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CITROËN TOTAL ABU DHABI WORLD RALLY TEAM: KRIS MEEKE AMONG THE LEADERS IN AUSTRALIA

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Kris Meeke among the leaders in Australia

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COATES HIRE RALLY AUSTRALIA (11-14/09/2014) – DAY 1

12 September 2014

After narrowly missing out on his first WRC win in Germany, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle found themselves once again at the front throughout the majority of day one at Rally Australia.
– With two stage wins, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team crew returned to Coffs Harbour this evening in fourth position, just 4.1 seconds behind the leaders.
– Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson ended the day seventh overall in the other DS3 WRC.

After a magnificent performance in Finland and having led a world rally for the first time in Germany, Kris Meeke continued to improve. The Briton grabbed the Rally Australia overall lead at the end of SS3 (Newry 1) after claiming his second consecutive stage win.

Alongside co-driver Paul Nagle, he then held firm in the lead as his main rivals fought back during the second loop. After the first eight stages, they hold fourth position, 4.1 seconds adrift of the leaders.

Hit by a rear differential problem on SS3, Mads Østberg was unable to match his team-mate’s pace. After losing time following a minor spin on the first stage, the Norwegian fought back in the afternoon to climb back up to seventh place.

Saturday’s leg features six stages and 118 kilometres of timed sections. The cars are due to leave parc ferme at 6.45am (UTC+10), returning to the service park at 12.36pm and concluding the leg at 7.35pm after two runs on the super special stage.

QUOTE, UNQUOTE

Kris Meeke: “We really had to push all day. Starting from eighth position on the road meant that the grip was better in some sections during the first loop. But this afternoon, the conditions were more or less the same for everyone. In fact, it was pretty rough in places. We’ll need to keep the same level of consistency for the rest of the rally. The aim is not to win at all costs. We’re up against guys who are fighting for the world championship. I have to just keep running my own race. Being in the lead after SS6 was important as it means we’ll have a good starting position tomorrow.”

Mads Østberg: “It was a difficult day. I made a few mistakes and I had a minor technical issue this morning. We think we have found source of the problem. I hope tomorrow will be a better day. We’ll need to improve…”

Yves Matton (Citroën Racing Team Principal): “Kris has had a very good day. He managed to make the most of his starting position this morning. In the second loop, although the conditions were pretty similar for everyone, he managed to maintain his pace. That augurs well for the rest of the rally. Mads had some difficulty in finding the right feeling and lost some time on SS3 due to technical issue. During the second loop, he wasn’t able to close the gap to the leaders as he felt that the grip conditions were less favourable than this morning.”

HOW THE ACTION UNFOLDED

SS1 – Hydes Creek 1 (10.73km) – Sébastien Ogier grabbed the early overall lead despite being first on the road. Eighth in the running order, Kris Meeke set the third fastest time. Mads Østberg lost around fifteen seconds after a minor off.

SS2 – Bellingen 1 (10.72km) – Stage win for Kris Meeke who moved up into second overall behind Sébastien Ogier. Mads Østberg set the sixth-fastest time to move up to tenth overall.

SS3 – Newry 1 (24,91 km) – A second consecutive stage win for Kris Meeke, making him the new overall leader as the crews headed back to Coffs Harbour. Mads Østberg continued his fightback, climbing to eight position.

SS4 – Hydes Creek 2 (10.73km) – With the roads affected by the morning pass, Kris Meeke ended up losing time from his start position of eighth. He held off his rivals, however, to remain in the lead at the end of the stage. Having resolved the technical issue during the midday service, Mads Østberg remained eighth overall.

SS5 – Bellingen 2 (10.72km) – With no advantage afforded by earlier runners having to sweep the road, Kris Meeke fought to withstand the pressure he was put under by his rivals. Meanwhile, Mads Østberg upped his pace to move into seventh overall.

SS6 – Newry 2 (24.91km) – The second run on the longest stage of the day enabled Kris Meeke to consolidate his first position. He finished clear of Mikkelsen and Hirvonen, extending his overall lead, but now followed by a new second-placed driver: Latvala. Mads Østberg closed the gap to sixth place, held by Paddon.

SS7 and SS8 – SSS I and II (1.56km/1.56km) – The two successive runs on the Coffs Harbour super special stage enabled first Jari-Matti Latvala, then Sébastien Ogier to grab the overall lead from Kris Meeke. Both stage wins were secured by Ogier, whilst Meeke dropped back to fourth overall, just 4.1 seconds off the leader. Mads Østberg held onto seventh position.

STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1
1. Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 58:05.8
2. Jari-Matti Latvala / Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +0.4
3. Andreas Mikkelsen / Ola Floene (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +3.5
4. Kris Meeke / Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC) +4.1
5. Mikko Hirvonen / Jarmo Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +7.9
6. Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (Hyundai i20 WRC) +46.4
7. Mads Østberg / Jonas Andersson (Citroën DS3 WRC) +50.3
8. Robert Kubica / Maciej Szczepaniak (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +57.6
9. Elfyn Evans / Daniel Barritt (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +1:30.5
10. Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) +2:08.4…

FASTEST TIMES
Sébastien Ogier, 4 – Kris Meeke and Jari-Matti Latvala, 2.

LEADERS
SS1, SS2, SS7 and SS8: Sébastien Ogier
SS3 to SS6: Kris Meeke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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40th MANATEQ QATAR?? INTERNATIONAL RALLY

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SS11 – Al-Khor 2 – 18.18km.

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.
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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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