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Mon August 21, 2006

Wilson brings it home 10th Ford Wilson brings it home 10th Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team driver Matthew Wilson has finished his first Neste Oil Rally Finland with a strong placing in the top ten, scoring Manufacturer points in the tough highly specialised event, the tenth round of the FIA World Rally Championship....

Sun August 20, 2006

Kopecky scores again Skoda Kopecky scores again The Czech Rally Team Škoda-Kopecký's Jan Kopecký and Filip Schovánek achieved a superb result in their Škoda Fabia WRC in the Finland Rally. Jan Kopecký's composed performance during all three legs was enough to earn a point in the drivers standings of the World Rally Champ...

Subaru's focus switches to testing Subaru Subaru's focus switches to testing After Petter Solberg crashed out of Rally Finland on Leg two and mechanical problems dropped Chris Atkinson out of contention for a podium finish, the team’s focus for today’s final Leg was testing for the forthcoming gravel rallies. Atkinson set three top-five times on today’s f...

Both 307s finish top 10 Peugeot Both 307s finish top 10 The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team finished the “Neste Oil Rally Finland” with both cars among the top-10. The only registered works team of the FIA World Rally Championship to match this feat was Ford. Thus Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud in fourth overall place and Manfred S...

Another rally, another podium for Loeb Citroen Another rally, another podium for Loeb After a trouble-free final leg, Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their Citroen Xsara WRC took an excellent second place on the aweinspiring Rally Finland, just as they did last year. The reigning twotime World Champions have therefore continued a remarkable unbroken series. F...

Flying Finn takes home win Ford Flying Finn takes home win BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen won Rally Finland today after dominating the fastest rally of the year in their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car. It was the team's fourth victory of the FIA World Rally Championship season, already making this...

Grönholm wins Finland WRC Grönholm wins Finland Marcus Grönholm won the Rally Finland for the 6th time. After 5 wins with Peugeot this was his first Finnish victory in a Ford. And it was his hardest fought victory. The 2006 season seems to be clear cut with nobody else winning but Grönholm and Loeb. After 10 rounds the score i...

Kopecky moves up to 8th Skoda Kopecky moves up to 8th The Czech Rally Team Škoda-Kopecký was very happy with Saturday's leg of the Rally Finland. The crew of Jan Kopecký and Filip Schovánek put in a composed, faultless performance which pushed them up to a superb eighth place, which would give them a point in the drivers standing...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Tense Group N battle decided @ 09:38 AM - Throughout the event there has been a tense battle for the group N lead between Patrick Flodin and Markku Alen's son Anton. After SS18 Alen lead Flodin by only 3.8s, and that was a big gap! But in SS19 Flodin has rolled. More in our post FIN article

WRC FIN SS19 - Hirvonen wins stages @ 09:21 AM - Hirvonen won both stages so far today. Two more stages to go and with so few kms on the last day everyone goes for a finish. Unofficial, provisional results after SS19:
1. Grönholm, Ford, 2h38m24s4
2. Loeb, Citroen, +1m06s7
3. Hirvonen, Ford, +1m38s3
4. Solberg, Peugeot, +3m51s5
5. Galli, Peugeot, +5m08s4
6. Tuohino, Citroen, +5m55s2
7. Valimäki, Mitsubishi, +6m31s1
8. Kopecky, Skoda, +9m42s4
9. Stohl, Peugeot, 13m05s5
10. Wilson, Ford , +14m08s9

Sat August 19, 2006

Wilson in the top ten Ford Wilson in the top ten Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team driver Matthew Wilson enjoyed a fruitful second full day of Neste Oil Rally Finland working his way into the top ten of the overall standings of the tenth round of the FIA World Rally Championship....

Marcus strengthens lead Ford Marcus strengthens lead BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen dominated today's second leg of Rally Finland to strengthen their lead. The Finns, chasing their sixth victory here in seven years, were fastest on seven of the eight speed tests in their Ford Focus RS World...

Petter crashes out of 4th Subaru Petter crashes out of 4th The second Leg of Rally Finland turned out to be a frustrating one for the Subaru team, as lead driver Petter Solberg crashed out of fourth place and two mechanical problems dropped Chris Atkinson from sixth to 21st. The day started well for Solberg, who set the third fastest tim...

Henning consolidates 4th Peugeot Henning consolidates 4th The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team has reason to be satisfied with the second day of the “Neste Oil Rally Finland”. Henning Solberg consolidated his fourth overall place. And Manfred Stohl even gained eight places and currently lies in ninth place. This would mean nine point...

Seb goes for silver Citroen Seb goes for silver Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena started this morning determined to challenge for victory in their duel against Marcus Grönholm. They conceded little in Vaheri (SS10) – 1.7 seconds – and won Ouninpohja Länsi (SS11). So for the first time, they beat the five-time winner of this ...

Fri August 18, 2006

Tough day for Stobart crews Ford Tough day for Stobart crews British rally driver Matthew Wilson completed the first leg of Neste Oil Rally Finland with a strong placing inside the top fifteen of the highly specialised event after working his way back up the order following a puncture on Friday's first stage....

Encouraging first day for Subaru Subaru Encouraging first day for Subaru After an encouraging first day of Rally Finland for the Subaru team, Petter Solberg holds fourth place overall, but remains less than ten seconds behind third place with two days of competition still to go. Highlighting the performance improvements already made to the Subaru Impr...

An epic battle for the lead Citroen An epic battle for the lead Having won in Germany a week ago, Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their Xsara WRC face a rem