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Sun October 3, 2004

Duval scores points finish Ford Duval scores points finish BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers François Duval and Stéphane Prévot today claimed their ninth points result of the season when they finished fifth on the Rally Italia Sardinia. The gruelling three-day event on the sun-baked Mediterranean island turned into a rally of attrition as...

Petter wins again on gravel Subaru Petter wins again on gravel Petter Solberg and co-driver Phil Mills took victory on Rally Italia Sardinia today to claim their third consecutive WRC win. Leading the event from the outset, the pair were fastest on 13 of the rally's 19 stages and finished 2 minutes 7.9 seconds ahead of second placed Sebas...

Peugeot Tough times for Peugeot in Sardinia

Skoda Final report from Italy

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Solberg makes it 3 in a row @ 01:17 PM - Petter wins Rally Sardinia!
Final results: 1. SOLBERG, Petter Subaru Impreza WRC 4.43.47.9 2. LOEB, Sebastien Citröen Xsara WRC 4.45.55.8 3. SAINZ , Carlos Citröen Xsara WRC 4.47.08.8 4. NAVARRA, Andrea Subaru Impreza WRC 4.54.04.0 5. DUVAL, François Ford Focus WRC 4.54.35.9 6. GALLI, Gigi Mitsubishi Lancer gr.N 5.08.59.5 7. GRÖNHOLM, Marcus Peugeot 307 WRC 5.10.27.1 8. WARMBOLD, Antony Ford Focus WRC 5.11.51.1

Sat October 2, 2004

Armin follows Toni into retirement Skoda Armin follows Toni into retirement The second leg of the Rally of Italy saw the retirement of Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Armin Schwarz after breaking a steering arm and then a wishbone. Although he completed the stage it was impossible to drive SS9 – the longest of the rally – and 125kms of road sect...

WRC Driver quotes after SS9

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Peugeots hit problems @ 06:03 AM - Harri Rovanpera retires with electronics problems, Marcus suffers the same problem and drops 23 minutes.
Unofficial, provisional positions after SS9: 1. Solberg 2:51:13.0 2. Loeb +55.1 3. Sainz +1m53.0 4. Martin +2:04.2 5. Navarra +6:09.5 6. Duval +8:19.4 7. H Solberg +8:33.2 8. Galli +13:48.3 9. Warmbold +16:16.7 10. Andersson +17:20.3

WRC Positions after SS8 @ 04:18 AM - Vouilloz retired (SS7) crash, Schwarz retired broken wheel. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS8: 1. Solberg 2:25:47.0 2. Grönholm +37.4 3. Loeb +47.0 4. Sainz +1:27.4 5. Martin +1:32.1 6. Duval +2:18.9 7. Rovanpera +2:19.4 8. Navarra +5:17.4 9. H Solberg +6:48.9 10. Galli +11:32.9

Fri October 1, 2004

Toni out on SS1 as Armin suffers Skoda Toni out on SS1 as Armin suffers After the first leg of the Rally of Italy, taking place for the first time in Sardinia instead of Sanremo, Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Armin Schwarz is 11th overall. Toni Gardemeister was forced to retire from the rally 15kms into SS1, damaging the Fabia’s suspension...

Peugeot Peugeot quotes midday leg1

WRC Driver quotes after SS3

WRC Subarus suffer with heat (after SS2)

WRC Driver quotes after SS1

NEWS JUST IN

WRC I SS6 - End day1 @ 10:51 AM - Unofficial, provisional positions after SS6: 1. Solberg 2:00:00.8 2. Grönholm +30.3 3. Loeb +34.8 4. Märtin +59.8 5. Sainz +1:07.2 6. Rovanperä +1:22.5 7. Duval +1:33.2 8. Navarra +3:42.1 9. Vouilloz +4:01.0 10. H Solberg +4:39.8

WRC I SS5 - Märtin under pressure @ 10:16 AM - Both the Fords stage times have been on the disappointing side in this stage. Märtin is still 4th, but only 2.2s seperate him from 6th. Gosh, after only 5 stages the last points position is already over 3min off the pace! Unofficial, provisional positions after SS5: 1. Solberg 1:40:57.8 2. Grönholm +23.0 3. Loeb +34.3 4. Märtin +54.0 5. Sainz +54.2 6. Rovanperä +56.4 7. Duval +1:09.4 8. Navarra +3:00.6 9. Vouilloz +3:01.3 10. Schwarz +3:31.2

