Tag Archive: IRC Production Cup

Nov 04

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 13 of 13

Day two, Sunday 4 November

podium cy 02IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeNasser Al-Attiyah has completed the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge season six with victory on the Cyprus Rally, which finished in Pafos this afternoon following two days of high drama on the demanding mixed-surface stages of the picturesque Mediterranean island. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

PREVIEW: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 13 of 13

Cyprus Rally preview: Titles up for grabs on IRC finale

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeMikkelsen CyprusThe all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge season six reaches its climax in Cyprus from 2-4 November with a star-studded line-up of crews tackling the Mediterranean island’s demanding mixed-surface stages.

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Oct 13

IRC Rallye Sanremo day two report

DAY REPORT: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 12 of 13 

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeSanremo post-eventGiandomenico Basso has followed in the wheel tracks of rallying legend Colin McRae by winning Rallye Sanremo for a second time. The result, his sixth victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, followed a dominant performance on the asphalt event at the wheel of an M-Sport Ford Fiesta RRC.

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Sep 22

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 11 of 13 preview

Mabanol Sliven Rally, 28-30 September

Sliven 2IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeThe Intercontinental Rally Challenge completes its four-event tour of Eastern Europe with its first visit to Bulgaria for the Mabanol Sliven Rally from 28-30 September.

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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 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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Aug 24

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round nine of 13 preview

Barum Czech Rally Zlín, 31 August-2 September

Barum RallyIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeThe thrilling race for the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge title will step up a gear in Czech Republic next week when three of the all-action series’ best drivers go head-to-head for glory in front of live television cameras on the testing high-speed stages around the industrial city of Zlín.

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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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Jul 07

Intercontinental Rally Challenge Rally San Marino – Day two report

Round seven of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challengenikara smr 42Andreas Mikkelsen tops a dramatic fight for glory on Rally San Marino with less than 10 seconds covering the top three drivers after the opening day of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier, the second gravel event of the all-action IRC season.

 

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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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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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Jun 08

IRC: Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia preview

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round five of 13, 14-16 June

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challengesordo fra 56New meets old when the legendary Targa Florio hosts the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge for the first time next week (14-16 June). Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round four of 13 : Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse – Day three report

Debut IRC joy for Sordo and Mini in Corsica

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challengemikkelsen fra 70Dani Sordo has claimed victory on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse, round four of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, following a faultless performance in a MINI John Cooper Works S2000 on his debut in the all-action series.

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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 »

Mar 17

IRC Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés day two report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round two of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challenge

kopecky esp 92Jan Kopecký has claimed a dramatic final-stage victory on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés after an engine misfire slowed rival Andreas Mikkelsen with his first win in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on asphalt in his grasp.

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Mar 09

IRC Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles preview, 15-17 March

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round two of 13

Jan Kopecky Canarias 2011IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeThe race for the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge crown is showing no signs of slowing down. Fresh from the thrilling season-opening SATA Rallye Açores last month, crews now head to the island of Gran Canaria for the first asphalt event of the year, Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés.

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Feb 25

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round one of 13

2012 SATA Rallye Açores Day three report, 25 February 2012

Andreas Mikkelsen has begun the defence of his Intercontinental Rally Challenge title in style by winning SATA Rallye Açores, the opening round of IRC season six, which finished this afternoon (Saturday) following three days and almost 200 kilometres of thrilling high-speed action in the mid-Atlantic.

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Jan 19

All-star driver line-up for Subaru in IRC

Toshi Arai will form part of Subaru’s all-star driver line-up in this year’s IRC

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeSubaru will support an all-star driver line-up in this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge after registering as an official IRC manufacturer for a third successive season.

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Dec 15

Michelin and Yokohama, the official tyre partners of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, have celebrated another year of success in the IRC.

Tyre firms celebrate year of IRC triumphs

French firm Michelin helped Andreas Mikkelsen to the IRC drivers’ crown, its fifth in a row, and SKODA to the IRC manufacturers’ title while the Japanese Yokohama organisation celebrated IRC Production Cup glory with factory Subaru driver Toshi Arai.

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Sep 30

RACMSA Rally of Scotland preview

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 10 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADThe all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge is back on gravel for the third running of RACMSA Rally of Scotland next week with six drivers still locked in combat for the coveted title.

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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 17

IRC: Rallye Sanremo preview, 22-24 September 2011

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 9 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADA thrilling contest is in store when Rallye Sanremo hosts the final all-asphalt event of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season next week.

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Sep 02

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 8 of 11

 Canon Mecsek Rallye, 9-11 September, 2011

Canon Mecsek Rallye logoIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeWith the dust still settling on last week’s thrilling Barum Czech Rally Zlin, where Jan Kopecky beat Freddy Loix in the closest finish in Intercontinental Rally Challenge history, the all-action series blasts back into life in Hungary next week when the Canon Mecsek Rallye joins the IRC schedule for the first time.

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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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May 28

IRC: Prime Yalta Rally preview

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 4 of 12

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADMore unchartered territory is in store for the Intercontinental Rally Challenge when the 12-round, all-action series heads to Ukraine next week for the Prime Yalta Rally. Read the rest of this entry »

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