Cyprus Rally The title battle

28.10.2011: IRC Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 11 of 11 Cyprus Rally 3-5 November 2011 Never before has the battle for IRC glory been so close with an unprecedented five drivers starting the

IRC  Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 11 of 11
Cyprus Rally 3-5 November 2011     


    
Never before has the battle for IRC glory been so close with an unprecedented five drivers starting the Cyprus Rally firmly in contention for the coveted crown. The following details who can win the title and how.



Jan Kopecky/Petr Stary (SKODA Motorsport Fabia S2000)

Current position: First

Current points: 131 (seventh best score: 15)

If he wins: he’s champion


If he’s second: champion unless any of the other four contenders win, or if Hanninen is third




Juho Hanninen/Mikko Markkula (SKODA Motorsport Fabia S2000)

Current position: Second

Current points: 125 (no score to drop)

If he wins: he’s champion

If he’s second: he’s champion if Kopecky doesn’t win

If he’s third: he’s champion if Kopecky and Neuville both fail to win

If he’s fourth: champion if none of the other contenders win, and if Kopecky isn’t second either




Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (Team Peugeot Belgium-Luxembourg 207 S2000)

Current position: Third

Current points: 115 (seventh best score: 8)

If he wins: he’s champion unless Hanninen finishes second

If he’s second: champion unless any of the other contenders win, or if one of Hanninen or Kopecky finish third




Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Floene (SKODA UK Motorsport Fabia S2000)


Current position: Fourth

Current points: 111.5 (seventh best score: 8)


If he wins: he’s champion if Hanninen is off the podium

If he’s second: he needs Loix and Neuville not to win, Kopecky outside the top four and Hanninen outside the top six




Freddy Loix/Frederic Miclotte (BFO-SKODA Rally Team Fabia S2000)


Current position: Sixth

Current points: 103 (no score to drop)

If he wins: he’s champion if Hanninen is off the podium

If he’s second: he needs Bouffier, Mikkelsen and Neuville not to win, Kopecky outside the top four and Hanninen outside the top six




Table of projected points from positions in Cyprus (using double points system)



JK: 1=166/2=152/3=146/4=140/5=136/6=132/7=131/8=131/9=131/10=131

JH: 1=175/2=161/3=155/4=149/5=145/6=141/7=137/8=133/9=129/10=127

TN: 1=157/2=143/3=137/4=131/5=127/6=123/7=119/7=115/9=115/10=115

AM: 1=153.5/2=139.5/3=133.5/4=127.5/5=123.5/6=119.5/7=115.5/8=111.5/9=111.5/10=111.5

FL: 1=153/2=139/3=133/4=127/5=123/6=119/7=115/8=111/9=107/10=105    


    

- Richard Rodgers -

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