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Rd.8 Telstra Rally Australia
Production Car World Rally Championship Rd.8
11 to 13 November 2005

Toshi Arai Crowned Production Car World Rally Champion
Japanese ace takes three stage wins on final day to increase already large margin

Event News
13 November 2005

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The 2005 World Rally Championship has come to a close after a dramatic season finale in Perth, Western Australia. After being the bridesmaid two years' running, veteran rally driver Toshi Arai finally lifted the crown he and Kiwi co-driver Tony Sircombe have so valiantly fought for since joining the PCWRC in its inaugural season four years ago. Taking an unassailable four victories from six rounds contested, their lead over second-placed Nasser Al Attiyah stands at 15 points (50 - 35) at the close of the season.

Crews tackled six competitive stages this morning, split into two loops of three stages each. Starting with the Atkins 1 test (4.42kms) after leaving parc ferme at 06:30hrs, Mark Higgins set the pace early on; with Toshi slotting in second ahead of Marcos Ligato.

Production Car World Rally Championship Archive
Rd.8 Telstra Rally Australia - 11 to 13 November 2005

Entry List
Course Map
Preview- 10 November 2005
Event News - Preview
Leg1 Report - 11 November 2005
Event News - Leg 1
Leg2 Report - 12 November 2005
Event News - Leg 2
Leg3 Report - 13 November 2005
Event News - Leg 3
Gallery - 11 November 2005
Leg 3
1 T.Arai SUBARU 50
2 N.S.Al-Attiyah SUBARU 31
3 M.Ligato SUBARU 33
4 F.Nutahara Mitsubishi 22
5 X.Pons Mitsubishi 20
6 A.Medeghini SUBARU 19
7 A.Teiskonen SUBARU 19
8 S.Beltran SUBARU 17
9 F.Frisiero Mitsubishi 17
10 G.Pozzo SUBARU 15
Points standings after Rd.8 Telstra Rally Australia
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