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Sat April 23, 2011

High praise for Neuville following podium Peugeot High praise for Neuville following podium Thierry Neuville’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge rivals believe the Team Peugeot Belgium-Luxembourg driver can improve on the third place he achieved on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles last weekend....

Skoda 1-2 cheers team boss Hrabanek Skoda Skoda 1-2 cheers team boss Hrabanek Skoda Motorsport head Michal Hrabanek has said the marque’s one-two finish on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles has laid down the foundations for another successful season in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge....

Mon April 18, 2011

Mikkelsen hits the target on Gran Canaria Skoda Mikkelsen hits the target on Gran Canaria Škoda UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen achieved exactly what he set out to do on the Rally Islas Canarias Trofeo El Corte Inglés – and that was to enjoy a completely trouble-free run in his Fabia S2000 and finish in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) points. Co-driven by...

Sun April 17, 2011

Fantastic double for Skoda on Canarias Skoda Fantastic double for Skoda on Canarias A rally dramatic until the last kilometre and seasoned by a duel between two colleagues from Škoda Motorsport (factory team) – that was the second IRC event in the Canary Islands. The 2010 IRC champions Juho Hänninen & Mikko Markkula celebrated their first asphalt victory in I...

Sat April 16, 2011

Proton Canarias review IRC Proton Canarias review The PROTON Motorsports team enjoyed a manufacturers' point-scoring result from both Satria Neo S2000s on the Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles, the second round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, which finished in Las Palmas this afternoon....

Thrilling Canarias victory for Hänninen IRC Thrilling Canarias victory for Hänninen Defending Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Juho Hanninen has moved to the top of the IRC drivers’ standings with a sensational victory on a thrilling Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles, the second round of the 12-event series, today (Saturday)....

Neuville, the top-roaring Lion Peugeot Neuville, the top-roaring Lion This weekend’s Rally Islas Canarias, round two of the 2011 IRC, ended with Peugeot in second place in the Manufacturers’ standings. The feat of the weekend was the performance of Peugeot Belgium’s Thierry Neuville who finished on the podium after challenging for the win all the w...

Kopecky heads four-way battle IRC Kopecky heads four-way battle Jan Kopecky’s bid to make it two wins out of two on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles remains on course after the Skoda Motorsport driver completed the opening day of the all-asphalt competition with a lead of 5.7s over rising star Thierry Neuville....

NEWS JUST IN

IRC E end - Hänninen wins by 1.5s @ 01:23 PM - Kopecky wins the last stage, but it's not enough, Hänninen wins the rally by 1.5s. 3rd fastest for Wilks means he keeps 5th. And Basso keeps 9th by just 0.4s from Gardemeister! Final results (after SS12)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, 1h40m38s1;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +1s5;
3rd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, +8s2;
4th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +16s7;
5th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +48s3;
6th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +55s6;
7th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m00s6;
8th= Magalhaes/Graves, Peugeot, +1m49s8;
9th= Basso/Dotta, Proton, +2m37s8;
10th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +2m38s2

IRC E SS11 - Advantage Hänninen b4 last SS @ 01:03 PM - Leader Hänninen wins penultimate stage, but top3 still within 6.6s. Basso & Gardemeister tied on stage in fight for 9th. Results after SS11:
1st= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, 1h32m12s8;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +3s9;
3rd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, +6s6;
4th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +12s5;
5th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +46s9;
6th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +49s9;
7th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +57s7;
8th= Magalhaes/Graves, Peugeot, +1m44s3;
9th= Basso/Dotta, Proton, +2m26s2;
10th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +2m28s4

IRC E SS10 - 2nd stage and 2nd new leader @ 09:45 AM - Hänninen takes the lead now! Neuville drops 5.6s on this stage and drops from 1st to 3rd, claiming he probably was on the wrong strategy with his SS9 push, as his tyres are completely gone. Wilks passes Mikkelsen, from 7th to 5th in 2 stages. Results after SS10:
1st= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, 1h18m23s3;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +0s1;
3rd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, +4s6;
4th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +7s2;
5th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +39s3;
6th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +40s4;
7th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +48s5;
8th= Magalhaes/Graves, Peugeot, +1m27s3;
9th= Basso/Dotta, Proton, +2m02s3;
10th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +2m04s5

