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Mon April 30, 2012

Ford’s 150 WRC points finishes by numbers Ford Ford’s 150 WRC points finishes by numbers Ford created history today by becoming the first manufacturer to score 150 consecutive points finishes in the FIA World Rally Championship.  Sixth place for Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson at Rally Argentina brought up the landmark achievement....

Ford with landmark result in Argentina Ford Ford with landmark result in Argentina Ford today claimed its 150th consecutive points finish in the FIA World Rally Championship.  Sixth place for Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson at Rally Argentina enabled Ford to become the first manufacturer to reach the milestone figure in the championship’s 39-year history....

WRC Thank you Argentina & your wonderful fans

Citroen Nasser & Thierry continue to improve

Citroen Another Citroen 1-2 in Argentina!

Sun April 29, 2012

Sordo retains 3rd in Argentina Ford Sordo retains 3rd in Argentina Ford World Rally Team drivers Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio maintained their podium position during today’s second leg of Rally Argentina.  A consistent pace in their Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car kept the Spanish duo in third place with one day remaining in this fifth round ...

Loeb and Hirvonen aim for 1-2 Citroen Loeb and Hirvonen aim for 1-2 With just a tenth of a second between them at the start of day two of Rally Argentina, the Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Mikko Hirvonen/Jarmo Lehtinen crews continued to battle for the lead throughout the morning. After moving clear at the top of the overall standings, the D...

Sat April 28, 2012

Fighting Spirit Palmeiras-Style WRC Fighting Spirit Palmeiras-Style 'Hola everybody, Paulo here! 'Rally Argentina started last night with a Super Special Stage! The start of the stage had been delayed when we arrived, which gave us time to watch the top drivers competing. Oh my goodness! It's almost like they do another sport to me...

Sordo learns quickly to hold third Ford Sordo learns quickly to hold third Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio delivered an outstanding debut drive for Ford World Rally Team today to hold third after the opening leg of Rally Argentina.  The Spanish duo, drafted into the line-up for the injured Jari-Matti Latvala, never put a foot wrong after just a day’s t...

Citroen drivers tan-go for top spot Citroen Citroen drivers tan-go for top spot With over 200 kilometres of timed stages, the first leg of Rally Argentina looked set to be a particularly difficult test, and that’s exactly what it turned out to be! Gradually improving as the day wore on, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena grabbed the overall lead three quart...

Fri April 27, 2012

In the spotlight: Subaru Subaru In the spotlight: Subaru Subaru is one of the most iconic manufacturers in rallying, having been present at the forefront of the sport since the early 1990s....

Three questions to Patrick Flodin IRC Three questions to Patrick Flodin Three questions to Patrick Flodin; Age: 27 Lives: Sweden...

Praise for team from Skoda boss Skoda Praise for team from Skoda boss ŠKODA Motorsport head Michal Hrabánek has praised his team members after they successfully ran two cars on two rallies in two different countries on the same weekend....

Thu April 26, 2012

Campana confirms Corsica with 207 Peugeot Campana confirms Corsica with 207 Corsican rally star Pierre Campana will make a sensational return to the Tour de Corse in May after securing an entry to compete in this year’s legendary event with a Michelin-shod Peugeot 207 S2000 run by Munaretto Group....

San Marino will be a hit says Andreucci IRC San Marino will be a hit says Andreucci Paolo Andreucci says Rally San Marino will be a big hit when it joins the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for the first time this season....

Basso: Next stop Corsica Ford Basso: Next stop Corsica Giandomenico Basso is gearing up for his return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on next month’s Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse boosted by his victory on an event in Italy last weekend....

Renault set for strong show on Corsica IRC Renault set for strong show on Corsica Leading car make Renault’s chances of extending its lead of the IRC 2WD Cup have been improved with the exciting news that rallying legend François Delecour will contest Tour de Corse in a Renault Mégane RS....

Tue April 24, 2012

Rallye de Nouvelle Caledonie preview IRC Rallye de Nouvelle Caledonie preview After a blistering start to the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship in New Zealand, the PROTON Motorsports team will be looking to repeat its superior pace and performance on next week’s second round, Rallye de Nouvelle Caledonie....

Rallye San Marino to be IRC highlight IRC Rallye San Marino to be IRC highlight Intercontinental Rally Challenge bosses are promising another exciting addition to the all-action series when Rally San Marino hosts a round of the IRC for the first time from 5-7 July....

Sun April 22, 2012

Paulo Nobre talks Rally Argentina WRC Paulo Nobre talks Rally Argentina Introducing your host for the event...Mr. Paulo Nobre 'Fala galera, it's Paulo Nobre here, or "Palmeirinha", as many people from Brazilian rallying, call me!...

