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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 – 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 – 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 – 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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Formula 1 – Raikkonen; “I Never Really Lost The Passion For Racing In Formula 1”

November 30, 2011

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Kimi, good news today, you have decided to come back to Formula 1. Why are you coming back? The main reason was that I never really lost the passion for racing in Formula 1, just maybe for all the other things around it. But when I did some NASCAR races this year I noticed that […]

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Formula 1 – Kimi Raikkonen Back In F1 With Lotus Renault

November 29, 2011

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Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Kimi Räikkönen will race for the team next season. The 2007 World Champion, who left Formula 1 at the end of 2009 to pursue a career in rallying, has decided to make a comeback at the pinnacle of single-seater racing. He has now signed a two-year agreement […]

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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 – A Seventh World Title For Citroen*

October 24, 2011

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Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove a perfect race on the Catalonian gravel and killed two birds with one stone thanks to the sixty-seventh victory of their career. First of all, they gave the Citroën Total World Rally Team their seventh world title with one round still to go before the end of the season, […]

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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 – News from the FIA World Rally Championship‏

September 27, 2011

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Stages from this week’s Rallye de France Alsace will be streamed live and exclusive on the World Rally Championship’s official website, wrc.com, as part of a pilot project to investigate future digital opportunities for the all-action series. World Rally Championship promoter North One Sport has made a substantial investment in the trial, which will be […]

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