Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team Preview quotes
Gigi Galli: "I’m really happy to go back to Argentina. I have very good memories of the rally, not only because it’s where we got our first podium but also because of the fans; there are so many and you can feel their warmth. This is going to be the second race on gravel but is going to be different from Mexico.
There, the stages were fast with a hard surface, while Argentina’s special stages are twisty with a soft and dirtier surface. It is going to be cooler than in Mexico and the tyres will take a little bit longer to get to the right temperature.
Furthermore Argentina is famous for water splashes and this also will cool down tyres, so we have to consider this factor too. It’s been a pity we couldn’t finish Rally Mexico, it would have been helpful to get to know better the Ford Focus’s behaviour on gravel.
Anyway we are ready for this new challenge and we hope to find again the good performances of the first two races. I’m also looking forward to the famous Argentine steaks, I love them!"
Henning Solberg: "I have only done this event twice before but both times I have finished in the points so it is an event I will try to do very well on. We had a good result in Mexico even though we had some problems so hopefully we can continue our form into Rally Argentina which is a similar surface. We changed a few things around with the car in Mexico and it feels good on gravel so my plan will be to go flat out and see what we can do.
This can be a tough rally especially if it rains like last year because the surface can be very slippery. I am starting with a good road position on Friday and if it stays dry this will help a lot. I will try my best here and see if I can get some more drivers’ points."
Matthew Wilson: "Hopefully this year we will have a bit more luck in Argentina and a cleaner run after a fairly eventful rally last season. Not doing all the stages last year might put us at a slight advantage because I don’t have the knowledge like on other events. 2006, however, was a great year and is where I scored my first drivers’ point and WRC stage win.
It’s going to be a nice change to run in a warmer part of the year but like last year the weather is just so unpredictable you have to expect everything. I have always liked coming to Argentina and I’m looking forward to the rally next week and hopefully we’ll be able to score some more good points following on from Mexico."
Malcolm Wilson, team principal: "All three drivers in the Stobart team have strong links with this event and all have a fantastic opportunity to even better their previous best. The event is running warmer this year and will be more demanding on crews especially with high altitude stages like Mexico.
Henning returns to score manufacturer points in Argentina which will strengthen the team and Gigi has shown in the past what he can do here and his pace in Mexico was very promising before his retirement. Matthew has shown a good improvement this year and hopefully he will continue on with his form from Mexico and have another points finish here."
• Ford Focus RS WRC-Pilot Mikko Hirvonen peilt ersten Saisonsieg an
• Jungstar Jari-Matti Latvala will auch in Argentinien überraschen
Start frei zum Schotter-Tango in Argentinien: Bereits zum zweiten Mal innerhalb dieses Mon weiter >>
2008 Argentina Rally. Red Bull is now the main sponsor of the Citroen rally team!
- And for the first time Red Bull as main sponsor of the Citroen team including World Champion Sebastian Loeb!
- Team boss Baum weiter >>
After a day testing my Citroen C4 WRC (at Chateau Lastours in France), I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel for shakedown in Argentina. Every kilometre I do in the car – and I did another 100 in France – I feel more at home in the car. The day itself wasn’t actually aimed at Rally Argentina.
It was a rough gravel test for Sardinia, Greece and Turkey, so the C4 was r weiter >>
Rally Argentina FIA World Rally Championship, round 4/15
Welcome to: Rally Argentina
Next week’s Rally Argentina will be Conrad Rautenbach’s debut on the World Rally Championship’s only South American event. The Zimbabwean, and his British co-driver David Senior, arrive in Argentina on the back of a positive test with their Citroen C4 weiter >>
· 28e Rally Argentina (4/15) (27-30 mars)
· Surface : terre
· Où : Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba
· Infos pratiques : la monnaie locale est le Peso (Ars) : 10 Ars = 2,5 euros. L'Argentine est dans le fuseau horaire GMT -3. weiter >>
28e Rally Argentina (27-30 mars 2008)
Des ‘aficionados’ à l'accueil bouillant. Des speakers radio qui commentent, virage par virage, le passage des voitures. Des paysages à couper le souffle et des spéciales parmi les plus sélectives de l'année.
