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Thu May 17, 2007

BFGoodrich report - Rally of Turkey IRC BFGoodrich report - Rally of Turkey Nicolas Vouilloz, his co-driver Nicolas Klinger and their Peugeot 207 S2000/BFGoodrich hit the ground running in the 2007 Intercontinental Rally Challenge by winning the Fiat Rally – Rally Turkey, second round of the series. ...

Mon May 14, 2007

Jean-Joseph praises Turkish stages IRC Jean-Joseph praises Turkish stages Simon Jean-Joseph and Jack Boyère took their BFGoodrich-shod, PH Sport-run Citroën C2 S1600 to 8th place overall on this weekend's Rally Turkey. They also secured victory in both Group A and the Super 1600 category....

Sun May 13, 2007

IRC Rally Turkey was dramatic! IRC IRC Rally Turkey was dramatic! The Rally Turkey showed us excellent sport, and that even though the entry is still slim compared to what is expected for round 3 in Ypres on 22nd - 23rd June! During Saturday Anton Alen in the Abarth Grande Punto S2000 has built a convincing lead, but the fastest man of the day ...

IRC Türkey Sunday - new day, new situation

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Alen holds overnight lead IRC Alen holds overnight lead The first full day of the Rally of Turkey saw up-and-coming Finn Anton Alen take the rally lead for Abarth on his debut with the Grande Punto. The 23 year-old moved ahead when Peugeot 207 driver Nicolas Vouilloz had a left-front puncture just five kilometres from the end of SS6 t...

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IRC TR end - yet another podium change! @ 01:09 PM - Vouilloz and Peugeot win, Isik hits alternator problems, Garcia moves from 5th to 3rd on last stage... Positions (subject to last time control and scrutineering) at finish: 1 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, 2h31m28s7; 2 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +24s2; 3 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot, +1m13s; 4 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +1m29s7; 5 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, +1m52s; 6 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +2m02s3; 7 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +3m51s2; 8 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +5m56s1; 9 - Kazaz/Bakancocuklari, Subaru, +6m52s; 10 - Donchev/Valchev, Subaru, +ms

IRC TR SS16 - New leader, 3stages left @ 11:35 AM - Nicolas Vouilloz stormed to a 3.9s lead. But the stage was actually won by Andrea Navarra. So was that enough for Vouilloz? On the first loop this was his stage, the next stage should be in Alen's favour! Positions after SS16: 1 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, 2h10m10s7; 2 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, +3s9; 3 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +21s6; 4 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +24s1; 5 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot, +52s9; 6 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +1m13s5; 7 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +2m59s5; 8 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +3m50s8; 9 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +4m57s; 10 - Kazaz/Bakancocuklari, Subaru, +6m01s9

IRC TR SS14 - Sola, Honda out! @ 09:47 AM - This was another brand new stage, but a short and very fast one, helping Alen's longer gearbox. Sadly it appears Sola in the budget FWD Honda has retired here. He would have just moved up to 11th place just behind Kazaz's Subaru, following Besler's problems. Positions after SS14: 1 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, 1h48m44s3; 2 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +12s4; 3 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +19s3; 4 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot, +31s2; 5 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +37s9; 6 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +59s8; 7 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +2m27s1; 8 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +2m31s5; 9 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +4m14s9 10 - Kazaz/Bakancocuklari, Subaru, +5m08s5

IRC TR SS13 - Alen vs Vouilloz again @ 09:19 AM - The previous stage is an exception for being slower and all new. In SS13 the long gearbox and road position didn't hamper Alen that much, beat Vouilloz by 0.8s, but fight for victory is wide open now! Garcia & Isik swapped positions after each stage this morning! Positions after SS13: 1 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, 1h43m00s3; 2 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +13s8; 3 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +20s3; 4 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot, +24s1; 5 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +34s1; 6 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +57s9; 7 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +2m24s0; 8 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +2m25s5; 9 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +4m06s1 10 - Besler/Ören, Mitsubishi, +4m53s3

