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Sun November 2, 2008

Wilson claims points for Stobart Ford Wilson claims points for Stobart Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin have scored a points’ finish on the penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship by finishing Rally Japan in seventh position today. The 21-year-old driver battled some treacherous conditions to post his sixth points’ finish for the 2008 seaso...

Atkinson claims a solid 4th Subaru Atkinson claims a solid 4th The final day of Rally Japan was by far the most treacherous as torrential rain hit the stages, creating rivers that flooded the roads, huge ruts in the thick mud that bounced rally cars left and right and very little traction. Through this, Chris Atkinson and Stéphane Prévot per...

Suzuki Suzuki grab best ever result at home

Citroen Seb's 3rd secures title

Ford Ford keep makes title battle alive

Sat November 1, 2008

Suzuki consistent on day two Suzuki Suzuki consistent on day two The second day of the Rally Japan took in ten more stages that were very different to those of the opening day, but the two Suzuki SX4 WRCs still displayed the pace and consistency that saw them both finish within the driver points at the end of Friday. After Saturday's action...

Atkinson 4th; Solberg crashes out Subaru Atkinson 4th; Solberg crashes out Just as was demonstrated yesterday, this afternoon proved a severe sting in the tail for the Subaru World Rally Team after another tough day of rallying in Japan. Chris Atkinson and Stéphane Prévot continue to hold firm in fourth position overall, however after an emphatic stage ...

Wilson up to 5th after day two Ford Wilson up to 5th after day two Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Wilson and co-driver Scott Martin continue to battle on for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team as they moved to fifth overall after day 2 of Rally Japan; round 14 of the FIA World Rally Championship....

Citroen on course to meet objectives Citroen Citroen on course to meet objectives The second leg of the 2008 Rally Japan took place in sunny weather and saw Citroën Sport enjoy a particularly positive run. Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and their C4 WRC succeeded in consolidating their third place which, if the situation remains unchanged tomorrow, will be enoug...

Ford retain lead after day two Ford Ford retain lead after day two BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team maintained its firm grip of the leading positions in Rally Japan during today's hugely challenging second leg in the forests near Sapporo. Day one pacesetters Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen retained their lead of this 14th and penultimate ...

Fri October 31, 2008

Strong opening day for Suzuki Suzuki Strong opening day for Suzuki Both Suzuki SX4 WRC pilots are in the driver points at the end of the opening day of the Rally Japan, Suzuki's eagerly-anticipated home event. P-G Andersson returns to parc ferme in Sapporo holding a strong seventh place overall while his team mate Toni Gardemeister is eighth....

Perfect start for Ford Ford Perfect start for Ford BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team hit top form on the vastly shortened opening leg of Rally Japan to hold first and second places tonight. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen dominated in their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car to lead from the opening speed test in this 14th and penu...

Loeb ideally placed after leg one Citroen Loeb ideally placed after leg one The opening day of the 2008 Rally Japan, which is the 14th and penultimate round of this year’s World Rally Championship, ended this evening with Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena in third place with their Citroën C4 WRC. They steered clear of kamikaze tactics to complete the first leg...

Imprezas 4th and 5th after leg one Subaru Imprezas 4th and 5th after leg one On the home event for the Subaru World Rally Team, Chris Atkinson and Stéphane Prévot finished in fourth position overall on a day that saw three stages cancelled and one stopped prematurely. Teammates Petter Solberg and Phil Mills also climbed the leaderboard to secure fifth pos...

Mixed fortunes for Stobart on leg one Ford Mixed fortunes for Stobart on leg one After day 1 of Rally Japan, round 14 of the FIA World Rally Championship, Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin lie in sixth place. Unfortunately François Duval/Patrick Pivato retired from the event after an accident on stage 6 this afternoon which saw the French co-driver airlifted to Hig...

Wed October 29, 2008

Suzuki aim to shine on home territory Suzuki Suzuki aim to shine on home territory The penultimate round of this year's World Rally Championship marks an important occasion for Suzuki, as it is the first time that the SX4 WRC will be seen on its home territory. The rally takes place on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, more than a thousand kilom...

SWRT head home for all new Rally Japan Subaru SWRT head home for all new Rally Japan The Subaru World Rally Team will head to the northerly Japanese island of Hokkaido for the last long-haul rally and the penultimate round of the 2008 World Rally Championship season. It is the first time that the new Impreza WRC2008 will be seen in its homeland. Whilst still in H...

Stobart search for success in Sapporo Ford Stobart search for success in Sapporo An all-new location will play host to this year’s penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship as crews head to Sapporo for next week’s Rally Japan. The event will see the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team field two entrants – Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin and Franço...

A new challenge in Japan for Ford Ford A new challenge in Japan for Ford BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team steps into the unknown next week when it journeys to the Land of the Rising Sun for a new-look Rally Japan. This penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship is firmly established in the series. However, a new host city means that for...

Citroen hope to secure titles in Japan Citroen Citroen hope to secure titles in Japan Citroën Total has entered the 2008 Rally Japan – the penultimate round of this year's 15-round World Rally Championship – with C4 WRCs for Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/Marc Martí. The team's trip to the land of the rising sun could prove decisive in both tit...

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