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Fri January 11, 2002

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Safety Fears For GB @ 05:20 PM - According to press reports, Dave Richards has warned the organisers of the Network Q Rally Of Great Britain that they could be kicked out of the World Rally Championships if spectator saftey does not improve.

Sun November 25, 2001

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Quotes after service K @ 04:11 PM - Information & Quotes after the final service of the day (K)

WRC Positions After SS17 @ 02:08 PM - - Margam 2 - Length 27.93 - Overall Positions 1. GRONHOLM 3:23:44.8 2. ROVANPERA +2:27.1 3. BURNS +3:15.4 4. MCRAE +6:48.8 5. SCHWARZ +7:31.3 6. ERIKSSON +8:11.0 7. AURIOL +8:21.1 8. THIRY +10:55.6 9. DE MEVIUS +14:17.7 10.ARAI +15:06.4

WRC Burns finishes SS17 @ 01:54 PM - Burns is through the last stage of the day (SS17) and will be the first Englishman to be World Champion for Drivers, as long as he can make it to the finish in Cardiff with no mishaps. The chances are minimal, congratulations Richard Burns!

WRC Positions After SS16 @ 12:56 AM - - Rheola 2 (Length 27.03km) - Overall Positions (1)GRONHOLM 3:07:14.8 (2)ROVANPERA +2:09.0 (3)BURNS +2:46.8 (4)MCRAE +6:22.0 (5)SCHWARZ +7:06.0 (6)ERIKSSON +7:41.5 (7)AURIOL +8:06.7 (8)THIRY +9:58.1 (9)DE MEVIUS +13:04.9 (10)ARAI +14:06.9.......

WRC Quotes after service J @ 12:08 AM - Information & Drivers quotes after Service J

WRC Positions After SS15 @ 10:19 AM - - Rhondda 2 (LENGTH - 26.47 kms) - Overall Positions (1)GRONHOLM (2)ROVANPERA +1:46.7 (3)BURNS +2:22.9 (4)MCRAE +5:53.5 (5)SCHWARZ +6:46.7 (6)ERIKSSON +7:19.7 (7)AURIOL +7:53.6 (8)THIRY +8:59.1 (9)DE MEVIUS +12:00.0 (10)ARAI +13:15.8......

WRC Better News @ 10:18 AM - From West Wales General Hospital - 9 out of the 13 people admitted have been discharged. A 12 year old boy and an adult with head injuries are expected to be released later today whilst a 13 year old girl is due to undergo surgery on her legs and another adult with back injuries is expected to spend another night in hospital.

WRC Positions After SS14 @ 08:44 AM - - Rheola 1 - (LENGTH - 26.93 kms) - Overall Positions (1)GRONHOLM 2:37:19.6 (2)ROVANPERA 2:38:55.6 +1:36.0 (3)BURNS 2:39:22.3 +2:02.7 (4)MCRAE 2:42:16.8 +4:57.2 (5)SCHWARZ 2:43:41.7 +6:22.1 (6)ERIKSSON 2:44:14.6 +6:55.0 (7)AURIOL 2:44:40.5 +7:20.9 (8)THIRY 2:45:41.5 +8:21.9 (9)DE MEVIUS 2:48:23.0 +11:03.4 (10)ARAI 2:49:32.2 +12:12.6

WRC Peugeot to win? @ 08:19 AM - Peugeot , already chamipons, look set to win the event with Marcus Gronholm, Corrado Provera speaks about winning the event and title.

Sat November 24, 2001

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Police contact number @ 07:40 PM - Police have issued a contact number for anyone with family or friends visiting the event and who may be concerned. The number is 01267 232000. (+441267 232000 from outside the UK).

Ford Wilson's reaction @ 07:32 PM - Malcolm Wilson speaks about this afternoons events..

WRC Accident Update @ 04:36 PM - The organisers of the Network Q Rally of Great Britain have issued a statement concerning the accident involving Carlos Sainz, which has led to the cancellation of the 11th and 12th special stages. 3 people including 2 children are thought to have serious injuries.

WRC More on accident @ 03:30 PM - According to news source Ananova, 15 people have been injured on stage 11 after Carlos Sainz slid wide on the stage. Early unconfirmed reports say that two people have serious injuries and paramedics have been joined by air ambulances. Spokesman John Horton said "All medical facilities on the stage and two Air Ambulances were deployed immediately. Special Stage 12 (Trawscoed) has been cancelled and all cars are returning to the Service Area at Felindre."

WRC Sainz hurts spectator @ 02:37 PM - News is just in that Carlos Sainz has rolled his Focus WRC on the second run through Brechfa, hitting a spectator in the process. The stage has been delayed; Sainz got out of the stage, but the car is severely damaged.

WRC Quotes after service G @ 01:49 PM - Information & quotes after service G

WRC Positions After SS10 @ 12:23 AM - - Margam 1 (LENGTH - 27.93 kms) (1) Gronholm 2:02:09.3 (2)Burns 2:03:18.9 +1:09.6 (3)Rovanpera 2:03:35.5 +1:26.2 (4)Sainz 2:05:09.1 +2:59.8 (5)McRae 2:05:43.0 +3:33.7 (6)Schwarz 2:07:04.3 +4:55.0 (7)Higgins 2:07:16.2 +5:06.9 (8)Eriksson 2:07:17.1 +5:07.8 (9)Auriol 2:08:10.4 +6:01.1 (10)Thiry 2:08:44.2 +6:34.9...........

