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When Matthew Wilson was a child he would tear out of his school uniform and head to the workshops behind the family home to see what his dad was doing. It's no wonder he wanted to lend a hand: Malcolm, a champion rally driver, would likely be tinkering with a high-spec Ford Escort. These days it's Matthew in the driving seat, Britain's sole World Rally Championship competitor – and the man aiming to follow legends Colin McRae and Richard Burns to the title.

Loeb sets pace in pursuit of his world crown

Sébastien Loeb tears through the Welsh countryside outside Cardiff in his Citroën C4 during the opening leg of the Rally of Great Britain. The Frenchman won four of yesterday's six stages to lead by 5.3 seconds after day one.

Loeb driven to rediscover the winning formula

While the five-times champion's dominance led to an invitation to join F1, his title defence has stalled this year. James Corrigan meets a man geared up to finish on top in this weekend's decider

Rossi wants 10 years on four wheels

Italian Valentino Rossi, the world's fastest man on two wheels, is planning a career on four wheels once he is done with motorcycling.

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Wilson looks to take a step up on to the podium

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.

24-Hour Room Service: Klaus K Helsinki, Finland

There's a real buzz about Klaus K. After 65 years as a rather ordinary three-star hotel (known as Klaus Kurki and catering largely to a business clientele), it's undergone a complete makeover, re-opening last November as the first design hotel in the Finnish capital.

The Wilson Twins: Double vision

They are identical twins who do all they can to look unlike each other. But in their art the sisters unite to create a unique view of the world, from an abandoned sanatorium to the old Stasi HQ. By Sophie Leris

McRae looks to turn back the clock

The organisers of Rally GB struck gold in coaxing the former champion out of retirement, writes Derick Allsop, now he wants to bring back the excitement

THE VERDICT SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI: Scooby doo, what are you?

Subaru's bling-bling looks and engine roar are more than enough to keep the faithful happy, says Sean O'Grady

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

Ford's doubts cloud Rally GB

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