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Wed September 19, 2012

Yalta delivers further points for Honda IRC Yalta delivers further points for Honda High in the Ukrainian mountains, overlooking the Black Sea, local drivers Oleksiy Panov and co-driver Olexandr Yukushev came home 5th in the 2WD Cup of the Prime Yalta Rally this weekend. The result meant 15 further points for Honda in the 2WD Manufacturer's Cup and it co...

Sun September 16, 2012

Avci clinches victory in Yalta IRC Avci clinches victory in Yalta Yağiz Avci has entered the record books as the first Turkish driver to win a round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge since the all-action series begun six years ago following his success on the Prime Yalta Rally in Ukraine today....

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IRC UA end - Strong finish for Renault @ 01:04 PM - Another stage win for Consani. Much going on still. Cosma, Bostanci & Cavigioli gain places, Stratieva, Tempestini, Panov drop places. Final results (after SS14)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, 3h09m58s7;
2nd= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +3m12s4;
3rd= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +3m38s4;
4th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +7m35s2;
5th= Cosma/Dorka, Citroen, +9m31s5;
6th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +12m47s9;
7th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford(R2), +15m14s3;
8th= Stratieva/Poenaru, Citroen, +15m41s4;
9th= Cavigioli/Fortunato, Mitsubishi, +19m35s1;
10th= Panov/Yakushev, Honda, +20m54s1

IRC UA SS13 - Consani strong @ 12:39 AM - Consani in the FWD N4 Renault wins stage and takes 2nd from Vizin. Results after SS13:
1st= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, 2h56m38s4;
2nd= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +3m23s5;
3rd= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +3m46s3;
4th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +6m09s5;
5th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +7m06s6;
6th= Cosma/Dorka, Citroen, +8m51s9;
7th= Stratieva/Poenaru, Citroen, +14m48s2;
8th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford(R2), +14m54s2;
9th= Panov/Yakushev, Honda, +16m00s5;
10th= Cavigioli/Fortunato, Mitsubishi, +18m28s

IRC UA SS12 - Avci more than cruises @ 12:09 AM - Tempestini wins stage from Consani. Tempestini also overtakes Cosma. Consani puts pressure on Vizin. Avci with big lead does way careful stage times. Results after SS12:
1st= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, 2h39m29s5;
2nd= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +3m42s1;
3rd= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +3m46s1;
4th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +6m28s5;
5th= Cosma/Dorka, Citroen, +6m29s1;
6th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +6m55s6;
7th= Panov/Yakushey, Honda, +11m45s1;
8th= Stratieva/Poenaru, Citroen, +14m00s3;
9th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford(R2), +14m42s;
10th= Cavigioli/Fortunato, Mitsubishi, +17m28s1

IRC UA SS11 - Potrasov out for good! @ 09:02 AM - Still unconfirmed what his problem is. Another stage win for Consani in the FWD Renault Mégane N4. Results after SS11:
1st= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, 2h26m41s3;
2nd= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +3m49s;
3rd= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +3m59s3;
4th= Cosma/Dorka, Citroen, +6m27s6;
5th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +6m43s3;
6th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +6m52s2;
7th= Panov/Yakushey, Honda, +10m48s5;
8th= Stratieva/Poenaru, Citroen, +13m13s2;
9th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford(R2), +14m44s;
10th= Cavigioli/Fortunato, Mitsubishi, +17m16s6

IRC UA SS10 - Protasov still struggling @ 08:20 AM - All the sudden it looks like Avci's rally as Protasov carries on to lose time with one more stage before service. Surprise first international stage win for Renault with Consani. Results after SS10:
1st= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, 2h13m24s2;
2nd= Protasov/Nesvit, Ford(T), +2m30s5;
3rd= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +3m38s4;
4th= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +4m11s7;
5th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +6m06s6;
6th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +6m06s6;
7th= Cosma/Dorka, Citroen, +6m12s7;
8th= Panov/Yakushev, Honda, +9m43s3;
9th= Cavigioli/Fortunato, Mitsubishi, +11m58s5;
10th= Stratieva/Poenaru, Citroen, +12m20s4

IRC UA SS9 - Protasov loses again @ 07:54 AM - Protasov loses 2min with a suspected puncture again. Again lead goes to Avci. Surprise stage win for Tempestini in the Subaru. Results after SS9:
1st= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, 1h55m46s;
2nd= Protasov/Nesvit, Ford(T), +1m07s7;
3rd= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +3m50s7;
4th= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +4m59s2;
5th= Cosma/Dorka, Citroen, +6m04s2;
6th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +6m16s9;
7th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +6m33s9;
8th= Panov/Yakushev, Honda, +9m25s5;
9th= Cavigioli/Fortunato, Mitsubishi, +9m56s5;
10th= Stratieva/Poenaru, Citroen, +12m03s5

Sat September 15, 2012

Protasov leads action packed rally IRC Protasov leads action packed rally Ukraine hero Yuriy Protasov is on track for securing victory on home soil following his sterling performance during the first full day of competition on the Prime Yalta Rally, round 10 of the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge....

