2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge

2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge
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The 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge was the fifth season of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The season consisted of twelve rounds and started on 19 January with the Monte Carlo Rally. The season ended on November 6, at the Cyprus Rally.

Juho Hänninen became the drivers' champion after winning Rally Scotland, the third of his rally wins during the season. Hänninen also won in Argentina and Sardinia as he finished on the podium in ten of the eleven events that he contested during the season, of which three wins and four second places counted towards the championship's best seven scores rule. Škoda Motorsport team-mate Jan Kopecký finished in second place, some 18 points behind Hänninen. Although not as consistent as his team-mate, Kopecký won one event during the season, winning in the Canary Islands.

Third place was claimed by the top Peugeot driver and reigning champion Kris Meeke, after a third place in Scotland took him ahead of Freddy Loix. Meeke's season was blighted by errors of which retiring from five of the eleven events he contested but did take a win in Brazil. Despite taking part in four rallies, Loix's tarmac expertise shone through, winning the events in Ypres, Belgium, Madeira and the Czech Republic as well as a third place in Sanremo. Four other drivers took victories during the season; World Rally Championship front-runner Mikko Hirvonen won a one-off outing in Monte Carlo, Bruno Magalhães took his first IRC win in the Azores, Paolo Andreucci won in Sanremo and Nasser Al-Attiyah won in Cyprus when many of the leading contenders skipped the event. Škoda took the manufacturers' championship after the Barum Rally Zlín in the Czech Republic.

CalendarEdit

The calendar consisted of twelve events run on two continents. Changes for 2010 season included the replacement of Rally Russia, Rally Japan and the Safari Rally with Rally Argentina, Rally d'Italia Sardegna and FxPro Cyprus Rally.[1] In March it was announced that the Rally Islas Canarias would replace the Rally Principe de Asturias as the Spanish round on the schedule, moving from September to April.[2]

Round Dates Event title Rally HQ Surface
1 January 19–23 Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo   Valence Asphalt
2 March 4–6 Rally Internacional de Curitiba   Curitiba Gravel
3 March 19–21 Rally Argentina   Córdoba Gravel
4 April 29 – May 1 Rally Islas Canarias   Las Palmas Asphalt
5 June 4–6 Rally d'Italia Sardegna   Olbia Gravel
6 June 24–26 Ypres Rally   Ypres Asphalt
7 July 15–17 Rallye Açores   Ponta Delgada Gravel
8 August 5–7 Rali Vinho da Madeira   Funchal Asphalt
9 August 27–29 Barum Czech Rally Zlín   Zlín Asphalt
10 September 23–25 Rallye Sanremo   Sanremo Asphalt
11 October 15–17[3] Rally Scotland   Perth Gravel
12 November 4–6 Cyprus Rally   Limassol Asphalt/Gravel

Selected entriesEdit

M-Sport (Ford) and Subaru became the latest registered manufacturers to join the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, alongside Abarth (Fiat), Honda, Ralliart (Mitsubishi), Peugeot, Proton and Škoda.

