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Trophies and champagne in Scottish celebrations

The final results of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) round in Scotland see that Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Floene (Skoda Fabia S2000) won their maiden IRC event. Closing in on the leaders after a slow start to the Rally of Scotland were Juho Hanninen/Mikko Markkula (Skoda Fabia S2000) with Bryan Bouffier/Xavier Panseri (Peugeot 207 S2000) rounding out the podium.

Overall Classification:
01) A. Mikkelsen/O. Floene
Skoda Fabia S2000 – 01h 55m 17.2s
02) J. Hanninen/M. Markkula
Skoda Fabia S2000 + 26.4s
03) B. Bouffier/X. Panseri
Peugeot 207 S2000 + 01m 35.3s
04) C. Breen/G. Roberts
Ford Fiesta S2000 + 02m 05.1s
05) J. Kopecky/P. Stary
Skoda Fabia S2000 + 02m 11.7s
06) T. Neuville/N. Gilsoul
Peugeot 207 S2000 + 03m 10.4s
07) T. Gardemeister/T. Suominen
Skoda Fabia S2000 + 03m 11.5s
08) A. Fisher/D. Barritt
Ford Fiesta S2000 + 04m 59.9s
09) T. Arai/D. Moscat
Subaru Impreza R4 + 08m 17.6s
10) M. Kahle/P. Gobel
Skoda Fabia S2000 + 09m 36.1s

After 11 stages, Mikkelsen hangs onto the lead

After three stages run today thus far, Juho Hanninen (Skoda Fabia S2000) sliced into Andreas Mikkelsen’s lead, cutting it down to 28.3sec. The weather conditions have improved somewhat, but the tracks remain slippery and treacherous.

The fight for the rally lead continues with four stages of the event to run. An all-out push is expected from Hanninen, while Mikkelsen tries to regain his composure. Continue reading After 11 stages, Mikkelsen hangs onto the lead

Mikkelsen takes the mickey out of IRC field

Andreas Mikkelsen has taken a huge step towards claiming his first victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) after completing Saturday’s all-action stages of RACMSA Rally of Scotland with a commanding lead in his Skoda UK Motorsport Fabia S2000.

The 22-year-old from Norway was in sixth overall, 6.8s behind Peugeot UK’s Guy Wilks, following the two runs through Carron Valley on Friday night. He narrowed the gap to 3.5sec by beating Wilks on Saturday’s opening Craigvinean test before moving ahead when he again bettered his rival’s time through Drummond Hill. Continue reading Mikkelsen takes the mickey out of IRC field