2009 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season

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2009 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Kris Meeke won four of the nine rallies he contested, as he won the title by eleven points.

The 2009 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season was the fourth season of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The season consists of twelve rounds and began on January 21, with the 77° Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo. The season ended on November 21, at the inaugural RAC Rally of Scotland. With four wins, Kris Meeke won the championship ahead of Jan Kopecký and Freddy Loix.

Calendar[edit]

The calendar had been increased from 10 events in 2008, to twelve in 2009. Out went the Istanbul Rally, the Rally de Portugal, the Rallye International du Valais and the China Rally. To be replaced by the Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo, the Rally Internacional de Curitiba, the Safari Rally, the Rallye Açores, Rally Japan and the Rally of Scotland. Rally Japan was later cancelled, mainly because the major manufacturers looked unlikely to travel to Japan.

Round Dates Event title Rally HQ Surface
1 January 21–24 77è Rallye Monte-Carlo France Valence Asphalt
2 March 5–7 Rallye Internacional de Curitiba Brazil Curitiba Gravel
3 April 3–4 KCB Safari Rally Kenya Nairobi Gravel
4 May 7–9 Sata Rally Açores Portugal Ponta Delgada Gravel (some Asphalt)
5 June 18–20 Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally Belgium Ypres Asphalt
6 July 9–11 Rally Russia Russia Vyborg Gravel
7 July 30 – August 1 Rali Vinho da Madeira Portugal Funchal Asphalt
8 August 21–23 Barum Czech Rally Zlín Czech Republic Zlín Asphalt
9 September 10–12 Rally Príncipe de Asturias Spain Oviedo Asphalt
10 September 24–26 Rallye Sanremo Italy Sanremo Asphalt
11 November 19–21 RAC MSA Rally of Scotland Scotland Perth Gravel

Selected entries[edit]

