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Sun January 29, 2012

Arzeno keen to prove potential in IRC IRC Arzeno keen to prove potential in IRC Rising French star Mathieu Arzeno wants to enter selected rounds of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2012 because of the strong competition he expects to face in the IRC’s flagship Super 2000 category....

Flodin targets IRC bid in 2012 IRC Flodin targets IRC bid in 2012 Patrik Flodin is trying to contest the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2012 and has been tipped for success by the driver who won the coveted title last season....

Skoda Mikkelsen aims for revenge in Azores

IRC Titanic test for Circuit of Ireland

Sun January 22, 2012

Proton Monte Carlo Review WRC Proton Monte Carlo Review PROTON Motorsports dominated the opening round of the 2012 FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship, winning 12 of 18 Rallye Monte-Carlo stages, before P-G Andersson retired after a day-four fire aboard his Satria-Neo S2000. ...

Solberg podium on his Fiesta debut Ford Solberg podium on his Fiesta debut Ford World Rally Team’s Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson have secured their first podium at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta RS WRC after an exceptional performance at this week’s Rallye Monte-Carlo. What's more, the Norwegian, returning to the Ford camp for the first time since ...

Loeb, Elena & Citroen's 6th Monte win Citroen Loeb, Elena & Citroen's 6th Monte win The 80th Rallye Monte-Carlo drew to a close today with victory going to Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, their sixth win in the Principality. The eight-time World Champions enjoyed a clean sweep as they also picked up the three bonus points awarded to the winner of the Power S...

Solberg yields three Monte stage wins Ford Solberg yields three Monte stage wins Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson look set to secure their first podium at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta RS WRC after racking up three consecutive stage wins at the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo today. The Ford World Rally Team duo started the day aiming to defend their podium position...

Loeb and Elena just 5.16km from glory Citroen Loeb and Elena just 5.16km from glory Disputed in the hills above Monaco, the penultimate day of the Rallye Monte Carlo saw no change at the top of the overall standings. In front since the end of day one, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena will start the final day of the rally – featuring just one 5.16km-long stage ...

Sat January 21, 2012

Solberg claims first stage win in Fiesta Ford Solberg claims first stage win in Fiesta Ford World Rally Team’s Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson have retained third place on the Rallye Monte-Carlo leaderboard following a dramatic third leg of the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship season-opener.  ...

Loeb and Elena reach Monaco in front Citroen Loeb and Elena reach Monaco in front The third day of the Rallye Monte-Carlo took the competitors from Valence to Monaco. In the Vercors, Citroën Total World Rally Team’s DS3 WRCs produced some genuinely stunning performances, thanks to an inspired tyre choice. At the front, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena stret...

Thu January 19, 2012

Jan Kopecký wins Golden Steering Wheel Skoda Jan Kopecký wins Golden Steering Wheel Jan Kopecký of ŠKODA Motorsport (factory team) has won the Rally category of the 2011 Golden Steering Wheel, a long established survey among Czech motoring journalists and experts. After winning this award for four consecutive years, Kopecký has now won his fifth Golden Wheel...

Loeb and Elena stretch their lead Citroen Loeb and Elena stretch their lead With five fastest times in six stages, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena increased their lead throughout the second day of the Rallye Monte-Carlo. The eight-time World Champions have now pulled over 1m30s clear of their closest challengers. The day turned out well for both Citro...

Wed January 18, 2012

Mini hold 2nd and 8th after day one WRC Mini hold 2nd and 8th after day one At the end of a challenging day one of the Monte Carlo Rally the MINI WRC Team crews of Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) and Pierre Campana (FR) and Sabrina de Castelli (FR) were second and eighth respectively after 134.70 kilometres of competition over four stages. The...

Loeb & Elena already in front Citroen Loeb & Elena already in front Disputed on stages in the Ardèche, day one of the 80th Rallye Monte- Carlo more than lived up to expectations. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena let their driving do the talking as they chalked up three fastest times out of four. The eight-time World Champions ended the first da...

Proton Monte Carlo Preview WRC Proton Monte Carlo Preview PROTON Motorsports begins its challenge for the FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship glory on the Rallye Monte-Carlo....

Peugeot 207 S2000 reaches number 100 Peugeot Peugeot 207 S2000 reaches number 100 Since its launch in 2007, the Peugeot 207 Super 2000 has emerged as a benchmark in its class. The New Year saw Peugeot Sport deliver its 100th car!...

