IRDC at Rallyday

The IRDC Club stand set up and ready to receive visitors and celebrate 50th birthday outside drivers club. Castle Combe Rallyday in perfect rallying weather.

Tickets available on the gate all day.

21st September, 2019

Sardinia - Sordo Scores his Second WRC Win

The WRC moved on to round 8 - Rally Italia Sardegna last weekend where Dani Sordo celebrated his second success in 164 WRC starts after a steering problem in the final stage denied Tänak his hat-trick victory. The Estonian had led the hot and dusty rally since Saturday morning in his Toyota Yaris and began the final Stage with a half-minute advantage over Sordos Hyundai i20. The rally was Tanaks to lose but disaster struck shortly after the start of the stage and also allowed Teemu Sininen to score his best WRC result with second in the M-Sport Fiesta and Mikkelsen third for Hyundai. Ogier had retired, also with broken steering.

18th June, 2019

Tänak flys Toyota's flag in Portugal

1. Ott Tänak / Martin Järveoja (Toyota Yaris WRC) 3:20:22.8
2. Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) +15.9
3. Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia (Citroen C3 WRC) +57.1
4. Teemu Suninen / Marko Salminen (Ford Fiesta WRC) +2:41.5
5. Elfyn Evans / Scott Martin (Ford Fiesta WRC) +7:08.3

2nd June, 2019

Tanak Leads in Chile

Ott Tanak edged ahead of reigning World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier on the Saturday morning loop of Rally Chile, while Thierry Neuville rolled out of the podium battle. Tanak had won only one stage from three on Saturday morning, the loop-ending Pelun test, he gained more than 10 seconds over Ogier in all, extending his lead to 34.6s.

Ogier was initially being closed down by current points leader Neuville, who had top the times on the opening Rio Lia test and gained 5.7s on the Citroen driver. But the Belgians rally came to an abrupt halt on SS8, when he ran wide over a crest, hit a bank and rolled his Hyundai i20 several times, badly damaging his car and forcing him to retire.

That promoted Jari-Matti Latvala back to the final podium position, just 16.4s clear of Latvala, who was slowed on SS7 by Toyota teammate Kris Meeke, when the Northern Irishman cruised through the stage after rolling his Yaris, losing 20.1s in all on Rio Lia, but suggested some of the deficit would be recovered with an adjusted notional time, though for now his stage time remains the same.

Following Neuvilles retirement, Sebastien Loeb has closed up to only 1.1s behind Latvala in fifth place, gaining time on Latvala during all three runs on Saturday morning, including a stage win on Maria Las Cruces.

Elfyn Evans is over 90s up on his M-Sport teammate Teemu Suninen, who occupy fifth and sixth places respectively and Esapekka Lappi (Citroen) moved up to seventh at the expense of Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai) on Maria Las Cruces, after Mikkelsen had already been demoted a place by Suninen one stage earlier. The Norwegian driver was the slowest driver bar gentleman driver Lorenzo Bertelli for most of the morning and is already 22.8s behind Lappi.

Despite losing several minutes with his roll, Meeke is currently in ninth place, having completed the last two stages of the Saturday morning loop at full speed and without a front windscreen. Meeke however is expected to be demoted out of the top 10 after notional times are handed out for Maria Las Cruces, who was red-flagged for Neuvilles accident.

Kalle Rovanpera had looked set to concede the lead in WRC2 to Mads Ostberg on Rio Lia. But late on the mornings first test, brake fluid started to leak from the Citroen drivers rear brakes, which cost Ostberg over half a minute.

11th May, 2019

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