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Team History

Achievements:

Gigi Galli joined line-up alongside Henning and Matt Wilson, replacing BP Ford bound Jari-Matti Latvala. Galli was due to be nominated to score manufacturers' points on every event until his big crash in Germany, which forced him to miss the rest of the season. Francois Duval made five 'guest' runs for the Stobart squad (in Monte Carlo, Germany, NZ, Japan and GB), while Latvala was drafted back in for Spain and France.

Took first podium of year in Sweden [with Galli]. Also on podium in Germany [with Duval]. Scord 67 points in total - 4th in manufacturers'.

2007 WRC: fielded cars for Henning Solberg, Jari-Matti Latvala and Matthew Wilson. All three did all 16 events. Took first podium in Norway (with Henning). Also finished on podium in Japan (again with Henning) and in Ireland (with Latvala). Scored 81 points in total - classified 4th in manufacturers'.

2006 WRC: First full year. Scored first points at Swedish Rally. Matthew Wilson drove the #9 car on all events, while the #10 car was shared by Luis Perez Companz, Kosti Katajamaki, Jari-Matti Latvala and Pieter Tsjoen. Scored 44 points in total - classified fifth in manufacturers'.

BRC: Contested the series with Roman Kresta and Barry Clark - both using FFiesta S1600. Also fielded a two-car Subaru Group N team with Mark Higgins and Julian Reynolds. Higgins took BRC drivers' title.

2005 Won the BRC drivers' title with Mark Higgins (Ford Focus WRC). Five wins (four with Higgins and one with Matt Wilson).
Selected WRC events - in Italy, Greece and Rally GB (Ford Focus WRC).
PCWRC with Higgins (Subaru Impreza).

2004 Third overall in the BRC with Matthew Wilson.
Second overall in the BRC Group N category with Lorna Smith.
WRC: Eddie Stobart Motorsport livery makes first appearance on Wales Rally GB.

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