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Mon June 18, 2012

PROTON: Gareth Roberts IRC PROTON: Gareth Roberts Following the accident on SS8 of the Targa Florio Rally, PROTON Motorsports team principal Chris Mellors would like to pass on the following message on behalf of the whole team:...

Sat June 16, 2012

Targa Florio stopped after 8 stages IRC Targa Florio stopped after 8 stages Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia, round five of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, was stopped after eight stages this morning following the accident that claimed the life of British co-driver Gareth Roberts. Event organisers Automobile Club Palermo confirmed th...

Statement on Targa Florio IRC Statement on Targa Florio The Targa Florio Rally, valid for the Italian Rally Championship and the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, was stopped after stage eight due to an accident involving the Peugeot 207 S2000 of Irishman Craig Breen, a former Pirelli Star Driver, and his British co-driver Gareth Robe...

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IRC I SS8 - Big changes and dramas @ 08:34 AM - After a day of virtually no position changes in the top5, today starts with Changes: Kopecky takes lead from Mikkelsen by less than 1s, while Basso has found something and makes a massive step to the front. Dramas 10th placed Runfola retires, then Breen has a crash, blocks the road after only 5 cars Results after SS8:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h04m59s1;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +0s8;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Ford, +2s5;
4th= Scandola/d'Amore, Skoda, +23s5;
5th= Andreucci/Andreussi, Peugeot, +33s3

Fri June 15, 2012

Mikkelsen leads thrilling Targa Florio IRC Mikkelsen leads thrilling Targa Florio Andreas Mikkelsen has taken a huge step towards his maiden victory on asphalt in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge by completing the opening day of Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia leading outright in his SKODA UK Motorsport Fabia Super 2000. ...

Mikkelsen leads in Sicily Skoda Mikkelsen leads in Sicily SKODA Fabia Super 2000s lead the famous Targa Florio Sicilian Rally after the first leg. Factory car drivers Andreas Mikkelsen and Jan Kopecky occupy the first two places....

Andreucci: 7th Targa win not guaranteed Peugeot Andreucci: 7th Targa win not guaranteed Paolo Andreucci says the inclusion of two stages not used since the 1980s won't make a seventh victory on Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia a formality....

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IRC I leg1 - Still Mikkelsen @ 05:05 PM - The top5 seem to confirm their positions stage after stage. Breen takes Gamba for 6th. Results after leg1 (SS7):
1st= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, 53m23s5;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +4s5;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Ford, +13s2;
4th= Scandola/d'Amore, Skoda, +23s6;
5th= Andreucci/Andreussi, Peugeot, +34s8;
6th= Breen/Roberts, Peugeot, +52s8;
7th= Gamba/Inglesi, Peugeot, +53s6;
8th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +1m07s9;
9th= Perico/Carrara, Peugeot, +1m17s5;
10th= Runfola/Lo Neri, Peugeot, +1m36s9

IRC I SS6 - Stage win for Kopecky @ 04:09 PM - But top5 stay pretty much put. Mikkelsen leads by 4s now, Scandola defends 4th place despite saying his set up changes went into the completely wrong direction. Wiegand passes Perico. Results after SS6:
1st= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, 44m47s2;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +4s;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Ford, +11s2;
4th= Scandola/d'Amore, Skoda, +21s8;
5th= Andreucci/Andreussi, Peugeot, +27s8;
6th= Gamba/Inglesi, Peugeot, +39s6;
7th= Breen/Roberts, Peugeot, +46s5;
8th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +54s8;
9th= Perico/Carrara, Peugeot, +1m01s1;
10th= Runfola/Lo Neri, Peugeot, +1m17s4

IRC I SS5 - Scandola takes Andreucci @ 01:00 PM - Quite clearly even, while Andreucci admits to not finding his rythm. Wiegand tries to hit back on Gamba. Results after SS5:
1st= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, 36m15s3;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +4s8;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Ford, +10s2;
4th= Scandola/d'Amore, Skoda, +17s8;
5th= Andreucci/Andreussi, Peugeot, +23s5;
6th= Gamba/Inglesi, Peugeot, +30s6;
7th= Breen/Roberts, Peugeot, +37s5;
8th= Perico/Carrara, Peugeot, +47s;
9th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +48s4;
10th= Runfola/Lo Neri, Peugeot, +1m03s9

IRC I SS4 - Top4 unchanged @ 12:06 AM - Top4 unchanged, but Scandola puts pressure on Andreucci, gap just 0.1s. Breen overtakes Perico. Results after SS4:
1st= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, 27m36s1;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +2s9;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Ford, +9s6;
4th= Andreucci/Andreussi, Peugeot, +16s5;
5th= Scandola/d'Amore, Skoda, +16s6;
6th= Gamba/Inglesi, Peugeot, +21s2;
7th= Breen/Roberts, Peugeot, +33s1;
8th= Perico/Carrara, Peugeot, +34s9;
9th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +37s6;
10th= Runfola/Lo Neri, Peugeot, +50s2

