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Mon April 20, 2015

Hyundai Argentina preview WRC Hyundai Argentina preview Hyundai Motorsport is optimistic for another positive result as the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) resumes following a six-week break for next week’s Rally Argentina, round four of this year’s 13-event series. Hyundai Motorsport has shown competitive pace in the thre...

Volkswagen returns to Argentina WRC Volkswagen returns to Argentina The fastest drifters in the world are back in business after a 38-day break: Volkswagen kicks off the second quarter of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at the Rally Argentina (23-26 April). After three back-to-back victories, double world champions Sébastien Ogier/Jul...

Ford M-Sport eager for Argentina

Citroen An enurance rally in Argentina

WRC Pirelli heads to the Pampas in Argentina

General First privateer Hyundai win with Pirelli

Ford Ken Block wins Rally Whangarai

Thu April 16, 2015

Q&A Alexey Lukyanuk IRC Q&A Alexey Lukyanuk On his first full Tarmac rally, Alexey Lukyanuk didn’t expect to even score FIA European Rally Championship points on the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally. But not only did he score points, he finished sixth overall, moved up to third in the drivers’ standings a...

Martin impresses on his ERC debut Peugeot Martin impresses on his ERC debut Charles Martin finished a very impressive fifth on the Circuit of Ireland – his first FIA European Rally Championship event in his Peugeot Rally Academy 208 T16. ...

ERC is good advertising for Skoda R5 Skoda ERC is good advertising for Skoda R5 ŠKODA unveiled its stunning new Fabia R5 this week, saying that customers like those in the FIA European Rally Championship are “primarily” to raising awareness of the brand though motorsport. ...

Mon April 13, 2015

Pirelli monopolises San Remo General Pirelli monopolises San Remo Multiple champions Paolo Andreucci and Anna Andreussi won the Sanremo Rally - round two of the Italian Rally Championship - in their Pirelli-equipped Peugeot 208 T16, having led from start to finish and setting fastest time on seven of the 10 stages. Sanremo, formerly a World Ral...

Andreucci wins Rallye San Remo General Andreucci wins Rallye San Remo Paolo Andreucci and Anna Andreussi, in a Peugeot 208, are the winners of the 62nd edition of Rallye Sanremo, second round of the Italian Rally Championship. The Champion from Tuscany wins here for the third time and put his name in the Roll of Honour of this event, after a race h...

Fri April 10, 2015

Andreucci leads San Remo after day1 General Andreucci leads San Remo after day1 After two special stages and almost 25 timed kilometers driven in perfect dry conditions Paolo Andreucci and Anna Andreussi are in the lead at 62nd edition of Rallye Sanremo. At the wheel of his Peugeot 208, the driver from Tuscany won both stages ahead of Giandomenico Basso and ...

New i20 debut in Monte 2016 as a 5-door WRC New i20 debut in Monte 2016 as a 5-door The Hyundai Motorsport team has recently completed a four-day test of the New Generation i20 WRC car in the Spanish region of Almeria. The test marked the next important phase of development for the car, which will make its debut in the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). ...

Wed April 8, 2015

FIA gives green light to Fabia R5 Skoda FIA gives green light to Fabia R5 Milestone for ŠKODA: the highest authority in motorsport, the International Automobile Federation FIA, has given the new ŠKODA Fabia R 5 the green light. Following its successful homologation, the new rally car can now continue the Czech automobile manufacturer’s 114-year motorsp...

Dramatic weekend for Tuthill Porsche IRC Dramatic weekend for Tuthill Porsche Tuthill Porsche achieved another milestone last weekend, when its 911 R-GT rally car became the first contemporary Porsche 911 to start the Circuit of Ireland Rally in almost thirty years. Driver Robert Woodside and co-driver Allan Harryman delighted thousands of rally fans wi...

Ingram on Circuit of Ireland podium IRC Ingram on Circuit of Ireland podium Chris Ingram has moved up to second in the FIA European Junior Rally Championship, after finishing third on the Circuit of Ireland (2nd - 4th April) in his PEUGEOT UK 208 ‘R2’. This year’s event was held over 18 fast and bumpy stages in counties Antrim and Down – and the chang...

