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Sun March 13, 2005

Tough Point for 05 Fabia Debut Skoda Tough Point for 05 Fabia Debut Armin Schwarz and Jani Paasonen ended Rally Mexico in ninth and 13th places respectively. The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team’s newly homologated Fabia WRC 05 showed its improved potential but the event proved difficult as the team had no previous knowledge of the demanding con...

Mitsubishi takes a points double Mitsubishi Mitsubishi takes a points double The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC team scored points with both its nominated Lancer WRC05s in the Corona Rally México, the third round of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship. Harri Rovanperä and Risto Pietiläinen fought hard to finish fifth and team-mates Gilles and Hervé ...

Ford Gardemeister extends Ford's score

Peugeot Peugeot takes WRC lead

Citroen Loeb Makes a comeback

Subaru Petter takes Start to Finish Win

Skoda Armin & Jani move up the order

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WRC MEX end - Loeb up 2 places in stage! @ 05:24 PM - Atkinson's Subaru retired for the 2nd time in 1 rally, engine! Everybody else going slowly, as predicted. Subaru wins the rally, so we give the points to Peugeot! Unofficial end results: 1 Solberg 3h41m06s2 2 Gronholm +34s5 3 Märtin +1m38s3 4 Loeb +3m51s1 5 Rovanperä +3m58s1 6 Gardemeister +4m05s6 7 Warmbold +6m01s 8 Panizzi +6m01s7 9 Schwarz +8m05s3 10 Duval +16m14s2

WRC MEX SS13 - results seem clear... @ - ...as the points system dictates. With 14 points in the bag Peugeot would be stupid to not give Solberg a victory he such has not to fight for! Unofficial results after SS13: 1 Solberg 3h11m50s8 2 Gronholm +34s 3 Märtin +1m30s9 4 Rovanperä +4m11s3 5 Gardemeister +4m12s8 6 Loeb +4m37s4 7 Warmbold +5m30s 8 Panizzi +5m53s8 9 Schwarz +7m09s3 10 Duval +16m06s1

Sat March 12, 2005

Loeb Fighting Back Citroen Loeb Fighting Back The Citroën team could be forgiven for believing that it is written somewhere that its two Xsaras are forbidden from tasting success simultaneously in Mexico. Last year, Sébastien's retirement left Carlos Sainz to fly the firm's flag alone, the Spaniard going on to do...

Rovanpera 5th Overall Mitsubishi Rovanpera 5th Overall After an eventful leg two of the 2005 Corona Rally México, the Finnish Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 crews of Harri Rovanperä and Risto Pietiläinen lies in fifth position and team-mates Gilles Panizzi and Hervé Panizzi hold eighth place in the second Lancer WRC05. Crews left the...

Flu-hit Gardemeister in Fourth Ford Flu-hit Gardemeister in Fourth BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen ended today's second leg of the Corona Rally Mexico in fourth place after a tough day which sidelined several top drivers. Despite continuing to suffer from the 'flu, Gardemeister battled through the six...

Leading Petter, Amazing Atkinson Subaru Leading Petter, Amazing Atkinson Petter Solberg and the new Subaru Impreza WRC2005 lead Rally Mexico tonight after another dominating performance on the event's treacherous gravel stages. Taking another three stage wins, increasing his event total to six, the Norwegian topped the leaderboard all day to end th...

Two 307's climb the leader board Peugeot Two 307's climb the leader board Warm and sunny weather greeted the drivers at the start of leg two of Rally Mexico, which once more consisted of two loops of three stages with central service in Leon. The total competitive distance comprised 147.2 kilometres to the east of the city, with the stages today charac...

Frustrating day for Skoda Motorsport Skoda Frustrating day for Skoda Motorsport Armin Schwarz ended the opening day of Rally Mexico – the third round of the 2005 World Rally Championship - in 12th position as the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team debuted the new Fabia WRC05. Armin has had no technical problems today but, as this is his first time competing i...

Fri March 11, 2005

Mitsu's Progress Punctured Mitsubishi Mitsu's Progress Punctured After the opening leg of the 2005 Corona Rally México, the Finnish Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 crews of Harri Rovanperä and Risto Pietiläinen lie in seventh position and team-mates Gilles Panizzi and Hervé Panizzi hold 11th position in the second Lancer WRC05, after a challenging day...

Citroen Mixed Fortunes in Mexico Citroen Citroen Mixed Fortunes in Mexico Since Thursday's shakedown session, the two Xsaras have met with varying fortunes in Mexico. While the pre-start test session went off without a hitch for François Duval, Sébastien Loeb was forced to interrupt his run when the underneath of his car took a hefty knock from a bi...

Two 307's chase the lead Peugeot Two 307's chase the lead The Corona Rally Mexico got underway in a typically Mexican fashion on Thursday night in the ancient town of Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Thousands of enthusiastic fans lined the narrow streets of the old mining town to witness the best that the World Rally Champions...

Mex Leg 1 - 05 Impreza Leads