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Mon May 31, 2004

Märtin to get a taste of Ireland Ford Märtin to get a taste of Ireland Ford BP Rallye Sport has confirmed the attendance of world rally star Markko Märtin at the PlayStation 2 Rally Experience at Punchestown in Ireland this summer. The Estonian, currently lying second in the FIA World Rally Championship, will battle it out with 30 of Ireland's b...

Sun May 30, 2004


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Fri May 28, 2004

Acropolis Rally - Preview Skoda Acropolis Rally - Preview Skoda Motorsport begins programme of selected WRC events. Continued development of Fabia WRC to be the main priority. Armin and Toni to contest three extra national events. Skoda Motorsport will increase the pace of its Fabia WRC development when it enters the World Rally Cha...

Interview with Martin Muehlmeier Skoda Interview with Martin Muehlmeier The new Head of Skoda Motorsport, Mr Martin Muehlmeier, joined the team at the beginning of March. As Skoda Motorsport prepares to return to the World Rally Championship at the Acropolis Rally, he shares his thoughts on the challenge that lies ahead. ...

Skoda Extra events for Skoda Motorsport

Skoda Rodriguez joins Skoda

Thu May 27, 2004

WRC Acropolis 04 starting order

Wed May 26, 2004

Exclusive interview with Dietmar Metrich Skoda Exclusive interview with Dietmar Metrich With Skoda Motorsport set to return to the World Rally Championship next week, brings you an exclusive interview with the Czech marque's chief engineer, Dietmar Metrich. Dietmar tells us what he and his team have been up to in their 5 month's away from compe...

Peugeot Peugeot disqualified from Cyprus

Tue May 18, 2004


General Win a copy of Colin McRae 04 for PC @ 03:42 AM - For your chance to win a copy of Colin McRae Rally 04 for PC answer our simple question here. Competition closes ahead of the Acropolis Rally.

WRC Rallye-Info Tipping Competition @ 03:40 AM - Cyprus Rally tipping results are available here while you can enter your top-8 tips for the Acropolis Rally here. Check the overall tipping series results for 2004.

Sun May 16, 2004

Citroen Create A Good Result Citroen Citroen Create A Good Result With Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena finishing 2nd and Carlos Sainz/Marc Marti 4th, the Xsara WRCs put in a superb overall performance in Cyprus where the conditions were as challenging as ever. The result sees Sébastien hold on to 2nd place in the Drivers' championship, while Car...

Ford retains championship lead in Cyprus Ford Ford retains championship lead in Cyprus Ford retained the lead of the FIA World Rally Championship after Markko Märtin and Michael Park finished third on the gruelling Cyprus Rally today. It was the fourth podium finish in five rounds for the Ford BP Rallye Sport duo and their Focus RS World Rally Car and the team lea...

Solberg Finishes with 6 Stage Wins Subaru Solberg Finishes with 6 Stage Wins Both Subaru World Rally Team drivers finished in points-winning positions in the final Leg of the Cyprus Rally. Petter continued to recover places lost due to a radiator problem on Leg one and, although unable to battle for the lead, claimed his sixth stage win of the event and m...

Marcus Takes 307's First Win Peugeot Marcus Takes 307's First Win Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm has won the Cyprus Rally, round five of the World Rally Championship, sealing the first-ever victory for the all-new 307 WRC. His team mate Harri Rovanpera finished fifth. Marcus now leads the World Championship after a stunningly consistent drive t...


WRC Makes title battle @ 06:01 AM - provisional, unofficial standings after Cyprus: 1st Ford 53points // 2nd Citroen 51 // 3rd Peugeot 47 // 4th Subaru 36 // 5th Mitsubishi 5 //

WRC Drivers title battle @ 06:01 AM - provisional, unofficial standings after Cyprus: 1st Grönholm 34points // 2nd Loeb 33 // 3rd Märtin 32 // 4th Solberg 26 // 5th Sainz 18 // 6th Duval 14 // 7th Rovanperä 8 // 8th Hirvonen 8 // 9th Tuohino 6 // 10th Loix 4

WRC CY end - 1st win for 307 off roader @ 05:59 AM - Surprisingly low retirement rate. Grönholm wins, proving on this rally that everybody around him was either going even slower or had even more problems. Unofficial, provisional final positions: 1. Grönholm 4:58:44.5 2. Loeb +54.0 3. Märtin +1:09.1 4. Sainz +3:18.0 5. Rovanperä +7:09.0 6. Solberg +10:23.1 7. Hirvonen +10:34.9 8. Tuohino +14:10.7 9. Ginley +27:37.8 10. Campos +39:56.2

Sat May 15, 2004


WRC Loeb sticks close to Marcus @ 12:58 AM - The positions in the Rally of Cyprus at the end of leg two (after SS12) ... 1. GRÖNHOLM 3:33:02.0 ... 2. LOEB +22.9 ... 3. MÄRTIN +33.6 ... 4. SAINZ +1:20.3 ... 5. ROVANPERÄ +2:06.0 ... 6. HIRVONEN +4:44.9 ... 7. TUOHINO +8:37.8 ... 8. P SOLBERG +9:30.5 ... 9. H SOLBERG +10:26.3 ... 10. GINLEY +18:52.5

