Tag Archive: Skoda Fabia S2000

Dec 27

Paddon: Ogier will be the ultimate benchmark

Ogier is one of rallying’s hottest properties

Hayden Paddon  20100130Sebastien Ogier portaitProduction Car world champion Hayden Paddon says the opportunity to measure himself against Sebastien Ogier was one of the key reasons behind his decision to switch to the Super 2000 World Rally Championship in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

IRC Cyprus Rally day two report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 11 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADAndreas Mikkelsen has become the youngest driver to win the Intercontinental Rally Challenge after claiming victory on the season-closing Cyprus Rally. Amid emotional scenes captured live on Eurosport, Mikkeslen secured the title by one and a half points from Jan Kopecky, sealing glory by going fastest on the final stage alongside co-driver Ola Floene.

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Nov 04

IRC Cyprus Rally day one report, Cyprus, 3-5 November 2011

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 11 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADAndreas Mikkelsen has completed a dramatic opening day of the Cyprus Rally leading the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier and firmly on course for the coveted title in his SKODA UK Motorsport Fabia Super 2000.

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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 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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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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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 08

Intercontinental Rally Challenge Sata Rallye Acores preview

Round 6 of 11: Sata Rallye Acores, 14-16 July, 2011 

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADWith the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge reaching its halfway point the focus switches to gravel for Sata Rallye Acores, round six of the 11-event all-action series.

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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 17

IRC: Geko Ypres Rally preview

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 5 of 12, 23-25 June, 2011 

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADA mainstay of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge since the series’ inception in 2007, the Geko Ypres Rally is one of the highlights of the IRC season. Based in the historic market town of Ypres in northwest Belgium, the event’s central location and compact route makes it a must for competitors and fans alike.

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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 »

Jun 03

IRC: Prime Yalta Rally day 2 report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 4 of 12

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADJuho Hanninen leads the Prime Yalta Rally following an action-packed second day in Ukraine. With three different leaders and three different stage winners, the Intercontinental Rally Challenge thrilled the thousands of fans who flocked to the sun-baked stages in the country’s Crimea region. And with Friday’s demanding asphalt stages being run in reverse on Saturday, the prospects are for another day of drama. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

IRC: Prime Yalta Rally day 1 report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 4 of 12

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADThe battle for victory on the Prime Yalta Rally is tightly poised following the opening two stages in Ukraine’s Crimea region today (Thursday). Thierry Neuville, driving a Team Peugeot Belgium-Luxembourg 207 Super 2000, leads overall with Guy Wilks, in a Peugeot UK 207, just 0.1s behind heading into Friday’s six stages. 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 »

May 07

IRC Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc preview

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 3 of 12

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADJust under a month after the thrilling four-way battle for victory on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles electrified fans around the world, the chase for Intercontinental Rally Challenge glory resumes on the Mediterranean island of Corsica from 12-14 May with a live television spectacular. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Croatia Rally with Rossetti, Solowow and Longhi.

FIA European Rally Championship round #2

Rally Croatia logoLuca RossettiThree great protagonists who in the last hours have come to enrich the entry list of the Croatia Rally, the second round of the FIA European Rally Championship scheduled from May 19th to 21st based in Rijeka. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Crash investigators clear Kubica, rally team

Investigators looked into wrongdoing

Robert Kubica rally crash car (2)2011-02-03 - Lotus Renault GP - Robert Kubica 02Italian investigators have finally cleared both the Polish driver and his team in the wake of Robert Kubica’s horror rally crash in February. The 26-year-old spent 76 days in an Italian hospital after Armco barriers pierced through the Skoda Fabia S2000 car during a stage of the minor Andora rally. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Kubica released from intensive care

Robert Kubica released from intensive care in Italy

2010-09-02 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 01Robert Kubica - rallye d'Antibes - 10-2010Robert Kubica has been released from intensive care and moved to a trauma unit in an Italian hospital as he continues to recover from the injuries he sustained in his high-speed rallying accident at the weekend. 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 »

Nov 13

Sandell struck by bad luck in Britain

He suffered a power-steering failure on the first stage  

Red Bull Super 2000 World Rally Championship driver Patrik Sandell has been hit by bad luck on the opening day of the Rally Great Britain: an event where he has the opportunity of challenging for the Super 2000 world title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

IRC: Al-Attiyah claims maiden victory in Cyprus (+result & standings)

Second IRC victory for M-Sport’s Ford Fiesta S2000

Nasser Al-Attiyah has become the eighth different winner in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge this year after claiming victory on the mixed-surface FxPro Cyprus Rally, the 12th and final round of the all-action 2010 IRC season, which finished in Limassol this evening (Saturday). Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Sandell wins Rallye de France

His second consecutive Super 2000 victory 

Swedish driver Patrik Sandell, who is backed by Red Bull, has taken his second consecutive Super 2000 victory by winning the Rally de France, the penultimate round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship. Sandell is now closing in on the championship lead with just one round left to go in Great Britain. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Sandell gears up for flying Rally Finland (+photos)

The Rally Finland will get underway on Thursday morning

Patrik Sandell  1 Super 2000 World Rally Championship frontrunner Patrik Sandell, driving a Skoda Fabia S2000 backed by Red Bull, is looking forward to the Rally Finland this weekend: the fastest and most spectacular event of them all. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Second IRC victory of the season for flying Finn (+results, +standings, +photos)

Leg Two report: Rally d’Italia-Sardegna, 4-6 June, 2010

Juho Hanninen has strengthened his grip on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge drivers’ title with his second victory of the season on Rally d’Italia-Sardegna today (Sunday). Driving a factory Skoda Motorsport-run Fabia, the Finn took a slender lead on the rally’s ninth stage and pulled clear when Kris Meeke, his closest pursuer, crashed heavily on stage 10. The accident was captured live on Eurosport, which covered four stages of the sun-coated gravel event as they happened. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Points finish for Sandell on the Jordan Rally (+photo)

 Round three of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship

Patrik Sandell, driving a Red Bull backed Skoda Fabia S2000, has finished fifth on the all-gravel Jordan Rally. This was despite being delayed twice on some of the roughest roads that the World Rally Championship crews will face all year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Meeke takes IRC record with Rally Internacional de Curitiba victory

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round two of 12 

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeKris Meeke has become the most successful driver in the short history of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge by winning Rally Internacional de Curitiba for a second successive time. Co-driven by Irishman Paul Nagle, the defending IRC champion beat fellow Briton Guy Wilks to victory in Brazil by 46.7 seconds following a faultless performance in his Peugeot 207 Super 2000. It was Meeke’s fifth win from 12 IRC starts. Read the rest of this entry »

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