Tag Archive: Freddy Loix

Jun 29

Geko Ypres Rally day 2 report

FIA European Rally Championship, round six of 12

Click to DownloadHome hero Freddy Loix has won the Geko Ypres Rally for an eighth time on the back of a faultless display as the FIA European Rally Championship made its annual visit to Belgium for the all-asphalt spectacular. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Geko Ypres Rally day 1 report

2013 FIA European Rally Championship, round six of 12

Click to DownloadFreddy Loix is on course to make it a record-extending eighth victory on the Geko Ypres Rally following a dominant performance on round six of the FIA European Rally Championship in Belgium today (Friday). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

IRC Geko Ypres Rally day two report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round six of 13

Podium Bel 04IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeJuho Hänninen has underlined his status as the most successful driver in the six-year history of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge by winning the Geko Ypres Rally in Belgium on Saturday, the first Finn to do so since the late Henri Toivonen in 1984.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

IRC Geko Ypres Rally day one report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round six of 13

Mikkelsen Bel 23IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeIntercontinental Rally Challenge champions past and present suffered differing fortunes on the opening day of the Geko Ypres Rally in Belgium. While Juho Hänninen, IRC title winner in 2010, impressed by reaching the overnight halt leading by 26.8s, defending champion Andreas Mikkelsen’s hopes of a first IRC victory on asphalt have suffered a huge blow after he went off the road into a ditch on stage five, losing more than one minute in the process.

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Jun 17

Geko Ypres Rally, 21-23 June preview

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round six of 13

Freddy Loix actionIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeThe Intercontinental Rally Challenge resumes on the Geko Ypres Rally in Belgium from 21-23 June with Gareth Roberts, co-driver to Craig Breen, in the thoughts of the IRC community following his sad passing on Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia yesterday, Saturday.

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Nov 17

Age no barrier for IRC’s Fast Freddy

Multiple Intercontinental Rally Challenge event winner Freddy Loix insists turning 41 won’t slow him down.

Loix celebrated his 41st birthday in his native Belgium last week. Although he has yet to finalise his programme for 2012 he says he has no intention of easing off the throttle.

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Oct 28

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Cyprus Rally preview

Round 11 of 11  

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADThe fifth season of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge is set for a thrilling climax in Cyprus next week (3-5 November) when five drivers go head to head for the prestigious crown.

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Oct 27

Miclotte not giving up on IRC title dream

Loix and Miclotte will head to Cyprus next week to chase IRC title glory

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADFreddy Loix’s co-driver Frederic Miclotte says the BFO-SKODA Rally Team pair won’t give up on their dream of winning the Intercontinental Rally Challenge crown despite conceding they start the title showdown in Cyprus next month with a disadvantage to their rivals.

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Oct 13

Six-way IRC battle set for Cyprus finale

IRC titles won in Scotland

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADAn unprecedented six drivers will do battle for the Intercontinental Rally Challenge crown when the series reaches its electrifying climax on the Cyprus Rally next month (3-5 November).

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Oct 10

IRC Rally of Scotland joy for young star Mikkelsen (+result)

SKODA crowned provisional IRC makes’ champion, IRC 2WD Cup to Honda

Andreas Mikkelsen Podium ScotlandBryan Bouffier final 2011-10-09Andreas Mikkelsen’s long wait for his first victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge is over after he won RACMSA Rally of Scotland to set up a thrilling six-way battle for the IRC title on the final event of the season in Cyprus next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

IRC Rallye Sanremo day two report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 9 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADThierry 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.

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Sep 23

IRC Rallye Sanremo day one report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 9 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADA thrilling battle for victory is in store on the final day of Rallye Sanremo with a little more than two seconds covering the top two drivers on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge event.

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Aug 28

IRC Barum Czech Rally Zlin day two report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 7 of 11

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeJan Kopecký has claimed his first victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for more than a year after triumphing on a thrilling Barum Czech Rally Zlín. The ŠKODA Motorsport ace, roared on by approximately 300,000 home fans, beat Freddy Loix by 1.2s, the closest finish in the history of the IRC. Team-mate Juho Hänninen took third to make it a ŠKODA podium lockout.

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Aug 11

Local aces on huge entry for Zlin IRC round

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, August 26-28

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeLocal hero Pavel Valousek will be among more than 100 drivers in action on Barum Czech Rally Zlin later this month, organisers of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier have confirmed.

