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Fri August 31, 2012

IRC Fans for a Czech TV treat IRC IRC Fans for a Czech TV treat Leading Intercontinental Rally Challenge frontrunner Jan Kopecký says fans watching the live television coverage of Barum Czech Rally Zlín this weekend will savour a sporting spectacular....

Flodin: Like Mike Tyson Ford Flodin: Like Mike Tyson Patrik Flodin insists his ‘Mike Tyson moment’ won’t slow his pace when he competes in front of live television cameras on round nine of the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge this week....

Subaru Victory vital for Subaru's Toshi Arai

Skoda Q&A Robert Barrable

IRC Gonon to go back to school in Zlin

Peugeot Harry Hunt to drive Kronos 207 S2000

NEWS JUST IN

IRC CZ SS1 - Pech saves rally pride @ 10:16 PM - Vaclav Pech wins Zlin town centre spectacle in a Mini 1.6T. He saves the pride for us rally fans as he steals the stage win from Zlin born touring car ace Tomas Kostka! Very surprising outcome of a cobble stone stage that is so not circuit racing! Results after SS1:
1st= Pech/Uhel, Mini, 7m38s5;
2nd= Kostka/Houst, Skoda, +1s5;
3rd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +4s5;
4th= Barrable/Loudon, Skoda, +6s2;
5th= Orsak/Smeidler, Mitsubishi, +6s7;
6th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +7s9;
7th= Kresta/Gross, Skoda, +8s4;
8th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +15s9;
9th= Odlocilik/Turecek, Skoda, +16s4;
10th= Aigner/Minor, Subaru, +17s8

Wed August 29, 2012

Honda & Martin Kangur at Barum Rally IRC Honda & Martin Kangur at Barum Rally After a long summer break, the Intercontinental Rally Challenge heads to the lightning-quick asphalt roads of the Barum Czech Rally Zlin in the Czech Republic this week. Rallying is hugely popular in the region, with more than 200.000 spectators expected for the two day event....

Florian Gonon makes his Barum debut Peugeot Florian Gonon makes his Barum debut After learning the ropes in the first half of the season Florian Gonon is tackling the Barum Czech Zlin Rally with new objectives. This event is part of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), and it has attracted a high-quality field. This will give Florian a chance to measu...

Mon August 27, 2012

Barum is season's climax for Skoda Skoda Barum is season's climax for Skoda › The start list includes ŠKODA Motorsport’ both factory crews --- › The Zlín event is part of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), the European Championship (ERC) and the Czech Championship (MMČR) --- › ŠKODA and its drivers have a chance to get very near winning t...

Maximum achievement for Mini in Germany WRC Maximum achievement for Mini in Germany 'Maxi the MINI here for the last time! - I'm so excited because we just finished fifth overall at ADAC Rallye Deutschland. It was three tough days of competition, 15 special stages a lot of hard work but also loads of fun with Chris, Stéphane and the team. 368.63km of spe...

Barum Rally full Preview IRC Barum Rally full Preview PREVIEW: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round nine of 13 Barum Czech Rally Zlín, 31 August-2 September   Barum Czech Rally Zlin preview: IRC greats go head-to-head...

Sun August 26, 2012

Al Attiyah in the points Citroen Al Attiyah in the points Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giovanni Bernacchini (Qatar World Rally Team) celebrated their return to the WRC at Rallye Deutschland by picking up points with an eighth-place finish, thanks to a disciplined and consistent performance. After going off while battling for third place, Th...

Loeb and Elena on cloud 9 Citroen Loeb and Elena on cloud 9 Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena bettered their own impressive record for the most wins at a single event in securing a ninth victory in Germany. Ten years after winning their first WRC rally, the eight-time World Champions can now be known as nine-time winners of Rallye Deutsc...

Latvala seals his asphalt best Ford Latvala seals his asphalt best Ford World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila claimed a career-best result on asphalt when they finished second in Rallye Deutschland today.  Driving a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car, the Finns overcame demanding conditions in the Mosel wine region to secure...

