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Sun September 30, 2007

Class win on Honda R3 debut IRC Class win on Honda R3 debut The JAS Motorsport Honda Civic Type R R3 made its world debut in Sanremo, after a launch to the press on the day that the rally started. The event ended with another trophy for the JAS Motorsport Honda team, thanks to a class win for Luca Betti (which equated to 21st in the IRC c...

Sat September 29, 2007

San Remo Twister IRC San Remo Twister Luca Rosetti has won the 49th Rallye San Remo 2007. In a measured drive he beat Giandomanico Basso by just 8.7s. Although Basso was the best prospect for Fiat Abarth to score a desperately needed win on home ground for IRC makes points, Basso had to household himself. In Abarth’s...

IRC IRC points after San Remo - updated

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IRC Sanremo photos online @ 09:30 PM - Photos from the Rally Sanremo can now be found by clicking here

IRC I end - Rosetti wins San Remo @ 02:55 PM - Rosetti makes it 2 wins out of 2 IRC starts! Last stage was gripping as promised. Amazing 2nd fastest stage time by Ojeda, which is enough for Longhi but not quite enough for Andreucci. Panizzi passes Scandola on last stage! Basso Italian Champion. Final positions (subject to scrutineering): 1 - Rosetti/Chiarcossi, Peugeot, 2h31m32s; 2 - Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +8s7; 3 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +29s8; 4 - Panizzi/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m26s4; 5 - Scandola/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +1m31s1; 6 - Andreucci/Andreussi, Mitsubishi, +1m52s2; 7 - Ojeda/Barrabes, Peugeot, +1m58s1; 8 - Longhi/Imerito, Subaru, +2m12s3; 9 - Aghini/Cerrai, Subaru, +2m20s9; 10 - Navarra/d'Esposito, Fiat Abarth, +2m40s1;

IRC I SS9 - GroupN keeps dropping @ 02:12 PM - Stages carry on being unsuitable for groupN cars. Andreucci drops 2 places to 6th as Vouilloz posts convincing stage win. Ojeda passes Aghini, Navarra passes Loix for last points position. Biggest fight for last stage is between Scandola and Panizzi. Also Ojeda can still take on 2 groupN cars ahead of him. Positions after SS9: 1 - Rosetti/Chiarcossi, Peugeot, 2h13m31s6; 2 - Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +11s4; 3 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +37s3; 4 - Scandola/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +1m18s9; 5 - Panizzi/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m24s5; 6 - Andreucci/Andreussi, Mitsubishi, +1m39s7; 7 - Longhi/Imerito, Subaru, +1m51s3; 8 - Ojeda/Barrabes, Peugeot, +2m01s4; 9 - Aghini/Cerrai, Subaru, +2m05s8; 10 - Navarra/d'Esposito, Fiat Abarth, +2m34s6;

IRC I SS8 - GroupN cars keep tumbling @ 11:05 AM - Now Vouilloz has passed Andreucci for 3rd, Scandola & Panizzi have passed Longhi, and look at the gaps, the groupN cars are losing 20s per stage and bound to drop further! Positions after SS8: 1 - Rosetti/Chiarcossi, Peugeot, 1h54m21s2; 2 - Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +16s; 3 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +50s7; 4 - Andreucci/Andreussi, Mitsubishi, +1m17s2; 5 - Scandola/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +1m18s4; 6 - Panizzi/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m27s9; 7 - Longhi/Imerito, Subaru, +1m34s1; 8 - Aghini/Cerrai, Subaru, +1m50s3; 9 - Ojeda/Barrabes, Peugeot, +2m01s4; 10 - Loix/Chevaillier, Fiat Abarth, +2m30s2;

IRC I SS7 - Bad stages for groupN cars @ 10:25 AM - SS7 has been dry and needed precise, racing style car set ups. This is bad news for groupN cars. As the remaining stages are similar and we had groupN cars in 3rd, 4th & 6th places, there are bound to be position changes. Vouilloz has already passed Longhi. Panizzi & Scandola have already passed Aghini. Positions after SS7: 1 - Rosetti/Chiarcossi, Peugeot, 1h36m15s; 2 - Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +17s6; 3 - Andreucci/Andreussi, Mitsubishi, +46s1; 4 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +50s6; 5 - Longhi/Imerito, Subaru, +1m10s; 6 - Panizzi/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m19s6; 7 - Scandola/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +1m20s2; 8 - Aghini/Cerrai, Subaru, +1m33s6; 9 - Ojeda/Barrabes, Peugeot, +1m56s9; 10 - Loix/Chevaillier, Fiat Abarth, +2m07s3;

