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Tue November 30, 2010

Mikkelsen wins WRC class at Solberg show Skoda Mikkelsen wins WRC class at Solberg show In front of a sell-out 15,000 crowd at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Škoda UK Motorsport driver Andreas Mikkelsen drove a Škoda Fabia World Rally Car to WRC Class victory at the Solberg Extreme MotorShow on Saturday (November 27)....

Auriol hunts backers to tackle Monte IRC Auriol hunts backers to tackle Monte French rallying legend Didier Auriol is trying to secure an agreement to contest the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo, which opens next year's Intercontinental Rally Challenge season from 18-22 January....

Peugeot Wilks already preparing for Monte

General Albuquerque pips Loeb in Race of Champions

Fri November 26, 2010

2010 Race of Champions hits Düsseldorf WRC 2010 Race of Champions hits Düsseldorf The stage is set for a thrilling 2010 edition of The Race of Champions after the draw for the opening group stages was made in Düsseldorf this afternoon. The Mayor of Düsseldorf, Dirk Elbers, made the draw at the 50,000-seater ESPRIT arena, host of this weekend’s Race of Cham...

Wed November 24, 2010

Ypres rally: 3 more years in the IRC IRC Ypres rally: 3 more years in the IRC The Geko Ypres Rally and Eurosport Events, the promoter of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, are pleased to announce that they have entered into a new agreement to ensure that the Geko Ypres Rally will be part of the IRC for at least three more years (2011-2013)....

Tue November 23, 2010

Todt says longer is cheaper-is he right? General Todt says longer is cheaper-is he right? The season is over. Nearly traditionally it ended with the RAC or Rally GB, and that in both series (IRC as penultimate round). At the same time some curious talking appeared from the new FIA boss Jean Todt as well as from the British Rally organisers about changes needed for the...

Sat November 20, 2010

Barros impressed by Mecsek organisation IRC Barros impressed by Mecsek organisation Peugeot Sport Portugal boss Carlos Barros has praised the organisation of the Mecsek Rallye in Hungary, which will join the Intercontinental Rally Challenge schedule for the first time next year....

Fri November 19, 2010

Ford Focus RS WRC Farewell Ford Ford Focus RS WRC Farewell Ford's world rally drivers from the last 12 years said an emotional farewell to the record-breaking Focus RS World Rally Car at a historic celebration event in Wales...

Thu November 18, 2010

Van Dalen: bright future for Neuville Peugeot Van Dalen: bright future for Neuville Thierry Neuville has been tipped for greatness by the man responsible for running his Team Peugeot-Luxembourg 207 Super 2000. ...

Gardemeister enters Rallye Monte Carlo IRC Gardemeister enters Rallye Monte Carlo Toni Gardemeister has entered the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening round of next year's Intercontinental Rally Challenge....

Skoda to begin IRC title defence in Monte Skoda Skoda to begin IRC title defence in Monte Skoda Motorsport will begin the defence of its Intercontinental Rally Challenge manufacturers' title on Rallye Monte-Carlo from January 18-22. ...

Wed November 17, 2010

Gardemeister targeting IRC programme IRC Gardemeister targeting IRC programme Finnish driver Toni Gardemeister will be back on international scene in 2011. Last two years he wasn’t doing so many events, but his times on Rallye Monte Carlo with old Punto or 12th place in overall classification on Neste Oil Rally Finland with private Fiesta were unforgetable...

Mon November 15, 2010

Season over, Christmas coming General Season over, Christmas coming The last IRC Rally is gone, the last WRC Rally ended yesterday, all the final championship standings are known, 2010 is over, 2011 is waiting....

Sun November 14, 2010

Mikkelsen takes win on Fabia gravel debut Skoda Mikkelsen takes win on Fabia gravel debut On his first gravel rally in a Škoda Fabia S2000, Andreas Mikkelsen won the SWRC category on Wales Rally GB, the final round of the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship, by over six minutes and finished 10th overall. Škoda UK Motorsport’s new signing, who’ll drive for the team in ne...

Latvala secures 2nd in WRC for Ford Ford Latvala secures 2nd in WRC for Ford BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila finished second in the FIA World Rally Championship by claiming a podium in Rally GB today.  Third in the 13th and final round of the series was sufficient to claim the runners-up place, and ensured ...

Kimi finishes Rally GB in the points Citroen Kimi finishes Rally GB in the points So this is where the remarkable WRC journey ends for Kimi Raikkonen in 2010, after 11 rallies contested and five points finishes, making a total of 25 points and 10th in the drivers' championship at the end of his debut season....

Škoda announces special Fabia vRS S2000 Skoda Škoda announces special Fabia vRS S2000 * Special edition Fabia vRS to celebrate Škoda's motorsport success in 2010 * 1.4 TSI 180bhp engine with DSG transmission * Limited edition run of 200 cars ...

