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Mon September 4, 2006

5 points for Stobart Ford Ford 5 points for Stobart Ford The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team have completed their first event using the latest generation Ford Focus RS WRC06 with both Matthew Wilson and Luis Perez Companc setting times well inside the top ten over the three days of Rally Japan, the eleventh round of the FIA World Ra...

Sun September 3, 2006

Manfred takes 4 points Peugeot Manfred takes 4 points The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team has reason to celebrate their Japan premiere. The reward for 345,72 special stage kilometres of hard work: fifth place and four points for the driver ranking of the FIA World Rally Championship. Thus Manfred Stohl consolidated fifth interme...

Strong performance by Atkinson Subaru Strong performance by Atkinson Subaru’s Chris Atkinson finished Rally Japan in fourth place today after an excellent performance on the final Leg of the competition. Atkinson, who was third on the rally in 2005, set a string of top-five times on the day’s six stages and was the Subaru World Rally Team’s highes...

Loeb wins but Sordo excluded Citroen Loeb wins but Sordo excluded At the time when the sun is just rising in Western Europe, the land of the rising sun is applauding Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Last year, the Franco-Monegasque pairing clinched a second consecutive world title in Japan. This year, after 27 stages, Seb and Daniel took the...

Marcus takes 2nd after thrilling battle Ford Marcus takes 2nd after thrilling battle BP-Ford World Rally Team claimed a double podium on Rally Japan today after Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen almost secured their third win in four events during a breathtaking final day's action. The Finns came within just 5.6sec of victory after their Ford Focus RS World...

Sat September 2, 2006

Wilson's luck runs out Ford Wilson's luck runs out After a superb debut on Rally Japan, Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team driver Matthew Wilson experienced a low at the start of the second day of the eleventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship with turbo failure and his car becoming stranded at the side of the road on the...

Better day for Subaru Subaru Better day for Subaru Chris Atkinson continues to lead the Subaru World Rally Team’s challenge after today’s second Leg of competition on Rally Japan. The 26-year-old Queenslander put in a strong performance on each of the day’s eleven stages and moved up the leaderboard from sixth to fourth place. Af...

Stohl 5th despite problems Peugeot Stohl 5th despite problems After the second day of their Japan premiere the OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team is still absolutely satisfied. Despite losing one place, their first performance in the land of the rising sun shows that they can keep up with their works opponents. Only the slippery road condi...

Sebastien Loeb takes charge Citroen Sebastien Loeb takes charge Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their Kronos Total Citroën WRT Xsara took the lead of the Rally Japan during the morning. Having ended the day with two runs through the Kita Aikoku spectator superspecial, Seb and Daniel now have a 25.6 second advantage over Marcus Grönholm an...

Ford target double podium Ford Ford target double podium BP-Ford World Rally Team ended today's second leg of Rally Japan on course for a double podium. With one day remaining Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen lie second in their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car after winning five speed tests, while team-mates Mikko Hirvonen and Jar...

Fri September 1, 2006

Clean run for Matthew Wilson Ford Clean run for Matthew Wilson The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team has completed its first day of rallying with its new Ford Focus RS WRC06 rally cars with drivers Matthew Wilson and Luis Perez Companc ending the day strongly in the top ten of Rally Japan, the eleventh round of the FIA World Rally Champions...

Loeb keeps Gronholm in his sights Citroen Loeb keeps Gronholm in his sights Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena versus Marcus Grönholm/Timo Rautiainen : this is undoubtedly the match of the season and once more it is living up to all expectations. At the end of leg one of the Rally Japan – the 11th encounter between the two rivals this year – Loeb is keeping ...

Stohl 4th after day one Peugeot Stohl 4th after day one The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team passed the first day of the “Rally Japan” with flying colours. Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor rejoiced over fourth intermediate place at the end of the leg. A top performance that was made possible by faultlessly completing the special stages...

All 3 Imprezas in the top 8 Subaru All 3 Imprezas in the top 8 At the end of a difficult first day of competition in Japan Chris Atkinson holds sixth place overall and leads the three car Subaru World Rally Team entry. The day started well for Subaru, with Petter Solberg jostling for a top-three position, but a brake problem on the fourth st...

Gronholm takes charge in Japan Ford Gronholm takes charge in Japan BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen lead Rally Japan after controling today's opening leg. The Finns powered their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car to the front from the opening kilometre this morning and were never headed as they won six of the ...

Wed August 30, 2006

OMV primed for Japanese debut Peugeot OMV primed for Japanese debut The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team is primed for the next assignment. Following two rallies in Europe the WRC goes overseas once again for the “Rally Japan”. With Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor, the OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team will only be represented by one car in the...

Kronos in the land of the rising sun Citroen Kronos in the land of the rising sun The 2006 FIA World Rally Championship has begun the season’s second half on a high-speed pace. Less than one week after Germany and Finland, drivers, co-drivers, teams and material head into the Far-East, to the land of the Rising Sun, and more precisely to Hokkaido, the most nor...

Shining prospects for BP-Ford in Japan Ford Shining prospects for BP-Ford in Japan The quickfire opening to the second half of the FIA World Rally Championship season continues next week when the BP-Ford World Rally Team heads to the Land of the Rising Sun for the newest event in the series. Rally Japan (31 August - 3 September) is appearing for only the third...

Toshi steps back into the team Subaru Toshi steps back into the team The Subaru World Rally Team will enter one Impreza WRC2006 for Petter Solberg (co-driven by Phil Mills) and one car for Chris Atkinson (co-driven by Glenn Macneall). Toshi Arai (co-driven by Tony Sircombe) will also drive an Impreza WRC2006. Petter Solberg makes his third ...

Stobart step up to 06 WRC Focus' Ford Stobart step up to 06 WRC Focus' Rally Japan, the eleventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship, will be a momentous occasion for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally as it debuts its brand-new Ford Focus RS WRC06 cars, driven by Matthew Wilson and Luis Perez Companc. After ten WRC events this year using th...

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