Fri September 28, 2007

OMV quit rally sponsorship WRC OMV quit rally sponsorship The end of the year 2007 will mark the termination of sponsoring activities by OMV in international and national rally sports, since in the future the focus will be increasingly on the social sector and renewable energies. The respective ressources will be concentrated on these a...

A night at Casino San Remo IRC A night at Casino San Remo The IRC Rallye San Remo 2007 has a unique layout. Action started early when the drivers were sent into a loop of 3 stages on Thursday at 18:00. Not only dawn started soon, but the affair was a huge tyre roulette. SS1 was flooded with water, but as it was no more raining SS2 was c...

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IRC I SS6 - Last stage of the day @ 01:10 PM - SS6 Mimosa is only 10km, but the top10 on stage seperated by only 4.2s. Short stage with big action, Scandola drops behind Aghini & Panizzi. Travaglia out! This afternoon is a San Remo city centre show, stage action commences Saturday 9am with 4 x 30km of stages. Positions after SS6: 1 - Rosetti/Chiarcossi, Peugeot, 1h17m03s9; 2 - Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +16s4; 3 - Andreucci/Andreussi, Mitsubishi, +18s8; 4 - Longhi/Imerito, Subaru, +47s2; 5 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +49s7; 6 - Aghini/Cerrai, Subaru, +1m15s3; 7 - Panizzi/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m17s5; 8 - Scandola/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +1m18s; 9 - Loix/Chevaillier, Fiat Abarth, +1m39s4; 10 - Perico/Carrara, Peugeot, +1m47s6;

IRC I SS5 - Stage win for Scandola! @ 00:23 AM - Abarth's youngster Umberto Scandola is a surprise winner of SS5 Rosa, disappointing stage times for his team leader Andrea Navarra and former WRC star Gilles Panizzi. Subsequently Scandola & Panizzi swap between 7th & 9th places with Aghini the meat in the sandwich. Positions after SS5: 1 - Rosetti/Chiarcossi, Peugeot, 1h09m56s5; 2 - Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +16s6; 3 - Andreucci/Andreussi, Mitsubishi, +19s1; 4 - Longhi/Imerito, Subaru, +43s2; 5 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +47s8; 6 - Travaglia/Granai, Fiat Abarth, 1m02s: 7 - Scandola/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +1m11s8; 8 - Aghini/Cerrai, Subaru, +1m13s2; 9 - Panizzi/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m14s5; 10 - Loix/Chevaillier, Fiat Abarth, +1m35s5;

IRC I SS4 - King of the night is Rosetti @ - The 44km SS4 Ginestra night stage was likely going to be a decider and devide the men from the boys. In this case the men are Basso, Rosetti & Vouilloz, everybody else was at least 20s off the pace in this stage. This means we have a new leader too. Positions after SS4: 1 - Rosetti/Chiarcossi, Peugeot, 1h01m09s3; 2 - Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +12s6; 3 - Andreucci/Andreussi, Mitsubishi, +19s2; 4 - Longhi/Imerito, Subaru, +40s2; 5 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +43s9; 6 - Travaglia/Granai, Fiat Abarth, 59s6: 7 - Panizzi/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m08s9; 8 - Aghini/Cerrai, Subaru, +1m11s; 9 - Scandola/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +1m14s1; 10 - Loix/Chevaillier, Fiat Abarth, +1m22s1;

Thu September 27, 2007

San Remo night break IRC San Remo night break Now there is a service break in the night leg of Rallye San Remo. Please note there is TV coverage on EuroSport at 22:15 (central European time) tonight....

San Remo tyre gamble IRC San Remo tyre gamble The legendary Rallye San Remo kicks off with a loop of 3 stages. The roads are very wet but it stopped raining and most drivers think the stages will dry out quickly. ...

