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Fri October 3, 2003

Quotes and news from SS2 WRC Quotes and news from SS2 Solberg/Mills “Hit the rear right, I don’t think I have any particular damage”. Sainz/Marti "Except the fog, everything OK" Loeb/Elena “I spun and hit the rear left and front right” Gronholm/Rautianen “The brakes are too soft”...

Skoda Gardemeister crashes out

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WRC Petter Solberg retires @ 12:41 AM - A fuel line problem (or perhaps a miscalculation on the fuel level by his team) is believed to have caused Petter and Phil to attempt pushing their car more than 1km to final service. Their efforts were in vain however as they arrived outside the maximum lateness and their rally is over. They were lying eighth overall.

WRC I SS6 - End of leg1 @ 10:34 AM - Loeb pulls 10s out of Märtin. For the later cars conditions seem to have gone worse, allowing Sainz to move up 2 places. Unofficial positions after SS6: 1. Loeb 1:30:15.7, 2. Märtin +32.4 3. Grönholm +49.6 4. Sainz +1:14.8 5. Duval +1:19.0 6. Panizzi +1:29.6 7. Mc Rae +1:21.9 8. Solberg +2:03.8 9. Mäkinen +2:50.2 10. Bugalski +2:52.3

WRC I SS5 - Repeat of the 1st stage @ 10:33 AM - This stage more or less confirmed the current overall positions. Unofficial positions after SS5: 1. Loeb 1:06:37.0, 2. Märtin +22.0 3. Grönholm +33.3 4. Duval +42.1 5. Panizzi +46.8 6. Sainz +57.9 7. Mc Rae +1:06.3 8. Solberg +1:20.7 9. Bugalski +1:47.1 10. Mäkinen +2:01.5

WRC I SS4 - Märtin challenges Loeb @ 08:06 AM - Märtin fastest again and now 2nd overall. Loeb and Märtin are in a class of their own on this stage. Unofficial positions after SS4: 1. Loeb 58:51.4, 2. Märtin +21.5 3. Grönholm +28.7 4. Duval +34.8 5. Panizzi +41.6 6. Sainz +52.3 7. Mc Rae +56.3 8. Solberg +1:09.4 9. Bugalski +1:36.3 10. Burns +1:44.5

WRC I SS3 - Ford pushing @ 07:05 AM - Miko Hirvonen retired, engine. Fastest stage time by Markko Märtin this time. Marcus Grönholm gets under pressure of both Ford. Unofficial positions after SS3: 1. Loeb 44:03.0, 2. Grönholm +19.8 3. Duval +21.3 4. Märtin +22.7 5. Panizzi +33.9 6. Sainz +37.5 7. Mc Rae +41.7 8. Solberg +54.5 9. Bugalski +1:15.4 10. Mäkinen +1:16.8

WRC I SS2 - Loeb sets the pace @ 03:16 AM - Loeb with a mindblowing fastest time, 14.7s quicker than anybody else on this stage alone. Märtin looked bang on pace, he dropped a good chunk of time towards the end of the stage, but still was 4th quickest. Gardemeister crashed out of the rally. Unofficial positions after SS2: 1. Loeb 32:01.7, 2. Grönholm +16.0 3. Duval +20.6 4. Sainz +27.1 5. Märtin +27.7 6. Panizzi +33.2 7. Mc Rae +35.1 8. Solberg +44.5 9. Mäkinen +58.2 10. Robert +1:03.7

WRC San Remo has started @ 03:15 AM - It's all Citroen and Peugeot up front, but look at Duval's time! Championship leader Burns with a disappointing time, but then, San Remo has never been his rally. Unofficial positions after SS1: 1. Loeb 7:56.2, 2. Duval +0.5 3. Grönholm +1.3 4. Panizzi +1.4 5. Sainz +2.5 6. Solberg +5.6 7. Mc Rae +6.1 8. Märtin +7.2 9. Mäkinen +8.2 10. Burns +13.1

Thu October 2, 2003

Fabia makes more progress on shakedown Skoda Fabia makes more progress on shakedown Both Škoda Motorsport Team drivers, Toni Gardemeister and Didier Auriol, worked hard this morning at the final shakedown test before the start of the Sanremo Rally. This is the first of three asphalt events in October that will place considerable strain on all of the World Rally ...

Wed October 1, 2003

Schwarz gets TV job WRC Schwarz gets TV job Hyundai refugee Armin Schwarz has already found something to keep himself busy during this weekend's San Remo Rally. The likeable German, a former Toyota, Ford and Skoda driver, has landed a commentating job with German TV channel RTL in a move likely to please WRC-Online's...

Peugeot Kresta faces crucial event

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WRC Last Chance @ 07:47 AM - Last chance to enter your San Remo tips.

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