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RideConnected app: Les motards ne sont plus limités par la distance ou le nombre de connexions

IRVINE, Californie, États-Unis, 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., leader mondial en matière d’innovation Bluetooth pour les sports mécaniques et les sports de plein air, a annoncé aujourd’hui la sortie de l’application RideConnected. Cette nouvelle application pour moto permettra aux utilisateurs d’interagir avec plusieurs motards dans le monde entier au moyen de leur casque Bluetooth Sena. Ils pourront désormais communiquer avec un nombre de motards encore jamais atteint.

L’application de communication pour moto RideConnected, conçue pour fonctionner aussi bien sous iOS qu’Android, sera disponible gratuitement sur iTunes et Google Play. Finies, les limites géographiques : les motards pourront communiquer avec un nombre quasi illimité de compagnons, où qu’ils se trouvent, tant qu’ils se situent dans la zone de couverture LTE de leur opérateur mobile. Compatible avec tous les casques Bluetooth Sena, elle offre aux motards une liberté maximale. Tant que l’utilisateur est connecté à un réseau Wi-Fi ou mobile, il peut communiquer avec un grand nombre de compagnons, quelle que soit la distance.

L’utilisateur peut créer son profil personnel et utiliser les différentes fonctionnalités de l’application RideConnected en toute simplicité. Il peut créer facilement des équipes et inviter des amis à créer leur profil sur l’application en leur envoyant un SMS, en utilisant la fonction GPS ou en leur envoyant un code unique à quatre chiffres. Les utilisateurs peuvent également utiliser les commandes vocales existantes de leur casque Bluetooth 4.1 Sena pour faire fonctionner l’application.

Cette application est le premier des nombreux avantages réservés et conçus spécialement pour les utilisateurs Sena. En effet, Sena cherche constamment à proposer de nouveaux avantages à sa communauté fidèle de motards et à améliorer les fonctions de communication et de connectivité de ses produits. L’application de communication pour moto et vélo RideConnected résout les situations de communication difficiles sur la route. Les motards ne sont plus limités par la distance ou le nombre de connexions tant qu’ils bénéficient d’une couverture cellulaire pour communiquer.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Die neue RideConnected App verbindet Motorradfahrer in aller Welt über ihre Bluetooth-Headsets von Sena

IRVINE, Kalifornien, 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., der weltweite Innovationsführer im Bereich der Bluetooth-Technologie für den Motor-, Action- und Outdoor-Sportbereich, gab heute die Einführung der RideConnected App bekannt. Die neue RideConnected App verbindet Motorradfahrer in aller Welt über ihre Bluetooth-Headsets von Sena. Benutzer können über die RideConnected App und jedes Bluetooth-Headset von Sena Verbindungen zu mehr Fahrern als je zuvor herstellen.

Die RideConnected App für die Kommunikation unter Motorradfahrern ist für iOS- und Android-Smartphones kostenlos bei iTunes und Google Play erhältlich. Der Kommunikation sind damit keine Grenzen mehr gesetzt. Motorradfahrer können sich mit technisch unendlich vielen Fahrern an jedem beliebigen Ort der Welt verbinden, solange die Gesprächspartner mit dem LTE (4G)-Netz ihres Mobilfunkanbieters verbunden sind. Die RideConnected App ist mit allen Bluetooth-Headsets von Sena kompatibel und gibt Ihnen mehr Freiheit als je zuvor. Solange Sie mit einem WLAN oder Mobilfunknetz verbunden sind, können Sie über beliebige Entfernungen und mit beliebig viel Fahrern kommunizieren.

Richten Sie Ihr persönliches Profil ein und schon navigieren Sie mühelos durch die Funktionen der RideConnected App. Sie können im Handumdrehen unterschiedliche Teams erstellen und per SMS, GPS oder durch die Übermittlung Ihres individuell vierstelligen Codes Freunde einladen und ihre eigenen Profile in der App erstellen. Benutzer können die RideConnected App auch über die vertrauten Sprachansagen ihrer Sena Bluetooth 4.1-Headsets bedienen.

Die App ist der erste vieler zusätzlicher Vorteile und App´s speziell für Nutzer von Sena. Sena arbeitet stets an der Entwicklung neuer Vorteile für die Motorradfahrer-Community und optimiert Kommunikation und Konnektivität. Mit der RideConnected App für Motorrad- und Radfahrer leistet Sena Abhilfe bei Kommunikationslücken auf allen Fahrten. Fahrer sind nicht länger an bestimmte Entfernungen oder Anzahlen von Verbindungen (Gruppengröße) gebunden. Solange Sie im Mobilfunknetz sind sind Sie erreichbar!

