RALLIART TOPICS

Mitsubishi Motors appoints Mario Fornaris as Technical Director for World Rally Championship team
('02. December. 10th)
Mario Fornaris will join Mitsubishi Motors' Ralliart Europe team from January 1st, 2003, as head of global engineering. Coming from the current FIA World Rally Champion (FIA WRC) team, he will use his expertise to bring back Mitsubishi Motors to podium level for its scheduled return in 2004.

Mitsubishi Motors Decides New Direction in FIA World Rally Championship
('02. December. 3rd)
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today that it will restructure its motor sports engineering activities over the next 12 months to prepare for a full-fledged return to the FIA WRC (World Rally Championship) in 2004. MMC will not take part in the FIA WRC in 2003 to concentrate fully on a successful return to the event in 2004.

McRAE To Miss Australia As Recuperation Continues
('02. October. 18th)
Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart today announced that following further medical tests and consultation between the team surgeon, specialists and Alister McRae, it has been decided that Alister will not take part in the 2002 Telstra Rally Australia.

McRAE Will Miss New Zealand To Recuperate From Training Injury
('02. September. 24th)
Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart today announced that following consultation between the team surgeon, specialists and Alister McRae, it has been decided that Alister will not take part in the 2002 Rally New Zealand.

Conclusion of Rally Hokkaido 2002
('02. September. 8th)
The 4th Round of the 2002 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), The Rally Hokkaido 2002 concluded the 3-day event today with New Zealand's Possum Bourne (Subaru Impreza) taking the inaugural victory.

Mitsubishi Motors and Marlboro to part company
('02. September. 4th)
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (" MMC" ) today announces that the Marlboro sponsorship of the Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart team would cease at the end of the 2002 FIA World Rally Championship season.

Rally Hokkaido 2002
('02. September. 2nd)
Start of the first ever Japanese round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship!
Katsuhiko Taguchi of Team Mitsubishi Ralliart to enter Rally Hokkaido 2002 in a Group A spec. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

Mitsubishi Updates World Rally Car
('02. July. 31st)
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution WRC2 will compete in the Rally Finland, the ninth round of the 2002 FIA World Rally Championship.

Mitsubishi Motors' Kenjiro Shinozuka Resigns
('02. June. 13th)
Kenjiro Shinozuka, Japan's most distinguished rally driver and the first to win the Paris-Dakar Rally, will resign from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation on July 10, at the age of 53.

Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Taguchi Finishes 7th Overall On International Rally Of Wales
('02. May. 22nd)
Japan's Katsuhiko Taguchi (Team Mitsubishi Ralliart) finished 7th overall on the Rally of Wales, the 2nd Round of the 2002 British Rally Championship. The event took place between May 18th and 19th in north Wales and centered around the town of Wrexham.

Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Confirms British Program For Taguchi
('02. May. 8th)
Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Europe today confirmed that 30-year old Japanese driver Katsuhiko Taguchi will contest selected rounds of the 2002 British Rally Championship in a group A+ Mitsubishi Lancer EvoVI.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Wins
Opening Round Of The FIA 2002 Asia Pacific Rally Championship In Canberra!

('02. May. 8th)
Mitsubishi regular Ed Ordynski won the opening round of the 2002 Rally of Canberra behind the wheel of a Ralliart Australia-prepared Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII after an action-packed final leg that saw only 19 of the day's 33 starters reach the finish. Only 15 cars completed the whole event.

Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart Confirms Third Car For Cyprus
('02. March. 19th)
Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart today confirmed that Finnish driver Jani Paasonen will pilot a third works Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution WRC on the fifth round of the 2002 FIA World Rally Championship, the Cyprus Rally. This will be the second time this season that Paasonen and co-driver Arto Kapanen will compete alongside Mitsubishi regulars François Delecour/Daniel Grataloup and Alister McRae/David Senior.
Ed Ordynski Gives Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Debut Victory Down Under
('02. March. 10th)
Ed Ordynski and co-driver Iain Stewart gave Mitsubishi Ralliart Australia a debut victory with its new Lancer Evolution VII on the opening round of the Australian Rally Championship, the Harbour City Rally (8-10 March).
Mitsubishi Trophy Launched For FIA Production Car World Rally Championship
('02. February. 22nd)
Mitsubishi Motors and Ralliart has launched the highly prized Mitsubishi Trophy, a scheme created to contribute to the future of young drivers competing with Lancer Evolution and Carisma GT rally cars in the 2002 FIA Production Car World Rally Championship.
Mitsubishi Drivers Celebrates Success In Tokyo
('02. February. 17th)
Mitsubishi Motors paid tribute to the Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart Team and the countless successes of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution worldwide at the 2002 Mitsubishi Champion’s Meeting in Tokyo on February 17-18.
Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart Announces Plans For The 2002 FIA World Rally Championship
('01.December. 14th)
Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart will enter the 2002 World Rally Championship with Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution WRCs for François Delecour (France) and Alister McRae (Britain) aiming to win both the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Championship titles.


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