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Tue December 28, 2010

Basso considers Peugeot for Monte Peugeot Basso considers Peugeot for Monte Intercontinental Rally Challenge event winner Giandomenico Basso has not ruled out switching to a Peugeot 207 Super 2000 for January's Rallye Monte-Carlo, having entered the 2011 IRC season-opener without specifying a car....

F1 racer Caffi for Monte debut IRC F1 racer Caffi for Monte debut Ex-Formula One driver Alex Caffi says he will have nothing to fear when he makes his Intercontinental Rally Challenge debut on Rallye Monte-Carlo next month. ...

Mon December 27, 2010

Eurosport confirms Monte IRC coverage IRC Eurosport confirms Monte IRC coverage Eurosport, Europe's largest television sports channel, has extended its extensive live television coverage schedule for Rallye Monte-Carlo, round one of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge....

Wed December 22, 2010

Hanninen joins sWRC with Red Bull Skoda Skoda Hanninen joins sWRC with Red Bull Skoda Shortly after winning this year's IRC, Škoda has made another big step forward by becoming part of Red Bull Škoda, a new team based on the brand's partnership with the top-class company Red Bull and its liaison with the private team BRR. Both of the new team's crews, ...

Sat December 18, 2010

Introduction Prime Yalta Rally IRC Introduction Prime Yalta Rally The Intercontinental Rally Challenge will include a new event on its schedule in 2011 after an agreement was reached between Eurosport Events, the promoter of the IRC, and Chervonenko Racing, the organiser of the Prime Yalta Rally in Ukraine. ...

PG Andersson's successful Proton test IRC PG Andersson's successful Proton test Double Junior World Rally Champion P-G Andersson has completed his first test in the PROTON Satria Neo S2000 he will drive on next month’s Monte Carlo Rally....

Thu December 16, 2010

Nicolas impressed by Prime Yalta Rally IRC Nicolas impressed by Prime Yalta Rally Jean-Pierre Nicolas, the IRC's Motorsport Development Manager and a former winner of Rallye Monte-Carlo, says the Prime Yalta Rally will be a popular addition to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge schedule next season. ...

Magalhaes & Magalhaes no more together Peugeot Magalhaes & Magalhaes no more together Bruno Magalhaes says changing co-drivers ahead of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge won't affect his chances of a successful campaign next season....

Alen wants to make IRC comeback IRC Alen wants to make IRC comeback Finnish star Anton Alen is targeting a return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2011....

Wed December 15, 2010

Vouilloz ready for IRC return Skoda Vouilloz ready for IRC return Former Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Nicolas Vouilloz says he will be fighting fit when he returns to the series on Rallye Monte-Carlo next month, despite not having driven in anger since finishing third on the legendary event back in January....

Sat December 11, 2010

Revised 2011 calendar for IRC IRC Revised 2011 calendar for IRC A revised calendar for the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge has been presented today by series promoter Eurosport Events, and will start with the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo from 18-22 January....

Mon December 6, 2010

Peugeot lines up for 2011 Monte Peugeot Peugeot lines up for 2011 Monte For the third year running, the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) will kick off with the Rallye Monte Carlo, and Peugeot will be counting on one of the 207 Super 2000s that have been entered by a host of familiar names in its bid to win the 2011 event....

Peugeot sign Solberg for Monte Carlo Peugeot Peugeot sign Solberg for Monte Carlo Olivier Quesnel, director of Citroën Racing and Peugeot Sport, has hired Petter Solberg as a guest-driver for the 2011 IRC opening event Rallye Monte-Carlo. Petter Solberg will drive a Peugeot 207 Super 2000 car....

Sun December 5, 2010

PROTON reveals 2011 programme IRC PROTON reveals 2011 programme PROTON Motorsports will start its 2011 programme of events with next month's Monte Carlo Rally, where regular driver Chris Atkinson will be joined by P-G Andersson....

Sat December 4, 2010

Delecour closing on Monte comeback Peugeot Delecour closing on Monte comeback Rallying legend Francois Delecour, who won Rallye Monte-Carlo in 1994, is close to finalising an agreement to contest the opening round of next season's Intercontinental Rally Challenge....

Monte-Carlo preparations in full swing IRC Monte-Carlo preparations in full swing Preparations for the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo are progressing apace with fewer than 50 days to go before the Intercontinental Rally Challenge opener gets underway on January 18, 2011. ...

Fri December 3, 2010

Two-car plan for German ROMO team Peugeot Two-car plan for German ROMO team ROMO Motorsporttechnik boss Ronald Leschhorn wants to add a second car to his team's Intercontinental Rally Challenge line-up in 2011. ...

Feghali hopes for more IRC runs IRC Feghali hopes for more IRC runs Roger Feghali hopes that his debut appearance in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on the FxPro Cyprus Rally earlier this month won't be his last in the series. ...

Thu December 2, 2010

Q&A with Juho Hanninen Skoda Q&A with Juho Hanninen Juho Hänninen followed in the footsteps of Enrique García Ojeda, Nicolas Vouilloz and Kris Meeke by winning the Intercontinental Rally Challenge drivers’ title this season. Driving a Škoda Motorsport Fabia Super 2000, Hänninen, 29, was a contender from the outset with podium fini...

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