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Thu October 25, 2007

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WRC Tour de Corse photos @ 11:45 AM - Loads more photos from the Tour de Corse have just been added, you can find them by clicking here

Mon October 15, 2007

Kopecky grabs 2 championship points Skoda Kopecky grabs 2 championship points Jan Kopecký-Filip Schovánek crew is bringing home from France two championship points for a seventh place in Tour de Corse. Flawless performance in all special stages was well rewarded with an excellent result, which is very precious with regards to the profile of special stages....

Sun October 14, 2007

Latvala excels in Corsica Ford Latvala excels in Corsica The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team have again excelled at this weekend’s Rallye de France - Tour de Corse, round 13 of the FIA World Rally Championship. Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila have been the stars of the show, finishing with a tarmac-best fourth place overall helpin...

Corsican hatrick for Loeb and Citroen Citroen Corsican hatrick for Loeb and Citroen The disappointment felt in the Citroën camp after the French national rugby squad's defeat yesterday evening was amply surpassed today by the resounding victory of the Citroën C4 WRC, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena on the 2007 Tour de Corse. Their success on home soil was ...

Mixed fortunes for Subaru on final leg Subaru Mixed fortunes for Subaru on final leg The third and final leg brought mixed fortunes for the Subaru World Rally Team, but the team ended with two cars in the top six. After a close battle with Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala, Petter finished fifth, while Chris and Xevi finished sixth and eighth respectively....

Gronholm's 2nd keeps Ford in top spot Ford Gronholm's 2nd keeps Ford in top spot Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen finished second on Rallye de France in Corsica today to ensure BP-Ford World Rally Team preserved its lead of both the manufacturers' and drivers' standings in the FIA World Rally Championship. It was the 11th podium from 13 rounds for t...

A weekend to forget for OMV Kronos Citroen A weekend to forget for OMV Kronos The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team will put the “Rallye de France – Tour de Corse” behind them as fast as possible. Both Francois Duval and Manfred Stohl never stood a chance due to technical defects. While the faulty generator forced the Belgian OMV driver to retire the 35-...

Gronholm holds station in 2nd Ford Gronholm holds station in 2nd Ford World Rally Team drivers Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen tightened their grip on second place during Saturday's second leg of Rallye de France in Corsica. The Finns were a model of consistency in their Focus RS World Rally Car on the twisty mountain roads of the Medit...

Difficult day for OMV Kronos Citroen Difficult day for OMV Kronos The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team has reason to be content with the second day of the “Rallye de France – Tour de Corse”. Francois Duval/Patrick Pivato (Bel/Fra) secured their fourth opverall place right to the finish of the leg despite several problems. Manfred Stohl was l...

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WRC F end - Loeb's 3rd Tour de Corse win @ 01:23 PM - Fine drives by Alessandro Bettega - son to former Lancia works driver Attilio - on his WRCar debut, and by Daniel Sola in the Peugeot 207 S2000. Thanks to strange starting order rules we can say for some time yet who of these two will take the last top10 place. Unofficial provisional end positions: 1 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 3h28m31s5; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +23s7; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +44s3; 4 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +2m30s5; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m42s1; 6 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +3m53s8; 7 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +8m02s9; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +9m34s2; 9 - Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +10m12s2; 10 - Bettega/Scattolin, Ford, +18m20s3 or - Sola/del Barrio, Peugeot, +ms

WRC F SS15 - Solberg vs Latvala @ 00:39 AM - More changes in the top10 as Matthew Wilson retires with transmission failure. Watch battle Latvala vs Solberg for 4th, gap is 3.9s with a 31km stage as last stage! Sola trying to stay ahead of promising newcomer Bettega to have the first WRC top10 finish for an S2000 car. Unofficial provisional positions after SS15: 1 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 3h09m24s3; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +27s3; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +55s5; 4 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +2m38s2; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m42s1; 6 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +3m43s1; 7 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +7m28s5; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +9m02s9; 9 - Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +9m30s3; 10 - Sola/del Barrio, Peugeot, +ms

WRC F SS14 - Duval out @ 00:12 AM - Duval opted to restart after his late leg2 alternator problem. Having dropped to 12th place, there was no point trying to reach his targets. Pons also in problems, having lost over 3min. Unofficial provisional positions after SS14: 1 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 2h54m35s2; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +27s; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +1m04s1; 4 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +2m36s8; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m43s6; 6 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +3m31s2; 7 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +7m05s1; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +8m41s9; 9 - Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +9m02s7; 10 - Wilson/Orr, Ford, +9m36s9

Sat October 13, 2007

Loeb strengthens lead on leg 2 Citroen Loeb strengthens lead on leg 2 The second leg of this year's Tour de Corse, round 13 of the 2007 World Rally Championship, saw Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their Citroën C4 WRC strengthen their command at the top of the provisional standings. Team-mates Dani Sordo and Marc Martí reached this evening&...

