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Sun August 17, 2008

Successful asphalt debut for new Impreza Subaru Successful asphalt debut for new Impreza After three days, nineteen stages and 352 kilometres of competition on the ADAC Rallye Deutschland, the Subaru World Rally Team successfully completed its asphalt debut with the new Impreza WRC2008, both cars finishing firmly within the points....

A point after reliable run for Suzuki Suzuki A point after reliable run for Suzuki The final day of the Rallye Deutschland - arguably the toughest asphalt round of the entire World Rally Championship - saw both Suzuki SX4 WRCs make it safely to the finish in Trier, having enjoyed a reliable run throughout the 352 competitive kilometres that made up the event...

Citroen 1-2 for Citroen in Germany

Ford Duval scores a podium for Stobart

Ford A difficult weekend for Ford

Sat August 16, 2008

Mikko drops time with a puncture Ford Mikko drops time with a puncture BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen face a final leg tussle for a podium finish on Rallye Deutschland after a difficult day's driving over Germany's tricky asphalt speed tests. The Finns fought hard for second in their Ford Focus RS ...

Subaru improve performance on leg 2 Subaru Subaru improve performance on leg 2 On the second and toughest day of competition on Rallye Deutschland, both Subaru World Rally Team crews improved their stage times considerably between the morning and afternoon loops as their confidence in the car grew, when almost all those ahead went slower second time round....

Citroen 1st and 2nd after leg two Citroen Citroen 1st and 2nd after leg two The long second day of the 2008 Rallye Deutschland concluded this evening with the two Citroën Total C4 WRCs sitting on the top two steps of the overnight podium and in a strong position to pull off a handsome medals haul tomorrow. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, who emerged in ...

Duval moves up to third on leg 2 Ford Duval moves up to third on leg 2 François Duval/Patrick Pivato have moved into third place with one day remaining of the ADAC Rallye Deutschland; round 10 of the FIA World Rally Championship. After the unfortunate exit of Gigi Galli/Giovanni Bernacchini from the event yesterday the Belgian continues to hold thin...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC D leg2 - Hirvonen punctures @ 05:11 PM - Panzerplatte concrete is a tyre eater, the victim Mikko Hirvonen dropping 50sec. For the first time this event Loeb doesn't win a stage. Unofficial, provisional positions after leg2: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 2h32m22s6; 2nd= Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +40s3; 3rd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +1m44s3; 4th= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +1m48s2; 5th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m25s7; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +3m32s1; 7th= Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +4m33s4; 8th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +4m57s1; 9th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +4m59s7; 10th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +5m43s7

WRC D SS13 - positions stable @ 03:40 PM - No major changes in the 3 Saarland stages, 30km tough Panzerplatte next. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS13: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 2h14m38s4; 2nd= Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +43s; 3rd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +1m02s9; 4th= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +1m33s; 5th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m20s2; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +3m14s6; 7th= Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +4m11s6; 8th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +4m32s5; 9th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +4m49s9; 10th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +5m10s5

WRC D SS10 - drama free Panzerplatte @ 10:29 AM - Overshot for Latvala and constant slow drive by Duval in that stage, but surprisingly no tyre dramas. Mid day now. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS10: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 1h46m21s1; 2nd= Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +35s9; 3rd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +50s3; 4th= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +1m17s7; 5th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m59s1; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +2m38s4; 7th= Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +3m22s9; 8th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +3m35s9; 9th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +4m03s2; 10th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +4m06s9

WRC D SS9 - Panzerplatte next @ 09:10 AM - Sordo overtakes Hirvonen again, Latvala goes off at chicane. Next stage is Baumholder Panzerplatte, rought concrete with sharp edges. You can expect punctures and no mouse is allowed any more! Unofficial, provisional positions after SS9: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 1h28m36s6; 2nd= Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +32s2; 3rd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +38s7; 4th= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +50s; 5th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m45s2; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +2m17s6; 7th= Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +2m44s6; 8th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +2m56s6; 9th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +3m06s1; 10th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +3m21s4

Fri August 15, 2008

Loeb leads the pack in Germany Citroen Loeb leads the pack in Germany The first day of this weekend’s Rallye Deutschland, round 10 of the 2008 World Rally Championship, turned out to be particularly successful for the Citroën Total squad which saw both its C4 WRCs finish on the overnight podium. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena are on the highest st...

