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Sun February 20, 2005

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Sun February 13, 2005

Dramatic and Difficult Final Day Skoda Dramatic and Difficult Final Day Jani Paasonen and Mattias Ekström finished in 9th and 10th places respectively on the Swedish Rally. During the final day Mattias climbed six places to claim his first WRC points for the Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team but Janne Tuohino went off near the end of the penultimate ...

Points for both nominated Lancers Mitsubishi Points for both nominated Lancers The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC team scored points with both its nominated Lancer WRC05s in the Swedish Rally, the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Harri Rovanperä and Risto Pietiläinen exceed their result in Monte-Carlo by finishing fourth, rounding the e...

Petter Takes Swedish Win Subaru Petter Takes Swedish Win Petter Solberg claimed victory on the Swedish Rally to take his first WRC win of the year, his first in Sweden and the eleventh of his career. Locked in a thrilling battle with Marcus Gronholm until the final stages, the Norwegian and co-driver Phil Mills took six stage wins and ...

Three Fords in the top-8 Ford Three Fords in the top-8 BP-Ford World Rally Team leads both the drivers' and manufacturers' standings in the FIA World Rally Championship after claiming a podium finish on the Swedish Rally today. Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen finished third in a Ford Focus RS World Rally Car to head the d...

Excellent Second for Markko Martin Peugeot Excellent Second for Markko Martin Although the weather forecast was for snow storms on the final leg of the Rally Sweden, a storm of a different sort was taking place on the icy stages. Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm started the day just behind Subaru's Petter Solberg, but while he kept pace with the rally lea...

One to Forget Citroen One to Forget After the success of the 2004 Rally of Sweden, when Sébastien Loeb became the first non-Scandinavian to win the event, the contrast with the 2005 even for Citroen could not be greater, with Loeb forced into retirement two stages from the end and team mate Duval loosing time after...

Fri February 11, 2005

Citroen Within Striking Distance Citroen Citroen Within Striking Distance At the end of the first day of the Swedish Rally, held under beautiful blue skies, the Citroen Xsaras of Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and François Duval/Stéphane Prévot arrived in Karlstad this evening in third and fifth positions respectively. The day had been divided up in...

Gigi Galli Fourth, Harri 8th Mitsubishi Gigi Galli Fourth, Harri 8th After the opening leg of the 2005 Swedish Rally, the Italian Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 crew of "Gigi" Galli and Guido D’Amore have powered up the leaderboard into fourth position, setting one fastest stage time en route to their best position in a world rally. Team-mates Harri Rova...

Solberg Challenging for the lead Subaru Solberg Challenging for the lead At the end of the first day of the Swedish Rally, Petter Solberg holds second position overall, just 0.2 seconds off Marcus Gronholm's overall lead. Demonstrating an impressive pace aboard his Subaru Impreza WRC2004, the Norwegian took two stage wins and set a string of top-th...

All three Skodas set top 6 times Skoda All three Skodas set top 6 times Mattias Ekström, Janne Tuohino and Jani Paasonen hold 9th, 10th and 14th places respectively after the opening day of the Swedish Rally. All three Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team drivers set times in the top six during the day with Jani taking fifth fastest on the opening stag...

Gronholm holds overnight lead Peugeot Gronholm holds overnight lead The opening day of the Rally Sweden has seen a fierce battle over the icy stages, with Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm emerging in a slender lead from the Subaru of Petter Solberg. Peugeot Markko Martin ends the leg in sixth place, while a third 307 WRC driven by up-and-coming Swe...

Toni holds points place for Ford Ford Toni holds points place for Ford A solid afternoon performance enabled BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen to recover from a disappointing morning and end today's opening leg of the Swedish Rally in a points-scoring position. The Finns lie seventh in their Ford Focus RS Worl...

Atkinson - Order of the Day is Snow Subaru Atkinson - Order of the Day is Snow Snow is not normally high on the agenda for a Gold Coast resident but for Subaru World Rally team driver Chris Atkinson snow fall has been high on his wish list as he prepares for his World Rally Championship in Sweden today. On Wednesday night Atkinson got his wish of a h...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC SWE SS1 Results @ 09:17 AM - Unofficial results after SS1: 1 Solberg 12m16.3s 2 Loeb +5.4s 3 Carlsson +8.0s 4 Gronholm +9.0s 5 Paasonen +10.9s 6 Gali +13.8s 7 Ekstrom +14.2s 8 Sohlberg +14.9s 9 Duval +16.0s 10 Martin +17.2s

WRC SWE SS6 Overall @ - Mitsubishi's GALLI TURNS FIRST ITALIAN TO WIN A WRC STAGE SINCE OVER 10 YEARS! and Solberg the lead by 0.1s! H.Solberg drops form seventh to 11th. Rovanpera up to places. Unofficial results after SS6: 1 Solberg 56m13.3s 2 Gronholm +0.1s 3 Loeb +12.5s 4 Galli +15.5s 5 Duval +28.8s 6 Martin +35.2s 7 Rovanpera +56.4s 8 Gardemeister +57.3s 9 Tuohino +59.4s 10 Ekstrom +59.6s - only the short Super-Special Stage remains today.