Mon April 6, 2015

Emontional Peugeot win in Ireland Peugeot Emontional Peugeot win in Ireland The Peugeot Rally Academy produced another top performance on the Circuit of Ireland Rally where Craig Breen and the 208 T16 rounded off a solid display with top prize on home soil which takes them into the championship lead! There were solid runs from the other Peugeot Rally Aca...

Sat April 4, 2015

Breen achieves his dream victory IRC Breen achieves his dream victory Craig Breen has achieved a childhood ambition by winning the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally – and in doing so, the Peugeot Rally Academy driver has taken the lead of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. ...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC IRL SS18 - End @ 05:38 PM - Breen has an overshot and stalled the engine and can't believe he still won. Greer on the other hand has an electrical fire after the finish line, so he won't be in the final results. Final results (after SS18)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 2h04m04s5;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +6s4;
3rd= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m42s3
4th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +2m24s1;
5th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +2m41s2;
DNF= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +4m31s7 6th= Lukyanuk/Chervonenko, Ford, +4m36s1;
7th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +ms;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +7m29s7;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +8m39s5;
10th= Bergkvist/Sjöberg, Opel, +ms

IRC IRL SS17 - Breen spins @ 05:01 PM - Unfortunately timing is very slow. Only the stage before Barrable went out. So now Breen spins and goes into the last stage with only 5sec ahaed of Kajetanowicz. Results after SS17:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 1h55m27s1;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +5s;
3rd= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m16s9
4th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m56s5;
5th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +2m16s5;
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +4m15s;
7th= Lukyanuk/Chervonenko, Ford, +4m28s2;
8th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +4m55s4;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +7m07s4;
10th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +7m59s9

IRC IRL SS16 - Barrable out! @ 04:03 PM - Longest stage of the day and Barrable went over a bank into a field and out of the rally. Thorburn never started the stage. Giacomo Costenaro, who would have moved into the top10 as a result, was heavily slowed by a broken driveshaft. Results after SS16:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 1h49m59s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +19s8;
3rd= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m22s4
4th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m59s5;
5th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +2m22s9;
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +4m17s8;
7th= Lukyanuk/Chervonenko, Ford, +4m35s9;
8th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +4m56s6;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +7m08s6;
10th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +7m58s6

IRC IRL SS15 @ 03:14 PM - Breen just 0.2s faster than Barrable over 14km. Next stage is 26km. Results after SS15:
1st= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, 1h35m35s;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +1s1;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +14s7
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +59s5;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m33s1;
6th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +2m04s3;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +2m29s;
8th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +3m29s;
9th= Lukyanuk/Chervonenko, Ford, +4m14s6;
10th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +4m25s7

IRC IRL SS13&14 @ 02:53 PM - Back to back Lisburn town stage run, stage less than 1 mile. First run won by Barrable, second run won by Breen, so not much has changed. Thorburn without powersteering. Bergkvist lost the Juniors lead to team mate Griebel with a suspected broken driveshaft. Results after SS13&14:
1st= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, 1h27m54s;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +1s3;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +13s9
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +52s8;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m26s7;
6th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m56s9;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +2m10s1;
8th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +3m07s9;
9th= Greer/Chervonenko, Ford, +4m03s5;
10th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +4m08s4

IRC IRL SS12 @ 11:40 AM - Lead changed again, back to Barrable. Breen says he has an all event issue with the car not pulling properly out of junctions, which is bad for 1st and last stage of the loop. Jeets has dropped 2min with an off. Results after SS12:
1st= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, 1h25m55s8;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +1s8;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +13s5
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +46s9;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m20s6;
6th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m53s9;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +2m;
8th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +3m02s2;
9th= Greer/Chervonenko, Ford, +3m50s8;
10th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +4m01s1

