Top Story: Francois Delecour plans IRC return on Romanian Sibiu Rally

Rallying legend François Delecour will return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on Sibiu Rally Romania in July and says he isn’t prepared to settle for second best.Delecour, 49, contested Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse last month in a Renault Mégane RS and was a podium finisher in both the IRC Production Cup and IRC 2WD Cup. He is set to switch to a Peugeot 207 Super 2000 for the mainly gravel round from 20-22 July when he will be targeting overall victory.“There a mehr >>

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07.06.2012

IRC: Francois Delecour plans IRC return on Romanian Sibiu Rally

Rallying legend François Delecour will return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on Sibiu Rally Romania in July and says he isn’t prepared to settle for second best.Delecour, 49, contested Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse last month in a Renault Mégane RS and was a podium finisher in both the IRC Production Cup and IRC 2WD Cup. He is set to switch to a Pe mehr >>

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister confirmed for Ypres Rally 07.06.2012

IRC: Belgian Deputy Prime Minister confirmed for Ypres Rally

While the current focus of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge is on next week’s Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia, preparations for the Geko Ypres Rally, round six of the series from 21-23 June are at an advance sta mehr >>

Italian aces take on IRC stars on Targa Florio Rally 2012 07.06.2012

IRC: Italian aces take on IRC stars on Targa Florio Rally 2012

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 Kop mehr >>

Andreas Mikkelsen Targa Floria rivals will be fast 31.05.2012

IRC: Andreas Mikkelsen Targa Floria 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.The IRC champion says the competition on Targa Florio-Rally Internazion mehr >>

Michelin in the spotlight 31.05.2012

IRC: Michelin in the spotlight

Motorsport has always been an integral part of Michelin’s DNA and the company remains committed to all forms of the sport, on two wheels and four. The Michelin brand returned to top level rallying in mehr >>

Three questions to Thierry Neuville 31.05.2012

IRC: Three questions to Thierry Neuville

Age: 23 Lives: BelgiumFormer IRC event winner on watching the Eurosport’s live coverage from CorsicaAs a former winner in Corsica were you able to watch any of the l mehr >>

31.05.2012

IRC: Exciting format for IRC's debut in Romania

Night stages, a fan-friendly superspecial stage, a stage run entirely on asphalt plus one mixed-surface test will be included on the exciting itinerary for Sibiu Rally Romania, which joins the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for the first time from 20-22 July.“This year is extremely important for the Sibiu Rally,” said organiser Sorin Itu. “All our work from mehr >>

Craig Breen set for Sibiu IRC run 31.05.2012

IRC: Craig Breen set for Sibiu IRC run

Peugeot 207 Super 2000 driver Craig Breen has revealed plans to contest Sibiu Rally Romania in July, the gravel event’s first appearance in the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge.Breen had been due to con mehr >>

Hayden Paddon to make IRC debut in San Marino 31.05.2012

IRC: Hayden Paddon to make IRC debut in San Marino

Hayden Paddon will do battle with leading runners from the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for the first time when he contests Rally San Marino next month. New Zealander Paddon is the reigning Production Car world champion but has yet to contest a round of the mehr >>

IRC rookie Sepp Wiegand goes racing 31.05.2012

IRC: IRC rookie Sepp Wiegand goes racing

Sepp Wiegand will take a break from his successful Intercontinental Rally Challenge campaign to switch to the race tracks of Austria when he contests the latest round of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup this weekend. mehr >>

Barum Rally Zlin - Czech IRC high-speed thriller for live Eurosport coverage 25.05.2012

IRC: Barum Rally Zlin - Czech IRC high-speed thriller for live Eurosport coverage

One of the fastest rounds of the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Barum Czech Rally Zlín, will benefit from four hours of live television coverage on Eurosport at primetime slots during the last weekend of the summer holidays. Base mehr >>

Renault in the spotlight 25.05.2012

IRC: Renault in the spotlight

Renault is embarking on its first season in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge as a registered manufacturer with its Clio R3 a contender in the IRC 2WD Cup and its Mégane RS eligible for points in both the IRC Production Cup and IRC mehr >>

Sepp Wiegand interview 25.05.2012

IRC: Sepp Wiegand interview

Age: 21 Lives: GermanyŠKODA Auto Deutschland’s rising young talent on his impressive start to his debut season in the IRC Four IRC scores from four IRC starts is mehr >>

Andreucci set for starring role on Targa Florio 25.05.2012

IRC: Andreucci set for starring role on 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 mehr >>