Entrant Manufacturer[4] Car Driver Co-driver Tyres Rounds
  Peugeot UK[5] Peugeot Peugeot 207 S2000   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle BF 1–11
  Peugeot France   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia BF 1
P 5
  Stéphane Sarrazin   Jacques-Julien Renucci BF 1, 6
  Bryan Bouffier   Xavier Panseri 9–10
  Peugeot Sport Portugal[5]   Bruno Magalhães   Carlos Magalhães BF 1–8, 10
  Interwetten Racing   Franz Wittmann   Klaus Wicha BF 1, 4–5, 9
  Josefine Beinke 12
  Bryan Bouffier   Xavier Panseri 12
  Kimera Motorsport   Luca Betti   Alessandro Mattioda BF 1
  Pierangelo Scalvini 5
  Stohl Racing[6]   Daniel Oliveira   Carlos Del Barrio BF 1, 3–4, 6–10
  Denis Giraudet 2
  Armando Miranda 11–12
  Peugeot Team Belux   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Klinger BF 4–6, 9–11
  Yazeed Al Rajhi Team   Yazeed Al Rajhi   Matthieu Baumel BF 5
  F.P.F. Sport SRL   Paolo Andreucci   Anna Andreussi P 5, 10
  Peugeot Team Turkey   Burcu Çetinkaya   Çiçek Güney Y 5–12
  Bluthunder Racing Italy   Corrado Fontana   Nicola Arena P 6, 8–9
  Autostal Duindistel   Pieter Tsjoen   Eddy Chevaillier BF 6
  Amarante Rally Team   Vítor Pascoal   Mário Castro P 7–8
  Power Car Team   Marco Tempestini   Dorin Pulpea P 8
  Team C.D. Nacional da Madeira   Miguel Nunes   Victor Calado BF 8
  Nicos Thomas Racing   Nicos Thomas   Angelos Loizides BF 12
  M-Sport Ltd. M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen P 1
  Julien Maurin   Gilles Thimonier 1
  Andreas Mikkelsen   Ola Fløene H 5–7, 9–12
  Munchi's Ford World Rally Team   Federico Villagra   Jorge Pérez Companc P 3
  ESC. Ourense   Sergio Vallejo   Diego Vallejo P 4
  Cersanit Rally Team   Michał Sołowow   Maciek Baran P 6
  Team Ford Quinta do Lorde   Bernardo Sousa   Nuno Rodrigues da Silva P 7–8
  RMC Motorsport   Miguel Campos   Aloisio Monteiro BF 8
  Czech Ford Rally Team   Jaromír Tarabus   Daniel Trunkát BF 9, 12
  Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek P 12
  Car Racing   Umberto Scandola   Guido D'Amore BF 10
  Barwa Rally Team   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini P 12
  Škoda Motorsport Škoda Škoda Fabia S2000   Jan Kopecký   Petr Starý BF 1–10
  Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula 1–11
  Nicolas Vouilloz   Benjamin Veillas 1
  Freddy Loix   Frédéric Miclotte 6, 8–10
  Škoda UK   Guy Wilks   Phil Pugh BF 1–5, 9–11
  Barwa Rally Team   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini P 3
  A.C. Principado de Asturias   Alberto Hevia   Alberto Iglesias BF 4
  René Georges Rally Sport   Bernd Casier   Francis Caesemaeker BF 6
  Škoda Delimax Czech National Team   Pavel Valoušek   Zdeněk Hrůza BF 9
  Mogul Racing Team   Roman Kresta   Petr Gross BF 9
  Motortune Racing   Roger Feghali   Joseph Matar BF 12
  Astra Racing Abarth Abarth Grande Punto S2000   Toni Gardemeister   Tomi Tuominen BF 1
  Procar   Luca Rossetti   Matteo Chiarcossi BF 8
  Abarth & C. Spa 10
  Giandomenico Basso   Mitia Dotta 10
  Tommi Mäkinen Racing Subaru Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Bryan Bouffier   Xavier Panseri BF 1
  Barattero   Gabriel Pozzo   Daniel Stillo P 3
  Claudio Menzi   Diego Cagnotti 3
  Motoring Club   Teemu Arminen   Tuomo Nikkola BF 5
  WAR Racing   Luigi Ricci   Christine Pfister Y 5
  Subaru Team Arai   Toshihiro Arai   Daniel Barrit P 6
  Intercontinental Motul Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX   Oswaldo Scheer   Gilvan Jablonski Y 2
  Sidinei Bröering 3
  Eduardo Scheer   Geferson Pavinatto 2–3
  Tango Rally Team   Federico Bassi   Jorge García Quiroga BF 3
  Agustín Elvíra   Oscar Tagle 3
  Agustín Rossi   Leonardo Suaya 3
  Gonzalo Monarca   Laureano Grigera 3
  Team Além Mar   Ricardo Moura   Sancho Eiró BF 7
  António Costa 8
  EuroOil Čepro Czech National Team   Václav Pech   Petr Uhel BF 9
  Advan-Piaa Rally Team   Fumio Nutahara   Hakaru Ichino Y 9
  DGM Sport   Jonathan Greer   Dai Roberts P 11
  David Bogie Rallying   David Bogie   Kevin Rae P 11
  Kresta Racing   Roman Kresta   Petr Gross 'P'H 12
  Tango Rally Team Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X   Nicolas Madero   Guillermo Piazzano BF 3
  Marcos Ligato   Rubén García 3
  Luciano Bernardi   Fabian Cretu 3
  Alejandro Cancio   Santiego García 3
  Juan Jose Gil de Marchi   Mauro Albornoz 3
  Escudería GPR Sport   Rubén Gracia   Diego Sanjuan BF 4
  JRM Engenierring   Per-Gunnar Andersson   Anders Fredriksson P 5
  Heuvel Motorsport   Jasper ven den Heuvel   Martine Kolman P 6
  Proton R3 Malaysia Rally Team Proton Proton Satria Neo S2000   Chris Atkinson   Stéphane Prévot BF 6–7
  Alister McRae   Bill Hayes 6–7, 11
  Tom Cave   Craig Parry 6–7, 11
  Niall McShea   Marshall Clarke 9–10
  Keith Cronin   Barry McNulty 9, 11
  Gilles Panizzi   Freddy Delorme 10
  Catwees Honda Racing Honda Honda Civic Type-R R3   Siim Plangi   Marek Sarapuu BF 9, 11

