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Daily Archives: September 13th, 2011

The Citroën Total World Rally Team crews drove a team race and finished Rally Australia in tenth and eleventh places in the overall classification.

Sébastien Loeb / Daniel Elena and Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia’s performance helped their team to keep a good lead in the Manufacturers’ World Championship. Sébastien Loeb scored four points and still holds first place in the drivers’ ratings with three events to go until the end of the season.

The final leg of Rally Australia of around 100kms began in warm sunlight. It included two passes through the long ‘Rally Plum Pudding’ stage. The quick, narrow route lined with big trees in the forests, north east of Coffs Harbour, provided a new challenge for the drivers. Read More »

Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson’s third place was the best result by a Citroën DS3 WRC in Rally Australia. Peter van Merksteijn Junior and Erwin Mombaerts in the other car prepared by Citroën Racing Technologies finished just outside the points in the drivers’ classification, but scored points for the Van Merksteijn Motorsport team.

This year, the first day of Rally Australia, moved to Coffs Coast in New South Wales, was marked by very heavy rain. In these wet conditions several crews went off. Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson were quick and consistent, and used their considerable experience to finish in third place overall. Read More »

Volkswagen Motorsport is using the IAA to display the new Polo R WRC and Race Touareg Qatar.

►   Polo R WRC – ‘the hottest Polo of all time’

►   Designed and built to contest the World Rally Championship from 2013

►   1.6-litre TSI 300 PS, four wheel drive Read More »