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Sun May 15, 2005

Stohl makes history in Cyprus Citroen Stohl makes history in Cyprus The OMV World Rally Team (Citroen Xsara WRC) made rally history. Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor have achieved an almost incredible feat with their second place at the “Rally Cyprus”, the sixth WC-run of the season. In the end the only one to beat the OMV Team was World Champion Seb...

Loeb takes victory number four Citroen Loeb takes victory number four Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their trusty Citroën collected their third consecutive win today in Cyprus, their fourth of the 2005 season. This weekend's success – the crew's fourteenth at WRC level – takes the defending champions 11 points clear at the top of the provis...

Mitsubishi Both Lancers finish tough Cyprus

Subaru Atkinson brings home 2 points

Skoda Tuohino scores for Skoda

Ford Ford Celebrates Landmark in Cyprus

Peugeot Martin makes it to the podium

Sat May 14, 2005

Two Lancers will start final leg Mitsubishi Two Lancers will start final leg After a promising day of competition, in which the Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports crew of Harri Rovanperä/Risto Pietiläinen held sixth position, the Lancer WRC05 duo were ultimately forced to retire in the final stage with suspension damage. They nevertheless hold seventh in the ...

Atkinson learns the ropes in Cyprus Subaru Atkinson learns the ropes in Cyprus After re-starting this morning, Chris Atkinson moved seven places up the leaderboard to end the day in 13th position overall....

Loeb heads Citroen 1-2 after 2nd leg Citroen Loeb heads Citroen 1-2 after 2nd leg At the end of the second day of the 2005 Cyprus Rally, Citroën's Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Manfred Stohl/Ilka Minor continue to figure in the top two places. After taking everyone by surprise by finishing Leg 1 in 2nd position, the Austrian crew put in another faultless ...

Stohl on course for podium Citroen Stohl on course for podium The OMV World Rally Team (Citroen Xsara WRC) are on their way to remain the sensation of the “Rally Cyprus”. After 12 of 18 special stages Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor are still in impressive second overall place. The OMV Team has a lead of 42 seconds on third-placed Norwegian He...

Tuohino in the points after day 2 Skoda Tuohino in the points after day 2 Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Janne Tuohino holds a points-scoring eighth place after the second day of the gruelling Cyprus Rally but Armin Schwarz will again restart the final leg under the SupeRally system....

Martin survives day two Peugeot Martin survives day two The crews which survived the Kafkaesque nightmare that was leg one of the Rally Cyprus faced two loops of three stages on today's second leg, totalling 110 competitive kilometres. ...

Focus shows its reliability Ford Focus shows its reliability Ford holds three of the top six places on the Cyprus Rally tonight after a second highly destructive day's competition on the Mediterranean island. The rough and rugged gravel tracks again took a heavy toll, but the Ford Focus RS World Rally Car matched speed with reliability...

Fri May 13, 2005

Tuohino survives leg one Skoda Tuohino survives leg one Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Janne Tuohino holds ninth place this evening but Armin Schwarz did not escape the problems although it was the failure of the alternator belt on the Fabia WRC 05 on the road section after SS3 that ended his participation in today’s leg. He...

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WRC Cyprus Claiming early victims @ 09:26 AM - After only SS1 an engine problem has slowed Mitsubishi's Gilles Panizzi, Harri Rovanperä (Mitsubishi) has had a gear problem, Marcus Gronholm (Peugeot) stopped on stage with a cam belt problem and Markko Märtin (Peugeot) had a puncture. SS2 Gilles lost third gear and Marcus retired. Petter Solberg (Subaru) and Sebastion Loeb (Citroen) have swapped fastest for SS1 and SS2 respectively.

WRC Cyprus Leg 1 Positions @ - Unofficial positions after leg 1: 1 Loeb 2h01m10.8s 2 Stohl +2m02.2s 3 H. Solberg +3m01.8s 4 Märtin +3m16.8s 5 Warmbold +4m44.3s 6 Duval +4m47.7s 7 Rovanpera +5m04.7s 8 Gardemeister +5m26.7s 9 Tuohino +5m47.6s 10 Kresta +5m56.8s

Tue May 10, 2005

Peugeot on the victory hunt Peugeot Peugeot on the victory hunt Less than a fortnight after Sardinia, it will be the turn of another Mediterranean island – Cyprus – to host a round of the World Rally Championship. Peugeot, who won this event in 2002, will be out to consolidate its lead in the Manufacturers' points table, while the 307 WRC ...

Mitsubishi to step up a gear in Cyprus Mitsubishi Mitsubishi to step up a gear in Cyprus The FIA World Rally Championship is firmly based in the Mediterranean for the next two months and the sixth round of the series takes the crews to the eastern island of Cyprus. Harri Rovanperä and Risto Pietiläinen will once again be leading the team assault on this rough and dem...

Third win for Loeb? Citroen Third win for Loeb? After his victories in New Zealand and Sardinia, Citroën's Sébastien Loeb will bid this weekend (12-15 May 2005) to consolidate his lead with a third successive win in the Cyprus round of the World Rally Championship, but it won't be easy with second Mediterranean island ro...

Target: 50th consecutive points finish Ford Target: 50th consecutive points finish Ford aims to create history on the Cyprus Rally (12 - 15 May) by extending its remarkable points scoring record in the FIA World Rally Championship to 50 consecutive events. Since the championship was officially launched in 1973, there have been 410 world rallies and no other ma...

Petter and Chris ready for Cyprus Subaru Petter and Chris ready for Cyprus Subaru will take two cars to Cyprus. The two crews of Petter Solberg / Phil Mills and Chris Atkinson / Glenn Macneall will be driving the latest evolution of the Subaru Impreza, the WRC2005. This will be the fourth time Petter Solberg has contested the event. As a driver who reli...

Fri May 6, 2005

Skoda hoping for good run in Cyprus Skoda Skoda hoping for good run in Cyprus The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team travels a short distance to holiday island at the eastern end of the Mediterranean for the sixth round of the World Rally Championship. The Cyprus Rally (May 12-15) will see the Fabia WRC 05 driven by Armin Schwarz/Klaus Wicha and Janne Tuohi...

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