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Wed December 2, 2009

Proton plan 2 car IRC assault IRC Proton plan 2 car IRC assault The British-based works Proton squad is set to field a two-car team in next year's Intercontinental Rally Challenge....

Tue December 1, 2009

Wilks declared Scotland winner IRC Wilks declared Scotland winner Skoda UK driver Guy Wilks (pictured) has been declared the winner of the Rally of Scotland after a stewards’ hearing found that the front subframe of Kris Meeke’s Peugeot 207 S2000 was lighter than it should have been. There was however no intention to break the rules on Peugeot’...

Sat November 21, 2009

Historic podium for Proton IRC Historic podium for Proton The Proton MEM Satria Neo S2000 scored its first ever podium finish on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, when Scottish rally hero Alister McRae crossed the finish line of the Rally of Scotland in third place in Stirling this afternoon. ...

Meeke takes home win in Scotland IRC Meeke takes home win in Scotland The 2009 IRC season reached a rousing finale this weekend on the inaugural RACMSA Rally of Scotland, producing a fitting victory for series champion Kris Meeke in his home event. Starting out from Perth’s historic Scone Palace on Thursday under the most severe rainstorm to have h...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC GB end - SS13 cancelled @ 02:50 PM - 13 unlucky for some. It seems David Bogie has crashed and blocks the stage. Not much info yet, but leading cars all stopped and therefore as final results read SS12 results.

IRC GB SS12 - Last stage coming @ 02:11 PM - Meeke concedes 7sec to Wilks, but remember last stage is 33km, not over yet! Watch it live on TV! Results after SS12:
1st= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, 1h51m34s1;
2nd= Wilks/Pugh, Skoda, +20s7;
3rd= McRae/Hayes, Proton, +3m08s;
4th= Greer/Roberts, Mitsubishi, +5m42s5;
5th= Bogie/Rae, Mitsubishi, +6m24s2;
6th= Armstrong/Riddick, Subaru, +8m21s1;
7th= Koitla/Öts, Honda, +14m17s5;
8th= Boland/Morrissey, Mitsubishi, +15m09s5;
9th= Rousseaux/le Gars, Subaru, +17m20s;
10th= Cave/Parry, Ford, +17m28s4

IRC GB SS11 - Meeke spins! @ 01:50 PM - Torrential rain, standing water, extremely slippy. Kris Meeke spun and had to do a 3-point turn, but he was also trying that hard that in the whole stage he was ahrdly slower than Wilks! Remember in 15min last stage live TV starts! Results after SS11:
1st= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, 1h46m09s1;
2nd= Wilks/Pugh, Skoda, +27s1;
3rd= McRae/Hayes, Proton, +2m57s;
4th= Greer/Roberts, Mitsubishi, +5m35s1;
5th= Bogie/Rae, Mitsubishi, +6m10s1;
6th= Armstrong/Riddick, Subaru, +8m01s3;
7th= Koitla/Öts, Honda, +13m31s8;
8th= Boland/Morrissey, Mitsubishi, +14m35s2;
9th= Rousseaux/le Gars, Subaru, +15m35s2;
10th= Cave/Parry, Ford, +18m49s2

IRC GB SS10 - Meeke wins longest stage @ 10:50 AM - Martin Kangur, tied with Boland, crashed his Honda out of the rally. Kaspar Kiotla however in another Honda overtakes Boland's Mitsubishi. This 33km stage now displays many hard rocks and can be a sting in the tail as last stage of the rally this afternoon. Results after SS10:
1st= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, 1h34m55s1;
2nd= Wilks/Pugh, Skoda, +27s9;
3rd= McRae/Hayes, Proton, +2m30s6;
4th= Greer/Roberts, Mitsubishi, +5m23s8;
5th= Bogie/Rae, Mitsubishi, +5m38s1;
6th= Armstrong/Riddick, Subaru, +7m24s5;
7th= Koitla/Öts, Honda, +12m31s3;
8th= Boland/Morrissey, Mitsubishi, +13m02s8;
9th= Rousseaux/le Gars, Subaru, +13m45s5;
10th= Cave/Parry, Ford, +15m27s2

