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Sun May 18, 2008

Rautenbach enjoys final day in Sardinia Citroen Rautenbach enjoys final day in Sardinia Conrad Rautenbach enjoyed his most competitive day of Rally d'Italia-Sardgena today. The reigning FIA African Rally Champion's exceptional form was mirrored by the faultless performance of the PH Sport-run Citroen C4 WRC he was driving. He and British co-driver David Se...

Double podium keeps Ford ahead Ford Double podium keeps Ford ahead BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team finished second and third in an enthralling Rally d'Italia Sardegna today to retain the lead in both the manufacturers' and drivers' standings in the FIA World Rally Championship. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen claimed second in a F...

Suzuki Reliable run for Andersson

Ford Galli takes 4th at home

Subaru Chris holds third in title race

Citroen Loeb takes 40th win

Sat May 17, 2008

Petter looses time with a puncture Subaru Petter looses time with a puncture The Subaru World Rally Team entry of Chris Atkinson and Stéphane Prévot concluded a nail-biting second day on the island of Sardinia in sixth position overall after the intense battle between the front-runners continued to rage. Meanwhile team mates Petter Solberg and Phil Mills ...

Rautenbach suffers handbrake problems Citroen Rautenbach suffers handbrake problems Conrad Rautenbach started day two of the event with his sights set on the top 10. He was embroiled in a fight with Stobart Ford driver Matthew Wilson through the morning and aimed to continue the battle with the Briton through the afternoon. Unfortunately for the reigning FIA...

Galli leaps to 4th on day 2 Ford Galli leaps to 4th on day 2 Day 2 of Rally d’Italia Sardegna has seen Gigi Galli/Giovanni Bernacchini fire with all guns blazing as they moved to fourth position overall on this sixth round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team-mates Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin have put in ...

Andersson hopes to prove a point Suzuki Andersson hopes to prove a point The Suzuki SX4 WRC of P-G Andersson has ended the second day of the Rally d¹Italia Sardegna just outside the points, after making solid progress that has underlined the Suzuki World Rally Team¹s focus on reliability. Andersson was ninth at the end of the opening day, while his...

Mixed day for Citroen Citroen Mixed day for Citroen The second day of the Rally d'Italia Sardegna, round six of the 2008 World Rally Championship, saw Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena successfully defend the lead they carved out on Friday. Dani Sordo/Marc Martí fell to overnight fifth in the second Citroën Total-run C4 WRC, but th...

Six out of six for JML Ford Six out of six for JML BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team delivered a perfect performance on today's second day of Rally d'Italia Sardegna to power up the leaderboard into second and third places. Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila won all six demanding speed tests on the gravel roads of the ...

Fri May 16, 2008

Suzuki make a solid start in Sardinia Suzuki Suzuki make a solid start in Sardinia Both Suzuki drivers have made a solid start to the Rally d'Italia Sardegna, round six of the World Rally Championship. Toni Gardemeister returned to final service at the harbourside in Olbia occupying a provisional 10th position, while his team mate P-G Andersson was about n...

Conrad fighting Fords Citroen Conrad fighting Fords Conrad Rautenbach spent the day on the fringes of the top 10. He enjoyed a close fight with manufacturer driver Federico Villagra through the afternoon, moving ahead of the Argentinian on the second run through the longest stage of the day. Rautenbach admitted he hadn't en...

Petter holds a podium spot after day one Subaru Petter holds a podium spot after day one Petter Solberg and Phil Mills secured third place overall at the end of the first day of competition in Sardinia after a close-fought battle with team mates Chris Atkinson and Stéphane Prévot, who ended the day fifth....

Citroen dominate day one of Sardinia Citroen Citroen dominate day one of Sardinia Citroën Total produced an assertive start to the 2008 Rally d'Italia Sardegna, with its two cars putting in a superb run to end the day in the first two places at the top of this evening's leaderboard. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena are the overnight leaders ahead of tea...

Strong day for Galli Ford Strong day for Galli The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team occupy a strong position on the leaderboard on conclusion of the opening day of Rally d’Italia Sardegna; round six of the FIA World Rally Championship. Gigi Galli/Giovanni Bernacchini lead the way after setting five top-three fastest stage t...

Solid start for Ford's Finns Ford Solid start for Ford's Finns BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team completed today's opening leg of Rally d'Italia Sardegna with its lead pairings each holding points-scoring positions after a difficult day's competition on the Mediterranean island. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, leaders of the dr...

Thu May 15, 2008

Suzuki hope to benefit from experience Suzuki Suzuki hope to benefit from experience Like all the events, Sardinia will be a new adventure for the SX4 World Rally Car, but the Italian rally is actually the one where Suzuki as a manufacturer has accumulated the most experience. Sardinia has formed part of the Junior World Rally Championship since the gravel event ...

Crews limber up for a long, hot summer Subaru Crews limber up for a long, hot summer After the rigours of the Jordanian deserts, crews will have little respite from the heat as they head to the island of Sardinia, though at least the air will be less dry and more bearable. The sixth round of the World Rally Championship represents a return to Europe after a strin...

Citroen targets victory on Sardinia Citroen Citroen targets victory on Sardinia The 2008 World Rally Championship moves on to Sardinia for the sixth round of the season, the Rally d'Italia Sardegna. Citroën Total has entered two C4 WRCs for its usual crews Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/Marc Martí, while two privately-entered C4 WRCs run by ...

Stobart chase points on Sardinia Ford Stobart chase points on Sardinia The Mediterranean island of Sardinia awaits the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team as the crews travel there for the sixth round of the FIA World Rally Championship next weekend, Rally d’Italia Sardegna. The event marks a special occasion for team members Gigi Galli/Giovanni Bern...

Ford ready for WRCs European return Ford Ford ready for WRCs European return Following three consecutive fixtures outside Europe, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team steps up the pace in the FIA World Rally Championship next week as the series returns there for the first time since February. After mastering near 40ºC temperatures with victory in Jordan la...

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