FIA World Rally Championship Rally Argentina, 28-30 March 2008
Round four of the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship kicks off next Friday as crews head to South America for Rally Argentina. The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team head into the e weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship Rally Argentina, 28-30 March 2008
Round four of the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship kicks off next week on home soil for the Munchi’s Ford World Rally Team. This will be the team’s second of 10 events for the seaso weiter >>
WM-Rallye Argentinien 2007
WM-Rallye Argentinien: Dritter Sieg in Folge für BFGoodrich-Partner Sébastien Loeb
Karlsruhe, 6. Mai 2007 - Die große Sébastien-Loeb-Show fand auch auf der anderen Seite des weiter >>
Rally Argentina 2007,
WRC & PWRC championship rounds
Red Bull Rallye Team Andreas Aigner (AUT)/Klaus Wicha (GER) – Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX: P7 in the PWRC, P17 overall
Early to rise was the competitors’ motto for the final day of Rally Argentina. In order to complet weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship
Rally Argentina, 6 May 2007
The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team have successfully reclaimed third spot from Subaru’s factory outfit in the Manufacturers’ championship after Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila and Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud both fini weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship Rally Argentina, 3-6 May 2007
It’s been a brilliant display from the Argentine Munchi’s Ford World Rally Team today after leg 2 dramas on the opening special stage yesterday spoiled hopes of a maiden championship point for the team.
Luis Perez Companc/Jose weiter >>
• Marcus Grönholm nach hartem Duell zweiter, Mikko Hirvonen dritter
• Vier Ford Focus RS WRC im Ziel unter den fünf Erstplatzierten
Mit 14 WM-Punkten als Ausbeute der WM-Rallye Argentinien hat BP Ford seinen Vorsprung in der Konstrukteurs-Wertung der Rallye-Weltmeisterschaft nach sech weiter >>
27e Rally Argentina (03-06 mai 2007)
Au terme de deux intenses journées de course, Sébastien Loeb et Daniel Elena imposent leur C4 WRC lors de la 27e édition du Rally Argentina. Sur la seconde Citroën, Dani Sordo et Marc Martí terminent l'épreuve Sud-Américaine à la 6e place.
Les "vraies" spéciales, qui attendaient les concurrents aujourd'hui, n'avaient rie weiter >>
Rally Argentina 2007, Leg 2 – SS18
WRC & PWRC championship round
Finally – rallying instead of waiting around on the 2nd leg A solid day for Aigner
The Red Bull Rallye Team of Andreas Aigner (AUT)/Klaus Wicha (GER) – Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX – in P7 in the PWRC after the 2nd leg.
The drivers got the logistic chaos of the first leg – all weiter >>
The organisers of Rally Argentina have changed the itinerary for Sunday’s third and final Leg of the event.
In an effort to ensure the requisite number of stage kilomtetres are completed to award the full points for a WRC event, the Mina Clavero – Giulio Cesare stage will be run twice, rather than once as originally planned.
Start times for the other stages duri weiter >>
ARGENTINA RALLY - WRC RALLYES
Stobart VK M-Sport Ford crews Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila and Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud have showed exceptional pace this afternoon finishing the 159.16 kilometers of competitive leg 2 distance in strong drivers’ and manufacturers’ point scoring positions.
Latvala leads the way in fourth while Solberg sits just 12.8 weiter >>
05 May 2007
Petter Solberg: "Not bad! It’s a good start, actually. It’s worked very well except for a spin on the second stage this morning (SS11). Afterwards I had to stop and turn the car around and that cost me quite a lot of time.
Apart from that we’ve had a good run, the last stage (SS14) was good but it’s a mystery why we weren’t quite so qu weiter >>
27e Rally Argentina (03-06 mai 2007)
Les deux Citroën C4 WRC de Dani Sordo/Marc Martí et Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena ont rejoint ce soir le parc d'assistance de Villa Carlos Paz classées aux 2e et 3e places après avoir uniquement disputé la super-spéciale de Buenos Aires hier et weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship Rally Argentina, 4 May 2007 Leg 1 Report
Latvala speeds to second on the slippery Super Special
Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team driver Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Miikka Anttila have battled the slippery conditions tonight, finishing the Cordoba Stadium Super Special stage in second position. Crews were welcomed by the weiter >>
Der sechste Lauf zur Rallye-Weltmeisterschaft in Argentinien hat mit einem organisatorischen und logistischen Chaos begonnen. Der Veranstalter und die Offiziellen der Rallye Argentinien sagten fast alle geplanten Entscheidungen am Freitag ab.