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IRC I SS4 - before the stage @ 10:38 PM - The 44km mammoth night stage has just started. In contrast to earlier the conditions are reported to be mostly dry. In the first loop of stages today especially the Peugeots, including Gilles Panizzi, are reported to have been on the wrong tyres. Their results after SS3 impressive then. Interestingly the leading Mitsubishi was on Pirellis (traditionally the best wet tyre). But now SS4 is be dry, which promises a complete change to the above furtunes!

IRC I SS3 - Andreucci again @ 06:52 PM - There are many changes behind leader Andreucci, who won 2 out of 3 stages now. Panizzi probably only had a spin, as after SS3 he moves up 4 places! Also Vouilloz and Navarra seem to recover from SS2 slips. But Magalhaes in turn had a small time loss in SS3. Positions after SS3: 1 - Andreucci/Andreussi, Mitsubishi, 29m40s4; 2 - Rosetti/Chiarcossi, Peugeot, +2s2; 3 - Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +20s9; 4 - Longhi/Imerito, Subaru, +27s7; 5 - Aghini/Cerrai, Subaru, +38s9; 6 - Panizzi/Panseri, Peugeot, 40s8: 7 - Travaglia/Granai, Fiat Abarth, +40s9; 8 - Loix/Chevaillier, Fiat Abarth, +41s4; 9 - Scandola/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +41s7; 10 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +43s9;

IRC I SS2 - Gilles Panizzi delayed @ 06:39 PM - Rosetti wins SS2, but was the show of his team mate Gilles Panizzi a short one? For unknown reasons Panizzi drops 30s. Positions after SS2: 1 - Andreucci/Andreussi, Mitsubishi, 22m12s9; 2 - Rosetti/Chiarcossi, Peugeot, +0s1; 3 - Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +13s1; 4 - Longhi/Imerito, Subaru, +21s8; 5 - Aghini/Cerrai, Subaru, +30s4; 6 - Scandola/d'Amore, Fiat Abarth, +31s3; 7 - Loix/Chevaillier, Fiat Abarth, +31s7; 8 - Travaglia/Granai, Fiat Abarth, +31s8; 9 - Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +33s; 10 - Panizzi/Panseri, Peugeot, +34s

IRC I SS1 - Tyre gamble go!!!! @ 06:08 PM - The roads are very wet but thought to dry quickly. Will be interesting as there is 3 stages before service. Generally all Peugeots are on full wet tyres, all Fiats are on hand cut slicks. Positions after SS1: 1 - Andreucci/Andreussi, Mitsubishi, 8m58s8; 2 - Rosetti/Chiarcossi, Peugeot, +6s9; 3 - Panizzi/Panseri, Peugeot, +8s8; 4 - Longhi/Imerito, Subaru, +14s3; 5 - Basso/Dotta, Fiat Abarth, +17s1; 6 - Aghini/Cerrai, Subaru, +19s9; 7 - Navarra/d'Esposito, Fiat Abarth, +20s2; 8 - Loix/Chevaillier, Fiat Abarth, +20s5; 9 - Vouilloz/Klinger, Peugeot, +21s5; 10 - Magalhaes/Grave, Peugeot, +25s

Wed September 26, 2007

Goodbye Colin & thanks for the memories Skoda Goodbye Colin & thanks for the memories Almost two weeks has gone by since the tragic passing of Colin McRae, his son and 2 family friends and I know I will not be alone in saying I am still in shock. Colin was more than just a Scottish bloke who drove very fast, he was a hero to millions and a household name despite t...

Tue September 25, 2007

IRC Rallye San Remo preview IRC IRC Rallye San Remo preview The Sanremo Rally – one of the oldest and most legendary events in Italy – forms a special challenge for the IRC drivers, teams and cars. The event takes place on narrow and slippery mountain roads around the coastal resort of Sanremo, featuring demanding stages and spectacular...

JAS Honda and Mugen partnership IRC JAS Honda and Mugen partnership The Honda Civic Type R, developed for rallying by JAS Motorsport, Honda's official partner since 1998, will benefit from Mugen engine power when the latest generation Civic Type R rally car is unveiled next 27th of September . The all-new Honda Civic Type R R3 will be powered ...