Wilks: Richard Burns Foundation patron IRC Wilks: Richard Burns Foundation patron Top British rally driver Guy Wilks has been appointed patron of the Richard Burns Foundation, a charity established in honour of the Englishman who won the 2001 World Rally Championship and died of a brain tumour four years later, aged 34....

Sat November 13, 2010

Kimi: the next big Welsh superstar? Citroen Kimi: the next big Welsh superstar? Kimi Raikkonen may have won 18 Grands Prix and a Formula One World Championship, but one thing that the Red Bull driver hasn't done yet is sell 100 million records worldwide. The route during day two of the Rally Great Britain ran close to Pontypridd, the hometown of legendar...

Latvala fight for 2nd in championship Ford Latvala fight for 2nd in championship BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila propelled themselves back into the fight for the runners-up position in the FIA World Rally Championship during an exciting second leg of Rally GB today.  The Finns recovered from yesterday's tim...

Skoda Motorsport confirm Monte Carlo Skoda Skoda Motorsport confirm Monte Carlo Škoda Motorsport (factory team), the new holder of the IRC champion's crown, is going to appear at the next Monte Carlo Rally in January. The start of the 100th year of this legendary event is going to see both of Škoda Motorsport's regular crews – the reigning 2010 IRC c...

Fri November 12, 2010

Latvala leads until final test Ford Latvala leads until final test BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila led Rally GB for most of today's opening leg through the windswept and rain-soaked forests of central Wales.  However, they punctured a tyre on their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car after hitting a...

Thu November 11, 2010

Skoda UK Motorsport confirm Mikkelsen Skoda Skoda UK Motorsport confirm Mikkelsen Škoda UK Motorsport is delighted to announce that Andreas Mikkelsen will drive for the team in 2011, contesting the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) in a Fabia S2000 Facelift. The 21-year old Norwegian driver will be co-driven by Ola Fløene....

Tue November 9, 2010

Skoda & Hanninen collect IRC titles Skoda Skoda & Hanninen collect IRC titles Škoda has officially been awarded the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) Manufacturers’ Champions title, while Juho Hänninen & Mikko Markkula of Škoda Motorsport (factory team) have received the 2010 IRC Drivers’ Champions title....

Sun November 7, 2010

Harry Hunt is 2010 IRC 2WD champ IRC Harry Hunt is 2010 IRC 2WD champ Harry Hunt, aged 22, has become the first British winner of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge 2WD Cup, in only his second season of rallying....

Golden Stage Rally report IRC Golden Stage Rally report Andreas Mikkelsen has won the inaugural Love Cyprus Golden Stage Rally, which was shown live on Eurosport and Cypriot channel LumiereTV and carried a prize fund of 150,000 Euros....

Great end of season win for Proton! General Great end of season win for Proton! The PROTON R3 Rally Team dominated the final round of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship in China this weekend – with Alister McRae clinching maximum points on the China Longyou Rally and his team-mate Chris Atkinson finishing second of the series runners....

Sat November 6, 2010

Al-Attiyah takes maiden IRC win IRC Al-Attiyah takes maiden IRC win Nasser Al-Attiyah has become the eighth different winner in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge this year after claiming victory on the mixed-surface FxPro Cyprus Rally, the 12th and final round of the all-action 2010 IRC season, which finished in Limassol this evening (Saturday...

Fri November 5, 2010

Proton to finish first full APRC season General Proton to finish first full APRC season PROTON heads to the China Rally, the seventh and final round of the 2010 Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) this weekend on course to consolidate a strong second place in the manufacturer’s championship in its first full season competing in the Satria Neo S2000....

About Nicos Thomas on Cyprus Rally IRC About Nicos Thomas on Cyprus Rally The close collaboration between Eurosport Events, the promoter of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, and Cyprus Automobile Association, the organiser of the FxPro Cypus Rally, has already resulted in several benefits. ...

Focus WRC career to end in Wales Ford Focus WRC career to end in Wales Ford's Finns bid to end Focus rally career on high note in Wales...

Prokop leads after leg one in Cyprus IRC Prokop leads after leg one in Cyprus The battle for victory on the FxPro Cyprus Rally, the 12th and final round of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, is tightly poised heading into Saturday's final six mixed-surface stages....

Mon November 1, 2010

Wittmann gains new team mate for Cyprus Peugeot Wittmann gains new team mate for Cyprus The Interwetten Racing Team causes a stir at the FX Pro Cyprus Rally. For, beside Franz Wittmann, a second Peugeot 207 S2000 will be deployed by the tuning wizards of ROMO Motorsport. And it will be steered by none less than Bryan Bouffier. Thus the chances of scoring points at t...

Proton ready for final APRC round General Proton ready for final APRC round This year’s Asia-Pacific Rally Championship enters its final round in China this week and, once again, the PROTON R3 Rally Team will be at the sharp end of the competition, battling for victory on China Rally Longyou. ...

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