Peugeot ends 908 program Peugeot Peugeot ends 908 program After 14 victories in the last 16 races, including a double at the Le Mans 24 Hours 2009 as part of the ILMC championship won by Peugeot two years running, in 2010 and 2011, the Brand has decided to close its 2012 endurance programme and will not be taking part in the next Le M...

Mon January 16, 2012

Harry Hunt reveals 2012 programme Citroen Harry Hunt reveals 2012 programme Having clinched the two-wheel drive class in the Production Car World Rally Championship in 2011, Harry Hunt will contest the full Intercontinental Rally Challenge as well as a selection of national events in France and Italy for the first time in 2012....

Fri January 13, 2012

Mini set for Monte comeback General Mini set for Monte comeback Rally fans will be able to celebrate a double return next week when the first round of the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship is held. Even though the MINI WRC Team will be taking part in the Monte Carlo Rally for the first time, this is an event that the Mini-Cooper ‘S’ won three...

Ford targets Monte Carlo podium Ford Ford targets Monte Carlo podium Just 65 days after ending the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship with victory in Britain, a new-look Ford World Rally Team begins its 2012 campaign next week on the most famous rally of all. After a three-year absence, the classic Rallye Monte-Carlo (17 - 22 January) returns to t...

Citroen Monte Carlo preview Citroen Citroen Monte Carlo preview After a three-year absence, the Rallye Monte-Carlo makes a muchanticipated return to the FIA World Rally Championship as the opening event. Five-time winner in the Principality with Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, Citroën Total World Rally Team is delighted to race again in t...

Andreas begins season on Mountain Rally Skoda Andreas begins season on Mountain Rally Reigning Intercontinental Rally Challenge Champion Andreas Mikkelsen will have an early pre-season test in his title-winning ŠKODA Fabia S2000 when he contests the Mountain Rally in Norway on Saturday 14 January....

Gassner Jr. moves to IRC for 2012 Skoda Gassner Jr. moves to IRC for 2012 From the Azores to Cyprus: Hermann will be looking for a challenge eight times in 2012 – with the Red Bull Skoda in the IRC, the Intercontinental Rally Challenge....

Sat January 7, 2012

Safari Rally - Story in pictures General Safari Rally - Story in pictures While everybody seems to bother with some people driving buggy look-a-like vehicles over tracks without curves and all that not even on the right continent to ever find Dakar, we deliver a picture story of a real rally. It is a bit late for a Safari round up, but I still think I ...

Jänner Rally dominated by ŠKODA Fabia Skoda Jänner Rally dominated by ŠKODA Fabia Taking place in the surroundings of the Austrian town of Freistadt, the opening event of the European and Czech Championships, the Jänner Rally, has been dominated by ŠKODA Motorsport and Fabia Super 2000s. After a dramatic spectacle, Jan Kopecký & Pavel Dresler of ŠKODA Moto...

Fri January 6, 2012

IRC News in brief IRC IRC News in brief Here some short IRC news in brief...

Mikkelsen not afraid of strong rivals Skoda Mikkelsen not afraid of strong rivals Andreas Mikkelsen, who will defend his Intercontinental Rally Challenge title with SKODA UK Motorsport in 2012, says he is not afraid of the close nature of the competition in the IRC and believes it’s actually making him better as a driver....

New look factory colours for Mikkelsen Skoda New look factory colours for Mikkelsen Andreas Mikkelsen’s ŠKODA UK Motorsport Fabia S2000 will feature a crisper factory-designed colour scheme in 2012, as he attempts to become the first driver to win back-to-back Intercontinental Rally Challenge driver titles....

Ypres use tracking for IRC & Historics IRC Ypres use tracking for IRC & Historics Safety and security have always been top of mind for Geko Ypres Rally organizers, trying to bring down the risk inherent in motorsports to an absolute minimum. In their efforts to further enhance driver and marshal safety, Geko Ypres Rally organizers have decided to expand the us...

Thu January 5, 2012

Yves Matton appointed Citroen Racing boss Citroen Yves Matton appointed Citroen Racing boss Yves Matton has been appointed Citroën Racing Team Principal with effect from 5th January 2012. He takes over from Olivier Quesnel, who remains Peugeot Sport Director. Xavier Mestelan Pinon has been appointed as Deputy Principal, in addition to his position as technical direct...

Skoda's season to start on Janner Rally Skoda Skoda's season to start on Janner Rally Ready to field both of its factory crews, the ŠKODA Motorsport team is entering the 2012 season at the Jänner Rally to take place in Austria over the first weekend of January. After the most successful season in its history, ŠKODA Motorsport wants to fight for the top ranks al...

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