Most noticeable was the change in the front grille from two metal ribs to a single colour-coded slat, the bump strips were made slightly larger and rounder and had the cars trim level badge incorporated into them. The body kit had flared arches at the front and rear, the track was widened by 10 mm, the wheel offset changed from ET45 to ET38 along with the wheel diameter which rose from 16 to 17 to accommodate Brembo brakes which were added to enhance braking In the spirit of the notion of Adolf Ivar Arwidsson, we are not Swedes, we do not want to become Russians, let us therefore be Finns, nevertheless, in , Finland was incorporated into the Russian Empire as the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland. There have been ten official versions to date, and the designation of model is most commonly a Roman numeral. The engine range available at launch included 1. With increasing international attention, it part of the European Rally Championship programme in

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Jari-Matti Latvala, who suffered from food poisoning on day two, passed Dani Sordo to take his first podium in his home event. Final standings overall classification He finished fourth in the following year, New gearbox for Kimi Raikkonen’s Abarth Petter Solberg to make SuperRally return For the first time, a seam welded monocoque chassis was used to improve chassis rigidity.

Renault had replaced its R5 supermini with a redesigned model in The Finnish Rally Championship is the national rally championship in Finland. Over a total distance of 1, The series currently consists of 13 three-day events driven on surfaces ranging from gravel and tarmac to snow, each rally is split into 15—25 special stages which are run against the clock on closed roads.


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Retirements in Finland Solberg, who drives a privately entered Citroen Xsara WRC, was second overall when he suffered a puncture, and later got rantane car stuck in a ditch, on SS4. Views View Edit History. The first Civic to receive the Type R badge was introduced in Augustthe B16B engine boasted one of the highest power output per litre of all time natti a naturally-aspirated engine with PS from 1.

Group B Ford RS InOulu was added as a starting point. In Maywith the arrival of the phase three facelifted Clio, the 1, the cylinder head design on the 1.

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Like all contemporary World Rally Cars, the car is modified from the production version, with which it shares only the basic shape. It was a strong weekend. Norwegian driver Petter Solberg has confirmed he will re-start Rally Finland as a SuperRally entrant rantandn after retiring earlier in today’s competition.

The RS version was produced as a car matto a limited-slip front differential. Various versions available in markets, particularly the UK, have official power outputs up to PS. I found it difficult on the second day and I felt we were a bit too sideways in some of the stages and lost some time on the loose gravel. Lammi — Lammi is a former municipality of Finland.

The Clio was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in June and sales in France, the Clio largely replaced the Renault 5 Mk2, although this car remained in production until at a factory in Slovenia, where some versions of the Clio were later built.

The Citroen team made some slight alterations to Loeb’s car’s set-up in service. These were very successful, attracting top drivers and works cars from major teams — several manufacturers added Prince Henry models to their ranges.


Matti Rantanen (rally driver)

Petter Solberg retires again This page was last edited on 11 Februaryat February saw the arrival of the Evolution 3, which had several improvements over the previous models, New, more aggressive styling and a new nose moulding improved the air supply to the radiator, intercooler and brakes.

Leaders clear but Rautenbach crashes Rantanen began rallying in in his native Finland. It was immediately on the pace, setting many fastest stage times, McRae gave the Focus its first win two events later on the Safari Rally Kenya finishing over 15 minutes ahead of the second placed Toyota of Didier Auriol.

After moving into the top ten on Sunday morning he was caught by another Finn, Juho Hanninen, on the penultimate stage mattii the rally, finishing in 11th place. The best result for the team came at the Rally Japan when Companc and Villagra finished fifth and seventh respectively, the team finished last in the constructors championship with 14 points.

Inthe Civic Type R Motor Sports edition was released and it came with steel wheels, no air conditioning, no power windows, no power steering, no radio, and matt with the standard Type R interior.

The Renault Clio is a supermini car B-segmentproduced by the French automobile manufacturer Renault.