WRC I SS4 - More retirements @ 09:11 AM - Grönholm closes the gap slightly. Hirvonen out, gearbox. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS4: 1. Solberg 1:21:36.1 2. Grönholm +23.3 3. Loeb +33.7 4. Märtin +39.0 5. Sainz +44.6 6. Rovanperä +46.1 7. Duval +50.2 8. Navarra +2:11.6 9. Vouilloz +2:24.4 10. Schwarz +2:36.6

WRC I SS3 - Better for Loeb @ 05:48 AM - ... With the only major problem to report being a spin on Rovanperä's account early in the stage. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS3: 1. Solberg 1:00:48.0 2. Grönholm +31.2 3. Märtin +33.3 4. Loeb +33.4 5. Sainz +36.6 6. Duval +40.3 7. Rovanperä +50.4 8. Hirvonen +53.8 9. Navarra +1:30.6 10. Vouilloz +1:45.3

WRC I SS3 - Better for Loeb @ 05:47 AM - ... With the only major problem to report being a spin on Rovanperä's account early in the stage. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS3: 1. Solberg 1:00:48.0 2. Grönholm +31.2 3. Märtin +33.3 4. Loeb +33.4 5. Sainz +36.6 6. Duval +40.3 7. Rovanperä +50.4 8. Hirvonen +53.8 9. Loeb +32.1 10. Schwarz +48.7

WRC I SS2 - More chaos @ 05:36 AM - Grönholm charges towards the end of the stage, Pykälistö retires. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS2: 1. Solberg 41:02.0 2. Grönholm +24.1 3. Rovanperä +27.3 4. Märtin +28.5 5. Duval +31.1 6. Sainz +35.2 7. Loeb +35.5 8. Hirvonen +36.3 9. Vouilloz +. 10. Schwarz +1:22.3

WRC I SS1 - Loeb might as well go home @ 03:35 AM - ...such is the disadvantage for first on the road on this very loose surface event. Over half a minute lost on the first stage alone, 5 more stages to come, 2 of them fresh. Gardemeister retired, went off. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS1: 1. Solberg 21:05.6 2. Märtin +16.8 3. Rovanperä +19.6 4. Hirvonen +22.1 5. Grönholm +23.4 6. Pykälistö +23.9 7. Sainz +26.3 8. Duval +26.7 9. Loeb +32.1 10. Schwarz +48.7

Wed September 29, 2004

Another Mediterranean Campaign for Pug Peugeot Another Mediterranean Campaign for Pug The WRC continues to break with tradition and, coming immediately after a Rally GB organised in summer, the calendar turns to yet another brand new round in October, the Rallye d' Italia, in Sardinia. Harri Rovanperä, who came 6th in Wales, has previous experience of the Itali...

Loeb Almost with the Title Citroen Loeb Almost with the Title Sardinia replaces the San Remo Rally as Italy's round of the World Championship and, as one of the newcomers to this year's calendar, it provides a whole list of unknowns for the team. It is also provides Citroen with an additional challenge as it is still the new kid on th...

Tue September 28, 2004

Going for Hatrick on Italian Gravel Subaru Going for Hatrick on Italian Gravel After winning the last two rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship, the Subaru World Rally Team will start next week's Rally Italia Sardinia intent on scoring a hat trick of gravel wins. Previously hosted in the Italian Riviera town of Sanremo, this year the Italian round o...

Sat September 25, 2004

Skoda allowed new parts for Italy Skoda Skoda allowed new parts for Italy Škoda Motorsport, along with the rest of the World Rally Championship teams, ventures into the unknown as it prepares for Rally of Italy – Sardinia (October 1-3) for this is the first time the WRC has set foot on the Italian island in its 31-year history. The event replaces the ...

Fri September 24, 2004

Peugeot Corrado Provera: Peugeot stays in 2005

WRC Itinerary Italy

Ford's Italian Job Ford Ford's Italian Job Island hopping in the Mediterranean will be on the agenda for the BP-Ford World Rally Team during the next month as the FIA World Rally Championship moves into its final quarter. Sardinia and Corsica play host to rounds 13 and 14, but there will be little opportunity for relaxat...

Wed September 22, 2004

Nick Gullino: The orchestra conductor Peugeot Nick Gullino: The orchestra conductor Before being appointed as team manager at Peugeot Sport, Nicola Gullino – better known to his friends as 'Nick' – had tried his hand at everything to do with rallying, or nearly. We caught up with him prior to Italy's round of the World Rally Championship in Sardinia. ...

Sun September 19, 2004

WRC Italy starting order

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