Entrant Constructor Car Driver Co-driver Rounds
Belgium Peugeot Team Belux Peugeot Peugeot 207 S2000 France Nicolas Vouilloz France Nicolas Klinger 1–2, 4–5, 7–10
Belgium Freddy Loix Belgium Isidoor Smets 1–2
Belgium Frédéric Miclotte 4–5, 7–10
Belgium Pieter Tsjoen Belgium Eddy Chevaillier 5
France Peugeot Total France Stéphane Sarrazin France Jacques-Julien Renucci 1
Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Carlos Magalhães 4, 7
Italy H.F. Grifone SRL France Didier Auriol France Denis Giraudet 1
Italy Corrado Fontana Italy Carlo Cassina 5, 7–9
France BF Goodrich Drivers Team France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia 1
Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Achim Maraite 5
Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek 8
Italy Luca Cantamessa Italy Piercarlo Capolongo 10
United Kingdom Adam Gould United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall 11
United Kingdom Peugeot UK United Kingdom Kris Meeke Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle 1–2, 4–5, 7–11
France PH Sport Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach United Kingdom Daniel Barritt 4
Luxembourg Gilles Schammel Belgium Renaud Jamoul 5
Poland Cersanit Rally Team Poland Michał Sołowow Poland Maciek Baran 5, 7–9
Ukraine Tsunami Rally Team Russia Alexander Zheludov Ukraine Iria Kolomeytseva 6
Portugal Team C.D. Nacional da Madeira Portugal Alexandre Camacho Portugal Padro Calado 7
Czech Republic Tescoma Rally Team Czech Republic Roman Kresta Czech Republic Petr Gross 8
Hungary Peugeot Total Hungaria Hungary János Tóth Hungary Robert Tagai 8
Italy Racing Lions SRL Italy Paolo Andreucci Italy Anna Andreussi 10
Italy Island Motorsport Italy Ranato Travaglia Italy Lorenzo Granai 10
Italy Abarth & C. Spa Abarth Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 Italy Giandomenico Basso Italy Mitia Dotta 1–2, 4–9
Italy Luca Rossetti Italy Matteo Chiarcossi 1, 7–8, 10
Finland Anton Alén Finland Timo Alanne 1–2, 4, 6
Belgium Bernd Casier Belgium Francis Caesemaeker 5
Spain Miguel Fuster Spain Jose Vicente Medina 9
Belgium François Duval France Denis Giraduet 10
Italy Umberto Scandola Italy Guido D'Amore 10
Italy Astra Racing Finland Toni Gardemeister Finland Tomi Tuominen 1
France Julien Maurin France Gilles Thimonier 1
Italy Procar Portugal Bernardo Sousa Portugal Jorge Carvalho 4, 7
Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin Republic of Ireland Greg Shinnors 11
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Škoda Fabia S2000 Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula 1, 4–6, 8, 10
Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý 1, 4–6, 8–10
Belgium René Georges Rally Sport Belgium François Duval France Denis Giraudet 5
Italy Škoda Rally Team Italia France Julien Maurin France Gilles Thimonier 7, 9–10
Italy Piero Longhi Italy Maurizio Imerito 10
Czech Republic Delimax Team Czech Republic Pavel Valoušek Czech Republic Zdeněk Hrůza 8
Italy E-Art Rally Team Russia Evgeny Novikov Belgium Stéphane Prévot 8
Spain A.C. Principado de Asturias Spain Alberto Hevia Spain Alberto Iglesias 9
United Kingdom Škoda Motorsport UK United Kingdom Guy Wilks United Kingdom Phil Pugh 11
United Kingdom Mellors Elliot Motorsport Proton Proton Satria Neo S2000 5–10
France Bryan Bouffier France Xavier Panseri 8
United Kingdom Alister McRae Australia Bill Hayes 11
Austria Interwetten Racing Mitsubishi Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Austria Franz Wittmann Austria Bernhard Ettel 1, 4–6, 8–11
France BPS Racing France Frédéric Romeyer France Thomas Fournel 1
Argentina Tango Rally Team Argentina Marcos Ligato Argentina Rubén García 2
Argentina Alejandro Cancio Argentina Santiago García 2
Kenya Triton Team Kenya Lee Rose Kenya Nick Patel 3
Kenya Dalbit Team Kenya Carl Tundo Kenya Tim Jessop 3
United Kingdom Alastair Cavenagh Kenya Saleem Haji 3
Portugal Team Além Mar Portugal Ricardo Moura Portugal Sancho Eiró 4
Portugal Luís Ramalho 7
Portugal Ricardo Carmo Portugal Justino Reis 4
Portugal Peres Competições Portugal Fernando Peres Portugal Jose Pedro Silva 4, 7
Russia Prosport Russia Andrey Zhigunov Russia Igor Ter-Oganesiants 6
Czech Republic EuroOil Čepro Czech National Team Czech Republic Vaclav Pech Czech Republic Petr Uhel 8
United Kingdom David Bogie Rallying United Kingdom David Bogie United Kingdom Kevin Rae 11
United Kingdom DGM Sport United Kingdom Jonathan Greer United Kingdom Dai Roberts 11
Netherlands Heuvel Motor Sport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Netherlands Jasper van den Heuvel Netherlands Martine Kolman 5, 8
South Africa Sunvic Volkswagen Volkswagen Polo S2000 South Africa Lola Verlaque South Africa Megan Verlaque 3
Belgium René Georges Rally Sport France Julien Maurin France Gilles Thimonier 4
Belgium Autostal Duindistel Belgium Patrick Snijers Belgium Cindy Cokelaere 5
United Kingdom Motor Sport Developments Opel Opel Corsa OPC S2000 France Alexandre Bengue France Matthieu Baumel 5
Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene 8
Finland Toni Gardemeister Finland Tomi Tuominen 9
Russia Lada Sport Rally Honda Honda Civic Type-R R3 Estonia Kaspar Koitla Estonia Ain Heiskonen 6
Estonia Andres Ots 11
Estonia Aava-Sikk Youth Team Estonia Martin Kangur Estonia Kuldar Sikk 11

Results[edit]

