July 2011 News Archive

 or 

View news for another month or specific event?
Use the right hand drop-downs.

Search the news archive

  Search term:  Within selected month/event?:  

This is page 1 of 2 of the current month, use the links below to navigate the pages.

Sun July 31, 2011

Finland SWRC driver by driver WRC Finland SWRC driver by driver Here the Finland SWRC driver by driver analysis....

Hänninen dominates SWRC home event WRC Hänninen dominates SWRC home event Straight off the back of their first series win of the season in Greece, this weekend Finnish pairing Juho Hänninen and Mikko Markkula won the 2011 FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship at Neste Oil Rally Finland in their Škoda Fabia S2000, for the second year in-a-row, picki...

Sat July 30, 2011

Finland PWRC driver by driver WRC Finland PWRC driver by driver Here the Finland PWRC driver by driver analysis....

Paddon seals PWRC hat trick WRC Paddon seals PWRC hat trick Kiwi pairing Hayden Paddon and John Kennard successfully navigated their Suburu Impreza to victory for the third time in-a-row on only their third event of the season this weekend at Neste Oil Rally Finland, the fourth round of the 2011 FIA Production car World Rally Championsh...

Latvala second in Rally Finland Ford Latvala second in Rally Finland Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila finished second in Rally Finland today after an encounter which blended tactical skills and outright speed.  The Finns ended this eighth round of the FIA World Rally Championship just 8.1sec behind the ...

Hänninen completed hat-trick in Finland Skoda Hänninen completed hat-trick in Finland The entire Red Bull ŠKODA team showed excellent performance in the Finland’s rally and notched up the second victory in a row. Juho Hänninen fantastically coped with the pressure on his home rally and, after winning Rally Acropolis, won impressively in another event out of the...

Fri July 29, 2011

Latvala masters tactical games in Finland Ford Latvala masters tactical games in Finland Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila are in the thick of a thrilling three-car fight for victory in Rally Finland after a day in which the team won six of the eight speed tests.  Latvala lies just 2.6sec from the lead in third position in ...

Hänninen moves up to lead in Finland Skoda Hänninen moves up to lead in Finland Juho Hänninen of the Red Bull ŠKODA team put in a fantastic performance on Day 2 of the Finland Rally. Having won seven of Friday's eight stages, he comfortably leads his “home” rally before the final day, 1 hour and 17 minutes ahead of Martin Prokop in a Ford. Quite unexp...

Thu July 28, 2011

Latvala 3rd after measured opening leg Ford Latvala 3rd after measured opening leg Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila began their defence of the Rally Finland crown by ending today's short opening leg in third in their Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car.  The Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team pairing savoured a clean run over tonight's three gravel speed t...

Wed July 27, 2011

Bouffier disqualified from 2nd in Ypres Peugeot Bouffier disqualified from 2nd in Ypres Following the meeting held on 21 July by the FIA stewards concerned, it was decided to exclude car number 2 – the Peugeot 207 S2000 of Bryan Bouffier and Xavier Panseri – from the final results of the 2011 Geko Ypres Rally. The reason for this decision is an item of non-conformit...

EA Safari: The Germans are coming! General EA Safari: The Germans are coming! Three of the German crews that are entered on the Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally got together last week for a combined test session....

Tue July 26, 2011

Citroen Racing tries rallying over jumps Citroen Citroen Racing tries rallying over jumps The Citroën Total World Rally Team will head to the land of the ‘Flying Finns' this weekend to begin the second half of the 2011 WRC season....

Solberg and Räikkönen ready for Finland Citroen Solberg and Räikkönen ready for Finland Citroën Racing Technologies will provide both Petter Solberg and Kimi Räikkönen with a Citroën DS3 WRC for the Neste Oil Rally Finland, the eighth round of the FIA World Rally Championship....

Sun July 24, 2011

Hänninen hopes for hattrick in FIN Skoda Hänninen hopes for hattrick in FIN Taking place in the surroundings of Jyväskylä, Finland over the last weekend of July, the Thousand Lakes Rally, the fifth SWRC event of this season, promises great excitement. The current SWRC leaders Juho Hänninen & Mikko Markkula have won this rally twice in the past, and n...

Finland is Latvala's 100th WRC start Ford Finland is Latvala's 100th WRC start Ford's Flying Finns will bid to extend their winning run in Rally Finland when the fastest and most spectacular round of the FIA World Rally Championship lifts off next week.  Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen claimed a maiden victory on their home event in 2009 for Ford Abu ...