Impreza makes its tarmac debut Subaru Impreza makes its tarmac debut As the Impreza WRC2008 took to asphalt competitively for the first time, the opening day of the wildly popular Rallye Deutschland was characterised by an overwhelming number of spectators and a surprising lack of rain, given the tendency for sporadic showers in the region....

Solid start for Suzuki Suzuki Solid start for Suzuki After an action-packed opening day of the Rallye Deutschland, the Suzuki SX4 WRC of Toni Gardemeister is in the top 10 - and the similar car of P-G Andersson is right behind him in 11th. Both cars were perfectly reliable throughout the first day of the event, which was formed of ...

Woe for Stobart as Galli crashes off Ford Woe for Stobart as Galli crashes off After day 1 of ADAC Rallye Deutschland, round 10 of the FIA World Rally Championship, François Duval/Patrick Pivato lie in fourth place. Unfortunately Gigi Galli/Giovanni Bernacchini retired from the event after an accident on stage 5 this afternoon which saw the Italian driver a...

Hirvonen keeps Loeb in his sights Ford Hirvonen keeps Loeb in his sights BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen produced an outstanding opening day performance on their least-favoured asphalt surface to hold second in Rallye Deutschland tonight. On the debut of the 2008-specification Ford Focus RS World Rally Car...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC D leg1 - day stopped early @ 04:34 PM - SS5 cancelled after big crash by Galli, SS6 cancelled for ill behaving spectators. Galli should be fine but stuck in car. Only 3 drivers completed all stages. The rest of the times need to be calculated. Unofficial, provisional positions after leg1: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 1h00m22s5; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +19s9; 3rd= Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +25s6; 4th= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +38s7; 5th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +55s7; 6th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m00s9; 7th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +1m34s; 8th= Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +1m36s2; 9th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +1m39s4; 10th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +2m12s4

WRC D SS3 - Loeb leads first loop @ 10:46 AM - First indicators: - Loeb strong as ever! - Sordo & Hirvonen tied for 2nd! - Duval in the Ford can't repeat his last year's Citroen show so far! Unofficial, provisional positions after SS3: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 30m15s3; =2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +15s3; =2nd= Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +15s3; 4th= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +27s9; 5th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +31s; 6th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +32s4; 7th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +35s8; 8th= Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +55s2; 9th= Galli/Bernacchini, Ford, +55s4; 10th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +1m02s

Mon August 11, 2008

Stobart stregthen squad for Germany Ford Stobart stregthen squad for Germany Round 10 of the FIA World Rally Championship takes crews to Germany for the seventh running of the ADAC Rallye Deutschland. The second tarmac rally this season sees François Duval return to the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team, with co-driver Patrick Pivato, after his solid fou...

Sun August 10, 2008

Suzuki get back to asphalt Suzuki Suzuki get back to asphalt The Rallye Deutschland sees Suzuki get back to asphalt rallying for the first time this year since Monte Carlo. Nonetheless, the asphalt of Germany is far from typical of this surface, containing an extraordinary variety of driving conditions. The rally is actually made up of thr...

Citroen look for 8th German win Citroen Citroen look for 8th German win The Rallye Deutschland, round 10 of the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship, marks the return of the series to asphalt, seven months after the last sealed surface fixture, the Monte Carlo Rally. Taking the win of Philippe Bugalski/Jean-Paul Chiaroni in 2001 into account, Citroën ...

New Focus to debut in Deutschland Ford New Focus to debut in Deutschland Ford will debut the latest evolution of the record-breaking Focus RS World Rally Car in Rallye Deutschland (14 - 17 August). The car that won the manufacturers' title in the FIA World Rally Championship for the past two seasons, and recently claimed a landmark 100th consecuti...

Impreza 08 set for asphalt debut Subaru Impreza 08 set for asphalt debut As the World Rally Championship embarks upon a busy month with three rallies, just one week after Finland the Subaru World Rally Team heads to Germany for the first asphalt rally with the new Impreza WRC2008....

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