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Finnish First by Graham Bosworth. (Y)


Finnish First by Graham Bosworth. (Y)

Marcus Gronholm wins the 2002 Rally New Zealand in the Peugeot 206 and gains the World Rally Championship Title, October 2002.
Item Code : LE0712YFinnish First by Graham Bosworth. (Y) - This Edition
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**Limited edition of 395 prints. (One print available only).

Ex display prints in near perfect condition with perhaps some minor surface scratches.
Image size 15.5 inches x 23.5 inches (40cm x 60cm) Gronholm, Marcus
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Image size 15.5 inches x 23.5 inches (40cm x 60cm) Gronholm, Marcus
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Marcus "Bosse" Grönholm born in Kaunianen, Finland on February 5th. Marcus Gronholm was World Rally champion in 2000 and 2002 while driving for Peugeot. When Peugeot withdrew from the World Rally Championship, Marcus Grönholm moved to the Ford rally team for the 2006 rally season and placed second in the drivers' world championship, losing the title to Sebastien Loeb by only one point. The next year he again placed second, four points behind Loeb. After the 2007 season Marus Gronholm along with his co-driver Timo Rautianinen retired from rallying. But he has rejoined the rally championship in 2009 driving for Subaru. Marcus Gronholm's record stood at 2 world championships and thirty rally wins.

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