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Wed August 26, 2009

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IRC Barum online video highlights @ 09:35 AM - Online highlights of Barum Rally Zlin by clicking here

Tue August 25, 2009

BFGoodrich dominate in Czech Republic IRC BFGoodrich dominate in Czech Republic Skoda/BFGoodrich's Jan Kopecky from the Czech Republic picked up the first Intercontinental Rally Challenge win of his career today on his home round of the 2009 IRC, the Barum Czech Rally Zlin. Kris Meeke (Peugeot/BFGoodrich) finished second to defend his lead at the top of t...

Prokop enjoyed competitive IRC IRC Prokop enjoyed competitive IRC The third outing for the 2009 BFGoodrich Drivers Team operation turned out to be yet another huge hit, with Czech driver Martin Prokop steering his Kronos Racing-run Peugeot 207 S2000 to fifth overall on the Barum Czech Rally Zlin....

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IRC More Barum photos added @ 09:35 AM - Click here to see more photos from Barum Rally Zlin!

Mon August 24, 2009

Skoda celebrate home success Skoda Skoda celebrate home success Jan Kopecký and Petr Starý have won the 39th Czech Rally Zlín. Making Škoda Motorsport's fifth appearance in this year's Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) series and this great achievement even sweeter, Juho Hänninen and Mikko Markkula came third....

Sun August 23, 2009

Barum Rally Zlin: Press conference IRC Barum Rally Zlin: Press conference The atmosphere of the final press conference of the 39th Barum Czech Rally Zlín 2009 was very relaxed. The three winning crews were very spontaneous and entertained themselves as well as the present journalists. The happiest crew were of course Jan Kopecký and his co-driver Petr ...

Kopecky nets great home win IRC Kopecky nets great home win Jan Kopecky strode to a dominant victory on the 2009 Barum Czech Rally Zlin today, round 8 of the 2009 Intercontinental Rally Challenge. In so doing the 27-year-old became the first Czech driver in a Czech car to win the biggest motor sport event in the Czech Republic for eight y...

IRC Barum Rally Zlin - TV Times IRC IRC Barum Rally Zlin - TV Times Eurosport is screening a full 9 hours of programming from this weekend’s Barum Czech Rally Zlin in a global schedule to bring this dynamic asphalt rally a comprehensive broadcast package....

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IRC CZ end - Home win for Skoda! @ 03:41 PM - Congrats to jan Kopecky and Skoda for a fantastic home win. Unlike Russia, here was massive competition, this victory really is based on fight and performance! Final results after SS15 = subject to last road section and scrutineering:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 2h24m21s1;
2nd= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m00s4;
3rd= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +2m00s8;
4th= Kresta/Gross Peugeot, +2m10s8;
5th= Prokop/Tomanek, Peugeot, +2m39s6;
6th= Valousek/Hruza, Skoda, +4m50s4;
7th= Toth/Tagai, Peugeot, +5m19s7;
8th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +5m23s2;
9th= Solowow/Baran, Peugeot, +5m53s2;
10th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +7m03s7

IRC CZ SS14 - Hänninen re-takes Kresta @ 01:19 PM - One stage left now. Hänninen vs Kresta battle in full swing now. Great stage time by Pech in the Mitsu, who could overtake Toth. Results after SS14:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 2h19m27s5;
2nd= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m03s8;
3rd= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +2m07s1;
4th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +2m12s5;
5th= Prokop/Tomanek, Peugeot, +2m42s3;
6th= Valousek/Hruza, Skoda, +4m54s;
7th= Toth/Tagai, Peugeot, +5m22s8;
8th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +5m27s1;
9th= Solowow/Baran, Peugeot, +5m52s3;
10th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +7m02s1

