Articles tagged Mikko Hirvonen

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Elfyn Evans

The son of a famous father is now making his mark on world rallying’s highest stage. Alex Harmer spoke to him It’s been more than 10 years since British drivers appeared near the top of the World Rally Championship standings but, along with Citroën’s Kris Meeke, Elfyn Evans has been delivering consistent results in his first full season with Malcolm Wilson’s M-Sport. With fourth places in Mexico...

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Hamilton's day in the sun

Lewis celebrating his British GP win with the crowd at Goodwood was just one highlight of another superb Festival of Speed. Here follow some of the others Lord March couldn’t have asked for more. Just seven days after that brilliant wet-weather win in the British Grand Prix here was Lewis Hamilton at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, eager to meet his adoring public and bask in the deserved glory...

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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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Events of the Month

Daytona 500 Rarely does the Daytona 500 provide much in the way of predictions about the outcome of NASCAR's 36-round Sprint Cup championship. Run with power-sapping `restrictor plates', which keep the cars jammed together in a giant slipstreaming pack, the 500 is more a lottery than a motor race. Typically, there are more than a few multi-car accidents which inevitably eliminate some of the...

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WRC rivals lament life without Loeb

WRC rivals lament life without Loeb Sebastien Loeb secured his ninth and what is likely to be his final World Rally Championship crown in his native France in early October. Having dominated the sport for the best part of a decade, the 38-year-old is trimming his WRC campaign to focus on his new career in the World Touring Car Championship with current team Citroen, possibly from as early as 2014...

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News brief

Sébastien Loeb added a sixth World Rally Championship title to his bulging CV with victory on Rally GB. The Citroën driver’s 54th WRC event win propelled him to the championship ahead of Ford’s Mikko Hirvonen, who ended up just one point behind in the final standings. Loeb finished the October event just over a minute ahead of his title rival.

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Newsfeed

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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Goodwood

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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Wales Rally GB

Cardiff, Wales What should have been the ultimate title showdown became a tale of two broken radiators when the fight for the 2011 World Rally Championship reached its climax on Wales Rally GB in mid-November. Citroën’s Sébastien Loeb arrived in the principality eight points to the good in his quest for an eighth world crown. Mikko Hirvonen, conversely, had it all to do in his efforts to become...

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Events of the Month

Daytona 24 Hours: Florida, USA Chip Ganassi's Grand-Am team has taken willful possession of Daytona's Rolex 24 Hours in recent years. Ganassi's team has won five of the last eight 24-hour races at Daytona, a pretty impressive record, and Chip's lead Daytona Prototype driver Scott Pruett has dominated the Grand-Am series, winning the last three championships in a row. This year, as always, Ganassi...

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