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Sun June 1, 2008

Petter delighted with Impreza 08 debut Subaru Petter delighted with Impreza 08 debut The debut of the all-new Subaru Impreza WRC2008 was marked in style with second position overall at the close of the Acropolis Rally, the most challenging event on the WRC calendar. On the final day, Chris Atkinson and Stéphane Prévot were fastest on the opening stage, whilst Pet...

Citroen Rautenbach suffers final day puncture

Suzuki Both SX4s take manufacturer points

Ford Wilson heads the Stobart boys home

Ford Hirvonen claims podium in Greece

Citroen Satisfying weekend for Citroen

Sat May 31, 2008

New Impreza shows its promise Subaru New Impreza shows its promise The Impreza WRC2008 gave a taste today of what is to come for the Subaru World Rally Team as Petter Solberg and Phil Mills delivered a solid performance to finish second overall, and a mere 28.7 seconds from the lead. It is the great step forward the team have been working so har...

Mixed fortunes for Suzuki Suzuki Mixed fortunes for Suzuki It has been a day of mixed fortunes for the Suzuki World Rally Team. At one stage, both SX4 WRCs of P-G Andersson and Toni Gardemeister were inside the top 10, with Andersson was running sixth after an agonisingly tough second run through the Agii Theodori test. The second day...

Henning on course for a podium Ford Henning on course for a podium With one day remaining in this year’s Acropolis Rally of Greece, Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud sit pretty for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team occupying a podium position in third. Team-mates Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin have also had an incredible day moving from their over...

Survival the name of the game for Ford Ford Survival the name of the game for Ford BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team endured another difficult time during today's second leg of the Acropolis Rally of Greece, but both cars remain in points positions after a gruelling and dramatic day's competition. On a day when mere survival became drivers' primary a...

Loeb leads after leg two Citroen Loeb leads after leg two The second day of the 2008 Acropolis Rally, round seven of this year's World Rally Championship, proved every bit as punishing as many had feared. Although Citroën Total wasn't spared problems, it did have the satisfaction of seeing Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and their C...

Citroen Rautenbach battles through day 2

Fri May 30, 2008

Petter holds 3rd spot on new car debut Subaru Petter holds 3rd spot on new car debut On the 55th running of the notoriously punishing Acropolis Rally, the all-new Subaru Impreza WRC2008 made its competitive debut today to great acclaim. On this real event of attrition, Petter Solberg and Phil Mills grabbed third place overall on the opening day, whilst team-mates...

Suzuki in the top 10 in Greece Suzuki Suzuki in the top 10 in Greece Following last night¹s exceptionally popular ceremonial start at the Parthenon in the centre of Athens, the Suzuki SX4 WRC drivers Toni Gardemeister and P-G Andersson started the main event and the competitive action north of the city of Athens this morning....

Henning leads Stobart charge Ford Henning leads Stobart charge The opening day of the Acropolis Rally of Greece has served the Stobart VK-Sport Ford rally team with mixed fortunes as Norwegians Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud lead the way in fourth position. Team-mates Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin pushed through some early issues to bounce back...

Ford trio on the rocks in Greece Ford Ford trio on the rocks in Greece BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team made a strong start to the toughest round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Greece today, only for its daylong endeavours to end in disappointment in the final kilometres. Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila lie sixth on the Acropolis Ra...

Citroen Tough day for Rautenbach

Olympian effort for Loeb & Sordo Citroen Olympian effort for Loeb & Sordo The opening day of the 2008 Acropolis Rally, round seven of this year's World Rally Championship, saw excellent runs from of Citroën Total's Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/Marc Martí who finished at the top of the provisional leaderboard with their respective ...

Mon May 26, 2008

Suzuki take on the tough roads of Greece Suzuki Suzuki take on the tough roads of Greece Suzuki’s latest challenge in its WRC adventure is the legendary Acropolis Rally, one of the oldest and most prestigious events on the World Rally Championship. The all-gravel event has changed beyond recognition since it was first run as an asphalt rally in 1951, but the tradi...

Citroen in the land of the Greek gods Citroen Citroen in the land of the Greek gods Following the team's superb win in Sardinia, Citroën Total has already turned its attention to the 2008 Acropolis Rally, round seven of this year's World Rally Championship. Four Citroën C4 WRCs will be in Greece to take on the country's demanding stages: two for Citro...

Henning rejoins Stobart for Greece Ford Henning rejoins Stobart for Greece Next week the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team take on the BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally of Greece. The seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship will see Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud return to the squad as a nominated points scoring crew....

Ford aim to add to win record in Greece Ford Ford aim to add to win record in Greece Rocky mountain tracks, punishing heat and physically demanding cockpit conditions are the hallmarks of the Acropolis Rally of Greece (29 May - 1 June), widely regarded as the toughest challenge in the FIA World Rally Championship calendar. It is a trial in which BP Ford Abu Dhab...

New Subaru hatches out in Greece Subaru New Subaru hatches out in Greece The completely redesigned and eagerly anticipated Subaru Impreza WRC2008 will make its competitive debut on the classic Acropolis Rally, after an official introduction to the car on Wednesday evening before shakedown. Aboard their new machines, Solberg and Atkinson will relish th...

Rautenbach looks forward to Acropolis Citroen Rautenbach looks forward to Acropolis This is the World Rally Championship's benchmark rough and tough rally. It's a car killer and one of the most arduous and physically demanding events a driver will ever compete on. The route has changed down the years, with a more sprint-oriented WRC demanding slightly ...

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