Wilks and Pugh to make up for Azores woe Peugeot Wilks and Pugh to make up for Azores woe Guy Wilks and co-driver Phil Pugh have vowed to hit back from the disappointment of retirement on Sata Rallye Acores last week when the Intercontinental Rally Challenge resumes on Barum Czech Rally Zlin at the end of August....

Fri July 22, 2011

Luca Rossetti ready for Madeira Fiat Luca Rossetti ready for Madeira The European Rally Championships returns from 4th to 6th of August with the prestigious Rali Vinho da Madeira, and the reigning European champion, Luca Rossetti, will travel to the Portuguese island to defend his leading position in the European ranking....

EA Safari: World Champ on Safari Classic General EA Safari: World Champ on Safari Classic It is now confirmed that the second entry for Viking Motorsport on the Kenya Airways Safari Classic Rally with be a Ford Escort RS1800 driven by 1984 World Rally Champion, Stig Blomqvist. His co-driver will be Ana Goni from Venezuela who accompanied him in Skodas, Mitsubishis and...

Thu July 21, 2011

Sandell satisfied following Azores debut Skoda Sandell satisfied following Azores debut SKODA Sweden’s Patrik Sandell has declared himself satisfied with his run to fifth overall on Sata Rallye Acores despite admitting he expected to finish higher up the leaderboard on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier....

Praise for Mikkelsen from champ Hanninen Skoda Praise for Mikkelsen from champ Hanninen Juho Hanninen has praised Andreas Mikkelsen after the Norwegian took the fight to the defending Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion on Sata Rallye Acores....

Arai expects more pace from R4 Impreza IRC Arai expects more pace from R4 Impreza Toshi Arai has said that Subaru’s R4-specification Impreza can only get better following its first appearance on gravel on last week’s Sata Rallye Acores, round six of the 11-event Intercontinental Rally Challenge season....

Mon July 18, 2011

Proton scores perfect 1-2 in NZ General Proton scores perfect 1-2 in NZ PROTON Motorsports’ domination of this year’s FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship goes on. Satria Neo S2000 drivers Chris Atkinson and Alister McRae finished first and second in the APRC standings on the International Rally of Whangarei, which ended in New Zealand today....

Andreucci's 6th Italy title with Pirelli Peugeot Andreucci's 6th Italy title with Pirelli Peugeot Italia driver Paolo Andreucci claimed his sixth Italian Rally Championship title, the fifth one that he has taken with Pirelli, with another victory on the all-gravel San Crispino Rally in Italy....

Sun July 17, 2011

IRC Acores glory for Flying Finn Juho IRC IRC Acores glory for Flying Finn Juho Juho Hanninen has made it three wins from four starts in this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge to move back into the lead of the all-action series with a dramatic victory on Sata Rallye Acores. Driving a SKODA Motorsport Fabia Super 2000, the defending IRC champion was emb...

Bouffier stays 2nd in IRC title chase Peugeot Bouffier stays 2nd in IRC title chase As expected, the final day of the Sata Rallye Açores, round six of the 2011 IRC, provided survivors with challenging weather conditions, as low cloud continued to blow in over the island, making visibility difficult and putting grip at a premium. Bryan Bouffier, Xavier Panser...

Skoda sweep podium on Acores Skoda Skoda sweep podium on Acores In Ponta Delgada, 16 July, 2011 – ŠKODA's spectacular performance at Sata Rally Acores has been crowned by a fantastic result – for the fifth time in the history of IRC, ŠKODA vehicles won the first three places. The winners, Hänninen & Markkula of ŠKODA Motorsport, are ce...

Sat July 16, 2011

EA Safari: Night Halts revealed General EA Safari: Night Halts revealed We are again going to report about the East African Safari Classic Rally, which will be held from 19th to 28th November this year. This is an event that shows what rallying should be like, set in about rallying's most classic and adventurous scenery and the fact that it is wi...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC P/AC end - Hänninen wins on gravel @ 07:05 PM - Hänninen wins on gravel. Last stage was long, but with most positions settled Sandell celebrates his first IRC stage win just 0.6s from Hänninen. Final results (after SS17)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, 2h19m03s8;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +42s3;
3rd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +1m46s;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +3m36s2;
5th= Sandell/Parmander, Skoda, +4m33s3;
6th= Moura/Eiro, Mitsubishi, +6m07s;
7th= Lopes/Magalhaes, Subaru, +9m52s1;
8th= Pascoal/Ramalho, Mitsubishi, +12m47s3;
9th= Silva/Cordeiro, Subaru, +14m00s3;
10th= Maciel/Gouveira, Citroen, +18m10s7

