2008 Intercontinental Rally Challenge

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2008 Intercontinental Rally Challenge
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The 2008 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season was the third season of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The season consisted of ten rounds and began on April 4, with the Istanbul Rally. The season ended on December 12 with the China Rally. Nicolas Vouilloz won the title ahead of Freddy Loix and Giandomenico Basso.

Calendar[edit]

Round Dates Event title Surface
1 April 4–6 Turkey Istanbul Rally Gravel
2 May 8–10 Portugal Rally de Portugal Gravel
3 June 27–28 Belgium Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally Asphalt
4 July 11–12 Russia Rally Russia Gravel
5 August 1–2 Portugal Rali Vinho da Madeira Asphalt
6 August 22–24 Czech Republic Barum Czech Rally Zlín Asphalt
7 September 11–13 Spain Rallye Principe de Asturias Asphalt
8 September 26–28 Italy Rallye San Remo Asphalt
9 October 24–26 Switzerland Rallye International du Valais Asphalt
10 December 5–12 China China Rally Gravel

Selected entries[edit]

Entrant Constructor Car Driver Co-driver Rounds
Italy Abarth & C. Spa Abarth Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 Italy Giandomenico Basso Italy Mitia Dotta 1–9
Finland Anton Alén Finland Timo Alanne 1–4, 6–9
Italy Umberto Scandola Italy Guido D'Amore 5, 9
Italy Dario D'Esposito 8
Italy Andrea Navarra Italy Guido D'Amore 8
Italy Alessio Pisi Italy Luca Costantini 8
Italy Renato Travaglia Italy Lorenzo Granai 8
Italy Island Motorsport 1, 3, 5–6
Turkey Fiat Motorsport Turkey Turkey Volkan Isik Turkey Kaan Özşenler 1, 3, 5–6
Italy Procar Spain Daniel Solà Spain Oscar Sanchez 1–4, 7
Belgium François Duval France Patrick Pivato 2
Poland Cersanit Rally Team Poland Michał Sołowow Poland Maciek Baran 1
Portugal Fiat Vodafone Portugal José Pedro Fontes Portugal António Costa 2, 5
Italy H.F. Grifone SRL France Didier Auriol France Denis Giraudet 2, 4, 8
Italy Corrado Fontana Italy Carlo Cassina 3
Spain Fiat Auto Eapaña Spain Miguel Fuster Spain José Vincente Medina 7
Switzerland Scuderia Solferino Rally Switzerland Olivier Burri France Benjamin Veillas 9
Czech Republic Champion Racing Peugeot Peugeot 207 S2000 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý 1–4
Belgium Peugeot Team Belux Belgium Freddy Loix Belgium Robin Buysmans 1–9
France Nicolas Vouilloz France Nicolas Klinger 1–9
France BSA Team France Brice Tirabassi France Fabrice Gordon 1–5
Italy Racing Lions SRL Italy Luca Rossetti Italy Matteo Chiarcossi 1–3, 5–6, 8–9
Austria Stohl Racing Austria Manfred Stohl Austria Ilka Minor 2
France Peugeot Total Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Mário Castro 2
Portugal Carlos Magalhães 5, 7
France BF Goodrich Drivers Team Portugal Miguel Campos Portugal Paulo Babo 2
Belgium Patrick Snijers Belgium Wim Soenens 3
Czech Republic Pavel Valoušek Czech Republic Zdeněk Hrůza 6
Spain Sergio Vallejo Spain Diego Vallejo 7
Italy Andrea Torlasco Italy Michele Brega 8
Hungary Peugeot Total Hungaria Hungary János Tóth Hungary Robert Tagai 2–3, 6, 9
Poland Cersanit Rally Team Poland Michał Sołowow Poland Maciek Baran 3, 5–6, 8
Belgium Kronos Racing Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula 4
Portugal Team de Ralis Olca Portugal Alexandre Camacho Portugal Pedro Calado 5
Czech Republic Tescoma Rally Team Czech Republic Roman Kresta Czech Republic Petr Gross 6
Spain Peugeot Sport España Spain Enrique García Ojeda Spain Jordi Barrabes Costa 6–7
Spain Luís Monzón Spain José Carlos Déniz 7
Spain Oscar Garre Spain Pablo Marcos Secades 7
Poland Peugeot Sport Polska France Bryan Bouffier France Xavier Panseri 6, 9
Switzerland Lugano Racing Team Switzerland Gregoire Hotz Switzerland Pietro Ravasi 9
Switzerland Florian Gonon Switzerland Sandra Arlettaz 9
Italy Mauro Rally Tuning Mitsubishi Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Italy Giovanni Manfrinato Italy Claudio Condotta 1
Austria Red Bull Rally Team Austria Andreas Aigner Germany Klaus Wicha 2
Portugal Bernardo Sousa Portugal Carlos Magalhães 2
Italy Ralliart Italy Portugal Armindo Araújo Portugal Miguel Ramalho 2
Italy Paolo Andreucci Italy Anna Andreussi 2, 8
Finland RRE Sports Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula 2
Netherlands Heuvel Motorsport Netherlands Jasper van den Heuvel Netherlands Martine Kolman 3
Russia Driving Art Russia Andrey Zhigunov Russia Igor Ter-Oganesiants 4
Czech Republic EuroOil Čepro Czech National Team Czech Republic Václav Pech Czech Republic Petr Uhel 6
Spain B9 Racing Spain Alberto Hevia Spain Alberto Iglesias 7
China Guizhou Bailing Team China Liu Chao Dong China Hongyu Pan 10
China Hongjie Wei China Shaojun Huang 10
Finland Juha Salo Finland Mika Stenberg 10
China Soueast-Motor Wan Yu Rally Team Finland Jarkko Miettinen Finland Mikko Lukka 10
China Fan Fan China Junwei Fang 10
Thailand Jixiang Wu Thailand Zhengliang Ke 10
China Zhonglin Yang China Weipeng Zhang 10
China Wuyi Youth Rally Team China Jun Xu China Shuang Liu 10
China Zhixing Yang China Xin Guo 10
Belgium Autostal Duindistel Volkswagen Volkswagen Polo S2000 Belgium Bernd Casier Belgium Frédéric Miclotte 3
Belgium Belgian VW Club 6, 8
Belgium Raphaël Auqueir Belgium Cédric Pirotte 3
Belgium René Georges Rally Sport France Philippe Greiffenberg France Laurent Fourcade 9
United Kingdom Bill Gwynne Motorsport MG S2000 Sport United Kingdom Mark Higgins United Kingdom Rory Kennedy 3
United Kingdom Stuart Jones Rallying United Kingdom Stuart Jones United Kingdom George Gwynn 9
Italy Procar Honda Honda Civic Type-R R3 Italy Alessandro Bettega Italy Simone Scattolin 3, 6–9
Italy JAS Motorsport United Kingdom Guy Wilks Republic of Ireland David Moynihan 4

