Articles tagged Richard Rodgers

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Mini set for rally return

Mini is on the brink of announcing its return to frontline rallying, with a World Championship assault planned for 2011 based on the new four-wheel-drive Countryman. Prodrive, which oversaw Subaru’s dominance of the sport in the late ’90s and early Noughties, is set to run the project having already completed a generic design process for the new World Rally Car regulations, which will come on...

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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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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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Events of the Month

WRC Rally MexicoLeon, Mexico A Sebastien Loeb victory in Mexico - his fiffh there in succession wasn't what those advocating the World Rally Championship's new era had yearned for when the series resumed in March. The Citroen driver has claimed the last seven drivers' titles and his win on the mainly slippery gravel stages around the city of Leon, his 63rd in 140 starts, continued his dominance....

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The Motor Sport Month - Rallying News

Mixed response to extended Rally GBRally GB will cover the length of Wales following a major revamp to the route of Britain's round of the World Championship. Starting in the north coast town of Llandudno on Thursday November 10 and finishing three days later in the capital Cardiff, the event will cover a total of 1149 miles and feature 24 mainly gravel stages. The action gets underway with two...

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WRC Acropolis

Volkswagen added victory on the Acropolis Rally – the WRC’s roughest and toughest event – to its impressive roster of wins at the start of June, but this time it wasn’t runaway championship leader Sébastien Ogier on top. With Ogier out of contention after a connection to his Polo R WRC’s fuel pump worked loose on the opening stage, team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala triumphed 10 years after making his...

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The Motor Sport Month - Rallying News

VW out to win in WRCVolkswagen expects its Polo R World Rally Car to be a winner from the outset when it enters the WRC from 2013. The announcement, made during May's Rally Sardegna, committed VW to at least a three-year term in the series, with testing and development to start later this season. A programme of practice events, using Fabia Super 2000s from Volkswagen's sister firm koda, will...

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Contributers

Gordon Cruickshank and Simon Arron have known each other for more than 30 years, both having started their editorial careers amid the splendid pandemonium of Motor Sport's former home at Standard House. This month marks the first time, however, that the two have collaborated on a feature as they raided memory banks (and toy boxes) in pursuit of 100 things to love about Aston Martin. Once a racing...

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WRC, Rallye de France

While Sébastien Ogier took a little more than four kilometres to become World Rally Champion for the first time, nine-time title winner Sébastien Loeb reckoned it would have taken 400 spectators to haul his stricken Citroën back onto the road, such were the French drivers’ contrasting fortunes on Rallye de France at the start of October. Ogier, Loeb’s arch-rival and former Citroën understudy,...

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