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Andreas Mikkelsen leads Rally of Scotland for SKODA UK Motorsport
Andreas Mikkelsen has taken a huge step towards claiming his first victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge after completing Saturday’s all-action stages of RACMSA Rally of Scotland with a commanding lead in his SKODA UK Motorsport Fabia Super 2000.
The factory SKODA Motorsport squad will be at full strength
At the Intercontinental Rally Challenge resumes on RACMSA Rally of Scotland from 7-9 October, in addition to team regular and IRC title leader Jan Kopecky, Juho Hanninen will also compete in one of the Czech firm’s Fabia Super 2000s on the gravel event, having skipped the last two IRC rounds in Hungary and Italy due to other commitments.
Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 9 of 11
Thierry Neuville has won Rallye Sanremo following a thrilling finish to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge round on the Italian Riviera this afternoon. Driving a Team Peugeot Belgium-Luxembourg 207 Super 2000, Neuville surged ahead on the demanding asphalt event with one stage remaining, having cancelled out an overnight deficit of 16.6s.
Pierre Campana’s star rises after Tour de Corse fourth place
Eurosport Events, promoter of the IRC, is delighted to announce that a global reach of more than 5.2 million different viewers across Europe watched Eurosport’s coverage of Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc from 12-14 May, round three of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (1).
Skoda Auto Deutschland will enter a brace of Fabia Super 2000s on selected rounds of this year’s IRC
Seven-time German champion Matthias Kahle, 42, and rising star Mark Wallenwein, 24, will contest Barum Czech Rally Zlin in late August followed by the Mecsek Rallye in Hungary in mid-September. Kahle will also take part on RACMSA Rally of Scotland in October and the season-closing Cyprus Rally, where Wallenwein could return to the line-up in a second entry.
Third win of the year for Finnish ace and first IRC podium for Mikkelsen
Juho Hänninen claimed his third victory of the year in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge after beating Andreas Mikkelsen in arduous conditions on the RACMSA Rally of Scotland. The win earned him enough points to put him out of reach of any of his rivals for this year’s drivers’ title. He will be crowned officially after the next round, the FxPro Rally Cyprus.
Extensive live television coverage of the penultimate round of the 2010 IRC season
Eurosport Events, the promoter of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, is pleased to confirm extensive live television coverage of RACMSA Rally of Scotland, the penultimate round of the 2010 IRC season from 15-17 October.
Neuville will be chasing a finish on his home IRC event
Thierry Neuville insists he won’t be feeling any added pressure when he starts the Geko Ypres Rally on Friday, despite his billing as one of his country’s brightest hopes for the future. Neuville, 21, hails from Hunningen in the far east of Belgium near to the border with Germany, approximately 300 kilometres from Ypres, where round sixth of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge will be taking place.
The 2009 IRC season reached a rousing finale
This weekend on the inaugural RACMSA Rally of Scotland, producing a fitting victory for series champion Kris Meeke in his home event. Starting out from Perth’s historic Scone Palace on Thursday under the most severe rainstorm to have hit Britain in 1000 years and passing through the rugged Scottish landscape to end with a fanfare at Stirling Castle on Saturday, the 1000km event lived up to its billing as the ‘battle of Britain’.
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