IRC GB SS9 - Meeke responds @ 10:43 AM - This is a stage with lose gravel and uncharacteristically for British forests many junctions. Strange it is here of all places where Kongur in the FWD Honda catches and ties with Boland. Results after SS9:
1st= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, 1h12m52s2;
2nd= Wilks/Pugh, Skoda, +19s6;
3rd= McRae/Hayes, Proton, +1m51s3;
4th= Greer/Roberts, Mitsubishi, +4m30s7;
5th= Bogie/Rae, Mitsubishi, +4m47s7;
6th= Armstrong/Riddick, Subaru, +6m13s4;
=7th= Boland/Morrissey, Mitsubishi, +10m23s9;
=7th= Kangur/Sikk, Honda, +10m23s9;
9th= Koitla/Öts, Honda, +10m35s9;
10th= Rousseaux/le Gars, Subaru, +11m35s5

IRC GB SS8 - Wilks tries @ 10:38 AM - Wilks wins this technical stage and narrows Meeke's lead to 18s. Curiously biggest fight at the moment seems Eammon Boland stay in front of the two Estonian FWD Hondas. Results after SS8:
1st= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, 1h07m37s8;
2nd= Wilks/Pugh, Skoda, +17s9;
3rd= McRae/Hayes, Proton, +1m41s1;
4th= Greer/Roberts, Mitsubishi, +4m16s1;
5th= Bogie/Rae, Mitsubishi, +4m31s;
6th= Armstrong/Riddick, Subaru, +5m53s1;
7th= Boland/Morrissey, Mitsubishi, +9m44s4;
8th= Kangur/Sikk, Honda, +9m46s1;
9th= Koitla/Öts, Honda, +9m56s8;
10th= Rousseaux/le Gars, Subaru, +10m52s4

Fri November 20, 2009

Disappointing end for Gould IRC Disappointing end for Gould Leading British driver Adam Gould has retired from the Rally of Scotland following a water pump failure aboard his BFGoodrich Drivers' Team Peugeot 207 S2000....

McRae and Proton star in Scotland IRC McRae and Proton star in Scotland To the delight of his home fans, Scottish rally star Alister McRae has ended the opening day of Rally of Scotland in third place, with the Proton Satria Neo S2000 running perfectly throughout....

Meeke & Wilks battle on leg one IRC Meeke & Wilks battle on leg one Kris Meeke and Guy Wilks, driving the two cars draped in their British flag, are turning the RACMSA Rally of Scotland into a private battle for victory. Meeke, already crowned as the 2009 Intercontinental Rally Challenge series winner, has led from the start in his Peugeot UK-ent...

Rally of Scotland begins with spectacle IRC Rally of Scotland begins with spectacle With the local radio traffic news advising people to stay at home unless their journeys were necessary, a mammoth crowd still ventured to historic Scone Palace this evening to cheer the start of the RACMSA Rally of Scotland: the final round of the 2009 Intercontinental Rally Chal...

Great start for Proton in Scotland IRC Great start for Proton in Scotland Proton MEM driver Alister McRae offered Scottish rally fans something to cheer about as he made a great start to the Rally of Scotland: the final round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, which got underway from Scone Palace in Perth this evening....

NEWS JUST IN

IRC GB leg1 - Weston & Sigurdarson out @ 05:10 PM - Dramatic final TV live stage. Dave Weston from 4th and Daniel Sigurdarson from 8th crashed out, Alastair Fisher from 9th never started the stage after earlier mechanical dramas. Wilks striggled with lights cutting off, which could be a mild decider for the rally outcome (Meeke lead quadrupled). Results after leg1 (SS7):
1st= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, 56m35s3;
2nd= Wilks/Pugh, Skoda, +21s2;
3rd= McRae/Hayes, Proton, +1m18s2;
4th= Greer/Roberts, Mitsubishi, +3m49s1;
5th= Bogie/Rae, Mitsubishi, +3m54s2;
6th= Armstrong/Riddick, Subaru, +4m44s4;
7th= Boland/Morrissey, Mitsubishi, +8m15s6;
8th= Kangur/Sikk, Honda, +8m34s5;
9th= Koitla/Öts, Honda, +8m49s9;
10th= Rousseaux/le Gars, Subaru, +9m13s5