Da ab Januar 2017 die Roaminggebühren in Europa wegfallen ist die RideConnected App grenzenlos nutzbar.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New app for motorcycle & cycling communication while on the road: RideConnected App

IRVINE, Calif., 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., the global leader in Bluetooth innovation for the motorsports, action sports and outdoor sports lifestyles, has announced today the release of the RideConnected App. The RideConnected App for motorcycle riding will connect multiple riders across the globe through their Sena Bluetooth headsets. Riders may now connect with more riders than ever before through any Sena Bluetooth headset with the RideConnected App.

The RideConnected motorcycle communication App, created for both iOS and Android phones, will be available for free in the iTunes and Google Play Stores. Not only will riders no longer be limited by range, the amount intercom connections between riders are virtually limitless when within LTE range of their mobile carrier. Compatible with all Sena Bluetooth headsets, the RideConnected App offers more freedom than ever. As long as you are connected to WiFi, or a mobile network, you may now communicate over any distance, and with multiple riders.

Set up your own personal profile and navigate through the features of the RideConnected App with ease. Simply create different teams, and invite friends to create their own profile on the App through SMS message, GPS, or by providing them with your unique four-digit code. Users may also use the existing voice prompts of their Sena Bluetooth 4.1 headsets to operate the RideConnected App.

The App will be the first of many added benefits designed for Sena users. Sena is always looking for ways to benefit its loyal community of riders, and improve upon communication and connectivity. The RideConnected App for motorcycle and cycling communication is Sena’s solution to sticky communication situations while on the road.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

CannonBall Run 2011 – Team Tankboy Takes The Third Place

It was gruelling hot as 200 cars headed north for the 2011 CannonBall Run. Among the Ferrari’s, GT40’s, Aston Martin’s and other exotic cars was Team Tankboy’s, ex-US Army Humvee.

There were some great themed teams, Magnum PI, Priscilla Queen of the Dessert with a giant shoe atop a bus, a Back to the Future DeLorean and even Shrek to name but a few.

Everyone was having fun, nice cars, plenty of hot babes, miles of winding countryside roads and great weather. What more could one ask for? OK, there could have been a wet T-Shirt competition but then I doubt our focus would have stayed on the road.

Out of 200 entrants, a total of fifteen speeding tickets got handed out and one car caught fire and burnt to a crisp. Not bad for a day of fuel induced excitement.

Team Tankboy consisted of Charles “Tankboy” Knight and Nick “Nuke” Scott from the reality series “Tankboy TV”, along with actor/comedian Aaron Beard.

“It was our first time competing in the event, so we weren’t 100% sure what we were up against. We didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, compared to seasoned contestants, but we had a plan, and we stuck to it.” said Tankboy. “And making third place was awesome!”

“If you think we were crazy on the rally, you should see us in our TV show.” said Nuke. “And that cute girl in the Impala, she can facebook me anytime”.

You can check out these mad boys of destruction, at www.tankboytv.com.

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HotelTravel.com Formula 1 Event Guide Sets Pace for Italian Grand Prix

HotelTravel.com’s popular Formula 1 event guide moves to the Autodromo di Monza this week as the fastest show on four wheels gets ready to burn rubber for one of the season’s marquee events, the Italian Grand Prix.

It is one of the oldest events in Formula 1, and the Monza Race Circuit is one of the sport’s most historic venues, hosting many of F 1’s most epic battles.

HotelTravel.com Chief Information Officer, Olivier Dombey, predicted this year’s Italian Grand Prix could be one of the best races of 2010.

“In recent years, top speeds at the Italian Grand Prix have exceeded 370kph. The higher the speed, the greater the excitement, especially for the hometown Scuderia Ferrari fans. Expect them to be out in full force supporting the ‘Dancing Horse’ with a sea of bright red.”

According to Mr Dombey, another important motivation for attending the Italian Grand Prix is how easy it is to access the Monza Race Circuit from Milan, with the race venue just a stone’s throw away from one of Europe’s great cultural capitals.

It takes only 15 minutes by train, from Milan Central Railway station to reach the Monza Station (Stazione di Monza). There is also a free shuttle bus service from the Monza Train Station to the race circuit’s Vedano Gate.

