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Sun August 28, 2005

Two cars in the points - almost Mitsubishi Two cars in the points - almost The Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 crew of "Gigi" Galli and Guido d’Amore claimed a personal best in the FIA World Rally Championship today when they finished Rallye Deutschland, the first true asphalt event of the season, in fifth position. The Italians also registered a fastest stage ...

Kopecky falls on final leg Skoda Kopecky falls on final leg Jan Kopecký’s Rallye Deutschland ended this morning when the Czech Rally Champion slid off the road into a tree near the end of the third stage. The Fabia WRC 05 suffered damage to the left rear and he was unable to continue. On the opening stage of the day Jan had set eighth fas...

Subaru Subaru's long and difficult weekend

Peugeot Peugeot happy with third/fourth

Citroen 1-2 as Citroen Dominate Germany

Sat August 27, 2005

Jan moves up but Armin retires Skoda Jan moves up but Armin retires Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Jan Kopecký ended the second leg of Rallye Deutschland in 11th place. However Armin Schwarz retired from eighth place in service after today’s second stage....

NEWS JUST IN

WRC D leg2 - Citroen in control @ 05:03 PM - The day finishes off with a superspecial. But not a typical side-by-side superspecial, more like driving up and down the motorway. Unofficial provisional results after leg2: 1 Loeb 2h34m44s3 2 Duval +27s9 3 Grönholm +1m47s7 4 Märtin +3m44s8 5 Kresta +4m55s4 6 Galli +4m57s8 7 Sarrazin +7m04s3 8 Sola +7m18s3 9 Solberg +7m21s3 10 Rovanperä +7m44s5

WRC D SS12 - Sola in trouble @ 04:16 PM - Sola, the leading non-PSA car, dropped with hydraulic problems. Unofficial provisional results after SS12: 1 Loeb 2h31m19s9 2 Duval +27s1 3 Grönholm +1m47s4 4 Märtin +3m43s9 5 Kresta +4m50s4 6 Galli +4m52s2 7 Sola +6m44s3 8 Sarrazin +7m02s5 9 Solberg +7m12s8 10 Rovanperä +7m36s6

WRC D SS11 - Baumholder done @ 03:11 PM - Next Bosenberg is a typical Saarland stage. The last of the Baumholder stages caused trouble for Bernardi and Stohl. Unofficial provisional results after SS11: 1 Loeb 2h18m49s6 2 Duval +28s7 3 Grönholm +1m37s 4 Märtin +3m31s 5 Sola +4m12s4 6 Galli +4m19s5 7 Kresta +4m43s8 8 Sarrazin +6m55s1 9 Solberg +7m03s9 10 Rovanperä +7m10s5

WRC D SS8 - Panzerplatte tough as expected @ 09:35 AM - The long and tough stage on broken concrete caused havoc again. Schwarz and Kresta slowed with mechanical problems, Gardemeister out with electrical problems, Solberg already dropped time on the road section with gearbox problems. Vojtech and Wilks also stopped. Unofficial provisional results after SS8: 1 Loeb 1h39m40s8 2 Duval +29s9 3 Grönholm +1m25s93 4 Märtin +3m07s8 5 Galli +3m27s3 6 Sola +3m49s 7 Kresta +4m10s9 8 Schwarz +5m31s2 9 Rovanperä +5m41s5 10 Pons +5m52s2

WRC D FLASH - Panzerplatte asking tall @ 09:19 AM - As predicted Panzerplatte would be the one mixing it all up. Schwarz lost 1min and he was the one guy looking forward to it. Both Fords are in the wars too. More to follow.

WRC D FLASH - Solberg out? @ 08:43 AM - We have spotted Solberg's Subaru sitting in the middle of a junction on the road section before SS8, the car seems to have a blocked gearbox.

