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MADS ØSTBERG RECORDS HIS BEST RESULT WITH CITROËN!

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Mads Østberg records his best result with Citroën!

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9 June 2014

With two third-place finishes already secured in Sweden and Portugal, Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson went one better in Sardinia as they ended the rally as runners-up.
Khalid Al Qassimi and Chris Patterson scored their first point of the season in the Citroën DS3 WRC.
Sébastien Chardonnet and Thibault De la Haye produced a fine performance to finish second in the WRC2 class on the World Championship debut of the new Citroën DS3 R5.

After putting together a performance over the first two particularly demanding days, the Citroën Racing drivers were able to convert their good form into results today. Sunday’s schedule involved less than fifty kilometres of timed stages before the rally was due to end in Alghero.

Kris Meeke set off second on the road, with the unenviable task of sweeping loose gravel off the racing line. His sole aim was to make it to the finish and pick up some more experience. Despite rejoining under Rally 2 regulations on Saturday morning, he managed to score two points for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team.

The last four stages were above all a great opportunity for Mads Østberg to claim his best result to date in the Citroën DS3 WRC. Having opted for a different tyre strategy to his main rivals (two soft and four hard Michelin tyres as opposed to five hard tyres for the other competitors), the Norwegian snuffed out any hope of a comeback for Jari-Matti Latvala to head into the final kilometres without any pressure.

Fifth in the Power Stage, he held onto second position in the final overall standings. This, his third podium finish in five races, means he now holds third place on his own in the Drivers’ World Championship standings after six of the thirteen rounds.

Increasingly confident thanks to the work carried out with the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team engineers, Khalid Al Qassimi also recorded his best result of the season as he took tenth place, picking up one point.

On its World Championship debut, the Citroën DS3 R5 confirmed the high hopes that had been placed in it. Entrusted to Sébastien Chardonnet and Thibault De la Haye, the reigning WRC3 champions and winners of the 2013 Citroën Top Driver series, the new flagship model of Citroën Racing’s customer racing line-up celebrated its debut outing by grabbing second place in the WRC2 category! A successful weekend was rounded off by Thomas Pletka’s win in the two-wheel drive class in a Citroën DS3 R3.

The next round of the WRC will be held on 26-9 June in Poland.
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Mads Østberg: “We regularly matched the pace of our main rivals throughout the rally. Having said that, second place wasn’t completely sewn up when we started this morning. But we went for a good tyre strategy and that helped us to consolidate our position. I feel better and better in the Citroën DS3 WRC. My confidence is growing and I’m managing to drive faster without taking any risks. We need to keep working in order to make further progress. The next goal is to move up another place!”

Kris Meeke: “The rally had started well. We had good pace until the alternator problem meant we had to retire and rejoin under Rally 2 rules. From Saturday morning onwards, we were first on the road. It is always difficult to feel confident in conditions like that but it was an interesting and useful experience. I hope it’ll be useful in the future.”

Khalid Al Qassimi: “It was an especially difficult race. The stages were very rough. It was tough for the cars but also for the crews. We adapted the set-up throughout the first part of the rally. The changes began to pay off on Saturday afternoon. The times were a lot better even though we were sweeping the loose gravel off the line. The engineers did a fantastic job. They understood what I needed to feel comfortable in the Citroën DS3 WRC.”

Sébastien Chardonnet: “The Citroën DS3 R5 worked perfectly. We learned a lot this weekend and the technical team also acquired a lot of information. We did what we set out to achieve. It’s been a perfect weekend. We were even able to start working in more depth on the set-up, so as to acquire a bit more experience and to prepare for the rest of the season.”

Marek Nawarecki (Citroën Racing Deputy Team Principal): “It has been a very intense rally for Citroën Racing. The team has been really united this weekend. It’s a strength which meant we were able to make the right calls and give our crews the opportunity to showcase their skills. Mads managed to overcome the difficulties of the rally to grab a fine second place. Despite an alternator problem on his car, Kris was able to add to his experience and rack up a few more miles on the stages. Khalid improved a lot on what are very demanding roads. His tenth place is just rewards. And finally, we can also celebrate the superb debut of the Citroën DS3 R5. This was its first outing in the World Championship and it was also its first gravel rally. Sébastien Chardonnet produced a perfect performance and was able to share a lot of information with his engineers. Finishing second in the WRC2 class and ahead of all the other R5 cars is a very promising start!”

