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Freddy Loix

Rally Catalunya: Final summary

Ford claimed its second world rally victory in two weeks when Markko Martin and Michael Park won the Rally Catalunya in Spain today. Their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car finished this penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship in the ...

Rally Catalunya: Peugeot final summary

Marcus A Fighting Second For Peugeot Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm has finished Spain's Catalunya Rally in an excellent second overall after a completely trouble-free run over all three days of the asphalt event. The Catalunya Rally, the ...

Martin holds on for third win in Rally Catalunya

Markko Martin, never known as a tarmac specialist, took his second win in a row, and again on an asphalt rally, claiming the Rally Catalunya victory by 23.2 seconds over Marcus Gronholm. The win is Martin's third in the World Rally Championship ...

Rally Catalunya: Leg two summary

Overnight leader Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) was fastest on the opening stage. However, he hit a rock near the finish of the stage and the impact cracked the oil sump, forcing him to retire on the liaison section to the next stage. Marcus Gr0x00f6nholm ...

Rally Catalunya: Peugeot leg one summary

Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm has ended the opening leg of the all-asphalt Catalunya Rally in a fighting third position, less than half a minute off the lead. The northern Spanish event is the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship ...

Rally Catalunya: Peugeot preview

After its home round, the Tour of Corsica, Peugeot Sport's 2004 World Championship campaign continues with another longstanding asphalt fixture of the WRC calendar, Rally de Catalunya - Rally de Espana. The stages of the Spanish event are quicker ...

Rally Catalunya: Freddy Loix - Peugeot interview

Interview: Freddy Loix talks about Catalonia Q: You know Spain's WRC round rather well. How would you describe it? Loix: "I missed the 2003 event when my employer of the day pulled out of the championship before the end of the season, but I ...

Tour de Corse: Peugeot final summary

Last Day Progress for Peugeot Peugeot drivers Marcus Gronholm and Freddy Loix have finished fourth and seventh respectively on the Rally de France-Tour de Corse, scoring valuable World Championship points. The final leg of this classic event ...

Tour de Corse final results

Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Markko Martin EE Ford Focus RS WRC04 4:11:51.4 2. Sebastien Loeb ...

Tour de Corse SS12 results

@>SS12 (Pont De Calzola 2) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Markko Martin EE Ford Focus RS WRC04 ...

Tour de Corse SS11 results

@>SS11 (Penitencier 2) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Markko Martin EE Ford Focus RS WRC04 ...

Tour de Corse SS9 results

@>SS9 (Penitencier 1) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Petter Solberg N Subaru Impreza WRC..

Tour de Corse SS10 results

@>SS10 (Pont De Calzola 1) results Pos Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------- ------- ------- 1. Markko Martin EE Ford Focus RS WRC04 ...

Tour de Corse: Peugeot leg two summary

Marcus Fights On in Corsica Marcus Gronholm is the lead Peugeot driver in fifth position at the end of leg two of the Rally de France-Tour de Corse. His team mate Freddy Loix ends the leg in a points-scoring eighth place. The second day of the ...

Tour de Corse: Peugeot leg one summary

Peugeot Drivers Fight For Points in Corsica Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm has finished the opening leg of the Rally de France-Tour de Corse in fifth place, just ahead of his team mate Cedric Robert. The other Peugeot 307 WRC of Freddy Loix ends ...

Tour de Corse: Pre-event press conference

FIA World Rally Championship 2004 Tour de Corse - Rallye de France FIA Pre-event Press Conference Present: Daniel Carlsson, Peugeot Bozian Stephane Sarrazin, Subaru FFSA Markko Martin, Ford Freddy Loix, Peugeot Sebastien Loeb, Citroën Petter ...

Tour de Corse: Round 14 preview

Team's travel to Corsica next week for the 14th of the 16-event series, the French Tour de Corse. Starting on Friday 15 October, the rally will be the first asphalt event since August's Rallye Deutschland and the first of two consecutive ...