Drivers standings[edit]

  • The best seven scores from each driver count towards the championship.
Pos Driver IST
Turkey
POR
Portugal
YPR
Belgium
RUS
Russia
MAD
Portugal
ZLI
Czech Republic
AST
Spain
SAN
Italy
VAL
Switzerland
CHN
China
 Pts 
1 France Nicolas Vouilloz 2 3 2 5 1 2 2 2 2 58
2 Belgium Freddy Loix 8 Ret 1 4 6 1 3 5 1 48
3 Italy Giandomenico Basso Ret 4 6 3 2 Ret 1 1 5 46
4 Italy Luca Rossetti 1 1 3 5 7 3 3 44
5 Finland Anton Alén 3 Ret 11 2 Ret 6 8 6 21
6 Italy Renato Travaglia 4 Ret 4 5 4 19
7 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 5 2 Ret 6 15
8 Finland Juho Hänninen 5 1 14
9 France Bryan Bouffier 3 4 11
10 Finland Jarkko Miettinen 1 10
11 China Liu Chao Dong 3 8
12 Portugal Alexandre Camacho 3 6
13 China Jun Xu 4 6
14 Spain Enrique García Ojeda 13 4 5
15 Belgium Bernd Casier 4 5
16 Czech Republic Pavel Valoušek 4 5
17 China Fan Fan 6 5
18 Belgium Patrick Snijers 5 4
19 Spain Miguel Fuster 5 4
20 Hungary János Tóth Ret Ret 6 8 4
21 Portugal Bruno Magalhães 6 8 Ret 4
22 China Hanping Ma 7 4
23 Spain Daniel Sola 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
24 Italy Alessandro Perico 6 3
25 China Zhuoyong Tan 8 3
26 Turkey Volkan Isik 7 Ret 11 16 2
27 France Brice Tirabassi Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 2
28 Italy Umberto Scandola 7 Ret Ret 2
29 Austria Manfred Stohl 7 2
30 Netherlands Jasper van den Heuvel 7 2
31 Spain Sergio Vallejo 7 2
32 Italy Luca Cantamessa 7 2
33 Switzerland Gregoire Hotz 7 2
34 Thailand Jixiang Wu 9 2
35 Austria Andreas Aigner 8 1
36 Czech Republic Josef Peták 8 1
37 Spain Alberto Hevia 8 1
38 Belgium Paul Lietaer 9 1
39 Russia Oleg Antropov 9 1
40 China Jianrong Jan 11 1
Pos Driver IST
Turkey
POR
Portugal
YPR
Belgium
RUS
Russia
MAD
Portugal
ZLI
Czech Republic
AST
Spain
SAN
Italy
VAL
Switzerland
CHN
China
 Pts 
Key
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)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry before
the event (WD)