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Scott Martin

1982-11-06 (age 39)

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Obituary: Rally co-driver and journalist Martin Holmes dies aged 80

When the rally world reconvenes after the Covid-19 hiatus it will be without one of its most ardent supporters and knowledgeable chroniclers, Martin Holmes, who died late last week after a long battle with cancer

Markko Martin to take on current World Rally runners in Estonia

Markko Martin is the latest addition to an increasingly impressive Rally Estonia entry list, with the five-time World Rally event winner making his competitive debut in a Ford Fiesta WRC

Martin Prokop quits WRC over Rally Italy penalty

Long-standing World Rally Championship privateer Martin Prokop has walked away from the series following the five-minute penalty he was handed ahead of the Rally Italy start

Markko Martin: Ott Tanak must raise game again to repeat WRC podium

Ott Tanak will have to take another step up to repeat his Poland World Rally Championship podium in Finland this weekend, says his multiple WRC rally-winning countryman Markko Martin

WRC Italy: Martin Prokop takes surprise lead after superspecial win

Martin Prokop scored a shock stage win to open Rally Italy in Sardinia, scoring only his second World Rally Championship stage victory

Markko Martin to enter Rally Estonia

Five-time world rally winner Markko Martin will contest next week's Rally Estonia, defending his victory from last year in a Ford Focus RS WRC

Martin thrilled with protege's progres

Five-time world rally winner Markko Martin says he is delighted with his protege Ott Tanak's efforts this year - and believes the 22-year-old's drive on last weekend's Finnsco Rally in Finland was his finest yet

Martin: Hirvonen can hang on for win

Five-time world rally winner Markko Martin reckons Mikko Hirvonen's 16-second lead on Rally Sweden will be enough to see him through tomorrow's five stages

Q & A with NZ Rally's Willard Martin

Following the popular news that the Rally New Zealand will return to Auckland when it re-enters the World Rally Championship stage next year, AUTOSPORT caught up with the event's route planner Willard Martin to find out what's in store for 2010

Wilson, Martin to take on Alps cycle

Stobart Ford World Rally crew Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin will continue their physical training for the last third of this year's WRC by starting the Route des Grandes Alpes bike ride this morning

Grapevine: Martin and Reid enter Burns Memorial

World Rally Championship stars Markko Martin and Robert Reid have been confirmed as an entry on the forthcoming Richard Burns Memorial Rally, where the pair will give the Subaru Impreza WRC2008 its competitive debut in Britain

Martin satisfied after '08 Subaru test

Subaru test driver Markko Martin believes the team have made a "promising" start to the development of their new Impreza WRC2008 after the first week of testing in the car

Subaru sign Martin as test driver

Estonian Markko Martin will be Subaru's official test driver in 2008, the Japanese squad announced on Friday

Martin tells FIA to act over WRC

Markko Martin has urged motor racing's governing body to get their act together and sort out the problems that the World Rally Championship is facing

Martin not certain of a return to WRC

Markko Martin has admitted he will not drive in the World Rally Championship in the immediate future

Martin creates junior team

Markko Martin has ensured that despite not having a full-time WRC seat for 2006 he will remain in the sport by starting his own junior team, according to this week's Autosport

Martin or Hirvonen for second Ford

The race for the second works Ford seat in next year's World Rally Championship is now between Markko Martin and Mikko Hirvonen, according to this week's Autosport

Martin Won't Return this Season

Peugeot have announced that Markko Martin will not return to the World Rally Championship in 2005

Martin: I Lost a Brother

Markko Martin has paid tribute to his co-driver Michael Park, who died in an accident during the Wales Rally GB last weekend, the Estonian saying he has lost a friend and brother

Martin to Miss Rally Japan

Markko Martin will miss the Rally Japan after the death of his-co driver Michael Park in last weekend's Rally GB

Peugeot Boss Critical of Martin

Peugeot director Jean-Pierre Nicolas has criticised their driver Markko Martin's motivation

Martin Moves into Third

Peugeots Markko Martin has moved into third ahead of Ford's Henning Solberg on the Cyprus Rally

Martin Rules Out Drivers' Title

Markko Martin has ruled out challenging for the driver's title this season - despite being only seven points behind title leader Sebastien Loeb