All 3 Imprezas in top 7 Subaru All 3 Imprezas in top 7 The three Impreza WRC2007s of the Subaru World Rally Team remain within the top seven in the overall standings after today’s six stages. Petter was fifth after a hard-fought battle with Jari Matti Latvala, and Chris and Xevi came home sixth and seventh....

Kopecky holds position after leg 2 Skoda Kopecky holds position after leg 2 Rally Corsica continued on Saturday with its second leg and the schedule included six special stages. The Czech Rally Team Kopecký, in its traditional makeup Jan Kopecký-Filip Schovánek, entered Saturday's leg as the ninth fastest and it held the position just outside of the e...

Latvala up to brilliant 4th! Ford Latvala up to brilliant 4th! Finns Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila head into tomorrow’s final leg of Rallye de France – Tour de Corse in an amazing fourth place after François Duval retired from today’s leg on the final road section. This 13th round of the FIA World Rally Championship is proving to be ...

Suzuki pleased with debut WRC Suzuki pleased with debut After years of planning, Suzuki's new SX4 World Rally Car saw competitive action for the first time today. Nonetheless, Nicolas Bernardi and his co-driver Jean-Marc Fortin were aiming only to accumulate as much data as possible for the car's continued development. The actio...

Kopecky 9th after leg one Skoda Kopecky 9th after leg one Following the unsuccessful performance by the Jan Kopecký-Filip Schovánek in Rally Catalunya, the Czech Rally Team Kopecká has moved from Spain to France, where the world championship continues with the tarmac Tour de Corse. The French race is typical for its turns characters and...

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WRC F leg2 - Positions stay stable... @ 05:01 PM - ...despite Grönholm and Duval both reporting gear shift problems, not getting the power down. Unofficial provisional positions after leg2: 1 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 2h20m58s6; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +27s5; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +1m00s6; 4 - Duval/Pivato, Citroen, +2m21s5; 5 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +2m23s9; 6 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m30s9; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +2m49s3; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +4m08s2; 9 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +5m52s9; 10 - Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +7m07s6;

WRC F SS11- Dramas for Xsara and SX4 @ 04:11 PM - New Suzuki WRCar retired for the 2nd time in this rally. Stohl and Duval delayed. Stohl's fuel pressure problem is solved. Duval only slightly delayed, but his hydraulic problems likely effect him next stage too. Unofficial provisional positions after SS11: 1 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 2h12m20s; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +22s1; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +54s4; 4 - Duval/Pivato, Citroen, +2m01s9; 5 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +2m15s6; 6 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m25s1; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +2m43s3; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +3m56s9; 9 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +5m32s9; 10 - Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +6m43s6;

WRC F SS10 - Stage win for Sordo @ 03:38 PM - Unofficial provisional positions after SS10: 1 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 1h54m31s7; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +17s; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +47s7; 4 - Duval/Pivato, Citroen, +1m32s4; 5 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +2m02s5; 6 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m10s3; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +2m25s2; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +3m28s7; 9 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +4m53s7; 10 - Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +6m04s8;

WRC F SS9 - New short stage @ 11:49 AM - Now mid-day service. Unofficial provisional positions after SS9: 1 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 1h40m11s7; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +12s6; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +48s; 4 - Duval/Pivato, Citroen, +1m27s1; 5 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m54s; 6 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m55s3; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +2m13s; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +3m13s1; 9 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +4m24s7; 10 - Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +5m28s1;

WRC F SS8 - Strange JWRC decider @ 10:47 AM - Loeb extends lead. Latvala passes Solberg. This is the last round of the JWRC, tied 1st & 2nd in the championship were also 1st & 2nd in the event, Aava & Andersson, both stopped on this stage! Unofficial provisional positions after SS8: 1 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 1h31m32s1; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +11s3; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +38s; 4 - Duval/Pivato, Citroen, +1m17s8; 5 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m43s9; 6 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m45s8; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +2m07s; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +2m53s4; 9 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +4m04s7; 10 - Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +5m10s;

