IRC: Bettega to make international return

Alessandro Bettega confirms plans to take in the Geko Ypres Rally, round six of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge.
Alessandro Bettega will use June's Geko Ypres Rally to make his return to international competition.

The highly-rated 29-year-old Italian will contest the Clio R3 European Trophy section of the famous asphalt event, round six of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, from June 24-26. He hopes to secure sufficient funds to add the IRC-counting Barum Czech Rally Zlin to his schedule as well.

Bettega is no stranger to the Ypres Rally, having tackled the event in 2008 at the wheel of a Honda Civic Type R. However, that outing ended in a sizeable crash.

"I like the rally but my memories are not so good because of the crash," said Bettega. "But it was not all bad because before the crash I was second in my class to Kris Princen, who has a lot of experience on the event."

Clio R3 European Trophy competitors are eligible for IRC 2WD Cup points on the three rounds supporting the IRC.

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