Monte Carlo Rally (MC), Saturday 26 January, day three (SS9-SS14)
On its very first event, the Suzuki SX4 WRC of P-G Andersson has finished the third day of the Monte Carlo Rally in a provisional points-scoring place. The cars have set quick times in the top eight all day, including a brilliant fi weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship Rallye Monte-Carlo, 26 January 2008 Day 3
Day three of Rallye Monte-Carlo has proved to be another top one for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team with both its nominated point scoring drivers inside the top-six overall.
François Duval/Eddy Chevailler are weiter >>
Mit der 76. Auflage der Rallye Monte Carlo startet die Rallye-Weltmeisterschaft an diesem Wochenende in die neue Saison.
n-tv ist bei der Entscheidung live dabei und überträgt am Sonntag ab 15 Uhr exklusiv die letzte Wertungsprüfung der Rallye aus Monaco. Kommentator des Renngeschehens ist Norman Adelhütte, Felix Görner moderiert.
Das unvorhersehbare Wetter in de weiter >>
Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala has retired from the third day of Rallye Monte Carlo after his car’s suspension was damaged on SS12.
The Finn stopped near the middle of 19km stage to change what he thought was a broken front-left wheel. But it turned out that the front-left track control arm of his Ford Focus RS WRC was broken, meaning he could go no further.
Latvala weiter >>
26 January 2008
Impreza No. 5 Petter Solberg: "Today has been pretty good for us again and we are in a good position. The roads are very slippery today and there was a bit of ice in the first stage. It’s easy to make a mistake so we didn’t take any u weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship Rallye Monte-Carlo, 25 January 2008 Day 2
photo Willy Weyens
Both nominated point scoring drivers have continued day 2 of Rallye Monte-Carlo in a positive manor by retaining their overnight positions to give the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team a strong ove weiter >>
Khalid al Qassimi of the BP-Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team has retired from day two of the rally after an accident on SS6.
Al Qassimi’s Ford Focus slid wide on the last right-hand corner of the 29km test and hit a bank. Both Al Qassimi and his co-driver Michael Orr were uninjured but their car sustained suspension damage and couldn’t be driven any further.
His weiter >>
Monte Carlo Rally (MC), Thursday 24 January, day one (SS1-SS2)
Suzukis finish day one safely as the World Rally adventure begins
Suzuki’s first full season of the World Rally Championship got underway with the two SX4 WRCs of Toni Gardemeister and P-G Andersson crossing the start ra weiter >>
Car number 5 Petter Solberg: "I am quite happy today, it's going ok. We lost some time yesterday in the first stage, but this morning we have had some good runs and no problems, and we keep pushing so we will see. We’re all doing what we can with the current car, and it’s not going badly at the moment. weiter >>
Pirelli’s control tyre has emerged from its first major test with flying colours on this morning’s loop of three dry Monte Carlo stages.
Running in the cooler night time conditions, Thursday evening’s tests were felt unrepresentative of the performance of the PZero, but when the cars arrived back in Valence after stage five - the tyres drew universal praise.
Ford weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship Rallye Monte-Carlo, 24 January 2008 Day 1
The 2008 FIA World Rally Championship launched into full flight this evening as crews set off to tackle the opening day of the traditional season-opener, Rallye Monte-Carlo. By the end of the evening the Stobart VK M-Sport Fo weiter >>
Spaniard Dani Sordo has fired a warning shot across the bows of his Citroen team mate defending world champion Sebastien Loeb with fastest time at this morning’s Rallye Monte Carlo shakedown.
Sordo’s fastest time - 2m25.0s - came on his final run at the 5.03km test in Vernoux en Vivarais. Loeb’s best effor weiter >>
Rally Monte Carlo 2008 stage summaries Day four: Sunday 27 January
SS15/SS17: La Bollene Vesubie - Moulinet.
After the overnight move to Monaco, the final day starts with the legendary Col du Turini. The first 10km are uphill on a nice and flowing road, but the closer the top you get, the more snow and weiter >>
Rally Monte Carlo 2008 stage summaries Day three: Saturday 26 January
SS9/SS12: Labatie-d'Andaure - Lalouvesc.