IRC GB SS6 - Wilks halves the gap @ 02:13 PM - Treachorous technical Drummond Hill, narrow, slowing, steep drops. Wilks beats Meeke by 5.6s in the stage, Meeke leads Wilks by 5.6s overall. Alastair Fisher struggles with no brakes. Greer passes Bogie. Results after SS6:
1st= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, 45m14s3;
2nd= Wilks/Pugh, Skoda, +5s6;
3rd= McRae/Hayes, Proton, +1m03s1;
4th= Weston/Thomas, Subaru, +2m49s9;
5th= Greer/Roberts, Mitsubishi, +3m02s4;
6th= Bogie/Rae, Mitsubishi, +3m06s;
7th= Armstrong/Riddick, Subaru, +3m44s6;
8th= Sigurdarson/Brady, Mitsubishi, +3m58s5;
9th= Fisher/McNulty, Mitsubishi, +5m31s4;
10th= Boland/Morrissey, Mitsubishi, +6m15s3

IRC GB SS5 - Storming time by Meeke @ 01:04 PM - Adam Gould seems to have retired, so now the main action is between S2000 drivers Meeke/Peugeot, Wilks/Skoda & McRae/Proton. Drummond Hill next, which is an extremely technically, yet fast stage, and absolute highlight. Results after SS5:
1st= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, 33m27s5;
2nd= Wilks/Pugh, Skoda, +11s2;
3rd= McRae/Hayes, Proton, +44s2;
4th= Weston/Thomas, Subaru, +1m58s8;
5th= Bogie/Rae, Mitsubishi, +2m16s5;
6th= Fisher/McNulty, Mitsubishi, +2m17s9;
7th= Greer/Roberts, Mitsubishi, +2m29s6;
8th= Armstrong/Riddick, Subaru, +2m38s2;
9th= Sigurdarson/Brady, Mitsubishi, +2m38s3;
10th= Kangur/Sikk, Honda, +4m27s7

IRC GB SS4 - Wilks wins stage @ 10:49 AM - But rally lead is still with Kris Meeke. Alastair Fisher clipped some logs. Results after SS4:
1st= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, 20m18s1;
2nd= Wilks/Pugh, Skoda, +4s1;
3rd= McRae/Hayes, Proton, +25s4;
4th= Weston/Thomas, Subaru, +1m02s4;
5th= Bogie/Rae, Mitsubishi, +1m19s4;
6th= Fisher/McNulty, Mitsubishi, +1m23s4;
7th= Greer/Roberts, Mitsubishi, +1m25s7;
8th= Armstrong/Riddick, Subaru, +1m27s7;
9th= Gould/Marshall, Peugeot, +1m36s8;
10th= Sigurdarson/Brady, Mitsubishi, +1m41s

IRC GB SS3 - Abarth out, Proton strong @ 09:53 AM - Action packed start today. The only Abarth, driven by BRChamp Keith Cronin, is stopped on stage for unknown reasons. Alister McRae in the Proton is 2nd fastest in the stage and moves up to 3rd overall, Proton such joining the big fight between Peugeot/Meeke and Skoda/Wilks. Results after SS3:
1st= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, 13m27s8;
2nd= Wilks/Pugh, Skoda, +7s;
3rd= McRae/Hayes, Proton, +14s4;
4th= Weston/Thomas, Subaru, +38s5;
5th= Fisher/McNulty, Mitsubishi, +47s9;
6th= Gould/Marshall, Peugeot, +50s8;
7th= Greer/Roberts, Mitsubishi, +56s1;
8th= Armstrong/Riddick, Subaru, +1m01s5;
9th= Bogie/Rae, Mitsubishi, +1m02s;
10th= Sigurdarson/Brady, Mitsubishi, +1m07s9

Thu November 19, 2009

Proton aims high in Scotland IRC Proton aims high in Scotland This week's Rally of Scotland will be the first event for the latest specification Proton Satria Neo S2000 and it will be driven by one of Scotland's most famous motorsport names ever: Alister McRae....

