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WRC: McRae wins in Greece!

Colin McRae held his nerve on the final stage of the Acropolis Rally to take his first World Rally Championship win since Greece last year.

Marcus Gronholm finished second and McRae's team-mate Carlos Sainz was third.

Harri Rovanpera pipped Petter Solberg to fourth, with Ford driver Markko Martin getting the last drivers' point.

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The Focus' have proven to be the cars to beat in Greece once again! If Markko Martin didn't have his punctured tyre on the first day, he could have won the rally. But nevertheless, good to see McRae win and two Fords on the podium (although it could have been a total Ford podium!). Hopefully it can be same again in Kenya!


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YAY At lest we can still win something
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Excellent news!! Good to see Golin up there for a win!

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Thank God Colin didn't crash. Well done Colin and Ford, you deserve this Victory.

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Top stuff!! We needed that win.

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Ok, so we can count our chickens now. :s3

Good to see, perhaps Ford HQ won't kill the WRC program now.

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Good to see, perhaps Ford HQ won't kill the WRC program now.
Hmmmm.....it would be absolutely stupid for Ford to quit the WRC. It's the only motorsport program where a Ford features (in blue oval form) on the world stage!

Interestingly, during the Acropolis rally, winner McRae won none of the stages but team-mate Markko Martin won six over the three days!

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