How to make the IRC a great series

How to make the IRC a great series

The Intercontinental Rally Challenge had a breakthrough 2009 season, but AUTOSPORT's rallying editor David Evans reckons it still has issues to address before it can become a truly great championship

The Intercontinental Rally Challenge came of age in Britain this season. And that was all thanks to Kris Meeke and Peugeot UK. Without them, Britain's inaugural round of the series, the Rally of Scotland, would have drifted under the nation's rallying radar along with the Eurosport-backed series.

Meeke's win was great news for success-starved Britons, but the championship itself never really followed up on its amazing start on the Monte Carlo Rally in January.

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