Tag Archive: IRC

Nov 15

New logo introduced for new-look European Rally Championship

*“Serious Competition Ahead” strapline to underpin fresh identity

European Rally Championship logoFlagworld - FIATo signal the beginning of the new-look FIA European Rally Championship from 2013, the promoter, Eurosport Events, has unveiled a new official logo and launched a new strapline, “Serious Competition Ahead”.

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Oct 04

All-action IRC season six to conclude on Cyprus Rally

The race for Intercontinental Rally Challenge glory will reach its climax on the Cyprus Rally from 2-4 November.

Mikkelsen CyprusIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeWith a history dating back to 1970, the mixed-surface event lists a host of illustrious former winners including Stig Blomqvist, Sébastien Loeb, Colin McRae, Ari Vatanen and Björn Wåldegard. Since its inclusion on the IRC calendar for the first time in 2010, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Andreas Mikkelsen have both enjoyed success. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Iliev makes it seven IRCC winners in 2012 with Sliven victory

 ŠKODA pilot secures sixth triumph in Sliven despite late charge by Peugeot ace Gyoshev

Dimitar Iliev IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeDimitar Iliev, in a ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000, has made it seven different winners in this season’s all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge with victory on the Mabanol Sliven Rally in Bulgaria today, his sixth on the high-speed asphalt event. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Iliev edges exciting fight for Sliven IRC glory

At Mabanol Sliven Rally:  2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 11 of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeDimitar Iliev Dimitar Iliev can make it seven different winners in this year’s all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge providing he can maintain his advantage out front when the Mabanol Sliven Rally concludes in Bulgaria tomorrow (Sunday). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

IRC Prime Yalta Rally day three report

DAY REPORT: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 10 of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeStart UCR 38Yağiz Avci has entered the record books as the first Turkish driver to win a round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge since the all-action series begun six years ago following his success on the Prime Yalta Rally in Ukraine today.

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Sep 15

IRC Prime Yalta Rally day two report

DAY REPORT: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 10 of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeProtasov UCR 01Ukraine hero Yuriy Protasov is on track for securing victory on home soil following his sterling performance during the first full day of competition on the Prime Yalta Rally, round 10 of the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

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Sep 14

IRC Prime Yalta Rally day one report

DAY REPORT: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 10 of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengePajunen UCR 10Mikko Pajunen has got his bid for a maiden Intercontinental Rally Challenge victory off to a flying start on the Prime Yalta Rally, round 10 of the all-action series.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Rally Sliven to form part of exciting climax to IRC season six

IRC will make its first visit to Bulgaria from 28-30 September

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeRally SlivenThis year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge is set for a thrilling climax with four events of the all-action series remaining including Rally Sliven, an exciting addition to the IRC schedule for 2012.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

IRC Prime Yalta Rally preview

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 10 of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeYalta podiumLess than two weeks after Czech Republic hosted round nine of the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge, the series remains in Eastern Europe for the Prime Yalta Rally in Ukraine’s picturesque Crimea region from 14-16 September. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

IRC Barum Czech Rally Zlin day two report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round nine of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeJuho Hänninen has claimed his maiden victory on Barum Czech Rally Zlín. The former Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion was leading comfortably after 14 stages when organisers stopped the event ahead of the final test following an accident on stage 13.

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Sep 01

IRC Barum Czech Rally Zlin day one report

 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round nine of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeAigner Cze 12Juho Hänninen heads the battle of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge greats on Barum Czech Rally Zlín following a day of high drama on the demanding all-asphalt stages in south-east Czech Republic, four of which were broadcast live on Eurosport and free-to-air Czech TV.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Sibiu Rally day 2 report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round eight of 13, July 19-21

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeAmbiance Rom 84Andreas Mikkelsen and co-driver Ola Fløene have claimed ŠKODA’s 25th victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge with a dominant performance on the Sibiu Rally, which finished in Romania’s picturesque Transylvania region this evening.

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Jul 20

Sibiu Rally day 1 report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round eight of 13, July 19-21

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeHunt Rom 02Andreas Mikkelsen will take a commanding lead into the final day of the Sibiu Rally, the first Intercontinental Rally Challenge counter to take place in Romania, following a drama-filled day on the demanding, albeit picturesque gravel stages in Transylvania.

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Jul 13

Sibiu Rally preview : IRC aces set for Romania debut

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round eight of 13, July 19-21

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeWith the dust still settling following the dramatic battle for Intercontinental Rally Challenge glory in San Marino last week, the all-action series heads to Romania for the first time and the mainly gravel-based Sibiu Rally from 19-21 July.

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Jun 30

Rally San Marino preview : IRC stars back on gravel

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round seven of 13

Basso San MarinoIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeThe all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge is back on gravel next week when Rally San Marino joins the series for the first time.

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May 10

Sordo and del Barrio granted waiver to score IRC points in Corsica

Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse covers a competitive distance of 318.23 kilometres over 14 special stages from 10-12 May

sordo fra 04IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeIn view of MINI’s intention to register as an official Intercontinental Rally Challenge manufacturer, Eurosport Events, the promoter of the IRC, has sought a waiver to amend its sporting regulations to allow Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio to score points in the IRC drivers’ and co-drivers’ classifications respectively on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Jean-Pierre Nicolas appointed IRC Manager

“Jean-Pierre’s contribution to the IRC has been tremendous” – Francois Ribeiro
 
IRC - Jean-Pierre NicolasIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeEurosport Events, the promoter of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, is delighted to confirm the appointed of Jean-Pierre Nicolas as IRC Manager with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Rally San Marino set to be another IRC highlight in 2012

The second of four gravel rallies on the IRC schedule this year

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeSan MarinoIntercontinental Rally Challenge bosses are promising another exciting addition to the all-action series when Rally San Marino hosts a round of the IRC for the first time from 5-7 July. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Eurosport confirms exciting live coverage of Tour de Corse

The legendary Tour de Corse, round four of the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, will be shown live on Eurosport in May.
 
Thierry Neuville Tour de CorseIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeFive stages of the famous rally will be broadcast as they happen, with both runs of Erbajolo-Pont d’Altiani on Friday 11 May and the three passes of Marinca-Cagnano, which includes the final stage of the rally, on Saturday 12 May covered live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

IRC Circuit of Ireland Rally day two report

DAY REPORT: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round three of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeJuho Hanninen SaturdayJuho Hänninen made history today when he became the first driver to win the Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally to count as a round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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