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M-SPORT MAKES IT TO MONACO

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M-SPORT MAKES IT TO MONACO

2012 Rally Mexico

17 January 2014

Rallye Monte-Carlo never fails to offer a challenge, and as the M-Sport World Rally Team made their way from the Alpine town of Gap to the glamorous principality of Monte-Carlo, it would seem that today would be no different. Keeping their Ford Fiesta RS WRC’s well out of trouble, Elfyn Evans and Mikko Hirvonen made it to Monaco with all to play for in sixth and seventh places respectively.

Consistency was the name of the game for Evans and co-driver Daniel Barritt. Taking a sensible approach given their unfamiliarity of the stages, the British duo had their wits about them. Regularly posting top-ten times to rival some of their more experienced adversaries, the pairing were amongst the day’s most reliable contenders.

Where others faltered in the treacherous conditions, Evans kept his head: knowing that experience of Monte’s specialist stages could make all the difference in years to come. With his Fiesta firmly planted to the black-top stages, the youngster did exactly what was asked of him, and more by setting an impressive fourth fastest time through the final stage of the day – ‘Clumanc -Lambruisse’ (SS11).

For Hirvonen and co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen, their transition back to the proven Fiesta was far from easy. Having no previous experience of M-Sport’s up-dated challenger in such difficult conditions, the Finns aired on the side of caution.

Compromised tyre choices often meant that he had a less than favourable set-up for the rain-soaked stages, but the Finn is well aware that the phrase ‘to finish highly, first you have to finish’ is perhaps best suited to the FIA World Rally Championship’s (WRC) traditional opener.

Hirvonen has a wealth of Monte experience under his belt, and as he gets back to grips with his former machinery, will be keen to avoid the pitfalls and gain positions over tomorrow’s legendary ‘Col du Turini.’
Elfyn Evans (6th) said:

“The last stage [SS11] was good, but overall the day has just been about conserving what we have and making sure we get the car to the end. This is a fantastic opportunity for me and the knowledge we’ve gained so far is pretty invaluable. I don’t think you could experience conditions like this anywhere else, and now we just need to ensure that we make the most of it.”

Mikko Hirvonen (7th) said:

“It’s been tricky. There are so many things about the car and about the set-up that you need to know for Tarmac. Now that I get more mileage, I am started to understand what I need to change to make it more comfortable for me to drive.

“It’s not easy and, driving with a compromised tyre choice all the time, it’s tough. We have to be happy that we are here. I think everyone knows that Monte is never over until it’s over and there are still some very difficult stages to come tomorrow. We just need to wait and see what happens.”

Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“We know from the top of the field that the [Ford] Fiesta [RS WRC] is a competitive package, but both Elfyn [Evans] and Mikko [Hirvonen] have rightly decided to take a cautious approach. It’s important for them both to get the mileage and make it to the end of the event with some points on the board.”

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A spin through the second pass of ‘Vitrolles – Faye’ (SS9) may have cost Bryan Bouffier the lead of the rally, but the Frenchman is still on course for a fantastic result. Currently holding second place behind the wheel of their M-Sport run Ford Fiesta RS WRC, he and co-driver Xavier Panseri were never far from the top of the time sheets. With all to play for, Bouffier goes into tomorrow’s final leg with less than a minute separating him from the top step of the podium.

Bryan Bouffier (2nd) said:

“I am really pleased with the way our rally has gone. Considering the conditions and the spin that we had [on SS9] we have to be happy to still be here in such a strong position.

“Looking at where we are now, I think it would be interesting to see some snow tomorrow. The [Day 3] stages are very narrow and when you complicate them with an added challenge like that, anything can happen. We have already seen how positions can change. But overall, our target will be to maintain this position – not to do anything stupid, and to get to the end of the rally with a good result.”

M-Sport Managing Director, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“Bryan [Bouffier] has had another great day. I think it’s fair to say that we were maybe a little ambitious with the tyre choice this afternoon as the conditions were a lot worse than we had expected, but there were a lot of moments for a lot of drivers out there.

“Sadly, Bryan’s cost him the lead, but he remains in a really strong position. Looking at his times from today, we know what he is capable of. But perhaps more importantly, we all know that anything can happen on ‘Col de Turini.’ It’s certainly all to play for.”

KUBICA PROVES PACE, BUT MONTE BITES BACK

2012 Rally Mexico

Encompassing some of the world’s most challenging and unpredictable conditions, Rallye Monte-Carlo is renowned as one of the FIA World Rally Championship’s (WRC) most difficult events. Unfortunately the RK M-Sport World Rally Team pairing of Robert Kubica and Maciej Szczepaniak will take no further part having fallen foul of the rally’s unforgiving nature through the second pass of ‘Vitrolles – Faye’ (SS9)

The Polish driver had a sensational start to his ‘Monte’ debut with the Cumbrian outfit. Surpassing all expectations, the Formula One race winner claimed an early lead – fastest times on the opening two speed tests amassing a 36.8 second advantage over reigning champion Sebastien Ogier. Despite losing time with an unfavourable tyre choice for the snow-covered descent at the end of SS3, he regrouped brilliantly – holding third place come the end of Day 1.
Gaining a wealth of experience, the Pole continued to impress throughout today’s opening stages. Matching the times of the front runners, Kubica consolidated his position and had become a firm favourite for the podium.

But as the ‘Monte’ bit back, it was not to be. Caught out under braking on what was a rain-soaked first stage after service (SS9), the Pole collided with a bridge 32 kilometres from the start line. With his Ford Fiesta RS WRC stricken down a steep embankment, there was no hope of rejoining the stage and his maiden outing with the M-Sport team came to an untimely end.

With no Rally 2 regulations, Kubica will not restart as the rally ventures south to Monte-Carlo this evening. That said, the popular Pole has gained a wealth of experience and clearly demonstrated that both he and the Fiesta have the pace to challenge at the top of the field.

Robert Kubica (DNF) said:

“There was a sudden change of grip. We knew to be cautious because we had it marked in our pacenotes from the ice note crew, but unfortunately I misjudged how big the change would be. Just before [the incident] the grip was really good, but there was also a lot of mud on the stage. We went into the corner, the front went straight, we hit a bridge and unfortunately that was the end of our rally.”

Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“I can understand how Robert [Kubica] feels tonight. Having spoken with him, he is hugely disappointed and feels as though he has let the team down, but that is certainly not the case. We are absolutely delighted with his performance and the entire team is now 100 per cent behind him.”

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

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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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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