Pace Notes: WRC vs IRC

Pace Notes: WRC vs IRC

Talk of the poor state of health of the World Rally Championship has been around for a few years now, but this year suggestions arose that the Intercontinental Rally Challenge is set to depose it. David Evans weighs them both up

It started in January this year. It started in Casino Square, Monte Carlo. Whispered conversations about the WRC's demise and the ascendancy of IRC. There was talk of a revolution in rallying.

Blinded by the brilliance of a snowy Monte, those same pariahs of World Rally Championship doom seemed to miss the fact that only the top five registered IRC crews turned out for round two in Brazil, and round three – the Safari Rally? Well, that never really happened.

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