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Tue March 31, 2009

New evolution Focus set for Portugal Ford New evolution Focus set for Portugal BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team begins the second quarter of its FIA World Rally Championship campaign in Portugal next week with subtle improvements to its record-breaking Focus RS World Rally Car. As the series heads to the Iberian Peninsula for Rally de Portugal (2 - 5 Apr...

Citroen Juniors set for gravel debut Citroen Citroen Juniors set for gravel debut For the first time in its history, the Citroën Junior Team will face an event that is held entirely on gravel, the most common surface of the World Rally Championship. On the Vodafone Rally de Portugal, Evgeny Novikov/Dale Moscatt, Conrad Rautenbach/Daniel Barritt and Sébastien...

Citroen Citroen out to continue winning streak

Ford Stobart hope to prosper in Portugal

Skoda Sandell expecting a fight in Portugal

IRC Safari: Further details + TV times

IRC Austrian driver aims for Polo programme

IRC Sousa looking forward to Azores

IRC Maurin confirms IRC programme

NEWS JUST IN

IRC We are in for a real Safari! @ 06:32 PM - We are in for a real Safari, as we received info straight from Nairobi that the rains have just come. This means it is very likely going to be muddy throughout the rally. Expect many unbelievable photos!

Mon March 30, 2009

IRC Hictoric Rally joins IRC Ypres

Sata Rallye Acores presented IRC Sata Rallye Acores presented The Sata Rally Acores, which will be the fourth round of the IRC from May 7-9, was recently presented at a press conference on San Miguel Island, which will host the event....

Sun March 29, 2009

Wilks hopes to join Meeke in IRC IRC Wilks hopes to join Meeke in IRC Guy Wilks, a two-time winner of the British Rally Championship, is planning to progress to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge this season....

Sat March 28, 2009

Safari preview, still a season highlight IRC Safari preview, still a season highlight Although the Safari Rally 2009 entry list shows a total lack of international IRC crews in S2000 cars, it is still an entry list packed with drivers with a legendary background, that should provide for very exciting competition. The layout of the rally is similar to its last inte...

Fri March 27, 2009

VW targeting Azores return IRC VW targeting Azores return The number of Super 2000 variants contesting the Sata Rally Azores in May looks set to grow after the René Georges Rally Sport squad confirmed it was planning to enter a Volkswagen Polo on the island event....

Barum details revealed IRC Barum details revealed Organisers of Barum Rally Zlin have revealed outline details of the eighth round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, which takes place in the Czech Republic from August 21-23....

Thu March 26, 2009

Gronholm ready for rally comeback Subaru Gronholm ready for rally comeback Marcus Gronholm is looking forward to his WRC comeback at Rally Portugal, following a successful pre-event test in his new Prodrive Impreza World Rally Car....

Brazil was Nagle's toughest event IRC Brazil was Nagle's toughest event Co-driver Paul Nagle has described his victory on Rally de Curitiba in Brazil earlier this month as the "best moment" of his career but added it was the hardest challenge he'd ever faced....

Wed March 25, 2009

Van Dalen delighted with winning start IRC Van Dalen delighted with winning start The joint owner of Kronos Racing has said his team's dominant start to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge season has "exceeded his expectations"....

Sat March 21, 2009

Prodrive reveals Gronholm's Impreza Subaru Prodrive reveals Gronholm's Impreza The Prodrive Impreza WRC2008, which Marcus Gronholm will drive at the Rally of Portugal, has successfully completed its first shakedown. Gronholm will drive the test car in Wales this week, before undertaking a full two day pre-event test in Spain next week. This means the two-t...

Francois Duval wants IRC starts IRC Francois Duval wants IRC starts Francois Duval could return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge at the wheel of a Skoda Fabia Super 2000 later this season. ...

Fri March 20, 2009

Safari goes ahead as IRC round IRC Safari goes ahead as IRC round The iconic KCB Safari Rally will form the third round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, even though several leading teams haven't included the event on their schedules for the season. ...

