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Sun October 12, 2008

Suzuki learn valuable lessons Suzuki Suzuki learn valuable lessons The dramatic and challenging asphalt roads of Corsica have provided a stimulating challenge for Suzuki that has enabled the team to learn many valuable lessons for SX4 WRC's development in the future. Toni Gardemeister also added to the team's constructors' score afte...

WRC Rautenbach unlucky on Corsica

Subaru 5th and 6th for Petter & Chris

Citroen Loeb takes clear victory in Corsica

Ford Stobart pair take solid points

Ford Ford's games gift Hirvonen 2nd

NEWS JUST IN

WRC F end - title gambles @ 01:02 PM - Loeb wins, Ford plays team orders, Subaru helps Ford with another puncture for Petter. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS16: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 3h42m58s; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +3m24s7; 3rd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +3m31s6; 4th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +3m37s5; 5th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +3m53s4; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +6m10s4; 7th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +7m25s2; 8th= Wilson/Martin, Ford, +9m02s2; 9th= Ostberg/Unnerud, Subaru, +9m13s3; 10th= Clark/Nagle, Ford, +13m38s3

WRC F SS14 - now Subaru problems @ 09:11 AM - Tirabassi out, Duval slow, Petter punctures and drops behind Hirvonen again, but only by 14s and with Latvala close to 2nd. How will Ford decide on team orders? Unofficial, provisional positions after SS14: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 3h07m03s7; 2nd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +1m24s; 3rd= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m58s1; 4th= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +3m27s3; 5th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +3m42s2; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +5m16s9; 7th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +6m35s7; 8th= Wilson/Martin, Ford, +8m10s1; 9th= Ostberg/Unnerud, Subaru, +8m25s3; 10th= Clark/Nagle, Ford, +12m27s7

WRC F SS13 - Drama for Hirvonen! @ 08:49 AM - Hirvonen punctures and drops behind Solberg in 5th. Behind Solberg even makes team orders unlikely, this could be the drivers championship deciding incident! Unofficial, provisional positions after SS13: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 2h50m38s1; 2nd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +1m06s9; 3rd= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m56s7; 4th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m27s8; 5th= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +3m26s7; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +4m46s9; 7th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +6m19s3; 8th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +7m36s2; 9th= Wilson/Martin, Ford, +7m40s5; 10th= Ostberg/Unnerud, Subaru, +7m54s9

WRC F SS15 - Will there be Ford team orders @ 00:12 AM - No change in SS15, only one stage left. Atkinson had problems. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS15: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 3h26m25s7; 2nd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +1m25s4; 3rd= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m58s1; 4th= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +3m29s6; 5th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +3m45s1; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +5m47s9; 7th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +7m00s7; 8th= Wilson/Martin, Ford, +8m35s6; 9th= Ostberg/Unnerud, Subaru, +8m51s6; 10th= Clark/Nagle, Ford, +13m00s4

Sat October 11, 2008

Suzuki hit trouble on day two Suzuki Suzuki hit trouble on day two Having proved they have the pace for a points finish in Corsica, the two Suzuki SX4 WRCs of Toni Gardemeister and P-G Andersson hit trouble in separate incidents on the same stage at the end of day two. The yellow cars started the day in a strong position to score driver and manu...

Another good days work by Loeb Citroen Another good days work by Loeb The second leg of the 2008 Rallye de France-Tour de Corse saw Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and their Citroën C4 WRC produce the same sort of dominating form as yesterday to complete Saturday’s action on top of the leaderboard. The four-time World Champions profited from the leg to...

Hirvonen and Duval in private battle Ford Hirvonen and Duval in private battle BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team maintained its tight grip on second and third places during today's second leg of Rallye de France. Finland's Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen and team-mates François Duval and Patrick Pivato enjoyed their own private battle in their Ford...

SWRT battle through day two Subaru SWRT battle through day two On the second day of competition on Rallye de France Tour de Corse, tyre preservation was the critical element as the Mediterranean sun burned the broken and abrasive tarmac. The punishing combination was an unforgiving test for Pirelli’s PZero championship control tyres used by ...