IRC E SS9 - New day new leader @ 09:15 AM - Neuville 2nd fastest on stage and takes the lead from Kopecky by 0.9s! Hänninen fastest and closes to 0.1s of Kopecky. That means we now have top3 within exactly 1s! Wilks overtakes Bouffier and comes within 1.1s of Mikkelsen. Results after SS9:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, 1h09m57s7;
2nd= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +0s9;
3rd= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +1s;
4th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +5s1;
5th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +38s8;
6th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +39s9;
7th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +44s5;
8th= Magalhaes/Graves, Peugeot, +1m19s4;
9th= Basso/Dotta, Proton, +1m50s5;
10th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +1m51s7

Fri April 15, 2011

NEWS JUST IN

IRC E SS8 - cancelled @ 11:18 PM - Stage had to be cancelled for safety reasons, way too many spectators. So read the SS7 results for end of day results.

IRC E SS7 - Wilks struggles at night @ 11:06 PM - Without a reason given by the driver, Wilks only 8th fastest and drops 2 places. Loix is 6s off the pace in this stage and drops from 2nd to 4th. Kopecky wins the stage and it's the 1st time we have a lead of more than 5s all rally! Results after SS7:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 55m56s3;
2nd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, +5s7;
3rd= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +8s6;
4th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +9s;
5th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +37s6;
6th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +38s6;
7th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +40s7;
8th= Magalhaes/Graves, Peugeot, +1m03s8;
9th= Basso/Dotta, Proton, +1m31s7;
10th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +1m40s3

IRC E SS6 - top5 in 4s! @ 07:10 PM - Yet another puncture for Andersson, who now lost 6min total. Hänninen wins stage, but Kopecky keeps lead. Loix passes Neuville and Mikkelsen passes Bouffier again. Results after SS6:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 47m37s9;
2nd= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +3s1;
3rd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, +4s1;
4th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +4s2;
5th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +28s8;
6th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +30s3;
7th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +31s;
8th= Magalhaes/Graves, Peugeot, +50s6;
9th= Basso/Dotta, Proton, +1m21s1;
10th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +1m24s3

IRC E SS5 - Kopecky consolidates slightly @ 06:49 PM - Kopecky wins stage and improves lead eventually, but only 3s from Neuville. Neuville's team mate Wilks doesn't seem to like this stage, like in the first run as SS2 he lost around 15s! Andersson drops 3m with a puncture. Loix passes Hänninen again. Results after SS5:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 39m17s7;
2nd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, +3s4;
3rd= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +5s1;
4th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +6s3;
5th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +25s8;
6th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +29s2;
7th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +30s1;
8th= Magalhaes/Graves, Peugeot, +43s3;
9th= Basso/Dotta, Proton, +1m09s5;
10th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +1m12s8

IRC E SS4 - Kopecky-Neuville tie! @ 05:59 PM - Kopecky and Neuville tied for stage win, which means overall the gap stays at 0.4s! Results after SS4:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 25m17s8;
2nd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, +0s4;
3rd= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +2s7;
4th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +3s4;
5th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +10s6;
6th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +18s8;
7th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +19s9;
8th= Magalhaes/Graves, Peugeot, +25s6;
9th= Basso/Dotta, Proton, +43s6;
10th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +45s6

IRC E SS3 - Wilks wins stage @ 03:29 PM - Wilks wins stage but stay in 5th. Neuville just 0.4s behind Wilks in stage remains 2nd. Kopecky still leads, Hänninen overtakes Loix for 3rd. Results after SS3:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 23m54s9;
2nd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, +0s4;
3rd= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +1s8;
4th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +2s5;
5th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +10s4;
6th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +17s1;
7th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +18s8;
8th= Magalhaes/Graves, Peugeot, +23s7;
9th= Basso/Dotta, Proton, +41s1;
10th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +44s9

