Articles tagged Marcus Gronholm

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Wind of change

Can motor sport help Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie win the America’s Cup for Britain? He swaps the high seas for race track to find out more with Prodrive at Silverstone Writer Ed Foster Sir Ben Ainslie looks as though he’s just been released from a tumble dryer. He might be the most successful sailor in Olympic history, but he emerges wide-eyed after a few laps with two-time Le Mans class...

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Vatanen, Gronholm to attend Rally Show

Former World Rally Champion Ari Vatanen is the latest star name confirmed for the Rally Show at Chatsworth on the weekend of June 7/8. Vatanen, now an MEP, will be present on Saturday as the event celebrates 50 years of the British Rally Championship. Other former British champions attending include Stig Blomqvist, Jimmy McRae, Russell Brookes, David Llewellin and Billy Coleman, while the...

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Top drivers set for Wembley

The 2007 Race of Champions will take place at Wembley Stadium on December 16. So far Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Heikki Kovalainen, Marcus Grönholm, Sébastien Bourdais and Andy Priaulx have been confirmed as drivers for the event. The attraction of the ROC is that all the drivers race identical cars on the same circuit (two side-by-side tracks which cover the same...

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New peaks to conquer

He’s surely modern motor sport’s most versatile man, but endless success has not diluted Sébastien Loeb’s appetite for a challenge Writer Anthony Peacock So there it is. The end of an era, or perhaps the dawn of a new one. After more than a decade of effortless dominance of the World Rally Championship (to the extent that he won every single stage of the 2005 Tour de Corse, for instance)...

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Tommi gun

Given a rare opportunity in a top works rally car on home soil, Tommy Mäkinen didn't waste it As the 1994 World Rally Championship heads towards its close, three drivers have emerged with a chance of securing the title: Didier Auriol and Juha Kankkunen in Toyotas and Subaru's Carlos Sainz. In Finland, at the end of August, where the Neste 1000 Lakes Rally was the eighth qualifier of the 10-round...

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Michèle Mouton

Guest column Fun, with a serious message Back in 1988, when Fredrik Johnsson and I started the whole Race of Champions event, we had no idea what a big thing it would become. I hadn’t done world championship rallies since driving the Peugeot 205 T16 E2 in 1986. That was a year that had some bad things [Henri Toivonen and his Lancia co-driver Sergio Cresto were killed on the Tour of Corsica] and...

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MotoGP Kawasaki has reversed its decision to leave the series, announcing that it will run a single bike for ex-Ducati rider Marco Melandri. n British Eurosport has signed a deal with Dorna to continue screening Friday and Saturday practice, plus the 125cc and 250cc races. The BBC will continue to air races live. Casey Stoner led the Qatar test with a time of 1min 55.744sec. Yamaha’s Jorge...

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Obituary - Richard Burns

On the fourth anniversary of winning his WRC title, Richard Burns died. He was just 34. John Davenport pays tribute to a British rallying icon. I never had the chance to sit beside Richard Burns in a rally car. But I did watch the RAC Rally in 2000, when he collected his hat-trick on the event. It was a revelation to see just how much his style required the Subaru to go sideways, like an old-time...

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Goodwood June 22-24 BP Ultimate is an official sponsor of the 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The theme for this year's edition of the must-see historic motorsport event on Lord March's Sussex estate is Spark of Genius — Breaking Records, Pushing Boundaries. That means honouring the men and machines — many of which were fuelled by BP — that have stirred the souls of motorsport fans since the...

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Great scot

It used to be commonly expressed that you could beat neither the Finns in Finland nor the Swedes in Sweden. Drivers from these two countries have dominated the world's leading rallies and it has been difficult enough to beat them anywhere — witness their success rate in the RAC Rally, for example. On their home ground, beating or even matching them has been close to impossible. Now, we have a...



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