25.05.2012

IRC: Bryan Bouffier wants more IRC action in 2012

Bryan Bouffier says he doesn’t want his return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse to be a one-off and is already working on plans to take part on more rounds of the all-action series this season.Driving a Delta Rally Peugeot 207 Super 2000 with co-driver Xavier Panseri, the former French champion finished fourth on the island e mehr >>

Hard work ahead for factory Skoda Team 25.05.2012

IRC: Hard work ahead for factory Skoda Team

The factory ŠKODA Motorsport team will be hard at work this weekend when it enters Juho Hänninen and Jan Kopecký on separate rallies in Croatia and Czech Republic.Former Interc mehr >>

25.05.2012

IRC: IRC adds new community section to official website

The official Intercontinental Rally Challenge website, www.ircseries.com, now boasts an exciting new IRC Community section.It provides direct links to allow fans to follow the IRC on Facebook and Twitter in order to get all the latest news from the all-action series, which is updated daily. Meanwhile, a separate function enables site users to follow IRC driver mehr >>

Pierre Campana determined to secure championship drive 21.05.2012

IRC: Pierre Campana determined to secure championship drive

.... after impressing in Tour de CorsePierre Campana hopes to land a full-time drive following his excellent Tour de Corse performance      Following an impressive run at the recent Tour de Corse ev mehr >>

Harry Hunt bags points and podium in Corsica 13.05.2012

IRC: Harry Hunt bags points and podium in Corsica

Harry Hunt Tour de Corse Britain’s Harry Hunt finished third in class following a strong performance on the Tour de Corse, the fourth round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The result marks Harry’s second cons mehr >>

Das Pech kam auch mit nach Korsika – doch Hermann Gassner jun. kam noch auf P9 13.05.2012

IRC: Das Pech kam auch mit nach Korsika – doch Hermann Gassner jun. kam noch auf P9

IRC 2012 – Lauf 4, Rally Corsica (FRA), 10. – 12. Mai 2012Hermann Gassner jun./Klaus Wicha (GER/ ŠKODA Fabia S2000) wurden schon nach der SP 1 zum Opfer eines defekten Ventils und eines Folgeschadens. Nach einer fehlerfreien un mehr >>

Debut IRC joy for Dani Sordo and MINI in Corsica 12.05.2012

IRC: Debut IRC joy for Dani Sordo and MINI in Corsica

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round four of 13Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse Day three, 12 May 2012*ŠKODA extends lead in race for IRC manufacturers' crown*Wins for Subaru and Renault in support categories mehr >>

Rashid Al-Ketbi and Khalid Al-Kendi finish strongly in Corsica 12.05.2012

IRC: Rashid Al-Ketbi and Khalid Al-Kendi finish strongly in Corsica

•        Dani Sordo leads from Jan Kopecky in Tour de Corse 55th Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse, May 9-12, 2012Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), round 4 mehr >>

Puncture costs Skydive Dubai Rally Team useful placing in Tour de Corse 11.05.2012

IRC: Puncture costs Skydive Dubai Rally Team useful placing in Tour de Corse

•        Rashid Al-Ketbi and Khalid Al-Kendi climbs back to 36th overall•        Dani Sordo leads from Jan Kopecky after five special stages  mehr >>

Pierre Campana impressed on the second day of Tour de Corse 11.05.2012

IRC: Pierre Campana impressed on the second day of Tour de Corse

Pierre Campana finds himself in the middle of an exciting battle for second place as the second day of this week’s Tour de Corse draws to a close following a solid day of rallying across today’s five special stages in warm and sunny conditions. Pierr mehr >>

IRC newcomer Dani Sordo on top after day of drama in Corsica 11.05.2012

IRC: IRC newcomer Dani Sordo on top after day of drama in Corsica

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round four of 13Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse  Day two, Friday 11 MayDani Sordo will start the final six stages of Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse on Saturday firmly in contention for a debut mehr >>

Day 2 overall classification in Corsica 11.05.2012

IRC: Day 2 overall classification in Corsica

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round four of 13Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse  Day two, Friday 11 May1     1 ESP      1     Sordo Dani / Del Barrio C.Mini John Cooper Wo mehr >>

Pierre Campana ends opening day of Tour de Corse with stunning stage win 10.05.2012

IRC: Pierre Campana ends opening day of Tour de Corse with stunning stage win

Corsican rally sensation Pierre Campana has ended the opening day of this weekend’s Tour de Corse, an official round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, with a sublime win in the Sarrola-Plage de Liamone stage. Following a gradual s mehr >>

Mikkelsen heads close battle for Corsica IRC glory 10.05.2012

IRC: Mikkelsen heads close battle for Corsica IRC glory

Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse Day one, Thursday 10 May2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round four of 13Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Andreas Mikkelsen leads Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse following the opening mehr >>

