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Sun November 4, 2012

Skoda completes hattrick of titles Skoda Skoda completes hattrick of titles › ŠKODA has won its third consecutive title in both the Manufacturers and the Drivers categories of the IRC --- › Andreas Mikkelsen &s Ola Floene have repeated their last year´s victory --- › Drivers of ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000s dominated the overall IRC standings – - 1. Mikkelse...

Al Attiyah wins Cyprus IRC Al Attiyah wins Cyprus Nasser Al-Attiyah has completed the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge season six with victory on the Cyprus Rally, which finished in Pafos this afternoon following two days of high drama on the demanding mixed-surface stages of the picturesque Mediterranean island....

IRC Al Attiyah tops IRC finale

NEWS JUST IN

IRC CY end - Al Attiyah wins @ 02:06 PM - Full asphalt stage. Al Attiyah wins his comeback event for Ford. Apparently he has a big year 2013 with Ford! Final results (after SS13)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 3h16m25s2;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +3m35s3;
3rd= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +10m07s1;
4th= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +12m42s1;
5th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +14m00s6;
6th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +15m45s1;
7th= Kremer/Wicha, Subaru, +16m52s4;
8th= Al Marri/Arena, Mini, +17m27s;
9th= Vizin/Sziros, Skoda, +19m00s2;
10th= Hunt/Moynihan, Citroen, +19m12s1

IRC CY SS12 - Time to settle @ 01:24 PM - Full gravel. Mikkelsen 5s slower than Al Attiyah. Positions seem clear before final stage of IRC history. Results after SS12:
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 3h04m34s7;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +2m49s7;
3rd= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +9m58s8;
4th= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +12m35s;
5th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +13m51s6;
6th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +15m00s9;
7th= Kremer/Wicha, Subaru, +16m07s;
8th= Al Marri/Arena, Mini, +16m50s3;
9th= Vizin/Sziros, Skoda, +18m06s3;
10th= Hunt/Moynihan, Citroen, +18m28s4

IRC CY SS11 - Puncture for Mikkelsen @ 12:42 AM - 2/3 gravel, 1/3 asphalt. That should be Mikkelsen's challenge for the win over. Wiegand moved up another place. Results after SS11:
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 2h51m45s;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +2m44s1;
3rd= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +9m42s5;
4th= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +12m17s2;
5th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +13m44s2;
6th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +14m09s3;
7th= Kremer/Wicha, Subaru, +15m24s2;
8th= Al Marri/Arena, Mini, +16m29s8;
9th= Vizin/Sziros, Skoda, +17m07s6;
10th= Hunt/Moynihan, Citroen, +17m27s6

IRC CY SS10 - Mikkelsen again @ 09:40 AM - Now full asphalt stage. Mikkelsen wins again, but only 8.8s from Al Attiyah. Al Marri well back into top10. Wiegand gains place too. Results after SS10:
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 2h38m50s4;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +49s;
3rd= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +8m38s4;
4th= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +11m36s2;
5th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +12m28s2;
6th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +13m19s1;
7th= Kremer/Wicha, Subaru, +13m57s9;
8th= Al Marri/Arena, Mini, +15m21s6;
9th= Hunt/Moynihan, Citroen, +15m32s5;
10th= Vizin/Sziros, Skoda, +15m37s1

IRC CY SS9 - Gap now under 1min @ 09:06 AM - Full gravel. Mikkelsen within 1min of Al Attiyah. Wiegand on the move up. Note that because of MERC we have souprally. Results after SS9:
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 2h27m34s6;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +57s8;
3rd= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +7m58s1;
4th= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +10m55s5;
5th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +11m42s8;
6th= Kremer/Wicha, Subaru, +12m57s9;
7th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +13m00s5;
8th= Kyriacou/Aristidou, Subaru, +13m01s7;
9th= Vizin/Sziros, Skoda, +14m27s2;
10th= Al Marri/Arena, Mini, +14m29s4

IRC CY SS8 - Mikkelsen attacks @ 08:16 AM - 2/3 gravel, 1/3 asphalt. Mikkelsen takes 20s off Al Attiyah. At that rate it would be enough for Mikkelsen to win the rally. Mini driver Al Kuwari crashes out from 3rd. Unusually for IRC on this rally is SupeRally, but only for day1 retirees. Results after SS8:
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 2h14m23s3;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +1m08s9;
3rd= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +7m41s9;
4th= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +10m47s2;
5th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +11m08s1;
6th= Kremer/Wicha, Subaru, +12m14s;
7th= Kyriacou/Aristidou, Subaru, +12m21s6;
8th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +13m09s6;
9th= Hunt/Moynihan, Citroen, +13m30s5;
10th= Vizin/Sziros, Skoda, +13m35s3

Sat November 3, 2012

NEWS JUST IN

IRC CY leg1 - everybody in trouble now! @ 02:16 PM - Full gravel and longest stage of the rally. Convincing stage win by Al Attiyah. But Wiegand retires from 3rd, broken steering. Former 4th Nikara has to change a puncture. And Gryazin in 6th retires as well. Results after leg1 (SS7):
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 2h00m59s5;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +1m30s2;
3rd= Al Kuwari/Duffy, Mini, +6m20s7;
4th= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +6m52s9;
5th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +9m55s;
6th= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +10m16s6;
7th= Kremer/Wicha, Subaru, +10m58s2;
8th= Al Marri/Arena, Mini, +11m31s;
9th= Kyriacou/Aristidou, Subaru, +11m33s5;
10th= Hunt/Moynihan, Citroen, +11m48s4

