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Thu December 25, 2003

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Seasons Greetings @ 04:08 AM - All of us at WRC-Online.net wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for your support again this year. Next year we'll bring you more features that you have asked for. One day we'll get everything just spot on!! Have a good one!

Tue December 23, 2003

Choose your numbers for 04 WRC Choose your numbers for 04 Rallying has got so many exciting aspects! A new season is round the corner and as always we will see some new driver-car combinations. Before we are going to find out how well a certain driver is doing with a different car, how well a certain car is doing with a different driver...

Sat December 20, 2003

Safari reflections2 - teams and cars General Safari reflections2 - teams and cars The East African Safari Rally ended yesterday after near 5000km of which more than 1550km were competitive. The adventure took 10 days and saw the event revisiting classic East African areas as Uganda and Tanzania for the first time in 30 years. The winner was Rob Collinge and An...

Fri December 19, 2003

General Safari reflections1 - rally helps area

Safari day9&10 - Rob Colinge wins General Safari day9&10 - Rob Colinge wins The last two sections of the 2003 Kenya Airways East African Safari have confirmed the top3 positions. Rob Collinge and Anton Levitan have won the 50th anniversary East African Safari Rally in their Datsun 240Z. 47m55s down was Frédéric Dor in 2nd with Stuart Rolt in 3rd, both dr...

Wed December 17, 2003

Safari day8 - Datsun crew can ease now General Safari day8 - Datsun crew can ease now Day8 of the Kenya Airways East African Safari Rally started from Nairobi heading into Tanzania. We already mentioned that one of the most successful Safari Rally competitors was actually from Tanzania. This was former Peugeot 404 & 504 driver Bert Shankland, who won the event in ...

Auriol and Janeba leave Skoda Skoda Auriol and Janeba leave Skoda Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team today announced that team manager Pavel Janeba is to leave the Mlada Boleslav based outfit by 'mutual agreement'. As the squad prepare for a 2004 season of development, during which they are not set to appear on a WRC event until the Acropo...

Tue December 16, 2003

Safari day7 - Party in Nairobi General Safari day7 - Party in Nairobi Today the East African Safari Rally went into Nairobi. There were two competitive sections before hitting the Ranch of Lord and Lady Delamere, who are strong supporters of the event since many years and indeed hosted stages on more modern Safaris in their "front garden". In Nairo...

Peugeot confirms 2004 program WRC Peugeot confirms 2004 program Peugeot Sport has confirmed that the Peugeot 307 WRC will debut in the Rallye Monte Carlo 2004. The 307 WRC will replace the 206 WRC after 4 full seasons of competition, in which the 206 scored no less than 65 podiums at World Championship level including 24 wins, making it the 2...

Mon December 15, 2003

Safari day5 - Another thoughy General Safari day5 - Another thoughy Leg5 of the East African Safari Rally, sponsored by Kenya Airways, Minilite Wheels, WEC Lines and SDV Transami, lead the crews back from Uganda into Kenya. First it was the route of the previous day vice versa, heading back to the Busia border station, however a new stage has bee...

Subaru Signs Mikko Hirvonen Subaru Subaru Signs Mikko Hirvonen Subaru Tecnica International (STI) announced today that Mikko Hirvonen will join the 555 Subaru World Rally Team in 2004. With 2003 FIA World Rally Champion Petter Solberg and co-driver Phil Mills already contracted to the team, the announcement finalises Subaru's 2004 driver ...

Sat December 13, 2003

Safari day4 - into Uganda General Safari day4 - into Uganda Leg4 of the Kenya Airways East African Safari Rally leads us into Uganda. It is the first time since 1973 that the Safari visits Uganda again. crossing the boarder seemed to involve some complicated procedures, but competitors agreed it was very well organised and once in Uganda,...

Ford's Boreham days at an end Ford Ford's Boreham days at an end Staff at Ford's historic motorsport operation at Britain's Boreham Airfield, Essex are relocating to the company's nearby Dunton Engineering Centre, in a move to consolidate motorsport activities in one site under the leadership of Ford Team RS director, Jost Capito. Th...

Fri December 12, 2003

Safari day3 - Porsches outpace Escorts General Safari day3 - Porsches outpace Escorts As predicted the 3rd day of the 2003 Kenya Airways East African Safari Rally turned the leader board upside down. It was considered the roughest day of the event and it also included the longest stage of the event: the Matura to Loruk section has at 176.37km nearly half the lengt...

Thu December 11, 2003

Safari day2 - the heat is on General Safari day2 - the heat is on On what has to be considered early days for the 2003 East African Safari Rally, there is quite an interesting battle going on already. Leg1 from Mombasa to the Taita hills saw the legendary Datsun 240Z crew Rob Collinge and Anton Levitan take a 5m05s lead over Belgian Ford Escort...

Wed December 10, 2003

General Safari - Back to the future

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