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Fri May 20, 2011

Honda Tour de Corse review IRC Honda Tour de Corse review The Hungarian team Janos Puskadi/Barna Gonor in their Honda Civic Type R finished 4th overall in the R3C category at the end of the Corsica Rally, 3rd leg of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC)....

Thu May 19, 2011

Impressive TV audience for IRC Corse IRC Impressive TV audience for IRC Corse Eurosport Events, promoter of the IRC, is delighted to announce that a global reach of more than 5.2 million different viewers across Europe watched Eurosport’s coverage of Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc from 12-14 May, round three of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (1)....

Skoda maintains makes' title lead Skoda Skoda maintains makes' title lead Skoda continues to head the race for the Intercontinental Rally Challenge manufacturers’ title following the recent Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc, despite Thierry Neuville taking victory for the rival Peugeot marque....

Sun May 15, 2011

Skoda take 2nd & 3rd on thrilling Corsica Skoda Skoda take 2nd & 3rd on thrilling Corsica The third event of the IRC championship offered a thrilling spectacle from the first kilometre to the last. For the first time in history, the series moved to Corsica to take the drivers to 321 kilometres of a narrow track and a mix of bends and difficult uphill and downhill s...

Neuville secures Peugeot's 4th Corse win Peugeot Neuville secures Peugeot's 4th Corse win Following the wins of Bruno Saby in 1986 (205 Turbo 16) and Gilles Panizzi in 2000 and 2002 (206 WRC), it was the turn of Peugeot Belux’s youngsters Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul to put Peugeot on the top step of the podium on this year’s Tour de Corse....

Corsica IRC joy for rising star Neuville IRC Corsica IRC joy for rising star Neuville Thierry Neuville has claimed his maiden victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge after winning Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc, which finished in Ajaccio this evening (Saturday)....

Sat May 14, 2011

Campana demonstrates talent with 4th Peugeot Campana demonstrates talent with 4th Pierre Campana has shown the rallying world just what he is capable of with a masterful performance at the wheel of his Peugeot 207 S2000 in this year’s Tour de Corse. The Corsican driver finished the prestigious three-day event in fourth place overall after a highly competitive ...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC F end - Neuville wins, Bouffier crash @ 06:28 PM - Neuville becvomes the youngest IRC winner with a really mature yet spectacular drive. Bouffier crashes big trying to defend 4th from Campana. The crash was for nothing as Campana lost 3min with a puncture! Final results (after SS14)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 3h20m51s;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +15s5;
3rd= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +1m02s6;
4th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +3m59s1;
5th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +4m28s2;
6th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +4m30s1;
7th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +4m33s3;
8th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +6m33s3;
9th= Sandell/Parmander, Skoda, +8m28s8;
10th= Leandri/Leonardi, Peugeot, +9m41s5

IRC F SS13 - all open befor last live stage! @ 06:23 PM - The last live stage was not to everybody's taste when run as SS9 this morning. It was here where Neuville lost 9s, he now leads by just 13.8s! Mikkelsen needs 18.4s to make up 2 places to Maurin, this morning he was 18.4s faster than Maurin! Results after SS13:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 3h03m16s8;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +13s8;
3rd= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +53s2;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m16s9;
5th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +1m19s8;
6th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +4m15s1;
7th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +4m20s4;
8th= Maikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +4m33s9;
9th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +4m43s3;
10th= Sandell/Parmander, Skoda, +7m39s9

IRC F SS12 - Puncture for Mikkelsen @ 03:10 PM - So Mikkelsen drops from 3rd to 8th. But still many fights. 1st-2nd = 16.5s, 4th-5th (with Bouffier just taking Campana) = 0.1s, 6th-7th = 0.9s, 8th-9th = 4.3s! Results after SS12:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 2h49m54s9;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +16s5;
3rd= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +44s8;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m17s7;
5th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +1m17s8;
6th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +4m06s2;
7th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +4m07s1;
8th= Maikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +4m17s9;
9th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +4m22s2;
10th= Sandell/Parmander, Skoda, +7m03s8

IRC F SS11 - Neuville on a charge @ 01:20 PM - Neuville fastest, but Kopecky 2nd and the battle is still on. Loix closes back to 2s on Mikkelsen again. Bouffier also gaining on Campana. Results after SS11:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 2h36m41s6;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +16s2;
3rd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +37s1;
4th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +39s1;
5th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +1m06s3;
6th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m13s7;
7th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +3m48s4;
8th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +3m53s1;
9th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +4m06s1;
10th= Sandell/Parmander, Skoda, +6m34s1