For more important race day tips, check out HotelTravel.com’s Italian Grand Prix event guide. It is packed with unique content found only on HotelTravel.com, including hundreds of original feature articles by the company’s expert editorial team. This comprehensive F1 event guide for the next race also includes an up-to-the-minute Italian Grand Prix countdown timer, Italian Grand Prix contacts, track tactics, local weather forecasts and ticket information in addition to live RSS and Twitter feeds.

HotelTravel.com has also created incredible promotional deals for Milan hotels, with rates starting from as little as only EUR 35 per night.

Mr Dombey said: “We are very excited about the remainder of the 2010 Formula 1 season. In the course of just a few short months this year the HotelTravel.com Formula 1 event guides have developed an impressive fan following, and in the process have become an important primary resource in the world of F 1.

“After the conclusion of the Italian Grand Prix the focus returns to Asia as the excitement builds for both the constructors’ and drivers’ championships,” he added.

HotelTravel.com is also offering outstanding value for money hotel rates for the upcoming final three races in Asia this year. For all the latest happening and outstanding rates near race venues, have a look at the HotelTravel.com Singapore Grand Prix event guideJapanese Grand Prix event guide and the first ever Korean Grand Prix event guide.

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Ben Bostrom and Chris Clark Auction for Rett Syndrome a Success

Pat Clark Motorsports would like to thank all of the fans that placed bids on the gear of AMA American Superbike racers Chris Clark and Ben Bostrom to benefit Rett Syndrome that recently concluded on Ebay.

The special edition leathers and bodywork made their AMA race debut at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca round of the AMA series and saw Ben Bostrom and Pat Clark Motorsports score their first win in the American Superbike class.

The auction began immediately following the SPEED telecast of the race on Sunday evening July 25 and concluded with over 2500 views and 60 bids on the gear.

“The feedback we received from everyone has been nothing but positive and we are happy we could pull off this unique event. We wish the thank the Ben Bostrom and Chris Clark fans who placed their bids and helped us do our part to support a great charity and assist in finding a cure for Rett Syndrome”, said Team Manager Ron Heben.

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Al Unser Jr. and Motor Media to Hold Race Clinic

Al Unser Jr will launch his first racing clinic to benefit The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s “Miami Project”. On July 8th, 2010, winners of a low-unique-bid-wins auction will bring a guest to enjoy racing lesson from Al Unser Jr and dinner with the champion himself.

Auction winners will drive open-wheel race cars and learn driving tips American Racing Champion Al Jr at world-class racing facility New Jersey Motorsports Park. Winners will experience champion speeds in a supercar in a private “hot laps” session with Al Jr. Drivers Al Unser III and Miranda Throckmorton will also be on-track to assist Al Jr’s instruction.

The Al Unser Jr Charity Auction proceeds will benefit the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Miami Project, devoted curing paralysis. “I am very excited to hold my first driving clinic to share what I have learned in my career about driving, and at the same time raise money to help find a cure for paralyses,” said Al Jr. The auction is now online at www.alunserjrcharityauction.com, and is open to bidders world wide.

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DragonFire Racing Team Took Top Finishing Positions At The Lucas Offroad Racing Series In Surprise Arizona Earlier This Month

DragonFire Racing, a leader in custom performance racing vehicles, accessories and custom racing performance parts, today announced that its team took top finishing positions at the Lucas Offroad Racing series in Surprise Arizona earlier this month. Saturday started with Jerry Welchel winning Unlimited 2, Todd Romano taking third in Unlimited UTV and Hans Waage taking first in Limited UTV on Sunday.

“It was some amazing racing and thanks go out to my staff and friends for making it all happen ,” said Todd Romano, spokesperson for DragonFire Racing. “We are in a great position to take three different point championships and are excited with the progress the team is making. The weekend would not have been a success without the help of our sponsors: Team Green Kawasaki, FOX Racing, ITP Wheels and Tires and Gear One.”

The Lucas Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) combines the traditions of midwest, short course off road racing with a West Coast influence. LOORRS brings intense side-by-side action on tracks that test the most seasoned racers. The 2009 LOORRS season features tracks in Lake Elsinore, Calif., Primm, Nev. And Surprise, Ariz.

