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M-SPORT’S FAITH REWARDED AS EVANS EXCELS ON MONTE DEBUT

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M-SPORT’S FAITH REWARDED AS EVANS EXCELS ON MONTE DEBUT

2012 Rally Mexico

16 January 2014

Tyre strategy can make all the difference at Rallye Monte-Carlo and the M-Sport World Rally Team had their wits about them when making their selection for the first day of competition. Thanks to the correct tyre choice through the morning loop, Monte debutant Elfyn Evans holds an impressive sixth place at the end of Day 1.

In one of the most dramatic openers to an FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season, Evans and co-driver Daniel Barritt got their Monte debut off to a sensational start. Thoroughly enjoying the challenges thrown up by the mountainous stages, the pairing kept their heads in what were treacherously difficult conditions. Having had the better of a number of their more experienced rivals, Evans and Barritt came into their own through the first pass of ‘Monteauban sur l’Ouveze – Laborel’ (SS3).

Opting for a cross configuration of Michelin’s supersoft Pilot Sport and non-studded Pilot Alpin tyres for their Ford Fiesta RS WRC, the pairing set the stage alight. Posting the second fastest time – just 0.5 seconds adrift of a first WRC stage win – Evans was propelled up the leader board. With a time over a minute quicker than reigning champion Sebastien Ogier, the youngster occupied fifth place overall.

Keeping his feet firmly on the ground, Evans conserved his pace through the afternoon loop. Despite slipping back to sixth, the Welshman is on course for a fantastic result on what is a daunting first venture to this notoriously difficult event.

Unfortunately, there was less good fortune for Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen as the pairing had to contend with slick tyres through the morning’s slippery conditions. They were not the only ones to be caught out by the unpredictable snow fall, and despite being disadvantaged running fourth on the road, the duo kept their Fiesta RS WRC planted to the black-top roads.

With his Fiesta clad with snow tyres for the afternoon loop, Hirvonen made ground – climbing from 13th to eighth place overall. As a past Monte winner, the Finn has extensive knowledge of the event’s challenging conditions. Opting for a cautious approach as they get back to grips with the Fiesta’s characteristics, their strategy could yet pay dividends with a further two days of gruelling competition and unpredictable forecasts to come.

Elfyn Evans (6th) said:

“I think it’s fair to say that I didn’t expect to be sitting in sixth place at the end of Day 1, or to have been just 0.5 seconds off a fastest stage time. If someone had told me that before the event, I would have certainly taken it!

“The tyre choice that we made with the team this morning was essential to where we are now. We had a steady run this afternoon – just to gain as much experience as possible – and we’ve found ourselves in a reasonably strong position over night. Now, we just need to be sensible and keep it together for the remainder of the event.”

Mikko Hirvonen (8th) said:

“We felt a bit more comfortable this afternoon, but we didn’t do so much testing in these sorts of conditions so it is really difficult to find the confidence. But it’s getting better and that is a very good thing.

“Obviously there is still a long way to go, but let’s see what we can do. I hope that we can continue to show the pace that we had in the last stage and try to catch the boys in front. The gaps are pretty big now, but this is Monte-Carlo and we’ve already seen what can happen!”

Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“Mikko [Hirvonen] has had a difficult first day back in the Fiesta, but it all started to come together on the last stage – quickest of all the Fiesta drivers. He’s certainly in a position to make up places and as we all know, anything can happen.

“As for Elfyn [Evans], it’s been a great first day. He‘s been very sensible and done exactly what he needed to do. He made a really good tyre choice this morning, but more than anything, I have been really impressed by the way he has kept his head in what is probably one of the most difficult ‘Montes’ for the past few years.

“This is such a prestigious rally, and it is great to see that there are five M-Sport designed and manufactured Fiestas in the overall top-ten!”

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Bryan Bouffier currently leads Rallye Monte-Carlo behind the wheel of an M-Sport run Ford Fiesta RS WRC. The Frenchmen was another driver to benefit from the optimum tyre choice through the first pass of ‘Monteauban sur l’Ouveze – Laborel’ (SS3). Cladding their Fiesta with a cross configuration of Michelin’s supersoft Pilot Sport and non-studded Pilot Alpin tyres, Bouffier and co-driver Xavier Panseri claimed the lead through SS3’s treacherous offerings and held position for the reminder of the day. With five stages to run en-route to Monaco tomorrow, the former ‘Monte’ winner goes into Day 2 with a 38.8 second lead.

