2008 Intercontinental Rally Challenge

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.

CalendarEdit

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

Selected entriesEdit

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

Drivers standingsEdit

  • The best seven scores from each driver count towards the championship.
Pos Driver IST
 
POR
 
YPR
 
RUS
 
MAD
 
ZLI
 
AST
 
SAN
 
VAL
 
CHN
 
 Pts 
1   Nicolas Vouilloz 2 3 2 5 1 2 2 2 2 58
2   Freddy Loix 8 Ret 1 4 6 1 3 5 1 48
3   Giandomenico Basso Ret 4 6 3 2 Ret 1 1 5 46
4   Luca Rossetti 1 1 3 5 7 3 3 44
5   Anton Alén 3 Ret 11 2 Ret 6 8 6 21
6   Renato Travaglia 4 Ret 4 5 4 19
7   Jan Kopecký 5 2 Ret 6 15
8   Juho Hänninen 5 1 14
9   Bryan Bouffier 3 4 11
10   Jarkko Miettinen 1 10
11   Liu Chao Dong 3 8
12   Alexandre Camacho 3 6
13   Jun Xu 4 6
14   Enrique García Ojeda 13 4 5
15   Bernd Casier 4 5
16   Pavel Valoušek 4 5
17   Fan Fan 6 5
18   Patrick Snijers 5 4
19   Miguel Fuster 5 4
20   János Tóth Ret Ret 6 8 4
21   Bruno Magalhães 6 8 Ret 4
22   Hanping Ma 7 4
23   Daniel Sola 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
24   Alessandro Perico 6 3
25   Zhuoyong Tan 8 3
26   Volkan Isik 7 Ret 11 16 2
27   Brice Tirabassi Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 2
28   Umberto Scandola 7 Ret Ret 2
29   Manfred Stohl 7 2
30   Jasper van den Heuvel 7 2
31   Sergio Vallejo 7 2
32   Luca Cantamessa 7 2
33   Gregoire Hotz 7 2
34   Jixiang Wu 9 2
35   Andreas Aigner 8 1
36   Josef Peták 8 1
37   Alberto Hevia 8 1
38   Paul Lietaer 9 1
39   Oleg Antropov 9 1
40   Jianrong Jan 11 1
Pos Driver IST
 
POR
 
YPR
 
RUS
 
MAD
 
ZLI
 
AST
 
SAN
 
VAL
 
CHN
 
 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 from
the event (WD)