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Wed October 15, 2014

JRM Subaru finalises ERC squad Subaru JRM Subaru finalises ERC squad The British JRM team has announced its driver line-up for the remaining two rounds of this year’s FIA European Rally Championship. Mark Higgins will continue at the wheel of the firm’s Group N-specification Subaru WRX STI for Rallye International du Valais, with Keith Cronin, ...

Mon May 27, 2013

The ERC movers and shakers IRC The ERC movers and shakers Despite his three-event winning run coming to an end, Jan Kopecký left Corsica with his margin at the top of the FIA European Rally Championship points’ table widened by 10 points. ...

Le Mans racer Sarrazin shines in ERC IRC Le Mans racer Sarrazin shines in ERC Stéphane Sarrazin, a podium finisher in the Le Mans 24 Hours, made his return to rallying on last week’s Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse and marked his outing by finishing third overall on the FIA European Rally Championship round. ...

Sat May 25, 2013

Meeke relishes Corsica ERC zero car run Peugeot Meeke relishes Corsica ERC zero car run While French star Bryan Bouffier was doing the winning on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse last week, Kris Meeke had the honour of leading the pack throughout the two-day event, round five of the FIA European Rally Championship. ...

Miss France & Henry Leconte in Corsica IRC Miss France & Henry Leconte in Corsica Two high-profile celebrities visited round five of the FIA European Rally Championship in Corsica last weekend. ...

Sun May 19, 2013

Breen wins most stages, Peugeot wins Peugeot Breen wins most stages, Peugeot wins The 56th running of the 'Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse', round five of the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship, was marked by unsettled weather which made the island's stages particularly treacherous. The Peugeot Rally Academy's Craig Breen collected the highest ...

Sat May 18, 2013

Bouffier wins thrilling Tour de Corse IRC Bouffier wins thrilling Tour de Corse Bryan Bouffier has ended Jan Kopecký’s run of success in the FIA European Rally Championship with his maiden victory on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse, which reached a thrilling climax live on Eurosport and France 3 Corsica earlier today. ...

Skoda's Kopecky extends ERC lead Skoda Skoda's Kopecky extends ERC lead ŠKODA and driving duo Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ/CZ) finished runner-up at the iconic Corsica Rally to extend their overall lead in the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC). The 56th staging of the tarmac rally on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, which is one of the absol...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC F end - Still problems for some @ 05:50 PM - Bouffier wins, while Kopecky's engine runs on 3 cylinders. Let's hope he manages the final road section. Breen misses 3rd by just 3.2s. Leandri passes Bonnefis. Oliveira crashes out from 9th. Final results (after SS11)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, 2h41m58s2;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +39s8;
3rd= Sarrazin/Renucci, Mini, +1m37s6;
4th= Breen/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m40s8;
5th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +3m25s;
6th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +3m27s6;
7th= Aigner/Heigl, Subaru, +7m53s9;
8th= Leandri/Jamoul, Peugeot, +8m47s8;
9th= Bonnefis/Fournier, Renault, +9m16s8;
10th= Raoux/Mazotti, Peugeot, +13m54s3

IRC F SS10 - Close battles before last stage @ 04:30 PM - Bouffier extends lead slightly. But Breen drops behind Sarrazin again. Leandri has a puncture, which means Bonnefis in the FWD gN Renault is now 8th, but only 6s ahead of 2 S2000 cars! Results after SS10:
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, 2h24m18s4;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +13s;
3rd= Sarrazin/Renucci, Mini, +1m25s3;
4th= Breen/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m33s2;
5th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +2m58s7;
6th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +3m20s9;
7th= Aigner/Heigl, Subaru, +6m48s;
8th= Bonnefis/Fournier, Renault, +7m55s;
9th= Oliveira/Magalhaes, Ford, +8m00s9;
10th= Leandri/Jamoul, Peugeot, +8m01s3

IRC F SS9 - More position changes @ 01:10 PM - Breen passes Sarrazin for 3rd. Kopecky moves closer to the lead again. Manzagol retired from 7th. Results after SS9:
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, 2h12m23s3;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +10s7;
3rd= Breen/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m22s2;
4th= Sarrazin/Renucci, Mini, +1m22s8;
5th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +2m45s4;
6th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +3m07s6;
7th= Leandri/Jamoul, Peugeot, +5m58s8;
8th= Aigner/Heigl, Subaru, +6m21s1;
9th= Bonnefis/Fournier, Renault, +7m15s4;
10th= Oliveira/Magalhaes, Ford, +7m30s3

