Rally Sweden

February 13, 2012

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The Ford World Rally Team crew of Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila claimed their second victory in Rally Sweden today, winning the event by 16.6 seconds after 349.16 competitive kilometres. Former team-mates Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen finished second for Citroën while Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson took the final podium position after a hard-fought […]

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WRC – Latvala Wins Rally Sweden As Ford Nets 6 Of The Best

February 13, 2012

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Ford World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila won Rally Sweden today by 16.6sec after a tense finale to this second round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Victory in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car was Ford’s sixth consecutive success at the only true winter rally of the season. It was […]

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WRC – Hirvonen’s First Podium Finish With Citroen

February 13, 2012

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With clear gaps already established between the frontrunners, the third and final day of Rally Sweden saw no changes at the top of the overall standings. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen ended their second rally with the Citroën Total World Rally Team by securing second spot on the podium. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena keep […]

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WRC – A Rally Full Of Lessons For Neuville & Al-Attiyah

February 13, 2012

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Rally Sweden, with its very specific road conditions, was the venue for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giovanni Bernacchini’s first competitive outing in the Citroën DS3 WRC. The Qatar World Rally Team crew achieved their goal by reaching the finish without making any mistakes. It was very much the same story for Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul […]

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WRC – Sandell Completes Fine Debut In MINI WRC

February 13, 2012

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Patrik Sandell has finished eighth at Rally Sweden today and the highest placed local driver on his debut in the MINI John Cooper Works WRC.  The Swedish driver finished the day in the same position he started and extended his lead over the chasing driver, Prokop.   It has been a very strong debut for […]

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WRC – Daniel Oliveira Beat The Snow With Merits

February 13, 2012

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In his first appearance in the Scandinavian round the Brazilian driver adjusted to a new environment and road conditions in the frozen Swedish and Norwegian scenarios which hosted the FIA World Rally Championship’s second round.                                                                                                              On board the STOHL RACING Class 3 Subaru Impereza the 26 year-old Salvador/BAHIA driver and codriver Carlos Magalhaes came […]

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WRC – Latvala Leads Rally Sweden After Day 2

February 12, 2012

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Jari-Matti Latvala continues to lead after the second day of competition in Rally Sweden, the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship. The Finn has extended his advantage and now has 23 seconds in hand to former team-mate Mikko Hirvonen while Petter Solberg maintains third. Today’s route took in two loops of four stages […]

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WRC – Hirvonen Keeps Up The Pressure

February 12, 2012

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After pushing hard every inch of the way, Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen held on to second position in Rally Sweden. The Citroën Total World Rally Team crew now trail Jari-Matti Latvala by 23s ahead of the final day of racing. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena achieved their target for the day, clinching sixth place. […]

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WRC – Sandell Consolidates 8th Position in Mini WRC

February 12, 2012

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Day two of Rally Sweden has seen Patrik Sandell settle into a rhythm in his MINI John Cooper Works WRC, retaining his eighth position throughout the day.  Still in only his first event in a World Rally Car, Sandell has been coming to grips with the extra performance of the car. Sandell took this morning’s […]

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WRC – Prodrive – Rally Sweden Report

February 11, 2012

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As the Prodrive team heads to the final stage of day two of Rally Sweden, Patrik Sandell, competing in the MINI John Cooper Works WRC for the first time, lies in 8thplace, 2 min 16 sec off the lead.  After starting the day in the rally lead, Dani Sordo was setting top six stage times […]

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WRC – Ford and Latvala lead in Sweden

February 11, 2012

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Ford World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila led Rally Sweden after a demanding opening day’s competition on snow and ice-covered roads.  The Finns lead this second round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 16.8sec in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car, with team-mates Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson in third. […]

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WRC – MINI Motorsport To Follow New Path In FIA WRC

February 7, 2012

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After Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) finished second on the return of the brand to the legendary Monte Carlo Rally, the direction has now been set for a long-term MINI presence in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC): On Thursday 2 February, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) accepted a two-car manufacturer […]

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WRC – Mikko & Jarmo Break The Ice

February 6, 2012

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Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen overcame a variety of extreme conditions – snow, ice and temperatures of around -30°– combined with the handicap of being first out on the road to win the 2012 Rally Finnskog. The Finnish crew finished some 30.5s ahead of their nearest rival. The perfect “warm-up” for the DS3 WRC ahead […]

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WRC – Ken Block and DC Shoes Break Viral Video Records Thanks to Gymkhana 4

January 25, 2012

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What began with Gymkhana 1—a practice video of DC athlete Ken Block behind the wheel of his car, roasting tires, logging seat time and having fun—has evolved into the Gymkhana franchise of viral videos, which have now successfully dominated the web as the most shared viral video series ever. The DC Gymkhana franchise has grown […]

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WRC – MINI Claims Second Step on Podium

January 24, 2012

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 The MINI WRC Team concluded the fifth and final day of the Monte Carlo Rally by bringing Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) and Pierre Campana (FR) and Sabrina de Castelli (FR) to the finish on the principality’s harbourside second and seventh respectively. This was only the team’s seventh FIA World Rally Championship […]

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WRC – Loeb, Elena & Citroen Secure Sixth Win At Rallye Monte-Carlo

January 23, 2012

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The 8oth Rallye Monte-Carlo drew to a close today with victory going to Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, their sixth win in the Principality. The eight-time World Champions enjoyed a clean sweep as they also picked up the three bonus points awarded to the winner of the Power Stage. Fourth overall in the rally, Mikko […]

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WRC – MINI WRC Team – Monte Carlo Rally – Day Three

January 21, 2012

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Day three of the Monte Carlo Rally was always going to be a challenge for all the competitors with the running of the most difficult stage of the event, the 24.13 kilometre SS12 at Cimetière de Vassieux – Col de Gaudissart , so the MINI WRC Team was delighted when its drivers arrived in Monte […]

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WRC – Rallye Monte-Carlo Day 3 Photo Gallery

January 21, 2012

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The third day of the Rallye Monte-Carlo took the competitors from Valence to Monaco. In the Vercors, Citroën Total World Rally Team’s DS3 WRCs produced some genuinely stunning performances, thanks to an inspired tyre choice. At the front, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena stretched their lead to beyond the two-minute mark, while Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen moved closer to […]

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WRC – Solberg holds podium and claims first stage win in Fiesta

January 21, 2012

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Ford World Rally Team’s Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson have retained third place on the Rallye Monte-Carlo leaderboard following a dramatic third leg of the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship season-opener. Fifty-nine crews restarted the 80th edition of the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo today, where the drivers contested three stages covering 77.30km separated by a midday […]

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WRC – Monte Carlo Rally – Day Two

January 21, 2012

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With five fastest times in six stages, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena increased their lead throughout the second day of the Rallye Monte-Carlo. The eight-time World Champions have now pulled over 1m30s clear of their closest challengers. The day turned out well for both Citroën Total World Rally Team driver pairings, as Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen moved up from […]

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