Tour de Corse: Peugeot preview

The 307 WRC Hungry For Podium Success as The Championship Returns To Asphalt After the rough gravel of the recent Rally Italia Sardinia, the Peugeot 307WRC continues its Mediterranean tour with Rounds 14 and 15 of the 2004 championship that take ...

Tour de Corse: Peugeot - Cedric Robert interview

A look forward to Corsica with Cedric Robert To fly its colours on the next two WRC rounds which take place on asphalt, Marcus Gronholm will join forces with two special recruits: Cedric Robert and Freddy Loix--What is your personal experience of ...

2001 final points standings

<pre> World Rally Championship Standings Drivers' Championship Pos Driver Points 1 Richard Burns 44 2 Colin Mcrae 42 3 Tommi Makinen 41 4 Marcus Gronholm ...

Rally Deutschland: Peugeot final summary

Peugeot Proves a Point Peugeot drivers Cedric Robert and Freddy Loix have finished the Rallye Deutschland in fifth and sixth places respectively, after an exciting battle throughout the final day. Today's conditions in Germany were typical of ...

Rally Deutschland: Peugeot leg two summary

Peugeot Drivers Fight Back! Peugeot drivers Cedric Robert and Freddy Loix have bravely fought back to finish the second day of the Rallye Deutschland in fifth and sixth places respectively, after suffering a number of setbacks on the opening ...

Rally Deutschland: Leg one summary

Leg one comprised 135.02 competitive kilometres and eight stages. Six of those were run in the Mosel vineyards, where the roads combine long, fast straights with 90-degree corners. The remaining two were run on the smooth roads of Saarland Showers ...

Rally Deutschland: Peugeot leg one summary

Peugeot has endured a difficult start to the Rallye Deutschland, with Cedric Robert ending the day just outside the points in ninth and Freddy Loix finishing 13th. Today's action was hampered by uncertain weather that made tyre choice a lottery.

Rally Deutschland: Round 10 preview

With the last seven WRC rounds contested on gravel, Rally Deutschland is the first of three asphalt events scheduled for the remainder of the season. Based in the countryside around Trier, the oldest city in Germany, the event presents crews with ...

Rally Deutschland: Peugeot preview

The 307 WRC Looking To Continue on The Victory Trail in Germany While the first half of the season failed to be as successful for Peugeot as the French outfit had been hoping, Marcus Grönholm's recent victory in Finland - Round 9 of the ...

Rally Finland: Peugeot final summary

Marcus Takes First Win for 307 Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm has won the Rally Finland, the first-ever victory for the 307 WRC and the fourth career win for Marcus on his home event. Conditions were once more dry and hot over the rapid stages ...

Freddy Loix stays with Peugeot

Freddy Loix and Peugeot Sport are pleased to announce that they have come to an agreement concerning their collaboration until the end of the 2004 season. Freddy Loix will take part in all three asphalt rounds of the 2004 World Rally Championship, ...

Cyprus Rally: Pre-event press conference

FIA World Rally Championship Cyprus Rally FIA Pre-event Press Conference 13.05.2004 Attendees: Corrado Provera (Marlboro Peugeot Total) Sven Quandt (Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports) Malcolm Wilson (Ford Motor Co Ltd) Q: In the news recently we ...

UK: Ireland Rally of the Lakes preview

Ordnance Survey Ireland Rally of the Lakes 2004 - May 1st & 2nd Round 3 - Pirelli Irish Tarmac Rally Championship Round 2 - West Euro Cup Round 2 - 023 Tiles Southern Four Rally Championship Round 1 - Irish Ford Focus Rally Championship Round 3 - ...

Peugeot names Harri Rovanpera for Mexico rally

Taking advantage of being allowed to alternate the team in the second car entered by a manufacturer in the World Rally Championship, Peugeot has once again called on Harri Rovanpera for the next leg of the championship, the Mexican rally (11-14 ...

