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LÓPEZ STARTS THE SEASON ON POLE!

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LÓPEZ STARTS THE SEASON ON POLE!

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12 April 2014

MARRAKECH – QUALIFYING

After clocking the best time of the three free practice sessions, the Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs also dominated the top places in qualifying. At the Moulay El Hassan circuit in Marrakech, Argentinian driver José-María López gave Citroën Racing its first pole position in FIA WTCC.

Not to be outdone by his teammates, Sébastien Loeb is already putting in some astonishing performances. The nine-time World Rally Champion recorded the second best time. Yvan Muller will start from fourth on the grid.

Before getting to qualifying, the World Touring Car Championship drivers had three sessions of free practice to prepare. On Friday afternoon, Yvan Muller was the quickest, ahead of José-María López and Sébastien Loeb.

On Saturday, Sébastien Loeb caused a sensation by setting the fastest time in the first session. Pechito Lopez only completed five laps before a run-in with a rumble strip damaged the transmission of his Citroën C-Elysée WTCC. By the end of the morning, the Argentine was reassured, after clocking the second-fastest time in the final free practice session, just 63 thousandths of a second behind Yvan Muller.

At 2 p.m., as the temperature climbed above 30°C, the competitors set off for their first qualifying session. In their very first run, the Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs put in performances good enough to earn them a place in the top 12. Q2 followed much the same script, allowing all three Citroën cars to line up for Q3.

The first of the Citroën drivers to take to the track for his single flying lap was Yvan Muller. He drove aggressively, but cut across the first chicane on the long back straight. Two minutes later, José-María López pushed just as hard and outdid his teammate with a time of 1’43’’730. After recording the best performance in Q2, Sébastien Loeb was the last to take his chance. Despite being faster than Pechito over the first two sectors, the man from Alsace fell 115 thousandths of a second short of pole position.

At the end of the session, the officials cancelled Yvan Muller’s time and demoted him to fourth position. Lopez and Loeb will therefore share the front row of the grid for race 1. With the grid reversed for the second race, the Citroën drivers will start from 7th (Muller), 9th (Loeb) and 10th (Lopez) places.

WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY

Yves Matton, Team Principal, Citroën Racing: “Above all, I want to thank the whole team for the work they have done to prepare for this new chapter in the history of Citroën Racing. There was a lot of pressure on us and we were impatient to get to this first meeting to see how our performance ranked against the competition. We have made a good start, but we’re already thinking about tomorrow. Obviously, we’ll be aiming for victory, but I’m not forgetting that we are inexperienced with rolling starts. On a street circuit, lined with concrete walls, we cannot take anything for granted. Humility will always be the watchword for our team.”

José-María López: “I’m proud to have earned this first pole position for Citroën and I want to thank everybody for the effort they’ve put in over the last few weeks. This circuit is really difficult. This morning, even without going flat out, I went over a rumble strip and did a bit of damage to the car. I knew my result in qualifying would depend on how many risks I took, particularly in the third sector, where I was a little bit slower in Q1 and Q2. It was there that I really pushed to improve my time. It wasn’t easy to know how hard I could push, particularly as the track was new to me. I want to savour this moment before thinking about tomorrow. We’ve got two 14-lap races. A lot of things can happen, particularly with the reverse grid for the second race.”

Sébastien Loeb: “After clocking the best time in Q2, I definitely went into Q3 with pole position as my goal. We tried everything to go for pole, but I wasn’t the quickest out there today. All the same, I’m satisfied to be within a tenth of a second of my teammates. I couldn’t wait for my first WTCC race! We now know that the Citroën C-Elysée WTCC is quick, and all three of us are at the front of the grid, so it’s a really positive result for the team. ”

Yvan Muller: “On my Q3 lap, I made a mistake on corner n°9. I braked too hard, the front wheels locked and I skidded. I went over the other side of the rumble strip, so it was only fair that my time was cancelled. It wasn’t what I was hoping for, but I’m not disappointed either. Last year I didn’t do well in qualifying here either and it didn’t stop me finishing the year as World Champion!”

