I recently had the opportunity to go ice driving with Volvo in Sweden. I knew it was going to be fun, but my thought went… Read more →
Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala edged out defending champion and championship leader Sebastien Loeb to victory in the Wales Rally of Great Britain, his second consecutive win at this event and second of the season. Latvala’s team-mate and former champion Petter Solberg finished third.
Sebastien Loeb and the Citroën World Rally Team further established their hold on the current WRC season with a maximum points haul at the sixth round, the Acropolis Rally in Greece, by tradition one of the toughest events of the year.
Current champion Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena added a sixth Rally Mexico trophy to their cabinet as the duo once again dominated the rest of the field to take the win at the third WRC round of this season in their DS3 WRC. The win didn’t come without a fight though, as Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen mounted up an in-house challenge. Ford’s Petter Solberg (Fiesta WRC) inherited third place after team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala rolled his car and retired from the event.
Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver, Miikka Anttila, ruled the WRC roost in Sweden this weekend, where they won their first World Rally (in 2008) and helping Ford achieve its 50th win in the process.
It was a bitter-sweet weekend for Finn Jari-Matti Latvala and his BP-Ford teammates at the season-closing Rally of Great Britain in Wales, as title-contender Mikko Hirvonen retired at the end of day 1 – effectively handing the drivers’ championship to Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb – but still pulling off a victory after Loeb crashed out yesterday.
Last year wasn’t the best season for Finland’s Mikko Hirvonen. Despite plenty of earlier promise, he was off the boil for the BP-Ford World Rally Team. He talks us through what the challenges were, new competition and a new formula, as well as the new Fiesta WRC…
A collection of some of the most newsworthy motor industry developments that took place during the third quarter of 2010.
Chinese automotive compnay Zhejiang Geely has completed its acquisition of Volvo Car Corporation.
According to the 11th annual KPMG survey, global automotive executives see a stabilised industry, new investment and growth over the next five years, although they also remain cautious as profitability is still a concern.