2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season

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2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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The 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge is the seventh and final season of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The season again consists of thirteen rounds and started on 23 February with the Sata Rallye Açores. The season will end on 3 November, at the FxPro Cyprus Rally.

Calendar[edit]

The calendar consists of thirteen events run in Europe. The schedule includes five new events, to be held in Sicily, Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania and San Marino.[1]

Round Dates Event title Rally HQ Surface
1 23–25 February SATA Rallye Açores Portugal Ponta Delgada Gravel
2 15–17 March Rally Islas Canarias Trofeo El Corte Inglés Spain Las Palmas Asphalt
3 6–7 April Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally Republic of Ireland Armagh Asphalt
4 11–12 May Tour de Corse France Ajaccio Asphalt
5 14–16 June Targa Florio Rally[2] Italy Sicily Asphalt
6 21–24 June Geko Ypres Rally Belgium Ypres Asphalt
7 6–7 July Rally San Marino San Marino San Marino Gravel
8 20–22 July Sibiu Rally Romania Romania Sibiu Gravel
9 31 August–2 September Barum Czech Rally Zlín Czech Republic Zlín Asphalt
10 15–16 September Prime Yalta Rally Ukraine Yalta Asphalt
11 29–30 September Mabanol Rally Sliven Bulgaria Sliven Asphalt
12 12–13 October Rallye Sanremo Italy Sanremo Asphalt
13 2–3 November FxPro Cyprus Rally Cyprus Limassol Asphalt/Gravel

Selected entries[edit]