IRC F SS8 - Another fastest for Bouffier @ 11:56 AM - Vera drama free stage, even though the end part is part of the former longest and most classic Corsica stage. Breen attacks for 3rd, Aigner attacks for 8th. Results after SS8:
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, 1h58m46s3;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +19s5;
3rd= Sarrazin/Renucci, Mini, +1m15s4;
4th= Breen/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m18s8;
5th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +2m31s8;
6th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +2m58s1;
7th= Manzagol/Patrone, Peugeot, +5m11s8;
8th= Leandri/Jamoul, Peugeot, +5m36s7;
9th= Aigner/Heigl, Subaru, +5m39s6;
10th= Bonnefis/Fournier, Renault, +6m12s2

IRC F SS7 - Dramatic first stage @ 10:20 AM - It's wet this morning. And it's the former WRC last stage, where i.e. in 2000 Delecour dropped behind Panizzi by team orders. This time Delecour likes the stage, strong time. Kopecky did not like the stage and loses lead. Breen spins into a rock face and drops 40s. So top4 places all change. Results after SS7:
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, 1h40m56s3;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +12s3;
3rd= Sarrazin/Renucci, Mini, +59s5;
4th= Breen/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m14s5;
5th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +2m07s2;
6th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +2m30s9;
7th= Manzagol/Patrone, Peugeot, +4m39s1;
8th= Leandri/Jamoul, Peugeot, +4m48s1;
9th= Aigner/Heigl, Subaru, +4m55s;
10th= Bonnefis/Fournier, Renault, +5m10s4

Fri May 17, 2013

Corsica set for thrilling showdown IRC Corsica set for thrilling showdown There will be serious competition ahead when round five of the FIA European Rally Championship concludes on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse tomorrow. At the completion of Friday’s opening leg, which featured four different leaders, ERC title pacesetter Jan Kopecký tops the lege...

Kopecky in the lead in Corsica Skoda Kopecky in the lead in Corsica Half way through the Corsica Rally, ŠKODA’s driver duo Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ/CZ) is in the lead, despite the sometimes slippery asphalt making the driving conditions challenging. The pair clinched the top spot by winning the last special stage....

Delecour delighted to be back in ERC IRC Delecour delighted to be back in ERC François Delecour has revealed his delight after securing a late deal to contest round five of the FIA European Rally Championship this week. ...

Sarrazin braced for serious competition IRC Sarrazin braced for serious competition Stéphane Sarrazin is expecting serious competition ahead when the FIA European Rally Championship resumes on the legendary Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse from 16-18 May. ...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC F leg1 - 4 leaders in 4 stages @ 07:53 PM - Kopecky takes Bouffier. So Breen-Kubica-Bouffier-Kopecky, 4 different leaders. Delecour has a broken exhaust and can't hear his navigator as well as losing power. Aigner takes Production lead on last stage. Results after leg1 (SS6):
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h28m49s;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +3s6;
3rd= Breen/Nagle, Peugeot, +39s8;
4th= Sarrazin/Renucci, Mini, +54s;
5th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +1m59s;
6th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +2m08s6;
7th= Manzagol/Patrone, Peugeot, +3m42s6;
8th= Leandri/Jamoul, Peugeot, +4m20s6;
9th= Aigner/Heigl, Subaru, +4m30s4;
10th= Bonnefis/Fournier, Renault, +4m34s9

IRC F SS5 - Kubica retires @ 05:42 PM - Kubica dropped 6 minutes with an electrical problem. Unable to find the problem Kubica retires after the stage. So Bouffier now leads. Next Bertelli's Fiesta is on fire, stage cancelled. Results after SS5:
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, 1h13m12s5;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +3s8;
3rd= Breen/Nagle, Peugeot, +43s5;
4th= Sarrazin/Renucci, Mini, +49s;
5th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +1m36s3;
6th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +1m51s9;
7th= Manzagol/Patrone, Peugeot, +2m55s4;
8th= Leandri/Jamoul, Peugeot, +3m28s9;
9th= Bonnefis/Fournier, Renault, +3m49s;
10th= Aigner/Heigl, Subaru, +3m51s9

IRC F SS4 - Puncture for Breen @ 02:55 PM - The stage of the Henri Toivonen scene, though opposite direction and stopping before the Henri corner. Breen went off and collected a puncture, dropping from a convincing lead to 5th. Results after SS4:
1st= Kubica/Baran, Citroen, 57m09s3;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +7s5;
3rd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +8s8;
4th= Sarrazin/Renucci, Mini, +38s9;
5th= Breen/Nagle, Peugeot, +56s7;
6th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +1m18s1;
7th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +1m25s;
8th= Manzagol/Patrone, Peugeot, +2m17s;
9th= Leandri/Jamoul, Peugeot, +2m40s1;
10th= Bertelli/Dotta, Ford, +2m49s4

