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Sat December 31, 2011

The new Peugeot 208: Re-generation Peugeot The new Peugeot 208: Re-generation It is very rare that we present road cars here. But this one is special, so at first a few notes by rallye-info editor: A new Peugeot model starting with a 2 is always a big story. The 205 was the star of groupB, the 206 of early WRCars, and the 207 conquered the first years of t...

Fri December 23, 2011

Kronos Peugeot for IRC 12 after all Peugeot Kronos Peugeot for IRC 12 after all Contrary to the information that circulated earlier today (22 December) Kronos Racing remains committed to the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge and is actively working on plans to contest all rounds of next year’s series....

Azores honoured to open 2012 IRC season IRC Azores honoured to open 2012 IRC season Sata Rallye Acores organising head Francisco Rosa Coelho says it is an “honour” for his event to open next year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge....

Dresler to replace co-driver Stary Skoda Dresler to replace co-driver Stary Pavel Dresler will replace Petr Stary as Jan Kopecky’s co-driver on a permanent basis for the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season....

Wed December 21, 2011

Proton announces 2012 program General Proton announces 2012 program PROTON Motorsports is delighted to announce it will make a full defence of its multiple FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship titles and contest the Super 2000 World Rally Championship in 2012....

Mon December 19, 2011

Thierry Neuville will race in the 2012 WRC Citroen Thierry Neuville will race in the 2012 WRC Thierry Neuville, who is recognized as one of the rising stars in world rallying, will drive a Citroën DS3 WRC in the 2012 World Championship. The Belgian will race in a minimum of nine events. Citroën Racing, which is heavily committed to the training and promotion of young d...

Fri December 16, 2011

Skoda confirms 2012 IRC programme Skoda Skoda confirms 2012 IRC programme The ŠKODA Motorsport team will continue the Fabia Super 2000 project also in the upcoming year 2012. This year the project has led to the greatest achievements in the brand's long history of motorsport efforts. The participation in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge champio...

Thu December 15, 2011

Al-Attiyah joins Citroen Racing Citroen Al-Attiyah joins Citroen Racing Citroën Racing is delighted to announce the arrival of Nasser Al-Attiyah in its team. From Rally Sweden onwards, the driver from Qatar will be at the wheel of a Citroën DS3 WRC identical to those of Sébastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen. In addition to the two cars entered by the ...

Ford confirm WRC extension, Solberg Ford Ford confirm WRC extension, Solberg Ford of Europe announced today it is extending its participation in the FIA World Rally Championship into 2012 and 2013. Long-term partner M-Sport, the British-based preparation company, which has successfully operated Ford’s WRC activities since 1997, will continue to operate...

Wed December 14, 2011

Modern WRC can learn from RAC General Modern WRC can learn from RAC I am sorry, but looking at the Roger Albert Clark Rally I can’t help but to air some personal rant. To make matters worse I am going to bore long time rallye-info readers as I have said it all before. It is my personal opinion, and looking at the repeated complains of WRC team bo...

Review Roger Albert Clark RAC Rally General Review Roger Albert Clark RAC Rally During the last week the RAC Rally ended. RAC as in Roger Albert Clark, as in proper rally, not Rally Around Cardiff. It is a slight shame that we did not report of the event live, due to lack of response from the organisers. But then the event just is too fantastic to let you mi...

Mon December 12, 2011

New Evo 207 S2000 - now in wide Peugeot New Evo 207 S2000 - now in wide No winter break is planned at Peugeot Sport where the off-season period will above all be devoted to development work on the 207 S2000....

Fri December 9, 2011

Bouffier pushes for 2012 IRC programme Peugeot Bouffier pushes for 2012 IRC programme Bryan Bouffier has vowed to put the disappointment of missing out on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge title decider in Cyprus last month behind him by confirming that he wants to contest the series again in 2012....

Neuville keen on more IRC action in 2012 General Neuville keen on more IRC action in 2012 Thierry Neuville wants to chase Intercontinental Rally Challenge glory in 2012 and says he is relishing the prospect of a tough fight for title success....

Azores preparing mega season opener General Azores preparing mega season opener Sata Rallye Acores bosses are working on plans to introduce a street stage for the opening round of the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge....

Mikkelsen and 5th Gear TV Skoda Mikkelsen and 5th Gear TV ŠKODA UK Motorsport’s 2011 IRC champion Andreas Mikkelsen has teamed up with Fifth Gear TV’s Vicki Butler-Henderson to put the spotlight on one of the UK’s most affordable and enjoyable forms of motorsport. To be broadcast on Friday 9 December on Channel 5, Vicki and Andreas cont...

Fri December 2, 2011

Skoda celebrate most successful year Skoda Skoda celebrate most successful year ŠKODA and drivers of Fabia Super 2000s have been officially awarded the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) champion honours. ŠKODA dominated the Manufacturers category for the second consecutive year and Andreas Mikkelsen in a Fabia Super 2000 won the Drivers’ catego...

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