IRC CY SS6 - Mikkelsen again @ 01:00 PM - 1/2 gravel, 1/2 asphalt. Mikkelsen wins stage narrowly though. No changes in the top8. Then Al Marri loses quite some time. Results after SS6:
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 1h31m34s8;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +1m18s7;
3rd= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +3m00s3;
4th= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +3m57s2;
5th= Al Kuwari/Duffy, Mini, +4m31s2;
6th= Gryazin/Chumak, Ford, +5m04s3;
7th= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +5m41s2;
8th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +7m03s5;
9th= Kremer/Wicha, Subaru, +7m44s9;
10th= Antoniou/Chips, Mitsubishi, +8m13s8

IRC CY SS5 - Mikkelsen wins stage @ 12:17 AM - 3/4 gravel, 1/4 asphalt. Otherwise drama free stage, Al Attiyah stays in the lead. Results after SS5:
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 1h23m05s6;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +1m22s3;
3rd= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +2m41s9;
4th= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +3m23s;
5th= Al Kuwari/Duffy, Mini, +4m01s6;
6th= Gryazin/Chumak, Ford, +4m22s8;
7th= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +5m06s6;
8th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +6m11s2;
9th= Al Marri/Arena, Mini, +6m39s;
10th= Kremer/Wicha, Subaru, +6m50s1

IRC CY SS4 - Surprisingly drama free @ 09:10 AM - Full gravel and at over 30km the longest stage of the rally. Despite this the stage has been the one with the least drama this morning. Mikkelsen moves from 5th to 2nd. Results after SS4:
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 1h02m38s9;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +1m33s6;
3rd= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +1m58s1;
4th= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +2m14s5;
5th= Al Kuwari/Duffy, Mini, +2m48s7;
6th= Gryazin/Chumak, Ford, +2m56s8;
7th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +3m57s2;
8th= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +3m57s6;
9th= Kremer/Wicha, Subaru, +4m38s1;
10th= Antoniou/Chips, Mitsubishi, +4m40s3

IRC CY SS3 - Al Rajhi crashes out @ 07:50 AM - 1/2 gravel, 1/2 asphalt. Yazeed Al Rajhi crashed out from 2nd. Arai lost 2min with a puncture. Results after SS3:
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 32m17s1;
2nd= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +1m04s1;
3rd= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +1m15s9;
4th= Al Kuwari/Duffy, Mini, +1m48s7;
5th= Mikkelsen/Gottschalk, Skoda, +1m52s3;
6th= Gryazin/Chumak, Ford, +1m54s8;
7th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +2m31s7;
8th= Kyriacou/Aristidou, Subaru, +2m48s2;
9th= Antoniou/Chips, Mitsubishi, +2m49s3;
10th= Kremer/Wicha, Subaru, +2m53s6

IRC CY SS2 - Puncture for Mikkelsen @ 06:55 AM - 3/4 gravel, 1/4 asphalt, Mikkelsen loses nearly 2min and we have a new leader. Aigner missing at stage end. Results after SS2:
1st= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), 23m27s7;
2nd= Al Rajhi/Orr, Ford(T), +21s3;
3rd= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +50s5;
4th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +52s1;
5th= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +53s3;
6th= Gryazin/Chumak, Ford, +1m15s1;
7th= Al Kuwari/Duffy, Mini, +1m27s2;
8th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +1m53s7;
9th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +1m56s1;
10th= Kyriacou/Aristidou, Subaru, +1m58s1

IRC CY SS1 - Just a superspecial @ 06:47 AM - Full asphalt but mini Friday stage. Clear stage win by Mikkelsen. Results after SS1:
1st= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, 2m48s6;
2nd= Nikara/Kalliolepo, Subaru, +4s4;
=3rd= Al Attiyah/Bernacchini, Ford(T), +5s7;
=3rd= Arai/Moscatt, Subaru, +5s7;
5th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +6s7;
6th= Al Rajhi/Orr, Ford(T), +9s2;
7th= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +9s5;
8th= Paraskevas/Evripidou, Mitsubishi, +11s5;
9th= Aigner/Minor, Subaru, +11s7;
10th= Bujdos/Zoli, Mitsubishi, +12s7

Sun October 28, 2012

IRC Cyprus Preview IRC IRC Cyprus Preview Full preview: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 13 of 13, Cyprus Rally, 2-4 November: Titles up for grabs on IRC finale...

Wed October 24, 2012

Andreas plans ultimate celebration Skoda Andreas plans ultimate celebration ŠKODA UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen is planning the ultimate celebration run on the Cyprus Rally (November 2-4), as the 23-year old Fabia S2000 pilot is set to become the first driver to retain the Intercontinental Rally Challenge title. Andreas and co-driverOla Fløene won...

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