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Mon March 12, 2007

Exciting Safari result IRC Exciting Safari result The KCB Safari Rally 2007 delivered a well fitting career start to the promising IRC series. The Safari is traditionally about the most specialised and unique rally ever existing. Even the cars have to be prepared in a special way, easy to identify by bull bars and snorkels. The ...

Sun March 11, 2007

Navarra celebrates Safari victory IRC Navarra celebrates Safari victory Andrea Navarra and the Abarth team have won the IRC classification of the Safari Rally, after a heart-stopping final day that saw them survive a puncture and a gearbox failure....

Safari interim results day2 IRC Safari interim results day2 Let's catch up with some results. Andrea Navarra lost his overall lead with the SS14 puncture. Meanwhile preö-event favourite Hideaki Miyoshi moved up some places since yesterday. Here the reults after SS15, mid-day service:...

Gearbox scare for Navarra IRC Gearbox scare for Navarra On the penultimate stage of the rally, Andrea Navarra broke the gearbox on his Abarth, then on the final stage it became stuck in fourth gear. The Italian managed to nurse the car to service, where the mechanics changed the gearbox in a record 14 minutes. With just the road secti...

Puncture delays Navarra IRC Puncture delays Navarra Rally leader Andrea Navarra loses nearly two minutes with a puncture on the long SS14, but maintains the IRC lead. Now the Italian´s priority is to keep his car on the road for the final four stages of the rally – a repeat of this morning´s loop....

Navarra stretches Safari lead IRC Navarra stretches Safari lead Abarth´s Andrea Navarra had a tough wake-up call this morning when he discovered that a timing error meant that his overall lead was just six rather than 21 seconds. But he is more determined than ever to put in a strong performance over the eight stages that remain....

Safari full leg1 result, Navarra back IRC Safari full leg1 result, Navarra back Fiat-Abarth works driver Andrea Navarra is leading after leg1 of the Safari Rally. However it has been an unbelievably gripping day of action. Navarra already took the lead away from Japanese Mitsubishi driver Hideaki Miyoshi on the day's first stage. However shortly after mid...

Sat March 10, 2007

IRC Safari interim results

IRC Fiat's strength halved

IRC Update on the Safari morning loop

IRC Fiat Group a Safari favourite?

IRC Abarth/Fiat looks strong on Safari

Fri March 9, 2007

Miyoshi takes Safari lead IRC Miyoshi takes Safari lead The Intercontinental Rally Challenge is go for 2007, with the first spectator superspecial of the Safari Rally completed. Over the weekend, the crews will go onto tackle a total of 19 special stages through the African Savannah....

Abarth to play it safe IRC Abarth to play it safe Abarth´s rally team manager Nic Gullino has advised caution as his drivers crossed the start ramp first and second at the beginning of the Safari Rally in Nairobi....

Nicolas rates Safari as classic Kenya IRC Nicolas rates Safari as classic Kenya The IRC´s motor sport development manager, Jean-Pierre Nicolas, has described the Safari Rally stages as “classic Kenya” after inspecting them before the rally start, scheduled for this afternoon....

Thu March 8, 2007

IRC starts with a legend IRC IRC starts with a legend The Safari Rally is likely the least adequate event to kick off the new IRC series. The Safari definitely deserves a place in the calendar. It is the most legendary WRC rally for it reflects adventure and serves the media with unique, picturesque scenes like no other event ever e...

Mon March 5, 2007

Fiat complete Safari test IRC Fiat complete Safari test The Italian-based Fiat team has been completing its final tests in preparation for the Safari Rally. Andrea Navarra (pictured) carried out a number of test runs in the Grande Punto near the Athi river close to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi....

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