The sun rises at about eight o'clock, so on Saturday morning the first cars will start this one in darkness. The route starts out nice and flowing, and because of the rough nature of weiter >>
Rally Monte Carlo 2008 stage summaries Day two: Friday 25 January
SS3/SS6: St Pierreville - Col de la Fayolle.
This is the first stage of day two, and has been shortened since last year. It's fast, narrow and quite technical for about the first 15km, and there seems to be a lot goin weiter >>
The 2008 FIA World Rally Championship season was officially launched on Sunday night at a reception in Monaco. The event was attended by a host of WRC drivers, representatives from teams and manufacturers, and key figures from motorsport governing body, the FIA.
The reception took place at the prestigious headquarters of the Automobile Club de Monaco, host of the opening weiter >>
Rally Monte Carlo 2008 stage summaries Day one: Thursday 24 January
SS1: Saint Jean-en-Royans - Col de la Chau.
The first stage of every rally is difficult - and that's especially true of the very first stage of a new year - but this one is extra special because we'll be driving it in the dark! It's gene weiter >>
Estonian driver Urmo Aava is to compete on 10 rallies in the 2008 world rally championship at the wheel of a Citroen C4 World Rally Car.
At a presentation today in Tallinn, it was confirmed that Aava will start the programme on Rally Sweden, in a team supported by engineers from Citroen Sport Technologies.
The events which will not feature in his programme are M weiter >>
Thursday 24 January: Day 1 Valence - Valence
Start Valence 17.30
SS1 St Jean en Royans - Col de La Chau 28.12km 18.46
SS2 La Cime du Mas - Col de Gaudissart 17.58km 19.36
Serv A Valence (45 mins) 21.01
Friday 25 January: Day 2 Valence - Valence
Serv B Valence (15 mins) 06.50
SS3 St Pierrev weiter >>
For the first time, the Suzuki World Rally Team will run two cars, as it will over the rest of the season. The 32 year-old Toni Gardemeister starts his ninth Monte Carlo Rally this year, and it is one of his favourite events. The Finn was on the podium as recently as 2006, and he has finished in the points on weiter >>
76th Monte Carlo Rally (MC), January 24-27 2008
Following two test events in Corsica and Great Britain last year, the Suzuki World Rally Team now embarks on its first full season of world rallying with two new drivers: Toni Gardemeister from Finland and Per-Gunnar Andersson from Sweden, the weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team
Newly named Stobart VK M-Sport Ford driver Gigi Galli has announced his 2008 charitable aspirations by auctioning the naming rights to his Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC07 for each individual round of the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship.
For decades the Eddie Stobart transport company has upheld a weiter >>
There are many changes in this 76th edition of the RAMC.
The departments of Drome and Ardeche will again receive competitors for the Rally, as in 2007, and Valence will be the central hub of the Rally for a week. But the Alpes Maritimes has not been forgotten, with the entire 4th leg returning to the famous Turini run, to be raced twice on Sunday 27th January.
- Rallye Monte Carlo Preview
Rallye Monte Carlo heralds the return of the World Rally Championship with one of the most unpredictable events of the year. In its 76th running, this four day rally is a notoriously tricky combination of snow, ice and demanding weiter >>
Rallye Monte Carlo 2008 Official Website http://www.acm.mc
Rallye Monte Carlo is the oldest and most prestigious event on the World Rally Championship calendar, and typically starts each new season. With an underlying culture of motorsport, there will be hoards of fans lining the stages to welcome the new rallying year. The rally ac weiter >>
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• Werksfahrer-Debüt für Jari-Matti Latvala bei Rallye Monte Carlo
Nur 53 Tage nach dem Ende der vorigen Saison geht dieRallye-Weltmeisterschaft in die erste Runde des neuen Jahres. Schauplatz des Saisonauftakts ist wie so oft weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship Rallye Monte-Carlo, 24-27 January 2008
New crews, new colours and a new challenge for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team as they head to Rallye Monte-Carlo for the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship’s season opener.
This becomes the third season in w weiter >>