Juha Kankkunen

Auriol shines in China victory

Sunshine burst through almost on queue as Frenchman Didier Auriol completed a brilliant victory in the 555 China Rally yesterday in a performance reminiscent of his best drives in 1994 when he won the world championship.

Monday, 20 September, 1999, 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

China Rally can become one of world's great events

China's road to the forefront of international motorsport is a long way from complete, but on Saturday a major bridge is crossed with the staging of the 555 China Rally.

19 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Country rallies around leading drivers

FINLAND is probably better known for its rally drivers than racing drivers. The reason behind this phenomenon can be found in the fact that, for much of the year, the country is covered by snow and the drivers need to be adept at controlling their cars under constantly changing conditions.

6 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Champion's return halted

RALLYING, more than most spectator sports, relies on sponsorship to remain afloat but, sadly, in these difficult economic times not all drivers are lucky enough to attract backers with deep pockets.

One such victim is last year's 555 Hong Kong to Beijing Rally winner, Ari Vatanen of Finland.

21 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Duo banking on Galant for Rally Australia

HONG Kong driver Walther Nahr and co-driver Fred Conner will campaign in a Mitsubishi Galant VR4 in the 1,900-kilometre Telecom Rally Australia, in Western Australia from Saturday until September 21.

12 Sep 1993 - 12:00am