Top Story: Rally Russia underway!

The inaugural Rally Russia has got underway, with Abarth driver Anton Alen leading the event after the opening seven stages around the town of Vyborg. The Rally Russia started with a spectacular opening ceremony in the historic city centre of St Petersburg on Thursday night, in front of the world-famous St Isaac’s cathedral. St Petersburg, which is home to many of Russia’s most famous landmarks such as the Hermitage palace, provided a breathtaking backdrop what is already turning out to be mehr >>

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Rally Russia underway! 14.07.2007

IRC: Rally Russia underway!

The inaugural Rally Russia has got underway, with Abarth driver Anton Alen leading the event after the opening seven stages around the town of Vyborg. The Rally Russia started with a spectacular opening ceremony in the historic city centre of St Petersburg on Thursday night, in front of the world-famous S mehr >>

13.07.2007

IRC: RALLY RUSSIA, ceremonial start, St Petersburg

Round four of the IRC has got underway in the historic centre of St Petersburg against the dramatic backdrop of the St Isaac cathedral, whose roof is covered by more than 100 kilograms of pure gold. Series leader Andrea Navarra led the 42 IRC entries off the start ramp in his Abarth Grande Punto, watched by an enthusiastic international crowd of spectators, journalists a mehr >>

11.07.2007

IRC: Rally Russia - Honda Civic Type R steps into new territory

2007 Intercontinental Rally Challenge Round 4 - Rally Russia (13-14 July) preview  The Honda Civic Type R and JAS Motorsport will face entirely new territory next weekend when they head for the Rally Russia: round four of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge and the first true international motor sport event to be held in Russia since the 1914 St Pete mehr >>

10.07.2007

IRC: Rally Russia, July 12-14

THE CHALLENGE… The Rally Russia makes history, as it is the first truly international event to be held in the country since the 1914 Grand Prix of St Petersburg. The gravel roads are expected to be fast and flowing, but as this is a brand new event, no driver really knows what to expect – apart from high speeds and some spectacular stages. The ceremonial st mehr >>

07.07.2007

IRC: RALLY RUSSIA - Entry list & start numbers

4 round of Intercontinental Rally Challenge, International RALLY RUSSIA 2007   1 Abarth & C. S.p.A. Italy Andrea NAVARRA Guido D'AMORE ITA ITA ABARTН Grande Punto S2000 N4 FIA B Yes 2 Island Motorsport ITALY Renato TRAVAGLIA Lorenzo GRANAI ITA ITA MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo-9 N4 FIA B Yes mehr >>

07.07.2007

IRC: Anton Alen aims for victory in Russia

Abarth driver Anton Alen cannot wait to get back behind the wheel of the Grande Punto after a long wait since the Rally of Turkey. The 23 year-old up-and-coming Finn – whose father is rally legend Markku Alen – is contesting all the gravel rounds of the IRC this year. Alen is hoping that the fast and flowing gravel roads of the Rally Russia should suit him, as they are si mehr >>

07.07.2007

IRC: Russia entry list revealed

Forty-three IRC crews will start of the Rally Russia next weekend: the first truly international motor sport event to be held in Russia since the St Petersburg Grand Prix in 1914. The first car off the ramp will be series leader Andrea Navarra in his Abarth Grande Punto, followed by former European Champion Renato Travaglia in a Mitsubishi Lancer. Third off the ramp is Na mehr >>

01.07.2007

IRC: Pieter Tsjoen retires

Abarth Grande Punto driver, Pieter Tsjoen, decided to quit the sport after the Rally of Ypres. The Belgian said: "It’s something that has been on my mind for quite a while. I have many other commitments, and I felt that it was not fair to my co-driver and my team if I did not have the same level of commitment as they all have. So for these reasons, I thought it was best to stop n mehr >>

01.07.2007

IRC: RALLY RUSSIA is ready to go

The Rally Russia has announced that more than 50 crews are ready to take the start of the inaugural event this year, which takes place from July 13-15 as the fourth round of the IRC. The start will take place on Friday night at Isaakievsky Square in the centre of St Petersburg, well-known as a scenic part of the city. After the ceremonial start, the cars will return to Vy mehr >>

01.07.2007

IRC: After Ypres: The competition gets closer

The Belgium Rally Ypres has been hailed as a "thrilling success" after an event characterised by several changes of lead, variable weather, and a result that nobody could have predicted. Peugeot’s lead of the manufacturers’ standings is now just one point over Abarth, while Andrea Navarra has extended his advantage in the drivers’ championship. The lead of last week’s Bel mehr >>

24.06.2007

IRC: YPRES Rally - Honda Civic climbs learning curve on Belgian asphalt

The Honda Civic Type R made some important steps forward on the specialised asphalt of the Belgium Ypres Rally last weekend, although neither Dani Sola nor Luca Betti were able to make the finish. Betti’s retirement was particularly hard to take, as he suffered a broken transmission just four kilometres from the end of the rally – having successfully negotiated 284 compet mehr >>