Q & A with Markko Martin

Conducted and provided by Peugeot's press office

Martin makes breakthrough

Markko Martin believes he has made a breakthrough in understanding the handling of his new Peugeot 307, despite differential and gearbox problems late this morning dropping him back to fifth on the Swedish Rally

Gronholm hails Martin

Former WRC champion Marcus Gronholm believes that his new Peugeot team-mate Markko Martin could be the catalyst that turns the French squad's 307 into a regular winner in 2005

Peugeot confirms Martin

Markko Martin's switch from Ford to Peugeot was made official on Wednesday morning - ending weeks of speculation that the French car manufacturer's withdrawal from rallying at the end of 2005 could scupper the deal

Martin targets second spot

Ford's Markko Martin is going all out to beat Subaru's Petter Solberg on this weekend's Rally Australia as he bids to take second place behind Sebastien Loeb in the drivers' championship

Martin targets runner-up spot

Ford's Markko Martin is aiming to finish runner-up in the 2004 World Rally Championship after winning the Catalunya Rally and moving to within three points of rival Petter Solberg

Martin takes crushing victory

Markko Martin played it safe in the closing stages of the Catalunya Rally to wrap up his third victory of the World Rally Championship season - and his second in succession. Just as he did two weeks ago in Corsica, the Estonian dominated on the asphalt surface in his Ford Focus

Day 3am: Martin in control

Just three stages stand between Markko Martin and victory on the Catalunya Rally. The Estonian is now more than 40s clear of the battle for second between Marcus Gronholm and Carlos Sainz, and it would seem only cruel misfortune can now stop the Ford Focus driver from taking his second straight win

Day 2: Martin in command

Ford's Markko Martin will start the final leg of the Rally Catalunya with a comfortable 39.7 seconds lead over Peugeot's Marcus Gronholm, but he looks set to have to push all the way with his rival showing no signs of taking it easy over Saturday's second leg

Martin eyes Catalunya win

Markko Martin is targeting his second consecutive victory on asphalt on the Catalunya Rally this weekend, following his brilliant win in Corsica

Martin: I had Duval covered

Rallye de France victor Markko Martin believes he had the measure of Ford team-mate Francois Duval and would have won the event regardless of the Belgian's retirement

Martin's dream win

With Ford still to make a decision on its future participation in the World Rally Championship Markko Martin couldn't have picked a better time to win. But win he did, and in dominant style, on the Rallye de France

Day 3am: Martin holds on

The battle for the lead of the Rallye de France between the two Ford drivers Markko Martin and Francois Duval, which has raged throughout the event on Corsica, has ended prematurely. Duval's Focus ground to a halt on the first stage of Leg 3, SS9, with terminal engine problems

Martin survives late oil fire

Rallye de France leader Markko Martin survived a scare on the final stage of leg two when his Ford Focus caught fire 3km from the end of SS8. The Estonian star, who has been fighting an event-long battle for the lead with his team-mate Francois Duval, is trying to win his first event since the Rally Mexico in March

Day 2: Martin fights on

Markko Martin leads the Tour de Corse after the second leg but the battle between the Estonian and his Ford team-mate Francois Duval will rage on into the final day as the pair took a stage win apiece this afternoon (Saturday)

Martin gunning for victory

It seems a long time ago since Markko Martin was trading for the World Rally Championship lead with Sebastien Loeb, but on the unpredictable and damp Corsican asphalt roads that provide the course for the Rallye de France, he is getting the better of his Ford team-mate Francois Duval as the pair continue to dominate the event

Day 2am: Martin retakes lead

Markko Martin regained the lead of the Rallye de France on Corsica from Ford team-mate Francois Duval as he dominated the two morning stages of the second leg

Day 1am: Martin to the fore

Markko Martin has taken first blood in this weekend's Rallye de France heading the times after the second stage of the first leg in Corsica on Friday. Team-mate Francois Duval is eights seconds off the Estonian's pace to make it an early Ford 1-2 lead while championship favourite Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) is third

Martin struggles in Italy

Ford's Markko Martin has admitted that he's finding the twisty nature of the WRC's new Sardinia setting a difficult challenge. The Estonian currently lies third overall in the Supermag Rally Italia Sardinia 33s down on pacesetter Petter Solberg after three stages