Constructor Car Entrant Driver Co-driver Rounds
Škoda Škoda Fabia S2000 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula 1, 3, 6, 9, 12
Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler 2–6, 9, 12
United Kingdom Škoda UK Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene 1–9, 13
Austria Red Bull Team Germany Hermann Gassner Germany Klaus Wicha 1–2, 4
Germany Škoda Auto Deutschland Germany Sepp Wiegand Germany Timo Gottschalk 1–9, 13
United Arab Emirates Skydive Dubai Rally Team United Arab Emirates Rashid Al Ketbi United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Kendi 1–2, 4–6
Spain AMP Classic Team Spain Alberto Hevia Spain Alberto Igresias 2
Hungary Eurosol Racing Team Hungary János Puskádi Hungary Barnabás Gódor 2, 7, 12
Hungary László Vizin Hungary Gábor Zsiros 6, 10, 13
Republic of Ireland Škoda Ireland Republic of Ireland Robert Barrable Republic of Ireland Damien Connolly 3
United Kingdom Stuart Loudon 6, 9
Italy S.A. Motorsport Italia SRL Italy Umberto Scandola Italy Guido D'Amore 5, 7, 12
Netherlands Wevers Sport Belgium Pieter Tsjoen Belgium Eddy Chevaillier 6
Romania Napoca Rally Academy Italy Marco Tempestini Romania Dorin Pulpea 8
Romania Jack Daniel's Rally Team Hungary Gergely Szabó Romania Károly Borbély 8
Romania Škoda România Romania Dan Girtofan Romania Adrian Berghea 8
Czech Republic Adell Mogul Racing Team Czech Republic Roman Kresta Czech Republic Petr Gross 9
Estonia ME3 Rally Team Estonia Karl Kruuda Estonia Martin Järveoja 9
Czech Republic AK Rallysport Brno Czech Republic Jaromír Tarabus Czech Republic Daniel Trunkát 9
Slovakia Rufa Sport Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka Czech Republic Miroslav Houšť 9
Czech Republic Surfin Czech Republic Emil Triner Czech Republic Petr Machů 9
Bulgaria Vivacom Rally Team Bulgaria Dimitar Iliev Bulgaria Yanaki Yanakiev 11
Peugeot Peugeot 207 S2000 Italy Delta Rally France Bryan Bouffier France Xavier Panseri 1, 4
Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Carlos Magalhães 1
Portugal Nuno Rodrigues da Silva 12
France Jean-Marc Manzagol France Etienne Patrone 4
Spain AMP Classic Team Spain Jonathan Pérez Spain Enrique Velasco 2
Spain Canarias Sport Club Spain Luis Monzón Spain Jose Carlos Deniz 2
France Saintéloc Racing Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Gareth Roberts 3–4
Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle 12
France Mathieu Arzeno Belgium Renaud Jamoul 3–4, 8
France Jean-Mathieu Leandri France Pierre-Marien Leonardi 4
Switzerland Florian Gonon Switzerland Sandra Arlettaz 6, 9, 12
Switzerland Michaël Burri Switzerland Stéphane Rey 8
Italy Munaretto Sport France Pierre Campana France Sabrina de Castelli 4
France François Delecour France Dominique Savignoni 8
Italy F.P.F. Sport SRL Italy Paolo Andreucci Italy Anna Andreussi 5, 12
Italy Casarano Racing Italy Matteo Gamba Italy Emanuele Inglesi 5
Italy United Rally Management Italy Alessandro Perico Italy Fabrizio Carrara 5, 12
Italy HRT Motorsport Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Gareth Roberts 5
Belgium Autostal Duindistel Belgium Freddy Loix Belgium Lara Vanneste 6
Poland Synthos Cersanit Rally Team Poland Michał Sołowow Poland Maciek Baran 6, 9
Belgium Autostal Atrantic Belgium Mathias Viaene Belgium Pieter Vyncke 6
Belgium Jonas Langenakens Belgium Nico Beernaert 6
Belgium Philip Cracco Belgium Geert Demuynck 6
France Peugeot Sport France France Germain Bonnefis France Olivier Fournier 7
Czech Republic Peugeot Delimax Total Team Czech Republic Pavel Valoušek Czech Republic Lukáš Kostka 9
Ukraine 77 Rally Team Ukraine Yukhym Vazheyevskyy Ukraine Yevgen Kochkovoyi 10
Bulgaria ASC Prestige Bulgaria Petar Gyoshev Bulgaria Dimitar Spasov 11
Bulgaria Globul Rally Team Bulgaria Krum Donchev Bulgaria Petar Yordanov 11
Italy Power Car Team France Pierre Campana France Sabrina de Castelli 12
Italy Peugeot Sport Italia Italy Stefano Albertini Italy Simone Scattolin 12
Belgium Kronos Racing United Kingdom Harry Hunt Australia Dale Moscatt 12
Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Portugal Team Além Mar Portugal Ricardo Moura Portugal Sancho Eiró 1
Portugal António Costa 2
Portugal Ricardo Carmo Portugal Jorge Diniz 1
Portugal Luís Miguel Rego Portugal Pedro Rodrigues 1
United Kingdom Jennings Motorsport United Kingdom Garry Jennings Republic of Ireland Barry McNulty 3
Romania Napoca Rally Academy Romania Bogdan Marișca Romania Sebastian Itu 8
Ukraine Mentos Ascania Racing Ukraine Valeriy Gorban Ukraine Andriy Nikolaiev 10
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Italy Rally Project Italy Max Rendina Italy Mario Pizzuti 5, 10
Ukraine Dream Team Ukraine Ukraine Vitaliy Pushkar Ukraine Ivan Mishyn 5–6, 8, 13
Romania Colina Motorsport Romania Edwin Keleti Romania Botond Csomortáni 8
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X R4 Netherlands Heuvel Motor Sport Netherlands Jasper van den Heuvel Belgium Kris Botson 6
Romania Colina Motorsport Romania Valentin Porcișteanu Romania Dan Dobre 8
Ukraine Odessa Rally Team Ukraine Vitaliy Pushkar Ukraine Ivan Mishyn 10, 12
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4 Italy Island Motorsport Italy Marco Cavigioli Italy Monica Fortunato 9–10, 12
Ford Ford Fiesta S2000 Ukraine Dream Team Ukraine Ukraine Oleksandr Saliuk Ukraine Pavlo Cherepin 1–2, 4
Ukraine Adrian Aftanaziv 6
Ukraine Oleksiy Tamrazov Italy Nicola Arena 1–2, 4, 6–7
United Kingdom M-Sport United Kingdom Alastair Fisher United Kingdom Rory Kennedy 3
United Kingdom Daniel Barritt 6
France Team Emap Yacco France Julien Maurin France Olivier Ural 4
Norway PS Engineering United Kingdom Martin McCormack Republic of Ireland David Moynihan 4
Sweden Patrik Flodin Sweden Göran Bergsten 6, 8–9
Sweden Morgan Olsson 7
Hungary Frigyes Turán Hungary Gabor Zsiros 12
Finland Rali SM Finland Juha Salo Finland Marko Salminen 7
Turkey Castrol Ford Team Türkiye Turkey Yağiz Avci Turkey Bahadir Gücenmez 10–11
Ukraine AT Rally Team Finland Mikko Pajunen Finland Kaj Lindström 10
Lithuania Sports Racing Technologies Russia Vasiliy Gryazin Russia Dmitriy Chumak 13
Ford Fiesta RRC Italy Movisport Italy Giandomenico Basso Italy Mitia Dotta 4–5, 7, 12
Ukraine 77 Rally Team Ukraine Yuriy Protasov Ukraine Kyrylo Nesvit 10
Qatar Qatar World Rally Team Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Italy Giovanni Bernacchini 13
Jordan Motortune Racing Lebanon Roger Feghali Lebanon Joseph Matar 13
Saudi Arabia Yazeed Racing Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr 13
Qatar QMMF Qatar Rally Team Qatar Khalid Al-Suwaidi United Kingdom Nicky Beech 13
Subaru Subaru Impreza STi R4 Romania Napoca Rally Academy Italy Marco Tempestini Romania Dorin Pulpea 1–2, 4–5, 7, 10–13
Japan Team Arai Japan Toshihiro Arai Australia Dale Moscatt 4, 7, 9, 13
Austria Stohl Racing Austria Andreas Aigner Austria Daniela Ertl 4, 6
Austria Ilka Minor 8–9, 12–13
Finland Tommi Mäkinen Racing Finland Jarkko Nikara Finland Jarkko Kalliolepo 4, 7, 9, 13
Subaru Impreza WRX STi Romania Napoca Rally Academy Italy Simone Tempestini Italy Lucio Baggio 8, 10
Ukraine Xado Motorsport Ukraine Mykola Chmykh Ukraine Oleksandr Vilchynskyy 10
Renault Renault Mégane RS France Renault Sport Technologies France Robert Consani France Nicolas Klinger 2–6, 9–12
France François Delecour France Dominique Savignoni 4
France Emmanuel Guigou France Gabin Moreau 4
Belgium Kris Princen Belgium Bram Eelbode 6
Renault Clio R3 Bulgaria Bulbet Rally Team Bulgaria Todor Slavov Bulgaria Dobromir Filipov 11
Mini Mini John Cooper Works S2000 United Kingdom SMG Motorsport Spain Dani Sordo Spain Carlos del Barrio 4
Belgium Autostal Duindistel Belgium Patrick Snijers Belgium Johan Gitsels 6
Czech Republic EuroOil Invelt Team Czech Republic Václav Pech Czech Republic Petr Uhel 9
Ukraine AT Rally Team Ukraine Oleksiy Tamrazov Italy Nicola Arena 10
Qatar Seashore Qatar Rally Team Qatar Misfer Al-Marri Italy Nicola Arena 13
Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Republic of Ireland Killian Duffy 13
Abarth Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 Turkey Pegasus Racing Turkey Fatih Kara Turkey Guray Karacar 11

