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Sun October 30, 2005

Fabulous 4th for Pons in Spain Citroen Fabulous 4th for Pons in Spain A great success for the OMV World Rally Team and Xavier Pons (Citroen Xsara WRC). The 25-year-old Spaniard and co-driver Carlos del Barrio reached a sensational fourth overall place at their home rally, the „Movistar Rally RACC Catalunya“. Even a place on the podium had been with...

Bernardi claims 6th for Peugeot Peugeot Bernardi claims 6th for Peugeot Nicolas Bernardi and Jean Marc Fortin have driven faultlessly for three days in order to bring their Peugeot 307 WRC home in sixth place on the Catalunya Rally. Their well-deserved result earns Peugeot Sport five points in the manufacturers championship....

Ford Podium for Mikko on Focus finale

Mitsubishi Fastest time underlines Mitsu potential

Subaru Frustrating weekend for Subaru

Citroen Third title for Citroen secured in Spain

Skoda First WRC points for Kopecky


WRC E end - Who says Sundays are boring? @ 11:17 AM - Loeb wins rally, Sordo is JWRChamp. Amazing last stage battle for 3rd: Pons goes off near start, 7.3s down at 5km split, then Pons & Hirvonen are tied on last split, Hirvonen beats Pons by 1.2s! Unofficial provisional end results: 1 Loeb 3h31m07s 2 Duval +1m21s9 3 Hirvonen +2m46s7 4 Pons +2m47s9 5 Kresta +3m24s6 6 Bernardi +4m09s4 7 Warmbold +5m00s3 8 Kopecky +5m22s3 9 Atkinson +5m40s2 10 Rovanperä +7m39s3

Sat October 29, 2005

Hirvonen lies 3rd in Spain! Ford Hirvonen lies 3rd in Spain! Two Ford Focus RS World Rally Cars held top five positions after today's drama-filled second leg of Spain's Rally Catalunya - Costa Daurada. BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Roman Kresta and Jan Tománek are fifth after an incident-packed leg. But pride of place among the ...

Bad luck for Marcus at end of day 2 Peugeot Bad luck for Marcus at end of day 2 The second leg of the Catalunya Rally was one of mixed fortunes for Peugeot. On the positive side, Nicolas Bernardi really got to grips with his 307 WRC to move from tenth to sixth place after an excellent drive. But Marcus Gronholm, who had held a strong third place, was forced ...

Kopecky flies the flag for Skoda Skoda Kopecky flies the flag for Skoda Jan Kopecky heads the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team drivers in a points-scoring eighth place after day two of the Catalunya-Costa Daurada Rally. Despite a failing gearbox on the day’s final stage Armin Schwarz finished the leg 11th and remains poised to score manufacturers’ c...


WRC E leg2 - surprise stage winner! @ 05:09 PM - Stage win for, you guessed?, Mikko Hirvonen in his private Ford Focus! Grönholm dropped 30s. Unofficial provisional results after leg2: 1 Loeb 2h49m17s5 2 Duval +57s8 3 Grönholm +2m11s8 4 Hirvonen +2m41s3 5 Pons +2m53s6 6 Kresta +3m17s5 7 Bernardi +3m28s4 8 Warmbold +4m36s 9 Kopecky +4m43s 10 Atkinson +5m11s4

Fri October 28, 2005

Marcus fighting strong in Spain Peugeot Marcus fighting strong in Spain Marcus Gronholm has ended a difficult first leg of the Catalunya Rally in third place behind the two Citroens, while Nicolas Bernardi had an unlucky day that he ended in 10th place....

Strong Focus presence in Spain Ford Strong Focus presence in Spain BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen and team-mates Roman Kresta and Jan Tománek each held top six places after a fluctuating opening day of the Rally Catalunya - Costa Daurada. They led a quartet of Ford Focus RS World Rally Cars in the top eigh...

Tricky day as Alex leads Fabias Skoda Tricky day as Alex leads Fabias Alex Bengue heads the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team drivers after the opening leg of the new-look Catalunya-Costa Daurada Rally. He was always the leading Fabia WRC 05 driver but a timing error at the start of SS4 cost him one minute and left him in 12th position on his debut...


WRC E SS4 - interesting start to Catalunya @ 01:51 PM - Solberg retired after crashing in SS3, Grönholm strong despite crash in SS1. Unofficial provisional results after SS4: 1 Loeb 1h00m55s3 2 Grönholm +39s3 3 Duval +42s2 4 Gardemeister +1m00s8 5 Galli +1m06s2 6 Kresta +1m30s1 7 Hirvonen +1m31s6 8 Sarrazin +1m38s9 9 Sola +1m39s7 10 Pons +1m51s

WRC E SS3 - Sola up, Solberg down @ 11:54 AM - Sola wins stage, Solberg drops 90s, also impressive stage times for Hirvonen, Pons and Bernardi. Grönholm went off in earlier. Unofficial provisional results SS3: 1 Loeb 43m37s3 2 Duval +29s8 3 Grönholm +33s8 4 Kresta +41s1 5 Gardemeister +45s8 6 Galli +51s9 7 Sola +54s8 8 Hirvonen +58s2 9 Pons +1m01s5 10 Sarrazin +1m23s7

WRC E SS2 - Citroen dominates again @ 09:16 AM - Unofficial provisional results SS2: 1 Loeb 26m43s5 2 Duval +17s6 3 Kresta +25s9 4 Grönholm +29s9 5 Gardemeister +37s5 6 Solberg +38s9 7 Galli +51s 8 Hirvonen +54s8 9 Bengué +59s6 10 Sola +1m01s2

WRC E SS1 - Catalunya starts wild @ 08:20 AM - Bernardi off with considerable rear damage, Sola break problems, Sarrazin drops a minute, Voullioz stopped, both reason unknown. Unofficial provisional results SS1: 1 Loeb 14m02s8 2 Grönholm +10s1 3 Duval +10s3 4 Kresta +15s1 5 Solberg +20s 6 Gardemeister +22s2 7 Galli +31s6 8 Hirvonen +33s9 9 Bernardi +36s3 10 Bengué +42s5

Wed October 26, 2005

No Break as Skoda head for Spain Skoda No Break as Skoda head for Spain With no chance to draw breath after Corsica the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team heads to main- land Europe for the penultimate round of the 2005 World Rally Cham-pionship, the Catalunya-Costa Daurada Rally (October 27-30). The same three crews will contest this final asphalt ev...

Asphalt Challenge - Take 2 Mitsubishi Asphalt Challenge - Take 2 Hot on the heels of the Rallye de France - Tour de Corse, the FIA World Rally Championship contenders head directly to Spain for the penultimate round of the series and the last asphalt event of the season. The Rally RACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada (October 27-30) - replacing the ev...

Subaru ready for Costa Daurada Subaru Subaru ready for Costa Daurada Just one week after the Tour de Corse, crews will start another WRC asphalt event, Rally Catalunya, based in southern Spain, from 27-30 October. For the first time this season two FIA World Rally Championship events will be run 'back to back' and this will also be the first...

Wed March 9, 2005

Catalunya Stays Tarmac in Tarragona WRC Catalunya Stays Tarmac in Tarragona The Costa Daurada and the roads of Tarragona will be the venue of this year’s edition of the Rally RACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada, fifteenth scoring round of the World Rally Championship to be held from 27 to 30 October, organised by the RACC and sponsored by Telefónica Movistar an...

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