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IRC UA leg2 - Protasov angry @ 01:58 PM - Protasov wins stage by over a minute and re-takes lead. Now Gorban missing. Missing info from before, Pajunen crash SS6 and Protasov puncture SS7. Results after leg2 (SS8):
1st= Protasov/Nesvit, Ford(T), 1h42m14s7;
2nd= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, +38s3;
3rd= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +4m12s1;
4th= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +5m32s7;
5th= Cosma/Dorka, Citroen, +6m35s;
6th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +7m10s1;
7th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +7m12s6;
8th= Panov/Yakushev, Honda, +9m44s5;
9th= Cavigioli/Fortunato, Mitsubishi, +10m24s1;
10th= Stratieva/Poenaru, Citroen, +11m45s

IRC UA SS7 - Big surprise @ 12:10 AM - Just when I said it's boring Protasov runs in problems and loses lead to Avci! Results after SS7:
1st= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, 1h23m22s8;
2nd= Protasov/Nesvit, Ford(T), +24s8;
3rd= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +2m43s1;
4th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +4m02s1;
5th= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +4m16s1;
6th= Gorban/Nikolaiev, Mitsubishi, +4m51s3;
7th= Cosma/Dorka, Citroen, +5m04s5;
8th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +5m15s2;
9th= Panov/Yakushev, Honda, +7m37s2;
10th= Cavigioli/Fortunato, Mitsubishi, +8m37s8

IRC UA SS6 - Pajunen out! @ 11:42 AM - Pajunen out, reason unknown. Protasov leads by nearly 3min after only 4 proper stages, now it turns just boring. Results after SS6:
1st= Protasov/Nesvit, Ford(T), 1h04m29s;
2nd= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, +2m29s2;
3rd= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +4m42s1;
4th= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +4m49s8;
5th= Kochmar/Koval, Mitsubishi, +5m48s;
6th= Gorban/Nikolaiev, Mitsubishi, +5m50s4;
7th= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +6m03s3;
8th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +6m16s8;
9th= Cosma/Dorka, Citroen, +6m44s;
10th= Panov/Yakushev, Honda, +8m32s2

IRC UA SS5 - Lead change yet again @ 09:28 AM - Surprising in that are the big gaps in the battle for the lead, as if neither of them is consistent. SS3 was won by Protasov by 12.6s, SS4 Pajunen by 18s, SS5 Protasov by 20.6s. Pushkar retired. Results after SS5:
1st= Protasov/Nesvit, Ford(T), 52m12s4;
2nd= Pajunen/Lindström, Ford, +14s2;
3rd= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, +1m44s4;
4th= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +3m29s1;
5th= Kochmar/Koval, Mitsubishi, +3m39s;
6th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +3m39s3;
7th= Gorban/Nikolaiev, Mitsubishi, +4m25s4;
8th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +4m34s8;
9th= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +4m36s3;
10th= Cosma/Dorka, Citroen, +4m17s8

IRC UA SS4 - Lead changes every stage @ 09:00 AM - After for stages the leaders were Protasov-Pajunen-Protasov-Pajunen. The only Peugeot in the field drops from 7th to 20th, reason unknown. Results after SS4:
1st= Pajunen/Lindström, Ford, 33m19s6;
2nd= Protasov/Nesvit, Ford(T), +6s4;
3rd= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, +1m11s1;
4th= Kochmar/Koval, Mitsubishi, +1m28s3;
5th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +54s2;
6th= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +1m00s2;
7th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +1m13s8;
8th= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +1m16s8;
9th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +1m17s4;
10th= Gorban/Nikolaiev, Mitsubishi, +1m32s3

IRC UA SS3 - Protasov clearly fastest @ 08:52 AM - Lead changes again, but it is now already clear win can only be between Pajunen & Protasov, everybody else is miles behind. Results after SS3:
1st= Protasov/Nesvit, Ford(T), 17m09s3;
2nd= Pajunen/Lindström, Ford, +11s6;
3rd= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, +49s5;
4th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +49s7;
5th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +54s2;
6th= Kochmar/Koval, Mitsubishi, +1m00s2;
7th= Vazheyevskyy/Kochkovyy, Peugeot, +1m13s8;
8th= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +1m16s8;
9th= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +1m17s4;
10th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyy, Subaru, +1m32s3

Fri September 14, 2012

Pajunen establishes early lead IRC Pajunen establishes early lead Mikko Pajunen has got his bid for a maiden Intercontinental Rally Challenge victory off to a flying start on the Prime Yalta Rally, round 10 of the all-action series.   Piloting an M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000 for the first time, Pajunen completed the opening 7.61-kilometre loop q...

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IRC UA leg1 - S2000 overtakes RRC @ 12:20 AM - Results after leg1 (SS2):
1st= Pajunen/Lindström, Ford, 4m36s1;
2nd= Protasov/Nesvit, Ford(T), +1s;
3rd= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, +11s1;
4th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +12s7;
5th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +14s5;
6th= Gorban/Nikolaiev, Mitsubishi, +14s6;
7th= Kochmar/Koval, Mitsubishi, +14s7;
8th= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +15s7;
9th= Vizin/Zsiros, Skoda, +18s3;
10th= Vazheyevskyy/Kochkovyy, Peugeot, +19s6

IRC UA SS1 - Yalta town centre stage @ 11:38 AM - Fast mini superspecial. So nothing happens. Results after SS1:
1st= Protasov/Nesvit, Ford(T), 1m11s7;
2nd= Pajunen/Lindström, Ford, +0s9;
3rd= Gorban/Nikolaiev, Mitsubishi, +2s3;
4th= Tempestini/Pulpea, Subaru, +3s;
5th= Consani/Klinger, Renault, +3s2;
6th= Kochmar/Koval, Mitsubishi, +3s2;
7th= Pushkar/Mishyn, Mitsubishi, +3s6;
8th= Tempestini/Baggia, Subaru, +3s7;
9th= Chmykh/Vilchynskyi, Subaru, +3s8;
10th= Avci/Gücenmez, Ford, +3s8

Wed September 12, 2012

IRC Production Cup battle IRC IRC Production Cup battle The all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge heads to Ukraine next week for the Prime Yalta Rally with the IRC Production Cup set to provide one of the biggest talking points....

Fri September 7, 2012

Prime Yalta Preview IRC Prime Yalta Preview Full preview: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 10 of 13 Prime Yalta Rally, 14-16 September: IRC SET TO THRILL IN UKRAINE...

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