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Latvala wins Wales Rally GB for Ford

Jari-Matti Latvala has won this year’s Wales Rally GB after a tense competition which saw many of the favourite drivers, including last year’s winner and eight-times World Champion Sebastien Loeb and Latvala’s team mate Mikko Hirvonen, forced to retire. The Finn’s win sees the Ford team take the trophy for the first time in ten … Continue reading

Disappointment for Ford as Hirvonen forced to retire

It was a disappointing second day for WRC contender Mikko Hirvonen as he was forced to retire from the Wales Rally GB after SS7 (Dyfnant 1). The Finn, who drives for the Ford Abu Dhabi team had trailed rival Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb by eight points ahead of this weekend. Hirvonen’s retirement means that the Frenchman … Continue reading

Mini aim for podium finish as they return to Wales Rally GB

This year’s Wales Rally GB sees the return of a British rally icon. Mini have entered a works team in the British leg of the World Rally championship for the first time since the 1960s. But MINI WRC Team’s technical director is hopeful that the British side can get a driver on the podium. Watch … Continue reading

Loeb narrowly leads WRC championship ahead of Wales Rally GB

It’s that time of the year again where the eyes of the motorsport World turn to Wales as the final leg of the World Rally Championship roars across the country. This year it’s a more tense competition than usual. In recent years the championship has already been decided before the 13th round begins. But this … Continue reading

Sebastien Loeb wins Wales Rally GB

Seven times World champion Sebastien Loeb has pitted Petter Solberg to the post to win this year’s Wales Rally GB in the final WRC race of the season. The Citroen driver extended his 4.6 second overnight lead to 19.1second over the Norwegion on the Resolfen and Margam stages earlier today. Watch Sebastien Loeb collect his … Continue reading

Live blog: Wales Rally GB: Sunday 14 Novemeber

Sebastien Loeb leads day three of the Wales Rally GB but Solberg is close on his tail The final day for Wales Rally GB and the final day for the 2.0 litre WRC cars starts with a nailbiting fight between current race leader Sebastien Loeb and Petter Solberg. Who will win the race? And which … Continue reading

Ogier out as Loeb and Solberg fight for Welsh title

A day of drama in Wales has seen Citroen’s Sebastien Ogier have to retire after turning his car on ss8 in the morning. The driver who usually performs well on the gravel tracks of Wales Rally GB had been chasing the runner-up position in this year’s drivers championship. The disaster for Ogier puts privateer Petter … Continue reading

Live blog: Wales Rally GB 2010: Saturday 13 November

It’s day two proper of the Wales Rally GB and while the sun may be out the roads are promising to be wet and icey with some of the more treacherous stages of the event happening today. We’ll be keeping an eye on the action and updating you on the latest rally news on our … Continue reading

Puncture sees Latvala drop from lead to sixth place

What a day – the first stages saw a tight battle between Jari-Matti Latvala, Sebastien Ogier, Sebastien Loeb and Petter Solberg, with the Ford car leading for most of the day until the second Myherin stop. Loeb led after last night’s superspecial stage in Cardiff Bay but the  Ford of Latvala took an early lead in … Continue reading

Live blog: Wales Rally GB 2010: Friday 12 November

Wales Rally GB has started in earnest after last night’s superspecial stage in Cardiff. The weather is wet and windy after gale force winds hit much of the UK last night. We’ll be keeping an eye on the action and updating you on the latest rally news on our blog with regular twitter updates at … Continue reading

Wet weather makes for a slippery start for Wales Rally GB in Cardiff

There was a great atmosphere for the start of Wales Rally GB this evening. Despite the weather there was a good crowd with fans turning out to cheer on the teams as they made there way onto the track for tonight’s special stage. The docks course in Cardiff Bay was made trickier than last night’s … Continue reading

Latvala hoping for strong finish

Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala has not given up hope of snatching second place in the World Rally Champinship. The Finn entered Wales Rally GB, which got underway tonight with a superspecial stage around Cardiff Bay, just 11 points behind Citroen driver Sebastien Ogier with 25 points still up for grabs. Watch Rob King’s report on the … Continue reading

Loeb and Ogier hoping for success in Wales Rally GB

The weather seems to be on everyone’s minds today as teams prepare for the kick of this year’s Wales Rally GB in Cardiff tonight. Last night drivers tested out the new special stage in Cardiff Bay at this year’s Wales Rally GB shakedown. Speaking to ITV Wales last night seven times World Champion Sebastien Loeb … Continue reading

Drivers and teams head to Cardiff for Wales Rally GB shakedown

Drivers and teams have been arriving in Cardiff as the Bay area is turned over to the Rallyfest Zone ahead of this year’s Wales Rally GB. Teams have been setting up throughout the day in the Welsh capital ahead of this evening’s shakedown in the city’s docks area – ahead of the Bay’s début as a special … Continue reading

Cardiff Bay Rallyfest zone and special stage set to kick-start Wales Rally GB

Cardiff Bay will play host to a special stage and family area at this year’s Wales GB Rally. The Rallyfest zone includes a full-speed rally stage, exclusive driver interviews, live rally broadcasts and autograph signings. The special stage will run on Wednesday evening for Shakedown – a chance for the drivers to test their cars … Continue reading

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