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Sun June 26, 2005

OMV Xsaras set some impressive times Citroen OMV Xsaras set some impressive times Even though the beginning of this year’s Acropolis Rally wasn’t to the liking of the OMV World Rally Team – the ending proved to be rather satisfying. After his retirement on the first day Manfred Stohl proved on leg two and three that he definitely can compete with the best. Xav...

Double points finish for Lancers Mitsubishi Double points finish for Lancers The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC team completed a successful Acropolis Rally, its crews bringing both cars to points-scoring finishes in what is viewed as one of the toughest rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship. Harri Rovanperä and Risto Pietiläinen headed the assau...

Subaru Solberg just misses drivers point

Citroen Loeb makes history in Greece

Peugeot 307s survive Greek Odyssey

Ford Toni matches career best

Skoda Another difficult event for Skoda

Sat June 25, 2005

Tough Luck for Marcus Peugeot Tough Luck for Marcus At the start of the second stage of this afternoon's loop, Marcus Gronholm came onto the Peugeot Total team radio to announce that he thought he had broken a driveshaft. He was left to complete the unlucky stage 13, as well as two further stages totalling 28 kilometres, before...

Toni fighting strong for 2nd Ford Toni fighting strong for 2nd BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen lie second in the Acropolis Rally of Greece tonight after another thrilling day's action over tough gravel mountain roads. The flying Finns fought tooth and nail with Carlos Sainz throughout the second leg ...

Armin restarts on day 2 Skoda Armin restarts on day 2 After the second day of the Acropolis Rally Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Armin Schwarz remains one place outside the manufacturers’ points positions. Armin climbed 24 places today and was among the top eight times on SS14 but is carrying a 25 minute penalty for the se...

Fri June 24, 2005

Toni a strong 4th after day one Ford Toni a strong 4th after day one BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen lie fourth after today's exciting and extremely demanding opening leg of the Acropolis Rally of Greece. Their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car has been in the midst of a thrilling battle at the head of the lea...

Groholm challenging for victory Peugeot Groholm challenging for victory The Rally of Greece - round eight of the World Rally Championship - got underway on Thursday night in the Olympic Stadium of Athens, in front of 70,000 enthusiastic spectators. The Race of Champions, organised by Michele Mouton in the Stade de France, gave the Greek organisers th...

Paasonen presses on alone WRC Paasonen presses on alone Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Jani Paasonen lies 12th overall after the opening day of the Acropolis Rally but team mates Armin Schwarz and Janne Tuohino were both forced to withdraw. Armin will continue under SupeRally but Janne has now retired from the event....

Hirvonen leads after SS4! WRC Hirvonen leads after SS4! LOEB Sébastien, CITROEN Xsara WRC
A lot of oversteering. I don’t know if the problem is on the car, or on the gravel. SOLBERG Petter - MILLS Philip SUBARU Impreza WRC 2005
They reached the finish with the car being full of dust inside....

Hirvonen up to 2nd WRC Hirvonen up to 2nd Driver comments after SS3: LOEB Sébastien, CITROEN Xsara WRC
I have to clean the road and there is a lot of gravel....

Gronholm leads after SS2 WRC Gronholm leads after SS2 LOEB Sébastien, CITROEN Xsara WRC
We made a lot of mistakes. We drove wide. Car was oversteer. SOLBERG Petter - MILLS Philip SUBARU Impreza WRC 2005
Their Impreza was scratched at the rear....

Thu June 23, 2005

Interview with Joan Sureda Skoda Interview with Joan Sureda Skoda team manager Joan Sureda appeared at the official pre-event press conference for the Acroplis Rally today. Full interview follows:...

Mon June 20, 2005

Can Loeb make it five in a row in Greece Citroen Can Loeb make it five in a row in Greece The big questions in Greece this weekend (24-26 June 2005) will be can Sébastien Loeb make it five World Rally Championship wins in a row, further extending his lead in the World Rally Drivers' Championship, and can Carlos Sainz add enough points to Citroën's tally to put t...

BP-Ford duo goes for WRC gold Ford BP-Ford duo goes for WRC gold Greece is the home of the Olympic movement and its majestic athletics stadium in Athens, built for the 2004 Games, is where the BP-Ford World Rally Team will begin its quest for gold medal winning performances on the Acropolis Rally (23 - 26 June). The team will start round eigh...

Petter Gunning for WRC Acropolis Win Subaru Petter Gunning for WRC Acropolis Win The Subaru World Rally Team will be entering a three-car team in the Acropolis Rally. The three Subaru Impreza WRC2005's will be driven by Petter Solberg (co-driven by Phil Mills) Chris Atkinson (co-driven by Glenn MacNeall) and Stéphane Sarrazin (co-driven by Denis Giraudet)....

Sun June 19, 2005

Stohl aims for points Citroen Stohl aims for points The second place of the OMV World Rally Team in Cyprus has stirred up the rally scene – and boosted the self-confidence of the team. But they nevertheless stick to realistic goals: each WRC-point is a success. In order to create a basis for further successes Kronos-Racing has set...

Sat June 18, 2005

Peugeot aim to defend their lead Peugeot Peugeot aim to defend their lead After Sardinia, Cyprus and Turkey, the long tour of Mediterranean gravel rallies that kicked off at the beginning of April will end over the sun-baked tracks of central Greece. Peugeot goes to the eighth round of the season with every intention of defending its lead in the Manufa...

Fri June 17, 2005

Three Fabias ready for Greek adventure Skoda Three Fabias ready for Greek adventure The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team will enter three cars for the eighth round of the World Rally Championship, the Acropolis Rally (June 23-26) where Jani Paasonen/Jani Vainikka will drive the Fabia WRC 05 alongside nominated crews Armin Schwarz/Klaus Wicha and Janne Tuohino/M...

Tue June 7, 2005

Holy Sainz - He's Back - Again Citroen Holy Sainz - He's Back - Again It seems that the World's most successful rally driver, Carlos Sainz, just can't say no to Citroen. After saying that his return from retirement to contest the World Rally Championship Rally of Turkey at the weekend (3-5 June 2005) was a one-off to get Citroen's defe...

Mon April 25, 2005

3 cars for Skoda in Greece Skoda 3 cars for Skoda in Greece The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team is to make a three-car Fabia WRC 05 entry for the Acropolis Rally in Greece (June 23-26), the eighth round of the 2005 World Rally Championship. Janne Tuohino/Mikko Markkula and Jani Paasonen/Jani Vainikka will join Armin Schwarz/Klaus Wicha ...

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