WRC Peugeot's grip weakens @ 06:58 AM - The cars are back in service after the second leg's first loop of stages ... positions after SS9 (Galatareia - Pentali) ... 1. GRÖNHOLM 2:44:51.3 ... 2. LOEB +21.3 ... 3. MÄRTIN +28.4 ... 4. SAINZ +1:06.6 ... 5. ROVANPERÄ +1:13.3 ... 6. HIRVONEN +4:08.1 ... 7. TUOHINO +7:17.2 ... 8. PANIZZI +8:23.2 ... 9. H SOLBERG +8:57.7 ... 10. P SOLBERG +9:30.1

Fri May 14, 2004

Peugeot's Finns dominate leg 1 Peugeot Peugeot's Finns dominate leg 1 Marcus Gronholm and Harri Rovanpera have ended leg one of the Cyprus Rally in 1st and 2nd positions. Both Finns enjoyed a clean yet spectacular run through the hot and demanding stages, finishing the first day just 10 seconds apart. The conditions today were typical of Cyprus, wi...


WRC CYP Leg 1 - Marcus, Harri, Seb @ 11:24 AM - The top of the field has tightened as leg 1 has closed. Unofficial positions after Leg 1: 1. Grönholm 2. Rovanperä +10.7 3. Loeb +20.1 4. Märtin +21.0 5. Sainz +26.7 6. Hirvonen +2:39.1 7. Tuohino +4:19.8 8. Panizzi +4:22.3 9. P. Solberg +5:39.6 10. Warmbold +8:01.6

WRC CYP SS4 - Solberg Loses Lead @ 09:00 AM - Petter Solberg lost around 4 minutes with a severe overheating problem. Unofficial positions after SS4: 1. Grönholm 2. Rovanperä +30.7 3. Sainz +31.3 4. Märtin +42.0 5. Loeb +50.7 6. Hirvonen +2:21.6 7. Tuohino +3:17.1 8. P. Solberg +4:06.6 9. Panizzi +4:07.5 10. H. Solberg +4:49.3

WRC CYP SS3 - Solberg Leads Marcus @ 06:38 AM - Petter Solberg won SS1 and SS2. Citroen's Sebastien Loeb SS3. Unofficial positions after SS3: 1. Solberg 58:52.9 =2. Grönholm +5.0 =2. Rovanperä +15.8 4. Sainz +32.7 5. Märtin +40.7 6. Loeb +41.0 7. Hirvonen +1:30.2 8. Tuohino +1:54.2 9. Panizzi +2:34.8 10. H. Solberg +2:51.6

Thu May 13, 2004

Busy May for Skoda Motorsport Skoda Busy May for Skoda Motorsport Skoda Motorsport are set to spend most of the rest of the month testing in preparation for their comeback to the World Rally Championship on next month's Acropolis Rally. Drivers Armin Schwarz and Toni Gardemeister recently completed reliability testing in Greece with positive...

Wed May 12, 2004

Interview: Citroen's Seb & Carlos Citroen Interview: Citroen's Seb & Carlos Questions posed to the Citroen team ahead of Cyprus 04....

Gravel Form is Good, History is Good Subaru Gravel Form is Good, History is Good Three weeks after Subaru claimed it's 40th WRC victory by winning Rally New Zealand, the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship moves to the Mediterranean for round five of the 16-event series, the Cyprus Rally. Beginning on Thursday 13 May with a ceremonial start in the host town ...

Tue May 11, 2004

Twisting the Weekend Away Citroen Twisting the Weekend Away This weekend (13-16 May 2004) the World Rally Championship moves to the Mediterranean for the Rally of Cyprus, a event renown for its tough test of man and machine alike and the Citroen team of Sébastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz will be hoping to exploit the Citroen Xsara's repu...

Rough Challenge for Mitsubishi Motors Mitsubishi Rough Challenge for Mitsubishi Motors Round five of the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship takes the Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports WRC team to the island of Cyprus for the fourth of eight consecutive loose surface events. Here, the all-French crew of Gilles and Herve Panizzi will be joined by Finnish team-mates Krist...

Win Colin McRae Rally 04 for PC General Win Colin McRae Rally 04 for PC has teamed up with leading UK games publisher and developer Codemasters ( to give away 2 copies of the recently released Colin McRae Rally 04 for PC, the latest installment in the hit ra...


WRC Cyprus Tipping Competition @ 04:24 AM - Enter your top-8 Cyprus Rally tips. Just click here.

Sun May 9, 2004


WRC Cyprus Tipping Competition @ 00:19 AM - Only 5 days to get your Cyprus Rally tips in. Just click here.

Thu May 6, 2004

Mountain testing for Ford Ford Mountain testing for Ford Building sandcastles wasn't exactly on the minds of Ford BP Rallye Sport's technicians when they went testing in the mountains near Malaga in southern Spain last week. But when the weather turned against the team for the five-day test in preparation for the hot, dry and du...

Wed May 5, 2004

Peugeot Nandon: „Designing a challenge“

Interviews on Peugeot engines Peugeot Interviews on Peugeot engines As Peugeot Sport's official engine tuner, Jean-Pierre Fleur – otherwise known as 'Pipo' – is the man in charge of the 307 WRC's power-plants. We talked with him prior to the demanding challenge of the Cypriot inferno… What are the main features of a World Rally ...

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