IRC CZ SS13 - Hänninen, Rossetti & Novikov @ 12:44 AM - All in problems! Ready for dramatic finale! Hänninen went off and dropped behind Kresta by 4sec! Rossetti had puncture and dropped from 6th to 10th. Novikov retired from 8th with mechanical problems. Meeke wins stage. Results after SS13:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 2h12m32s1;
2nd= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m03s7;
3rd= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +2m12s2;
4th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +2m16s2;
5th= Prokop/Tomanek, Peugeot, +2m43s7;
6th= Valousek/Hruza, Skoda, +4m55s9;
7th= Toth/Tagai, Peugeot, +5m20s7;
8th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +5m27s5;
9th= Solowow/Baran, Peugeot, +5m44s7;
10th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +6m49s4

IRC CZ SS12 - No changes in short stage @ 10:43 AM - This is the rally's shortest stage at just 8.5km. Next is mid day service, followed by the rally's longest stage at 29km. Results after SS12:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 1h56m10s3;
2nd= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m07s6;
3rd= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +1m27s7;
4th= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +2m00s7;
5th= Prokop/Tomanek, Peugeot, +2m35s3;
6th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +3m34s4;
7th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +3m59s5;
8th= Novikov/Prevot, Skoda, +4m03s3;
9th= Valousek/Hruza, Skoda, +4m48s9;
10th= Toth/Tagai, Peugeot, +5m01s8

IRC CZ SS11 - Kopecky hits back @ 09:16 AM - Kopecky wins stage and regains near the same time that Meeke pulled out of him the stage before. Valousek overtakes Toth. Results after SS11:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 1h51m19s2;
2nd= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m09s1;
3rd= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +1m28s4;
4th= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +1m56s8;
5th= Prokop/Tomanek, Peugeot, +2m30s5;
6th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +3m27s4;
7th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +3m50s9;
8th= Novikov/Prevot, Skoda, +4m02s5;
9th= Valousek/Hruza, Skoda, +4m48s2;
10th= Toth/Tagai, Peugeot, +4m54s4

IRC CZ SS10 - Next victim Loix! @ 08:43 AM - Conditions are wet roads without rain, soon to be very changeable in grip. Meeke wins stage, but Kopecky's lead has become bigger as 2nd placed Loix retired with a broken wheel. Toth crashed but continues. Rossetti overtakes Novikov. Results after SS10:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 1h44m14s1;
2nd= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m03s3;
3rd= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +1m28s2;
4th= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +1m48s1;
5th= Prokop/Tomanek, Peugeot, +2m20s2;
6th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +3m12s5;
7th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +3m37s9;
8th= Novikov/Prevot, Skoda, +3m38s6;
9th= Toth/Tagai, Peugeot, +4m42s2;
10th= Valousek/Hruza, Skoda, +4m43s6

Sat August 22, 2009

Kopecky dominates Barum leg one IRC Kopecky dominates Barum leg one Jan Kopecky has withstood the weight of expectations from an army of devoted fans, plus the furious pace of his rivals and a deluge over the final three stages to lead the 2009 Barum Czech Rally Zlin by more than a minute at the end of the opening leg....

Engine software fault claims Proton duo IRC Engine software fault claims Proton duo The two all-new Proton Satria Neos of Guy Wilks and Bryan Bouffier were casualties almost before the rally began....

After SS4: Kopecky leads, Vouilloz out IRC After SS4: Kopecky leads, Vouilloz out Defending IRC champion Nicolas Vouilloz has dropped out of the Barum Czech Rally Zlin, his Peugeot 207 S2000 catching fire in the stage. This dramatic end to Frenchman’s charge leaves Skoda’s Jan Kopecky maintaining his lead from the second Benelux Peugeot of Freddy Loix....

