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World RX Racing final at Killarney

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WRC: Petter and Subaru win in UK

2004-09-20 13:33

Solberg and Mills in the Subaru Impreza

Solberg is the fourth driver in the event's history to take three consecutive Rally GB wins, and he did it by winning eight stages.

Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and the Xsara WRC finished an excellent second in the event and maintain their lead in the championship, now 28 points ahead of their closest rivals, Solberg and Mills.

Carlos Sainz and Marc Marti claimed fourth, and this excellent team performance allows Citroën to increase the gap in the manufacturers classification to 38 points.

Ford claimed its 40th consecutive points finish in the FIA World Rally Championship as two Focus RS World Rally Cars finished in the top five.

Seventh podium

Markko Märtin and Michael Park were third, to claim their seventh podium position of the season, and BP-Ford World Rally Team colleagues François Duval and Stéphane Prévot were fifth.

The remarkable scoring run, the longest in the history of the championship, began on the Monte Carlo Rally in January 2002.

Ford's achievement was officially recognised when the team received the Inmarsat Star of the Rally Award.

Lewis Booth, president and CEO of Ford of Europe, was on hand to receive the award at the finish in Swansea from former world championship co-driver Nicky Grist

Peugeot 307 CC driver Harri Rovanpera finished sixth on the Rally Great Britain, scoring valuable points for himself and Peugeot.

The Finn was held back by problems on the opening day but fought back to a points-scoring place, despite being disadvantaged by his road position in constantly changing conditions.

Results

1. SOLBERG, Petter

Subaru Impreza WRC

3.42.39.5

2. LOEB, Sebastien

Citröen Xsara WRC

3.42.45.8

3. MARTIN, Markko

Ford Focus WRC

3.45.33.2

4. SAINZ , Carlos

Citröen Xsara WRC

3.46.21.6

5. DUVAL, François

Ford Focus WRC

3.47.20.8

6. ROVANPERÄ, Harri

Peugeot 307 WRC

3.49.24.4

7. HIRVONEN, Mikko

Subaru Impreza WRC

3.49.47.8

8. STOHL, Manfred

Peugeot 206 WRC

3.52.59.6

9. VOUILLOZ, Nicolas

Peugeot 206 WRC

3.57.51.8

10. WARMBOLD, Antony

Ford Focus WRC

3.58.28.8

World championship

Drivers

1. Sebastien Loeb

92

2. Petter Solberg

64

3. Markko Martin

59

4. Carlos Sainz

55

5. Marcus Gronholm

47

6. François Duval

43

7. Mikko Hirvonen

23

8. Harri Rovanpera

20

9. Janne Tuohino

16

10. Freddy Loix

7

11. Daniel Carlsson

6

12. Gilles Panizzi

6

13. Cedric Robert

4

14. Manfred Stohl

4

Manufacturers

1. CITROEN

150

2. FORD

112

3. SUBARU

91

4. PEUGEOT

76

5. MITSUBISHI

17

The next round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Rallye d'Italia Sardinia, starts in two weeks time when teams travel to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.

Previously hosted in San Remo, this year's Italian round of the WRC will take place on sandy gravel stages rather than twisty asphalt mountain roads.

Starting on Friday October 1, the 3-day rally will be based in the resort of Porto Cerve and crews will contest 19 stages and 384.23 competitive km.

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