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Wed October 18, 2006

Punto sets a good pace in Turkey WRC Punto sets a good pace in Turkey While Paolo Andreucci and Anna Andreussi were powering their way to the Italian Rally Championship title on the 25th Rally Costa Smeralda, Giandomenico Basso and team-mate Volkan Isik were struggling through the treacherous mud and rocks on the roads on the Rally of Turkey. Afte...

Sun October 15, 2006

Final stage misery for McRae Citroen Final stage misery for McRae The final leg of the Rally of Turkey on Sunday was short, consisting of three special stages made up of 51 competitive kilometres. However, Kronos Racing’s two young Spaniards put it to excellent use. Xevi Pons and Dani Sordo concluded an excellent rally by making up two and t...

Turkish delight for Henning Peugeot Turkish delight for Henning The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team has reason to celebrate at the “Rally of Turkey”. Following Manfred Stohl in Mexico, OMV Teammate Henning Solberg also reached the podium on Sunday. This also means the first top 3 place in the FIA World Rally Championship for the 33-year-o...

Chris claims points Subaru Chris claims points Subaru World Rally Team driver Chris Atkinson finished sixth on Rally Turkey today after a tense final Leg of competition which brought multiple changes to the top ten. Atkinson started the day in a realistic pursuit of third place, but a small mistake on the second test dropped ...

Ford claim 1-2 finish in Turkey Ford Ford claim 1-2 finish in Turkey BP-Ford World Rally Team claimed a magnificent 1-2 finish on the Rally of Turkey today to move into the lead of the FIA World Rally Championship. Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen led from start to finish in their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car to secure their fifth victory of ...

Red Bull satisfied with improved pace Skoda Red Bull satisfied with improved pace On the final day of the 7th Rally of Turkey in Kemer, the sun shone permanently for the first time after the disastrous weather conditions of the days before. Red Bull Skoda was able to bring both Fabia WRCs to the finishing line without any problems this time despite the difficu...

Kopecky withdraws after leg two Skoda Kopecky withdraws after leg two The Rally of Turkey was not a walk in the park again for the rally crews during Saturday's leg. The incredible amount of mud was even covered with snow in some stretches....

Stobart Fords battle the weather Ford Stobart Fords battle the weather The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Team drove through four seasons in one day at Rally Turkey. Kosti Katajamaki finished Leg 2 in 5th showing he can handle all conditions and he even got some of his favourite surface - snow. Meanwhile Matt Wilson consistently ploughed on through the mud...

Sat October 14, 2006

Colin hoping for strong final day Citroen Colin hoping for strong final day Xevi Pons/Carlos Del Barrio occupy sixth place tonight, leading the Citroen Xsara line-up. Colin McRae/Nicky Grist are immediately behind them, while Dani Sordo/Marc Marti have climbed back into the top 10. All three Xsaras are in a position to score driver or manufacturer poi...

Gronholm and Hirvonen take charge Ford Gronholm and Hirvonen take charge BP-Ford World Rally Team lies first and second in the Rally of Turkey tonight after another day of treacherously slippery competition in the southern mountains. Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen, who powered to the front in the opening kilometres yesterday, ended the second le...

Henning on course for podium Peugeot Henning on course for podium It could be another magic moment for the OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team at the “Rally of Turkey”. After day two the Norwegian OMV duo Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud lies in sensational third place. Should this still be true on Sunday it would mean the second podium place, aft...

More misery for Petter Subaru More misery for Petter Subaru World Rally Team driver Chris Atkinson made up three places during today’s second Leg of Rally Turkey to end the day fourth overall. With three more stages left to run on Sunday, Atkinson is carrying the flag for Subaru after a stage winning performance from Petter Solberg...

Aigner ups the pace Skoda Aigner ups the pace On today’s 2nd leg of this 13th WRC event in Kemer near Antalya, things were back to normal this morning with regard to the weather conditions. In the afternoon however the tables were turned once more, resulting in heavy thunderstorms and even brief snowfalls on one particular m...

Fri October 13, 2006

Stobarts survive Friday 13th Ford Stobarts survive Friday 13th Friday the 13th didn't prove too much concern for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team in Rally Turkey as the cars of Kosti Katajamaki and Matthew Wilson came home in 5th and 14th respectively....

