Tag Archive: Juho Hanninen

Jul 11

2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round seven of 11 preview

Auto24 Rally Estonia, 17-19 July 2014 preview

European Rally Championship logoHome heroes ready for Estonia ERC speedfest. Estonia’s best young rally drivers will take on the big guns from the FIA European Rally Championship when the Baltic nation hosts the fastest event of ERC 2014 from 17-19 July. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Grosjean crowned 2012 Champion of Champions

“That’s what I’d call a crazy day” – Gropsjean

Grosjean crowned 2012 Champion of ChampionsRace Of Champions logoFrench Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean put in a stunning performance to eclipse 15 fellow superstars of motorsport and win the Race Of Champions on an evening of thrills at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium.

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Dec 15

Team Germany win sixth ROC Nations Cup

“This is a historic day” – Schumacher

Race Of Champions logoTeam Germany win sixth ROC Nations CupTeam Germany’s Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel added to their incredible run of success by winning their sixth consecutive ROC Nations Cup title in Bangkok. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

F1’s greatest driver of all time Schumacher heads to ROC in Bangkok

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has signed up for the 2012 Race Of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand

Race Of Champions logoNews imageThe legendary German racer, who tops the all-time lists for F1 titles, wins and poles, competed in his 300th grand prix this month at Spa. Schumacher will partner reigning F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel in a bid to extend Team Germany’s five-year winning streak in the ROC Nations Cup.German television station SAT.1 will broadcast both the ROC Nations Cup and the individual Race Of Champions live on December 15-16.

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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 »

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 »

Apr 07

IRC Circuit of Ireland Rally day one report

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

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeHanninen Irl 10The Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally, round three of the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, has got off to an exhilarating start with three different stage winners, three overall leaders and a scant 0.6s covering the top two drivers after a day of high drama that began with the spectacular Titanic Super Special Stage in Belfast on Good Friday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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 04

Sébastien Ogier crowned Champion of Champions

Ogier took five wins in this year’s World Rally Championship

Sébastien Ogier crowned Champion of ChampionsROC 2011-12-03Sébastien Ogier delivered a thrilling performance to eclipse 15 fellow superstars of motorsport and win the Race Of Champions on a packed afternoon of competition at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena.

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Dec 03

Team Germany wins fifth ROC Nations Cup

Vettel and Schumacher revel in ROC Nations Cup win

imageimageTeam Germany’s Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel sent the home crowds into delirium by winning their fifth consecutive ROC Nations Cup title in Düsseldorf.

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Dec 02

Drivers on track preparing for ROC 2011

Practice gets under way ahead of Saturday’s ROC Nations Cup and Sunday’s Race Of Champions

Drivers on track preparing for ROC 2011 ROC Dusseldorf 2011-10-14A fifth consecutive ROC Nations Cup victory is “not the only target” for seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. Last year’s surprise Champion of Champions Filipe Albuquerque declares the lesson from 2010 is to “Never underestimate anyone…”

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Nov 22

ROC 2011 will feature two of the brightest stars in rallying as Intercontinental Rally Challenge duo Juho Hänninen and Jan Kopecký join the field

Rally aces Hänninen and Kopecký head to ROC 2011

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ROC Dusseldorf 2011-10-14Finland’s Hänninen, the 2011 S-WRC champion and 2010 IRC champion, will team up with Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen for Team Nordic. Czech driver Kopecký, IRC runner-up for the last three years, will partner F1 star Vitaly Petrov in Team Slavic, the first ROC pairing from Eastern Europe.

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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 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 »

Oct 09

Flying Mikkelsen holds Scotland IRC lead

 Andreas Mikkelsen leads Rally of Scotland for SKODA UK Motorsport

Andreas Mikkelsen Rally Scotland Bryan Bouffier auto 20101128Andreas 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

SKODA team back at full strength for Scotland (+photos)

The factory SKODA Motorsport squad will be at full strength

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeJan Kopecky 2011-05-14 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

SKODA team back at full strength for Scotland

SKODA’s star drivers Hanninen and Kopecky will both compete in Scotland

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADThe factory SKODA Motorsport squad will be at full strength when the Intercontinental Rally Challenge resumes on RACMSA Rally of Scotland from 7-9 October.

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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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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 »

Jul 16

Sata Rallye Acores day 2 report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 6 of 11
IRC Azores glory for Flying Finn Hanninen
Defending champion heads SKODA one-two-three on island thriller

Juho Hanninen  2011-07-16 - FINALJuho Hanninen  20100925Juho Hanninen has made it three wins from four starts in this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge to move back into the lead of the all-action series with a dramatic victory on Sata Rallye Acores. Bouffier upholds Peugeot honour in fourth to maintain title attack. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Sata Rallye Acores day 2 report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 6 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeSata Rallye Acores is set for a thrilling final-day showdown after Andreas Mikkelsen slashed Juho Hanninen’s overall lead to 1.3s. The SKODA UK Motorsport driver began the closing loop of three stages 10.1s behind the defending Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion but edged into contention with a hat trick of fastest stage times on the tricky gravel event, which has been full of drama from the outset.

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Jul 14

Sata Rallye Acores day 1 report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 6 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeJuho Hanninen has completed the opening day of Sata Rallye Acores with a lead of 4.3s over last year’s winner Bruno Magalhaes. Hanninen, the defending Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion, snatched first place from Andreas Mikkelsen when the Norwegian was slowed on stage two with powersteering failure, and extended his advantage at the wheel of his SKODA Motorsport Fabia Super 2000 with the fastest time on the day-closing superspecial stage in front of several thousand fans.

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Jul 07

Intercontinental Rally Challenge: Exciting entry for Sata Rallye Acores

More than 40 crews will contest Sata Rallye Acores, round six from 14-16 July.

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADEight Super 2000 cars will be in action with Bryan Bouffier topping the entry in his Peugeot France-backed 207. The Rallye Monte-Carlo winner forms part of the three-strong Peugeot attack on the all-gravel event, which also includes Peugeot UK’s Guy Wilks and Peugeot Sport Portugal’s Bruno Magalahes, who claimed a dramatic final-stage victory on the rally in 2010.

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Jun 04

IRC: Prime Yalta Rally day 3 report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 4 of 12

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADJuho Hanninen has become the most successful driver in the history of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in his own right after winning the Prime Yalta Rally in Ukraine today (Saturday). Driving a Skoda Motorsport Fabia Super 2000, the Finn’s triumph moves him ahead of Freddy Loix with seven wins having previously been tied with the Belgian on six. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »

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