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Tue October 25, 2005

Loeb's Record- fastest on every stage Citroen Loeb's Record- fastest on every stage The 2005 World Rally Championship has already seen Citroën set the world records for most wins in one season and most consecutive wins, now Citroën and its newly crowned World champion, Sébastien Loeb, can add another record to their list following an emphatic win in the weekend&...

Sun October 23, 2005

Two Lancers finish difficult event Mitsubishi Two Lancers finish difficult event The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC crew of “Gigi” Galli and Guido d'Amore finished the Rallye de France - Tour de Corse, the 14th round of the FIA World Rally Championship, in ninth position. Team-mates Harri Rovanperä and Risto Pietiläinen were 10th, claiming the final Ma...

Solberg makes the podium Subaru Solberg makes the podium The Subaru World Rally Team recorded a strong final result at the Tour de Corse with Petter Solberg on the podium in third and Stéphane Sarrazin fourth....

Bernardi finishes with a flourish Peugeot Bernardi finishes with a flourish Nicolas Bernardi deserves more than his eventual eighth place on the Rally de France-Tour de Corse, after a final leg in which he was twice in the top three stage times. After playing himself in over the opening day, Nicolas showed himself to be entirely worthy of the trust that ...

Excellent result for Focus' centenary Ford Excellent result for Focus' centenary BP-Ford World Rally Team claimed its best result of the season in Corsica today to celebrate the centenary appearance of the Ford Focus World Rally Car. Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen finished second on the Rallye de France Tour de Corse in a Focus RS WRC, securing the 60t...

Loeb does the Grand-Slam! Citroen Loeb does the Grand-Slam! In a year that has seen the Citroën team establish a long list of new WRC records, Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and the Xsara WRC today picked up an emphatic, memorable win over the challenging mountain roads of Corsica, winning every single stage in the process for the first tim...

Alex equals best ever result for Fabia Skoda Alex equals best ever result for Fabia Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Alex Bengue equalled the best ever finish for the Škoda Fabia WRC 05 and set a career best result when he finished a challenging sixth place in Corsica. Jan Kopecký was 12th on his first visit to the twisting asphalt roads of the Mediterra...

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WRC F SS10 - Loeb again @ 08:37 AM - Unofficial provisional results after SS10: 1 Loeb 3h06m59s9 2 Gardemeister +1m39s 3 Solberg +2m06s8 4 Sarrazin +2m52s7 5 Kresta +4m45s5 6 Bengué +5m01s1 7 Pons +5m19s6 8 Galli +6m08s2 9 Bernardi +6m19s4 10 Rovanperä +8m09s5

WRC F SS9 - Duval crashed @ 08:06 AM - Duval rolled his Xsara out of the rally. Unofficial provisional results after SS9: 1 Loeb 2h47m54s2 2 Gardemeister +1m32s2 3 Solberg +1m58s8 4 Sarrazin +2m29s4 5 Kresta +4m19 6 Bengué +4m48s3 7 Pons +4m57s1 8 Duval +5m 9 Galli +5m40s5 10 Bernardi +6m00s5

WRC F end - Loeb wins 12 out of 12 @ 00:04 AM - Loeb wins 12 out of 12 stages. Bernardi takes Galli on last stage. Season best finish for Skoda with Bengué in 6th. Unofficial provisional end results: 1 Loeb 3h35m46s7 2 Gardemeister +1m51s7 3 Solberg +2m42s 4 Sarrazin +3m34s2 5 Kresta +5m21s5 6 Bengué +5m27s8 7 Pons +5m41s8 8 Bernardi +6m32s1 9 Galli +6m37s8 10 Rovanperä +9m22s1

Sat October 22, 2005

Gardemeister climbs to 2nd Ford Gardemeister climbs to 2nd BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen powered their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car into second place during today's middle leg of the Rallye de France Tour de Corse. Team-mates Roman Kresta and Jan Tománek ensured the BP-Ford squad held two stro...

Bengue in fight with Pons for 7th Skoda Bengue in fight with Pons for 7th The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team completed the second leg of the Corsica Rally with Alex Bengue in seventh place and Jan Kopecký 12th. Armin Schwarz withdrew from the rally after the day’s opening stage....

