WRC » IRC: Hirvonen targets Monte success

WRC regular Mikko Hirvonen targets success for M-Sport in the opening round of the 2010 IRC campaign

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mrploppy - Unregistered

January 19, 2010 11:25 AM

i reckon itll be a two way fight for the monte between hrivonen and ogier, with meeke third.

i just dont think meeke is as fast as the wrc guys becuase think who he had to beat in the irc last year kopecky, loix and sarrizan - all wrc flops

guy - Unregistered

January 19, 2010 7:46 PM

meeke not as quick as wrc guys? i seem to remember meeke wiping the floor with dani sordo on every rally back in their jwrc teamate days

pettski - Unregistered

January 19, 2010 8:37 PM

The Fiesta has struggled with the homologation and news from Monte is the cars will not be eligible to score any points, Mikko maybe running as the zero / course car


January 19, 2010 9:30 PM
Last Edited 2297 days ago

Both Fiestas allowed to start but unsure on what basis - no official statement from M-Sport yet but some 'issue' seems to have come up.

Meanwhile, times for 'Prologue' which I guess is shakedown?

Voulloz +1.2
Kopecky +3.3
Meeke +7.5
Hirvonen + 12.6
Hanninen +14.8
Wittmann +15.1
Wilks +18.9
=Bouffier +18.9
Sarrazin +20.7
Ogier +22.0


January 20, 2010 9:27 AM

Although the prologue is timed these times do not count towards the final result, however the top 10 times give a starting order.

If you are fastest on the prologue then you start 10th on the road for event proper. 2nd fastest you start 9th and so on.

Tim O'Salonen - Unregistered

January 20, 2010 10:38 AM

While we shouldn't be surprised, the dearth of coverage in the papers is disappointing. This is the 'Monte'- the oldest, most famous Rally in the world, and with more history than the Monaco GP.

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