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M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM: ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND WRC – DAY TWO

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IN-HOUSE BATTLE AT M-SPORT

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23 August 2014

Following a dramatic day of competition at Rallye Deutschland, M-Sport World Rally Team’s Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans are locked in an intense duel. After more than 250 kilometres of competitive stages, just 4.9 seconds separates the two team mates in sixth and seventh places respectively.

Contesting two loops of four identical speed tests, the action unfolded amidst the narrow tracks of the vineyards and the treacherous Hinkelsteins of the Baumholder military ground. If that were not daunting enough, the unpredictable weather played havoc with tyre selection but both M-Sport men rose to the challenge.

Putting his experience to good use, Hirvonen adopted a steady start to the morning – finding his rhythm amongst inconsistent levels of grip which caught out the very best. Never one to give up the fight, the Finn refused to let his cautious approach dishearten his spirit when Evans jumped ahead; stiffening the set-up of his Ford Fiesta RS WRC, the Finn started the second loop on a charge.

Securing the fourth fastest time through the second pass of ‘Stein & Wein’ (SS11), Hirvonen and co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen regained their sixth place. As the rain blighted the final three speed tests, the duo consolidated their position ready to take advantage when the action resumes tomorrow.

In the sister M-Sport Fiesta RS WRC Evans and co-driver Daniel Barritt continued to impress with some significant progress. Having had the better of their nearest – and more experienced – rivals through the opening loop, the Brits climbed as high as sixth overall.
Coming into his own, the Welshman had the confidence to take a few risks in the afternoon as one of only two drivers to opt for a combination of Michelin’s hard and soft compound tyres on a drying SS11. His choice may not have yielded the gains he had hoped, but it certainly portrayed a driver with an ever-increasing belief in his own ability.

Having already identified areas for improvement, Evans will be keen to make further gains as he builds the momentum that could see him impress to an even greater extent in the future.

Mikko Hirvonen (6th) said:

“This afternoon has been pretty good as we’ve been more or less on the same pace as the others. It was a shame that we weren’t quite there this morning as we’ve lost a bit too much to the boys who are fighting for the podium, but that’s just the way it is.

“We made some changes to the car before the second loop and I was a lot happier even in the wet conditions. We made the suspension a little stiffer, but sometimes a small change like that can make all the difference and I felt much more comfortable in the car.

“There’s no denying that Elfyn [Evans] has been driving really well so I’m sure we’ll have a nice fight with him tomorrow!”

Elfyn Evans (7th) said:

“It’s not been a bad day and we had a really good start to the morning but we’ve lost a place that we hoped we could hold on to this afternoon. Of course it’s just one of those things and it’s still really close so there’s all to play for.

“I don’t think our tyre choices were necessarily wrong today, but maybe not 100 per cent correct for all of the stages. It’s always a compromise here and it’s very difficult to say what was the right choice. Panzerplatte was very mixed and on the first stage this afternoon [SS11] we decided to take a mix of softs and hards which felt good in the car, but maybe didn’t quite transfer to the times.

“I think we’ve put in a really good performance on our world rally car debut on asphalt and I’d like to continue and improve on that tomorrow. We need to remember why we’re here, but we’re not going to make it too easy for these old boys!”

Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“It’s going to be interesting to see how the battle between Mikko [Hirvonen] and Elfyn [Evans] unfolds tomorrow and I think they’re both looking forward to the fight.

“There’s no question that Elfyn’s performance has been highly impressive. It’s his first time with a world rally car on asphalt and he’s already challenging those with considerably more experience. The most encouraging thing is that he is already identifying the areas where he can improve and go faster – that’s very positive.”

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Dennis Kuipers (11th) said:

“It’s been a strange day with some dry sections and some wet sections. This afternoon in particular was very difficult. We started with a dry stage [SS11] which was good, but then the next one [SS12] was full wet with heavy rain. Then on the Panzerplatte stages it was so slippery. On the short one [SS13] we went straight on at a chicane and hit a bale – I don’t know how we made it through but we did! After that, we took no risks on the long one [SS14] and just made sure that we made it to the end.

“It’s getting better and better and the confidence is coming back. After such a long time without driving it takes a while to get the rhythm, but it’s coming and it’s great to build the momentum ahead of the next event.”

Yuriy Protasov (12th) said:

“On the first stage of the afternoon [SS11] I immediately felt that we were driving a lot better than we were on the first loop and I was really happy with my driving. Then when the rain came [on SS12] it was so slippery and we lost a lot of time.

“Stepping up to a world rally car for the first time is never easy, but in these conditions it’s really tricky! We’ve learnt so much and I’m really enjoying it. It’s all really valuable experience for us.”

Pontus Tidemand, 2013 FIA Junior World Rally Champion (4th in WRC 2) said:

“This is rally, and there’s nothing we can do about it. We were driving really well before the puncture on the last stage [SS14] and I think we can be pleased with the job we have done so far. It’s been a lot of fun and it’s good to drive a rally again so we have to be happy with that.

“The gap to second place is not too big so for sure we can try to take that, but I think the win is gone now. We’ll just continue as we have and see what we can do.”

STAGE WINS FOR KUBICA

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RK M-Sport World Rally Team’s Robert delivered a flawless performance on the sealed-surface roads of Rallye Deutschland today. Setting two fastest stage times, the Pole climbed the leader board and is now in a points-paying 10th place.

Taking advantage of the cleaner conditions as one of the first cars on the road, Robert stormed to an impressive stage win on the morning’s opening speed test (SS7). Having opted for Michelin’s soft compound tyre for the Panzerplatte stages, the Pole combined his speed with compromise – protecting his softer tyres through the drying stage.

As the crews embarked on the afternoon loop, the Formula One race winner did it again. Taking every advantage on a rain-soaked SS12, Robert piloted his Ford Fiesta RS WRC to another fastest time – some 7.2 seconds quicker than his nearest rival.

Driving well, Robert is continuing to gain the knowledge that will see him develop at this level. With an ever-increasing understanding of his top-specification Fiesta, the popular RK M-Sport driver is building the momentum that will see him progress further.

Robert Kubica (10th) said:

“There have been a lot of different conditions to contend with today and I think that we can be happy with the job we have done. We played it safe on the tyre choices as it was important to make it through with no mistakes, and I think the driving has been good. OK, the rain may have helped us with the stage wins, but I’m really pleased with the job we have done.

“The most important thing is that we are learning all the time. We understand why we were making a few mistakes yesterday – it was nothing to do with the driving itself but rather something to do with what I was doing inside the car, so that is good and I’m pleased with how today has gone.”

Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“Robert [Kubica] has had a very good day and has been driving well. To come back from yesterday’s disappointment and set fastest times is a big boost for him. Of course we’ve had a favourable road position, but to do what he did in such difficult conditions – all credit to him. We’re the only manufacturer other than VW to have secured a stage win, and that is a big positive for the team.”

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AFTER DAY TWO OF RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND
RESULTS AFTER SS14

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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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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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