2012 Circuit of Ireland

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2012 Circuit of Ireland
Round 3 of the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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2012 Circuit of Ireland Logo.png
Host countryUnited Kingdom
Rally baseArmagh
Dates run6 – 7 April 2012
Stages15[1] (220.30 km; 136.89 miles)
Stage surfaceTarmac
Overall distance621.75 km (386.34 miles)
Results
Crews39[2] at start

The 2012 Circuit of Ireland, officially the Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally was the third round of the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The fifteen stage tarmac event took place between 6–7 April 2012 with two of the Friday stages taking place at night.

It was the first time the event had been included in the IRC calendar.

Introduction[edit]

The rally was based in Armagh with the fifteen stages rally covering a total of 220.30 km (136.89 mi) primarily on closed public road. A super special stage started the event at the Titanic Quarter, Belfast on the Friday afternoon.[1]

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 1:58:21.8 0.0 25
2. Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 1:59:06.0 1:39.5 18
3. Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler Škoda Fabia S2000 2:00:01.3 1:39.5 15
4. France Mathieu Arzeno Belgium Renoul Jamoul Peugeot 207 S2000 2:02:23.4 4:01.6 12
5. Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Gareth Roberts Ford Fiesta S2000 2:03:15.6 4:53.8 10
6. Republic of Ireland Robert Barrable Republic of Ireland Damien Connolly Škoda Fabia S2000 2:03:36.3 5:14.5 8
7. Germany Sepp Wiegand Germany Timo Gottschalk Škoda Fabia S2000 2:04:37.7 6:15.9 6
8. United Kingdom Garry Jennings Republic of Ireland Barry McNulty Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 2:06:49.7 8:27.9 4
9. Republic of Ireland Donagh Kelly Republic of Ireland Kevin Flanagan Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 2:07:33.2 9:11.4 2
10. Republic of Ireland Sam Moffett Republic of Ireland James O'Reilly Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 2:07:37.8 9:16.0 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(6 April)
SS1 17:00 Titanic 1.80 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 2:11.8 51.90 km/h Czech Republic Jan Kopecký
SS2 18:30 Drummond 1 12.96 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 8:14.6 94.84 km/h Norway Andreas Mikkelsen
SS3 18:58 Legane 1 25.16 km Finland Juho Hänninen 16:08.7 93.99 km/h
SS4 21:25 Drummond 2 12.96 km Finland Juho Hänninen 8:13.9 94.97 km/h Czech Republic Jan Kopecký
SS5 21:53 Legane 2 25.16 km stage cancelled
2
(7 April)
SS6 09:07 Redrock 1 25.00 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 13:50.2 108.93 km/h Norway Andreas Mikkelsen
SS7 09:50 Drumhillery 1 14.24 km Finland Juho Hänninen 96.04 km/h Finland Juho Hänninen
SS8 10:26 Hollow 1 14.56 km Finland Juho Hänninen 8:45.0 100.53 km/h
SS9 12:03 Redrock 2 25.00 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 13:26.2 112.17 km/h
SS10 12:46 Drumhillery 2 14.24 km Finland Juho Hänninen 8:48.1 97.62 km/h
SS11 13:22 Hollow 2 14.56 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 8:29.8 103.52 km/h
SS12 16:00 Lisburn 1 1.06 km Finland Juho Hänninen 0:57.9 64.04 km/h
SS13 16:15 Lisburn 2 1.06 km Finland Juho Hänninen 0:57.9 64.04 km/h
SS14 16:53 Banbridge North 7.54 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 4:54.7 92.23 km/h
SS15 17:41 Redrock 3 25.00 km Finland Juho Hänninen 14:10.7 106.30 km/h

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rally Guide 2" (PDF). Circuit of Ireland. 2 April 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 May 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  2. ^ "International Rally Seeded Entry List" (PDF). Circuit of Ireland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 April 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012.

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