Tag Archives: Mikko Hirvonen

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Latvala Wins Rally GB As Ford Claim Podium Clean Sweep

November 14, 2011

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Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team’s Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila today won Wales Rally GB as Fiesta RS World Rally Cars powered to a 1-2-3 finish on the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship.  The Finns claimed their fifth world rally victory, and their first since July last year, as the Fiesta […]

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WRC – A Good Start For Loeb & Elena

November 11, 2011

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Wales Rally GB began today with three excitement­packed stages. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena lead the overall classification with 7/10s in hand over Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, their rivals in their quest for the 2011 FIA World Rally Champion title. The second Citroën Total World Rally Team DS3 WRC had to retire in SS1 […]

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WRC – Hirvonen Makes His Mark As WRC Title Duel Blasts Off In Wales

November 11, 2011

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Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen were quick to make their mark as the long-awaited battle for the drivers’ title in the FIA World Rally Championship began this afternoon.  The Finns were fastest through Wales Rally GB’s opening forest speed test in their Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car […]

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WRC – Double Podium In Spain Sends Ford’s Title Fight To Final Round

October 24, 2011

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Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen’s quest for a maiden FIA World Rally Championship title will go to a final round shootout after Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team claimed a double podium in Rally de España today.  They finished second in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car with team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila […]

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WRC – Loeb & Elena Close In On Rally Spain Victory

October 23, 2011

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After the opening day on gravel, Rally Spain continued today on the Catalonian tarmac. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, who were in the lead at the end of the first leg, controlled the gap to their pursuers. Their performance enabled them to bag the only record still lacking in their incredible results – the highest […]

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WRC – Hirvonen Heads World Championship After Dramatic Final Day In France

October 3, 2011

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Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen are tied for the lead of the FIA World Rally Championship following a dramatic turn of events after the finish of Rallye de France today. The Finns finished round 11 of the series in fourth place in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally […]

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WRC – Hirvonen Back In Championship Fight After Rally Australia

September 12, 2011

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FINLAND’S Mikko Hirvonen has reinvigorated the fight for the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship by winning a dramatic Rally Australia on the New South Wales Coffs Coast today. Hirvonen, co-driven by countryman Jarmo Lehtinen, began the final leg of the three-day event 22.7 seconds behind Ford teammate Jari-Matti Latvala. But when Latvala slowed to enable his […]

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WRC – Hirvonen & Latvala Steer Ford To 1-2 In Australia

September 11, 2011

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Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team claimed a dominant one-two finish in Rally Australia today.  Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen won this 10th round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 14.7sec in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car, ahead of fellow Finns Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila in a similar car. It was […]

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WRC – Hirvonen Leads Rally Australia, Latvala Chasing Hard

September 10, 2011

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FINLAND’S Jari-Matti Latvala has proved that he won’t give up on winning Rally Australia without a fight after clocking the fastest time on today’s final gravel test to cut Ford team-mate Mikko Hirvonen’s lead to 6.6s.   With rain returning following a brief respite, Latvala was 2.9s quicker than Hirvonen in his works Fiesta RS […]

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WRC – Fresh Start In Rally Australia For Ford Abu Dhabi Drivers

September 5, 2011

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New-look Rally Australia (8 – 11 September) offers a step into the unknown for Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team’s drivers.  A new base at Coffs Harbour, on the northern coast of New South Wales, means Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen and team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila must quickly get to grips with roads […]

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WRC – Loeb On Top In Germany

August 20, 2011

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By WRC.com Sebastien Loeb will begin day two of ADAC Rallye Deutschland with a lead of 7.4s over Citroen team-mate Sebastien Ogier following an action-packed opening day of the first asphalt event of the World Rally Championship season. Jari-Matti Latvala had got the rally off to a sensational start for the factory Ford team by […]

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WRC – Ford Fiesta’s winning start in Germany turns to frustration‏

August 20, 2011

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Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen ended the opening leg of Rallye Deutschland in third place after a frustrating day for the Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team.  Team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila made a perfect start to the first asphalt event for the new-generation WRC cars by winning the opening speed test, but both […]

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