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Sun October 5, 2008

Rautenbach reviews Catalunya WRC Rautenbach reviews Catalunya The event… After two days and 12 thrilling stages, Conrad Rautenbach was engaged in one of the most entertaining battles on this week's Rally Catalunya. The reigning FIA African Rally Champion and Stobart Ford manufacturer driver Matthew Wilson were separated by just a hand...

Strong finish by Latvala in Spain Ford Strong finish by Latvala in Spain Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila have stormed home on round 12 of the FIA World Rally Championship to finish sixth on this weekend’s RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España....

Ford Duval gifts podium to Hirvonen

Subaru All 3 Imprezas grab top ten finish

Suzuki Catalunya a useful lesson for Suzuki

Citroen Loeb and Sordo celebrate Spanish 1-2

Sat October 4, 2008

Suzuki test set ups for Corsica Suzuki Suzuki test set ups for Corsica After an unlucky opening leg yesterday - in which P-G Andersson went off the road and Toni Gardemeister picked up a puncture - the Suzuki SX4 WRC drivers have had a trouble-free second day of the Rally de España. Both drivers lost a lot of time with their respective misfortune...

Subaru continue to work on Impreza Subaru Subaru continue to work on Impreza After the second day of intense mid-field competition in Spain, the Subaru World Rally Team entry of Petter Solberg and Phil Mills remains fifth overall, whilst team-mates Chris Atkinson / Stéphane Prévot pushed hard to climb one position on the morning’s opening test. Brice Tira...

Citroen comfortable at the top Citroen Citroen comfortable at the top The second day of the 2008 Rally Catalunya saw Citroën Total show the same sort of dominating form that was a hallmark of Friday's action. Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena profited from the speed and efficiency of their Citroën C4 to add four further fastest times to their score ...

Stobart hoping for strong finish Ford Stobart hoping for strong finish Day 2 of the FIA World Rally Championship’s 12th round has seen both crews of the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team remain in Manufacturer Championship points scoring positions with one day of competition remaining....

Ford hold station in Spain Ford Ford hold station in Spain BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers François Duval and Patrick Pivato and team-mates Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen preserved third and fourth positions respectively during today's second leg of Rally de España. Each claimed a special stage victory in their Ford Foc...

Fri October 3, 2008

SWRT need more time on asphalt Subaru SWRT need more time on asphalt The second asphalt rally for the fledgling Subaru Impreza WRC2008 got off to a demanding start today on the first day of RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada. With the FIA regulations only allowing limited testing, the team arrived in Spain having done very little running on aspha...

Suzuki optimistic despite leg one luck Suzuki Suzuki optimistic despite leg one luck The Rally de España - which is the first 'real' asphalt event of the season - got underway with six stages today, split into two loops of three speed tests with service in between at Port Aventura, Europe's largest theme park, to the south of Barcelona. At the end of ...

Stobarts 7th and 10th after day one Ford Stobarts 7th and 10th after day one Day one of RallyRACC Catalunya sees both Stobart VK M-Sport Ford crews inside the points after a problem-free day’s driving from the pair. Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila lead the charge in seventh position while Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin lie in 10th and in a points position ...

Duval edges out Hirvonen on leg one Ford Duval edges out Hirvonen on leg one BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team enjoyed a solid start to Rally de España to hold third and fourth places following today's opening leg. François Duval and Patrick Pivato, returning to the official Ford line-up for the first time since 2004, lie third in a Focus RS World Ra...

Perfect start for Citroen Citroen Perfect start for Citroen The extremely windy first day of the 2008 RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada has ended with Citroën Sport's two cars in first and second places. The French squad's two crews dominated throughout and produced one-two finishes on all six stages at the wheel of their respecti...

Tue September 30, 2008

Suzuki aim for the points in Spain Suzuki Suzuki aim for the points in Spain The Rally de España is the fastest asphalt event of the entire World Rally Championship, with fast, sweeping stages that are often reminiscent of a racing circuit. The pair of Suzuki SX4 WRCs will use a ground-hugging asphalt set-up in order to cling to the road and find the q...

Latvala rejoins Stobart for Spain Ford Latvala rejoins Stobart for Spain Next week will see yet another action-packed rallying event as the FIA World Rally Championship heads towards the Mediterranean coast and Spain’s Costa Daurada for the first of two back-to-back asphalt events – RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España....

Duval strengthens Ford squad for Spain Ford Duval strengthens Ford squad for Spain After a five-week break from competition, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team returns to action in Spain next week for the first of two Mediterranean asphalt events on consecutive weekends that could go a long way towards deciding the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship titles. The...

3 Imprezas set for Spanish tarmac Subaru 3 Imprezas set for Spanish tarmac On the first weekend of October the Subaru World Rally Team will travel to Spain with three works entries as the World Rally Championship returns to tarmac. RallyRACC Catalunya Costa Daurada is the penultimate tarmac event of the year and the first half of a back-to-back asphalt ...

Loeb and Sordo ready for Catalunya Citroen Loeb and Sordo ready for Catalunya The 44th Rally Catalunya-Costa Daurada sees the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship resume sealed surface action. Following consecutive one-two finishes for Citroën Total in Germany and New Zealand, the team now leads the Manufacturers' championship standings, while Sébastien ...

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