Round Rally name Podium finishers
Rank Driver Car Time
1 Monaco/France 77è Rallye Monte-Carlo
(January 21–24) – Results and report
1 France Sébastien Ogier Peugeot 207 S2000 4:40:45.7
2 Belgium Freddy Loix Peugeot 207 S2000 4:42:29.3
3 France Stéphane Sarrazin Peugeot 207 S2000 4:43:07.3
2 Brazil Rallye Internacional de Curitiba
(March 5–7)
1 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Peugeot 207 S2000 2:08:05.7
2 France Nicolas Vouilloz Peugeot 207 S2000 2:08:31.9
3 Italy Giandomenico Basso Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 2:08:53.6
3 Kenya 57th KCB Safari Rally
(April 3–4)
1 Kenya Carl Tundo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2:47:25.0
2 United Kingdom Alastair Cavenagh Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2:48:42.0
3 Kenya Lee Rose Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2:48:51.0
4 Portugal Sata Rally Açores
(May 7–9)
1 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Peugeot 207 S2000 2:36:48.3
2 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 2:37:41.4
3 France Nicolas Vouilloz Peugeot 207 S2000 2:37:53.1
5 Belgium Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally
(June 18–20)
1 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Peugeot 207 S2000 2:32:16.3
2 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 2:32:36.7
3 Belgium Freddy Loix Peugeot 207 S2000 2:33:56.8
6 Russia Rally Russia
(July 9–11)
1 Finland Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 1:45:15.2
2 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 1:46:36.1
3 Italy Giandomenico Basso Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 1:49:21:2
7 Portugal Rali Vinho da Madeira
(July 30–August 1)
1 Italy Giandomenico Basso Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 3:09:55.4
2 Portugal Bruno Magalhães Peugeot 207 S2000 3:09:58.9
3 Portugal Alexandre Camacho Peugeot 207 S2000 3:10:37.1
8 Czech Republic Barum Czech Rally Zlín
(August 21–23) Results and report
1 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 2:24:21:1
2 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Peugeot 207 S2000 2:25:21.5
3 Finland Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:26:21.9
9 Spain Rally Príncipe de Asturias
(September 10–12)
1 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 2:41:51.3
2 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Peugeot 207 S2000 2:44:38.2
3 France Nicolas Vouilloz Peugeot 207 S2000 2:44:40.8
10 Italy 51° Rallye Sanremo
(September 24–26)
1 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Peugeot 207 S2000 2:20:03.5
2 Italy Luca Rossetti Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 2:20:19.2
3 France Nicolas Vouilloz Peugeot 207 S2000 2:20:20.4
11 United Kingdom RAC MSA Rally of Scotland
(November 19–21) – Results and report
1 United Kingdom Guy Wilks Škoda Fabia S2000 2:17:07.5
2 United Kingdom Alister McRae Proton Satria Neo S2000 2:19:54.8
3 United Kingdom Jonathan Greer Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2:22:29.3

Standings[edit]

Drivers[edit]

