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Mon August 22, 2011

All Citroens in Top10 Citroen All Citroens in Top10 The three Citroën Racing Technologies Citroën DS3 WRCs, driven by Petter Solberg, Kimi Räikkönen and Peter Van Merksteijn Jr, all finished in the points in Rally Germany. Petter Solberg saw the flag in fifth place and scored an additional point in the Power Stage. Kimi Räikkönen ...

A 1-2 and new records for Citroen Citroen A 1-2 and new records for Citroen The Citroën Total World Rally Team clinched its third one-two of the season in the last leg of Rally Germany. Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia scored their first win on tarmac in front of Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Citroën racked up its 78th success in the FIA World Ral...

Sun August 21, 2011

Hirvonen heads Ford challenge in Germany Ford Hirvonen heads Ford challenge in Germany Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen finished fourth in Rallye Deutschland today as the opening asphalt round of the FIA World Rally Championship season delivered a tough encounter.  Their Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car headed the team's c...

Red Bull ŠKODA hounded by misfortune Skoda Red Bull ŠKODA hounded by misfortune Trier, August 21, 2011 – Both crews of the Red Bull ŠKODA team were plagued by bad luck at this year’s German Rally. After a number of technical problems and driving errors, neither factory crew made it onto the winners’ podium this year. Juho Hänninen and co-pilot Mikko Markk...

Mission accomplished for Pierre Campana WRC Mission accomplished for Pierre Campana Rising star Pierre Campana has today achieved another important milestone in his rally career by completing this weekend’s World Rally Championship event in Germany in 18th position overall after a competitive final stage....

Rallye Deutschland SWRC quotes WRC Rallye Deutschland SWRC quotes Here the SWRC driver by driver report for ADAC Rallye Deutschland...

SWRC Triumph for Tänak in Deutschland WRC SWRC Triumph for Tänak in Deutschland The Estonian crew of Ott Tänak and Kuldar Sikk took a big step towards the top of the points table as they cruised to a comfortable win in their Michelin-shod Ford Fiesta S2000 at ADAC Rallye Deutschland this weekend, the sixth round of the 2011 FIA Super 2000 World Rally Champ...

Sat August 20, 2011

Campana continues to make progress WRC Campana continues to make progress Corsican rally star Pierre Campana has continued to adapt and acclimatise to the competitive World Rally Championship on his second day of participation in Rallye Deutschland with Drive-Pro and driving the MINI John Cooper Works WRC....

Mikko takes podium battle into last day Ford Mikko takes podium battle into last day Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen ended today's second leg of Rallye Deutschland in fourth place.  The Finns are 33.1sec from the podium in their Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car after a demanding day's action in south-west Germany.  ...

More bad luck and suspense Skoda More bad luck and suspense The German Rally in the Moselle River wine region provided a gripping and dramatic show today as well. But the Red Bull ŠKODA team is continuing in its run of bad luck on the first asphalt competition in the calendar. After their flat tires in the last stage of the initial pha...

Loeb continues his career with Citroen Citroen Loeb continues his career with Citroen Citroën and Sébastien Loeb have decided to continue their fantastic sporting relationship into the 2012 and 2013 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) seasons....

Winning start turns to frustration Ford Winning start turns to frustration Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen ended the opening leg of Rallye Deutschland in third place after a frustrating day for the Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team.  Team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila made a perfect start to the first asphalt event for the new-generation W...

First day unlucky for Red Bull Škoda Skoda First day unlucky for Red Bull Škoda The first asphalt race of the SWRC near the historic city of Trier was marked by rain in the second speed test of the first stage and a very unfortunate end of the day for both crews of the Red Bull ŠKODA team. Juho Hänninen and Hermann Gassner both made driving errors at the ...

Pierre Campana completes solid first day WRC Pierre Campana completes solid first day Pierre Campana made his much anticipated debut in the World Rally Championship with Drive-Pro today as the ADAC Rallye Deutschland got underway in Trier....

Wed August 17, 2011

Red Bull Skoda head for German asphalt Skoda Red Bull Skoda head for German asphalt German asphalt after Finnish gravel – the Red Bull ŠKODA team is getting ready for the German Rally, and it is mainly the German crew, Hermann Gassner jun/Kathi Wüstenhagen, who can't wait to appear on the track in the surroundings of Trier, wanting to finish high on their...

Sun August 14, 2011

Local aces on huge entry for Barum IRC Local aces on huge entry for Barum Local hero Pavel Valousek will be among more than 100 drivers in action on Barum Czech Rally Zlin later this month, organisers of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier have confirmed....

Barum Eurosport broadcast schedule IRC Barum Eurosport broadcast schedule Eurosport, the Intercontinental Rally Challenge’s media partner and Europe’s leading sports entertainment group, will show coverage of Barum Czech Rally Zlin as follows: ...