HOW THE ACTION UNFOLDED

SS14 – Cala Flumini 1 (8.98km) – Mads Østberg opted for a different tyre configuration to his main rivals. The Norwegian went with two soft and four hard tyres whereas the other leaders opted for five hard tyres. The opening test of the day suggested he’d made the right call as he won the stage ahead of Andreas Mikkelsen and Jari-Matti Latvala.

SS15 – Castelsardo (14.00km) – Mads Østberg was fastest on the first two splits before losing a little time in last few hundred metres. Jari-Matti Latvala was the main beneficiary, but the Finn only made up 1.4s. Sébastien Ogier remained overall leader, more than a minute clear at the front.

SS16 – Tergu-Osilo (14.88km) – Jari-Matti Latvala clocked the fastest time, 6.2 seconds ahead of Mads Østberg. The Citroën pilot maintained a 16.9s lead in the overall standings, ahead of the final stage.

SS17 – Power Stage Cala Flumini (8.98km) – Kris Meeke, Khalid Al Qassimi and Mads Østberg reached the end of a rally that remains as demanding as ever. Andreas Mikkelsen, Jari-Matti Latvala and Sébastien Ogier collected the bonus points on offer in the Power Stage. Overall victory went to Sébastien Ogier, ahead of Mads Østberg and Jari-Matti Latvala. Khalid Al Qassimi finished tenth overall, just ahead of Sébastien Chardonnet, who was second in the WRC2 class.

FINAL PROVISIONAL STANDINGS

1. Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 4:02:37.8
2. Mads Østberg / Jonas Andersson (Citroën DS3 WRC) +1:23.1
3. Jari-Matti Latvala / Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +1:32.8
4. Andreas Mikkelsen / Ola Floene (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +2:39.3
5. Elfyn Evans / Daniel Barritt (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +4:41.8
6. Martin Prokop / Jan Tomanek (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +6:05.3
7. Henning Solberg / Ilka Minor (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +7:15.8
8. Robert Kubica / Maciej Szczepaniak (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +12:19.0
9. Lorenzo Bertelli / Mitia Dotta (Ford Fiesta RRC) +15:22.1
10. Khalid Al Qassimi / Chris Patterson (Citroën DS3 WRC) +16:49.3
11. Sébastien Chardonnet / Thibault De la Haye (Citroën DS3 R5) +17:33.7
18. Kris Meeke / Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC) +30:33.6…

FASTEST TIMES

Jari-Matti Latvala, 7 – Sébastien Ogier, 4 – Mads Østberg, 2 – Mikko Hirvonen, Thierry Neuville, Juho Hänninen and Andreas Mikkelsen, 1.

LEADERS

SS1: Mikko Hirvonen

SS2: Thierry Neuville

SS3: Juho Hänninen

SS4: Thierry Neuville

SS5 to SS12: Jari-Matti Latvala

SS13 to SS17: Sébastien Ogier

DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

1. Sébastien Ogier 138 points
2. Jari-Matti Latvala 105 points
3. Mads Østberg 66 points
4. Andreas Mikkelsen 63 points
5. Mikko Hirvonen 40 points
6. Elfyn Evans 36 points
7. Kris Meeke 32 points
8. Thierry Neuville 31 points…
25. Khalid Al Qassimi 1 point

MANUFACTURERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

1. Volkswagen Motorsport 227 points
2. Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team 110 points
3. M-Sport World Rally Team 78 points
4. Volkswagen Motorsport II 64 points
5. Hyundai Shell World Rally Team 59 points
6. Jipocar Czech National Team 32 points
7. RK M-Sport World Rally Team 18 points

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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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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.

I love them dearly, a big hug and go for more.
I give this exciting picture of one of my favorite cars, say legendary Subaru Impreza WRC 555 who manned the Rally of Catalonia in Spain 2002, the Norwegian the Viking Petter Solberg and his Welsh navigator Phil Mills beside the historic British company Prodrive, under the financial support from Mitaka in Tokyo in Japan by STI.

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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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