Intercontinental Rally Challenge Preview

Intercontinental Rally Challenge Preview

The Intercontinental Rally Challenge is set for its biggest year yet in 2009, as with the WRC set to adopt S2000 from 2010, many drivers and teams are using the IRC to gain experience. Autosport's David Evans previews the season

Welcome to Autosport's coverage of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

This is the third year of the IRC and, after a steady start, the Eurosport-backed series has got the rally world talking. Fired by the potential for cost-effective, trans-continental sport, the IRC will deliver three manufacturer-backed teams and plenty of privateers to rallies as diverse as the baking Safari Rally in Kenya and the Rally of Scotland, running in slightly chillier conditions to bring the season to an end in November.

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