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Tue September 18, 2012

Arzeno wins 2WD categorie WRC Arzeno wins 2WD categorie The Saintéloc Racing team entered two cars for the Wales Rally GB. Mathieu Arzeno and Mathieu Jamoul in their Citroën DS3 R3 drove a faultless race to win the 2-wheel drive category. Michaël Burri and Stéphane Rey in their second rally on gravel gradually got to grips with their ...

Sun September 16, 2012

PROTON Wales & Hokkaido Review General PROTON Wales & Hokkaido Review PROTON Motorsports team driver P-G Andersson (Sweden) extended his FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship lead on the latest round of the series – Rally GB – which ended in Cardiff this afternoon.   There was more to celebrate for the Malaysian manufacturer as Welshman Tom Cav...

Emphatic GB victory for Ford Ford Emphatic GB victory for Ford Ford World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila today won Wales Rally GB for the second consecutive season.  The Finns won this 10th round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 27.8 seconds in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car, securing their seventh world ral...

A solid finish for Mini WRC A solid finish for Mini 'G'day everyone, 'Atko calling at the end of Wales Rally GB. 'Today's itinerary featured three stages repeated twice totalling 83.10km of stages that I know from the past and I was really hoping to set some good times. We made some set-up changes to the ...

Citroen drivers certain to claim title Citroen Citroen drivers certain to claim title After finishing second and fifth at the Wales Rally GB, Sébastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen pushed all the other drivers out of the running for the title of 2012 World Rally Champion. In grabbing the runner-up spot on the final stage, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena obviously m...

Sat September 15, 2012

Citroen tightens grip on points Citroen Citroen tightens grip on points Although it may have lacked any twists and turns, day two of the Wales Rally GB enabled the Citroën Total World Rally Team crews to consolidate their positions. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena are third overall, a few seconds behind Petter Solberg, while Mikko Hirvonen and Ja...

A hard tyre choice WRC A hard tyre choice 'Hi everyone, 'Atko here and once again I'm checking in to tell you about my day at Wales Rally GB. Today was the second day of competition with seven stages totalling 95.36km - a shorter day than yesterday but still a good innings! For me, Stéphane and our MINI it...

Latvala stretches lead in Ford 1-2 Ford Latvala stretches lead in Ford 1-2 Ford World Rally Team maintained its grip on first and second places in Wales Rally GB during today’s second leg.  Overnight leaders Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila increased their advantage over Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson to 24.5sec, both pairings at the wheel of F...

Fri September 14, 2012

Ford wins all 6 stages today Ford Ford wins all 6 stages today Ford World Rally Team won all six speed tests in today’s opening leg of Wales Rally GB to hold first and second places.  Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila won four in a row in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car to build a 12.1sec lead over team-mates Petter Solberg and Chris Pa...

Team mates, friends and memories WRC Team mates, friends and memories 'Hey everyone, 'Chris here again. We're at the end of the first proper day of competition at Wales Rally GB. It was a really long day covering six stages and a total of 146.46km. Overall I can say Stéphane and I had a pretty solid day in our MINI. No major problems...

Citroens keep pushing Citroen Citroens keep pushing Crossing Wales from the north to the south, day one of the Wales Rally GB proved to be just as difficult as had been feared. Lying third, 21.3s behind the leaders, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena are well placed to fight for the win. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen are back ...

Tue September 11, 2012

Saintélog ready for Wales Rally GB Peugeot Saintélog ready for Wales Rally GB After the Mont-Blanc Morzine Rally, Mathieu Arzeno and Michaël Burri have gone straight to Wales to take part in the Wales Rally GB, the tenth of the thirteen rounds in the 2012 World Rally Championship. Arzeno, still at the wheel of his Citroên DS3 R3, wants to bolster his confi...

Sun September 9, 2012

PROTON: Wales Rally GB Preview WRC PROTON: Wales Rally GB Preview PROTON Motorsports will be looking to extend its lead in the FIA Super2000 World Rally Championship when the series arrives in Cardiff for thisweek’s Wales Rally GB. Sweden’s P-G Andersson has won two of the last three SWRC rounds hehas contested and enjoys a six-poin...

Mini: aussie, aussie, aussie WRC Mini: aussie, aussie, aussie G’day everyone… Yep, that’s right it’s Atko here – and I’ll be WRC Team MINI Portugal’s host for Rally GB. I’ve been round the world back now three times in the last month, but that isn’t the only reason my head’s spinning. It was under a month ago that I found out I was goi...

Fri September 7, 2012

Ford wants to continue GB success story Ford Ford wants to continue GB success story Ford World Rally Team enters next week’s new-look Wales Rally GB (13 - 16 September) bidding to add to its long list of successes in one of the sport’s classic events.  The Blue Oval has claimed the top step of the podium on 10 occasions since the launch of the FIA World Rally Ch...

GB may already prove decisive Citroen GB may already prove decisive Wales Rally GB – usually host to the climax of World Rally Championship season in November – has been moved in this year’s schedule to a mid-September slot. The British round may still prove decisive, however, in determining the winner of the ‘Manufacturers’ title, which Citr...

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