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Sun June 14, 2009

Ogier takes first WRC podium Citroen Ogier takes first WRC podium The Citroën Junior Team has reached the podium for the first time in its short history in the FIA World Rally Championship. France's reigning Junior WRC champion Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia drove a controlled final day to claim second place overall on the ...

Stobart set the pace on final day Ford Stobart set the pace on final day Stobart VK M-Sport Ford drivers Henning Solberg and Matthew Wilson lit up the final day of the Acropolis Rally of Greece setting some scorching times on the closing stages of the event as they chased manufacturer points. Each of the drivers took a stage victory on day three and t...

Ford Hirvonen secures Ford's 70th win

Skoda Sandell's title chances gone

Citroen Mission accomplished for Sordo

Sat June 13, 2009

A rocky road for Citroen Citroen A rocky road for Citroen Day Two of the Acropolis Rally of Greece proved just as tough as the teams had feared: on the first special stage of the day, Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena were forced to retire after going off....

Hirvonen extends lead in Greece Ford Hirvonen extends lead in Greece Finland's Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen increased their lead in the Acropolis Rally of Greece today during a dramatic second leg. On a day of remarkable attrition, the Ford World Rally Team drivers steered clear of trouble in their Focus RS World Rally Car to extend their ...

Wilson fights back on leg two Ford Wilson fights back on leg two Stobart VK M-Sport Ford driver Matthew Wilson produced an outstanding performance on day two of the Acropolis Rally of Greece, climbing 14 places to put himself back in contention to score manufacturer points for the team as the rally reaches its climax tomorrow. But it was a day...

Sandell hits trouble on leg two Skoda Sandell hits trouble on leg two A serious setback for the Red Bull Rally Team on today’s second leg of the 2009 Acropolis Rally – mechanical gremlins struck on the very first stage of the day. But it was not to be just this single occurrence....

Fri June 12, 2009

Hirvonen leads after leg one Ford Hirvonen leads after leg one The Ford World Rally Team led throughout today's opening leg of the Acropolis Rally of Greece. Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila topped the leaderboard in their record-breaking Ford Focus RS World Rally Car for most of the sun-drenched day in the mountains north-west of At...

C4s in a strong position after leg one Citroen C4s in a strong position after leg one The opening day of the 2009 Acropolis Rally took competitors to the challenging stages along the flanks of the towering Mount Parnassus. Dani Sordo and Sebastien Loeb completed the leg in second and third places overall and are in a strong position for the rest of the event....

Henning 5th after leg one Ford Henning 5th after leg one Stobart VK M-Sport Ford driver Henning Solberg has moved up to fifth place overall at the Acropolis Rally of Greece after the first day’s stages, overcoming a difficult start to occupy an excellent road position going into day two. But Matthew Wilson suffered disappointment on da...

Skoda battle on pWRC leg one Skoda Skoda battle on pWRC leg one Patrik Sandell driving thoroughly and consistently: The Swede will start tomorrow’s 2nd leg in second....

Wed June 10, 2009

Citroen Juniors to take on a legend Citroen Citroen Juniors to take on a legend The Citroën Junior Team will run three C4 WRCs on the Acropolis Rally in Greece from 12-14 June, for Conrad Rautenbach / Daniel Barritt, Evgeny Novikov / Dale Moscatt and Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia....

Ford hope to extend Acropolis record Ford Ford hope to extend Acropolis record The Ford World Rally Team journeys to the toughest round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Greece this week, intent on building on last month's one-two finish in Italy and extending its excellent record on one of the series' classic fixtures....

Citroen targeting Acropolis heights Citroen Citroen targeting Acropolis heights The Acropolis Rally of Greece kicks off the second half of the 2009 FIA World Rally Championship, and after claiming the first five rounds of the season in their Citroen World Rally Team C4 WRC, Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena will be eager to return to their winning ways on the ...

Sandell expects tactical battle Skoda Sandell expects tactical battle The “2009 Acropolis Rally”, already the sixth of a total of eight rounds in the Production Car World Rally Championship, is scheduled for this coming weekend. But since every team can only score in six events, it will already be the penultimate rally for the Red Bull Rally Team t...

Stobart prepared for Acropolis action Ford Stobart prepared for Acropolis action Matthew Wilson and Henning Solberg head to Greece next week for the seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship, the Acropolis Rally, hoping that the gods will be smiling on them as they look to maintain the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team’s momentum in the championship....

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