Sport Portuguese driver Carlos Sousa in action during the first stage of the Rally Dakar 2014

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.

Raikkonen hurt in shunt

Kimi Raikkonen was lucky to escape serious injury after a a high-speed shunt during Formula One practice in Barcelona yesterday.

Solberg starts title push with victory in Sweden

Petter Solberg put his world championship campaign back on track with victory in the Swedish Rally yesterday as his principal rivals hit trouble.

Rallying: Gronholm holds slim lead over Solberg in Sweden

Marcus Gronholm held off Petter Solberg to claim the lead at the end of the first day of the Swedish Rally.

Rallying: Loeb and Solberg take high road to glory

The World Rally Championship has taken a good deal of flak in the recent past, much of it justified, but this embattled fraternity may well be able to offer one of the best duels in sport.

Rallying: Sainz denied final rally

Martin holds off charging Gronholm

Markko Martin drove to his second successive world rally victory as he won the Rally of Catalunya yesterday.

Rallying: Sparkling Solberg win means title wait for Loeb

Petter Solberg conjured a spectacular third consecutive victory at Rally GB to keep Sebastien Loeb waiting a little longer for the title.

Loeb and Solberg play cat and mouse

The champion and his likely successor put on a classic duel in the classic Rally GB elements of rain, fog, and even a shaft of sunlight.

Loeb leads as poor conditions hamper rivals

Different time of the year, same old hazards: Sébastien Loeb had to negotiate rain, mud and fog to keep rivals at bay and his World Rally Championship campaign on course yesterday.

Gronholm gains home comfort

Solberg turns on style as rivals make mistakes

The world champion Petter Solberg took control of the Acropolis Rally yesterday with a scintillating display in Greece to leave his rivals trailing.

Solberg wins in New Zealand

Martin and Duval clinch Ford double

Markko Martin led home a Ford one-two in Rally Mexico yesterday to force his way into world championship contention.

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