Fri August 12, 2011

Two for factory PROTON team in Zlin IRC Two for factory PROTON team in Zlin PROTON Motorsports will resume its Intercontinental Rally Challenge campaign on Barum Czech Rally Zlin from 26-28 August....

Van Dalen: Wilks still in title hunt Peugeot Van Dalen: Wilks still in title hunt Kronos Racing boss Marc van Dalen believes Guy Wilks is still in the fight for the Intercontinental Rally Challenge title and says he can so no reason why the Briton can’t secure a podium finish on the next round of the series in Czech Republic at the end of August....

EA Safari: Look out for the Ladies General EA Safari: Look out for the Ladies An all-Kenyan female rally team of Samira Khan, 32, and Safina Khan (not related) are to become only the second all-ladies crew to enter and compete in the Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally. They are also the only ladies crew to enter the 2011 Safari Classic that wi...

EA Safari: Viking Invasion General EA Safari: Viking Invasion Viking Motorsport is aptly named since its owner, Phil Mills was World Champion co-driver in 2003 to Petter Solberg, a man from the land of fjords. The company, located in North Wales, prepares rally Escorts and it has been commissioned to prepare and run two RS1800 Mk2s for the ...

Fiesta ready for asphalt rally debut Ford Fiesta ready for asphalt rally debut The Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car makes its asphalt rally debut when Rallye Deutschland (19 - 21 August) signals the opening sealed surface round of this season's FIA World Rally Championship.  The car competed in gravel specification on asphalt in Argentina in May, but this...

Mon August 8, 2011

IRC outings helping SKODA ace Sandell Skoda IRC outings helping SKODA ace Sandell Patrik Sandell’s participation in this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge is making him even better behind the wheel....

Raoux boosts IRC 2WD Cup bid IRC Raoux boosts IRC 2WD Cup bid Jean-Michel Raoux has given himself the best possible chance of winning the IRC 2WD Cup this season after revealing plans to enter at least four more rounds....

Hanninen wary of Loix’s title threat Skoda Hanninen wary of Loix’s title threat Defending Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Juho Hanninen believes Freddy Loix has what it takes to succeed him as this year’s title winner....

Sun August 7, 2011

EA Safari: Two Champions Combine General EA Safari: Two Champions Combine A surprise entry was received from the last two Kenya National Rally Champion drivers, Alastair Cavenagh (2010 Champion) and Carl Tundo (2009 Champion) with both of them entered in the same car!...

Zlin route has several changes for 2011 IRC Zlin route has several changes for 2011 The route of the 41st Barum Czech Rally Zlin, round seven of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, will feature 15 special stages over a competitive distance of 248 kilometres, organisers have confirmed....

Breen set for Zlin debut in Fiesta Ford Breen set for Zlin debut in Fiesta Promising Irish driver Craig Breen has entered Barum Czech Rally Zlin, round seven of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000....

Polish rally to boost Bouffier for Zlin Peugeot Polish rally to boost Bouffier for Zlin Bryan Bouffier hopes that an outing on a round of the Polish championship this weekend will boost his chances of success when he resumes his bid for Intercontinental Rally Challenge glory on Barum Czech Rally Zlin at the end of August....

Wed August 3, 2011

MG returns to international motorsport General MG returns to international motorsport It is a bit unusual that we should show these news here. But MG Rover Austin BMC etc have such a large heritage, not only in rallying, that we should not completely ingnore the revival of this brand. So the following article has nothing to do with rallying. However about 6 weeks ...

Volkswagen completes 1st rally event WRC Volkswagen completes 1st rally event I wish to line out that the headline with the term "completes" is the headline of Volkswagen Motorsport's own press release. ...

Pierre Campana to drive Mini WRC WRC Pierre Campana to drive Mini WRC Rising rally sensation set to contest Rally Germany and Rallye de France-Alsace in a MINI John Cooper Works WRC with Team Drive Pro and support from Prodrive and FFSA...

Tue August 2, 2011

Magalhaes to bounce back in Hungary Peugeot Magalhaes to bounce back in Hungary Peugeot Sport Portugal’s Bruno Magalhaes plans to bounce back from his disappointing exit from Sata Rallye Acores earlier this month when he contests the Mecsek Rallye in Hungary in September....

Kopecky excited ahead of home IRC round Skoda Kopecky excited ahead of home IRC round Jan Kopecky says he cannot wait for the next round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Barum Czech Rally Zlin, to get underway at the end of August....

Loeb takes 2nd Finland victory Citroen Loeb takes 2nd Finland victory Sébastien Loeb, and co-driver Daniel Elena, won Rally Finland this weekend, finishing 8.1 seconds ahead of their nearest competitor. The win, the French crews’ second at Rally Finland, was rounded off by Sébastien Ogier’s and Julien Ingrassia’s third place finish....

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