IRC I SS3 - Mikkelsen controls the loop @ 09:10 AM - Scandola overtakes Gamba and both these Italians are faster than Andreucci in this stage. Breen overtakes Wiegand. Results after SS3:
1st= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, 19m02s8;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +1s7;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Ford, +8s3;
4th= Andreucci/Andreussi, Peugeot, +11s6;
5th= Scandola/d'Amore, Skoda, +13s1;
6th= Gamba/Inglesi, Peugeot, +13s9;
7th= Perico/Carrara, Peugeot, +23s4;
8th= Breen/Roberts, Peugeot, +26s9;
9th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +27s5;
10th= Runfola/Lo Neri, Peugeot, +32s7

IRC I SS2 - Mikkelsen takes stage and lead @ 08:34 AM - Andreucci's time disappointing. Breen has a big spin and drops from 4th to 9th. Both helps Basso to jump from 6th to 3rd. Results after SS2:
1st= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, 10m18s;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +0s6;
3rd= Basso/Dotta, Ford, +2s8;
4th= Andreucci/Andreussi, Peugeot, +3s8;
5th= Gamba/Inglesi, Peugeot, +8s3;
6th= Scandola/d'Amore, Skoda, +9s8;
7th= Perico/Carrara, Peugeot, +11s6;
8th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +15s5;
9th= Breen/Roberts, Peugeot, +17s3;
10th= Runfola/Lo Neri, Peugeot, +19s2

Thu June 14, 2012

The return of Martin Kangur IRC The return of Martin Kangur The fifth round of the Intercontinental Rally Championship takes place in Sicily this week, where the drivers will take on the world famous Targa Florio Rally Internazionale di Sicila. And for Honda it sees the return of Estonian Martin Kangur, who achieved an incredible victory ...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC I SS1 - Jan Kopecky leads! @ 08:18 PM - At first Al Ketbi was shown as the leader. By 3.3s. This seemed curious and soon it was confirmed that he took a short cut and he got a time penalty. A spin for Scandola. No dramas otherwise. Results after SS1:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1m39s8;
2nd= Mikkelsen/Floene, Skoda, +0s6;
3rd= Andreucci/Andreussi, Peugeot, +0s7;
4th= Breen/Roberts, Peugeot, +1s1;
5th= Gamba/Inglesi, Peugeot, +2s2;
6th= Basso/Dotta, Ford, +2s4;
7th= Wiegand/Gottschalk, Skoda, +2s7;
8th= Perico/Carrara, Peugeot, +2s9;
9th= Scandola/d'Amore, Skoda, +4s2;
10th= Runfola/Lo Neri, Peugeot, +5s7

Mon June 11, 2012

Kopecky heads Skoda challenge on Sicily Skoda Kopecky heads Skoda challenge on Sicily ŠKODA looks to continue its string of good performances in the fifth event of the 2012 IRC Championship to take place in Sicily. Jan Kopecký & Pavel Dresler of ŠKODA Motorsport (factory team) are going to make their first-ever appearance in this event. The other factory Fabia Sup...

Andreucci & Pirelli target IRC success Peugeot Andreucci & Pirelli target IRC success Multiple Italian Rally Champion and current series leader Paolo Andreucci is targeting more success with Pirelli on the all-asphalt Targa Florio next weekend: an event that he has won six times already....

Fri June 8, 2012

Q&A: Paolo Andreucci IRC Q&A: Paolo Andreucci IN THE SPOTLIGHT: PAOLO ANDREUCCI Six-time event winner on taking on the IRC big guns in Sicily ...

Preview: Rally Targa Florio IRC Preview: Rally Targa Florio Full and compulsory PREVIEW: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round five of 13 Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia, 14-16 June  ...

Thu June 7, 2012

Italian aces on legendary rally IRC Italian aces on legendary rally With one day to go until entries close for next week’s Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia, the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier looks set to be a close fight between Italian aces Paolo Andreucci and Giandomenico Basso (pictured) plus IRC stars Jan Kopecký and ...

Sat June 2, 2012

Mikkelsen: Targa Florio rivals will be fast Skoda Mikkelsen: Targa Florio rivals will be fast Andreas Mikkelsen says it won’t just be the temperature that will be hot when the Intercontinental Rally Challenge visits Sicily for the famous Targa Florio next month....

Sat May 26, 2012

Andreucci set to star at Targa Florio Peugeot Andreucci set to star at Targa Florio Multiple Italian champion Paolo Andreucci looks set to be a major contender for victory when Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia joins the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for the first time next month following his victory on the most recent round of his national champi...

Fri May 4, 2012

Targa Florio replaces Mecsek Rallye IRC Targa Florio replaces Mecsek Rallye The world famous Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia will form another exciting addition to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for 2012 following its confirmation as round five of the all-action series from 14-16 June....

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