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After Mexico, Solberg is Ford’s Strongest

Posted on 18. Mar, 2012 by .

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The 2012 WRC Rally Mexico was a difficult event for the Ford team. Petter Solberg was slowed with four flats, while Jari-Matti Latvala rolled after being distracted by a crashed car. With a very hard won third place finish, Solberg indicated he’s a strong contender for the 2012 title race in his WRC Ford Fiesta […]

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Latvala Leads Ford Dominance in Sweden

Posted on 12. Feb, 2012 by .

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Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Miikka Anttila led the Ford domination of the 2012 Rally Sweden, second round of the World Rally Championship. Latvala won the rally with a margin of 16.6 seconds after taking control during the qualifying stage – new to WRC – on Thursday. Latvala was fastest on the qualifying stage, giving the […]

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Monte Day 5: Citroen Dominates Power Stage

Posted on 22. Jan, 2012 by .

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Citroen factory drivers Sebastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen charged through to a first and second place respectively in the Power Stage at the 2012 Monte Carlo Rally. Citroen privateer Evgeny Novikov was third fastest on the Power Stage, just 0:02.6 behind Loeb over the 5.16km stage. Loeb won the Monte Carlo rally, scoring 28 points […]

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Monte Day 4: Solberg Holds Off Mikko for Third

Posted on 21. Jan, 2012 by .

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Petter Solberg of the Ford WRC team drove very hard on the fourth day of the 2012 Monte Carlo Rally to hold off Citroen’s Mikko Hirvonen, and hang on to third place. “Today has been absolutely fantastic,” said Solberg. “The car is amazing and it is so easy to get the rhythm and the feeling […]

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Monte Day 3: Solberg and Sordo Battle Behind Loeb

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by .

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For the third day of the 2012 Monte Carlo rally, Sebastien Loeb concentrated on managing his lead, rather than taking big risks. His reward was the rally lead at the end of day three. “We knew that the weather might be difficult today,” said Loeb. “That’s why I kept pushing yesterday to try and open […]

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Monte Day 2: Loeb Extends Lead

Posted on 19. Jan, 2012 by .

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Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena have extended their lead of the 2012 Monte Carlo Rally, with more than one minute, 30 second advantage over their closest rivals. The pair won all but one of today’s six stages, with Loeb expressing his comfort with the conditions. “Today was a lot easier than yesterday, particularly as the […]

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Monte Day 1: Loeb Leads after Latvala Crashes

Posted on 18. Jan, 2012 by .

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In the first rally since clinching an eighth consecutive WRC title, Sebastian Loeb has opened up more than a minute lead over rivals at the 2012 WRC opener, the Monte Carlo Rally. The opening day consisted of just four stages and classic Monte Carlo conditions, slick tarmac with ice at elevation. “We didn’t have the […]

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