  • Only the best seven scores from each driver count towards the championship.
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
CUR
Brazil
SAF
Kenya
AZO
Portugal
YPR
Belgium
RUS
Russia
MAD
Portugal
ZLI
Czech Republic
AST
Spain
ITA
Italy
SCO
United Kingdom
 T. Pts   Drop   Pts 
1 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Ret 1 1 1 5 2 4 1 DSQ 60 60
2 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 4 2 2 2 1 1 Ret 49 49
3 Belgium Freddy Loix 2 4 4 3 6 Ret 6 4 37 37
4 France Nicolas Vouilloz Ret 2 3 Ret 4 Ret 5 3 31 31
5 Italy Giandomenico Basso 5 3 Ret 8 3 1 Ret 11 28 28
6 Finland Juho Hänninen Ret Ret 5 1 3 8 21 21
7 United Kingdom Guy Wilks Ret 5 11 Ret 22 13 1 15 15
8 France Sébastien Ogier 1 10 10
9 Kenya Carl Tundo 1 10 10
10 Portugal Bruno Magalhães 9 2 8 8
11 Italy Luca Rossetti Ret Ret 10 2 8 8
12 United Kingdom Alistair Cavenagh 2 8 8
13 United Kingdom Alister McRae 2 8 8
14 Austria Franz Wittmann Ret 6 Ret 6 15 12 20 Ret 7 7
15 Portugal Alexandre Camacho 3 6 6
16 United Kingdom Jonathan Greer 3 6 6
17 Kenya Lee Rose 3 6 6
18 France Stéphane Sarrazin 3 6 6
19 Estonia Kaspar Koitla 10 5 6 6
20 Czech Republic Roman Kresta 4 5 5
21 Belgium Pieter Tsjoen 4 5 5
22 Italy Corrado Fontana 10 8 Ret 7 5 5
23 Kenya Asad Anwar 7 5 5
24 Portugal Fernando Peres 5 Ret 4 4
25 Italy Paolo Andreucci 5 4 4
26 Argentina Alejandro Cancio 5 4 4
27 Czech Republic Martin Prokop 5 4 4
28 Republic of Ireland Eamonn Boland 6 4 4
29 Kenya Alex Horsey 12 4 4
30 France Frédéric Romeyer 6 3 3
31 Luxembourg Gilles Schammel 6 3 3
32 Italy Renato Travaglia 6 3 3
33 Czech Republic Pavel Valoušek 6 3 3
34 Finland Anton Alén Ret Ret 18 7 3 3
35 Spain Alberto Hevia 8 3 3
36 United Kingdom William Bonniwell 9 3 3
37 Brazil Rafael Túlio 9 3 3
38 Kenya Quentin Mitchel 14 3 3
39 Switzerland Olivier Burri 7 2 2
40 Netherlands Jesper van den Heuvel 7 2 2
41 Portugal Miguel Nunes 7 2 2
42 Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach 7 2 2
43 Hungary Janos Toth 7 2 2
44 Russia Boris Zimin 8 2 2
45 Poland Michal Solowow 11 9 9 9 2 2
46 Brazil Luis Tedesco 10 2 2
47 United Kingdom Richard Nicoll 11 2 2
48 Tanzania Navraj Hans 16 2 2
49 Portugal Ricardo Moura 8 Ret 1 1
50 Italy Luca Cantamessa 8 1 1
51 Czech Republic Václav Pech 8 1 1
52 France Patrick Atrtru 9 1 1
53 United Kingdom Donnie MacDonald 12 1 1
54 Brazil Marcos Tokarski 12 1 1
55 Kenya Peter Horsey 18 1 1
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
CUR
Brazil
SAF
Kenya
AZO
Portugal
YPR
Belgium
RUS
Russia
MAD
Portugal
ZLI
Czech Republic
AST
Spain
ITA
Italy
SCO
United Kingdom
 T. Pts   Drop   Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Manufacturers[edit]

  • Only the best seven scores from each manufacturer count towards the championship.
Pos Manufacturer MON
Monaco
CUR
Brazil
SAF
Kenya
AZO
Portugal
YPR
Belgium
RUS
Russia
MAD
Portugal
ZLI
Czech Republic
AST
Spain
ITA
Italy
SCO
United Kingdom
 T. Pts   Drop   Pts 
1 France Peugeot 18 18 0 16 16 0 14 0 14 16 0 112 112
2 Czech Republic Škoda 5 0 0 8 12 18 0 16 13 0 10 82 82
3 Japan Ralliart 4 4 18 7 2 6 0 1 0 0 9 51 1 50
4 Italy Abarth 6 8 0 0 1 9 10 0 1 8 0 43 43
5 Malaysia Proton 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 8 13 13
6 Japan Honda 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 5 5
Pos Manufacturer MON
Monaco
CUR
Brazil
SAF
Kenya
AZO
Portugal
YPR
Belgium
RUS
Russia
MAD
Portugal
ZLI
Czech Republic
AST
Spain
ITA
Italy
SCO
United Kingdom
 T. Pts   Drop   Pts 

References[edit]

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