WRC F SS7 - Different style of stages @ 09:17 AM - Good start in the day for Duval and Loeb, who like twistier stages than yesterday. However SS7 was a classic along the main road, it is the next 2 stages that are in the steepest mountains north of Ajaccio! Unofficial provisional positions after SS7: 1 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 1h13m44s8; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +7s5; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +24s7; 4 - Duval/Pivato, Citroen, +1m02s2; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m19s4; 6 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m27s8; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +1m44s; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +2m17s1; 9 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +3m19s3; 10 - Stohl/Minor, Citroen, +4m21s3;

Fri October 12, 2007

Duval a strong 4th in Corsica Citroen Duval a strong 4th in Corsica The OMV Kronos Citroën World Rally Team has finished the first day of the Rallye de France – Tour de Corse in fourth and twelfth place. Francois Duval/Patrick Pivato (Bel/Fra) impressively proved their forte on tarmac and lie only behind Ford driver Marcus Grönholm and the Citroë...

Latvala and Solberg in the top 10 Ford Latvala and Solberg in the top 10 Round 13 of the FIA World Rally Championship kicked off this morning as crews headed out to tackle the notoriously testing roads of Rallye de France – Tour de Corse. By the end of today’s leg the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team has both its nominated points-scoring crews insid...

Loeb holds narrow lead in Corsica Citroen Loeb holds narrow lead in Corsica Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their Citroën C4 WRC completed the first leg of the 2007 Tour de Corse at the top of the overnight standings, with Dani Sordo and Marc Martí following in third place with the second Citroën Sport car....

Subaru hoping for more Subaru Subaru hoping for more At the end of the first day of competition in Corsica, the Subaru World Rally Team Imprezas of Petter Solberg, Chris Atkinson and Xevi Pons hold fifth, seventh and eighth places respectively....

Gronholm fights at the front Ford Gronholm fights at the front Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen ended today's opening leg of Rallye de France in second position after a thrilling daylong battle for supremacy with arch world championship title rival Sébastien Loeb. The BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers led throughout the morning in thei...

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WRC F leg1 - Loeb in narrow lead @ 04:26 PM - Unofficial provisional positions after leg1: 1 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 59m29s7; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +4s8; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +18s5; 4 - Duval/Pivato, Citroen, +57s8; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m03s1; 6 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m06s4; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +1m20s6; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +1m58s; 9 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +2m47s4; 10 - Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +3m35s7;

WRC F SS5 - Loeb takes lead, just @ 03:23 PM - Tiniest possible lead. Bettega seems to have run in problems. Latvala putting pressure on Petter Solberg. Unofficial provisional positions after SS5: 1 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 44m04s6; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +0s1; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +9s6; 4 - Duval/Pivato, Citroen, +42s7; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +46s; 6 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +46s7; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +55s2; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +1m21s3; 9 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +2m06s6; 10 - Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +2m38s4;

WRC F SS4 - first stage win for Loeb @ 02:17 PM - Loeb moves up to 2nd. Consistent promising times by Alessandro bettega, son to Attilio Bettega. Debuting Suzuki SX4 WRC however drops many places with a power loss problem. Unofficial provisional positions after SS4: 1 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, 34m49s5; 2 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +3s; 3 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +6s3; 4 - Duval/Pivato, Citroen, +34s8; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +35s; 6 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +39s8; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +47s; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +1m05s2; 9 - Bettega/Scattolin, Ford, +1m38s6; 10 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +1m42s9;

WRC F SS3 - Hirvonen out. @ 11:04 AM - Hirvonen took a wheel off, Grönholm wins 2nd stage in a row. Unofficial provisional positions after SS3: 1 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, 24m49s4; 2 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +2s9; 3 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +3s2; 4 - Duval/Pivato, Citroen, +26s9; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +27s7; 6 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +29s5; 7 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +33s4; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +48s9; 9 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +1m13s8; 10 - Bettega/Scattolin, Ford, +1m15s6;

WRC F SS2 - Grönholm ahead! @ 10:04 AM - Grönholm faster than the Citroens. Next stage is longest of the day. Unofficial provisional positions after SS2: 1 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, 9m14s8; 2 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +2s8; 3 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +3s1; 4 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +3s9; 5 - Duval/Pivato, Citroen, +8s3; 6 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +9s; 7 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +10s; 8 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +12s5; 9 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +16s2; 10 - Bettega/Scattolin, Ford, +29s7;

WRC F SS1 - stage cancelled... @ 08:47 AM - ...too many spectators

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