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Daily Archives: November 14th, 2011

At Rally GB, Dutchman Kevin Abbring with co-driver Lara Vanneste impressed as the winners of the S2000 classification, and in twelfth place overall clinched a season’s best result for the Volkswagen team. German junior driver Sepp Wiegand, with Dakar winner Timo Gottschalk as co-driver, was forced to retire at the 13th round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) having been running in a solid third place in class for much of the event. Read More »


Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena became eight-time FIA World Rally Champions* over the weekend at Wales Rally GB.

The Citroën Total World Rally Team crew clinched the title, despite having to retire on the final day of the rally. Their DS3 WRC was involved in a collision with a car, travelling in the opposite direction, on a liaison section of the event. No one was injured, but the damage forced Loeb to retire, ending his thrilling duel for the rally win with Jari-Matti Latvala. Read More »

Peugeot finished 2011 in style with a sixth race win from seven races and a fourth one-two. Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Bourdais claimed victory at Zhuhai ahead of Franck Montagny and Stéphane Sarrazin, after a close race in which the Peugeot 908s once again combined performance, reliability and endurance. This one-two finish in China rounds off a successful year for Peugeot, which has seen them secure a second ILMC title.

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– LMP2 Champions take pole position and race victory in China
– Result marks another milestone for GT Academy Read More »

– Timo Bernhard/Marcel Fässler on position three at Zhuhai
– Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish retired
– One-two success for Audi R8 LMS in the GTC class

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Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team’s Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila won Wales Rally GB as Fiesta RS World Rally Cars powered to a 1-2-3 finish on the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship.  The Finns claimed their fifth world rally victory, and their first since July last year, as the Fiesta RS WRC took eight of the top nine places in the demanding four-day event.

Latvala won by 3min 42.9sec after winning 11 of the 23 speed tests in the muddy Welsh forests, leading home Mads Østberg / Jonas Andersson and Henning Solberg / Ilka Minor from the privately-entered M-Sport Stobart Ford squad. Read More »

– “Flying Scotsman” retires in Chinese finale – “sister” Audi finishes third

Allan McNish failed to banish his miserable Intercontinental Le Mans Cup season when the Scotsman suffered further disappointment in the seventh and final round at Zhuhai in China today (SUN).

Dumfries-born McNish and co-driver Tom Kristensen (Denmark) retired their turbo diesel-engined Audi R18 TDI with over two hours still to run after a collision caused an electrical problem. Read More »