Event rotation victim: NZ09 WRC Event rotation victim: NZ09 A victim of the economy and event rotation - there will be no running of te 2009 Rally of New Zealand. The next Rally New Zealand will run in early May 2010 when the World Rally Championship has been confirmed to be returning to New Zealand, say the directors of Rally of New Zeal...

Thu March 19, 2009

Alen aims to bounce back IRC Alen aims to bounce back Anton Alen insists he can still be a contender for this year's Intercontinental Rally Challenge title despite failing to score on the opening two rounds of the series....

Wed March 18, 2009

Sousa confirms Punto programme WRC Sousa confirms Punto programme PROCAR RALLY TEAM has defined an important agreement for participation in the Production World Rally Championship (PWRC) with a Grande Punto Abarth S2000, with the young Portuguese rally driver Bernardo Sousa. Born on 1987, from Funchal (Madeira), Sousa made his debut as a rall...

Meeke hopes to repeat Brazil success IRC Meeke hopes to repeat Brazil success Rally de Curitiba winner Kris Meeke is determined his victory in Brazil won't be a one-off and has revealed that he is already targeting a repeat performance when he resumes his Intercontinental Rally Challenge campaign on the Sata Rally Acores in May....

Tue March 17, 2009

Future regulations move a step closer WRC Future regulations move a step closer The FIA moved a step closer to finalising the WRC regulations for the coming years today when they announced that S2000 cars would be eligible to score points in the WRC from next year (2010). They will compete alongside current WRCars until 2011 when S2000 (plus a removable aero...

Cautious approach gives Loix IRC lead IRC Cautious approach gives Loix IRC lead Freddy Loix moved to the top of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge with a fourth-place finish on Rally de Curitiba last week. Although the Belgian driver was one of the pre-event favourites to claim victory in Brazil, he was satisfied that his cautious approach had given him a ...

Mon March 16, 2009

Proton hope to make IRC debut soon IRC Proton hope to make IRC debut soon Proton, which was confirmed as the seventh manufacturer to join the Intercontinental Rally Challenge last Thursday (March 12), is likely to make its IRC debut "as soon as possible."...

Sun March 15, 2009

Rautenbach scores for Citroen Juniors Citroen Rautenbach scores for Citroen Juniors At the end of an action-packed Cyprus Rally, the Citroen Junior Team can add four points to its total thanks to a sixth place from Conrad Rautenbach and Daniel Barritt. Evgeny Novikov/Dale Moscatt and Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia were not able to make the finish of the third ...

Loeb reaches his half century Citroen Loeb reaches his half century A perfectly controlled display on the final day of the 2009 Cyprus Rally enabled Sebastien Loeb and Danie Elena to claim the WRC's first mixed-surface round since 1996....

Hirvonen secures 2nd in Cyprus Ford Hirvonen secures 2nd in Cyprus Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen finished second in the Cyprus Rally today as the BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team claimed a clean sweep of special stage victories during the final leg. The Finns won the opening two speed tests in their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car as they ev...

Sandell grabs victory again Skoda Sandell grabs victory again The Red Bull Rally Team is leading the overall PWRC classification with the maximum of points after two events! Patrik Sandell/Emil Axelsson (SWE) – Skoda Fabia S2000 – won the Cyprus Rally today, hence taking their second win in a row after also being victorious in Norway!...

Wilson seizes 5th in Cyprus Ford Wilson seizes 5th in Cyprus Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team driver Matthew Wilson secured fifth place overall in a thrilling climax to the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship, the Cyprus Rally. Wilson also grabbed his first ever main stage victory on the final test of the rally as he chased d...

Sat March 14, 2009

Citroen Juniors in formation Citroen Citroen Juniors in formation The second day of the Cyprus Rally, which took place on gravel roads that are typical of the Mediterranean island, allowed the Citroen Junior Team drivers to make up a few places in the overall classification....

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