Wed November 18, 2009

Live TV times for Rally Scotland IRC Live TV times for Rally Scotland Eurosport will be showing 4 stages of Rally Scotland live on TV. This will be the first time that Eurosport have shown live stages from a gravel IRC event. UK commentary will be provided by former World Champion co-driver Robert Reid. Continue for times......

Tue November 17, 2009

6 Honda Civic R3 in Scotland IRC 6 Honda Civic R3 in Scotland A total of six Honda Civic Type Rs will be in action on the Rally of Scotland this weekend, the final round of this year's Intercontinental Rally Challenge from November 19-21....

Mon November 16, 2009

Gould grateful for BFG opportunity IRC Gould grateful for BFG opportunity Adam Gould, who will represent the BFGoodrich Drivers’ Team on this weekend´s RACMSA Rally of Scotland, has admitted that he would have been forced to skip the event had he not won the tyre company’s prize seat....

Sat November 14, 2009

Champion co-driver joins Eurosport team IRC Champion co-driver joins Eurosport team Robert Reid, winner of the 2001 World Rally Championship as co-driver to the late Richard Burns, joins the Eurosport commentary team for next weekend’s RACMSA Rally of Scotland....

Fri November 13, 2009

Honda army to battle for 2wd cup honours IRC Honda army to battle for 2wd cup honours No fewer than six Honda Civic Type Rs will be in action on RACMSA Rally of Scotland, making the Japanese car company favourite to secure second place in the IRC 2WD Cup Manufacturers’ standings....

Thu November 12, 2009

Legend hails monster Scottish stage IRC Legend hails monster Scottish stage Rallying legend Jimmy McRae has described the final stage of RACMSA Rally of Scotland as a “monster” after driving through the route recently....

Mon November 9, 2009

Monte Carlo entries open today! IRC Monte Carlo entries open today! The Automobile Club de Monaco will open the entries for next year’s eagerly-anticipated event on Monday November 9th. With a record-setting 14 stages of live TV coverage, an unrivalled package for teams, sponsors and fans – and a much-praised new event route, entries for the most...

Sun November 8, 2009

BRC Champ makes S2000 debut in Scotland IRC BRC Champ makes S2000 debut in Scotland Keith Cronin will make his debut in a Super 2000 car on RACMSA Rally of Scotland....

Thu November 5, 2009

Rally Scotland launches in Glasgow IRC Rally Scotland launches in Glasgow The inaugural RACMSA Rally of Scotland was launched in style yesterday when the great and the good of the sport gathered in the majestic former home of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club in Blythswood Square, Glasgow to herald the newest international rally in Britain – and celeb...

Wed October 28, 2009

Scottish champ set for home event IRC Scottish champ set for home event David Bogie, the winner of the Motor Sports Association-sanctioned Scottish Rally Championship, will make his Intercontinental Rally Challenge debut on Rally of Scotland next month. ...

Tue October 27, 2009

6 IRC manufacturers for Scotland IRC 6 IRC manufacturers for Scotland All but one of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge’s seven manufacturers will represented on RACMSA Rally of Scotland next month, the man in charge of running the event has confirmed....

Tue October 13, 2009

British Champion set for Scotland IRC British Champion set for Scotland British rally champion Keith Cronin is set to boost the Ralliart assault on RACMSA Rally of Scotland, the final round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in November....

Sun October 11, 2009

Loix & Vouilloz opt out of Scotland IRC Loix & Vouilloz opt out of Scotland Peugeot Belgium-Luxembourg has decided not to compete in the RAC Rally of Scotland, the final round of the 2009 IRC. "Our crews have competed in the IRC since 2008," said Kronos team boss Marc van Dalen. "This year they were equally competitive, playing a major part in Peugeot l...

Sat October 10, 2009

Q&A with Scotland organisers IRC Q&A with Scotland organisers Iain Campbell has been heading up the organisation and route planning of the inaugural RAC MSA Rally of Scotland, the first British round of the IRC and the grand finale to this season´s action. We caught up with him to see how progress is going....

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