Der Beschluss wurde damit begründet, dass eines der Transport-Flugzeuge, das einen Teil der Teams von Buenos Aires nach Cordoba fl weiter >>
Bad weather after Thursday night’s Superspecial has had serious consequences for the organisers’ transport plan and led to the cancellation of seven of today's eight planned stages.
Problems began when one of the three aeroplanes carrying competitors and rally personnel to Cordoba was unable to land and was diverted back to Buenos Aires. In the circumstances Stewards canc weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship Rally Argentina, 3 May 2007
News Report after SS1
All three Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team crews have successfully completed the opening stage of the 2007 Rally Argentina under the watchful eye of tens of thousands of fans at the River Plate Stadium in the country’s capital, Buenos Aires, tonight.
Henning Solberg weiter >>
2007 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP - RALLY ARGENTINA
Pre-event FIA Press Conference 3 May 2007
Chris Atkinson - Subaru World Rally Team
Luis Perez Companc - Munchi’s Ford World Rally Team
Sébastien Loeb - Citroën Total World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen - BP-Ford World Rally Team
Gabriel P weiter >>
Mikko Hirvonen arrives to the Rally of Argentina with a clear aim in mind: to gain as much points as he can to get closer to Sébastien Loeb and Marcus Grönholm, the leaders of the World Championship.
"I’m so happy to be in Argentina again, this is a rally and a country that I really like. I hope I can be among the first five; this is race is faster than the one in Portuga weiter >>
Rally Argentina Stage Summaries with Phil Mills
SSS1 River Plate Stadium (2.40km)
The opening stage of this rally puts us in a novel situation, because it involves a 700km trip from the service park in Villa Carlos Paz to the impressive River Plate football weiter >>
This Thursday, May 3rd from 6.35 p.m the 27th edition of the Rally Argentina will start, this will be the sixth competition of the season of this FIA World Rally Championship. This time, the race will have a marvellous starting point, the River Plate Stadium as the setting for the 1st Super Special.
The "Monumental" awaits for the WRC
The River P weiter >>
Argentina 2007 - a special event for Phil and Petter
This weekend marks another milestone for Petter Solberg and Phil Mills, for it is their 100th WRC event in the colours of the Subaru World Rally Team.
Now one of the most long-established rally partnerships, Petter and Phil made their Subaru debut on Rallye de France-Tour de Corse back near th weiter >>
Sébastien Loeb (Citroën C4) got the best time of the Shakedown in the Rally Argentina 2007, competition that will officially start tomorrow at 6:35 p.m. in the River Plate Stadium, in Buenos Aires.
The French driver run 4.59 kilometer of the shakedown in 2m.27s.9/10. The shakedown took place between Vi weiter >>
Matthew Wilson gets to the Rally of Argentina full of expectations and with the idea to gain some points for the World Championship of Drivers. Besides, he is really enthusiasted with the show that is going to take place on May 3rd in the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, where the competition begins.
The British driver obtained a very good position last year in Córdo weiter >>
Marcus Grönholm is already in Villa Carlos Paz wainting for the Rally Argentina 2007 to start, which is going to begin on May 3rd in the River Plate Stadium of Buenos Aires and it will continue in Córdoba from May 4th to 6th.
The Finnish driver awaits his opportunity to be in the first posit weiter >>
* Le premier Rally Argentina s'est déroulé en 1980. En 2007, il fête sa 27e édition.
* Située à environ 700 km au nord-ouest de la capitale Buenos Aires, Villa Carlos Paz accueille de nouveau l'épreuve. La ville est installée à sur la rive sud du lac San Roque, à 35 km à l'ouest de Córdoba la deuxième ville du pays.
* Le parc d'assistance est situé à Villa Carlos weiter >>
Après les 1ere et 3e places obtenues au Portugal, vous voilà relancés dans les deux Championnats…
« Dans le déroulement du rallye du Portugal, il faut distinguer deux choses. Tout d'abord, Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena et l'équipe Citroën Sport on weiter >>