Super Saturday for Stobart Ford Super Saturday for Stobart The super pairing of Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila and Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin have both moved into solid point scoring positions for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team at the close of day 2 of Rallye de France – Tour de Corse. Latvala turned up the heat pushing comfortably...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC F leg2 - Loeb dominates dramatic day @ 04:22 PM - Wilson takes Ostberg. Duval close to Hirvonen. Duval also broke Loeb's stage winning record. Gardemeister power steering failure. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS12: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 2h31m27s9; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +52s4; 3rd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +56s7; 4th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m50s6; 5th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m13s; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +4m06s2; 7th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +5m49s9; 8th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +7m04s8; 9th= Wilson/Martin, Ford, +7m12s1; 10th= Ostberg/Unnerud, Subaru, +7m12s7

WRC F SS11 - Drama aplenty!!!! @ 03:21 PM - Twisty stage with twists. Drivers delayed or out on this stage alone: Atkinson, handling; Gardemeister, fuel pressure; Mikkelsen, crash; Rautenbach, puncture; Andersson, crash; H.Solberg, puncture. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS11: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 2h22m05s3; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +52s4; 3rd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +58s; 4th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m50s3; 5th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m06s3; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +3m45s8; 7th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +5m16s1; 8th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +6m38s3; 9th= Ostberg/Unnerud, Subaru, +6m48s5; 10th= Wilson/Martin, Ford, +6m49s8

WRC F SS10 - For a change no change @ 03:06 PM - But many close battles in top10. Except Loeb that is who won 10 out of 10 stages now. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS10: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 2h04m57s3; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +45s; 3rd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +49s3; 4th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m44s5; 5th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m50s6; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +3m23s9; 7th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +4m42s4; 8th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +5m27s5; 9th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +5m51s3; 10th= Andersson/Andersson, Suzuki, +6m06s9

WRC F SS9 - Latvala takes Solberg @ 11:02 AM - Punctures are suffered by Atkinson & Rautenbach. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS9: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 1h50m23s7; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +41s7; 3rd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +44s3; 4th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m40s8; 5th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m43s4; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +3m06s6; 7th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +4m27s2; 8th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +4m56s5; 9th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +5m20s1; 10th= Andersson/Andersson, Suzuki, +5m29s2

WRC F SS8 - many more changes @ 10:10 AM - Very twisty stage again. Hirvonen re-takes Duval, Gardemeister re-takes Tirabassi, latter complains about very bad handling of his Subaru, Andersson drops outside top10. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS8: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 1h40m59s8; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +38s5; 3rd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +42s5; 4th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m34s8; 5th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m35s5; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +1m41s8; 7th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +4m06s6; 8th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +4m30s2; 9th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +4m37s8; 10th= Rautenbach/Senior, Citroen, +4m53s6

WRC F SS7 - many position changes @ 08:32 AM - Gare Carbuccia is unusually fast and flat for Corsica. Duval overtakes Hirvonen, Mikkelsen loses 3min with puncture, Aava moves from 10th to 7th, he and Tirabassi overtake Gardemeister, yet it's now 2 Suzuki in top10. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS7: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 1h23m50s6; 2nd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +36s9; 3rd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +37s3; 4th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m22s1; 5th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m27s; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +1m28s5; 7th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +3m40s5; 8th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +3m50s8; 9th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +3m53s; 10th= Andersson/Andersson, Suzuki, +4m07s7

Fri October 10, 2008

Suzuki in the points on day one Suzuki Suzuki in the points on day one The two Suzuki SX4 WRCs of Toni Gardemeister and P-G Andersson have finished the opening day of the Rallye de France-Tour de Corse within the points in seventh and 12th places, after a strong and reliable run. Corsica is arguably the most respected asphalt event of the entire cal...

Imprezas battle hard on day one Subaru Imprezas battle hard on day one After the first day of tarmac competition in Corsica, the Subaru World Rally Team entries once again livened up the WRC with a thrilling day-long battle for position. The pairings of Petter Solberg / Phil Mills and Chris Atkinson / Stéphane Prévot performed solidly under pressure...

Hirvonen spearheads Ford's challenge Ford Hirvonen spearheads Ford's challenge BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team made a strong start to the Rallye de France to hold second and third positions after today's sun-kissed opening leg in Corsica. Finland's Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen lie second in a Ford Focus RS World Rally car with team-mates Franç...

Flying start for Loeb Citroen Flying start for Loeb Following their success last weekend on the Rally Catalunya, Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena have emerged on top of this evening’s leaderboard in Corsica where the 13th round of the 2008 World Rally Championship started this morning. The four-time World Champions produced a perfect r...

