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Fri July 28, 2006

Safari to return with the IRC WRC Safari to return with the IRC The Safari Rally will return to international championship status next year when it joins the calendar of the burgeoning International Rally Championship series, promoted by Eurosport. The series is set to announce a new eight round calendar for 2007 after this years trial 4-eve...

Ekstrom tests for Germany Skoda Ekstrom tests for Germany Red Bull Skoda has used the past few weeks to prepare intensely for the second half of the World Rally Championship season, i.e. for the events in Germany, Cyprus, Turkey and Wales. “We attached great importance to the drivability of the engine, worked particularly hard on balan...

Thu July 27, 2006

Skoda considering return Skoda Skoda considering return Skoda Auto will consider their motorsport future this autumn and head of Skoda Motorsport, Martin Muehlemeier says it is possible the Czech marque could return in 2008 with a World Rally Car based on the forthcoming new Fabia model. The German told Autosport magazine: "We are loo...

Tue July 25, 2006

Guide to Rallye Deutschland WRC Guide to Rallye Deutschland First the basics.Places to stay/accommodation. Here I am caught out a little. This is a touristy area, but since I live in Merzig I can probably find you hotels in Merzig, Losheim or Mettlach. But that is some 50km from Trier and some 40km from Bostalsee, bot...

Mon July 17, 2006

Kopecky defends Bohemia title Skoda Kopecky defends Bohemia title Jan Kopecký and Filip Schovánek, the crew of the Czech Rally Team Škoda-Kopecký, gave a collected and composed performance in their Škoda Fabia WRC as they defended their victories on the Rally Bohemia tracks from the past two years. This year a special race, labelled the 'Sup...

Sat July 15, 2006

BFG confirms 2007 WRC engagement WRC BFG confirms 2007 WRC engagement BFGoodrich will also be present in the World Rally Championship (WRC) 2007 as tyre partner and regrets Pirelli’s farewell from the World Championship. The engagement on the highest level of rallying will not be influenced by the withdrawal of the respected and valued competitor a...

Thu July 13, 2006

Extensive Manfred Stohl Interview Peugeot Extensive Manfred Stohl Interview We are halfway through the summer break of the FIA World Rally Championship WRC 2006. A good reason for a personal talk with OMV driver Manfred Stohl who tells about his views on motor sports in Austria, a “green series” in the World Championship, the joy of being a father and hi...

Tue July 11, 2006

Basso wins Rally Bulgaria IRC Basso wins Rally Bulgaria Giandomenico Basso took a further step towards claiming the 2006 European Rally Championship this weekend, with a dominant win on the Rally Bulgaria. This was his third victory of the year, and extends his series lead to 24 points. With regular co-driver Mitia Dotta alongside, ...

Fri July 7, 2006

Fabia WRC to make it's Goodwood debut Skoda Fabia WRC to make it's Goodwood debut Škoda Auto will be officially represented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – one of the biggest and most entertaining events on the British motoring calendar. The company’s rich motorsport heritage will be celebrated with the appearance of a Škoda Fabia WRC car – the car in whi...

Ireland stakes its 2007 WRC status WRC Ireland stakes its 2007 WRC status The World Rally Championship (WRC) should be going to Ireland for the first time ever with the announcement today in Paris that Rally Ireland has successfully secured a place in the Draft WRC calendar for the 2007/2008 season. The first Rally Ireland WRC will take place fro...

Wed July 5, 2006

Oz, Cyprus, Turkey out for 2007 WRC Oz, Cyprus, Turkey out for 2007 The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on July 5, 2006 and discussed, amongst other things, the calendar for the 2007 WRC season. The previously proposed split season, with a move to a summer-Spring season instead of the current calendar year system has been dropped. Rally Au...

Ekstrom back for more in Germany Skoda Ekstrom back for more in Germany Red Bull Skoda is pleased to be able to announce the participation of Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom in the OMV ADAC Rally Germany, the next World Rally Championship event from August 10th to 13th, 2006....

Tue July 4, 2006

Ford WRC Germany Test Photos Ford Ford WRC Germany Test Photos Marcus and Timo driving Saturday July 1st at Riol near Mosel. Sunday they also test in Baumholder. For this test session, present also was Matt Wilson, but he did not drive the car - he was working as a mechanic. The following is a selection of photos of the test session....

Satisfying halftime balance for OMV WRC Peugeot Satisfying halftime balance for OMV WRC Halftime in the FIA World Rally Championship. The teams have taken their summer break following eight of 16 runs. Yet this doesn’t mean that they are on holiday. The cars are continuously being developed and tested. This also applies to the OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team in ...

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