Swedish Rally: Michelin final summary

Two weeks after their triumph in Monte Carlo, Sébastien Loeb, Citroën and Michelin were once again the stars in snowy Sweden, taking the driver/car/tyre combination to a grand-slam in the 2004 World Rally Championship two winter events. In beating ...

Swedish Rally: Peugeot final summary

Marcus Gronholm has finished second on the Swedish Rally, claiming the first podium for the all-new Peugeot 307 WRC. The Finn's strong performance has also moved him up to second overall in the driver's championship. The Finn started this morning ...

Swedish Rally: Peugeot leg two summary

Marcus Aims For Strong Swedish Finish Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm has ended leg two of the Swedish Rally in second place, just 40 seconds behind the leader. His team mate Freddy Loix was forced to retire from a points-scoring position ...

Swedish Rally: Leg two summary

Long-time leaders Markko Märtin and Michael Park had their hopes of becoming the first non-Nordic drivers to win the Swedish Rally dashed this afternoon when their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car slid into a snowbank and broke the rear ...

Swedish Rally: Mitsubishi leg one summary

Tough Leg For Mitsubishi Panizzi forced into retirement Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports has had a difficult start to the 2004 Uddeholm Swedish Rally and Gilles and Hervé Panizzi have been forced into retirement while team-mates Kristian Sohlberg ...

Swedish Rally: Styllex Tuning leg one summary

Today's leg of the Swedish Rally was too complicated due to warm weather as it was forecasted, which signed on the specific track of hard competition. Also today the high temperature made the gravel surface soft, which was partly changed into ice.

Swedish Rally: Peugeot leg one summary

Magic Marcus Promises Swedish Fightback Three-time Swedish Rally winner Marcus Gronholm has promised a fight back to the top after being deprived of the lead by a power steering problem on the opening day. Marcus set fastest time on the first of ...

Swedish Rally: Subaru leg one summary

Petter Solberg revelled in the Leg's difficult conditions and delivered an impressive performance at the wheel of his Subaru Impreza to end the day in third place, 26.9 seconds behind overnight leader Markko Martin. His team-mate Mikko Hirvonen also ...

Swedish Rally: Round two preview, fast facts

The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) moves from the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo to the snow-covered scenery of Scandinavia for the second of the 16-round series, the Swedish Rally. Starting on Thursday 5 February from its base in the ...

Swedish Rally: Peugeot preview

Peugeot takes the 307 WRC onto conquered territory. After its encouraging result in Monte Carlo with the new 307, Peugeot Sport turns its attention now to Round 2 of the 2004 World Rally Championship in Sweden. The French squad has only excellent ...

Monte Carlo: Peugeot final summary

Monte Carlo has traditionally been an unlucky event for Peugeot, but Marcus Gronholm and Freddy Loix came home in a strong fourth and fifth place after three days of tricky and competitive action. Marcus concentrated on having a clean run and ...

Monte Carlo: Subaru final summary

Current World Champion Petter Solberg continued to demonstrate the performance of the Subaru Impreza on a range of difficult asphalt conditions today, and scored a stage win on SS13. Unfortunately, a small error on the penultimate test cost the ...

Monte Carlo: Peugeot leg two summary

Peugeot driver Marcus Gronholm has finished the second leg of the Monte Carlo Rally in fourth place with the all-new 307 WRC, after a typically challenging day on the season-opener. His team mate Freddy Loix is in a strong sixth place, after ...

Monte Carlo: Leg one summary

Marcus Grönholm (Peugeot), debuting an all-new car, led throughout the day until the final stage when a bad tyre choice cost 30 sec and he slipped to third. He had a narrow escape on the fourth test when his car's gearbox became jammed in third ...

Monte Carlo: Peugeot leg one summary

Promising debut for new Peugeot 307 WRC The all-new Peugeot 307 WRC has made a flying start to its world rally career by leading the Monte Carlo Rally throughout four stages of leg one, thanks to Marcus Gronholm. The Finn is now third ...