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IRC CZ leg1 - Kopecky dominates @ 05:30 PM - However he only edged away slowly but steadily. On the last stage mega times posted by Kopecky and Meeke! Loix drops over half a minute to leader Kopecky as a result, while Meeke re-passes Hänninen. Prokop passes Novikov. Mikkelsen had a problem on last stage. Stage is completely wet, unlike all the rest, which adds to Basso's SS8 crash making positions look slightly different now. Results after leg1 (SS9):
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 1h27m22s1;
2nd= Loix/Miclotte, Peugeot, +1m01s6;
3rd= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +1m10s;
4th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +1m29s3;
5th= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +1m42s2;
6th= Prokop/Tomanek, Peugeot, +2m10s5;
7th= Novikov/Prevot, Skoda, +2m42s;
8th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +2m50s9;
9th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +3m17s3;
10th= Toth/Tagai, Peugeot, +3m42s6

IRC CZ SS8 - Basso stops stage! @ 03:56 PM - Abarth's ill luck seems to be back. Basso has crashed big in SS8, the stage is being cancelled immediately as a result! More news as we get it.

IRC CZ SS7 - Hänninen wins stage @ 03:11 PM - Overall Kopecky remains convincing, but everybody behind is in a battle. Hänninen moves closer to Meeke, sensational 2nd fastest stage time by Valousek. Mikkelsen in the Opel dropped more than usual. Abarth doesn't seem to suit this stage. 1st stage without changes in top10. Results after SS7:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 1h05m49s7;
2nd= Loix/Miclotte, Peugeot, +22s6;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +46s;
4th= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +54s3;
5th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +58s5;
6th= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +1m07s7;
7th= Novikov/Prevot, Skoda, +1m16s3;
8th= Prokop/Tomanek, Peugeot, +1m36s8;
9th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +1m53s;
10th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +2m05s9

IRC CZ SS6 - Hänninen overtakes Kresta @ 01:03 PM - Although 2nd loop, this stage was run for the first time now. Hänninen now 1s ahead of Kresta. Kopecky wins yet another stage, but only 0.9s from Meeke. All sounds good for Skoda, had Valousek not run into troubles here. Results after SS6:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 56m27s8;
2nd= Loix/Miclotte, Peugeot, +21s4;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +34s9;
4th= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +53s5;
5th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +1m;
6th= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +1m01s;
7th= Novikov/Prevot, Skoda, +1m16s2;
8th= Prokop/Tomanek, Peugeot, +1m29s6;
9th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +1m37s1;
10th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +1m52s8

IRC CZ SS5 - Now Rossetti in trouble @ 12:35 AM - Repeat of SS2, starting stage this morning. Another stage win for Kopecky. Rossetti drops 45sec with a suspected puncture. Still it was a better stage for Abarth than for Peugeot with Basso 2nd fastest and Meeke's time below par. Results after SS5:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 48m40s9;
2nd= Loix/Miclotte, Peugeot, +20s3;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +28s7;
4th= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +52s6;
5th= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +55s4;
6th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +57s;
7th= Novikov/Prevot, Skoda, +1m03s9;
8th= Valousek/Hruza, Skoda, +1m10s3;
9th= Prokop/Tomanek, Peugeot, +1m19s4;
10th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +1m24s6

IRC CZ SS4 - Vouilloz on fire! @ 10:46 AM - Not meant in a positive way, sadly. The car sits at the finish line of SS4 and is burning for no apparent reason! Meeke wins stage. Results after SS4:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 38m45s9;
2nd= Loix/Miclotte, Peugeot, +16s2;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +25s1;
4th= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +37s5;
5th= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +42s9;
6th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +46s5;
7th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +50s9;
8th= Novikov/Prevot, Skoda, +55s7;
9th= Valousek/Hruza, Skoda, +57s;
10th= Prokop/Tomanek, Peugeot, +1m04s7

IRC CZ SS3 - Slow time for Hänninen @ 09:50 AM - Kopecky wins 2nd stage in a row, but now it is Peugeots in 2nd and 3rd, a very different story to only 2 stages ago. Results after SS3:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 26m24s6;
2nd= Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +12s3;
3rd= Loix/Miclotte, Peugeot, +16s9;
4th= Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +18s;
5th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +30s2;
6th= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +35s7;
7th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +37s9;
8th= Meeke/Nagle, Peugeot, +39s5;
9th= Valousek/Hruza, Skoda, +42s4;
10th= Novikov/Prevot, Skoda, +45s6