Bryan Bouffier (1st) said:

“It is fantastic for me to be here – competing with the world’s best and in a really good position at the end of the first day. The conditions have been really difficult, so to come out on top – here at Monte-Carlo – it’s a very good feeling. Although I have to say that I am lucky to be here! On the first corner of the first stage we hit a bridge and I thought that our race was over. Thankfully, the Fiesta is very strong, so thanks to her!

“Of course this will not be an easy position to hold on to as we know that anything can happen. We need to keep concentrated and be aware of the conditions. We’ll just try to keep the same pace, and see what happens tomorrow.”

Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“Bryan [Bouffier] has done a great job today and we are obviously very happy to see one of our privateer drivers leading the rally. He has used all of his past ‘Monte’ experience to great effect – a really mature drive with some excellent tyre selections. It will be difficult to hold onto the lead, but anything can happen and he is in a fantastic position going forward.”

KUBICA SHOWS HIS CLASS ON MONTE DEBUT*

It would be difficult to find a more daunting debut with a new team and a new car than Rallye Monte-Carlo, but that didn’t stand in the way of Robert Kubica on the event’s first day of competition. Having led the rally in its early phases, the Polish driver currently holds third place behind the wheel of his RK M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC – an incredible achievement given the challenging nature of his maiden outing with the M-Sport team.

Kubica and co-driver Maciej Szczepaniak were the ones to beat over the opening stages – two fastest times propelling them into a 36.8 second lead over reigning champion Sebastien Ogier. Unfortunately, the duo fell foul to the same fate as a number of crews through the first pass of ‘Monteauban sur l’Ouveze – Laborel’ (SS3) – caught-out by the unpredictable forecasts and sudden snow fall.

Cladding his Ford Fiesta RS WRC with Michelin’s supersoft Pilot Sport tyre, the Formula One race winner had to contend with a snow-covered eight kilometre decent through the morning’s third stage – losing over a minute to those on the optimum tyre and dropping him to fourth place overall.
Regrouping brilliantly, Kubica was back on the pace through the afternoon loop. Setting a string of competitive stage times, he and Szczepaniak climbed back into a podium position, just 40 seconds shy of the lead.

With two days of rallying left to run and more treacherous weather bands on the horizon, there is still all to play for. The Polish driver has certainly shown his class through today’s difficult stages and will be a firm favourite for a top result as the event continues.

Robert Kubica (3rd) said:

“I’m pretty pleased with our performance today. At the beginning of the year I set myself a target to win at least one stage throughout the season, and I have already achieved that in the first two! We still have a lot to learn and there is a long way to go in this event, but I think we have had a good day.

“Of course when you are leading after two stages and then get caught-out by a lot of snow in the next, it’s always painful, but I also have to be realistic. If someone had told me before the event that I would be in this position, I would have taken it straight away. It could have been better, but honestly I think we have to be very satisfied with the job we have done today.

“I nearly opted for spare snow tyres this morning, but when we didn’t expect snow – like a lot of other drivers – I thought that there was no reason [to do so]. Unfortunately for us, it turns out that there was a reason!

“Tomorrow will be another tough day with some really long stages – maybe the toughest day of the event – so I hope that we can keep up our good form and make it down to Monaco with no problems and all four wheels still on the car.”

Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“It was an absolutely spectacular performance by Robert [Kubica] through the first two stages. Considering that a number of drivers were on the same super soft tyres, his lead of over half a minute was fantastic to see.

“However the thing that impressed me most was the way in which he managed to come to terms with the fact that he was inevitably going to lose time through the third stage. He knew the reason for it, he kept calm, and he made it through unscathed.

“He took a really sensible approach through the afternoon – consolidating his position – and now he’s in a really strong position going into the final two days.”

*Kubica officially started Rallye Monte-Carlo in 2010, but a technical issue meant that he did not make the start of the first stage.

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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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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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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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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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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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