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Sun February 3, 2013

Breen & Lefebvre in splendid form Peugeot Breen & Lefebvre in splendid form Craig Breen (207 S2000) and Stéphane Lefebvre (208 R2) kicked off the new Peugeot Rally Academy’s programme this weekend in Latvia, home of round two of the 2013 European Rally Championship. Despite the snowy, icy conditions, the two young recruits kept a cool head as they challe...

Ketomaa wins in Winter Wonderland IRC Ketomaa wins in Winter Wonderland Jari Ketomaa made history today when he won the first FIA European Rally Championship event to take place in Latvia. The Finn’s success on Rally Liepāja-Ventspils followed three days of thrilling high-speed competition on ice and snow-coated roads between the two Baltic citi...

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IRC LV end - Victory for Ketomaa & Ford @ 01:24 PM - Congrats Ketomaa and Ford. Kisiels in the Mini overtakes Svedas Mitsubishi on the last stage. Last chance stage win for a Skoda, Cerny. Final results (after SS15)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), 2h08m51s3;
2nd= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, +31s;
3rd= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +2m47s5;
4th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +3m03s4;
5th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +5m46s4;
6th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +5m55s7;
7th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +7m39s5;
8th= Jeets/Toom, Mitsubishi, +8m37s6;
9th= Orsak/Smeidler, Mitsubishi, +8m48s9;
10th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +9m25s

IRC LV SS14 - Lukyanuk out! @ 11:59 AM - Biig changes just before end. Lukyanuk, pushing for 3rd, has a blown engine! Lefèbvre in the 2WD 208 has a broken gearbox, he carries on but 2WD laurels are gone. Breen has a cracked manifold, so the winner is decided too. Results after SS14:
1st= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), 2h05m51s3;
2nd= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, +30s7;
3rd= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +2m43s9;
4th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +3m06s2;
5th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +5m41s8;
6th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mino, +5m46s4;
7th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +7m33s8;
8th= Jeets/Toom, Mitsubishi, +8m28s7;
9th= Orsak/Smeidler, Mitsubishi, +8m45s2;
10th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +9m19s5

IRC LV SS13 - Big battle for 3rd @ 10:37 AM - Breen wins the stage, so his electrical issue is solved. Lukyanuk took quite some time out of Delecour, who as well struggles with losing his studs, so battle for 3rd is big! Results after SS13:
1st= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), 1h51m52s7;
2nd= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, +18s3;
3rd= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +2m18s1;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +2m19s8;
5th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +2m46s9;
6th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +4m46s1;
7th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +5m05s6;
8th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +6m36s;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Mitsubishi, +7m29s9;
10th= Orsak/Smeidler, Mitsubishi, +7m56s6

IRC LV SS12 - Problems for Breen @ 08:53 AM - It didn't overly affect him in this stage, but might be a problem for coming stages. It is not quite clear what it is, just he has a car problem. Otherwise no big changes. Pushkar dropped outside the top10 with a slight off. Results after SS12:
1st= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), 1h40m14s7;
2nd= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, +19s5;
3rd= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +2m02s6;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +2m13s9;
5th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +2m44s3;
6th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +4m07s2;
7th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +4m39s3;
8th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +5m54s9;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Mitsubishi, +6m51s;
10th= Orsak/Smeidler, Mitsubishi, +7m13s1

IRC LV SS11 - First retirements @ 07:35 AM - Incredibly only now first retirements of the rally, Siim Plangi off and Hannes Denzinger fuel pump. Slightly slower stage and Delecour moves back into 3rd, just. However several drivers complain loudly that the organisers made changes to the stage. Results after SS11:
1st= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), 1h26m03s3;
2nd= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, +14s1;
3rd= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +1m41s9;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +1m42s8;
5th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +2m36s5;
6th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +3m05s6;
7th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +3m44s4;
8th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +4m30s3;
9th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +4m45s8;
10th= Jeets/Toom, Mitsubishi, +5m58s8

IRC LV SS10 - Near tie @ 06:58 AM - Breen says he was on the rev limiter 70% of the stage, but Ketomaa was only 0.2s quicker. Next stage is long and full of ice. Results after SS10:
1st= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), 1h14m13s6;
2nd= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, +12s3;
3rd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +1m08s2;
4th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +1m22s8;
5th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +2m25s9;
6th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +2m33s2;
7th= Plangi/Sarapuu, Mitsubishi, +2m43s7;
8th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +3m00s5;
9th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +3m12s8;
10th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +3m51s7

Sat February 2, 2013

Ketomaa heads birthday boy Breen IRC Ketomaa heads birthday boy Breen Jari Ketomaa has reversed an overnight deficit of 6.4 seconds to lead Rally Liepāja-Ventspils by 12.1s following a day of high-speed FIA European Rally Championship action in the ice and snow of Latvia....

