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Tue April 3, 2012

Citroen cancels appeal Citroen Citroen cancels appeal Following the exclusion of the no.2 Citroën DS3 WRC from the Rally de Portugal, Citroën Racing had initially stated its intention to appeal against the decision of the Stewards. Further analysis of the matter did not uncover any new technical elements. After consulting with var...

Mon April 2, 2012

Hirvonen excluded, Citroen appeal! Citroen Hirvonen excluded, Citroen appeal! After completing the post-rally technical scrutineering, the Rally de Portugal Stewards were issued with a report from the FIA Technical Delegate which had identified differences in between the homologation sheet and two components on the No. 2 Citroën DS3 WRC....

Sun April 1, 2012

Solberg fightback nets fourth for Ford Ford Solberg fightback nets fourth for Ford Ford World Rally Team’s Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson finished fourth in Rally de Portugal today after a superb recovery drive that saw them power back from 13th.  Their Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car finished just 22.4sec from a podium in this fourth round of the FIA World ...

Hirvosen ensimmäinen voitto Citroenilla Citroen Hirvosen ensimmäinen voitto Citroenilla = Hirvonen’s debutwin with Citroën --- Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen picked up where they left off yesterday to claim their first win with Citroën in Portugal. The Finnish driver’s exemplary performance helped him to take a 15th WRC win and move top of the Drivers’ World C...

Araújo completes home rally WRC Araújo completes home rally After four days of tough competition and 434.77km of treacherous special stages, WRC Team MINI Portugal's No.1 driver Armindo Araújo - alongside co-driver Miguel Ramalho - safely brought his MINI John Cooper Works WRC to the finish of Rally de Portugal, round four of the 2012...

Sat March 31, 2012

More twists and turns for Araújo WRC More twists and turns for Araújo For the second year in a row the Vascão stage caused heartache for WRC Team MINI Portugal's No.1 driver Armindo Araújo as he retired for the day after breaking a suspension arm on his MINI John Cooper Works WRC. The Portuguese driver as always flanked by his experienced co-dr...

Resurgent Solberg charges up to fourth Ford Resurgent Solberg charges up to fourth Ford World Rally Team drivers Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson won four consecutive speed tests today during a tremendous recovery that powered them back up the Rally de Portugal leaderboard.  They climbed from 13th to fourth during the third leg in their Ford Fiesta RS World R...

Fisher wins 1st Pirelli Accademy round Ford Fisher wins 1st Pirelli Accademy round Alastair Fisher from Northern Ireland has won the opening round of the 2012 FIA WRC Academy, which is exclusively supplied by Pirelli, on Rally Portugal. (Note RI Editor: Yes the picture shows a Fiesta S2000 in Monte Carlo. It was an epic win for Pirelli tyres in diverse conditio...

A perfect day for Hirvonen Citroen A perfect day for Hirvonen Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen extended their lead at the top of the overall standings after day three of the Rally de Portugal, in conditions that were somewhat less taxing than those seen yesterday. With their closest challengers trailing by over a minute, the Finns are ...

Fri March 30, 2012

Hirvonen avoids the pitfalls Citroen Hirvonen avoids the pitfalls Despite being cut in half following the cancellation of the second loop, day two of Rally de Portugal was packed full of incident. After skilfully negotiating the incredibly muddy stages and the foggy conditions, Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen grabbed the lead in the overal...

Latvala and Solberg suffer in Portugal Ford Latvala and Solberg suffer in Portugal Ford World Rally Team suffered a double disappointment today as both Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila and team-mates Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson retired from the second leg of Rally de Portugal.  Both crews were caught out in treacherous weather and went off the road ...

Araújo edges towards Top 10 goal WRC Araújo edges towards Top 10 goal Armindo Araújo and co-driver Miguel Ramalho powered through the field today at Rally de Portugal, making up some of the time they lost due to yesterday's misfortunes. The WRC Team MINI Portugal duo started the day with their heads clear and still focused on taking a Top 10 fi...

Ford drivers lead Portugal Ford Ford drivers lead Portugal Ford World Rally Team lies first and second after today’s opening leg of Rally de Portugal.  Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila lead this fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car by 2.6sec from the similar car of team-mates Petter So...

Thu March 29, 2012

Latvala & Solberg take qualifying Ford Latvala & Solberg take qualifying Ford World Rally Team claimed first and second in qualifying for Rally de Portugal today.  Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila powered their Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car to fastest time by 1.771sec ahead of team-mates Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson over the 4.96km speed t...

Mini Portugal on home soil WRC Mini Portugal on home soil With a confidence boost after clinching his best ever WRC result at Rally Guanajuato México earlier this month, WRC Team MINI Portugal No. 1 driver Armindo Araújo and co-driver Miguel Ramalho are now ready to tackle their home event Rally de Portugal, fourth round of the 2012 FIA...

Sun March 25, 2012

Ford and Solberg grab Fafe glory Ford Ford and Solberg grab Fafe glory Ford World Rally Team’s Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson chalked up their first victory for the squad today with a stunning performance to triumph in the Fafe Rally Sprint, a warm-up event for next weekend’s Rally de Portugal....

Sat March 24, 2012

Algarve adventure awaits Ford duo Ford Algarve adventure awaits Ford duo Ford World Rally Team takes on next week’s FIA World Rally Championship encounter in Portugal intent on carrying forward the form displayed in Mexico earlier this month.  Its Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car topped the speed test rankings after stepping up its dirt road pace and wi...

More progress for Nasser & Thierry? Citroen More progress for Nasser & Thierry? Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giovanni Bernacchini produced their best performance in the WRC last time out, claiming sixth position at Rally Mexico. The Qatar World Rally Team crew start the Portuguese round hoping to build on that result and their growing experience. Similarly, Thi...

From Fafe to Loulé via Lisbon Citroen From Fafe to Loulé via Lisbon Round four of this year‘s WRC, Rally de Portugal is one of the season’s most popular events. A three-time winner of the event, Citroën Total World Rally Team will be looking to secure another victory here with its crews. Thanks to wins in Monte-Carlo and Mexico, Sébastien Loe...

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