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  • Oct 21, 2014
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Kenneth Eriksson

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.

Sunday, 22 June, 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

Wayward van throws defending rally champion off his pace

An errant driver in a little green van left defending 555 Hong Kong to Beijing Rally champion Kenneth Eriksson of Sweden with a huge task if he is to successfully defend his title after the opening two stages yesterday.

20 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Race on for next season's contracts

THE rumour mill has been churning behind the scenes throughout the six-day 555 Hong Kong to Beijing Rally as the leading drivers on the international scene bid to wrap up contracts for next season, writes Bruce Macdonald.

21 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Final stage falls foul of weather

ORGANISERS were forced to cancel the third and final stage of the 555 Hong Kong Beijing Rally yesterday as the wet weather conditions finally conspired to slow the march of the event to the mainland capital today.

20 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Bourne takes role of spoiler

POSSUM Bourne came to the territory on the crest of a wave and rode it all the way to Beijing last year as he swept to victory in both the 555 Hong Kong to Beijing Rally and the Asia-Pacific Championship.

14 Oct 1995 - 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

Burns blazes to the lead

BRITISH rally champion Richard Burns, driving a Subaru Impreza, set the pace when he took the early lead after two stages in the 555 Hong Kong to Beijing Rally which began on Stonecutters' Island yesterday morning.

23 Oct 1994 - 12:00am