Intercontinental Rally Challenge

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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 was an FIA-sanctioned rallying series organised by SRW Events and Eurosport Events, and 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 began in 2006 under the name International Rally Challenge, adopting the name, Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2007. The 2012 season was the final season of the series: from 2013, the series promoter Eurosport Events was awarded responsibility for organising the rival European Rally Championship by the FIA,[2] and the two competing series were effectively merged.[3]

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. 
  2. ^ David Evans (28 September 2012). "Intercontinental Rally Challenge to end as Eurosport takes on European series". Autosport. 
  3. ^ David Evans (9 October 2012). "Eurosport: European Rally Championship will echo 1970s glory days". Autosport. 

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