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Sun April 5, 2009

Four in a row for Loeb Citroen Four in a row for Loeb Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and the Citroën Total World Rally Team extended their unbeaten run since the start of the 2009 World Rally Championship by securing their fourth win from four – and their 51st world class success – today in Portugal. Dani Sordo and Marc Marti were a...

Stobart extend points haul Ford Stobart extend points haul The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team extended their lead over the Citroen Junior team in the FIA World Rally Championship manufacturer standings despite a final day drama which saw Matthew Wilson retire from the rally on the penultimate stage. Henning Solberg kept up his challe...

Ford Hirvonen claims second in Portugal

Sat April 4, 2009

Evgeny Novikov flies the flag Citroen Evgeny Novikov flies the flag The Citroën Junior Team ends the second day of the Rally de Portugal with two C4 WRCs in the top 10 positions. This evening, Evgeny Novikov/Dale Moscatt hold seventh position, while Conrad Rautenbach/Daniel Barritt in ninth place. Dropping out of the running at the beginning of...

Copybook day for Loeb and Sordo Citroen Copybook day for Loeb and Sordo A score of six fastest times from six saw Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena profit from the second leg of the 2009 Rally de Portugal to put in a faultless run. The five-time World Champions eased ahead after the day's second test and went on to pull out a lead of 26 seconds ov...

Stobart drivers' inter-team battle Ford Stobart drivers' inter-team battle Stobart VK M-Sport Ford drivers Matthew Wilson and Henning Solberg are perfectly placed to take home a good points haul from the Rally de Portugal as they lie fifth and sixth overall at the end of day two. The team mates are separated by less than a second setting up a thrilling ...

Hirvonen struggles with road sweeping Ford Hirvonen struggles with road sweeping BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen lie second after today's second and penultimate leg of Rally de Portugal. The Finns endured the worst of the driving conditions on the slippery gravel tracks in the hills above the Algarve holiday re...

Fri April 3, 2009

C4 WRCs hold a strong position Citroen C4 WRCs hold a strong position The first full day of the Rally de Portugal has seen the two Citroën Total World Rally Team crews emerge in a strong position in terms of their chances for a top result