24.06.2007

IRC: BELGIUM YPRES RALLY, Final results amended subject to official confirmation

Following post-event scrutineering at the Belgium Ypres Rally, the stewards decided to disqualify two of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9s that were in the top eight of the IRC classification at the end of the rally. Consequently, both Larry Cols – who was third – and Bob Colsoul – who was eighth – have been stripped of their results. The reason for the disqualification is te mehr >>

24.06.2007

IRC: Belgium Ypres Rally - CITROEN - Le rallye en chiffres et résultats

43e Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally (21-24 juin 2007   Position de la C2 S1600 en Groupe A et écart par rapport au meilleur temps, spéciale par spéciale. Simon Jean-Joseph Jack Boyère ES7 : Sauvegarde 1 (16,35 km) 4e + 23,8 s ES8 : Westouter 1 (8,93 km) 3e + 9, 4 s ES9 : Watou 1 (12,33 km) 3e + 7, 7 s ES10 : mehr >>

24.06.2007

IRC: Rude week-end pour Simon Jean-Joseph et la Citroën C2

43e Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally (21-24 juin 2007)   Retardés suite à une sortie de route en début de cette deuxième et dernière étape, Simon Jean-Joseph et Jack Boyère sur la Citroën C2 Super 1600 terminent à la 4e place des pilotes inscrits en Championnat d’Europe des Rallyes (ERC). « C’est une véritable loterie… », glissait Simon Jean-Joseph mehr >>

24.06.2007

IRC: Cols, Colsoul and Lefevre disqualified from Ypres

Sunday, 24 June 2007 Following post-event scrutineering at the Belgium Ypres Rally, the stewards decided to disqualify two of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9s that were in the top eight of the IRC classification at the end of the rally. Consequently, both Larry Cols - who was third - and Bob Colsoul - who was eighth - have been stripped of their results. Th mehr >>

24.06.2007

IRC: BELGIUM YPRES RALLY, end leg 2, Ypres

Peugeot driver Luca Rossetti from Italy has taken what he described as one of the most important victories of his career. Rossetti was involved in a very close fight for the lead throughout the second day, but he kept calm under pressure to finish the event with a 18.6s second advantage – despite uncertain weather and slippery conditions that caught out many more experienced comp mehr >>

23.06.2007

IRC: YPRES Belgium Rally - SS8 -Westouter 1

9.00km, starts at 12:27 gmt+01 running 30 cars finished   1 9 LOIX Freddy N 4 00:05:57.7 00:00.0 00:00.0 2 14 CASIER Bernd N 4 00:05:59.4 00:01.7 00:01.7 3 17 ROSSETTI Luca N 4 00:06:03.3 00:05.6 00:03.9 4 15 GARCIA OJEDA Enrique N 4 00:06:04.1 00:06.4 00:00.8 5 16 COLS Larry N 4 00:06:04.2 00 mehr >>

23.06.2007

IRC: Ypres Belgium Rally -SS7 - LEG2 Sauvegarde 1- Top20

16.00km, starts at 12:05 gmt+01 running 42 cars finished Unofficial classification 1 10 TSJOEN Pieter N 4 00:09:07.2 00:00.0 00:00.0 2 17 ROSSETTI Luca N 4 00:09:12.9 00:05.7 00:05.7 3 11 VOUILLOZ Nicolas N 4 00:09:14.3 00:07.1 00:01.4 4 14 CASIER Bernd N 4 00:09:20.0 00:12.8 00:05.7 5 9 LOIX Freddy N 4 00: mehr >>

23.06.2007

IRC: Belgium YPRES Rally- Unofficial classification after Leg1 - top15

1 10 TSJOEN Pieter N 4 00:53:46.0 00:00.0 00:00.0 2 11 VOUILLOZ Nicolas N 4 00:53:52.3 00:06.3 00:06.3 3 17 ROSSETTI Luca N 4 00:53:57.4 00:11.4 00:05.1 4 14 CASIER Bernd N 4 00:54:02.2 00:16.2 00:04.8 5 15 GARCIA OJEDA Enrique N 4 00:54:13.8 00:27.8 00:11.6 6 2 TRAVAGLIA Renato N 4 00:54:16.8 00:30.8 00:03.0 7 1 NAVARRA Andre mehr >>

23.06.2007

IRC: BELGIUM RALLY YPRES, end leg 1, Ypres

The end of the opening leg of an action-packed Ypres Rally has welcomed local hero Pieter Tsjoen back to overnight parc ferme as provisional leader in his Abarth Grande Punto. The Belgian snatched the rally lead on the final stage of the day, which was run in darkness over narrow and slippery asphalt roads. Another Abarth – this time the factory car of Andrea Navarra – ha mehr >>

21.06.2007

IRC: Panizzi et Basso à Ypres !