IRC TR SS12 - New day, new situation @ 08:53 AM - Drastic change on last day. A new starting order could mean everything is wide open again! Please read the according article for more info! Positions after SS12: 1 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, 1h34m59s7; 2 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +13s; 3 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot, +16s6; 4 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +22s2; 5 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +33s; 6 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +50s8; 7 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +2m14s8; 8 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +2m16s4; 9 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +3m50s4 10 - Besler/Ören, Mitsubishi, +4m26s9

IRC TR SS18 - Breaking News, Alen slow @ 00:34 AM - Anton Alen has broken a brake pipe and got a 10s lateness at stage start penalty on top! On the penultimate stage even his 2nd place is gone! Positions after SS18: 1 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, 2h23m44s; 2 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +16s3; 3 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +26s3; 4 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, +37s2; 5 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot, +1m04s2; 6 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +1m38s1; 7 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +3m27s1; 8 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +5m32s2; 9 - Kazaz/Bakancocuklari, Subaru, +6m30s4; 10 - Donchev/Valchev, Subaru, +8m31s

IRC TR SS17 - good fight for 3rd @ 00:26 AM - Navarra wants that last podium place but Isik replied with stage win. Alen dropped a little time on what was his stage on the first run. Solowow is delayed, which would have been a top10 result for Honda. Positions after SS17: 1 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, 2h18m05s; 2 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, +17s6; 3 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +20s; 4 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +27s4; 5 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot, +1m00s6; 6 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +1m24s; 7 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +3m15s6; 8 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +5m18s1; 9 - Kazaz/Bakancocuklari, Subaru, +6m15s2; 10 - Donchev/Valchev, Subaru, +8m11s1

Sat May 12, 2007

TR after first loop on gravel IRC TR after first loop on gravel A breath taking fight has developped in the IRC round2. This event sees the IRC debuts of Peugeot and Honda. Peugeot was flying on last night's superspecial. But could they - and more even Honda in their budget FWD cars - confirm this first indicator once the rally moves onto ...

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IRC TR SS9 - Vouilloz flying @ 02:33 PM - Vouilloz wins the stage by 5.7s, even 7.7s ahead of Alen. Positions after SS9: 1 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, 1h10m55s1; 2 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot. +21s9; 3 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +32s5; 4 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +40s8; 5 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +47s8; 6 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +54s5; 7 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +1m55s7; 8 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +2m12s1; 9 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +3m05s9 10 - Iliev/Yanakiev, Mitsubishi, +3m33s8

IRC TR SS8 - Alen in clear lead... @ 01:48 PM - ...but Peugeot 1-2 on the stage. Positions after SS8: 1 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, 1h02m37s8; 2 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot. +21s; 3 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +32s1; 4 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +48s5; 5 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +49s8; 6 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +53s; 7 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +1m43s9; 8 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +2m05s5; 9 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +2m53s3 10 - Kazaz/Bakancocuklari, Subaru, +3m10s2

IRC TR SS7 - Alen clear, Honda near top10 @ 11:56 AM - Already the 2nd loop of stages finished, but 3 more stages still to come today. Positions after SS7: 1 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, 59m45s6; 2 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot. +11s7; 3 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +31s1; 4 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +49s5; 5 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +50s5; 6 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +52s8; 7 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +1m39s; 8 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +2m01s9; 9 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +2m47s3 12 - Sola/Sanchez, Honda, +3m06s4

IRC TR SS6 - Another lead change @ 11:14 AM - Both Peugeots hit trouble, both drop one minute - or was this a timing error? As the Jean-Joseph/Citroen delay reported earlier was a timing error that has now been corrected. For now we have even a big lead. Positions after SS6: 1 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, 51m11s2; 2 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot. +5s5; 3 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +33s2; 4 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +41s9; 5 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +51s2; 6 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +51s8; 7 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +1m27s1; 8 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +1m47s8; 9 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +2m25s5 10 - Sola/Sanchez, Honda, +2m35s8

IRC TR SS5 - Alen tries hard @ 10:37 AM - Anton Alen wins the long Denizli stage, repeat of SS3, but only narrowly eats into Peugeot's lead. This time the gap between the fastest Fiat and the fastest Peugeot was 0.4s on 21.3km! Positions after SS5: 1 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, 39m41s7; 2 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, +2s6; 3 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot, +7s6; 4 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +26s3; 5 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +28s7; 6 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +46s8; 7 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +1m07s8; 8 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +1m31s; 9 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +2m02s9 10 - Iliev/Yanaliev, Mitsubishi, +2m03s1 11 - Sola/Sanchez, Honda, 2m04s5