In the spotlight: Honda IRC In the spotlight: Honda Honda did something that no other car make had done before when it beat Peugeot to the IRC 2WD Cup manufacturers’ title in 2011....

Flodin goes racing ahead of IRC campaign IRC Flodin goes racing ahead of IRC campaign Patrik Flodin will take to the race tracks of his native Sweden to prepare for next month’s 55éme Tour de Corse, the first of seven Intercontinental Rally Challenge events he will tackle in a Petter Solberg Engineering-run M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000....

Sat April 21, 2012

Basso takes dominant Mille Miglia win Ford Basso takes dominant Mille Miglia win The three-days-challenge around Brescia highlights the supremacy of the crew Basso-Dotta, debuting on the “Regional” Ford Fiesta S2000 and conquering their 4th success in this race. The rest of the Podium goes to Paolo Andreucci (Peugeot) and Umberto Scandola (Skoda)....

A weekend of mixed results for Skoda Skoda A weekend of mixed results for Skoda ŠKODA Motorsport has had an extremely challenging weekend. The parallel appearance in two rallies (Czech and European Championships) resulted in clear victory for ŠKODA at home where the crew of Kopecký/Dresler won comfortable the third victory this year. Hänninen and Markkula fo...

Basso leads 1000 Miglia after leg one General Basso leads 1000 Miglia after leg one Giandomenico Basso is the leader of the 36th edition of Rally 1000 Miglia after the first leg. At his debut with the Ford Fiesta “RRC version”, Basso and his co-driver Mitia Dotta – although they have been absent from Italian rallies for more than a year – managed to lead the rac...

Three Questions for Juho Hänninen IRC Three Questions for Juho Hänninen Three Questions for Juho Hänninen; Age: 30 Lives: Punkaharju, Finland...

Tiket sales for Ypres Rally begin IRC Tiket sales for Ypres Rally begin Fans planning to attend June’s GEKO Ypres Rally can take advantage of an advance booking rate of 34 Euros for a ticket providing access to all stages by visiting the event’s official website, www.ypresrally.com....

Subaru confirms IRC schedules Subaru Subaru confirms IRC schedules Subaru has confirmed the events Andreas Aigner and Jarkko Nikara will contest in this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge....

Meeke:Hänninen&Mikkelsen are world class IRC Meeke:Hänninen&Mikkelsen are world class Kris Meeke has singled out performances by Juho Hänninen and Andreas Mikkelsen on the Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally, describing them as “very, very impressive”....

Fri April 20, 2012

Stamina key for Ford at Argentine fiesta Ford Stamina key for Ford at Argentine fiesta Ford World Rally Team faces the longest FIA World Rally Championship encounter for almost 10 years in South America next week.  More than 500km of rough road competition lie in wait at Rally Argentina (26 - 29 April), making this fifth round of the season the longest since Kenya’...

Meet the rally ‘aficionados‘ Citroen Meet the rally ‘aficionados‘ The fifth round in this year’s FIA World Championship, Rally Argentina is always a popular event on the calendar thanks to its stunning scenery and the great atmosphere served up by the country’s motorsport ‘aficionados’. The Citroën Total World Rally Team’s line-up features ...

Nasser returns to happy hunting grounds Citroen Nasser returns to happy hunting grounds After finishing fourth overall in Portugal, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giovanni Bernacchini start Rally Argentina full of confidence. In one of the countries where he won the 2011 Dakar Rally, the Qatari will be aiming to continue improving in the Citroën DS3 WRC. After scoring th...

Wed April 18, 2012

Ford taps Sordo for Rally Argentina Ford Ford taps Sordo for Rally Argentina Ford World Rally Team has finalised an agreement for Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio to drive for the squad in next week’s Rally Argentina. ...

Mon April 16, 2012

Prodrive Mini to compete in NZ, Germany & GB WRC Prodrive Mini to compete in NZ, Germany & GB The Prodrive WRC Team has confirmed that its next three events in the World Rally Championship will be New Zealand, Germany and Rally GB in Wales. Prodrive will run a MINI John Cooper Works WRC for Dani Sordo and are talking to a number of drivers who might join the team in a...

Skoda to compete on two events this weekend Skoda Skoda to compete on two events this weekend ŠKODA Motorsport is getting ready for a busy rallying weekend: for the first time in history, ŠKODA's factory team will take part in two simultaneous rallies. While Juho Hänninen & Mikko Markkula are about to appear at the Mille Miglia Rally in Italy, the second event of this...

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