Freddy Loix quand même prioritaire Le Français Gilles Panizzi, ancien animateur du championnat du monde des rallyes, et l'Italien Giandomenico Basso, brillant vainqueur à Ypres l'an dernier, sont présents à Ypres. Malheureusement, ils ne participeront pas à la course et ils le regrettent. Gilles Panizzi est en fait présent à Ypres depuis quelques jou mehr >>


Ypres Rally - Chapitre belge pour Simon Jean-Joseph et la Citroën C2 21.06.2007

IRC: Ypres Rally - Chapitre belge pour Simon Jean-Joseph et la Citroën C2

43e Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally (21-24 juin 2007) La campagne européenne de Simon Jean-Joseph et Jack Boyère fait étape en Belgique lors de la 43e édition du Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally. Au volant de la Citroën C2 Super 1600, préparée et suivie par l'équipe PH-Spor mehr >>

21.06.2007

IRC: Belgium Ypres Rally, June 22-24

- The challenge -   The Belgium Ypres Rally is the first asphalt event of the IRC, and the first rally to be held entirely in Europe. It is a legendary event with a fearsome reputation, which has traditionally favoured local experts. The roads are characterised by flat-out straights and sharp 90-degree corners, so finding the right braking point is a mehr >>

19.06.2007

IRC: Belgian Ypres Rally 2007 - Echos de la conférence de presse

European Rally ChallengeIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeEuropean Community Rally  Luc Dehaene, Bourgmestre d'Ypres: "Je suis passionné de rallye depuis toujours mais je dois d'abord veiller que l'épreuve se déroule dans les meilleures conditions de sécurité possibles. Quand je regarde les reportages d'autres rallyes, mondia mehr >>


Honda Civic Type R ready for new asphalt challenge 18.06.2007

IRC: Honda Civic Type R ready for new asphalt challenge

IRC 2007 - Yypres Rally Belgium The Honda Civic Type R run by JAS Motorsport faces a new challenge as it moves onto asphalt for round three of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, the Ypres Rally Belgium. Drivers Dani Sola and Luca Betti made a promising debut with the car on the mehr >>

10.06.2007

IRC: Barum Rally Zlin sets out plans

There are now less than three months to go to the Barum Rally Zlin, which will be held in the Czech Republic from August 24-26. Rally director Miroslav Regner talks of his plans for round five of this year’s IRC: What is the concept of of this year´s Barum Rally Zlín? "This year´s concept is born out of ideas we tried out in the past. Drivers will recce from Wednesday to mehr >>

10.06.2007

IRC: Final preparations in place for Ypres

The Belgium Rally Ypres is making its final preparations, prior to the start of the all-asphalt event that takes place from June 21-24. The definitive entry list, which will be published this week on www.ypresrally.com, is setto feature some star names. There will be an unprecedented array of Super 2000 cars, with Volkswagen making its debut on the IRC thanks to a two-car mehr >>

02.06.2007

IRC: IRC prepares for more Live TV

The Belgium Rally Ypres will be the first event of the IRC to be broadcast fully live on Eurosport. Once the rally gets underway, all the action on the TV screens will be live, with a series of programmes from the service park in Ypres. There will be two programmes on Friday followed by another two programmes on Saturday, including a half-hour live show in the afternoon. mehr >>


Kronos Team prepares for IRC debut 02.06.2007

IRC: Kronos Team prepares for IRC debut

The Belgium-based Kronos team, which took Sebastien Loeb to the World Rally Championship last year, will prepare for its assault on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge with a one-day test on June 13. Kronos will run the official Peugeot Belgium entry on the IRC for Belgian driver Bernd Casier (pictured – left – mehr >>

30.05.2007

IRC: Ready for Belgium Rally of Ypres - June 22-24th

ABARTH COMPLETES FIVE-DAY TEST The Abarth team, based in Italy, has completed five days of testing on asphalt as it gears up to the first sealed-surface round of the IRC in Belgium. The team’s drivers used a variety of asphalt roads in Italy in order to acclimatise themselves fully to the latest developments on the Grande Punto in preparation for the Belgiu mehr >>


Well done Civic Type RII 16.05.2007

IRC: Well done Civic Type RII

IRC 2007 - Positive first outing of the new Type R Gr.A in the first IRC European round. - Betti wins A7 class. - Solà on the pace of works Super 1600.   First Rally on gravel for the new-born Civic Gr.A, wich anticipates the Gr.R version due in 2008, and f mehr >>


Unlucky debut for JAS and the new Civic at the Mille Miglia Rally 26.04.2007

IRC: Unlucky debut for JAS and the new Civic at the Mille Miglia Rally

The debut of the JAS Civic Type-R Gr.R in rally, showed the potential of the new car including some small technical problems wich are quite normal for a brand new project. Since the first special stage the car appeard fast, setting interesting stages times and gaining also the leadership in his class A7, before mehr >>

02.02.2007

IRC: Intercontinental Rally Challenge- Calendar 2007

9-11 March EAK Safari 24-26 May RUS Vyborg 22-24 June B Ypres 2-4 August POR Madeira 24-26 August CZE Barum 27-29 September I San Remo 12-14 October TR Turkey 25-27 October SUI Valais 23-25 November CN China mehr >>

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