RESULTS – QUALIFYING

1. José-María López (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC): 1’43’’730
2. Sébastien Loeb (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC): 1’43’’748
3. Tom Chilton (Chevrolet Cruze WTCC): 1’44’’864
4. Yvan Muller (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC) – no time
5. Dusan Borkovic (Chevrolet Cruze WTCC) – no time

6. René Munnich (Chevrolet Cruze WTCC): 1’45’’541
7. Tiago Monteiro (Honda Civic WTCC): 1’45’’891
8. Nobert Michelisz (Honda Civic WTCC): 1’46’’165
9. Mehdi Bennani (Honda Civic WTCC): 1’46’’227
10. Tom Coronel (Chevrolet Cruze WTCC): 1’46’’331

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Rally Report Magazine Argentina 14 años

AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 SEALS 14TH QATAR 🇶🇦 RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 🇩🇪

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AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 SEALS 14TH QATAR 🇶🇦 RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 🇩🇪 

 

 

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LUSAIL (Qatar): Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah cruised through the final six gravel special stages of the Manateq Qatar International Rally to seal a convincing victory on Saturday.

A record-breaking 14th victory in his home event also marked a remarkable 70th MERC victory in the 211-event history of the FIA Middle East Rally Championships since 1984. His French co-driver Matthieu Baumel duly claimed his third win in Qatar and a career 18th in the MERC.

The success also marked the first outright FIA championship rally win for Volkswagen’s Polo GTI R5 that made its debut at the WRC in Spain last October and claimed WRC 2 success in Sweden in February with Norwegian driver Ole Christian Veiby. Customer Polos have already won national events in Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Latvia this year

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RALLY MUNDIAL 2015: RALLY REPORT MAGAZINE ARGENTINA OBSERVA SU EDICIÓN 124 Y LLEGA A 11.000 MIL SEGUIDORES EN LA FANPAGE DE SU EDITOR

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Mucho trabajo, preparativos para el armado de la edición 124 de nuestra publicación RRM Argentina y además muy felices con la estupenda aceptación de miles de seguidores en nuestras fanpages en las redes sociales.  Mucho agradecimiento y confianza para seguir por más en todos los aspectos de la información en la actividad a nivel nacional e internacional.

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4 de Febrero 2015

Hola Amigos & fans, les quiero agradecer profundamente su seguimiento diario, mediante mis informes, fotos, links de mis fanpages de trabajo, de teams, drivers, videos y todo lo relacionado con la actividad que nos apasiona, y nos une en cada jornada, el RALLY, en especial el WRC. Llegamos juntos a 11.000 friends que comparten esta pasión, y labor junto a mí.

Los quiero mucho, un fuerte abrazo y vámos por más.
Les entrego esta emocionante foto de uno de mis autos favoritos, diría de leyenda el Subaru Impreza WRC 555 que tripulaban en el Rally de Cataluña en España 2002, el vikingo noruego Petter Solberg y su navegante galés Phil Mills junto a la histórica empresa británica Prodrive, bajo el apoyo económico desde Mitaka en Tokio en Japón by STI.

A menos de 10 días del Rally blanco de Suecia, con mucha expectativa para volver a ver a los mejores exponentes del WRC en los caminos forestales nórdicos, les dejamos una foto recordatoria de la edición 1995 con el Impreza 555 de Grupo A que intervinieron en esa instancia en el equipo azul de Prodrive, el español Carlos Sainz, el recordado escocés Colin McRae y el local Mat Jonsson.

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Hello Friends & fans, thank you deeply I want their daily tracking, by my reports, photos, links of my fanpages work, teams, drivers, videos and everything related to the activity that we love, and unites us in every day, RALLY, especially the WRC. We came together to 11,000 friends who share this passion, and work with me.

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MANRICO MARTELLA & MIQUEL LISO, SE JUNTARON EN LA PREVIA DEL RALLYRACC-CATALUNYA-COSTA DAURADA-ESPAÑA WRC 2014

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Los dos eximios fotógrafos se reunieron en Salou, para revivir su historia en el WRC, preparando todo para la cobertura de la 50 edición del Rally mixto catalán.

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22 de Octubre 2014

Dos grandes amigos y fotógrafos de la historia en el WRC, un italiano, Manrico Martella & Miquel Liso., un español que ha dado todo por el Rally en la década de los años 90. Hoy con dos trabajos diferentes, Manri con la labor a tiempo completo en el Rally Mondiale e Miquel con su talento innovador en las fotografías en la fórmula 1.
También con sus nuevos libros, que remiten la mítica leyenda de la Lancia Delta Hf Integrale & el anuario de la máxima categoría del automóvilismo internacional, la F1.
Esperando el Rally RACC Catalunya – Rally de España se encontraron en Salou para conversar de las vivencias del pasado y actuales que tienen hoy en día en el Motorsport en el plano global ambos con su esencia de buenas personas y con gran capacidad de lavoro, tomando las mejores imagénes de la actividad en el deporte del motor.
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