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Sun October 2, 2005

Armin finishes 10th on Japan debut Skoda Armin finishes 10th on Japan debut The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team’s debut at Rally Japan saw Armin Schwarz bring the Fabia WRC 05 to the finish in 10th place. Team mate Mikko Hirvonen had started the rally with fourth fastest time on the opening stage and had remained within the top nine places for much of ...

Citroen "Fantastic" World Title is Loeb's "Wa shôri-sha…!" Seb and Daniel are the 2005 World Champions! By finishing 2nd in Rally Japan, the 2004 champs have succeeded in retaining their crown a further year. Meanwhile, François Duval and Sven Smeets put in a superb run to clinch 4th, enabling Citroën to extend its lead ...

Peugeot Emotional victory for Michael Park

Sat October 1, 2005

Solid day for Armin Skoda Solid day for Armin Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Armin Schwarz completed a solid second leg of Rally Japan, maintaining his overnight in 12th place over the day’s 12 stages....

Leg 2 - Loeb Settled as Petter Leads WRC Leg 2 - Loeb Settled as Petter Leads Petter Solberg has his sights set on Rally Japan victory while Sebastien Loeb focuses on driving safely to a third place finish, but behind the two is a jostle for the remaining place on the Rally Japan podium. Speaking before the rally, Solberg said more demanding stages ...

Fri September 30, 2005

Loeb Comfortable in second, leg 1 Citroen Loeb Comfortable in second, leg 1 At the end of the long opening day of the 2005 Rally Japan, which lasted practically fourteen hours, Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their Xsara WRC this evening figure in 2nd position, while François Duval and Sven Smeets are in 7th place....

Rovanpera & Galli 5th & 6th Mitsubishi Rovanpera & Galli 5th & 6th The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC team enjoyed a successful opening day in Rally Japan, the 13th round of the FIA World Rally Championship. While Harri Rovanperä/Risto Pietiläinen lead the team’s assault in fifth position and rounded the day off with a fastest time, team-mat...

Solberg and Atkinson Fly Subaru Solberg and Atkinson Fly Subaru's Petter Solberg dominated the action on today's first Leg of Rally Japan and holds the overnight lead by a margin of 22 seconds. Solberg, who won the rally in 2004, enjoyed a trouble free run in his Impreza WRC2005 and set the quickest time on three of the day's ...

Marcus Gronholm on the top-3 Peugeot Marcus Gronholm on the top-3 At the end of leg one of the Rally Japan, round 14 of the World Rally Championship, Marcus Gronholm is in the top three battling against his familiar rivals Petter Solberg and Sebastien Loeb. Peugeot's second driver Daniel Carlsson, who replaces Markko Martin at short notice, ...

Japanese debut proves tough leg 1 Ford Japanese debut proves tough leg 1 BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Roman Kresta and Jan Tománek and team-mates Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen endured a tough debut on the Rally Japan today. With neither pairing tackling last season's inaugural FIA World Rally Championship event here, both Ford Focus RS ...

Mixed day one for Skoda Skoda Mixed day one for Skoda Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team made a strong start to its Rally Japan debut with Mikko Hirvonen starting the rally with fourth place on the opening stage and setting three more Top 10 times. However the young Finn crashed out of ninth position near the end of the seventh stage...

Thu September 29, 2005

Skoda look forward to Japan debut Skoda Skoda look forward to Japan debut The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team heads to Rally Japan (September 30-October 2) Where the Fabia WRC 05 will make its first appearance amid the ancient traditions and cultures of the Far East. Armin Schwarz/ Klaus Wicha lead the team as usual while the second Fabia WRC 05 will...

Wed September 28, 2005

Subaru hope to repeat 04 Rally Japan Subaru Subaru hope to repeat 04 Rally Japan The Subaru World Rally Team will enter two WRC cars in Japan driven by Petter Solberg (co-driven by Phil Mills) and Chris Atkinson (co-driven by Glenn Macneall). Stephane Sarrazin will complete the recce to gain experience of the event. Petter Solberg makes his second Rally ...

Atkinson Counting on Experience Subaru Atkinson Counting on Experience Australian Chris Atkinson will be counting on his experience from the past two years in the Asia-Pacific Championship when he tackles Rally Japan, the thirteenth round of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship, aboard his Subaru Impreza WRC later this week....

Rally Japan pays their respects WRC Rally Japan pays their respects As a sign of respect for Michael Park, the flags surrounding the WRC Rally Japan headquarters and at the ceremonial start of the rally will be at half-mast on Thursday 29th September 2005. All flags will be raised with the playing of the national anthem, prior to the first...

Thu August 18, 2005

Rally Japan On The Finish Straight WRC Rally Japan On The Finish Straight Rally Japan's Supplementary Regulations have been published and they include a slightly revised Itinerary, which now features a super long stage. Kunneywa-Niueo, a 50km Special Stage is, as the name suggests, a combination of two stages that were run separately in 2004. ...

Thu April 28, 2005

Rally Japan Races Ahead WRC Rally Japan Races Ahead Rally Japan today released its pre-event information guide, Rally Guide 1. The event will be similar in structure to 2004, though with new stages to reduce the overall time of the route. The main challenge for the Organisers will be to repeat their success in providing a high...

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