Thu August 16, 2012

PROTON focus on twin title General PROTON focus on twin title Current FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship leader and defending FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Champion PROTON Motorsports has shifted the focus of its programme in an effort to land two major FIA titles in 2012....

Fri August 10, 2012

RIP Philippe Bugalski General RIP Philippe Bugalski We are receiving news that Philippe Bugalski has died today (Friday). This comes as a shock, as Philippe was an official Citroen WRC test driver up until including the C4 WRC. In recent years he still was active with an Audi Quattro in Hostoric Rallies in France. Bug - as fans ca...

Thu August 9, 2012

Rallye-Info joining the greats in retirement General Rallye-Info joining the greats in retirement Like the great rally drivers that the current Rallye-Info.com team have enjoyed watching - our current team is retiring. The site though may get a second-life, so all is not lost yet. One of our team members is looking to take over. But for now the countdown is on till the end of...

Sun August 5, 2012

Thierry Neuville impresses on debut Citroen Thierry Neuville impresses on debut Reputed to be one of the most difficult events to get to grips with, Rally Finland provided Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul with the perfect opportunity to show off their talent. In their first ever outing here, the Citroën Junior World Rally Team crew matched some of the...

Loeb strikes Gold in Finland Citroen Loeb strikes Gold in Finland Matching the medal-winning achievements of French athletes at the London Olympic in the last few days, Sébastien Loeb produced another stunning performance to win Rally Finland for the third time. Chased throughout the race by their team-mates Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtine...

Sat August 4, 2012

PROTON wins SWRC in Finland WRC PROTON wins SWRC in Finland PROTON Motorsports celebrated a double podium on the latest round of the FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship – Rally Finland – which ended in Jyvaskyla this evening.   After three days of flat-out racing through the Finnish countryside P-G Andersson (Sweden) guided his Satr...

Latvala claims Finland podium Ford Latvala claims Finland podium Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila claimed a podium finish for Ford World Rally Team on their home round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Finland today.  They crewed a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car to third in Rally Finland, while team-mates Petter Solberg and Chris Pat...

Séb holds off Mikko Citroen Séb holds off Mikko After starting the day leading the overall standings by just over seven seconds, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena were put under pressure by Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen throughout day two. Although unable to wrestle the lead from them, the Finns cut their stable-mates’ l...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Rallyradio @ 07:16 PM - For Finland we have a very good, professional radio service again: http://areena.yle.fi/radio/soitin/radio-keski-suomi

Fri August 3, 2012

Friendly policemen and mud showers WRC Friendly policemen and mud showers 'Hello, 'This is Max Pelucchi and Marco Moreiras again live from Jyväskylä, home of Neste Oil Rally Finland. Day Two just came to an end and it was a long day for the WRC Team MINI Portugal crews....

Battling Ford duo hold 3rd & 4th Ford Battling Ford duo hold 3rd & 4th Ford World Rally Team’s drivers ended today’s second leg of Rally Finland separated by just 1.1sec in third and fourth.  Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila hold third in their Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car in their home round of the FIA World Rally Championship, while team-ma...

Thu August 2, 2012

Latvala tied in 2nd Ford Latvala tied in 2nd Ford World Rally Team duo Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila are tied for second place after a fast and furious opening to Rally Finland tonight.  Driving a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car, the Finns are 7.3sec from the lead, with team-mates Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson l...

Loeb & Elena get into it Citroen Loeb & Elena get into it Last year’s winners in the country of a thousand lakes, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena were certainly not taking it easy on the first leg of Rally Finland. After winning two of the first three stages, the eight-time World Champions already top the overall standings, 7.3s ahea...

Let's Get Rallying (Safely!) WRC Let's Get Rallying (Safely!) 'Hi everyone, 'And we're back - Max and Marco again reporting to you about the first proper day of competition here at Neste Oil Rally Finland. The rally schedule kicks off a daily earlier than other WRC events so the action's already started with three stages ...

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