High Hopes for Honda on San Remo Rally IRC High Hopes for Honda on San Remo Rally This weekend's Sanremo Rally in Italy, round seven of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, will be an important event for the JAS Motorsport Honda team, as it will mark the debut of the all-new Honda Civic Type R R3. The new car will be revealed to the press at a launch just ...

Sat September 22, 2007

Add on to Mix of news & Rumours IRC Add on to Mix of news & Rumours Following the mix of news and rumours article yesterday, we have been contacted by Peugeot with further info. ...

Fri September 21, 2007

San Remo exciting layout! IRC San Remo exciting layout! As you know, we will have Gilles Panizzi starting the Rallye San Remo. Gilles is navigated by Xavier Panseri, who is usually alongside Bryan Bouffier. Also there are some navigator changes. For Daniel Sola ex Pons-co Carlos del Barrio replaces Oscar Sanchez. Scandola is now with ...

IRC Mix of news and rumours

Sun September 16, 2007

Colin McRae and 3 others die in crash General Colin McRae and 3 others die in crash Colin McRae along with his 5 year old son, Johnny and two others, friend Graeme Duncan, 37, and Ben Porcelli, 6, were killed in a helicopter crash at 1600 BST on September 15th 2007 a few hundred yards from the former World champions home in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The aircraft, a...

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General Richards In Helicopter Crash @ 10:49 PM - David Richards and his wife, Karen, escaped unhurt after the helicopter he was piloting, a Eurocopter EC 135, developed suspected transmission failure near Stansted airport. Richards managed to land the aircraft in a field near North Weald, Essex, UK, which then fell on its side. Both Richards and his wife walked from the wreckage and were treated for shock.

Sat September 15, 2007

New TV era for rallying IRC New TV era for rallying Eurosport viewers will be able to watch the Sanremo Rally with unprecedented clarity, thanks to the pioneering ‘superloupe’ camera. This technology will be used for the first time in rallying at Sanremo, marking an exciting first for the sport. Whereas normal television camera...

Fri September 14, 2007

Tirabassi and Pressac join Sanremo entry IRC Tirabassi and Pressac join Sanremo entry Frenchman Brice Tirabassi, who won the Junior World Rally Championship in 2003, will form part of a two-car team on the Sanremo Rally with his compatriot Julien Pressac. Both will drive a Peugeot 207 S2000 run by the French BSA team, in Yacco colours....

Rally legend Grönholm to retire end 2007 WRC Rally legend Grönholm to retire end 2007 BP-Ford World Rally Team driver Marcus Grönholm and co-driver Timo Rautiainen will both retire from the FIA World Rally Championship at the end of the 2007 season. The Finns are one of the sport's most successful pairings ever and stand second in the list of all-time rally wi...

Wed September 12, 2007

Abarth announce Sanremo lineup IRC Abarth announce Sanremo lineup Abarth´s factory line-up for the Sanremo Rally, round seven of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, will see Umberto Scandola back in a factory Grande Punto for the first time since the Belgium Ypres Rally. The young Italian contested the Sanremo Rally in a Grande Punto for the ...

Fri September 7, 2007

Record entry for Sanremo IRC Record entry for Sanremo The Sanremo Rally – round seven of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, which takes place from September 27-29, is set to break the record for the highest number of Super 2000 cars seen on an event this year....

Honda with Sola in Catalunya IRC Honda with Sola in Catalunya Former Junior World Rally Champion Dani Solà will compete on the Catalunya Rally, round 12 of the World Rally Championship from October 5-7, in his usual Honda Civic Type R developed and run by JAS Motorsport in Italy. This is the WRC debut for this Honda Civic Tpye-R class R3!...

Suzuki name debut drivers WRC Suzuki name debut drivers Suzuki Motor Corporation has named its drivers and co-drivers for the SX4 WRC 2007. In the Rallye de France (12 to 14 October), French tarmac specialist Nicolas Bernardi (30) will be in the driver’s seat with Belgian co-driver Jean-Marc Fortin (39) beside him. And for the Wales R...

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