Terrible conditions welcome Colin Citroen Terrible conditions welcome Colin Colin McRae/Nicky Grist are sixth at the end of an opening leg that was deprived of three special stages in the morning by some truly awful road conditions and weather. Xevi Pons/Carlos Del Barrio occupy eighth place while Dani Sordo/Marc Marti are 11th....

Henning in podium contention Peugeot Henning in podium contention The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team is represented by one team in the absolute top field – Henning Solberg and Cato Menkerud. The Norwegian OMV duo lies in fourth place after leg one. They are only 0,7 seconds behind a place on the podium. Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor got off...

Strong day for Petter Subaru Strong day for Petter Petter Solberg lies in second place overall after an action-packed first Leg of competition on Rally Turkey today. The combination of some shrewd tyres choices and a perfectly reliable car kept Solberg near the top of the leaderboard all day and enabled him to set the fastest tim...

Gronholm leads in Turkey Ford Gronholm leads in Turkey BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen mastered treacherous conditions to lead the Rally of Turkey after today's weather-hit opening leg. The Finns hold a 26.1sec advantage in their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car following a day in which more than...

Erratic pace in tricky conditions Skoda Erratic pace in tricky conditions The two Fabia WRCs of Red Bull Skoda were running at a variable pace today, on the first leg of the Rally of Turkey. In the beginning it was Andreas Aigner who made everyone take notice with P7, but subsequently his times tailed off slightly. After his mishap in the morning when ...

Thu October 12, 2006

OMV Peugeot prepared to fight Peugeot OMV Peugeot prepared to fight The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team has to admit to weaknesses in the rain after the shakedown of the Rally Turkey. The achieved times are no reason for joy despite a generally good feeling. Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor reached eight-best time by 4:10,4 minutes on the 5,1 kil...

Red Bull have successful shakedown Skoda Red Bull have successful shakedown After the inexplicable retirements in Cyprus, Red Bull Skoda was able to get clear about the causes of their problems during an additional test day in Turkey on Monday. An engine specialist had been flown in for that reason, who together with the team got to the bottom of things....

Mon October 9, 2006

Subaru ready for tough Turkey Subaru Subaru ready for tough Turkey Next week the Subaru World Rally Team will return to the Mediterranean for the Rally of Turkey, round 13 of the 16-event 2006 FIA World Rally Championship....

Fri October 6, 2006

Title battle takes new twist Ford Title battle takes new twist BP-Ford World Rally Team's thrilling late season world title charge heads to Turkey next week with the squad's campaign boosted by a dramatic twist to the championship race. A string of strong points finishes in the second half of the campaign from Marcus Grönholm and...

OMV aiming for 3rd in championship Peugeot OMV aiming for 3rd in championship The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally has every reason to be satisfied with the FIA World Rally Championship 2006 so far. Both drivers are in the top ten of the intermediate driver ranking – Manfred Stohl in fifth and Henning Solberg in eighth place. In the manufacture ranking they ...

Sordo regains confidence Citroen Sordo regains confidence After a fantastic second position in Germany, the young Spanish driver has gone through the most difficult time of his young career. Thanks to some tests undergone with Citroën Sport’s development team, Dani feels his confidence is coming back…...

Kronos ready for life without Loeb Citroen Kronos ready for life without Loeb Doubtless penalised by the temporary absence of number one team-mates Sébastien Loeb/ Daniel Elena, the Kronos Total Citroën WRT has no intention to give up in Turkey. The Belgian team, currently leading the ‘Manufacturers’ rankings, is firmly decided to face up to this real t...

Red Bull hope Cyprus problems are cured Skoda Red Bull hope Cyprus problems are cured The two Red Bull Skoda team bosses Raimund Baumschlager and Armin Schwarz expect straight answers from the additional test session in Turkey on Monday: “We’ll fly in an engine specialist from Liechtenstein just for that. He is to provide clarification on how the two for us still ...

Wed October 4, 2006

Kopecky tests for Turkey Skoda Kopecky tests for Turkey The Czech Rally Team Škoda - Kopecký is preparing this year for the ninth start in a competition which is part of the World Rally Championship. The competitors have ahead of them Rally of Turkey on taxing gravel where not only speed will be decisive but the reliability of the car...

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