Jan 01

2006 World Rally Championship Posted: March 10, 2006 11:09 PM

  • Gareth MacHale to contest full 2007 WRC Season
  • Lapworth replaced at Subaru
  • Championship Rounds
  • Ford signs Marcus Grönholm to drive new Focus RS WRC

Jan 01

CONCEPT WORLD RALLY CAR FROM SUZUKI Posted: February 20, 2006 10:49 PM

This concept for a world rally car will be appearing at
the Geneva Motor Show 2006

Jan 01

Ford signs Marcus Grönholm to drive new Focus RS WRC Posted: October 12, 2005 10:32 AM

Ford of Europe has signed twice former world champions Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen to drive the all-new Focus RS World Rally Car in the FIA World Rally Championship. Ford has reached a two-year agreement with the Finns. They will make their Ford debut in January's Monte Carlo Rally, the opening round of the 2006 series.

Jan 01

World Rally Champions choose STILO Posted: January 28, 2005 10:26 PM

Loeb and Citroën will use STILO for 2005 World Rally Championship

Stilo, the Italian manufacturer of crash helmets based in Treviolo, Bergamo, near Milan, is pleased to announce an agreement with Sebastien Loeb and Citroën Sport for the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship.

Jan 01

Kris Meeke and Chris Patterson - JWRC Preview Posted: January 18, 2005 11:48 AM

Kris Meeke and co-driver Chris Patterson, driving their McRae Motorsport Kronos Racing Citroen C2, are one of the 13 crews registered for the 2005 Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC).
Their first event in the championship will be later this week on the world renowned Monte Carlo Rally (21-23rd January).

Jan 01


MONAGHAN based co-driver Damien Connolly has teamed up with German rally ace Antony Warmbold for a full assault on the 2005 World rally championship. The pair will campaign a full works spec FORD FOCUS RS WRC 04 prepared and run by the Cumbrian based M-sport team which will run alongside the BP FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM.

Jan 01

2005 World Rally Championship Posted: January 5, 2005 8:20 PM

From www.wrc.com
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has issued a new 2005 World Rally Championship calendar with date changes for the events in Turkey, Greece, Argentina and France.

The rallies will run in the same order as expected, but with four events shifting date by a week.

Nov 21

World Champion’s Homecoming (Niall McShea) - 21 Nov 04 Posted: November 18, 2004 4:51 PM

Niall McShea will return home to Enniskillen as Production World Rally champion on Sunday, and it is hoped he will be greeted by thousands of adoring fans. In what should be an awesome welcoming party!

Jan 01

Niall McShea Wins Production World Rally Championship Posted: November 15, 2004 10:07 AM

Niall McShea with Co-driver Michael Orr won the 2004 Production World Rally Championship after finishing 2nd PWRC car in Australia.

With one of the smaller budgets in the FIA Production World Rally Championship and a season fraught with uncertainty, Niall McShea was also awarded the Inmarsat Star of the Rally.

Oct 29

Rallye Catalunya - 29-31 Oct 04 Posted: November 8, 2004 10:40 PM

Photos of Donie O'Sullivan and Paul Nagle from Spain
by J Harringtion

All 3 Irish privateer crews finish event
Donie O'Sullivan / Paul Nagle 18th
Eamonn Boland / Francis Regan 22nd
Paddy White 35th

Kris Meeke 26th on his first drive in the C2

Jan 01

Peugeot and Citroën to Leave WRC at the END of 2005 Posted: November 4, 2004 3:35 PM

Peugeot and Citroen have announced that they will no longer continue to compete in the World Rally Championship from the end of 2005. Their parent company has cited tough conditions in the car market as the reason for its withdrawal.

Nov 30


2003 was an outstanding year for Irish rally star, Shaun Gallagher, The 23-year-old won the British Peugeot 206 Super Cup and the junior title, finished 3rd overall and 1st Junior in the French Peugeot 206 Super Cup, 4th in the French Peugeot Gravel Championship and third in the Norwegian National Championship, despite only competing in three of the six rounds.

Nov 30

Kris Meeke - Rally GB Posted: November 10, 2003 10:44 PM

Kris Meeke gave the best performance of his career to date at the Rally GB last weekend, in the Team Palmer Opel Corsa. The event, which is usually remembered for its mud and bad weather, was mostly dry but still very slippery. With the JWRC title almost a forgone conclusion, and this being the final round of the Championship, the battle was on for the outright win.

Jan 07

Rally GB - Irish Interest Posted: November 8, 2003 8:56 PM

Irish interest on this year's Rally GB rests with 4 crews:

Nov 30

2004 WRC Calender (DRAFT) Posted: September 9, 2003 9:45 PM

Draft 2004 WRC Calender

Nov 30

McShea's podium delight Posted: September 8, 2003 9:00 PM

Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) FIA World Production Cup Championship driver Niall McShea put in a stunning performance on his first attempt at the Rally Australia last weekend, finishing third after a copybook drive.

Jan 01

Late heartbreak for rapid McShea Posted: May 11, 2003 8:39 PM

Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) FIA World Production Cup Championship driver Niall McShea and his co-driver Chris Patterson starred on the Rally of Argentina, setting nine fastest stage time in the 25-stage event.

But the pairing’s hopes of an incredible runner-up position – which would have been the best result ever for a British crew in the class - were dashed with just two stages to run when they had to retire their Mitsubishi Lancer E6 after the oil cooler was damaged following an impact to the sump guard after a high-speed jump.

Jan 01

McShea and Lloyd form two-car team for Argentina Posted: May 9, 2003 7:10 PM

Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) has entered a two-car team in the next round of the World Rally Championship, Rally Argentina, which runs from May 7-10.

The brace of Mitsubishi Lancer E6s will be crewed by JLT director John Lloyd and his co-driver Pauline Gullick and Niall McShea and his co-driver Chris Patterson. Both cars will be prepared by New Zealand specialists Neil Allport Motorsport

Jan 01

Kris Meeke - Monte Carlo Posted: January 28, 2003 11:34 AM

Kris Meeke made a remarkable impression on his Monte Carlo Rally debut.

Of the twenty-three Junior World Championship contenders, Kris set an impressive pace, with a fifth fastest time on SS1. A wrong tyre choice for the ice and snow on the next stage, dropped the Team Palmer Opel crew over one minute forty seconds to the leading S1600, Daniel Carlsson.

Jan 01

Junior World Championship for Meeke Posted: January 7, 2003 11:10 AM

Colin McRae protégé Kris Meeke, is set to tackle the 2003 Junior World Rally Championship with Opel's S1600 Corsa.

Kris is confident after extensive negotiations, that his management company have secured a very competitive package. "The car is still in its infancy, and has already shown its true potential during 2002, by leading Rally Deutschland and running second on Rally Great Britain. There is also an extensive testing and development package included in the programme, so we should benefit from a good amount of seat time."

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