WRC D SS7 - No pressure, or is there? @ 08:22 AM - Duval spins and then reaches end of stage with brakes on fire. Now positions seem clear, but next we are off to Panzerplatte - a rough concrete stage, a slippy car breaker with hinkelsteins. Unofficial provisional results after leg1: 1 Loeb 1h22m23s8 2 Duval +28s8 3 Grönholm +1m24s3 4 Solberg +2m44s1 5 Gardemeister +2m50s 6 Kresta +2m56s5 7 Märtin +2m58s3 8 Galli +3m03s7 9 Schwarz +3m53s3 10 Sola +3m58s8

WRC D SS10 - Panzerplatte done and dusted @ 00:45 AM - In fact Panzerplatte has been brushed and dusted for the WRC, which is not the tradition in German championship rallying. Surprisingly drama free run over that stage. Sola passes Galli, Sarrazin passes Rovanperä. Unofficial provisional results after SS10: 1 Loeb 2h07m59s1 2 Duval +26s3 3 Grönholm +1m31s3 4 Märtin +3m20s6 5 Sola +4m01s1 6 Galli +4m11s7 7 Kresta +4m31s4 8 Sarrazin +6m43s1 9 Rovanperä +6m45s5 10 Solberg +6m55s8

WRC D SS9 - Business as usual @ - Erzweiler is also part of the Baumholder complex, but drama is more likely to happen on SS10 Panzerplatte. Schwarz didn't start the stage after his earlier clutch problems. Unofficial provisional results after SS8: 1 Loeb 1h43m43s 2 Duval +32s4 3 Grönholm +1m27s7 4 Märtin +3m10s8 5 Galli +3m54s2 6 Sola +3m57s7 7 Kresta +4m16s8 8 Rovanperä +6m10s1 9 Pons +6m11s5 10 Sarrazin +6m29s5

Fri August 26, 2005

Solberg leading pack of drivers in 4th Subaru Solberg leading pack of drivers in 4th At the end of the first Leg of competition on Rallye Deutschland, Petter Solberg leads the Subaru challenge and holds fourth position overall. Solberg enjoyed a trouble-free run in his Impreza WRC2005, but despite his best efforts was unable to match the pace of Citroen's tarm...

Loeb Leads, Duval back on pace Citroen Loeb Leads, Duval back on pace One-two finishes for Citroën's Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and François Duval/Sven Smeets in each of today's six stages have enabled the Xsara WRC pair to pull out a handsome lead over their closest chaser, Marcus Grönholm....

Galli Eigth after leg one Mitsubishi Galli Eigth after leg one At the end of the first leg of Rallye Deutschland, the Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 crew of "Gigi" Galli and Guido d’Amore head the team’s assault in eighth position. The fight around them is however intense and less than 30 seconds is all that splits them from fourth position. Mitsub...

Finns head Ford bid despite grape gripe Ford Finns head Ford bid despite grape gripe Both BP-Ford World Rally Team pairings held top six places after today's opening leg of the Rallye Deutschland. Finns Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen led the team's challenge in fifth place in a Ford Focus RS World Rally Car, just a handful of seconds ahead of the sim...

Skoda enjoy Czech support in Germany Skoda Skoda enjoy Czech support in Germany Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team drivers Armin Schwarz and Jan Kopecký ended the opening leg of Rallye Deutschland in ninth and 13th places respectively. However Alex Bengue was forced to retire from the event when he spun his Fabia WRC 05 into a vineyard near the end of SS3 and...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC D leg1 - Citroen by a minute @ 04:30 PM - Sarrazin crashed in SS5, Pons knocked a wheel in SS6. Unofficial provisional results after leg1: 1 Loeb 1h09m54s 2 Duval +11s7 3 Grönholm +1m11s5 4 Solberg +2m25s1 5 Gardemeister +2m31s 6 Kresta +2m37s2 7 Märtin +2m44s5 8 Galli +2m51s5 9 Schwarz +3m33s6 10 Sola +3m33s8

WRC D SS4 - More Citroen @ 02:51 PM - Duval stalls at the start line, otherwise business as usual: 2 Citroens followed by Grönholm, then half a minute gap (on this stage alone!), we might as well just announce the results now. Unofficial provisional results after SS4: 1 Loeb 50m36s4 2 Duval +7s7 3 Grönholm +46s5 4 Solberg +1m44s4 5 Kresta +1m53s1 6 Gardemeister +1m54s3 7 Märtin +1m58s8 8 Galli +2m 9 Sola +2m15s4 10 Sarrazin +2m31s

WRC D SS3 - Nothing happens on dull asphalt @ 11:34 AM - Duval takes lead. Meanwhile Märtin hits a curb and knocks off rear tyre, Stohl and Buengé crash out for good. Unofficial provisional results after SS3: 1 Duval 35m19s7 2 Loeb +3s2 3 Grönholm +30s3 4 Solberg +1m14s2 5 Kresta +1m15s9 6 Gardemeister +1m29s3 7 Galli +1m30s3 8 Märtin +1m31s4 9 Sola +1m43s 10 Schwarz +1m48s7