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Jul 29

Kopecky excited ahead of home IRC round

The Barum Czech Rally Zlin

Jan Kopecky 2011-05-14 IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeJan Kopecky says he cannot wait for the next round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Barum Czech Rally Zlin, to get underway at the end of August. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Proton nine seconds adrift of finishing in Top Ten

At the Geko Ypres Rally in Belgium

Proton Giandomenico Basso IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengePROTON’S Giandomenico Basso and P-G Andersson made a cautious start at the Geko Ypres Rally in Belgium to finish the first six special stages 11th and 18th respectively after a day of drama which saw several top contenders in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) being forced into early retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Seventh heaven for Loix in Ypres (+result & standings)

 Belgian Skoda driver takes dominant victory on home soil

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeFreddy Loix Ypres 2011-06-25Freddy Loix has maintained his comfortable overnight lead to win the GEKO Ypres Rally for a seventh time today (Saturday). Loix led the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier from start to finish and moves back to the top of the IRC standings as a result. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Home hero Loix on top in Ypres

Day One report at GEKO Ypres Rally

Freddy Loix 2011-06-24 FINALIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeFreddy Loix has gained a huge boost in his efforts to win the GEKO Ypres Rally for a seventh time after he completed the opening day of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge event with a lead of almost 40 seconds over Guy Wilks, while his key rival Thierry Neuville retired on the first special stage. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Impressive TV audience for IRC Tour de Corse live coverage

Pierre Campana’s star rises after Tour de Corse fourth place 

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPierre Campana Tour de CorseEurosport 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). Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

IRC Tour de Corse day two report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 3 of 12

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADThierry Neuville has maintained his overnight advantage at the head of the Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc leaderboard following the second day of the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier on the picturesque Mediterranean island. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

IRC Tour de Corse day one report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 3 of 12

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADThierry Neuville will take an advantage of almost nine seconds into day two of Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc following his dominant start to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge event around the town of Calvi on Corsica’s picturesque north west coast today (Thursday). Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Apr 16

Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles (+result)

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 2 of 12 – Day Two report 

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADDefending Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Juho Hanninen has moved to the top of the IRC drivers’ standings with a sensational victory on a thrilling Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles, the second round of the 12-event series, today (Saturday). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles (+result)

 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 2 of 12 – Day One report

Jan Kopecky  Winner Canaries 20100501Rally Islas CanariasJan Kopecky’s bid to make it two wins out of two on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles remains on course after the Skoda Motorsport driver completed the opening day of the all-asphalt competition with a lead of 5.7s over rising star Thierry Neuville. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Michelin makes winning return to international rallying

With a dominant performance on the snow-hit event

MichelinIRC Rallye Monte Carlo 2010Tyre company Michelin used the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo last week to make its first appearance in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge and signal its return to international rallying with a dominant performance on the snow-hit event. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Rallye Monte-Carlo television coverage sets new record

14 million different viewers watch IRC season-opener on Eurosport
*Cumulative reach is a 16.5 per cent increase over 2010 figure
*World premiere of SimulCam technology a hit with viewers

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeMonte-Carlo 100 yearsA new record cumulative reach of 14 million (*) different viewers, an increase of two million from 2010, watched Eurosport and Eurosport 2’s coverage of the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo, Eurosport Events, the promoter of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Rallye Monte-Carlo: Day three report, Bouffier wins Monte-Carlo Centenary

Peugeot ace takes maiden IRC triumph

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PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADEurosport shows 12 epic stages live. Bryan Bouffier got his Intercontinental Rally Challenge title campaign off to the best possible start by winning the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo, which finished in Monaco’s harbour front in the early hours of Saturday morning following three day’s of intense competition shown live on Eurosport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Rallye Monte-Carlo: Day two report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 1 of 12

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADBryan Bouffier will take a lead of 28.7 seconds into the final day of Rallye Monte-Carlo as snow made driving conditions treacherous and threw the battle for victory on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge counter wide open.

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Jan 19

Rallye Monte-Carlo: Day one report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 1 of 12

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADJuho Hanninen has completed the opening day of the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo, round one of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, with a lead of 44.5 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Magalhaes closes on full IRC campaign in 2011

Bruno Magalahes is closing on a deal to contest all rounds of next year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge with the Peugeot Sport Portugal operation

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeCarlos Barros, the team’s sporting and technical director, said negotiations were underway to secure the finances needed to expand his driver’s current programme of eight events in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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