IRC E SS2 - Kopecky takes stage and lead @ 02:44 PM - No major dramas on first long stage. Kopecky wins stage and takes lead. Neuville strong. Results after SS2:
1st= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, 15m32s8;
2nd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, +1s3;
3rd= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +1s6;
4th= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +2s;
5th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +11s7;
6th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +14s8;
7th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +15s5;
8th= Magalhaes/Graves, Peugeot, +20s;
9th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +32s4;
10th= Basso/Dotta, Proton, +33s4

IRC E SS1 - Wilks surprise leader @ 02:03 PM - Short stage, but top10 within 3.3s is impressive. Spins for Mikkelsen & Andersson. Results after SS1:
1st= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, 1m23s2;
2nd= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, +0s5;
3rd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Peugeot, +0s8;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1s1;
5th= Kopecky/Stary, Skoda, +1s2;
6th= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +1s3;
7th= Magalhaes/Graves, Peugeot, +1s9;
8th= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, +2s2;
9th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +2s5;
10th= Basso/Dotta, Proton, +3s3

Mon April 11, 2011

Peugeot UK head to sunshine Gran Canaria Peugeot Peugeot UK head to sunshine Gran Canaria The Spanish island of Gran Canaria will play host to the second round of this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC). Peugeot UK’s Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh will be aiming to improve on their third place position achieved at the IRC’s opening round in Monte Carlo....

Proton Rally Islas Canarias preview IRC Proton Rally Islas Canarias preview Following its victorious double podium on the opening FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship round in Malaysia earlier this month, the PROTON Motorsports team returns to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in Gran Canaria later this week....

Sun April 10, 2011

Exciting entry for Rally Islas Canarias IRC Exciting entry for Rally Islas Canarias A total of 76 cars are set to contest Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles, which takes place on the island of Gran Canaria from 14-16 April....

Mikkelsen's 24h island points mission Skoda Mikkelsen's 24h island points mission In a script that could have come straight out of Jack Bauer’s CTU filing cabinet, Škoda UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen will have just 24 hours in his Fabia S2000 to score Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) points – for that’s how long this year’s Rally Islas Canarias Trofe...

Sat April 9, 2011

Peugeot ready for Spanish sprint Peugeot Peugeot ready for Spanish sprint Since last January's centenary-edition Rallye Monte-Carlo, which produced a resounding win for the 207 Super 2000 of Bouffier/Panseri, the IRC has had a three-month break. Action resumes on April 15-16, however, with the Rally Islas Canarias, round two of the 2011 IRC. Pe...

IRC Rally Islas Canarias preview IRC IRC Rally Islas Canarias preview Here the complete Rally Islas Canarias - Corte Ingles 2011 preview...

Thu April 7, 2011

Hanninen and Kopecky set for Tarmac run Skoda Hanninen and Kopecky set for Tarmac run Skoda Motorsport has officially confirmed its participation on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles next week with factory driver Juho Hanninen convinced that he could be an even bigger threat on asphalt this season than he was in 2010....

Confidence high for Magalhaes Peugeot Confidence high for Magalhaes Bruno Magalhaes says he will start Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles next week with his confidence restored following his high-speed crash on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge season-opener back in January....

PROTON to run new tweaks in Gran Canaria IRC PROTON to run new tweaks in Gran Canaria The PROTON Satria Neo Super 2000s of PG Andersson and Giandomenico Basso will feature a series of upgrades when they contest round two of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles....

Tue April 5, 2011

Skoda confirm 4 Fabias for Canarias Skoda Skoda confirm 4 Fabias for Canarias Both Skoda Motorsport factory crews will appear at the second event of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge to take place in the Canary Islands from 14-16 April. Furthermore, the field will include two Fabia Super 2000s supported by importers - Škoda Belgium and Škoda UK. Škod...

Sun March 20, 2011

Canarias a step into unknown for Pons Ford Canarias a step into unknown for Pons Xevi Pons will enter an Intercontinental Rally Challenge round in a Super 2000 car for the first time when he contests Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles next month in what his team manager Luis Moya has said will be a step into the unknown....

Fri February 25, 2011

Kopecky backs Canarias night stages IRC Kopecky backs Canarias night stages Jan Kopecky has backed plans by the Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles organisers to include night stages on the itinerary for round two of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. ...

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