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Find perfect gifts with new styles from UFC clothing with low-cost shipping in the U.S. and Canada

OfficialProSports.com, a leading retailer of professional sports apparel and equipment today announced the addition of new UFC clothing and recent picks from top brands such Triumph United, ADX and Warrior Wear, in time for this holiday shopping season. Low shipping is available year-round, with five dollar shipping in the U.S. and seven dollars in Canada.

“We are pleased to offer the latest UFC shirts, in addition to our vast selection of MMA clothingMMA Gear said Keoki Kaine, spokesperson for OfficialProSports.com. “Some of mixed martial arts’ most celebrated fighters have climbed through the ranks of UFC — veterans like Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell to relative newcomer Anderson Silva. The addition of the latest UFC shirts reinforces that we are the go-to source for all pro sports gear.”

What began as a single tournament to identify the top fighters in the world, the UFC is now the largest U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization. Expanding into Canada, Europe and new markets within the United States, the UFC is experiencing a surge in popularity, with increased mainstream media coverage, on Spike in the United States and Canada, as well as in 34 other countries worldwide. In North America, UFC is synonymous with MMA mixed martial arts.

With new cable television, pay-per-view and video game deals, the UFC merchandising and marketing machine has yielded new designs on merchandise such as UFC Triple Skulls Black T-Shirt, UFC Skull Collar Black T-Shirt and UFC Dragon Belt Black T-Shirts. These, along with other UFC products can be found at OfficialProSports.com for the best prices available anywhere.

For the growing contingent of female MMA fans and competitors, OfficialProSports.com carries ladies MMA shirts from No Fear, Chess Game Fight, ADX and more. Mixed martial arts enjoy an ever-growing following of women, who represent consumers that purchase fight gear for themselves and as gifts.

OfficialProSports.com carries a number of brands in MMA clothing, UFC Gear, NFL, MBA, MLB, NHL, Elite XC and motorsports apparel, gear and equipment. By providing low cost shipping rates and competitive prices, OfficialProSports.com provides everything you need to “keep it official”.

About OfficialProSports.com

OfficialProSports.com is a leading online retailer, providing professional sports apparel and equipment for MMA, UFC, WEC, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, Elite XC and motorsports. The company takes pride in being a single source for athletic apparel including MMA ShirtsUFC clothingMMA Gear, fight & sports apparel, as well as many other items offering serious athletes official apparel and equipment to compete like professionals. With headquarters in Murrieta, CA, OfficialProSports.com is a privately held company. Founded in January, 2008 OfficialProSports.com has quickly become a key player allowing customers to “Keep it Official with OfficialProSports.com.”

For information about OfficialProSports.com please visit the company’s web site at http://www.officialprosports.com.

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Find perfect gifts with new styles from UFC clothing with low-cost shipping in the U.S. and Canada

OfficialProSports.com, a leading retailer of professional sports apparel and equipment today announced the addition of new UFC clothing and recent picks from top brands such Triumph United, ADX and Warrior Wear, in time for this holiday shopping season. Low shipping is available year-round, with five dollar shipping in the U.S. and seven dollars in Canada.

“We are pleased to offer the latest UFC shirts, in addition to our vast selection of MMA clothingMMA Gear“said Keoki Kaine, spokesperson for OfficialProSports.com. “Some of mixed martial arts’ most celebrated fighters have climbed through the ranks of UFC — veterans like Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell to relative newcomer Anderson Silva. The addition of the latest UFC shirts reinforces that we are the go-to source for all pro sports gear.”

What began as a single tournament to identify the top fighters in the world, the UFC is now the largest U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization. Expanding into Canada, Europe and new markets within the United States, the UFC is experiencing a surge in popularity, with increased mainstream media coverage, on Spike in the United States and Canada, as well as in 34 other countries worldwide. In North America, UFC is synonymous with MMA mixed martial arts.

With new cable television, pay-per-view and video game deals, the UFC merchandising and marketing machine has yielded new designs on merchandise such as UFC Triple Skulls Black T-Shirt, UFC Skull Collar Black T-Shirt and UFC Dragon Belt Black T-Shirts. These, along with other UFC products can be found at OfficialProSports.com for the best prices available anywhere.

For the growing contingent of female MMA fans and competitors, OfficialProSports.com carries ladies MMA shirts from No Fear, Chess Game Fight, ADX and more. Mixed martial arts enjoy an ever-growing following of women, who represent consumers that purchase fight gear for themselves and as gifts.

