Intercontinental Rally Challenge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Intercontinental Rally Challenge
Irc logo png.png
Category Super 2000
Group N
Country International
Inaugural season 2006
Folded 2012
Drivers Varied from event to event
Teams 8 (manufacturers)[1]
Tyre suppliers Michelin
Yokohama
Last Drivers' champion Andreas Mikkelsen
Last Makes' champion Škoda
Official website ircseries.com

The Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) was a rallying series organised by SRW Events Ltd and Eurosport Events Ltd, and sanctioned by the FIA, which aimed to "give new opportunities to young or amateur rally drivers competing in recognised regional and international rallies, while offering organisers an innovative TV format concept, created by Eurosport." The series focused on Group N and Group A spec cars up to 2000 cc, including Super 2000, R4, R2 and R3.

The series was born in 2006 with the name International Rally Challenge, switching in 2007 to Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The 2012 season was the last season of the series. From 2013, the IRC's series promoter Eurosport Events Ltd took over responsibility for organising the European Rally Championship (ERC) series.

Champions[edit]

Season Champion driver Co-driver Car Champion manufacturer IRC 2WD Cup Champion manufacturer
2006 Italy Giandomenico Basso Italy Mitia Dotta Fiat Punto Abarth S2000 Italy Abarth
2007 Spain Enrique García-Ojeda Spain Jordi Barrabés Peugeot 207 S2000 France Peugeot
2008 France Nicolas Vouilloz France Nicolas Klinger Peugeot 207 S2000 France Peugeot Italy Marco Cavigioli France Peugeot
2009 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Peugeot 207 S2000 France Peugeot France Denis Millet France Peugeot
2010 Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 Czech Republic Škoda United Kingdom Harry Hunt France Peugeot
2011 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 Czech Republic Škoda France Jean-Michel Raoux Japan Honda
2012 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 Czech Republic Škoda United Kingdom Harry Hunt France Renault

Event Winners[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manufacturers". Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 

External links[edit]