100% stage record for Loeb Citroen 100% stage record for Loeb Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their Citroën Xsara WRC profited from the second leg of the 2005 Tour of Corsica to add a further four fastest stage times to their record, taking their total for the weekend to eight from eight. The two-times World Champions* profited from an ent...

Fri October 21, 2005

Toni strong 3rd after day one Ford Toni strong 3rd after day one BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen ended today's opening leg of the Rallye de France Tour de Corse in third after an excellent performance over Corsica's winding asphalt. Their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car was the first of three on the t...

Difficult opening leg for Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Difficult opening leg for Mitsubishi The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC crews experienced a difficult opening leg of the Rallye de France - Tour de Corse and the trio of Lancer WRC05 crews hold 10th, 12th and 16th overnight, with “Gigi” Galli/Guido d'Amore the highest-placed....

Encouraging start for Subaru Subaru Encouraging start for Subaru The Subaru World Rally Team had an encouraging start to the 49th Tour de Corse, with Petter Solberg lying fourth overall at the end of the day just over 12secs ahead of team mate Stéphane Sarrazin, who finished Leg one of his home event in fifth....

Xsara 1-2 in Corsica after leg one Citroen Xsara 1-2 in Corsica after leg one Following the second visit to the 28-kilometre Aullène/Arbellara stage, Leg 1's fourth and final test, the Xsara WRCs of Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and François Duval/Sven Smeets monopolise the top two places of the provisional 2005 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France leaderboar...

Good first day for Skoda in Corsica Skoda Good first day for Skoda in Corsica The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team made a solid start to the Corsica Rally with all three crews successfully completing the opening leg to the south east of Ajaccio. Alex Bengue completed the four long stages in eighth place with Armin Schwarz 13th and Jan Kopecký 15th on his ...

Thu October 20, 2005

Bidding for Success in Corsica Citroen Bidding for Success in Corsica In its bid to score further big points, the current Manufacturers' championship leaders Citroën have entered two Xsara WRCs for the Tour of Corsica; one for Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena, who clinched the 2005 Drivers title* in Japan, and the other for François Duval/Sven Smeets...

Mitsubishi aim to continue Japan Form Mitsubishi Mitsubishi aim to continue Japan Form After its highly-competitive outing on Japanese soil two weeks ago, the Mitsubishi Motors WRC team returns to Europe for the first of two Mediterranean-based back-to-back asphalt events. The Rallye de France – Tour de Corse (October 20-23) is one of the most fearsome rounds of th...

Tue October 18, 2005

Three Cars to Tour de Corse Subaru Three Cars to Tour de Corse The FIA World Rally Championship returns to asphalt for round 14 of the 16-event calendar at the famed Rallye de France - Tour de Corse from 21 - 23 October. The legendary event will be the first sealed-surface rally since Rallye Deutschland in August and the first of two back-to...

Corsican Mountain Roads Await Ford Corsican Mountain Roads Await Centenary celebrations will surround the BP-Ford World Rally Team when the Rallye de France Tour de Corse (20 - 23 October) marks the 100th start for the Ford Focus in the FIA World Rally Championship. The car made its debut on the opening round of the 1999 series in Monte Carlo...

Mon October 17, 2005

Fabia drivers look forward to Corsica Skoda Fabia drivers look forward to Corsica The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team heads to Corsica (October 20-23) for the first of two back-to-back asphalt rallies in the Mediterranean region, the Catalunya-Costa Daurada Rally taking place immediately afterwards (October 27-30). Armin Schwarz/Klaus Wicha lead the team as ...

Fri October 14, 2005

Interesting entry to Tour de Corse WRC Interesting entry to Tour de Corse See here for the main entries: http://www.rallye-info.com/event.asp?event=413 We note with interest that Manfred Stohl has not entered, even though his OMV team mate Xavier Pons will start. Also Didier Aur...

Wed October 12, 2005

Nicolas Bernardi: Fantastic opportunity Peugeot Nicolas Bernardi: Fantastic opportunity Following Markko Martin's decision not to compete again in 2005, Nicolas Bernardi has been called in to defend Peugeot's colours on the year's two remaining asphalt rounds at the wheel of the second works 307WRC. The Frenchman talks about his immediate reactions to the n...

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