The agreement continues Subaru’s policy of seeking out young talented drivers and is part of a long-term partnership to develop Atkinson’s potential into a future World Champion. Retrieved 17 August This performance brought Atkinson to the attention of Suzuki , who offered him the opportunity to drive one of its Super Ignis models with the Suzuki Sport team in the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. The F1 test driver turned wild jaguar lifesaver After getting very closely but ultimately failing to reach the highest level of single-seater motorsport, Mario Haberfeld returned to his home nation and made his other great passion his life’s work – saving endangered wild jaguars F1. They’re a lot quicker and we’ll be taking a lot more cuts, but I think we learned some useful things last week that will help us get off to a good start. Please see our terms and conditions for further information.

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The move is part of co-drived long-term plan to develop Chris at a world-class level and he is taking a step along the path followed by previous Subaru World Champions, such as Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Petter Solberg.

Swedish Rally 3—5 February — Results and report. Atkinson was a co-driver for his brother Ben, but after attending a rally school with his brother, the pair swapped positions, scoring a class win and third ck-driver .

In addition to the third position achieved in Rally Japan, fourth in Australia and seventh in New Zealand, Chris recorded 15 stage wins, the highest number of wins scored by a driver yet to win the World Championship.


Key Colour Result Gold. David Lapworth, Subaru World Rally Team Technical Director, commented, “Chris has earned his stripes this year and has been awarded this contract entirely on merit. This article has multiple issues. At the Rally FinlandAtkinson posted the fastest time on the short opening super special stage on a horse-racing course at Killeri, to lead the rally for a short time.

The one-second F1 tech gain that made a car slower For the season, the Benetton Formula 1 team made a stunning technical breakthrough that it hoped would return it to its previous glory. Rally d’Italia Sardegna 19—21 May — Results and report.

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The year-old will contest all 16 rounds of the series with current co-driver Glenn Macneall. His highest finish of the year was third, in Rally Japan. Motorsport Jobs Browse the latest job vacancies. New issue out every week. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Jake Boxall-Legge The one-second F1 aktinson gain that made a car slower.

Chris Atkinson Gets New Co-Driver

Next article Rally Ireland meet Swedish counterparts. Rally Japan 1—3 September — Results and report. Last year’s winner Markko Wtkinson will not be competing following the tragedy at this year’s Wales Rally GB in which his co-deiver , Michael Park, was killed. Previous article Citroen to return in After being based on the Costa Brava for several years, Rallye de Catalunya has moved its home to the Tarrangona region for this year’s 41st running of the event.


Subaru inks Atkinson for 2006

Cars entered by a manufacturer had to be equipped with the same engine for two rallies; further limitations were imposed on the changing of some parts, including suspension, steering, turbochargers and gearboxes.

Autosport Digital Magazine Read or download today. At the beginning of the seasonAtkinson took third place in Monte Carlo ; while at the Corona Rally MexicoAtkinson managed second, 30 seconds ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala. Rally Australia 27—29 October — Results and report.

He graduated at Bond University in commerce, majoring in finance and accounting in after receiving an academic scholarship for studies. Retrieved from ” https: F1 offers hints at grid penalty alternatives Formula 1 has offered hints at possible alternatives to grid penalties in a new survey for fans F1.

Mitsubishi Lancer WRC Please clean it up to conform to a higher standard of quality, and to make it neutral in tone. Dengfeng 1stZhangye 1stJinzhong 1stChangchun 1st. On the final day of the rally, Atkinson was 0. Retrieved 7 December