Monte Carlo: Peugeot - Nandan/Loix interview

Michel Nandan Ready to rally-- Once Peugeot Sport took the decision to launch its latest challenger in the world arena from the very start of the season, Technical Director Michelin Nandan and the team successfully complied with the ...

Monte Carlo: Peugeot season opener preview

Peugeot up for the fresh challenges of 2004 with the 307 WRC After three consecutive world titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002, plus runner-up honours in 2003, Peugeot is looking forward to the coming season's new challenges which include bidding for a ...

Peugeot 2004 motor sport programme announced

Debut of the 307 WRC and investment in youth After four full World Rally Championship campaigns, including three consecutive years in which it dominated its rivals plus a 2003 season that saw it narrowly miss out on a fourth title, the 206 WRC is ...

ERC: Bruno Thiry crowned 2003 champion

Thiry wins his first title. Bruno Thiry is the new European Rally Champion. He finished second in the 30th Condroz Rally in Belgium and thereby secured the necessary 80 points he needed to take the title. His big rival, Miguel Campos from ...

Peugeot statement on health of Richard Burns

Richard Burns has been hospitalised yesterday evening, after fainting. Doctors will give an update today on their diagnosis and the seriousness of his state of health. From now on they have already declared that Richard Burns will not be authorized ...

Rally of Great Britain: Peugeot final summary

Peugeot driver Freddy Loix has finished sixth on the Rally Great Britain, scoring driver and manufacturer points on his Peugeot debut. The Belgian was drafted in as a last-minute replacement for the unwell Richard Burns, and did an excellent job ...

Rally of Great Britain: Peugeot leg two summary

Peugeot driver Harri Rovanpera has maintained fifth place after a challenging second leg of the Rally Great Britain. Freddy Loix ends the day in seventh place. Conditions were much colder than yesterday as the crews set out to tackle 138 ...

Rally of Great Britain: Subaru leg one summary

An excellent day for the 555 Subaru World Rally Team. With both Pirelli-shod Subaru Impreza WRC2003s proving 100 per cent reliable, Petter Solberg and Tommi Mäkinen ended the day in overnight first and third position respectively. Having been ...

Rally of Great Britain: Peugeot leg one summary

Cardiff, 7th November 2003 - Peugeot driver Harri Rovanpera is in fifth place after the opening leg of the Rally Great Britain. The remaining factory Peugeot of Freddy Loix ends the leg ninth, while the Bozian-run Peugeot of Gilles Panizzi is sixth ...

Rally of Great Britain: Pre-event press conference

6 November 2003, 1530h Present: Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) Carlos Sainz (Citroen) Petter Solberg (Subaru) Guy Frequelin (Citroen) David Lapworth (Subaru) Corrado Provera (Peugeot) Q: First of all to the three championship contenders in turn: who ...

Rally of Great Britain: Corrado Provera interview

Corrado Provera : "Never give up" With the year's final showdown in the forests of Wales looming large, the combination of victory in Catalonia - with the still highly competitive 206 WRC and the back-to-form Gilles Panizzi - and the team's ...

Burns falls ill, dashing championship hopes

Richard Burns has taken ill and was hospitalized for tests on Sunday evening. The Peugeot driver currently is fourth in the World Rally Championship points, only five behind current leaders Sebastian Loeb and Carlos Sainz. With the new FIA point ...

Hyundai's future uncertain

It was a case of sad news for the Hyundai WRC team as they have been forced to s it out the Rallye Sanremo and possibly the rest of the 2003 season. Armin Schwarz. Photo by Hyundai World Rally Team. The team, which has not fared as well ...

Rally Australia: Hyundai final summary

Faultless Loix drive gives Hyundai points boost The Hyundai World Rally Team crew Freddy Loix and Sven Smeets came home in eighth position taking points for the Korean manufacturer for the third consecutive event, after a faultless drive on Rally ...