Tour de Corse SS3 Overall standings 10.05.2012

IRC: Tour de Corse SS3 Overall standings

SP 3 - Sarrola - Plage de LiamoneSP Länge: 26.70 km1     3 NOR      3     Mikkelsen A. / Floene OlaŠkoda Fabia S2000      21     00:46:20.8 &nbs mehr >>

10.05.2012

IRC: Eurosport's Live IRC TV great for Australia's Moscatt

Co-driver Dale Moscatt says Eurosport’s live coverage of Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse will allow his friends and family to watch his progress on the spectacular island rally even though he is competing more than 10,000 miles from home.The Sydney resident is returning to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge with Japanese driver Toshi Arai to defend their IRC Production C mehr >>

10.05.2012

IRC: SKODA in the spotlight

ŠKODA celebrated 110 years of motorsport participation during the IRC in 2011 as it claimed back-to-back drivers’ and manufacturers’ crowns with its Fabia Super 2000. The Czech company has a long history of motorsport success both on the race circuit and the rally stage and its rally team has finished on the podium on some of the world&rsquo mehr >>

10.05.2012

IRC: Thee questions to Pierre Campana

Age: 26 Lives: CorsicaLocal hero is ‘feeling good’ as he prepares for his first appearance in this season’s all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge.Being from Corsica you must be able to count on a lot of local support?“Ever since my participation in this year’s Tour de Cors mehr >>

10.05.2012

IRC: Stephane Sarrazin back in the IRC with Peugeot

Stéphane Sarrazin will be back in action in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge with Peugeot this week, albeit as the driver of the course opening zero car.Le Mans 24 Hours racer Sarrazin, who finished fourth on his last appearance in the IRC on Rallye Monte-Carlo last year, will give Peugeot’s all-new 208 R2 its first public showing when he driv mehr >>

10.05.2012

IRC: Honda improvements boost Krozser

Menya Krózser’s Honda Civic Type R will feature a series of homologation upgrades when he tackles Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse for the first time this week.Honda Motor Europe’s official partner JAS Motorsport has introduced several changes to the Civic since 1 April. Krózser’s Gyula Hering-run entry was transported to Corsica v mehr >>

10.05.2012

IRC: Inspired Arzeno ready for Corsica debut

Intercontinental Rally Challenge rising star Mathieu Arzeno says watching Thierry Neuville win Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse live on Eurosport last year has inspired him ahead of this year’s event.Arzeno has never competed on the island rally, which starts in Ajaccio today (Thursday) and finishes in Bastia on Saturday evening following 318 kilometres of mehr >>

10.05.2012

IRC: Corsican driver Campana counts on home support

Pierre Campana will be counting on the support of thousands of his fellow Corsicans when he contests round four of the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge on the picturesque Mediterranean island from today (Thursday).Campana, who lives in Corte where Friday’s competitive action will be centred, will pilot a Peugeot 207 Super 2000 for the Italian Munare mehr >>

Jean-Pierre Nicolas appointed IRC Manager 09.05.2012

IRC: Jean-Pierre Nicolas appointed IRC Manager

Eurosport Events, the promoter of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, is delighted to confirm the appointed of Jean-Pierre Nicolas as IRC Manager with immediate effect. Nicolas, a famed international-level rally driver who turne mehr >>

Peugeot 208 R2 Premiere für das neue Rallye-Fahrzeug der Löwenmarke 09.05.2012

IRC: Peugeot 208 R2 Premiere für das neue Rallye-Fahrzeug der Löwenmarke

- Ideales Auto für Rallye-Einsteiger- Erster Einsatz bei Rallye Korsika als Vorausfahrzeug- Asphalt- und Schotterversion ab November 2012 erhältlichMit dem Peugeot 208 R2 präsentiert Peugeot Sport e mehr >>

Pierre Campana in the hunt for podium finish at Tour de Corse 08.05.2012

IRC: Pierre Campana in the hunt for podium finish at Tour de Corse

Corsican rally driver Pierre Campana is hoping to capitalise on his recent WRC performances to secure a podium finish in the gruelling Giru di Corsica - Tour de Corse that is taking place this week. Pierr mehr >>

Auf Korsika.  Hermann Gassner jun. steht vor der schwersten Prüfung des Jahres. 08.05.2012

IRC: Auf Korsika. Hermann Gassner jun. steht vor der schwersten Prüfung des Jahres.

Vorschau:  IRC 2012 – Lauf  4,  Rally Corsica (FRA), 11. – 12. Mai 2012Auf Hermann Gassner jun./Klaus Wicha (GER/ ŠKODA Fabia S2000) warten 14 unterschiedliche Sonderprüfungen und nicht weniger als 21 S2000-Teams. mehr >>

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