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Sun September 24, 2006

Wilson claims a point Ford Wilson claims a point Stobart VK M-Sport Ford driver Matt Wilson put the difficulties from the weekend behind him and claimed a valuable manufacturer point for his team as well as finishing 10th overall. Despite receiving 15 minutes worth of penalties throughout the weekend, the 19 year old never gave...

Loeb and Elena win the battle Citroen Loeb and Elena win the battle Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena did not wait long to extend the record for career victories that they broke in Japan. Their win in Cyprus – their eighth of the year and their third consecutive triumph on the ‘Island of Aphrodite’ – brings the benchmark up to 28 wins, all of th...

Subaru Focus switches to testing on final day

Peugeot 9 points for OMV Peugeot

Ford BP Ford close on championship lead

Sat September 23, 2006

Loeb takes the lead Citroen Loeb takes the lead Having started the morning with a 6.4 second deficit to the leader, Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and their Kronos Total Citroen Xsara fought back. After a tight battle, they lead Marcus Grönholm/Timo Rautiainen by 21.8 seconds overnight. At the end of a trouble-free day, Xevi P...

Stobart Fords succumb to Cyprus Ford Stobart Fords succumb to Cyprus The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Team had a desperate day after the cars of Matt Wilson and Luis Perez Companc both failed to complete the second leg of Rally Cyprus. But the 3rd car driven by Juan Pablo Raies made it home safely....

Ford set their sights on podium double Ford Ford set their sights on podium double BP-Ford World Rally Team remains on course to close the gap on the leaders of the FIA World Rally Championship after ending today's second leg of the Cyprus Rally with both drivers in podium positions. Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen lie second in their Ford Focus RS...

Cyprus gets better for Petter Subaru Cyprus gets better for Petter Petter Solberg started the day in 11th position, but a determined performance elevated him to seventh overall with one day of competition remaining. Team-mate Chris Atkinson consolidated his fifth position throughout the morning with a string of top eight times, however his chall...

OMV Peugeot content with day two Peugeot OMV Peugeot content with day two The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team has every reason to be content with day two of the “Cyprus Rally 2006”, as well. After 16 of 22 special stages Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor lie in excellent fourth place and are the best privateers. Henning Solberg and Cato Menkerud have fo...

Fri September 22, 2006

Same two at the top! Citroen Same two at the top! For the fourth time this season, after Sweden, Finland and Japan, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena end leg one of a rally chasing Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen. Just as before, the Citroen duo will start tomorrow with the firm aim of making life extremely difficult for the...

Stohl close to the podium Peugeot Stohl close to the podium The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team had mixed feelings at the end of the first day of the “Cyprus Rally 2006”. Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor moved up from fifth to fourth overall place in the afternoon and are only 25 seconds behind a place on the podium. OMV Teammate Henning ...

Heartache for Wilson Ford Heartache for Wilson Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally driver Matthew Wilson crossed the finish line of the final special stage filled with elation but it quickly turned to devastation when he realised he had suffered an electrical problem and would be unable to get back to base....

Chris 5th after Leg One Subaru Chris 5th after Leg One Chris Atkinson leads the Subaru World Rally Team challenge after the first Leg of competition in Cyprus. The Australian set a consistent pace throughout the day to finish the Leg in fifth overall. Team-mate Petter Solberg had a strong start to the day, setting one fastest stage t...

Ford and Gronholm lead in Cyprus Ford Ford and Gronholm lead in Cyprus BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen lead the Cyprus Rally tonight after the heat and rock-strewn roads of the Mediterranean island battered many of their rivals into submission. Their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car showed no weaknesses in the...

Red Bull will not restart Skoda Red Bull will not restart After both Fabia WRCs had retired on the road section between special stages 1 and 2, the cars were hauled to the Limassol service park in the afternoon where the entire team tried feverishly to locate the source of trouble. The alloted time amounted to 2:45 hours. The commitment...

Both RB Skodas out on day one Skoda Both RB Skodas out on day one The twelfth WRC event in Limassol began today with bitter disappointment for Red Bull Skoda. After the first 8.05 kilometre special stage from Xyliatos to Kapouras, both crews already had to park their cars due to failing electronics....

Thu September 21, 2006

Red Bull happy after shakedown Skoda Red Bull happy after shakedown On a gravel stage, approx. six kilometres in length, exactly 63 kilometres away from Limassol, the Cyprus Rally, the twelfth WRC event of the season, got under way today with the shakedown....

Subaru hoping for better fortunes Subaru Subaru hoping for better fortunes The Subaru World Rally Team will enter one Impreza WRC2006 for Petter Solberg (co-driven by Phil Mills) and one WRC2006 for Chris Atkinson (co-driven by Glenn Macneall)....

Fri September 15, 2006

Wilson looking forward to Cyprus debut Ford Wilson looking forward to Cyprus debut Soaring temperatures, rocks and rough roads are just a few of the difficulties faced by the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally team in next week's Rally Cyprus....

Manfred aims for the podium Peugeot Manfred aims for the podium The drivers of the OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Teams return to the rally of their greatest triumphs so far. Last year Manfred Stohl/Ilka Minor (Aut) finished in sensational second place at the “Cyprus Rally”. Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud (Nor) reached fourth place. In spite o...

Change of pace for Seb and Dani Citroen Change of pace for Seb and Dani Two weeks after savouring Finland’s and Japan’s mild southern hemisphere autumn weather, the FIA World Rally Championship marks one of those shifts in scenery for a stop in Cyprus. For the third quarter of the 2006 calendar, the competitors now face summery weather and a radi...

Reliability the watchword for Ford Ford Reliability the watchword for Ford Endurance and reliability in both man and machine will come to the fore when the BP-Ford World Rally Team heads to the holiday island of Cyprus for what many regard as the toughest round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Far from enjoying the beaches and sunshine of the easte...

Harri aims for driver's points Skoda Harri aims for driver's points The team has prepared very sedulously for this twelfth WRC event on the island of Cyprus. That’s why the two representatives Raimund Baumschlager and Armin Schwarz can feel confident: “If we don’t run into serious trouble, it may well be possible to repeat our gratifying result f...

Thu August 17, 2006

2006 Cyprus WRC and beyond WRC 2006 Cyprus WRC and beyond With next month’s 2006 Cyprus Rally fast approaching, the event’s organisers have spoken out about the 2007 calendar released by the FIA which does not include Cyprus in next year’s World Rally Championship. Cyprus’s absence from the 2007 line-up was a surprise to all concerne...

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