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EVANS POWERS TO FOURTH ON MEXICAN DEBUT

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EVANS POWERS TO FOURTH ON MEXICAN DEBUT

2012 Rally Mexico

8 March 2014

There were mixed fortunes for M-Sport’s Elfyn Evans and Mikko Hirvonen as Rally Mexico embarked on the first full day of competition today. Evans’ measured approach paid dividends as the rookie finished the day in an impressive fourth place. Unfortunately, there was disappointment for his team mate. Having been in the fight for the lead, Hirvonen was forced to retire with an electrical issue on SS8.

Following yesterday’s opening super special, the rally resumed with ten gravel tests in the mountains north of Guanajuato. Making the most of their development year, Evans and co-driver Daniel Barritt had the better of the tricky Mexican stages. Whereas others faltered, Evans kept his Ford Fiesta RS WRC well clear of the potential dangers.

Adopting a measured approach on what is his first encounter of the high-altitude speed tests, the Welshman improved his technique, and with it his speed. Learning how to best adapt to the unfamiliar conditions, the 25-year-old propelled himself into the top-five – within touching distance of the podium and with the potential for further gains as the event continues.

In the sister Fiesta RS WRC, Hirvonen looked at one behind the wheel. Straight on the pace, the Finn set a string of consistently competitive times over the morning loop to keep the rally lead well within his grasp.

Embarking on the second pass, he and co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen looked set to challenge further. Having made some positive set-up changes, the Finns had the better of their nearest rivals – reducing the gap between them and second place to just five seconds. Unfortunately it was not to be and after reporting a high temperature on the IDU (injector driver unit), their day came to an end midway through the second pass of ‘Las Minas’ (SS8).
Although Hirvonen now finds himself in a distant 12th position, he has proved that he is more than capable of challenging for rally wins. With more than 250 competitive kilometres left to run, there is still all to play for and the determined Finn will be looking to climb the leader-board when he resumes under Rally 2 regulations tomorrow.

Elfyn Evans (4th) said:

“It’s been a better afternoon in terms of speed, but there is still work to be done in some areas. The good thing is that we know what we need to work on for the rest of the rally – whilst hopefully not taking too many risks and keeping this position.

“I admit that I hadn’t really looked at any times so it is a bit of a surprise to find myself in fourth position! That said, I don’t think we need to take too much notice of that. For us, it is just a case of concentrating on the job that we need to do tomorrow.”

Mikko Hirvonen (12th) said:

“We were having a really good rally so it is really disappointing that today had to end the way that it did. We had made some changes to the set-up in service and I was very happy with the handling of the car – I think you can see that from the times we were setting as we were beginning to really close in on second place. Unfortunately, it was not to be. We had a high temperature reading on the IDU [injector driver unit] before SS8, and that was where our day came to an end. Tomorrow is another day so we just have to see what that brings.”

Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“It was great to see Mikko [Hirvonen] fighting for the lead, so it is obviously very disappointing that the day ended the way that it did for him. He was putting in a really strong performance and it’s a real shame for the whole team.

“We’ve seen a really solid drive from Elfyn [Evans] and he’s ended the day in a really positive position. Hopefully he can maintain the same pace he has shown today and stay clear of trouble on what will be a very difficult day tomorrow.”

A DAY OF HIGHS AND LOWS FOR KUBICA IN MEXICO

2012 Rally Mexico

RK M-Sport World Rally Team’s Robert Kubica witnessed a day of highs and lows today as Rally Mexico resumed in the hills north of Guanajuato. Despite running as high as fourth overall, a roll on the penultimate super special put paid to his efforts – relegating the popular Pole to ninth position.

A challenging event for any newcomer, Rally Mexico’s technical stages may appear smooth and hazard-free, but the gravel tracks hide a number of perils. Making it through all but two of the stages unscathed, the Pole was on course for a fantastic result on what is his first long-haul event and only his third rally behind the wheel of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

The day did not start without its dramas – the high temperatures resulting in a gearshift issue through the first pass of ‘El Chocolate’. Having to change gear manually, the 44.03 kilometre stage became a real test. Having to keep one hand on the gear-lever at all times, his sixth fastest time was an impressive feat and testament to both his physical and mental strength.

With the M-Sport team rectifying the issue for the afternoon loop, Kubica was free to up his pace without restraint. Growing in confidence, the Formula One race winner was on course for an impressive fourth place – challenging the front-runners with a string of competitive times including a third fastest time through the second pass of ‘Parque Gto Bicentenario’ (SS9).
Unfortunately, the final drama was yet to come and Kubica’s hard work was to be undone through the final super specials. Clipping a concrete bollard in SS10, his Fiesta was forced into a roll, and its driver ultimately forced to accept Rally 2 regulations for the remainder of the rally.

Yet with more than 60 per cent of the event left to run, there remains all to play for and Kubica will come back strongly – determined to make the most of another new challenge.

Robert Kubica (9th) said:

“I was really happy with our driving and we were on course for a really strong result so it is very disappointing that the day had to finish the way that it did.

“We weren’t taking any big risks. We had found a rhythm that we were comfortable with and the plan was to continue like that. We were learning a lot and improving the pace, so it is really disappointing that the day ended as it did.

“Of course there is still a long way to go. Our goal is to gain as much knowledge and experience as we can, and that is what we shall continue to do tomorrow.”

Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“Up until the final couple of stages, we saw a really strong performance from Robert [Kubica]. It was hugely disappointing for him that the day had to end the way that it did, as he was on course for what would have been a fantastic result on his first visit to Mexico.”

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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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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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