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Sun September 18, 2005

Sad end to McRae's return Skoda Sad end to McRae's return Colin McRae achieved his stated aim of bringing the best result of the season for the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team when he finished seventh on Rally GB. Team mate Armin Schwarz ended the British event 14th. The Fabia WRC 05 proved reliable throughout the three-day event and ...

Solberg takes a bitter win Subaru Solberg takes a bitter win Following the death of Michael Park - Markko Martin's co-driver - Sebastien Loeb decided to arrive early at the final check point to receive a penalty, which dropped him from first to third place in the race standings....

Mitsubishi Both Mitsubishis finish tragic event

WRC Ford pay respects to Park

WRC Loeb takes time penalty to avoid win

WRC OMV Team Mourn for Park

NEWS JUST IN

WRC GB FLASH - Margam 1 stopped @ 09:39 AM - Following Markko Märtin's crash in SS15, it is not clear yet how the rally will proceed. The only confirmed information we have so far is that Peugeot withdraws Marcus Grönholm's car in respect of Beef Park.

WRC Rally GB halted @ 00:45 AM - Organisers have confirmed that Wales Rally GB will not continue following the tragic death of Michael Park. Rest in Peace.

Sat September 17, 2005

McRae slowed by gearbox trouble Skoda McRae slowed by gearbox trouble Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team drivers Colin McRae and Armin Schwarz ended the second leg of Rally GB in 11th and 18th places respectively. After six stages in the fast Welsh forests, the leg ended with possibly the shortest stage in the championship, the 1.10kms indoor supers...

Ford not Japanese or light enough! WRC Ford not Japanese or light enough! The Ford Focus of Toni Gardemeister has been disqualified from the Wales Rally GB because it was not a Subaru! He also is not allowed to restard under super rally rules, although the offense was yesterday, not today. The official statement claimed that in a weight check during le...

A good start for Citroen Citroen A good start for Citroen The Xsara WRCs of Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and François Duval/Sven Smeets emerged from the longest leg of the 2005 Wales Rally GB in 1st and 5th positions....

Petter in contention after day one Subaru Petter in contention after day one After the first day of competition on Wales Rally GB, Subaru's Petter Solberg holds second place overall, less than 10 seconds off the lead....

NEWS JUST IN

WRC GB leg2 - Loeb wins every stage today @ 07:39 PM - As we try to poisen some spectators in the first complete indoors stage in WRC history. Unofficial provisional results after leg2: 1 Loeb 2h15m12s7 2 Solberg +44s7 3 Grönholm +1m29s8 4 Duval +1m53s2 5 Rovanperä +1m53s9 6 Märtin +2m24s4 7 Galli +2m44s2 8 Stohl +3m01s3 9 Kresta +3m37s9 10 McRae +3m51s5

WRC GB SS12 - Dirty Harri @ 05:17 PM - Rovanperä swapped fighting Grönholm for Duval as his gearbox broke. Next we try to poisen some spectators in the first complete indoors stage in WRC history. Unofficial provisional results after SS12: 1 Loeb 2h14m07s9 2 Solberg +44s5 3 Grönholm +1m28s8 4 Duval +1m51s9 5 Rovanperä +1m52s5 6 Märtin +2m24s3 7 Galli +2m44s 8 Stohl +2m58s7 9 Kresta +3m34s2 10 McRae +3m49s1

WRC GB SS11 - Loeb in control @ 04:43 PM - Unofficial provisional results after SS11: 1 Loeb 2h03m52s1 2 Solberg +32s6 3 Rovanperä +1m18s7 4 Grönholm +1m25s4 5 Duval +1m45s8 6 Märtin +2m07s2 7 Galli +2m24s 8 Stohl +2m48s1 9 Kresta +3m17s7 10 Meeke +3m28s4

WRC GB SS10 - Loeb again winning stage @ 04:03 PM - Unofficial provisional results after SS10: 1 Loeb 1h56m38s8 2 Solberg +27s1 3 Rovanperä +1m10s3 4 Grönholm +1m21s8 5 Duval +1m43s 6 Märtin +1m57s3 7 Galli +2m19s6 8 Stohl +2m35s2 9 Kresta +3m04s4 10 Meeke +3m13s9

WRC GB SS8 - Epynt @ 11:47 AM - Grönholm completed the Epynt stage for the first time since 2001! Unofficial provisional results after SS8: 1 Loeb 1h35m48s6 2 Solberg +18s8 3 Rovanperä +52s1 4 Grönholm +1m16s3 5 Duval +1m32s8 6 Märtin +1m34s8 7 Galli +1m55s8 8 Stohl +2m12s5 9 Kresta +2m24s9 10 McRae +2m38s8

WRC GB SS7 - turbulent start to day2 @ 11:23 AM - Toni Gardemeister was not allowed to start the day. Henning Solberg and Chris Atkinson both crashed on the day's first stage. Unofficial provisional results after SS7: 1 Loeb 1h28m38s3 2 Solberg +16s1 3 Rovanperä +42s 4 Grönholm +1m12s8 5 Duval +1m28s4 6 Märtin +1m31s5 7 Galli +1m49s1 8 Stohl +2m01s2 9 Kresta +2m10s1 10 McRae +2m23s9

