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Fri April 19, 2013

Good start for Pirelli supported DS3 Cup Citroen Good start for Pirelli supported DS3 Cup The Pirelli-supported Citroën Top Driver series got underway on Rally de Portugal last week with Bryan Bouffier and Xavier Panseri claiming victory following three days of tough competition on demanding gravel stages. Run within the framework of WRC 3, a support category to th...

Thu April 18, 2013

Saintélog DS3 drivers Portugal review Citroen Saintélog DS3 drivers Portugal review Alastair Fisher and Simone Campedelli put on a very good performance in Rally Portugal before they ran into mechanical problems. The opening round of the Citroën Top Driver ended with a low points’ haul, but Fisher’s and Campedelli’s speed augurs well for a promising season!...

Sun April 14, 2013

Good event for Novikov & Al Attiyah Ford Good event for Novikov & Al Attiyah On an eventful final day at the 2013 Vodafone Rally de Portugal, Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team’s Evgeny Novikov and Qatar World Rally Team’s Nasser Al-Attiyah led the way for the squad as they brought their Ford Fiesta RS WRCs home in fourth and fifth places respectively....

Mini Motorsport Italia Portugal final WRC Mini Motorsport Italia Portugal final 'Hello everyone, Maciek here, writing to you for the last time from the Algarve. 'Today started well. On the morning loop our MINI John Cooper Works WRC felt a little soft - we were sensitive to every impact and the rough conditions of the Portuguese gravel. However, w...

WRC3 Citroen Top Driver in Portugal Citroen WRC3 Citroen Top Driver in Portugal From Lisbon to Loulé, taking in Ourique and Almodovar, the Citroën DS3 R3s covered some 380 kilometres of timed stages during three days of racing. Despite the mild weather, the nine crews competing here still had to deal with difficult road conditions for men and machines, where...

Another podium finish for Hirvonen Citroen Another podium finish for Hirvonen Consistent throughout the final leg of Rally de Portugal, Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen finished as runners-up at the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship....

Skoda wins in Portugal Skoda Skoda wins in Portugal ŠKODA has won the WRC-2 category at the Portugal Rally. Its factory crew, Esapekka Lappi & Janne Ferm (FIN), celebrate their first FIA World Championship victory after leading the rally from to start to finish. Germany´s Sepp Wiegand/Frank Christian came third to wrap up a great ...

Sat April 13, 2013

Very bad luck strikes Qatar M-Sport Ford Very bad luck strikes Qatar M-Sport The Qatar and Qatar M-Sport World Rally Teams were struck by cruel misfortune as the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) continued in Portugal today. Both Thierry Neuville and Elfyn Evans were forced to retire for the day but there were strong performances from...

Volkswagen in 1st & 2nd place WRC Volkswagen in 1st & 2nd place Almost 160 kilometres, six challenging special stages and two Polo R WRC cars in the lead: Volkswagen is currently in first and second place in the Rally Portugal. At the end of the first two days of the three-day event, Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) are 34.8 seconds ahe...

Mini Motorsport Italia day2 WRC Mini Motorsport Italia day2 'Good evening everyone, 'Today wasn’t such a good day for Michał and me. On the opening stage of the day, SS6, the 31.12km Santana da Serra test, we climbed to seventh and were feeling very positive. We held this position throughout the next two stages before midd...

Skoda in first 2 WRC2 places Skoda Skoda in first 2 WRC2 places ŠKODA has reinforced its lead at the Portugal Rally after Day 2. Just like on Friday, ŠKODA´s factory crew, Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (FIN), won all of the special stages in their WRC-2 category. After a thrilling chase ride, Sepp Wiegand & Frank Christian are second....

Fri April 12, 2013

Motorsport Italia Portugal day1 WRC Motorsport Italia Portugal day1 'Hello everyone, 'All in all we had a strong Day One and are pleased to enter overnight parc fermé ninth overall....

Ostberg rolls from Portugal lead Ford Ostberg rolls from Portugal lead The fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) started with such promise for the Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team today. But whilst leading the Vodafone Rally de Portugal, Mads Østberg was unfortunately forced to retire after rolling his Ford Fiesta RS WRC on SS3....

Skoda in the lead of WRC2 Skoda Skoda in the lead of WRC2 ŠKODA has made a good start to the Portugal Rally. After Day 1 of the gravel event in the area of Algarve, Finland´s Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (factory crew) are top of the WRC-2 standings. Sepp Wiegand & Frank Christian of ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland are sixth after two punctures....

Slender lead for Volkswagen WRC Slender lead for Volkswagen 80 kilometres against the clock, just 119 metres advantage: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (F/F) hold a slender lead at the Rally Portugal in their Volkswagen Polo R WRC. Also among the front-runners are their team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN), who ...

Sordo is back! Citroen Sordo is back! On fire throughout day one of the Rally de Portugal, Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio lie second overall this evening, 4.4s behind the leaders. And The configuration of the first leg was rather unusual, as the cars did not benefit from any service periods throughout the entire...

Tue April 9, 2013

Mini Motorsport Italia Portugal Preview WRC Mini Motorsport Italia Portugal Preview 'Hello everyone, 'Maciek Szczepaniak here, Michał Kościuszko’s co-driver. I’ll be your host for Rally de Portugal and keep you updated on what’s happening with us throughout the event....

Sat April 6, 2013

Saintélog with Campedelli & Fisher Citroen Saintélog with Campedelli & Fisher Saintéloc Racing is entering two Citroën DS3 R3s in the Citroën Top Driver, a new championship launched in the context of the WRC3 regulations in the World Rally Championship. Italian Simone Campedelli and Alastair Fisher from Ireland are the two Saintéloc Racing drivers in searc...

Qatar M-Sport throws 6 for Portugal Ford Qatar M-Sport throws 6 for Portugal As the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) returns to Europe for the 2013 Vodafone Rally de Portugal next week, the field will see six Qatari-liveried Ford Fiestas thrown into the mix as Mads Østberg, Evgeny Novikov, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Thierry Neuville are joined by Dutchman De...

Wed April 3, 2013

Kuipers replaces Hänninen for Portugal Ford Kuipers replaces Hänninen for Portugal M-Sport can today confirm that FERM driver, Dennis Kuipers, will make a return to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) next week as he joins the Qatar World Rally Team fold for the 2013 Vodafone Rally de Portugal....

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