Latvala stars for Stobart Ford Latvala stars for Stobart Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila are currently in the mix of a supreme, three-way battle for fourth place after day 1 of Rallye de France – Tour de Corse; Round 13 of the FIA World Rally Championship....

NEWS JUST IN

WRC F leg1 - Several tight battles @ 04:04 PM - Petter moves from 6th to 4th. Mikkelsen from 13th to 8th. Aava from 14th to 10th. Henning Solberg lost 4min with puncture. Unofficial, provisional positions after leg1 (SS6): 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 1h09m24s3; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +32s3; 3rd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +34s; 4th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m11s5; 5th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m12s7; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +1m15s4; 7th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +3m16s; 8th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Ford, +3m18s5; 9th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +3m21s4; 10th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +3m23s

WRC F SS5 - Very tight between 4th & 6th @ 02:59 PM - Latvala vs 2 Subarus is the battle of the moment, as the 3 are seperated by only 3.6s. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS5: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 53m35s4; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +25s7; 3rd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +28s7; 4th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +1m01s2; 5th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +1m01s3; 6th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m03s9; 7th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +2m37s1; 8th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +2m40s9; 9th= Rautenbach/Senior, Citroen, +2m41s5; 10th= Andersson/Andersson, Suzuki, +2m44s7

WRC F SS4 - Latvala fighting 2 Subarus @ 02:07 PM - Latvala up 1 place, Solberg down 2 places. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS4: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 44m12s9; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +20s5; 3rd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +23s4; 4th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +49s2; 5th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +49s9; 6th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +53s5; 7th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +2m06s1; 8th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +2m11s3; 9th= Andersson/Andersson, Suzuki, +2m14s2; 10th= Rautenbach/Senior, Citroen, +2m17s3

WRC F SS3 - Sordo crashed out! @ 10:27 AM - Aullene is a real Corsican classic and Sordo crashed 400 meters into this stage! Unofficial, provisional positions after SS3: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 34m40s7; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +14s4; 3rd= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +16s6; 4th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +36s3; 5th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +36s4; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +38s6; 7th= Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +1m40s; 8th= Andersson/Andersson, Suzuki, +1m45s3; 9th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +1m47s5; 10th= Rautenbach/Senior, Citroen, +1m49s8

WRC F SS2 - Sordo, Duval respond @ 09:53 AM - ...such close for 2nd. This time Aava delayed on the tricky road section! Unofficial, provisional positions after SS2: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 18m49s3; 2nd= Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +7s3; 3rd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +10s4; 4th= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +12s7; 5th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +20s6; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +24s4; 7th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +25s4; 8th= Wilson/Märtin, Ford, +55s6; 9th= Andersson/Andersson, Suzuki, +1m00s9; 10th= Rautenbach/Senior, Citroen, +1m01s3

WRC F SS1 - Strong start for Hirvonen @ 08:53 AM - Hirvonen clearly ahead of Sordo and Duval. Mikkelsen delayed before(!) stage start, signs of accident, will get time penalty. Unofficial, provisional positions after SS1: 1st= Loeb/Elena, Citroen, 9m27s4; 2nd= Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +4s; 3rd= Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +4s5; 4th= Duval/Pivato, Ford, +7s3; 5th= Latvala/Anttila, Ford, +10s6; 6th= Atkinson/Prevot, Subaru, +12s6; 7th= Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +14s4; 8th= Aava/Sikk, Citroen, +18s3; 9th= Wilson/Martin, Ford, +24s1; 10th= Tirabassi/Gordon, Subaru, +28s4

Thu October 9, 2008

WRC Rautenbach on Corsica

Tue October 7, 2008

Loeb and Sordo on tour in Corsica Citroen Loeb and Sordo on tour in Corsica Just days after its emphatic one-two finish on the Rally Catalunya, the Citroën Total squad is now in Corsica for the Rallye de France-Tour de Corse, round 13 of the 2008 World Rally Championship. Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/Marc Martí will be looking to profit f...

A different challenge for SWRT Subaru A different challenge for SWRT The French round of the World Rally Championship, on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, is the second asphalt rally in as many weekends and also the last tarmac outing of the 2008 WRC season. Immediately following Rally Catalunya, it forms the second half of the asphalt double-...

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