Important: Latvia TV tonight IRC Important: Latvia TV tonight Rally Liepaja to Ventspils is on Eurosport tonight. You should also see the hilarious Delecour door incident. Here the Rally Liepaja to Ventspils TV schedule:...

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IRC LV leg2 - Good lead for Ketomaa @ 03:46 PM - Not much sporting value on these superspecials, nothing happened. Actually should be a good fight for tomorrow. Ketomaa leads Breen by 12s, tactics: Ketomaa has to save his car for Rally Sweden, Breen fights for ERC championship points. Results after leg2 (SS9):
1st= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), 1h09m19s9;
2nd= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, +12s1;
3rd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +1m03s4;
4th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +1m17s4;
5th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +2m22s3;
6th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +2m32s;
7th= Plangi/Sarapuu, Mitsubishi, +2m36s9;
8th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +2m51s3;
9th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +3m04s8;
10th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +3m42s2

IRC LV SS8 - Delecour lags top speed @ 02:29 PM - 3rd stage win in a row for Ketomaa. Cerny now moved 9th-6th-8th-6th. Delecour loses 3rd place to Lukyanuk. The gearbox ratio (and no spare) is to blame. Top speed Delecour: 165km/h, Lukyanuk 210km/h, average speeds on the stages around 120km/h! Results after SS8:
1st= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), 1h06m56s7;
2nd= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, +7s;
3rd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +56s;
4th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +1m12s2;
5th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +2m15s9;
6th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +2m27s;
7th= Plangi/Sarapuu, Mitsubishi, +2m29s;
8th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +2m42s9;
9th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +2m51s4;
10th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +3m27s1

IRC LV SS7 - Cerny dropped what he gained @ 02:09 PM - Quite a close field. Last stage Cerny moved from 9th to 6th, now dropped to 8th again. Stage winner Ketomaa. Results after SS7:
1st= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), 56m27s7;
2nd= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, +1s5;
3rd= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +50s8;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +51s8;
5th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +1m50s6;
6th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +2m02s6;
7th= Plangi/Sarapuu, Mitsubishi, +2m05s9;
8th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +2m07s2;
9th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +2m20s8;
10th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +2m55s4

IRC LV SS6 - New leader Ketomaa @ 11:21 AM - After winning 5 stages in a row, Breen now drops to 2nd following a really strong time by Ketomaa. Strong time too by Cerny, who moves up 3 places. Results after SS6:
1st= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), 51m29s6;
2nd= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, +1s;
3rd= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +45s;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +49s6;
5th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +1m39s5;
6th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +1m55s5;
7th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +1m56s4;
8th= Plangi/Sarapuu, Mitsubishi, +2m01s4;
9th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +2m09s7;
10th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +2m40s5

IRC LV SS5 - Delecour must watch his back @ 11:16 AM - Delecour loses time because his gearbox is too close ratio, he had no testing before the event. Results after SS5:
1st= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, 40m29s2;
2nd= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), +10s7;
3rd= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +38s5;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +43s2;
5th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +1m21s3;
6th= Plangi/Sarapuu, Mitsubishi, +1m26s5;
7th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +1m46s2;
8th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +1m47s8;
9th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +1m58s2;
10th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +2m14s4

IRC LV SS4 - Birthdayboy Breen @ 11:10 AM - Breen turns 23 today and keeps his 100% stage win record. Strong time by Lukyanuk. Positions 7&8 and 9&10 swapped. Results after SS4:
1st= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, 31m33s;
2nd= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), +10s1;
3rd= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +27s2;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +33s3;
5th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +1m11s;
6th= Plangi/Sarapuu, Mitsubishi, +1m15s8;
7th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +1m29s2;
8th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +1m34s7;
9th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +1m46s;
10th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +1m56s5

Fri February 1, 2013

Qualifying to signal start of Latvia IRC Qualifying to signal start of Latvia Qualifying comes to the FIA European Rally Championship in Latvia this week when Rally Liepāja-Ventspils hosts the first Qualifying Stage of the 2013 season....