IRC TR SS4 - Top3 within 5s! @ 08:41 AM - See article for commentary. Positions after SS4: 1 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, 16m23s1; 2 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, +3s; 3 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot, +5s1; 4 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +21s4; 5 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +25s2; 6 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +34s; 7 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +55s4; 8 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +1m00s5; 9 - Besler/Ören, Mitsubishi, +1m17s9 10 - Kazaz/Bakancocuklari, Subaru, +1m28s2

IRC TR SS3 - Citroen up and down @ 07:50 AM - On SS2 Simon Jean-Joseph in his budget Citroen C2 R2 made up places with an amazing 14th fastest time, but in SS3 he ran into problems. Lead changed, positions after SS3: 1 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, 16m23s1; 2 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, +3s8; 3 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot, +4s1; 4 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +9s1; 5 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +9s7; 6 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +19s8; 7 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +26s4; 8 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +35s8; .... 11 - Sola/Sanchez, Honda, +54s5

IRC TR SS2 - Alen turns game for Fiat @ 07:36 AM - Fiat win first proper gravel stage, FWD Honda still strong! Positions after SS2: 1 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot, 4m34s6; 2 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +1s7; 3 - Avci/Alkir, Mitsubishi, +4s8; 4 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, +4s9; 5 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +6s4; 6 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +8s6; 7 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +9s4; 8 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +9s9; 9 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, 11s2; 10 - Sola/Sanchez, Honda, 14s;

IRC TR SS10 - Vouilloz flies, Alen eases @ - Positions after SS10: 1 - Alen/Alanne, Fiat Abarth, 1h19m22s; 2 - Garcia/Barrabes, Peugeot. +20s5; 3 - Isik/Özsenler, Fiat Abarth, +28s7; 4 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +33s8; 5 - Travaglia/Granai, Mitsubishi, +48s1; 6 - Navarra/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +56s3; 7 - Solowow/Baran, Mitsubishi, +2m08s; 8 - Czopik/Zagorii, Mitsubishi, +2m19s5; 9 - Jean-Joseph/Boyère, Citroen, +3m26s8 10 - Iliev/Yanakiev, Mitsubishi, +3m53s8

Fri May 11, 2007

Surprise leg1 results in Turkey IRC Surprise leg1 results in Turkey Maybe we shouldn't read too much into it, as the Rally Turkey leg1 is only a short leg. Today the proceedings of Rally Turkey started with a show stage in Istanbul, a ferry crossing over the Bosporus away from the rally centre. And many people have awaited the 2nd round of the...

IRC Turkey TV Times IRC IRC Turkey TV Times The Rally of Turkey gets underway today (Friday) with a ceremonial start in Istanbul city's centre, followed by a spectator superspecial stage. In total the crews will tackle 19 gravel stages before returning to Istanbul for the finish at 1600 on Sunday. TV times on Eurosport ...

Tue May 8, 2007

Preview IRC round2 - Turkey IRC Preview IRC round2 - Turkey The Challenge: The Rally of Turkey is a completely fresh event for this year, combining brand new stages with the vibrant history of an ancient civilisation. The gravel roads contain a wide variety of speeds and corners, making it the perfect opportunity for every competitor to ...

Mon May 7, 2007

Citroen and Jean-Joseph ready for Turkey IRC Citroen and Jean-Joseph ready for Turkey Simon Jean-Joseph and Jack Boyère will contest the 36th Rally Turkey at the wheel of their Citroën C2 Super 1600 which will be run on the event by PH-Sport with assistance from Citroën Sport technicians....

Thu May 3, 2007

Next IRC entry list IRC Next IRC entry list Entry for Rally Turkey, round2 of the IRC 2007:...

Sun March 25, 2007

Early IRC Turkey preview IRC Early IRC Turkey preview The next round of the IRC, in Turkey, will be based at Istanbul´s famous Grand Prix circuit just outside Turkey´s capital city. Rally HQ and the service area will be contained within the circuit complex, and there will be side-by-side spectator superspecial especially built in th...

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