OfficialProSports.com carries a number of brands in MMA clothing, UFC Gear, NFL, MBA, MLB, NHL, Elite XC and motorsports apparel, gear and equipment. By providing low cost shipping rates and competitive prices, OfficialProSports.com provides everything you need to “keep it official”.

About OfficialProSports.com

OfficialProSports.com is a leading online retailer, providing professional sports apparel and equipment for MMA, UFC, WEC, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, Elite XC and motorsports. The company takes pride in being a single source for athletic apparel including MMA ShirtsUFC clothingMMA Gear, fight & sports apparel, as well as many other items offering serious athletes official apparel and equipment to compete like professionals. With headquarters in Murrieta, CA, OfficialProSports.com is a privately held company. Founded in January, 2008 OfficialProSports.com has quickly become a key player allowing customers to “Keep it Official with OfficialProSports.com.”

For information about OfficialProSports.com please visit the company’s web site at http://www.officialprosports.com.

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Professional Sports Apparel Retailer Expands Product Offering To Include Motorsports Equipment

Official Pro Sports, a leading retailer of professional sports apparel and equipment today announced its expansion into the world of motorsports with its line of motocross, motorcycle and street bike equipment featuring top brands such as O’Neal, Nascar, Power Trip, Joe Rocket, HJC Helmets, and Royal Flush.

The addition of motorsports equipment includes the much sought after HJC helmets, Nascar jackets, t-shirts, body armor, gloves, goggles and bags among other items from O’Neal and other brands that keep motocross and motorsports enthusiasts looking good from head to toe. As part of its low cost shipping policy, Official Pro Sports offers five dollar shipping on all United States orders and seven dollar shipping on all Canadian orders.

“Whether an athlete or an avid fan, we aim to provide the most competitive prices on top brands,” said Keoki Kaine, spokesperson for Official Pro Sports. “Adding to our selection of MMA clothing, UFC gear, NFL, MBA, MLB and others, the expansion into the Motorsports and street cycle industries is just one of many areas we aim to cover, offering customers a wide selection of high quality gear suited for competitive athletes and serious fans alike,” Kaine concluded.

Featuring such leaders as O’Neal, Nascar, Punishment, Sinister, Cage Fighter, Triumph, Toe 2 Toe, and Soldier among others, Official Pro Sports offers the benefit of one stop shopping for gear and clothes supporting a variety of fan gear across the professional sports arena.

As a multidimensional supplier of sports apparel and equipment, Official Pro Sports carries a number of brands in MMA clothingUFC gear, NFL, MBA, MLB, NHL, Elite XC and motorsports apparel, gear and equipment. By providing low cost shipping rates and competitive prices, Official Pro Sports provides everything you need to “keep it official”. For more information on Official Pro Sports, please visit http://www.officialprosports.com
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CopMagnet.com will Webcast the 2008 One Lap of America Live

CopMagnet.com will not only take part in 2008 One Lap of America, but will Webcast the event for nine days. Viewers will have the ability to watch, listen, and even “chat” online with the drivers during the event. There is no doubt that the Internet and Auto Racing are both growing quickly in 2008, this is why CopMagnet.com will produce a Live Webcast of the 2008 One Lap of America. CopMagnet.com is inviting the world to go along for the ride this year as a “virtual” passenger in a 505 horsepower, 2008 Corvette Z06 (CopMagnet II). Viewers will also be able to track the team with a live GPS feed.

Lead Driver – Mark Murnahan, Chairman, YourNew.com, Inc.
Mark has been on the leading edge of Internet technology for more than 12 years. Today, Mark leads YourNew.com, providing wholesale Internet as well as custom Website programming, search engine marketing, and Web consulting. YourNew.com is the biggest name in wholesale Internet services worldwide. Mark is also a passionate and experienced driver and high performance driving instructor. In 2007, Mark logged more than 10,000 track miles in his 2007 Corvette Z51 (CopMagnet I).

Mark Says: “This is a very exciting event for me. This is something that few people get to do, and I have taken this opportunity to show everybody what Cannonball One Lap of America is all about.”

Co-Driver – Steve Gerber, Captain, US Army
Steve is a senior Captain and commander of Bravo Company of the Warrior Transition Battalion, or WTB. WTB’s were set up at Army posts across the country as a response to inefficiencies that occurred at Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital. Steve’s job in this unit is to manage, transition (back into the Army if they can, or into civilian life), and most importantly to inspire our soldiers who have been mentally and physically wounded in the war.

