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Colin Mcrae

Rally's impact

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Sunday, 6 June, 2004, 12:00am

Rally title to Burns

Richard Burns celebrated before his home fans on Sunday as the first English driver to win the world rally title. 'It feels amazing. I can't put it into words, I just feel fantastic,' he gasped after bringing his Subaru to a halt at the end of the 17th Margam stage of the season-ending rally of Britain.

27 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

McRae poised to join Ford

London: Former world rally champion Colin McRae will leave Subaru at the end of this season and join the Ford team in 1999, it was confirmed yesterday.

The 1995 title winner, who currently lies second in this year's drivers' championship behind Toyota's Carlos Sainz of Spain, has won 13 international events with Subaru since joining them in 1992.

11 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Fortune smiles on McRae as Liatti falls farther behind

A failed drive shaft on the 16th and final stage yesterday left Italian Piero Liatti with a mountain to climb to deny defending champion and teammate Colin McRae a second successive victory in the China Rally.

22 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Briton McRae looks cut above rest to retain China Rally crown

Two drivers from different ends of the competitive scale will be bidding to complete unique doubles today in the second 555 China Rally.

World Rally Championship front-runner Colin McRae and co-driver Nicky Grist are raging favourites to successfully defend the crown they won in last year's inaugural three-day event.

20 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Top FIA officials on mission to assess China's global pedigree

A posse of international motorsport (FIA) officials arrived here yesterday vested with the task of deciding whether the 555 China Rally will make its debut on the international stage next year.

19 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

McRae listed

Hong Kong: World Championship leader Colin McRae will head a list of entries set to compete in this month's 555 China Rally in Huairou County north of Beijing.

A total of 37 rally cars will line up for the clover-leaf event's 22 special stages.

11 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

McRae sets sights on China Rally double

The pacesetter in this year's World Rally Championship, Scot Colin McRae, will return to defend his 555 China Rally crown at Huairou, north of Beijing next month.

Although the course is not a round of this year's World Championship, the 555 Subaru World Rally Team will enter two Imprezas in Group A. Italian Piero Liatti will pilot the second car.

12 May 1998 - 12:00am

First blood to McRae as Mitsubishi fire

THE first day of the inaugural 555 China Rally was dominated by Subaru pair Colin McRae and Kenneth Eriksson, but the event went from bad to worse for Mitsubishi driver Yoshihiro Kataoka.

He lasted only four stages yesterday in a cobbled-together reccie car after writing off his Group A Lancer during a media demonstration on Thursday.

22 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

McRae's big enemy is boredom

The biggest challenge facing former world champion Colin McRae in the inaugural 555 China Rally will not be the 369 kilometres of special stages the Scot faces over the next three days but his ability to 'beat the boredom'.

21 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

FIA sanctioning boost for China Rally

The 555 China Rally '97 has received official recognition from the world governing body.

The rally, which this year replaces the Hong Kong to Beijing rally, has been given a major boost after receiving official sanctioning from the Federation Internationale Automotive (FIA) as well as the Federation of Automobile Sports of the People's Republic of China.

13 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

McRae dusting up on his technique as he charges on

APPEALS from organisers of the Indonesian Rally to a resident dukun or magician to ensure that rain steers clear of the event have clearly been answered with clear skies and searing heat. But now the 30 competitors remaining from a starting lineup of 59 are being hampered by palls of dust thrown up by drivers in front of them.

9 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Teams keep all eyes on the skies

ANXIOUS eyes looked skywards last night on the eve of the Rally of Indonesia but there was one set taking a special interest.

Torrential rain, ever present at this time of the year in northern Sumartra was threatening to bog down the 59-strong field of competitors representing 17 countries.

7 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Subaru gamble on new-look for rally

OFFICIALS of the all-conquering 555 Subaru team which swept to an unprecedented 1-2-3 finish at last year's Hong Kong-Beijing Rally remain confident of victory despite gambling on a new team rather than the established order for this year's event from October 22-28.

22 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Row over rally's safety led to resignation

A DISPUTE over the safety of this year's Hong Kong to Beijing Rally led to the Hong Kong Automobile Association (HKAA) forcing its chief executive to resign, the South China Morning Post has learned.

17 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

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