ResultsEdit

Round Rally name Podium finishers
Rank Driver Car Time
1  /  Monte Carlo Rally
(January 19–23) — Results and report
1   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Fiesta S2000 4:32:58.5
2   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 4:34:49.9
3   Nicolas Vouilloz Škoda Fabia S2000 4:36:17.6
2   Rally Internacional de Curitiba
(March 4–6) — Results and report
1   Kris Meeke Peugeot 207 S2000 1:42:45.4
2   Guy Wilks Škoda Fabia S2000 1:43:32.1
3   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 1:44:05.6
3   Rally Argentina
(March 19–21) — Results and report
1   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:30:38.1
2   Guy Wilks Škoda Fabia S2000 2:31:29.1
3   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 2:32:58.2
4   Rally Islas Canarias
(April 29 – May 1) — Results and report
1   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 2:12:27.4
2   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:12:36.5
3   Guy Wilks Škoda Fabia S2000 2:13:03.8
5   Rally d'Italia Sardegna
(June 4–6) — Results and report
1   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:31:28.6
2   Paolo Andreucci Peugeot 207 S2000 2:32:04.2
3   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 2:32:06.8
6   Ypres Rally
(June 24–26) — Results and report
1   Freddy Loix Škoda Fabia S2000 2:35:36.9
2   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 2:35:58.3
3   Thierry Neuville Peugeot 207 S2000 2:37:42.4
7   Rallye Açores
(July 15–17) — Results and report
1   Bruno Magalhães Peugeot 207 S2000 2:34:00.4
2   Kris Meeke Peugeot 207 S2000 2:35:00.5
3   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:35:21.1
8   Rali Vinho da Madeira
(August 5–7) — Results and report
1   Freddy Loix Škoda Fabia S2000 3:08:14.3
2   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000 3:08:52.1
3   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 3:10:40.1
9   Barum Czech Rally Zlín
(August 27–29) — Results and report
1   Freddy Loix Škoda Fabia S2000 2:31:31.0
2   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:31:56.0
3   Pavel Valoušek Škoda Fabia S2000 2:32:51.2
10   Rallye Sanremo
(September 23–25) — Results and report
1   Paolo Andreucci Peugeot 207 S2000 2:35:32.7
2   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:35:37.1
3   Freddy Loix Škoda Fabia S2000 2:36:06.8
11   Rally Scotland
(October 15–17) — Results and report
1   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:01:07.4
2   Andreas Mikkelsen Ford Fiesta S2000 2:01:32.9
3   Kris Meeke Peugeot 207 S2000 2:04:31.6
12   Cyprus Rally
(November 4–6) — Results and report
1   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000 3:11:53.5
2   Roger Feghali Škoda Fabia S2000 3:12:24.2
3   Martin Prokop Ford Fiesta S2000 3:16:35.5

StandingsEdit

DriversEdit

  • Only the best seven scores from each driver counted towards the championship.
Pos Driver MON
 
