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Thu December 6, 2007

Gould captures 2007 Fiesta Trophy Ford Gould captures 2007 Fiesta Trophy The 2007 Fiesta SportingTrophy (FST) International Shootout has been won by FST UK wildcard Adam Gould this week at M-Sport’s base in northern England. Eleven nationalities made up the 23-strong group who ventured from as far as New Zealand to compete for one of the most sought a...

Mon December 3, 2007

Civic R3: good WRC gravel debut WRC Civic R3: good WRC gravel debut The JAS Motorsport Honda Civic Type R R3 has emerged triumphant from its very first event on gravel, despite an off for Dani Sola on the first day and a puncture on the second day. The all-new Honda is the first Group A two-wheel drive car home, winning class A7....

Sun December 2, 2007

Stohl makes a point on season finale Citroen Stohl makes a point on season finale The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team has completed a very changeful FIA World Rally Championship 2007with eighth overall place by Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor. Thus the OMV pair was able to score points at the British WRC-rally for the fifth time in a row. Even though the 35-y...

Wilson ends the season on a high Ford Wilson ends the season on a high Matthew Wilson/Michael Orr have stepped up a gear on their home event by finishing sixth overall on this final round of the 2007 FIA World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB. Britain’s only fulltime WRC driver drove faultlessly to finish as the top placed Stobart VK M-Sport Ford ...

Loeb takes 4th title Citroen Loeb takes 4th title Finishing the 2007 Wales Rally GB in third place sufficed for Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena to secure their fourth straight Drivers' and Co-drivers' titles in the World Rally Championship today in Cardiff....

Ford end the season in style Ford Ford end the season in style FIA World Rally champions* BP-Ford ended the 2007 campaign in perfect style by claiming first and second on Rally GB in Wales today. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen led from start to finish to score their third victory of the season in a Ford Focus RS World Rally Car. Team-ma...

Subaru secure 3rd in the title race Subaru Subaru secure 3rd in the title race The Subaru World Rally Team ended a consistent weekend with the Impreza of Petter Solberg and Phil Mills finishing in fourth place on the Welsh co-driver’s home event. Team-mates Chris Atkinson / Stephane Prevot and Xevi Pons / Xavier Amigo both finished inside the top ten....

Kopecky rounds off a strong year Skoda Kopecky rounds off a strong year The Czech Rally Team Kopecký crew comprised of Jan Kopecký-Filip Schovánek has given their farewell to this year's world championship by finishing twelfth in the Wales Rally, which was the final race of the World Rally Championship in 2007....

Stohl battles for another points finish Citroen Stohl battles for another points finish The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team didn’t encounter any noteworthy problems on day two of the “Wales Rally GB”. Unfortunately they didn’t move up, either. Matthew Wilson (GB/Ford Focus WRC) in the Citroen Xsara WRC seems out of reach and Xavier Pons (E/Subaru Impreza WRC), i...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC GB end - Loeb is World Champion! @ 02:14 PM - Again dramatic final really, after all! Hirvonen off and only just wins! Gareth Jones retired on last stage, Atkinson had mechanical problems on last stage, Latvala misses Pons by 3.6s! Unofficial provisional rally results and championship positions in the according sections on our site in a few moments.

WRC GB SS16 - one more to go @ 01:40 PM - One stage left, be anything can happen in rallying. Remember Carlos Sainz lost a World title 300yrads from the finish of the season's last stage? Latvala meanwhile moved into the top10. Unofficial provisional positions after SS16: 1 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, 3h05m44s1; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +29s8; 3 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +1m37s8; 4 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +3m00s2; 5 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +3m21s9; 6 - Wilson/Orr, Ford, +7m12s4; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +7m51s8; 8 - Stohl/Minor, Citroen, +8m37s7; 9 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +9m17s2; 10 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +10m08s2

WRC GB SS14 - Atkinson down @ 09:25 AM - Atkinson has some sort of mechanical problem and drops 12.8s behind Wildon, so there may still be a fight for 6th. Latvala moves up to 11th and should get a top10 place at this rate. Unofficial provisional positions after SS14: 1 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, 2h32m41s5; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +37s5; 3 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +1m29s9; 4 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m41s6; 5 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +3m08s7; 6 - Wilson/Orr, Ford, +6m21s9; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +6m34s7; 8 - Stohl/Minor, Citroen, +7m37s; 9 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +8m21s8; 10 - Ostberg/Unnerud, Subaru, +9m55s1

Sat December 1, 2007

Latvala dominates day two Ford Latvala dominates day two The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team have shown once again they will be a future force to be reckoned with after a stunning display on leg 2 of Wales Rally GB, the final round of the 2007 FIA World Rally Championship....