IRC F SS10 - Neuville vs Kopecky @ 10:33 AM - Neuville wins stage just 0.3s from Kopecky, so lead gap remains at under 15s. Mikkelsen passes Loix. Sandell reaches top10 when Leandri has a puncture. Results after SS10:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 2h23m16s9;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +14s8;
3rd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +32s5;
4th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +35s4;
5th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +1m00s9;
6th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m09s6;
7th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +3m32s8;
8th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +3m33s8;
9th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +3m43s8;
10th= Sandell/Parmander, Skoda, +5m55s2

IRC F SS9 - first stage win for Skoda @ 10:21 AM - Kopecky wins stage and narrows gap to the lead from 23s to 14s. Otherwise no dramas on the first Ajaccio stage. Results after SS9:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 2h10m01s3;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +14s5;
3rd= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +26s3;
4th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +26s4;
5th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +47s5;
6th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m05s5;
7th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +3m09s3;
8th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +3m11s9;
9th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +3m22s1;
10th= Leandri/Leonardi, Peugeot, +4m32s5

Fri May 13, 2011

Neuville holds lead in Corsican thriller IRC Neuville holds lead in Corsican thriller Thierry Neuville has maintained his overnight advantage at the head of the Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc leaderboard following the second day of the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier on the picturesque Mediterranean island....

Leg2 Neuville's dominating run continues Peugeot Leg2 Neuville's dominating run continues The second of the 54th Tour de Corse’s three legs lived up every bit to its promise. It had the makings of being a tough day of competition, and that’s exactly what it turned out to be. The morning’s loop saw three Peugeot 207 S2000s monopolise the provisional podium at one m...

Campana shows front running pace Peugeot Campana shows front running pace Corsican rally star Pierre Campana has broken into the top five overall classification after a sensational performance on the second day of action at the Tour de Corse, his home rally, today....

Leg 1 Neuville in dominating form Peugeot Leg 1 Neuville in dominating form The legend is back! The 54th Tour de Corse kicked off today in Calvi with a programme of just one stage which was contested twice. The 207 S2000 brigade has emerged in front, its ranks led by the Peugeot Belgium-Luxemburg car of Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul....

NEWS JUST IN

IRC F leg2 - Neuville confirms lead @ 05:15 PM - Again very tiny gaps at the front, but another stage win for Neuville. Loix passes Mikkelsen. Magalhaes passes Gardemeister and Maurin passes both. So plenty of fights left. Now it is transfer to Ajaccio for yet another different area and the longest day of the rally yet to come. Results after leg2 (SS8):
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 1h52m23s;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +23s4;
3rd= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +27s7;
4th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +29s;
5th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +52s8;
6th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m09s8;
7th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +2m53s5;
8th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +3m01s9;
9th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +3m03s2;
10th= Leandri/Leonardi, Peugeot, +4m08s2

IRC F SS7 - Back to business for Neuville @ 04:03 PM - Neuville fastest and extends lead, though all top times are very close together. Results after SS7:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 1h37m16s4;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +17s4;
3rd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +23s5;
4th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +26s1;
5th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +42s6;
6th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m06s9;
7th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +2m25s6;
8th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +2m26s8;
9th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +2m27s4;
10th= Leandri/Leonardi, Peugeot, +3m26s2

IRC F SS6 - Cancelled, Vatanen crash @ 02:41 PM - Never mind he drove the 0-car, Vatanen crashed in the stage and the stage had to be cancelled.

IRC F SS5 - Leader Bouffier with puncture @ 11:44 AM - It's the stage leading to the Toivonen scene. Bouffier drops over a minute with a puncture and Neuville is back in the lead. Results after SS5:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 1h12m19s6;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +15s8;
3rd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +18s5;
4th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +23s4;
5th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +38s6;
6th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m00s4;
7th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +2m05s;
8th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +2m07s1;
9th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +2m09s7;
10th= Leandri/Leonardi, Peugeot, +2m58s2

IRC F SS4 - New leader, and Wilks out! @ 10:37 AM - After winning the live TV stage, Wilks now crashed out. On the same stage Bouffier overtakes Neuville for the lead. Results after SS4:
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, 1h03m05s6;
2nd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, +4s2;
3rd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +19s6;
4th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +19s9;
5th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +25s;
6th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +37s4;
7th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +1m49s9;
8th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +1m55s3;
9th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +1m58s1;
10th= Leandri/Leonardi, Peugeot, +2m34s3

