Welcome to issue 218 of HANDBRAKES & HAIRPINS, your favourite free source of rally entertainment!
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As always, please enjoy this week’s read!
Yours in Rallying,
Evan Rothman (Editor) and Eva Kovkova (Photojournalist)
Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Andreas Mikkelsen says he’s desperate to win SATA Rallye Acores next month after coming close to success on the event last season.
The SKODA UK Motorsport star was embroiled in a tight battle for victory with factory SKODA driver Juho Hanninen until he was instructed to hold position in second place in order to secure a one-two finish for the Czech manufacturer. Continue reading IRC: Mikkelsen aims for revenge in Azores
Give this new book from McKlein a thought: it covers the glory days of rallying’s most iconic period. Buy yours today for £35.96 from here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Group-Stratos-Quattro-John-Davenport/dp/3927458546/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327613064&sr=1-1
Patrik Flodin is trying to contest the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2012 and has been tipped for success by the driver who won the coveted title last season. Continue reading IRC: Swedish star Flodin targets IRC bid in 2012
A superspecial stage around the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the famous Titanic was built 100 years ago will form the centrepiece of the Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally, round three of this year’s all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Continue reading IRC: Thrilling titanic test for Circuit of Ireland
Video uploaded to YouTube by DaniSordoofficial.
Mads Ostberg has secured a Ford Fiesta RS WRC for the 2012 World Rally Championship season. Here is his new car’s livery… What do you think?
View his tweet with the image here, and engage with the WRC star directly: https://twitter.com/#!/MadsOstberg/status/162624899679133696/photo/1