Petter holds station in 4th Subaru Petter holds station in 4th Subaru World Rally Team drivers Petter Solberg and Phil Mills finished the second day of Wales Rally GB in fourth place overall after battling more treacherous winter conditions. Ahead of the final day of competition, their team mates Xevi Pons and Chris Atkinson hold sixth and n...

Loeb sticks to the plan Citroen Loeb sticks to the plan It had already been dark for some time when the Citroën C4 WRCs of first Dani Sordo/Marc Martí, then Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena pulled into the service park in Swansea this evening after the second leg of the 2007 Wales Rally GB. The Spanish pair continue to figure in fifth p...

Hirvonen retains lead after day two Ford Hirvonen retains lead after day two Newly-crowned FIA World Rally champions* BP-Ford continued to dominate the top of the leaderboard during today's second leg of Rally GB. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen returned to Swansea with a 35.5sec advantage over team-mates Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen after a ...

Kopecky battles through leg one Skoda Kopecky battles through leg one World Rally Championship in 2007 is being closed out traditionally by Rally Wales, which rightfully belongs among the most popular races of the Championship. At the starting line of today's rally, which has seventeen special stages in its schedule with a total distance of 365 ...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC GB leg2 - Latvala wins every stage @ 05:40 PM - Actually before the superspecial. As usual Loeb making sure he stays out of trouble and Grönholm waiting for Loeb trouble. Grönholm reports handling problems. Unofficial provisional positions after leg2: 1 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, 2h15m23s3; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +35s5; 3 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +1m14s7; 4 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m26s1; 5 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +2m56s2; 6 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +5m49s3; 7 - Wilson/Orr, Ford, +5m56s3; 8 - Stohl/Minor, Citroen, +6m54s6; 9 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +7m44s8; 10 - Ostberg/Unnerud, Subaru, +9m26s1

WRC GB SS8 - Epynt @ 11:41 AM - The stage where in 2001 everybody joined Grönholm's 206 off the road! This time we "only" lost Conrad Rautenbach in a Citroen Xsara with an off, Pons lost a minute with mechanical problems. Unofficial provisional positions after SS8: 1 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, 1h35m41s5; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +31s2; 3 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +1m00s9; 4 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m04s6; 5 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +2m41s7; 6 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +5m13s2; 7 - Wilson/Orr, Ford, +5m17s4; 8 - Stohl/Minor, Citroen, +6m02s; 9 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +6m54s4; 10 - Mikkelsen/Floene, Ford, +7m

WRC GB SS7 - Latvala on a charge @ 11:08 AM - Surprisingly slow time by Hirvonen, top3 seem cruising. Petter Solberg had a spin. Unofficial provisional positions after SS7: 1 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, 1h28m05s3; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +31s2; 3 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +55s6; 4 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m59s; 5 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +2m40s7; 6 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +5m07s4; 7 - Wilson/Orr, Ford, +5m09s4; 8 - Stohl/Minor, Citroen, +5m51s2; 9 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +6m00s5; 10 - Mikkelsen/Floene, Ford, +6m49s4

WRC GB SS9 - 3rd stage win for Latvala @ 00:21 AM - At front business as usual. Pons struggles on with suspension problems but keeps his place as Mikkelsen crashes out. Unofficial provisional positions after SS9: 1 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, 1h46m12s4; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +32s6; 3 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +1m06s5; 4 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m13s3; 5 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +2m42s2; 6 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +5m28s3; 7 - Wilson/Orr, Ford, +5m31s4; 8 - Stohl/Minor, Citroen, +6m23s; 9 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +7m18s8; 10 - Kopecky/Schovanek, Skoda, +8m37s1

Fri November 30, 2007

Lindholm will restart on leg 2 WRC Lindholm will restart on leg 2 Suzuki will return to the Rally Great Britain on leg two of the event, after the SX4 WRC's gravel debut was interrupted by a stone that damaged a brake pipe. Sebastian Lindholm, Suzuki's test driver, started the event with the intention of accumulating as many kilometres as...

Solberg & Latvala fall victim Ford Solberg & Latvala fall victim In one of the most weather-driven days in this year’s FIA World Rally Championship, Stobart VK M-Sport Ford crew Matthew Wilson/Michael Orr have battled the elements to finish leg 1 of Wales Rally GB in an impressive sixth position overall....

Petter a solid 4th after day one Subaru Petter a solid 4th after day one On the first day of the final round of the 2007 FIA World Rally Championship, Petter Solberg and his Welsh co-driver Phil Mills kept their focus and consistency in some terrible conditions to finish in a solid fourth position overall. All three Subaru World Rally Team entries fin...