Results[edit]

Round Rally name Podium finishers
Rank Driver Car Time
1 Portugal SATA Rallye Açores
(23–25 February)
1 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:12:43.2
2 Finland Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:13:08.3
3 France Bryan Bouffier Peugeot 207 S2000 2:14:48.0
2 Spain Rally Islas Canarias Trofeo El Corte Inglés
(15–17 March)
1 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 2:21:46.5
2 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:22:14.8
3 Spain Luis Monzón Peugeot 207 S2000 2:25:00.1
3 United Kingdom Circuit of Ireland
(6–7 April) — Results and report
1 Finland Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 1:58:21.8
2 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Škoda Fabia S2000 1:59:06.0
3 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 2:00:01.3
4 France Tour de Corse
(11–12 May)
1 Spain Dani Sordo Mini John Cooper Works RRC 3:22:01.6
2 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 3:22:19.5
3 France Pierre Campana Peugeot 207 S2000 3:22:34.0
5 Italy Targa Florio Rally
(14–16 June)[N 1]
1 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 1:04:59.1
2 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Škoda Fabia S2000 1:04:59.9
3 Italy Giandomenico Basso Ford Fiesta RRC 1:05:01.6
6 Belgium Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally
(21–24 June)
1 Finland Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:36:52.7
2 Belgium Freddy Loix Peugeot 207 S2000 2:37:39.2
3 Belgium Pieter Tsjoen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:39:07.3
7 San Marino Rally San Marino
(6–7 July)
1 Italy Giandomenico Basso Ford Fiesta RRC 2:35:56.6
2 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:35:59.4
3 Italy Umberto Scandola Škoda Fabia S2000 2:37:38.2
8 Romania Sibiu Rally Romania
(20–21 July)
1 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:15:28.0
2 Sweden Patrik Flodin Ford Fiesta S2000 2:21:01.8
3 France François Delecour Peugeot 207 S2000 2:27:24.9
9 Czech Republic Barum Rally Zlín
(31 August – 2 September) — Results and report
1 Finland Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:11:28.2
2 Czech Republic Roman Kresta Škoda Fabia S2000 2:13:11.3
3 Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka Škoda Fabia S2000 2:13:20.0
10 Ukraine Prime Yalta Rally
(15–16 September)
1 Turkey Yağiz Avci Ford Fiesta S2000 3:09:58.7
2 France Robert Consani Renault Mégane RS 3:13:11.1
3 Hungary László Vizin Škoda Fabia S2000 3:13:37.1
11 Bulgaria Mabanol Rally Sliven
(29–30 September)
1 Bulgaria Dimitar Iliev Škoda Fabia S2000 1:48:58.7
2 Bulgaria Petar Gyoshev Peugeot 207 S2000 1:49:09.9
3 Bulgaria Krum Donchev Peugeot 207 S2000 1:52:24.0
12 Italy Rallye Sanremo
(12–13 October)
1 Italy Giandomenico Basso Ford Fiesta RRC 2:19:03.6
2 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 2:19:39.3
3 Italy Alessandro Perico Peugeot 207 S2000 2:21:17.3
13 Cyprus Cyprus Rally
(2–3 November)
1 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC 3:16:25.2
2 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Škoda Fabia S2000 3:20:00.5
3 Japan Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza R4 3:26:32.3
Notes
  1. ^ The rally was abandoned after eight stages following the death of Gareth Roberts, co-driver to Craig Breen, in a crash on stage eight.[3][4]

Standings[edit]

Drivers[edit]