Tushkanova not in Latvia after all IRC Tushkanova not in Latvia after all After securing the funds to contest Rally Liepāja-Ventspils, glamour model Inessa Tushkanova endured the disappointment of having to withdraw her entry from the FIA European Rally Championship counter earlier this week....

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IRC LV leg1 - Delecour entertaining @ 05:39 PM - Breen wins all 3 stages of the leg. Gryazin drops way down with rear diff failure. Delecour has his door lock fail, a typical Peugeot thing, so he drifts around in 6th gear, 200km/h with his door wide open and posts 2nd fastest time! Results after leg1 (SS3):
1st= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, 22m15s4;
2nd= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), +6s4;
3rd= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +12s1;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +32s7;
5th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +50s8;
6th= Plangi/Sarapuu, Mitsubishi, +59s4;
7th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +1m01s;
8th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +1m02s7;
9th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +1m07s8;
10th= Cerny/Kohout, Skoda, +1m26s7

IRC LV SS2 - Breen again @ 04:08 PM - Very fast and snowy stage. Delecour feels this stage is absolutely fantastic, really brilliant.... He also says his gearbox ratio was too short for this stage, but should be good for next one. Results after SS2:
1st= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, 12m30s8;
2nd= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), +3s;
3rd= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +9s3;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +9s4;
5th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +19s4;
6th= Gryazin/Chumak, Mitsubishi, +20s2;
7th= Plangi/Sarapuu, Mitsubishi, +26s2;
8th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +26s9;
9th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +33s8;
10th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +36s9

IRC LV SS1 - Breen leads narrowly @ 03:48 PM - Breen leads narrowly from Ketomaa. Strange or cool, Ketomaa wins qualifying and choses starting slot 1 in the snow! When did we last have no Skoda in top10? Results after SS1:
1st= Breen/Moynihan, Peugeot, 3m16s6;
2nd= Ketomaa/Lindström, Ford(T), +0s3;
3rd= Gryazin/Chumak, Mitsubishi, +4s5;
4th= Delecour/Savignoni, Peugeot, +4s7;
5th= Svedas/Sakalauskas, Mitsubishi, +5s3;
6th= Plangi/Sarapuu, Mitsubishi, +5s4;
7th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Mitsubishi, +7s6;
8th= Egle/Dauga, Mitsubishi, +9s;
9th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +9s1;
10th= Kisiels/Ronis, Mini, +11s3

Thu January 31, 2013

Q&A Craig Breen IRC Q&A Craig Breen Five questions to Craig Breen prior to Rally Liepāja-Ventspils (Latvia), where he will start as Peugeot works driver....

Mon January 28, 2013

Peugeot's Snowmen Peugeot Peugeot's Snowmen Two of the Peugeot Rally Academy’s three recruits for the coming season are poised to make their 2013 debuts on the snow and ice of this weekend’s Latvia Rally, round two of this year’s FIA European Rally Championship. Ireland’s Craig Breen will drive a 207 Super 2000, while his ...

Hondas in Rally Liepaja to Ventspils IRC Hondas in Rally Liepaja to Ventspils After the European Rally Championship début under the umbrella of Eurosport Events at the Austrian Jänner Rally, the caravan of the ERC moves on to Latvia for the second round - the Rally Liepāja-Ventspils. The Rally Liepāja-Ventspils is the first fully-fledged winter r...

Fri January 25, 2013

Full Latvia Rally Preview IRC Full Latvia Rally Preview Event preview: 2013 FIA European Rally Championship, round two of 13 Rally Liepāja-Ventspils (Latvia), 1-3 February -   ERC aces head to Latvia for snow and ice spectacular  ...

Thu January 24, 2013

Tushkanova confirms Latvia ERC entry IRC Tushkanova confirms Latvia ERC entry Inessa Tushkanova’s efforts to secure the funds necessary to contest Rally Liepāja-Ventspils next month have paid off after the 25-year-old glamour model confirmed her entry on round two of the FIA European Rally Championship....

Tue January 22, 2013

Glamour comes to ERC IRC Glamour comes to ERC There won’t be just Serious Competition Ahead when the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship resumes in Latvia next month: Ukrainian glamour model Inessa Tushkanova is also planning to take part....

Fri January 11, 2013

Latvia entries fill up IRC Latvia entries fill up With Rally Liepāja-Ventspils, round two of the new-look FIA European Rally Championship, less than one month away, entries for the snow event continue to roll in....

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