WRC Quotes after service F @ 11:42 AM - Information and driver quotes after service F

WRC Positions After SS9 @ 10:16 AM - - Resolfen (Length 46.5km) (1)Gronholm 1:45:43.1 (2)Burns 1:46:40.4 +0:57.3 (3)Rovanpera 1:46:42.4 +0:59.3 (4)Sainz 1:48:28.6 +2:45.5 (5)A.McRae 1:48:52.2 +3:09.1 (6)Schwarz 1:50:08.4 +4:25.3 (7)Eriksson 1:50:10.1 +4:27.0 (8)Higgins 1:50:23.8 +4:40.7 (9)Loix 1:50:29.4 +4:46.3 (10)Auriol 1:51:07.2 +5:24.1.....Sainz had a rear puncture, Freddy Loix broke a shock absorber and lost a number of gears.......

Fri November 23, 2001

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Positions after SS8 @ 05:30 PM - - Trawscoed 1 (LENGTH - 26.26 kms) (1)Gronholm 1:20:15.0 (2)Burns 1:20:51.6 +0:36.6 (3)Rovanpera 1:21:07.4 +0:52.4 (4)Auriol 1:22:25.0 +2:10.0 (5)Sainz 1:22:41.9 +2:26.9 (6)A.McRae 1:22:52.6 +2:37.6 (7)Higgins 1:23:56.9 +3:41.9 (8)Schwarz 1:24:06.9 +3:51.9 (9)Eriksson 1:24:07.4 +3:52.4 (10)Loix 1:24:32.5 +4:17.5

WRC Quotes from Service C @ 05:18 PM - Information and driver quotes after stage 6

WRC Positions after SS7 @ 04:43 PM - - Brechfa I (LENGTH - 29.80 kms) (1)GRONHOLM 1:03:19.2 (2)BURNS 1:03:56.6 +0:37.4 (3)AURIOL 1:04:03.4 +1:04:03.4 (4)ROVANPERA 1:04:15.5 +0:56.3 (5)SAINZ 1:04:54.4 +1:35.2 (6)MCRAE 1:05:27.8 +2:08.6 (7)SCHWARZ 1:06:04.3 +2:45.1 (8)HIGGINS 1:06:11.6 +2:52.4 (9)ERIKSSON 1:06:21.0 +3:01.8 (10)LOIX 1:06:32.0 +3:12.8..............

WRC Positions after SS6 @ 02:00 PM - - Halfway (1)GRONHOLM 109.3 km/h (2)AURIOL + 00,25"40 (3)BURNS + 00,36"50 (4)ROVANPERA + 00,48"30 (5)A.McRAE + 01,13"40 (6)SAINZ + 01,32"90 (7)HIGGINS + 01,41"00 (8)SCHWARZ + 01,42"00 (9)LOIX + 01,44"20 (10)ERIKSSON + 01,49"70 (

WRC Positions after SS5 @ 01:59 PM - Overall positions after SS5 - Crychan (1)GRONHOLM (2)AURIOL (3)BURNS (4)ROVANPERA (5)A.McRAE (6)HIGGINS (7)SCHWARZ (8)WEARDEN (9)LOIX (10)ERIKSSON.....

Subaru Markko Martin Out @ 01:53 PM - An engine problem spelt the end to Markko's rally 10kms into SS5. Hopefully not a bad sign for Burns.

WRC Quotes after Sevice @ 12:57 AM - Various quotes and observations from the leading drivers after Service B.

WRC Panizzi Injured @ 12:31 AM - In a bizzare incident, Herve Panizzi was injured by a flying stone thrown up by another competing car. He received injuries to his rib cage and is now in hospital undergoing x-rays for suspected internal bleeding.

WRC Panizzi Out @ 10:57 AM - Gilles Panizzi has retired with transmission problems! Will there be anybody left at this rate on Sunday?

Subaru Burns In The Clear!? @ 09:44 AM - With Makinen and McRae out and Carlos hitting trouble Burns has now only to secure 4th or better on a rally he was expect to win and he'll be champion, nut it's only stage 4!

Ford McRae CRASHES OUT! @ 09:41 AM - The Scotsman crashed his Ford 14kms into SS4! The Crew are unhurt, while Solberg is confirmed retired with suspected fuel pressure problems

WRC Hyundai Also Hit By SS2 @ 09:15 AM - Piero Liatti has also retired on SS2 - with a fried clutch.

WRC Sainz in trouble @ 09:11 AM - Carlos Sainz has a right front puncture and damage to brakes. Being 4 minutes late to SS3 has given him a 40 second time penalty.

Subaru Solberg In Trouble SS2 @ 08:58 AM - Petter and co-driver, Phil Mills, are apparently working franticly to solve an unknown problem with their car on SS2.

Mitsubishi Makinen OUT SS2!!! @ 08:57 AM - His Mitsubishi hit a rock 10kms into the stage, he lost a wheel and a front-left suspension wishbone and retired!

Thu November 22, 2001

NEWS JUST IN

WRC After SS1 @ 11:49 PM - Positions after SS1: (1)C.McRae - (2)Solberg - (3)Sainz - (4)Gronholm - (5)Panizzi - (6)Auriol - (7)A.Mcrae - (8)Martin - (9)Eriksson - (10)Burns

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