  • Only the best eight scores from each driver count towards the championship.
Pos Driver AZO
Portugal
CAN
Spain
IRE
United Kingdom
COR
France
TAR
Italy
YPR
Belgium
SMR
San Marino
ROM
Romania
ZLI
Czech Republic
YAL
Ukraine
SLI
Bulgaria
SAN
Italy
CYP
Cyprus
 Pts 
1 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 1 2 2 5 2 Ret 2 1 8 2 168
2 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 1 3 2 1 Ret 2 101
3 Finland Juho Hänninen 2 1 1 1 Ret 93
4 Germany Sepp Wiegand 4 4 7 8 7 4 Ret 10 5 73
5 Italy Giandomenico Basso Ret 3 1 1 65
6 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 1 50
7 Turkey Yagiz Avci 1 5 35
8 Finland Jarkko Nikara Ret 5 Ret 4 34
9 France Robert Consani Ret 10 Ret 10 Ret 6 2 8 32
10 Japan Toshihiro Arai 14 Ret 11 3 30
11 Sweden Patrik Flodin 5 Ret 2 15 28
12 France Bryan Bouffier 3 4 27
Italy Umberto Scandola 4 3 27
14 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen 5 6 Ret 6 26
15 Bulgaria Dimitar Iliev 1 25
Spain Dani Sordo 1 25
17 Italy Paolo Andreucci 5 5 20
18 France Pierre Campana 3 8 19
Italy Alessandro Perico 8 3 19
20 Bulgaria Petar Gyoshev 2 18
Belgium Freddy Loix 2 18
Czech Republic Roman Kresta 2 18
Republic of Ireland Robert Barrable 6 Ret 5 18
24 Romania Marco Tempestini Ret 20 Ret 17 7 Ret 5 16
25 Belgium Pieter Tsjoen 3 15
Bulgaria Krum Donchev 3 15
Hungary László Vizin 3 15
Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka 3 15
Spain Luis Monzón 3 15
France François Delecour 3 15
31 Turkey Murat Bostanci 6 7 14
Poland Michał Sołowow 4 9 14
33 Italy Stefano Albertini 4 12
Bulgaria Todor Slavov 4 12
Czech Republic Jaromir Tarabus 4 12
Ukraine Mykola Chmykh 4 12
Germany Hermann Gassner 5 Ret 9 12
Ukraine Vitaliy Pushkar 23 31 4 12
France Mathieu Arzeno 4 11 Ret Ret 12
40 Spain Jonathan Pérez 5 10
Romania Edwin Keleti 5 10
Austria Andreas Aigner 12 8 Ret 7 10
43 Belgium Mathias Viaene 6 8
Hungary Gergély Szabó 6 Ret 8
Spain Angel Marrero 6 8
Estonia Karl Kruuda 6 8
Italy Matteo Gamba 6 8
Portugal Ricardo Moura 6 Ret 8
Estonia Martin Kangur 6 8
50 Belgium Jonas Langenakens 7 6
France Jean-Marc Manzagol 7 6
Romania Valentin Porcisteanu 7 6
Hungary János Puskádi 7 Ret 6
Italy Marco Cavigioli 7 6
Ukraine Oleksandr Saliuk, Jr. 7 Ret Ret Ret 6
56 Slovenia Asja Zupanc 8 4
Ukraine Oleksiy Panoc 8 4
United Kingdom Garry Jennings 8 4
Italy Gabriele Noberasco 8 4
Portugal Sérgio Silva 8 4
United Arab Emirates Rashid Al Ketbi Ret 8 22 19 15 4
62 Bulgaria Stoyan Apostolov 9 2
Czech Republic Antonín Tlusťák 9 2
Ukraine Stanislav Besedin 9 2
Spain Germán Hernández 9 2
Hungary Miklós Bujdos 9 2
Republic of Ireland Donagh Kelly 9 2
Italy Massimiliano Rendina 9 2
Portugal Ruben Rodrigues 9 2
Romania Bogdan Marişca 9 2
71 Italy Federico Gasperetti 10 1
Turkey Bugra Banaz 10 1
Turkey Eytan Halfon 10 1
Belgium Bob Colsoul 10 1
Republic of Ireland Sam Moffett 10 1
Italy Paolo Diana 10 1
Portugal Miguel Barbosa 10 1
Romania Alexandru Filip 10 1
France Jean-Mathieu Leandri 10 1
Pos Driver AZO
Portugal
CAN
Spain
IRE
United Kingdom
COR
France
TAR
Italy
YPR
Belgium
SMR
San Marino
ROM
Romania
ZLI
Czech Republic
YAL
Ukraine
SLI
Bulgaria
SAN
Italy
CYP
Cyprus
 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 eight scores from each manufacturer count towards the championship.
Pos Manufacturer AZO
Portugal
CAN
Spain
IRE
United Kingdom
COR
France
TAR
Italy
YPR
Belgium
SMR
San Marino
ROM
Romania
ZLI
Czech Republic
YAL
Ukraine
SLI
Bulgaria
SAN
Italy
CYP
Cyprus
Total Drop  Pts 
1 Czech Republic Škoda 43 43 43 37 43 40 33 25 43 15 25 22 56 468 120 348
2 France Peugeot 15 27 27 33 22 30 0 15 18 0 33 27 0 247 30 217
3 United Kingdom M-Sport 12 4 6 2 15 14 31 18 8 33 16 35 50 244 32 212
4 Japan Subaru 10 2 0 16 3 10 22 0 25 22 2 2 54 168 6 162
5 France Renault 0 7 18 12 14 1 12 22 6 18 16 14 0 140 14 126
6 Japan Honda 0 18 0 0 4 6 0 8 1 6 8 0 16 67 67
Pos Manufacturer AZO
Portugal
CAN
Spain
IRE
United Kingdom
COR
France
TAR
Italy
YPR
Belgium
SMR
San Marino
ROM
Romania
ZLI
Czech Republic
YAL
Ukraine
SLI
Bulgaria
SAN
Italy
CYP
Cyprus
Total Drop  Pts 

References[edit]

External links[edit]