CUR
 
ARG
 
CAN
 
SAR
 
YPR
 
AZO
 
MAD
 
ZLI
 
SAN
 
SCO
 
CYP
 
 T. Pts   Drop   Pts 
1   Juho Hänninen 2 3 1 2 1 Ret 3 3 2 2 1 80 18 62
2   Jan Kopecký 5 4 3 1 3 2 Ret 2 Ret 6 50 3 47
3   Kris Meeke Ret 1 Ret 4 Ret Ret 2 Ret 4 4 3 39 39
4   Freddy Loix 1 1 1 3 36 36
5   Bruno Magalhães 7 5 6 5 5 6 1 Ret 10 30 30
6   Guy Wilks 6 2 2 3 Ret 7 Ret Ret 27 27
7   Andreas Mikkelsen Ret 5 4 5 Ret 2 Ret 21 21
8   Paolo Andreucci 2 1 18 18
9   Thierry Neuville Ret 4 3 Ret 8 Ret 12 12
10   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ret 1 10 10
11   Mikko Hirvonen 1 10 10
12   Roger Feghali 2 8 8
13   Martin Prokop 3 6 6
14   Pavel Valoušek 3 6 6
15   Nicolas Vouilloz 3 6 6
16   Jaromír Tarabus 8 4 6 6
17   Stéphane Sarrazin 4 Ret 5 5
18   David Bogie 4 5 5
19   Bernd Casier 4 5 5
20   Miguel Nunes 4 5 5
21   Gabriel Pozzo 4 5 5
22   Ricardo Moura 5 10 4 4
23   Luca Rossetti Ret 5 4 4
24   Vítor Sá 5 4 4
25   Nicos Thomas 5 4 4
26   Federico Villagra 5 4 4
27   Siim Plangi Ret 6 4 4
28   Vítor Pascoal 6 18 3 3
29   Roman Kresta Ret 6 3 3
30   Eduardo Scheer 6 Ret 3 3
31   Teemu Arminen 6 3 3
32   Filipe Freitas 6 3 3
33   Alberto Hevia 6 3 3
34   Václav Pech 6 3 3
35   Eamonn Boland 19 7 3 3
36   Daniel Oliveira 20 7 Ret Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 2
37   Giandomenico Basso 7 2 2
38   Nicolás Madero 7 2 2
39   João Magalhães 7 2 2
40   Luigi Ricci 7 2 2
41   Michał Sołowow 7 2 2
42   Charalambos Timotheou 7 2 2
43   Pedro Vale 7 2 2
44   Burcu Çetinkaya Ret Ret 19 44 38 8 15 2 2
45   Ruben Gracia 12 2 2
46   Daniele Batistini 8 1 1
47   Luca Betti Ret 8 1 1
48   Diego Domínguez 8 1 1
49   Sérgio Silva 8 1 1
50   Constantinos Tingirides 8 1 1
51   Jean-Sébastien Vigion 8 1 1
52   Harry Hunt 34 12 Ret 49 48 9 19 1 1
53   Pedro Peres 9 1 1
54   Marcos Tokarski 11 1 1
55   Sergio Vallejo 13 1 1
Pos Driver MON
 
CUR
 
ARG
 
CAN
 
SAR
 
YPR
 
AZO
 
MAD
 
ZLI
 
SAN
 
SCO
 
CYP
 
 T. Pts   Drop   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)

ManufacturersEdit

  • Only the best seven scores from each manufacturer counted towards the championship.
Pos Manufacturer MON
 
CUR
 
ARG
 
CAN
 
SAR
 
YPR
 
AZO
 
MAD
 
ZLI
 
SAN
 
SCO
 
CYP
 
 T. Pts   Drop   Pts 
1   Škoda 14 14 18 18 16 18 6 18 18 14 10 8 172 52 120
2   Peugeot 7 14 3 9 13 9 18 9 5 15 8 4 114 27 87
3   M-Sport 10 0 4 1 0 6 5 0 5 0 9 16 56 1 55
4   Ralliart 0 3 3 2 0 0 6 5 3 0 8 5 35 2 33
5   Subaru 0 0 5 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 11
6   Abarth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 6
Pos Manufacturer MON
 
CUR
 
ARG
 
CAN
 
SAR
 
YPR
 
AZO
 
MAD
 
ZLI
 
SAN
 
SCO
 
CYP
 
 T. Pts   Drop   Pts 

ReferencesEdit

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