WRC SWE SS5 Overall @ - Unofficial results after SS5: 1 Gronholm 46m22.5s 2 Solberg +3.1s 3 Loeb +15.2s 4 Galli +18.7s 5 Duval +27.1s 6 Martin +31.2s 7 H.Solberg +46.4s 8 Tuohino +47.7s 9 Rovanpera +50.6s 10 Ekstrom +54.2s

WRC SWE SS4 Overall @ - Petter Solberg takes his second stage. Unofficial results after SS4: 1 Gronholm 40m23.8s 2 Solberg +3.8s 3 Galli +16.0s 4 Loeb +18.2s 5 Duval +24.0s 6 Martin +28.8s 7 Tuohino +39.4s 8 Rovanpera +46.4s 9 H.Solberg +47.0s 10 Ekstrom +48.9s

WRC SWE SS3 - top3 by 0.2s only!!!! @ - There is a very close 3-way battle. Fastest Peugeot so far of Daniel Carlsson spun and caught some wheel damage. Unofficial results after SS3: 1 Grönholm 28m17.1s 2 Loeb +0.1s 3 Solberg +0.2s 4 Galli +13.6s 5 Märtin +19.1s 6 Duval +19.5s 7 Ekstrom +25.1s 8 Tuohino +28.8s 9 Paasonen +36.2s 10 Rovanperä +36.3s

WRC SWE SS2 Overall @ - Petter Solberg takes his second stage. Unofficial results after SS2: 1 Solberg 18m19.4s 2 Loeb +7.5s 3 Carlsson +10.7s 4 Gronholm +11.9s 5 Paasonen +10.9s 6 Galli +18.8s 7 Duval +22.3s 8 Sohlberg +22.9s 9 Paasonen +23.0s 10 Martin +26.1s

Wed February 9, 2005

Marcus, Markko & Carlsson - Sweden Peugeot Marcus, Markko & Carlsson - Sweden After finishing with both its cars in the points in Monte Carlo, Peugeot Sport travels to the season's second round in Sweden where it will be looking to add a further win to the four Swedish Rally successes it has secured since 2000. The team's colours will be represented ...

Tue February 8, 2005

Comments from Atkinsons Snow Tests Subaru Comments from Atkinsons Snow Tests Australian Chris Atkinson continued his preparations for his debut with the Subaru World Rally Team in Sweden today when he completed an intensive day of testing aboard the Impreza WRC2004. While the temperatures dropped to minus four throughout the day Atkinson’s confiden...

Rovi and Galli  Head to the Snow Mitsubishi Rovi and Galli Head to the Snow The Swedish Rally is the country’s biggest sporting event, for it is a unique challenge and one of the most daunting in the FIA World Rally Championship. It is the only round of the series in which sub-zero temperatures are guaranteed. The snow-covered forest tracks of central Sw...

Questions to the Citroen Team Citroen Questions to the Citroen Team Questions to Guy Fréquelin… Your first words after Sébastien's win in Monaco were "I'll never get tired of this…"!...

In defence of the Swedish crown! Citroen In defence of the Swedish crown! For the Swedish Rally, Round 2 of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship, Team Citroën Total has entered two Xsara WRCs for its usual crews, Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and François Duval/Stéphane Prévot. Twelve months ago, Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena, the Xsara WRC and the Ci...

Mon February 7, 2005

Three Car Line-up to Attack Subaru Three Car Line-up to Attack The Swedish Rally will be the first time that the Subaru World Rally Team has entered a three-car team since Rallye Sanremo 2002, when Tommi Mäkinen, Petter Solberg and Achim Mortl represented the Japanese manufacturer. Subaru's lead driver Petter Solberg has contested the eve...

Fri February 4, 2005

Interview: Paul Hembery (Pirelli) WRC Interview: Paul Hembery (Pirelli) Three questions to Paul Hembery (Pirelli): Will you have anything new in Sweden this year? "We will principally have new studs that protrude by 8mm for very snowy conditions. The challenge with such a long stud is gluing it sufficiently strongly in the tyre to prevent ...

Interview: Marcus on Winter Rallying Peugeot Interview: Marcus on Winter Rallying With three previous wins to his name, Marcus Grönholm is determined to improve his and Peugeot's score on this event which he particularly enjoys... A mechanical problem put you out of contention in Sweden last year but you set the highest number of fastest stage times. ...

Gardemeister going for the win! Ford Gardemeister going for the win! Central Sweden's numbing cold and barren, ice-bound countryside traditionally provide the harshest environment of the FIA World Rally Championship season and a cruel contrast to the glitz of last month's opening round in Monte Carlo. But for BP-Ford World Rally Team's d...

Three Fabias head to Sweden Skoda Three Fabias head to Sweden The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team heads for the Swedish Rally (February 10-13) with three Scandinavian drivers at the wheel of the Fabia WRC. Janne Tuohino will be the nominated driver alongside Audi Sport’s DTM Champion Mattias Ekström who joins the team from Škoda Motorspor...

Interview with Mattias Ekstrom Skoda Interview with Mattias Ekstrom How are you looking forward to your World Championship debut in the Škoda Fabia WRC?
I am really looking forward to it because it has been the focus of my attention for so many weeks and months now. I’m feeling quite confident about it after all of our recent tests ...

Tue February 1, 2005

Schwarz out, Paasonen in for Sweden Skoda Schwarz out, Paasonen in for Sweden Jani Paasonen will contest next week's Swedish Rally (February 10-13) for the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team. The 29-year old Finn will replace Armin Schwarz in the Fabia WRC while Armin recovers from the shoulder injury he sustained during the Monte Carlo Rally. After ...

Ford Nominates Henning for Points Ford Ford Nominates Henning for Points Ford has named Norwegians Henning Solberg and Cato Menkerud as nominated drivers for this month's Swedish Rally. The pair will drive an M-Sport prepared Ford Focus RS World Rally Car on the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship. They will join BP-Ford World Rally ...

Mon January 31, 2005

NEWS JUST IN

Subaru Sarrazin Partnered by Giraudet @ - Subaru's second nomintated manufacturers points scoring driver in Sweden will be co-driven by Denis Giraudet, Didier Auriol's ex co-driver. In Monte Carlo Sarrazin's 2004 co-driver, Patrick Pivato, stood in for Renucci who was ill. The switch to Giraudet is reported to be a long-term move.

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