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Fri August 1, 2003

Petter Reflects on a Bad Rally Subaru Petter Reflects on a Bad Rally Rally Deutschland was a rally to forget for Subaru, Tommi Makinen and Petter Solberg. But the team still came away with both manufacturer and drivers points thanks to a late charge on the final day from Petter Solberg. An improved engine package and new Pirelli tyres part of the ...

Tue July 29, 2003


WRC New Germany photos @ 07:39 AM - New photos from the Rallye Deutschland have just been added. Click here to see them.

Mon July 28, 2003

Peugeot Krestas fantastic run ends prematurely

Sun July 27, 2003

A PSA fight to the finish Peugeot A PSA fight to the finish The Rallye Deutschland was a thriller between the two PSA companies right down to the finish line. Richard Burns moved from 5th to 3rd in the first run over St. Wendeler Land, helped by a spin of Colin Mc Rae. Now Mc Rae had only been some 9s behind Richard, who in turn closed th...

Eigth for Petter in Germany Subaru Eigth for Petter in Germany Feeling 100 per cent better, 555 Subaru World Rally Team driver Petter Solberg put in a spirited performance at the wheel of his Subaru Impreza WRC 2003 and set a string of consistently good times to move up the overall leaderboard. He ended the event in eighth place, securing tw...

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Ten stage wins proves Markko's class Ford Ten stage wins proves Markko's class The Ford team's new Focus WRC2003 dominated the Rallye Deutschland on its asphalt debut as it claimed a double points finish on this eighth round of the championship today. Markko Märtin finished fifth in his Castrol-branded car with team-mate François Duval (pictured) sevent...

Déjà vu as Loeb takes 2nd German victory WRC Déjà vu as Loeb takes 2nd German victory As a native of nearby Alsace, Citroën driver Sebastian Loeb is at home on the testing tarmac of Rally Deutschland. The Frenchman won the event by 3.4 seconds after taking the lead from Marcus Gronholm in SS 13 In an event covering 388.23km there was plenty of opportunity for 4 ot...

Skoda In Positive Mood Skoda Skoda In Positive Mood The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team looked back on Rallye Deutschland with a positive mind despite neither of the new Fabia WRCs finishing the event. Toni Gardemeister retired with suspension and driveshaft problems while Didier Auriol suffered a damaged engine. Škoda Motors...

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Rain master Loeb maintains lead WRC Rain master Loeb maintains lead Citroen's Sebastien Loeb (pictured) stayed clear of problems through this morning's trio of stages to arrive back in Bostalsee ahead of the final loop nearly 10 seconds clear of Marcus Gronholm. Most of the front runners suffered from the heavy rain and kicked-out mud on t...

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Ford Markko's reflection on the rally @ 10:50 AM - A mournful Estonian ... "What does a man have to do to get some luck? God must have taken a weekend off on the Acropolis Rally last month when we had no bad luck and won!"

WRC Loeb holds off Marcus for victory @ 08:37 AM - Final unofficial positions ... 1. LOEB 3:46:50.4 ... 2. GRÖNHOLM +3.6 ... 3. BURNS +19.7 ... 4. MCRAE +31.4 ... 5. MÄRTIN +57.9 ... 6. SAINZ +1:38.6 ... 7. DUVAL +1:48.1 ... 8. SOLBERG +2:30.2

WRC Loeb opens smallest of gaps @ 04:50 AM - Positions after stage 19 ... 1. LOEB 3:16:04.0 ... 2. GRÖNHOLM +9.4 ... 3. BURNS +19.4 ... 4. MCRAE +28.3 ... 5. MÄRTIN +55.1 ... 6. SAINZ +1:36.5 ... 7. DUVAL +1:37.4 ... 8. SOLBERG +2:33.2

WRC Battle gets closer! @ 03:59 AM - After SS19, again in mixed conditions and helped by problems for Märtin (RWD only) and Mc Rae, Richard Burns moves back into 3rd place and is now only 10s behind Marcus Grönholm. Marcus in turn narrowed the gap to leader Sébastien Loeb to only 9.4s

Sat July 26, 2003

Petter Pushes Through Hard Day 2 Subaru Petter Pushes Through Hard Day 2 With his health and fighting spirit steadily returning to normal levels, 555 Subaru World Rally Team driver Petter Solberg put in a consistent performance at the wheel of his Subaru Impreza WRC 2003 today. Despite losing some time with suspension damage after a jump on SS11, he r...

Fabia shows promise for future Skoda Fabia shows promise for future The Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team has been forced to retire its second Fabia WRC from Rallye Deutschland. On SS13 Toni broke a driveshaft. It was not a major problem and he continued on the stage but the right rear wheel became blocked, and with only front wheel drive, it was...

Peugeot Kresta stars in Germany

Lost in weather but fighting on Peugeot Lost in weather but fighting on Peugeot experienced a very mixed day today, that is in weather as well as in their stage times. But they ended in a nice position to fight for better results on the rally’s last leg. Of course the nice 1-2 Peugeot held after leg1 is lost. While this was indeed thanks to the most ...

Fate Holds Umbrella Over Loeb WRC Fate Holds Umbrella Over Loeb SS 8, mostly narrow country roads with fast curves and now, due to a few showers, had standing surface water in places, caught out many of the drivers on tyre choice. Armin Schwarz chose intermediates which he had no problems with, whilst Colin McRae, placed the blame fir...

WRC Quotes and Incidents After SS11

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