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Sat March 31, 2007

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Ford Hacked by prem7pun!sher It’s been a successful day two of Vodafone Rally de Portugal for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Team who now has both nominated cars in Manufacturer point’s contention. The team currently sits third in the 2007 standings and will be looking to maintain their position heading into to...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Citroen Hacked by prem7pun!sher Citroën Sport's Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena profited from the second day of the 2007 Rally de Portugal to tighten their grip at the sharp end of the leaderboard after easing into the lead on Friday afternoon. The second C4 WRC crewed by Dani Sordo and Marc Martí is still...

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Fri March 30, 2007

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Citroen Hacked by prem7pun!sher Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena completed the first full day of the 2007 Rally de Portugal in first place, while their Citroën C4 WRC team-mates Dani Sordo and Marc Martí reached this evening's parc ferme in 5th position. After kicking off yesterday evening with a super-spe...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Ford Hacked by prem7pun!sher The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Team crew of Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila has scored a hat-trick of podium placed stage finishes to end the first day of Rally de Portugal in a strong sixth position overall. After early morning woes the young Finn powered on to set up a solid...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Subaru Hacked by prem7pun!sher The Rally de Portugal is proving to be a demanding event, but after the opening day of action the Subaru World Rally Team has two cars firmly in the points-scoring positions. Petter Solberg/Phil Mills ended the day in fourth position, but are well-placed to launch a podium bid to...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Skoda Hacked by prem7pun!sher Friday’s leg of the Rally de Portugal from the viewpoint of the Czech Rally Team Kopecký can be called jinxed. Right at the initial super special stage of Friday’s leg in one right handed turn a boulder was left on the track following the passing of the previous pilot, which was ...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Ford Hacked by prem7pun!sher BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen and team-mates Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen both held top three places after today's opening leg of Rally de Portugal. Grönholm led throughout the day in a Ford Focus RS World Rally Car before being edg...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Citroen Hacked by prem7pun!sher The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team completed a faultless first day at the “Vodafone Rally de Portugal”. Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor lie in seventh overall place after 122,79 SS-kilometres. The Swedish-French OMV Team with Daniel Carlsson and Denis Giraudet is in ninth place...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher General Hacked by prem7pun!sher Abarth’s new diesel Grande Punto – which forms the basis of a one-make championship this year – will appear on two rounds of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge this season. The new car will be present on Italy’s Sanremo Rally in September and the Swiss-based Rallye du Valais in...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher General Hacked by prem7pun!sher The famous Sanremo Rally in northern Italy has revealed details of its 2007 route, which will again feature the famous La Ronde stage, the longest of the event at 48 kilometres. The spectacular stage – one of the most challenging in Europe – will be run once more at night on Thur...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Citroen Hacked by prem7pun!sher The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team took up the “Vodafone Rally de Portugal” on the super stage in the Algarve Stadium on Thursday evening. These 2,03 kilometres long show-super stage was completed on tarmac as opposed to the remainder of the rally. And with gravel tyres, at ...

Thu March 29, 2007

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Citroen Hacked by prem7pun!sher OMV, Central Europe’s leading oil and gas group, supports the first CarbonNeutral® rally team worldwide. A quality assurance was undertaken which resulted in 1,776 t of CO2-emissions for the whole team during the racing season 2007 which will be neutralised....

Mon March 26, 2007

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Skoda Hacked by prem7pun!sher Francois Duval will miss this weekend's Rally of Portugal. The Belgian Skoda driver and his first team were not well prepared enough in time for the event, Francois having not even met his co-driver prior to the start. Dual's campaign will now start in Sardinia in May. ...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Ford Hacked by prem7pun!sher The Munchi's Ford World Rally Team will not contest this weekend's Rally de Portugal, the fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship, due to a serious racing accident involving a family member. ...

Sun March 25, 2007

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Citroen Hacked by prem7pun!sher The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team will once again enter the “Vodafone Rally de Portugal” with two cars. Besides Manfred Stohl/Ilka Minor, Daniel Carlsson and Denis Giraudet will compete again. The Swede is, after having taken a break in Mexico, all fired up for his first gr...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Citroen Hacked by prem7pun!sher The fifth round of the 2007 World Rally Championship takes teams to Portugal where Citroën has entered C4 WRCs for Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/ Marc Martí....

