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Mon June 4, 2007

CRT-Skoda delighted with points finish Skoda CRT-Skoda delighted with points finish A fantastic seventh place and two world championship points were captured by the Czech crew Jan Kopecký-Filip Schovánek in an exceptionally demanding race, which ranks among the toughest on the entire World Rally Championship circuit. The success at the BP Ultimate Acropolis Rall...

Sun June 3, 2007

Henning takes 5th for Stobart Ford Henning takes 5th for Stobart Stobart VK M-Sport Ford’s Henning Solberg and Cato Menkerud have finished the BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally of Greece in fifth position after a gruelling three days of rally action. It was a sterling effort by the Norwegian pair who helped add four points to their driver, and their...

Loeb takes silver in Greece Citroen Loeb takes silver in Greece The punishing 2007 Acropolis Rally ended in Athens this afternoon with Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their Citroën C4 WRC finishing on the second step of the podium. Dani Sordo and Marc Martí, who re-started this morning under the SupeRally ruling, finished tenth in the clas...

Petter happy with podium spot Subaru Petter happy with podium spot The Subaru World Rally Team ended the first half of the World Rally Championship season with both cars in the points in Greece – including a well-earned podium for Petter Solberg and Phil Mills. For both crews, today’s objective was to consolidate their positions in the points....

Stohl grabs a point in Greece Citroen Stohl grabs a point in Greece The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team has scored WRC-points in the driver ranking for the seventh time in a row. In the manufacture ranking one even scored at all runs to the FIA World Rally Championship so far. The eighth place by Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor at the “bp ultima...

Gronholm extends lead after Greek win Ford Gronholm extends lead after Greek win Ford claimed its 60th event win in the FIA World Rally Championship in Athens today to extend its lead in both the drivers' and manufacturers' standings in the 2007 series. Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen won the four-day Acropolis Rally of Greece in a Ford Focus RS Wo...

Sat June 2, 2007

Kopecky 7th after leg two Skoda Kopecky 7th after leg two Eight special stages were on schedule in the Saturday's leg of BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally, part of which was also a section called "Agii Theodori" with an exceptional length of 48.9 kilometers. Extremely long special stage has tested the race cars as well as crews throughout ...

Peter holds strong 3rd Subaru Peter holds strong 3rd The Subaru World Rally Team has two cars in the points positions after leg two of the event. Petter Solberg and Phil Mills are holding down a strong third place despite a difficult day of rallying in the hills near Athens. Chris Atkinson and Stephane Prevot have slipped down the ...

Two Stobarts in the top 10 Ford Two Stobarts in the top 10 After one of the most treacherous day’s rallying in 2007, the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team have two crews in the top-ten after leg 2 of the BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally. Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud are the top placed Stobart crew ending the day in fifth position overall....

Citroen and Loeb move up to 2nd Citroen Citroen and Loeb move up to 2nd The end of the second leg of the 2007 Acropolis Rally has seen Citroën's Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena ease into second place at the wheel of their C4 WRC....

Gronholm extends lead in Greece Ford Gronholm extends lead in Greece BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen extended their lead in the Acropolis Rally of Greece today as many of their rivals fell victim to the event's legendary rough roads. The Finns stretched a slender 8.3sec advantage to 43.3sec in their Focus R...

Kopecky moves up to 10th after leg one Skoda Kopecky moves up to 10th after leg one The demanding BP Ultimate Acropolis continued in Friday's leg with seven special stages. Part of today's program was also the stage "Agia Sotira" (special stage 4 and 8) which was marked by many crews as very broken up and inconsiderate to the race cars. However, the Jan Ko...

Fri June 1, 2007

Stobart's safely through leg one Ford Stobart's safely through leg one All three Stobart VK M-Sport Ford crews have successfully made it through the opening leg of this demanding eighth round of the FIA World Rally Championship, the BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally....

C4s lie in waiting Citroen C4s lie in waiting After yesterday evening's super-special, the first of the 2007 Acropolis Rally's three legs continued today and produced a particularly fierce fight for top spot. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena are currently 4th overall with their Citroën C4 WRC, while the second Citroën...

Both Imprezas hold podium spots Subaru Both Imprezas hold podium spots A very positive opening leg for the Subaru World Rally Team ended with both cars in podium positions. The team's shrewd choice of tyres enabled Chris Atkinson to forge into the lead of the rally early on, and Petter was soon up to a close second overall. Conditions in the afte...

Gronholm takes lead for BP Ford Ford Gronholm takes lead for BP Ford BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen lead the Acropolis Rally of Greece tonight after an enthralling day's action in the hills near Athens. Despite the disadvantage of starting first on slippery gravel tracks, the Finns built up a 8.3sec lead i...

Stohl on course for points Citroen Stohl on course for points The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team hasn’t advanced much since the last WRC-run in Sardinia. For the Citroen Xsara WRC of the 34-year-old Viennese doesn’t really gain momentum either at the “bp ultimate Acropolis Rally of Greece”. The OMV duo Stohl/Minor nevertheless still ha...

Kopecky criticises muddy superspecial Skoda Kopecky criticises muddy superspecial The World Rally Championship circuit continues with one of the most demanding races of the entire championship, which the Greek Acropolis Rally without a doubt is. The dusty special stages on hard gravel surface will thoroughly test the race cars and especially their tires....

Thu May 31, 2007

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Dust biting trend @ 05:18 PM - Further to the latest article "Another one bites the dust", it appears that Toni Gardemeister is taking the start in the Acropolis Rally tomorrow. However not at the start line will be (once again!) Hamed Al Qassimi, Focus WRC; Mats Ostberg, Subaru and Niall McShae, Subaru!

Wed May 30, 2007

Another one bites the dust - part2 WRC Another one bites the dust - part2 News of the week is that we have yet another driver with budget problems and yet another change of personal at Munchies Ford....

Tue May 29, 2007

Ford Munchis aim for their first points

OMV Kronos promise full attack Citroen OMV Kronos promise full attack Following seventh place in Sardinia two weeks ago the OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team has drawn hope again. This uptrend shall be continued at the “BP ultimate Acropolis Rally of Greece”. A vital factor will be to avoid as many tyre damages as possible at the eighth run to th...

Fri May 25, 2007

Stobart ready for Acropolis action Ford Stobart ready for Acropolis action Next week the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team head to Greece for the BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally, round eight of the FIA World Rally Championship. The team currently lies third in the Manufacturers’ Championship heading into the 54th running of this historical event....

Ford look to build on lead Ford Ford look to build on lead After claiming its third win of the FIA World Rally Championship season in Italy earlier this month, BP-Ford World Rally Team takes its lead of both the manufacturers' and drivers' series to Greece next week for the toughest challenge of the season. The Acropolis Rally of ...

Subaru looking for an improvement Subaru Subaru looking for an improvement Every round of the World Rally Championship presents a tough challenge, but next weekend’s Acropolis Rally of Greece is one of the most difficult of them all. A combination of searing heat, boulder-strewn gravel roads and difficult stage layouts make this a true survival of the f...

C4 faces a rough & tough time in Greece Citroen C4 faces a rough & tough time in Greece Just before the calendar's two-month summer recess, the World Rally Championship moves on to Greece for the 54th Acropolis Rally for which Citroën Sport has entered two Citroën C4 WRCs for Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/ Marc Martí. ...

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