Tag Archive: Chris Mellors

Apr 28

Subaru announces Impreza R4 IRC bid

Danish ace Martin Knudsen is targeting an IRC bid with PROTON

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADSubaru will enter a brace of Impreza WRX STIs, conforming to the new R4 technical regulations, on selected rounds of this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge for respected Japanese drivers Toshi Arai and Fumio Nutahara. Read the rest of this entry »


May 21

Ogier to make IRC return in Sardinia

Sebastien Ogier will make his return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge when he contests Rally d’Italia-Sardegna next month

Ogier, who was victorious on his IRC debut on Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo last season, will drive a Peugeot 207 Super 2000 on the demanding gravel event, which is based in Olbia from 4-6 June. It will mark the Frenchman’s second appearance in the IRC in 2010 after he entered Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo for a second time back in January, only to retire on the final night while he was firmly in contention for a repeat victory. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 03

Atkinson to join PROTON for Asia Pacific Rally Championship

In a PROTON Satria Neo S2000

The PROTON R3 Rally team has signed Chris Atkinson to contest in this year’s FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship. The 30-year-old Australian will join another household name in world rallying, Alister McRae, in what will be one of the strongest driver line-ups for the seven-round Asia Pacific Rally Championship, which starts later this month with PROTON’s home event, the Malaysian Rally (24-25 April). Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 27

2009 season review now available on line (+photos)

Plus all the other latest news from the IRC 

Viewers are now able to see Intercontinental Rally Challenge highlights programme, featuring the best of the action throughout the 2009 season, online at www.rally-irc.com. Simply click on the link in the banner above the main news in order to see the video highlights, which last 26 minutes and contains spectacular footage of all the thrills and spills that have characterised this year’s IRC series. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 22

McRae scores historic podium for Proton in Rally of Scotland

The Proton MEM Satria Neo S2000 scored its first ever podium finish

On the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Scottish rally hero Alister McRae crossed the finish line of the Rally of Scotland in third place in Stirling this afternoon. McRae, one of the sport’s biggest names, is returning to rallying with the Malaysian manufacturer and admitted the result was an emotional moment for all concerned. Read the rest of this entry »