Martin focuses on recce

Ford's number one driver Markko Martin says that efficient use of recce time will be crucial to success in this weekend's Rally Italia Sardinia, the third new event to be introduced the World Rally Championship this year

Martin and Duval struggle

Ford's Markko Martin and Francois Duval have admitted they're finding the slippery muddy stages of this weekend's Wales Rally GB difficult to negotiate as they find themselves dropping off the pace of leader Sebastien Loeb (Citroen)

Martin inks Peugeot deal

Markko Martin has put pen to paper to drive for Peugeot in next year's World Rally Championship, according to this week's Autosport magazine. While no official announcement has been made by the French team or Martin, Autosport understands that a deal has been signed that will give him joint number one status with current driver Marcus Gronholm

Martin targets Loeb in Japan

With just six rallies left to contest this year, Ford's Markko Martin knows that time is running out for him to get his hands on the championship. In this weekend's Rally Japan, therefore, the Estonian plans to close the gap to points leader Sebastien Loeb (Citroen)

Martin on the mend

Ford's Markko Martin expects to take another step forward in his recovery from his enormous sixth-gear crash in Argentina last month before he tackles this weekend's Rally Deutschland. Martin finished second on the recent Rally Finland despite continuing to suffer blurred vision - a legacy of the crash

Martin cleared to drive

Ford's Markko Martin has been given the go-ahead to get back behind the wheel following his horrific smash at the Rally Argentina earlier this month

Martin critical of FIA

Markko Martin has criticised the FIA, the motorsport's governing body, after surviving an accident he felt could have been avoided on the Rally Argentina if gravel crews had not been banned earlier this year as part of a raft of cost-cutting measures

Martin released from hospital

Markko Martin was released from hospital last night after his massive accident on SS5 of the Rally Argentina, but will have to return for further checks after complaining of blurred vision. Both Martin and co-driver Michael Park were taken to Hospital de Urgencias in Cordoba after the 180kph shunt which happened after the Ford Focus struck a rock mid-air over a jump

Martin suffers huge roll

Markko Martin and his co-driver Michael Park have been taken to Cordoba Hospital following a huge roll in their Ford WRC towards the end of SS5 in the Rally of Argentina.

Martin happy with equal status

Ford's Markko Martin says sharing the lead role in a team will not be a problem for him as the Estonian driver weighs up his options for the 2005 season

Martin's need for speed

Ford's Markko Martin is looking forward to the challenge of a faster rally at this weekend's round in Argentina as he bids to keep his championship chase alive

Martin crashes out

Ford's Markko Martin is out of the Acropolis Rally after skidding off the track on the first day on Friday denting Ford's hopes of a fifth consecutive victory in Greece. The Estonian will be allowed to continue the rally under the new SupeRally system, on trial this weekend

Martin targets Greece repeat

World Rally Championship contender Markko Martin hopes he can repeat his success from last year when he notched up his first rally win on the Acropolis Rally Greece, one of the toughest events on the calendar

Martin upbeat over new Focus

Rally Mexico winner Markko Martin is upbeat after testing Ford's latest evolution of its successful Focus WRC for the first time in Portugal this week

Mexico: Martin leads Ford 1-2

Ford scored an historic 1-2 on the inaugural Rally Mexico on Sunday, one of the most incident-packed rounds in WRC history. He headed home team-mate Francois Duval by 42secs, with Citroen's Carlos Sainz dropping to third after a costly half-roll on the final day

Martin bemused by fortunes

Markko Martin was left dumbfounded going into the final day of Rally Mexico by the circumstances that handed him the lead

Day 2am: Martin takes lead

Subaru's Petter Solberg might have lost the lead of Rally Mexico in the stewards' room yesterday evening (Friday), but he drove like a man possessed on Saturday morning, winning all three stages. Meanwhile, Sebastien Loeb's exit after hitting a rock handed the lead to Ford's Markko Martin

Martin aims high for Mexico

Ford driver Markko Martin believes that tyre choice could be the key to this weekend's Rally Mexico - the inaugural running of the latest North American addition to the World Rally Championship