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Nov 03

IRC: Cyprus Rally Day one report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 13 of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeNasser day oneNasser Al-Attiyah leads the Cyprus Rally following a day of high drama on the sun-baked final round of the all-action 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge.  Read the rest of this entry »

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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Oct 12

IRC Rallye Sanremo day one report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 12 of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challengebasso ita 031A storming drive through the gruelling 44-kilometre Ronde night stage has put Giandomenico Basso 25.6s clear in the battle for victory on the legendary Rallye Sanremo, the penultimate round of the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge in Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

IRC Rallye Sanremo preview

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 12 of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeHanninen Cze 33The Intercontinental Rally Challenge heads to Rallye Sanremo and the Italian Riviera next week for the final all-asphalt event of the 2012 season. And with the outcome of the coveted IRC drivers’ crown still far from settled, a thrilling battle is expected when the action gets underway on Friday 12 October.

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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 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 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 »

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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Jul 06

Intercontinental Rally Challenge Rally San Marino – Day one report

Round seven of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challengemikkelsen smr 28Andreas 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 16

Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia day 2 report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round five of 13

Click to DownloadClick to DownloadTarga Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia, round five of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, was stopped after eight stages this morning following the accident that claimed the life of British co-driver Gareth Roberts.

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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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May 11

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

IRC newcomer Sordo on top after day of drama in Corsica
 
sordo fra 34IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeDani Sordo will start the final six stages of Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse on Saturday firmly in contention for a debut victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge following a day of high drama on the demanding asphalt roads around Corte in the centre of the picturesque Mediterranean island. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

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

Mikkelsen heads close battle for Corsica IRC glory
 
IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challengemikkelsen fra 03Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Andreas Mikkelsen leads Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse following the opening three stages around Ajaccio this afternoon. However, with 2.8s covering the leading drivers, Mikkelsen has a big fight on his hands in his bid to win his first IRC event on asphalt and extend his title advantage. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

May 04

Intercontinental Rally Challenge : Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse, round four of 13 preview

Legendary Targa Florio replaces Mecsek Rallye on IRC schedule for 2012

Paolo Andreucci Targa FlorioTarga Florio action imageThe all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge returns to Corsica next week for the 55th running of Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse, an event steeped in tradition and testing in the extreme. Read the rest of this entry »

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