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Sun October 28, 2007

Excellent result for Stobart Ford Ford Excellent result for Stobart Ford Both Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud and Matthew Wilson/Michael Orr have scored their best ever results in the FIA World Rally Championship, helping their Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team strike back to within two points of Subaru in the Manufacturers’ Championship, at this weeke...

Stohl regains motivation Citroen Stohl regains motivation The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team has reached sixth overall place at the “Rally Japan”. Up to the last kilometre the OMV pair Stohl/Minor tried to catch up with Ford drivers Wilson and Perez Companc. But in the end the 40-seconds-penalty from Saturday made this a close but ...

Citroen Podium for Sordo in Japan

Subaru End to disappointing event for Subaru

Ford Japanese joy for Hirvonen

Sat October 27, 2007

Henning and Matthew in top 5 Ford Henning and Matthew in top 5 Day two of Rally Japan has been another successful one for the Stobart M-Sport Ford rally team as both Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud and Matthew Wilson/Michael Orr occupy firm positions inside the top-five....

Stohl aims for 4th Citroen Stohl aims for 4th There are highs and lows for the OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team at the “Rally Japan” but in the end the positive side wins out. After the 35-year-old OMV driver had found his rhythm on the second day a broken clutch had him drop back again. The Austrian needed all his experi...

Four stage wins for Petter but Pons out Subaru Four stage wins for Petter but Pons out After a disappointing first leg of Rally Japan, when the Subaru team lost any realistic chance of a home rally win, Petter Solberg and co-driver Phil Mills were back on stage winning form on today’s second leg of competition. Solberg netted four outright stage wins in a drama-fil...

Back to square one for Loeb Citroen Back to square one for Loeb For Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, the second leg of the 2007 Rally Japan turned out to be just as troubled as the weather that had moved in over the Obihiro region during the night....

Hirvonen builds lead on leg two Ford Hirvonen builds lead on leg two Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen stretched their lead in Rally Japan during a dramatic day's action on the country's most northerly island of Hokkaido today. The BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers returned to Obihiro with a 38.2sec advantage in their Focus RS World Rally Ca...

Fri October 26, 2007

Stobart dominate top 10 Ford Stobart dominate top 10 Round 14 of the FIA World Rally Championship, Rally Japan, has offered the Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team its best opening leg with both nominated points scoring drivers inside the top five....

Hirvonen leads but Marcus out Ford Hirvonen leads but Marcus out Ford World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen lead Rally Japan after today's dramatic opening leg in which three frontrunners were sidelined. The Finns returned to the rally base in Obihiro with a 10.3sec advantage in their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car after...

Feeling of success returns at OMV Citroen Feeling of success returns at OMV The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team is back on the road to success at the “Rally Japan”, the 14th run to the FIA World Rally Championship. Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor were able to secure a place in scoring ranks after the first day. Sixth intermediate place also means that t...

Leg one disaster for Subaru Subaru Leg one disaster for Subaru Leg one of Rally Japan proved disappointing for the Subaru World Rally Team after two of its three cars retired from the event. Petter Solberg’s day came to a premature end with a gear selection problem after SS5, while Chris Atkinson crashed off the road during SS6. Xevi Pons no...

Both C4s strong in Japan Citroen Both C4s strong in Japan The long and challenging first leg of the 2007 Rally Japan has seen Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena conclude the day in second position overall with their Citroën C4 WRC, 10.3s behind the provisional leader....

Tue October 23, 2007

Munchis set for penultimate outing Ford Munchis set for penultimate outing The Munchi's Ford World Rally Team will be back on a familiar surface next week as they tackle the penultimate round of their 2007 ten-event campaign at Rally Japan. This 14th round of the FIA World Rally Championship is an event which both Munchi's drivers will be competin...

Sat October 20, 2007

Stohl looking for strong result Citroen Stohl looking for strong result The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team will start another attempt for a top result at the “Rally Japan”. The signs are good since, including the Austrian OMV driver, only 13 WRC teams will compete in the land of the rising sun. Furthermore, most of these have little Japan-experi...

Stobart seek success in Japan Ford Stobart seek success in Japan After two successful tarmac outings this month the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team are back on a loose surface, in the land of the rising sun, as they tackle the fourth running of Rally Japan next week. This is the 14th round of the FIA World Rally Championship and the last of...

No time to rest as Ford head to Japan Ford No time to rest as Ford head to Japan Next week's Rally Japan (25 - 28 November) is the third FIA World Rally Championship encounter in just four weekends for BP-Ford, but there will be no opportunity for tiredness to kick in as the squad continues its quest to lift both world titles. After two asphalt events in ...

Fri October 19, 2007

Subaru hoping for strong run at home Subaru Subaru hoping for strong run at home The FIA World Rally Championship heads to the Far East for the fourteenth round of the 2007 calendar, and the last long haul event of the season. Rally Japan, Subaru’s home event, is based in the city of Obihiro on Hokkaido, the most northerly of Japan’s islands, and takes place ...

Citroen heads for land of the rising sun Citroen Citroen heads for land of the rising sun The anti-penultimate round of the 2007 World Rally Championship takes crews to Japan where Citroën Sport has entered two Citroën C4 WRCs for its usual line-up of Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/Marc Martí....

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