IRC F SS3 - Wilks wins, Neuville spins @ 09:03 AM - The field moves closer together, as 6th placed Wilks wins the stage, 3rd place Bouffier has a strong time too, 2nd placed Kopecky has a slow time and leader Neuville even has a spin needing a 3-point-turn but narrowly keeps his lead. Results after SS3:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 47m31s4;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1s4;
3rd= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +6s3;
4th= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +7s8;
5th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +8s7;
6th= Loix/Miclotte, Peugeot, +14s6;
7th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +21s8;
8th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +1m10s4;
9th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +1m16s4;
10th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +1m31s7

Thu May 12, 2011

Wilks takes on Rally of 10,000 corners Peugeot Wilks takes on Rally of 10,000 corners Just under a month after their last rally in Grand Canaria, Peugeot UK’s Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh will resume their IRC campaign today on the Mediterranean island of Corsica....

Bertrand confident of more Corsica wins Peugeot Bertrand confident of more Corsica wins Peugeot Sport competition manager Frederic Bertrand is confident the four Peugeot importer-supported drivers competing on Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc can overcome their lack of knowledge of the island’s demanding stages to chase a remarkable record of success on the asphalt event....

Kopecky expecting tough Tour de Corse Skoda Kopecky expecting tough Tour de Corse Jan Kopecky and his factory Skoda Motorsport team are braced for a tough test when the Intercontinental Rally Challenge resumes in Corsica today, Thursday....

IRC star Neuville in control on Corsica IRC IRC star Neuville in control on Corsica Thierry Neuville will take an advantage of almost nine seconds into day two of Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc following his dominant start to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge event around the town of Calvi on Corsica’s picturesque north west coast today (Thu...

Home Hero Campana 7th on opening day Peugeot Home Hero Campana 7th on opening day Pierre Campana has ended the opening day of action at this year’s Tour de Corse in a strong seventh place, just 25 seconds from the overall lead after the first two stages of this year’s event, which is the third rally of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC)....

NEWS JUST IN

IRC F leg1 - Neuville on a stunner! @ 04:49 PM - 2 long stages, tomorrow into central island historical Toivonen region. Loix & Bouffier both gain places. The big story however is Thierry Neuville, fought so hard that his brakes were on fire, but 8s quicker than anyone! Results after leg1 (SS2):
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 32m08s;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +8s9;
3rd= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +12s4;
4th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +13s8;
5th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +19s2;
6th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +19s6;
7th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +25s;
8th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +39s6;
9th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +54s6;
10th= Maurin/Ural, Ford, +1m19s5

IRC F SS1 - Neuville leads, Wilks spins @ 01:45 PM - Wilks spins and Bouffier has a lose steering wheel, but another Peugeot, Neuville, takes the lead. Results after SS1:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 16m10s3;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +0s7;
3rd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +2s7;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +3s9;
5th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +9s7;
6th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +11s2;
7th= Campana/de Castelli, Peugeot, +13s2;
8th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +18s;
9th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +23s;
10th= Leandri/Leonardi, Peugeot, +36s9

Tue May 10, 2011

IRC Tour de Corse preview IRC IRC Tour de Corse preview Full preview to the 2011 Tour de Corse. We will also show stage by stage updates here....

Corsican icing on the cake for Peugeot Peugeot Corsican icing on the cake for Peugeot The 2011 Tour de Corse has the makings of being an exceptional event, and Peugeot is delighted to be involved in it. On the sporting side, nine 207 Super 2000s will challenge for outright victory, while the Mediterranean island event will also serve as backdrop to the second ...

Peugeot crews to re-discover a legend Peugeot Peugeot crews to re-discover a legend Even before the creation of the World Rally Championship, the Tour de Corse had established itself as one of rallying’s legendary fixtures. For more than three decades, it counted towards the WRC before becoming a victim of the championship’s move towards a standardised forma...

Mikkelsen hops islands Skoda Mikkelsen hops islands Like a loveable pirate combing the Mediterranean in search of treasure, Andreas Mikkelsen is island hopping in pursuit of rally championship points. Last weekend he was in Sardinia, contesting a round of the Italian Gravel Championship, and this weekend he’ll return to the Interc...

Campana hopes to show his potential Peugeot Campana hopes to show his potential Pierre Campana is making final preparations for his much anticipated performance at this weekend’s legendary Tour de Corse rally, although the Corsican is setting realistic expectations for his high profile performance on home soil....

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