IRC CZ SS2 - Catastrophe for Proton @ 09:02 AM - Proton disaster made perfect when Guy Wilks retires before this stage with engine failure too. Kopecky, Vouilloz and Meeke on the way up following the surprising start by Hänninen and the Abarths. Surprising slow time by Kresta. Meeke now 11th, Prokop 13th, Mikkelsen 22nd. Results after SS2:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 17m07s9;
2nd= Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +7s1;
3rd= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +11s2;
=4th= Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +11s7;
=4th= Loix/Miclotte, Peugeot, +11s7;
6th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +15s9;
7th= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +25s6;
8th= Novikov/Prevot, Skoda, +30s2;
9th= Valousek/Hruza, Skoda, +32s4;
10th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +33s5

Fri August 21, 2009

Strong start for Skoda and Abarth IRC Strong start for Skoda and Abarth The works Skoda Fabia S2000s of Finland´s Juho Hanninen and local hero Jan Kopecky claimed the top two positions in a dazzling city centre special stage at the start of the 2009 Barum Czech Rally Zlin....

Rain expected for Saturday IRC Rain expected for Saturday While Zlin basks in 29 degree sunshine as the cars take the ceremonial start of the 2009 Barum Czech Rally Zlin, weather forecasts predict a deluge on the first full day....

Kopecky tops Barum shakedown IRC Kopecky tops Barum shakedown Hopes of the first all-Czech victory in eight years on the country´s biggest event were raised higher than ever as Jan Kopecky took the fastest time in shakedown for Skoda....

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IRC CZ SS1 - Mega town centre start! @ 10:20 PM - IRC shows its competitiveness. It's a 9km town centre stage for today. Top6 drivers within 3sec! None of the WRC drivers makes it into the top10, and we are not talking of Rautenbach and Wilslow! Results after SS1:
1st= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, 7m08s5;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +1s;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +2s1;
4th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +2s4;
5th= Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +2s9;
6th= Loix/Miclotte, Peugeot, +3s2;
7th= Kresta/Gross, Peugeot, +7s4;
8th= Valousek/Hruza, Peugeot, +9s;
9th= Pech/Uhel, Mitsubishi, +9s5;
10th= Fontana/Cassina, Peugeot, 10s2;
Further Novikov is 12th, Prokop 13th, Mikkelsen 23rd, Wilks 29th, Meeke (spin) 33rd!

Thu August 20, 2009

IRC New car, new co-driver for Novikov

Wed August 19, 2009

IRC Barum Rally Zlin - Preview IRC IRC Barum Rally Zlin - Preview The Barum Czech Rally Zlin, round 8 of 11 in this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge, takes place this weekend (August 21-23), with a huge entry including no fewer than 25 of the top-flight Super 2000 machines – another record attendance for the IRC....

Tue August 18, 2009

Q&A with Guy Wilks IRC Q&A with Guy Wilks A welcome addition to the ranks of manufacturers contesting this year’s IRC has been the Proton Satria Neo S2000, taking on the established stars of the series. Run by the British team Mellors Elliot Motorsport, we caught up with driver Guy Wilks, twice British rally champion and...

Valousek: IRC level higher than 2008 IRC Valousek: IRC level higher than 2008 Pavel Valousek has set his sights on emulating his fourth place finish on Barum Czech Rally Zlin when he returns to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge next week....

Kresta bids for 4th Barum win IRC Kresta bids for 4th Barum win Three men have won the Barum Rally Zlin three times - and only Roman Kresta can become the first man to win the event four times, when he starts the 2009 event....

Mon August 17, 2009

Prokop ready for BFGoodrich outing IRC Prokop ready for BFGoodrich outing Jacques Morelli, the man in charge of tyre firm BFGoodrich’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge campaign, has spoken of the high hopes he has for Martin Prokop on Barum Czech Rally Zlin....

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