IRC F SS3 - First drivers in troubles @ 02:08 PM - Jérémi Ancien goes off and Germain Bonnefis loses several places with an ill tyre choice. Breen wins the stage. Maurin moves narrowly ahead of Delecour. Results after SS3:
1st= Breen/Nagle, Peugeot, 47m28s2;
2nd= Kubica/Baran, Citroen, +26s4;
3rd= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +31s7;
4th= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +35s4;
5th= Sarrazin/Renucci, Mini, +56s;
6th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +1m29s7;
7th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +1m30s3;
8th= Manzagol/Patrone, Peugeot, +2m24s3;
9th= Leandri/Jamoul, Peugeot, +2m34s1;
10th= Bertelli/Dotta, Ford, +2m46s8

IRC F SS2 - Another fastest for Breen @ 10:46 AM - Stage is near all dry, 2nd time for Kopecky, places 2-3-4 move closer together. We are already centre of the island. Results after SS2:
1st= Breen/Nagle, Peugeot, 31m52s;
2nd= Kubica/Baran, Citroen, +19s5;
3rd= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +25s3;
4th= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +25s6;
5th= Sarrazin/Renucci, Mini, +36s8;
6th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +56s;
7th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +56s6;
8th= Bonnefis/Fournier, Renault, +1m38s4;
9th= Leandri/Jamoul, Peugeot, +1m39s;
10th= Manzagol/Patrone, Peugeot, +1m39s6

IRC F SS1 - Strong start for Breen @ 08:06 AM - Breen with superb time. Puncture for Ancian. Stage is 50% wet and a north-west coastal road near Calvi. Results after SS1:
1st= Breen/Nagle, Peugeot, 16m29s;
2nd= Kubica/Baran, Citroen, +11s5;
3rd= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +17s8;
4th= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +22s2;
5th= Sarrazin/Renucci, Mini, +23s7;
6th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +28s;
7th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +29s4;
8th= Manzagol/Patrone, Peugeot, +50s4;
9th= Marchi/Nanni, Peugeot, +50s6;
10th= Bonnefis/Fournier, Renault, +52s1

Wed May 15, 2013

Skoda also wishes to succeed in Corsica Skoda Skoda also wishes to succeed in Corsica Three appearances, three victories – ŠKODA´s performances in the ERC have been perfect so far, and the brand´s factory crew, Jan Kopecký & Pavel Dresler in a ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000, wish to succeed also in Corsica. The fifth event of this year´s ERC takes place in Corsica over 16...

Bessenyey looking to defend 2WD top spot IRC Bessenyey looking to defend 2WD top spot After visiting the Gran Canarias and Azores earlier in the year, the FIA European Rally Championship travels to another island this weekend: Corsica. With its twisty and narrow tarmac mountain roads, the 56th "Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse" will test drivers to the limit. However...

Fri May 10, 2013

Q&A Stéphane Sarrazin IRC Q&A Stéphane Sarrazin Six questions to Stéphane Sarrazin, top circuit racer on his rallying return and for the first time in ages not around in a Peugeot, but adding to car variety driving the very BMW Mini in which Daniel Sordo won Tour de Corse last year. Last year Tour de Corse Sarrazin drove the 2...

Tour de Corse full preview IRC Tour de Corse full preview EVENT PREVIEW: 2013 FIA European Rally Championship, round five of 12 Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse (France), 16-18 May   FORMULA ONE RACERS IN THE MIX FOR TOUR DE CORSE ERC GLORY  ...

Stunning TdCorse entry shows ERC rise IRC Stunning TdCorse entry shows ERC rise The FIA European Rally Championship continues to go from strength to strength with a star-studded entry list for round five, Tour de Corse.     Fifty-eight registrations have been accepted for the island classic from 16-18 May, with rally crews from 18 different countries and 3...

Even more way to follow ERC action IRC Even more way to follow ERC action The FIA European Rally Championship resumes on the legendary Tour de Corse next week. And thanks to ERC promoter Eurosport Events, there are now even more ways to follow the action....

Thu May 9, 2013

Meeke: Fron zero to hero for Peugeot IRC Meeke: Fron zero to hero for Peugeot Leading international rally driver Kris Meeke will be in action on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse next week – at the wheel of a Peugeot 208 R2 zero car....

Molly Taylor will start Tour de Corse IRC Molly Taylor will start Tour de Corse The French rally will see, for their second race of the season, Molly Taylor and Seb Marshall with the Citroen DS3 R3 with which they took part in the Rally of the Azores....

Fri March 1, 2013

Tour de Corse route details revealed IRC Tour de Corse route details revealed Tour de Corse organisers have revealed outline details of the route of round five of the FIA European Rally Championship in May....

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