It was only one year ago that the Interwetten Racing Team was presented to the public, and after a successful year competing in eight rounds of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) series, driver Franz Wittmann and co-driver Bernhard Ettel showed impressive speed and skill. Continue reading PART ONE: THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS
Donaldson Nissan Navara crews made a clean sweep of the top three places in the Production Vehicle overall title chase in this year’s Absa Off Road Championship. IMAGES by MOTORPICS.
Duncan Vos/Ralph Pitchford, Ivar Tollefsen/Quin Evans and veteran Hannes Grobler/Juan Mohr filled the top three places. The Nissan squad scored six wins during the season with five of them going to Vos/Pitchford and the remaining victory to Grobler, who said goodbye to Nissan after 33 years, and Mohr. Continue reading PART ONE: PRODUCTION VEHICLES
It was only one year ago that the Interwetten Racing Team was presented to the public, and after a successful year competing in eight rounds of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) series, driver Franz Wittmann and co-driver Bernhard Ettel showed impressive speed and skill. Continue reading SETTING THE PACE
Portugal’s Bernardo Sousa has become the third driver in a fortnight to switch cars to one of M-Sport’s new Fiesta S2000s and sign up to next year’s inaugural WRC Cup. Continue reading Bernardo Sousa switches to Ford Fiesta S2000 for 2010 season
Organisers of RACMSA Rally of Scotland believe they have a lot to be proud about after the country hosted its first Intercontinental Rally Challenge event earlier this month. Continue reading Rally of Scotland organisers are proud of inaugural IRC event
The British-based works Proton squad is set to field a two-car team in next year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge.
With backing from the Malaysian car giant, the team made its IRC debut on the Belgium Ypres Rally last June. Although it expanded to running two cars on Barum Czech Rally Zlin in August, it concentrated on fielding a single entry on all other events it has contested. “Next year is going to be a busy year for us with two cars in the IRC,” said team principal Chris Mellors. Continue reading British-based works Proton team plans two-car attack for IRC in 2010
Dear Rally Friends,
Here is Issue 109 of HANDBRAKES HAIRPINS, your favourite free weekly source of rallying news and entertainment.
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Yours in Rallying,
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