WRC GB SS9 - Halfway point @ 00:26 AM - The stage is actually called Halfway. Good battle between Duval&Märtin and Rovanperä&Grönholm. Unofficial provisional results after SS9: 1 Loeb 1h46m11s1 2 Solberg +23s7 3 Rovanperä +1m01s8 4 Grönholm +1m19s5 5 Duval +1m37s2 6 Märtin +1m45s2 7 Galli +2m09s2 8 Stohl +2m22s5 9 Kresta +2m51s2 10 Meeke +2m59s2

Fri September 16, 2005

Ford duo slip and slide through leg one Ford Ford duo slip and slide through leg one Treacherously slippery conditions made today's opening leg of the Wales Rally GB exceptionally demanding, but both BP-Ford World Rally Team pairings survived unscathed in their Focus RS World Rally Cars. Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen ended the day in ninth, less than s...

Harri 3rd after Leg One Mitsubishi Harri 3rd after Leg One After the opening leg of Wales Rally GB, the 12th round of the FIA World Rally Championship, the Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 crew of Harri Rovanperä and Risto Pietiläinen are on the provisional podium, in third. Team-mates “Gigi” Galli and Guido d'Amore have been easing themselves...

Unlucky Marcus fights back Peugeot Unlucky Marcus fights back Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm set off like a rocket to win the first stage of Wales Rally GB, round 12 of the World Championship, but his charge was halted by a serious problem on the following stage: no brakes. Having fixed the fault, Marcus quickly fought back to an impressive...

Cautious start for McRae Skoda Cautious start for McRae Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team drivers Colin McRae and Armin Schwarz ended the opening leg of Rally GB in 13th and 21st places respectively. The return of Colin to the WRC with Škoda Motorsport has generated a massive amount of interest among the media and the rally fans, thou...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC GB leg1 - Loeb Leads Leisurely @ 05:07 PM - Unofficial provisional results after leg1: 1 Loeb 1h18m02s 2 Solberg +9s9 3 Rovanperä +31s5 4 Grönholm +1m11s1 5 Duval +1m12s4 6 Atkinson +1m21s3 7 H Solberg +1m21s9 8 Märtin +1m26s7 9 Gardemeister +1m27s1 10 Galli +1m34s2

Tue September 13, 2005

Victory for for Citroën? Citroen Victory for for Citroën? Wales Rally GB not only marks the return of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship to gravel but it also stands out as the last round before the current series enters its fourth and final quarter. The Manufacturers' championship leaders Citroën have entered two Xsara WRCs for t...

Ford drivers expect hot pace in forests Ford Ford drivers expect hot pace in forests While Finland's sweeping roads remain the fastest in the FIA World Rally Championship, BP-Ford World Rally Team's drivers could find that next week's Wales Rally GB (15 - 18 September) is not far behind. Traditionally a winter event, it was reborn last year as an end-of...

Pug will continue to attack in Cardiff Peugeot Pug will continue to attack in Cardiff Of the five rounds still to come in 2005, Rally GB stands out as one of Peugeot's best chances to obtain a maximum points haul in its bid to retrieve the Manufacturers' title. It's also an event that Marcus Grönholm has already won, while Markko Märtin has regularly prod...

Welsh Forests Await Lancer WRC Crews Mitsubishi Welsh Forests Await Lancer WRC Crews After tackling the varied and tricky asphalt in Germany two weeks ago, the Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC team heads back to gravel in the UK for Wales Rally GB (September 15-18) and the 12th round of the FIA World Rally Championship. The team will once again field a two-car ...

Subaru Wales Rally GB Preview Subaru Subaru Wales Rally GB Preview The Subaru World Rally Team will enter a three-car team on Wales Rally GB. The three Impreza WRC2005's will be driven by Petter Solberg (co-driven by Phil Mills), Chris Atkinson (co-driven by Glenn Macneall) and Stéphane Sarrazin (co-driven by Denis Giraudet). On this event Pe...

Sat September 10, 2005

McRae completes 800km of tests Skoda McRae completes 800km of tests Colin McRae/Nicky Grist spent last week in Scotland carrying out intensive tests with the Škoda Motorsport Fabia WRC 05 ahead of Rally GB (September 15-18). During a three-day private test in Clatteringshaws Forest in the south west of Scotland, the 37-year old Scot and his 43-ye...

Fri September 9, 2005

Skoda braced for McRae mania! Skoda Skoda braced for McRae mania! The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team returns to gravel for the 12th round of the World Rally Championship, Rally GB (September 15-18) where the Fabia WRC 05 will be driven by the regular crew of Armin Schwarz/Klaus Wicha alongside Britain’s Colin McRae/Nicky Grist....

Thu August 11, 2005

Skoda confirm McRae for GB! Skoda Skoda confirm McRae for GB! Colin McRae is to join the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team for Rally GB (September 15-18). McRae will be partnered in the Fabia WRC 05 by Welsh co-driver Nicky Grist, the pairing reunited for the first time since New Zealand 2003....

Mon April 4, 2005

Rally GB Tickets On Sale 15th April WRC Rally GB Tickets On Sale 15th April Spectator Passes for Rally GB 2005 will go on sale from Friday 15th April 2005. ...

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