IRC IRL SS11 @ 11:10 AM - There is a problem with stage times transmission, so results will be delayed. Meanwhile Breen has re-taken the lead by 1.1sec. Tarabus lost some time in a ditch. battle. Results after SS11:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 1h17m12s;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +1s8;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +12s1
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +40s4;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m06s9;
6th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m41s8;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m46s9;
8th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +2m39s1;
9th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +3m38s8;
10th= Lukyanuk/Chervonenko, Ford, +3m39s6

IRC IRL SS10 @ 10:08 AM - Longest stage of the day. Stephen Wright retires from 7th. Breen pulls time back on Barrable while Kajetanowicz closes in too for a potential 3-way battle. Results after SS10:
1st= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, 1h11m53s7;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +0s5;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +10s5
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +39s7;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m00s1;
6th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m17s3;
7th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m35s1;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m35s3;
9th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +2m24s9;
10th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +3m29

IRC IRL SS9 @ 09:16 AM - Breen loses lead by quite a gap but doesn't seem too worried. Stage win goes to Josh Moffett. Results after SS9:
1st= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, 57m02s83
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +8s;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +16s
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +38s5;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +55s;
6th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m06s4;
7th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +1m12s3;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m20s7;
9th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m23s5;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +2m04s2

Fri April 3, 2015

Very narrow lead for Breen in Ireland IRC Very narrow lead for Breen in Ireland as he leads his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship overnight, albeit by a slender one-second margin. Co-driven by Scott Martin, the 25-year-old Peugeot Rally Academy driver took the lead on the second stage and held it until the end of the day, despite an frust...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC IRL SS7&8 - Day1 @ 06:37 PM - Two back to back runs over 1.5km Newtownards. Breen very slow both times. Lukyanuk surprisingly wins both stages. And a spin costs Josh Moffett 10 Pounds in a personal bet with his brother. Results after day1 (SS7&8):
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 49m09s6;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +1s;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +16s8
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +42s1;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +59s3;
6th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +59s8;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m03s3;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m16s2;
9th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m16s6;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m49s7

IRC IRL SS6 @ 05:40 PM - First stage win for Kajetanowicz while Breen extends lead. Results after SS6:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 45m52s6;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +10s9;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +29s2
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +41s8;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +55s8;
6th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +1m07s9;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m08s5;
8th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m24s5;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m28s;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m53s4

IRC IRL SS5 @ 04:51 PM - Breen seems to like this Hamilton's Folly stage. Great time has him way clear of Barrable again. Strong time by Kajetanowicz too, taking both the Moffetts. Results after SS5:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 39m52s8;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +10s4;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +30s9
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +32s7;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +42s4;
6th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +59s4;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m04s5;
8th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m17s5;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m19s8;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m39s9

IRC IRL SS4 @ 03:56 PM - Barrable wins stage with Breen only 4th, so battle for the lead down to 1.2s. Consani still listed but effectively retired as his gearbox broke near the end. Results after SS4:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 30m53s4;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +1s2;
3rd= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +23s6
4th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +25s5;
5th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +27s6;
6th= Consani/Vilmot, Citroen, +32s1;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +42s2;
8th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +48s1;
9th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m03s4;
10th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m03s7

IRC IRL SS3 @ 01:03 PM - Alastair Fisher from 4th missing at stage end. Kajetanowicz drops time with an overshot early in the stage. So quite some re-shuffle in the top10. Results after SS3:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 23m12s9;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +6s1;
3rd= Consani/Vilmot, Citroen, +16s7
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +21s4;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +25s7;
6th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +30s7;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +37s4;
8th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +38s4;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +53s4;
10th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m02s5

IRC IRL SS2 @ 12:18 AM - Even more standing water and the famous Fisher jump. Breen takes lead. Lukyanuk has a broken driveshaft and McCormack lost 5min with a puncture. Results after SS2:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 17m05s7;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +2s5;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +11s
4th= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +11s1;
5th= Consani/Vilmot, Citroen, +12s7;
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +17s4;
7th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +20s1;
8th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +28s9;
9th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +31s9;
10th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +44s9

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