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Mon May 1, 2006

WRC Top drivers threatened to lose licence

Solid second for Petter Subaru Solid second for Petter Petter Solberg finished Rally Argentina in second place. Solberg set the fastest time through one of the toughest tests in the WRC, the classic El Condor pass, to secure his second podium of the season. The Subaru World Rally Team concluded a successful Rally Argentina with a dou...

Ford Grönholm preserves Ford's record run

Sun April 30, 2006

Argentina win no. 24 for Loeb WRC Argentina win no. 24 for Loeb World champion Sebastien Loeb secured his second consecutive Rally Argentina win today and also the Frenchman's 24th victory at WRC level, after a wonderfully controlled victory over Petter Solberg. The Norwegian had narrowed the overnight gap to 44 seconds, but everything wa...

Petter clings on to slim hopes WRC Petter clings on to slim hopes Two Subarus that are still mechanically sound is perhaps the nest news to emerge after the second leg of the rally of Argentina. Petter Solberg again demonstrated the Impreza WRC2006’s competitive pace on gravel. The Norwegian set two fastest stage times to consolidate his secon...

Business as usual for Loeb WRC Business as usual for Loeb After a controlled and entirely trouble-free day aboard their Kronos-run Citroen Xsara WRC, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena emerged from the final stage of leg two – Santa Rosa de Calamuchita/San Agustin (SS18) – in the lead. Dani Sordo and Marc Marti were equally flawless throug...

Petter chips away at Seb's lead WRC Petter chips away at Seb's lead On Saturday's leg two of Rally Argentina Sebastien Loeb proceeded to open up a one minute lead over his rivals, and the rally looked dead and buried ... and then over the last four stages of the day, through Amboy and Santa Rosa, Solberg suddenly found some extra time and narr...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Loeb secures wonderful victory @ 08:31 PM - Rally Argentina - final classification ... 1 LOEB 4:06:51.3 ... 2 SOLBERG +44.6 ... 3 GALLI +3:24.3 ... 4 STOHL +3:40.0 ... 5 SORDO +5:40.2 ... 6 ATKINSON +5:43.8 ... 7 H SOLBERG +9:28.7 ... 8 WILSON +10:34.6 ... 9 PEREZ COMPANC +10:52.3 ... 10 GRÖNHOLM +14:08.7

WRC Argentina results @ 04:26 PM -

WRC Argentina results @ 04:26 PM - Provisional, unofficial end results of Rally Argentina 2006 and championship points tables after the event are found in the top frame menu under events > Argentina and under points

WRC Petter closes on Seb @ 09:07 AM - Overall positions at the end of leg two ... 1 LOEB 3:31:03.6 ... 2 SOLBERG +43.1 ... 3 GALLI +02:36.4 ... 4 H SOLBERG +03:36.8 ... 5 STOHL +03:41.1 ... 6 ATKINSON +04:22.7 ... 7 SORDO +05:04.0 ... 8 PEREZ COMPANC +09:26.6 ... 9 WILSON +09:37.5 ... 10 GRÖNHOLM +14:20.8

Sat April 29, 2006

OMV on course for podium Peugeot OMV on course for podium The “Rally Argentina” was true to its reputation in the afternoon of day one. Several drivers fell victim to the extremely tough special stages. The OMV Peugeot World Rally Team, however, impressed with sensational special stage times. At the end of day one Manfred Stohl had reac...

Both Stobart Fords in top 10 Ford Both Stobart Fords in top 10 The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team ended the first leg of Rally Argentina with both cars inside the overall top ten despite the tough and gruelling nature of the dusty rock strewn stages around Cordoba in central Argentina, with 19 year-old British driver Matthew Wilson 37 se...

Seb walks on watersplashes Citroen Seb walks on watersplashes At the end of a gruelling first leg, which comprised almost half the competitive distance of the rally, Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their Kronos-run Citroen Xsara WRC returned to the Feriar Complex in Cordoba leading the event. Dani Sordo and Marc Marti were sixth overnig...

Solberg close to Loeb Subaru Solberg close to Loeb Petter Solberg holds second place overall at the end of Leg one of Rally Argentina. Solberg was fastest on three of the Leg’s nine stages and will start tomorrow’s second day of competition less than 20 seconds behind rally leader Sebastien Loeb. On only his second Rally Argentin...

Gronholm leads before retirement Ford Gronholm leads before retirement BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen led Rally Argentina for much of today's opening leg until problems halted their Focus RS World Rally Car this afternoon. The Finns won two speed tests to build an advantage on this sixth round of the FIA Wor...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Loeb leads as weather hits rally @ 06:09 PM - It's been a windy and raining morning as Loeb opens up a comfortable cushion to Solberg after SS14 (Cabalango 2) ... 1 LOEB 2:45:14.0 ... 2 SOLBERG +57.5 ... 3 GALLI +02:00.6 ... 4 H SOLBERG +03:10.7 ... 5 STOHL +03:17.9 ... 6 ATKINSON +03:46.1 ... 7 SORDO +03:48.2 ... 8 WILSON +07:21.1 ... 9 PEREZ COMPANC +07:26.0 ... 10 MACHALE +10:52.4

Fri April 28, 2006

Marcus falters to let Loeb in WRC Marcus falters to let Loeb in The first seven stages of the Rally of Argentina went smoothly for Ford's Marcus Gronholm, as he opened up an 8 seconds lead at the end of the first run through the 12 kms of La Falda (SS7). World champion Sebastien Loeb (above) had spun on stage three, and whilst he was slow...

Strong Shakedown for OMV Peugeot Strong Shakedown for OMV The differences to recent years at the „Rally Argentina 2006“, sixth run to the FIA World Rally Championship, were already obvious during the shakedown on Thursday. Prior to 2006 the rally was held in July, the Argentinan winter, while this year’s run takes place in April, the So...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Argentina - End of Leg One @ 09:50 PM - After SS10 (La Cumbre 1) ... 1 LOEB 1:53:58.7 ... 2 SOLBERG +19.8 ... 3 GALLI +59.4 ... 4 STOHL +01:12.1 ... 5 H SOLBERG +01:31.8 ... 6 SORDO +02:15.1 ... 7 ATKINSON +02:29.4 ... 8 WILSON +04:08.7 ... 9 PEREZ COMPANC +04:46.1 ... 10 MACHALE +07:07.2

WRC Argentina final results(?) @ 08:03 PM - That was quick! Marcus Grönholm has stopped on SS8 after hitting a rock a stage earlier. With no-one else started, we congratulate Sébastien Loeb on winning the Rally Argentina!

Mon April 10, 2006

Outlook on Argentina WRC Outlook on Argentina Meanwhile we have already the entry list for Rally Argentina. Unfortunately after super exciting Tour de Corse, this is going to be a wake up call to modern world championship reality. Don't want to say much more. Rather spend the rest of the day thinking about the event that ...

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