IRC: Twelve event calendar revealed

Twelve events to make up the 2011 IRC calendar
The Intercontinental Rally Challenge will feature three new events on the 2011 schedule announced by series promoters Eurosport Events.

With Rally Curitiba in Brazil being dropped and Sardinia rejoining the WRC, the IRC will hold events on Corsica and in Hungary next year.

The decision to add the iconic Tour de Corse to the schedule comes after the French round of the WRC – which takes place this weekend – moved to a new location on the mainland.

One other change for 2011 sees Rally de los Alerces become the Argentine round of the IRC season with Rally Argentina itself going back onto the WRC schedule.

In total, twelve events make up the calendar.

"The IRC continues to go from strength and the addition of two new territories to the calendar, Corsica and Hungary, will ensure the interest and excitement is maintained when the IRC turns five in 2011," general manager Marcello Lotti said. "Both events are unchartered territory for the IRC but both enjoy significant public interest and this will only multiply when they play host to the IRC.

“We hope that confirmation of these new events plus more groundbreaking live television coverage will be just some of the highlights on offer in next season's Intercontinental Rally Challenge." 

2011 IRC calendar:

19-22 Jan Rallye Monte Carlo
4-6 March Rally de la Alerces Argentina
14-16 April Rally Islas Canarias Spain
6-8 May Tour de Corse France
23-25 June Geko Ypres Rally Belgium
14-16 July Sata Rallye Acores Portugal
4-6 August Rali Vinho Madeira Portugal
26-28 August Barum Czech Rally Zlin Czech Republic
9-11 Sept Mecsek Rallye Hungary
22-24 Sept Rallye Sanremo Italy
14-16 October RACMSA Rally of Scotland
3-5 November Cyprus Rally

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