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Sun April 26, 2009

Ogier makes it to the finish Citroen Ogier makes it to the finish The Rally Argentina, the fifth round of the 2009 FIA World Rally Championship, has stayed true to its reputation of being hard on all the cars. The competitors had to battle with the difficult terrain all the way to the finish. While Citroën scored a memorable one-two thanks to...

Citroen score emphatic one-two Citroen Citroen score emphatic one-two A perfectly-paced display from the Citroën Total World Rally Team on the 2009 Rally Argentina has produced another one-two finish for the French squad, while the faultless drive of Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena has taken their personal score to five straight wins on the Sout...

Ford Solberg celebrates perfect podium

Ford Latvala claims points despite drama

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WRC No re-start for Hirvonen @ 03:33 AM - Just since I have not seen this info anywhere else yet, Mikko Hirvonen's temperature problem was due to the new fuel pump leading to terminal engine failure, while Conrad Rautenbach's crash seemed quite bad. Both will not start the last leg of Rally Argentina, while Sébastien Ogier will restart after his damper failure. In other classes atrition rate combined with superally have been so weird, that PWRC is bound to be won by a driver who had major problems, while JWRC as guaranteed to be won by a driver who did not do the rally (as in not completed the distance)!

Sat April 25, 2009

Citroen Juniors fail to finish leg two Citroen Citroen Juniors fail to finish leg two Today’s Rally Argentina stages – renowned for being amongst the most difficult of all on the FIA World Rally Championship – did not smile on the Citroën Junior Team. Neither Conrad Rautenbach/Daniel Barritt nor Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia were able to make the finish on da...

Citroen heading for one-two Citroen Citroen heading for one-two Loeb and Sordo looking good for a one-two The second day of the 2009 Rally Argentina has played into the hands of Citroën Total World Rally Team. After turning on the speed this morning, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena succeeded in taking control thanks to a faultless display ...

Stobart heading for points haul Ford Stobart heading for points haul Stobart VK M-Sport Ford drivers Henning Solberg and Matthew Wilson overcame a frustrating morning on the second day of Rally Argentina to secure strong point-scoring positions going into the final five stages of the rally tomorrow. With just 48kms of stages remaining Solberg is l...

Latvala aims for the podium Ford Latvala aims for the podium Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila delivered another mature performance during today's second leg of Rally Argentina to climb to third in their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car. The Finns moved three places up the leaderboard during one of the classic day's competition in ...

Fri April 24, 2009

Citroen Juniors stay on track Citroen Citroen Juniors stay on track On a rally renowned for its many pitfalls, the Citroën Junior Team crews have stuck perfectly to the strategy selected at the start of the rally. Having shown impressive consistency, Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia and Conrad Rautenbach/Daniel Barritt are in the top 10 at the ...

Sordo leads for Citroen Citroen Sordo leads for Citroen Dani Sordo, Marc Marti and Citroën emerge in front The thrilling opening leg of the 2009 Rally Argentina saw no fewer than seven leader changes in the course of just nine stages. Dani Sordo and Marc Marti emerged from the day's final test on top and the Spanish crew will co...

Stobart crews run in the points Ford Stobart crews run in the points Stobart VK M-Sport Ford drivers Henning Solberg and Matthew Wilson both lie in excellent point-scoring positions going into the second day of Rally Argentina after producing an accomplished display of driving in difficult conditions on the 142.15kms of day one action....

Hirvonen sitting pretty for Ford Ford Hirvonen sitting pretty for Ford BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen are well-placed in second, just over five seconds from the lead, after today's enthralling opening leg of Rally Argentina. The Finns twice led this fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship in ...

Wed April 22, 2009

Citroen Juniors aim high in Argentina Citroen Citroen Juniors aim high in Argentina The line-up of Conrad Rautenbach/Daniel Barritt and Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia will defend the honours of the Citroën Junior Team on the Rally Argentina, at the wheel of their familiar Citroën C4 WRCs. This first rally of the season held outside of Europe is set to be a r...

Stobart ready for Argentine assault Ford Stobart ready for Argentine assault Stobart VK M-Sport Ford drivers Matthew Wilson and Henning Solberg are bound for South America as round five of the FIA World Rally Championship moves away from Europe for the first time this season and picks up in the sierras of central Argentina....

Loeb looks to extend winning run Citroen Loeb looks to extend winning run The Citroën Total World Rally Team makes the journey out to the Rally Argentina with unfeigned enthusiasm. The cocktail of quality stages, stunning landscapes, omnipresent spectators and its recent record of top results in South America makes this a rally apart for the team. Af...

Ford joins Argentinian passion WRC Ford joins Argentinian passion Ford's Finns Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala believe the passion and enthusiasm of Argentina's rally fans can drive them on when this season's FIA World Championship ventures outside Europe for the first time next week.  Rally Argentina (23 - 26 April) is one of th...

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