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Old 17th May 2004, 08:33   #1
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Grönholm gives Peugeot 307 its first victory.

Great win for Gronholm... and for the 307WRC!

Finland's Marcus Grönholm won the Cyprus Rally by 54 seconds and gave Peugeot team its first ever win with the Peugeot 307 on the 5th round of this years World Rally Championship. The 2001 World Rally Champion also moved into the outright lead in the Championship Standings for the Drivers.

Final Results, Cyprus:
1. *M. Gronholm * - 10
2. *S. Loeb * * * * *- 8
3. *M. Martin * * * *- 6
4. *C. Sainz * * * * *- 5
5. *H. Rovanpera * - 4
6. *P. Solberg * * * - 3

Overall Standings Drivers:
1. *M. Gronholm * * 34
2. *S. Loeb * * * * * 33
3. *M. Martin * * * * 32
4. *P. Solberg * * * 26
5. *C. Sainz * * * * 18
6. *F. Duval * * * * 14

Overall Standings Manufacturer:
1. FORD * * * * 53 *
2. CITROËN * *51 *
3. PEUGEOT * 47 *

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Courtesy: WRC.com
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Old 17th May 2004, 12:49   #2
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Great going!!!

Glad Peugeot finally sorted out their problems with the 307
I remember him commenting during the last rally when he lost his power steering "im fed up with this car...grrr"

Marcus is definitely the most agressive driver around

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Peugeot called to FIA after checks on Gronholm car
Thu 20 May, 2004 11:37

LONDON, May 20 (Reuters)
- Twice world champion Marcus Gronholm could be stripped of his Cyprus Rally win and lose his lead in the world championship rankings following technical checks on his Peugeot car.

After receiving a report of the checks, the FIA have summoned representatives from Gronholm's Peugeot team to a meeting at their headquarters in Paris next week, motorsport's governing body said in a statement on Thursday.

The FIA said earlier this week the final classification of the rally would not be confirmed until checks had been completed on the Peugeot 307s of Finland's Gronholm and team mate Harry Rovanpera, who finished fifth.

The Citroens of French runner-up Sebastien Loeb and Spain's Carlos Sainz, who came fourth, were also being examined.

"Further to a report received from the FIA Technical Delegate following the 2004 Cyprus Rally, representatives of Marlboro Peugeot Total have been called to a Stewards meeting at the FIA Headquarters in Paris on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 1100 hours," the FIA said.

Gronholm, world champion in 2000 and 2002, moved to the top of the world championship rankings following Sunday's victory with 34 points, one point ahead of Loeb, with Estonia's Markko Martin third on 32 points.

Source - Reuters.Co.UK

KAHAANI MEIN TWISHHT??
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Old 21st May 2004, 11:54   #4
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i doubt Peugeot would do something stupid enough to ruin their reputation
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Schumacher has done that, Ferrari has done that, Why not Peugeot ! ?
(dont mean no offence, but I wont put it off cards.. specially considering the fact that 307 was almost down and out and they finished with 14 points suddenly in the most difficult rally for the cars?).
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Old 22nd May 2004, 00:32   #6
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right.
it's not like the 307 was never competitve...jus had a few reliability problems
Also MArcus has won this rally before in 2002

so it's no big surprise to me that they won this rally.

Petter was unfortunate. And I jus realised his potentiel....he's a good fighter!



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Citroën cleared, Peugeot to meet the FIA
Cyprus Rally results to be confirmed on Wednesday

Everything turned out to be fine for Citroën: the Xsara WRC passed the final inspection following the Cyprus Rally without any problem. The water pumps of the Xsaras were found to be legal despite earlier doubts. Sebastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz will not be disqualified from the Cyprus Rally.

The situation might be different for Peugeot. The French team will have to meet the FIA on Wednesday 26 May at 11:00 in Paris to answer the stewards' questions.

The final results of the Cyprus Rally will be official following this meeting. Either Gronholm and Rovanpera's results will be confirmed or they might be disqualified. If the two Peugeot drivers are disqualified, Sebastien Loeb would be the new winner, followed by Markko Martin and Carlos Sainz.

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shit man...shit man.....:( the worst has happened!
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Awesome!
Now while I was reading that, Nicky Grist's accent was echoing in my ears!
Love it Tom.. Way to go..
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Peugeot disqualified from Cyrpus Rally
Loeb takes the lead in the championship..
So now the Standings Stand -
World Rally Championship standings:

Drivers :
Sebastien Loeb: 35 Points
Markko Martin: 34 Points
Petter Solberg: 28 Points
Marcus Gronholm: 24 Points
Carlos Sainz: 19 Points
François Duval: 14 Points
Mikko Hirvonen: 10 Points

Constructors :
Ford 55 Points
Citroën 54 Points
Subaru 40 Points
Peugeot 33 Points
Mitsubishi 5 Points
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Quote[/b] (Pferdestärke @ May 29 2004,23:46)]Peugeot disqualified from Cyrpus Rally
That's rather sad as I'm a Peugeot / Gronholm fan. But then, that's life.
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Drivers :
Sebastien Loeb: 35 Points
Markko Martin: 34 Points
Petter Solberg: 28 Points
Marcus Gronholm: 24 Points

Constructors :
Ford 55 Points
Citroën 54 Points
Subaru 40 Points
Peugeot 33 Points

This though is the closest i've seen in WRC in quite sometime. My fingers this year are firmly crossed. Both the top drivers are my favourites (as well as Solberg). Its going to be a close call this year. I am just not in the position to support one over the other. WRC has got darned exciting....

.... hope FIA doesnt play spoilsport with such decisions though. Keep the nailbiting finishes and points fury on and see how many people will start watching WRC.

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Quote[/b] ]Both the top drivers are my favourites (as well as Solberg). Its going to be a close call this year. I am just not in the position to support one over the other.
'Copy that!' Revv..
Though I'd love to see Carlos Sainz get atleast in the top 3 (by the season end, still a long way to go..)
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