Carlos Sousa held off a trio of Minis to claim stage one in the car classification as the two-week Dakar Rally got under way in Argentina.
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Sunday 07 December 2008
Citroë* were heading for the manufacturers' world rally title after Sébastien Loeb ended the second leg of the season-ending Wales Rally GB just 7.3sec behind Ford's leader Jari-Matti Latvala.
Thursday 04 December 2008
Monday 03 November 2008
*Australia Hamilton starts the season with a dominant victory and an early lead in the World Championship as the Ferraris run into trouble.
Sunday 26 October 2008
Monday 04 August 2008
The rookie rider Ryuichi Kiyonari claimed his first wins on the World Superbike stage with an impressive double here yesterday. The Honda rider, who is the reigning British Superbike champion, drew on his knowledge of the Kent track to outclass his more recognised rivals.
Sunday 13 July 2008
Monday 23 June 2008
After a highly successful career as a driver, Ove Andersson moved over to motorsport management and presided over Team Toyota Europe victories in both drivers' and manufacturers' championships. A man with great patience and respect, he was the first truly to get to grips with a Japanese automobile manufacturer, opening the way for Japanese success across the motorsport world. Andersson was a rare figure in motorsport: he was a winner as a driver and as a team principal, yet he had few enemies and kept his feet firmly on the ground.
Saturday 14 June 2008
Ford handed Citroën's Sébastien Loeb the lead at the end of the first leg of the Rally of Turkey yesterday in a ploy to keep the world champion in the unwanted role of "roadsweeper".
Tuesday 29 April 2008
Was Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya quite as close as the result seemed to suggest, with Kimi Raikkonen finishing 3.2s ahead of his team-mate Felipe Massa, who in turn led Lewis Hamilton home by 0.9s as the Englishman beat Robert Kubica to the line by 1.5s?
Tuesday 29 April 2008
Was Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya quite as close as the result seemed to suggest, with Kimi Raikkonen finishing 3.2s ahead of his team-mate Felipe Massa, who in turn led Lewis Hamilton home by 0.9s as the Englishman beat Robert Kubica to the line by 1.5s? Not according to Raikkonen.
Sunday 23 March 2008
Kimi Raikkonen banished the memory of last Sunday's disastrous start to the season by claiming a comfortable victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Friday 14 March 2008
Was it, you wondered, a snapshot of the season ahead? In the middle, in his smart red clothing, sat the world champion, Kimi Raikkonen. Perhaps a little too red in the face to merit his famed Iceman moniker, but nevertheless looking pretty chilled. To his right was the really cool one, Lewis Hamilton. The man whose rookie season title aspirations Raikkonen smashed in Brazil last October. As ever, Hamilton seemed completely calm and unfazed. And then, to Raikkonen's left, the former world champion Fernando Alonso, slightly unshaven, looking less chipper than he was this time last year chez McLaren.
Saturday 26 January 2008
John Anthony Ambrose, rally driver: born Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire 12 August 1933; twice married (two daughters); died Newbury, Berkshire 5 January 2008.
Sunday 20 January 2008
Another World Rally Championship beckons, almost before the dust settled on the previous one, and that suits Britain's sole full-time competitor, Matthew Wilson, just fine.
Monday 03 October 2005
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