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Ford Hacked by prem7pun!sher The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team are off to Rally de Portugal next week in search of the continued form that has lead them to third in the manufacturer standings after four rounds of the 2007 World Rally Championship....

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Ford Hacked by prem7pun!sher The Munchi's Ford World Rally Team head to Portugal confident in search of that illusive first manufacturer point, which narrowly evaded the team by one position in Mexico. Round five of the WRC will be the third in the Munchi's ten event campaign....

Early IRC Turkey preview IRC Early IRC Turkey preview The next round of the IRC, in Turkey, will be based at Istanbul´s famous Grand Prix circuit just outside Turkey´s capital city. Rally HQ and the service area will be contained within the circuit complex, and there will be side-by-side spectator superspecial especially built in th...

Hacked by prem7pun!sher IRC Hacked by prem7pun!sher Triple Belgian Rally Champion Pieter Tsjoen will join the IRC from the Rally of Ypres – run in his native Belgium – onwards. The 33 year-old is planning to compete on at least five rounds of the series this year....

Fri March 23, 2007

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Subaru Hacked by prem7pun!sher The Subaru World Rally Team heads back to Europe for round five of the World Rally Championship, Rally de Portugal, which is back on the calendar after a break of six years....

Hacked by prem7pun!sher Ford Hacked by prem7pun!sher FIA World Rally Championship pacesetter BP-Ford revisits one of the sport's classic rallies next week as the European gravel element of the season begins in Portugal. After a five-year absence, Rally de Portugal (29 March - 1 April) returns to the championship with an entirel...

Fri March 16, 2007

Duval looking forward to return Skoda Duval looking forward to return Belgium's Francois Duval is looking forward to his return to WRC action on the Rally Portugal at the end of this month after being out of action since Rally GB in November of last year....

Interview with Michele Nandan General Interview with Michele Nandan Michele Nandan has been in two WRC teams before joining Suzuki. He began his WRC career at Toyota Team Europe (TTE) when the company carried out the rally program the Celica GT-FOURs (ST185 and ST205), which won 17 WRC events under their belts....

Tue March 13, 2007

Children create the new look for OMV Citroen Children create the new look for OMV OMV, Central Europe’s leading crude oil and natural gas group, invites children up to the age of 14 years to design a new look for the rally car of OMV driver Manfred Stohl. Creative, futuristic and funny designs can be sent to OMV until April 13, 2007. The rally car with the OMV...

Subaru announces HI-TEC deal Subaru Subaru announces HI-TEC deal The Subaru World Rally team today announced a new three year partnership deal with British sports footwear brand HI-TEC....

Mon March 12, 2007

Exciting Safari result IRC Exciting Safari result The KCB Safari Rally 2007 delivered a well fitting career start to the promising IRC series. The Safari is traditionally about the most specialised and unique rally ever existing. Even the cars have to be prepared in a special way, easy to identify by bull bars and snorkels. The ...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Michelin sues FIA @ 07:52 PM - According to web site www.rallye1.de Michelin has sued the FIA at a civilian French court. Michelin feels the FIA's decission against BFGoodrich as the control tyre for WRC seasons 2008-2010 was unfair. The decission was at leat a big surprise, since BFGoodrich supplies all WRC teams in 2007. Pirelli has on their own decission just withdrawn as a WRC tyre supplier just a season before the FIA sees them as the sole supplier.

WRC Mexico Tipping Results @ 04:11 AM - Extremely accurate and high scoring Mexico tips from some, see the results here.

Sun March 11, 2007

Stobart maintain grip on third Ford Stobart maintain grip on third The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team have once again excelled, keeping a firm grasp of third spot in the 2007 Manufacturers’ race, after this weekend’s Corona Rally Mexico....

Second win for C4 Citroen Second win for C4 The end of the third and final leg of the 2007 Rally Mexico allowed the French team to sing the Marseillaise to celebrate the victory of Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena with the Citroën C4 WRC, while Dani Sordo and Marc Martí claimed a fine 4th overall with the other C4....

Chris brings new car home 5th Subaru Chris brings new car home 5th The Subaru World Rally Team’s latest challenger, the Impreza WRC2007, made a promising debut on Rally Mexico and successfully scored points in the hands of Chris Atkinson/Glenn Macneall. The pair started the third and final leg in fifth position and held that position throughout ...

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