WRC D SS1 - Citroen domination @ 09:39 AM - High grip asphalt rallies are so boring, only Solberg, Gardemeister, Galli and Pons had huge spins. Bernardi crashed for 6min in the 3rd curve. How boring - NOT! Unofficial provisional results after SS1: 1 Loeb 15m37s5 2 Duval +2s 3 Grönholm +13s8 4 Kresta +29s5 5 Märtin +29s7 6 Sarrazin +33s3 7 Solberg +35s2 8 Gardemeister +38s3 9 Galli +42s5 10 Stohl +47s3

Thu August 25, 2005

Timo Rautiainen: Lessons in courage Peugeot Timo Rautiainen: Lessons in courage Marcus Grönholm's co-driver experienced the exploits of his fabulous Finnish driver on home soil from the hot seat… and in considerable pain. He talks about his memorable win before looking ahead to the next round – the ADAC Rally – which takes place on the asphalt of Germany....

Tricky Conditions await Lancer WRC Mitsubishi Tricky Conditions await Lancer WRC The OMV ADAC Rallye in Germany could prove to be one of the trickiest events this season but the Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC team is well prepared for conditions on the first true asphalt rally of the season. Registered crews Harri Rovanperä/Risto Pietiläinen and "Gigi" Ga...

Successful shakedown for OMV Citroen Successful shakedown for OMV The OMV ADAC Rallye began this morning with the shakedown near Lake Bostal. Both OMV World Rally Team’s were able to finish this operating test successfully. Difficult weather conditions brought valuable informations on dry and wet sectors for drivers and team. Conditions that ar...

New gearbox for Fabia Skoda New gearbox for Fabia The two Fabia WRCs of Armin Schwarz and Alex Bengue will run with a new 5-speed gearbox at this weekend's Rallye Deutschland. ...

Wed August 24, 2005

Citroen Q&A ahead of Germany Citroen Citroen Q&A ahead of Germany Questions to Guy Fréquelin At the end of Rally Finland, you seemed relieved, happy and pleased all at the same time ...

Can the French Domination continue? Citroen Can the French Domination continue? Victory with Philippe Bugalski and Jean-Paul Chiaroni on the 2001 Rally of Germany, the year before the event's inclusion in the World Championship, began a sequence of wins for the Citroën Xsara in Germany which has continued with three consecutive successes for Sébastien Loe...

Ford targets asphalt podium in Germany Ford Ford targets asphalt podium in Germany After seven months and nine rallies of loose surface competition, BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen and team-mates Roman Kresta and Jan Možný return to asphalt action on the OMV ADAC Rallye (25 - 28 August). The German round of the FIA World R...

Impreza WRC2005 asphalt rally debut Subaru Impreza WRC2005 asphalt rally debut The Subaru Impreza WRC2005 will make its asphalt rally debut next week when the FIA World Rally Championship moves to Germany for round 11 of the series, Rallye Deutschland. After nine consecutive loose surface rallies, Rallye Deutschland is the first all-asphalt event since Mon...

Peugeot on top going to Germany Peugeot Peugeot on top going to Germany Thanks to the WRC win of Marcus Grönholm and the 3rd place of Markko Märtin in Finland, Peugeot is on top of the provisional 2005 Manufacturers' World Championship standings as it turns its attention to the Deutschland Rally at the end of August. For the eleventh of the sixtee...

Fri August 19, 2005

3 Fabias well prepared for Germany Skoda 3 Fabias well prepared for Germany The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team heads to Rallye Deutschland (August 25-28) with a three-car entry. Armin Schwarz/Klaus Wicha lead the team on their home event while Alex Bengué/Caroline Escudero line up in the second car for the first time since Monte Carlo. A third Fabia W...

Fri May 27, 2005

Kopecky gets third Fabia for Germany Skoda Kopecky gets third Fabia for Germany Czech Rally Champions Jan Kopecký and Filip Schovánek will drive an official Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team Fabia WRC 05 on the Bohemia Rally (July 1-3), that is based in Mladá Boleslav the ‘home’ of Škoda Auto....

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