The 2010 IRC season review
Skoda dominated the Intercontinental Rally Challenge this year in the absence of a sustained attack from Peugeot. Matt Beer tells the story of the season
Round 1: Monte Carlo
The IRC's blue-riband opener produced the usual array of guest stars, another epic contest in ever-changing weather and a surprise win for World Rally Championship ace Mikko Hirvonen with Ford's brand new S2000 Fiesta.
Fellow interlopers Sebastien Ogier and Stephane Sarrazin had challenged Hirvonen in their Peugeots before Ogier slid off on a snow patch and lost two minutes, and Sarrazin had first a puncture then a trip into a snow bank.
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