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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 – Latvala Leads Rally Australia Going Into Final Day

September 10, 2011

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FINNISH JARI-Matti Latvala will be forced to clean the road for his rivals on the final day of Rally Australia after completing Saturday’s last gravel test at the head of the field on the New South Wales Coffs Coast today. With the standings after the 13.79-kilometre 18th stage being used to determine the running order […]

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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 – Shakedown Pace Boosts Latvala At Rally Australia

September 9, 2011

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FINNISH driver Jari-Matti Latvala claimed a “real confidence booster” in setting the fastest time in shakedown today for RallyAustralia, round 10 of the World Rally Championship on theNew South WalesCoffsCoast. The Ford Fiesta RS WRC ace, yet to win in the WRC this season, stopped the clock in 1m58.9s after the 3.77-kilometre practice stage onSherwood […]

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WRC – Petter Solberg World Rally Team Rally Australia Preview

September 6, 2011

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Australia is the venue for round ten of the World Rally Championship and the Petter Solberg World Rally Team is already there, in the rally’s new home of Coffs Harbour in the state of New South Wales.  Rally HQ is at the Opal Cove Resort, eight kms away from the service park, which is based […]

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WRC – Australian Adventure Awaits As Stobart Head Down Under

September 6, 2011

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The M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team will face their biggest challenge of the season as they travel to unfamiliar territory in Australia to tackle the tenth round of the FIA World Rally Championship.   Coffs Harbour – famous for its stunning coastline and as the birthplace of Hollywood film star Russell Crowe – will […]

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WRC – Citroen Ventures Into Unknown Territory!

September 5, 2011

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Three weeks after the tarmac of Rally Germany, the WRC heads off down under for Rally Australia, which will be run on gravel. The Citroën Total World Rally Team, victorious in the last eight rallies, is aiming to continue its winning streak with its crews Sébastien Loeb / Daniel Elena and Sébastien Ogier / Julien […]

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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 – A One-Two & New Records For Citroen

August 22, 2011

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The Citroën Total World Rally Team clinched its third one-two of the season in the last leg of Rally Germany. Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia scored their first win on tarmac in front of Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Citroën racked up its 78th success in the FIA World Rally Championship becoming the manufacturer with […]

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WRC – Ogier & Ingrassia Lead Rally Germany

August 21, 2011

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Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena have clinched many of their great victories in the Panzerplatte stage, but this time it proved fatal to them. The seven-time world champions suffered a puncture in the last stage on the second day of Rally Germany handing the lead to their team-mates, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia. However, the […]

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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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WRC – Germany Almost Home For Kuipers

August 17, 2011

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The ADAC Rallye Deutschland is special for the FERM Power Tools World Rally Team. For the first time this season there is an asphalt rally and it is very close to the Dutch, Belgian border. For Dennis Kuipers and Frédéric Miclotte who pilot the Ford Fiesta RS WRC, the race in Germany is their home […]

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WRC – Petter Solberg World Rally Team – Rally Germany preview‏

August 17, 2011

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The Petter Solberg World Rally Team is currently making it’s way to Germany for the next event in the World Rally Championship, ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Round nine, this is the first all asphalt round of the season and the first asphalt event for the DS3, meaning the cars will be on a different, much lower […]

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WRC – Three questions to Sebastien Loeb

August 13, 2011

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Has your victory in Finland changed your approach to the end of the season? “There are still five events left to run and a lot of points are up for grabs. My win in Finland was one of the greatest of my career after a battle that lasted three days. It’s true that my aim was not to […]

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WRC – Ford Fiesta RS WRC ready for asphalt rally debut in Germany‏

August 13, 2011

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The Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car makes its asphalt rally debut when Rallye Deutschland (19 – 21 August) signals the opening sealed surface round of this season’s FIA World Rally Championship. The car competed in gravel specification on asphalt in Argentina in May, but this eighth round of the series will be the first […]

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WRC – Burkart Strengthens Stobart Squad For Germany

August 13, 2011

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The M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team will welcome Aaron Burkart, the 2010 FIA Junior World Rally Champion, into their Cumbria-based squad for next week’s ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Fresh from a podium position at last weekend’s ADAC Rally Wartburg where Burkart piloted the Ford Fiesta S2000, the 28-year-old German driver is feeling confident ahead of […]

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WRC – Citroen DS3 WRC Faces Its First Test On Tarmac

August 13, 2011

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For the first time in the history of the World Rally Championship, Citroen has achieved the feat of winning seven events on the trot. The Citroen DS3 WRC, unbeaten on gravel, now faces a new challenge on tarmac in Germany. Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, who have never lost in Trier, start the ninth round as favourites. In their […]

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Race of Champions – Triple ROC King Mattias Ekström Returns

August 4, 2011

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Three-time ROC ‘Champion of Champions’ Mattias Ekström will make his return to the Race Of Champions at this year’s event in Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena. The Swede has won two DTM championships for Audi in 2004 and 2007. But he has proved himself to be an all-rounder who is equally comfortable in all the cars used […]

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