Steve says: “How often do you get to participate in a truly once in a lifetime event? What am I going to tell my grandchildren I did with this one life? This is too easy a choice … give me Competition over Comfort any day of the week.”

About the Car:
CopMagnet II – 2008 Corvette Z06 with 505 HP. Estimated top speed of 198mph. Named “CopMagnet II” because it is a Corvette covered in race stickers and it draws a great deal of attention, as well as being the second of two such cars belonging to YourNew.com, Inc.

How Can You Benefit From CopMagnet.com?
1.) They will provide live or recorded interviews with the CopMagnet.com team during the race. Where time allows, they will make quick stops for interviews and to give the public a look at CopMagnet II. Those interested in viewing CopMagnet II may contact them so they may coordinate their travel.

2.) Place a link on your Website to the CopMagnet.com Live Webcast. These are available at www.copmagnet.com/link. During run testing, they are averaging more than 6 minutes per viewer on the Web stream. Those looking for “stickiness” on their Website … this is an opportunity.

3.) A live GPS tracker will show the position of CopMagnet II as it passes through your town (and all along the route). This GPS is Live, so you and your viewers, readers, and listeners can track them block by block.

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The Castrol-Ford Team has won the WRC manufacturers title for the second successive season on the inaugural WRC Rally Ireland

The Castrol-backed Ford Team has won the World Rally (WRC) manufacturers title for the second successive season thanks to Mikko Hirvonen’s fourth place on the inaugural WRC Rally Ireland. Marcus Grönholm failed to score meaning the drivers’ title will be decided in the final event of the season, Rally GB in two weeks time.

Rally Ireland was the newest event to enter the WRC calendar and the first time the ‘Emerald Isle’ has featured in the series. The bumpy nature of the roads was always feared as a danger area as Castrol-Ford driver Marcus Grönholm found out to his cost – the championship leader crashed heavily on the opening morning.

Having taken an early lead Grönholm had slipped to third and was fighting back when the Focus went off the road on SS4. “The roads were like ice this morning,” said the Finn. “I braked for a bend near the end of the stage but the car slid sideways before hitting a wall hard. It was a big impact because we stopped immediately.”

Grönholm and co-driver Timo Rautiainen went to hospital where they were given the all-clear but the same could not be said of the Focus and, for the second event running, the damage was too severe to allow the Finn to rejoin.

With Grönholm out of contention, team mate Mikko Hirvonen turned his attention not to chasing victory but to ensuring he gained the three points necessary for Castrol-Ford to retain its manufacturers’ World Championship crown. “Friday was the hardest day of the season so far,” he said. “I couldn’t find a good rhythm because I was trying to drive safely and when you do that you make mistakes.”

After opening in Southern Ireland, Saturday’s route was concentrated in the north but heavy rain meant that caution was still the watchword. “The stages in this area are good with jumps and crests like we have in Finland,” said Hirvonen. “If the weather had been dry they would have been incredibly fast.”

With just four stages on the final day, Hirvonen was taking no chances and duly brought the Focus home in a title-winning fourth place. “This was a great result for the team but a difficult event for me as I couldn’t risk pushing for a better overall place and risk not scoring the points the team needed,” he said.

With the Manufacturers’ title secure attention now turns to Marcus Grönholm’s quest to steal the crown from under Sebastien Loeb’s nose on the final round in Wales in two weeks’ time.

Ford team manager Malcolm Wilson said: ‘It’s a fantastic feeling to win back-to-back championships. To win with one event remaining is amazing. Mikko did a perfect job this weekend and after Marcus’ retirement, he fully understood the role he had to play this weekend and he did it to perfection.’

About Castrol-Ford:
Castrol’s world class expertise and engine oil technology means it is recommended by the worlds leading car manufacturers, commended by experts and trusted by over 100 million customers. Built on a history of technical innovation over the past 100 years, Castrol motor oil drivers and cars have been at the forefront of motor sport, especially the World Rally and record-breaking competition for more than 75 years. Castrol is part of BP and is the market and technical leader for specialised industrial and car oil lubricants for the retail consumer. Castrol is the market leader in marine lubricants and a key player in the aviation and commercial vehicles market. It is also the third largest marketer of lubricants worldwide.

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Welcome to EPR Sports News

EPR Sports News is a new blog, part of EPR Network, that is going to be focused on and will be covering the sports news and stories from press releases published on EPR Network.

EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

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