Stohl fights for the final point Citroen Stohl fights for the final point The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team fights for a WRC-point at the last run to the FIA World Rally Championship. But the first day of the Wales Rally GB was anything but optimal for Stohl/Minor. A place on the podium seems out of reach just like during the whole season. Theref...

Hirvonen stars on leg one Ford Hirvonen stars on leg one BP-Ford World Rally Team dominated today's opening leg of Rally GB to hold first and second with its Focus RS World Rally Cars. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen were outstanding in dreadful weather conditions to win five of the day's six speed tests in south Wales and bui...

Loeb on target Citroen Loeb on target The weather encountered during the first leg of the 2007 Wales Rally GB, the last round of the season, seemed to go from bad to worse. At the end of what turned out to an awesome opening day, Citroën C4 WRC crews Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/Marc Martí returned t...

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WRC GB leg1 - Misty Mess @ 07:02 PM - If the RAC would go into Yorkshire and Scottish borderland, as it used to, the headline would be "Focking Fog" - sorry! Fog, mist and rain combined with rally cars with failing wipers and misted windscreen caused havoc in SS6. No retirements - except Jari-Matti Latvala, who lost 16min for poor visibility and found out if he retired he would be 6min faster - strange souprally system! But also for other drivers the gaps in SS6 were counted in minutes, not seconds! Even clear stage winner Mikko Hirvonen was 45s slower than first time on this same stage as SS3. Unofficial provisional positions after leg1: 1 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, 1h17m21s3; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +39s6; 3 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +57s9; 4 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m34s; 5 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +2m37s9; 6 - Wilson/Orr, Ford, +5m01s3; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +5m02s3; 8 - Stohl/Minor, Citroen, +5m37s9; 9 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +5m57s5; 10 - Mikkelsen/Floene, Ford, +6m41s8

WRC GB SS3 - MG beats Suzuki! @ 01:53 PM - At the front business as usual. However the new car: The MG S2000 seems to be doing fine. The Suzuki SX4 WRC reports brake problems on the first stage and is there 31st, the MG 30th! In SS2 the Suzuki posts 18th time but in SS3 he has retired for the day, MG is 32nd now. Unofficial provisional positions after SS3: 1 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, 38m01s5; 2 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +21s4; 3 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +22s4; 4 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +29s4; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +54s4; 6 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +59s9; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +1m17s2; 8 - Wilson/Orr, Ford, +1m37s3; 9 - Stohl/Minor, Ford, +1m43s3; 10 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, 1m55s2

WRC GB SS1 - Surprise strategy by Grönholm @ 11:06 AM - Instead of going for the win for his title chances, Grönholm cruises to make sure of a finish, probably not taking risks until Loeb hits problems. Grönholm is only 20s faster than Wilson, or in other words 12s slower than his own team mate. Unofficial provisional positions after SS1: 1 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, 9m15s2; 2 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +6s5; 3 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +12s; 4 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +14s7; 5 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +19s; 6 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, 19s3; 7 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +26s3; 8 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, +27s1; 9 - Ostberg/Unnerud, Subaru, +31s4; 10 - Wilson/Orr, Ford, 32s9

WRC GB SS2 - title contenders careful @ 00:23 AM - Unofficial provisional positions after SS2: 1 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, 22m05s8; 2 - Loeb/Elena, Citroen, +15s4; 3 - Grönholm/Rautiainen, Ford, +16s8; 4 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +27s6; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +39s2; 6 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +42s5; 7 - Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +55s8; 8 - Stohl/Minor, Citroen, +1m11s4; 9 - Wilson/Orr, Ford, +1m16s24; 10 - Pons/Amigo, Subaru, 1m22s8

Thu November 29, 2007

General Watch out for Evgeny Novikov

Wed November 28, 2007

GB a new challenge for Munchis drivers Ford GB a new challenge for Munchis drivers Wales Rally GB will be another brand new challenge for both Munchi's Ford World Rally Team drivers when they tackle the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in a few days....

SX4 ready for gravel debut WRC SX4 ready for gravel debut Having successfully completed the all-asphalt Tour de Corse-Rallye de France in October, the Suzuki World Rally Team now faces a brand new challenge with Rally Great Britain, held entirely on gravel....

Stohl aiming to round year off on a high Citroen Stohl aiming to round year off on a high The Wales Rally GB from November 29 to December 2 will be the last run to the FIA Rally World Championship this season for the OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team. Following a rather up-and-down year what is left is to take care of a conciliatory WRC-finish on the British isle. A...

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