IRC P/AC SS16 - Mikkelsen goes for 2nd @ 07:00 PM - It seems Hänninen's time on SS14 was the decider. Mikkelsen claims 10s is too much and drover carefully in this stage, virtually handing the win to Hänninen. Results after SS16:
1st= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, 2h00m04s8;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +28s5;
3rd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +1m38s4;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +3m24s4;
5th= Sandell/Parmander, Skoda, +4m33s9;
6th= Moura/Eiro, Mitsubishi, +5m33s3;
7th= Lopes/Magalhaes, Subaru, +9m02s6;
8th= Pascoal/Ramalho, Mitsubishi, +11m34s7;
9th= Silva/Cordeiro, Subaru, +12m26s2;
10th= Maciel/Gouveira, Citroen, +16m05s7

IRC P/AC SS15 - Just a superspecial @ 06:56 PM - Just a mini superspecial, nothing really to report. Results after SS15:
1st= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, 1h44m09s9;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +10s9;
3rd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +1m19s9;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +3m13s7;
5th= Sandell/Parmander, Skoda, +4m24s8;
6th= Moura/Eiro, Mitsubishi, +4m46s4;
7th= Lopes/Magalhaes, Subaru, +7m29s3;
8th= Pascoal/Ramalho, Mitsubishi, +9m04s;
9th= Silva/Cordeiro, Subaru, +10m23s3;
10th= Maciel/Gouveira, Citroen, +13m29s3

IRC P/AC SS14 - Magalhaes out! @ 06:47 PM - Drama for Peugeot. Last year's winner Bruno Magalhaes retired on road section before the stage with transmission failure. Hänninen meanwhile posts an absolutely stunning time to take the lead back by more than 10s. A car problem drops Nutahara out of the top10 just as he was to gain it. Results after SS14:
1st= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, 1h42m10s2;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +11s2;
3rd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +1m16s6;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +3m09s6;
5th= Sandell/Parmander, Skoda, +4m22s8;
6th= Moura/Eiro, Mitsubishi, +4m43s3;
7th= Lopes/Magalhaes, Subaru, +7m23s2;
8th= Pascoal/Ramalho, Mitsubishi, +8m55s9;
9th= Silva/Cordeiro, Subaru, +10m16s4;
10th= Maciel/Gouveira, Citroen, +13m14s4

IRC P/AC SS13 - Skoda 1-2-3 now @ 06:38 PM - Very foggy and moist conditions today. Strong Skoda showing with the Skoda trio 22s ahead of the best Peugeot in this stage. Mikkelsen takes lead by just 2.7s, but it is Kopecky who delivers a surprise stage win and takes 3rd from Magalhaes. Though Magalhaes complains of a transmission problem. Results after SS13:
1st= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, 1h23m33s8;
2nd= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +2s7;
3rd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +51s7;
4th= Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +1m08s9;
5th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +2m47s7;
6th= Sandell/Parmander, Skoda, +4m00s3;
7th= Moura/Eiro, Mitsubishi, +4m06s8;
8th= Lopes/Magalhaes, Subaru, +6m11s3;
9th= Pascoal/Ramalho, Mitsubishi, +7m35s3;
10th= Silva/Cordeiro, Subaru, +8m12s4

Fri July 15, 2011

Hänninen holds tight lead in epic battle IRC Hänninen holds tight lead in epic battle Sata Rallye Acores is set for a thrilling final-day showdown after Andreas Mikkelsen slashed Juho Hanninen’s overall lead to 1.3s. The SKODA UK Motorsport driver began the closing loop of three stages 10.1s behind the defending Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion but edged ...

Bruno Magalhaes ready to pounce Peugeot Bruno Magalhaes ready to pounce The second drama-packed leg of the 2011 Sata Rallye Açores, round six of this year’s IRC, was marked by rain, fog and mud which made the stages much more difficult than expected. Last year’s winner Bruno Magalhaes is third overall in his Peugeot 207 S2000 and still very much ...

EA Safari: Race4Change to Safari General EA Safari: Race4Change to Safari Race4Change, the philanthropic organisation behind efforts to promote the economic empowerment of women in Africa has announced the first three drivers supporting its entries on the Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally....

This is page 1 of 2. Use these links to see the other pages :
 
   Previous Page | 1 | 2 | Next Page