2010 World Rally Championship

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Sweden
12 - 14/2/10

Mexico
5 - 7/3/10

Jordan
1 - 3/4/10

Turkey
16 - 18/4/10

New Zealand
7 - 9/5/10

Portugal
28 - 30/5/10

Bulgaria
9 - 11/7/10

Finland
29 - 31/7/10

Germany
20 - 22/8/10

Japan
10 - 12/9/10

France
30/9 - 3/10/10

Spain
22 - 24/10/10

Great Britain
11 - 14/11/10
 

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American star driver and cult hero Ken Block will join the 2010 edition of the World Rally Championhip. He will drive for the Monster World Rally Team on some of the 2010 events. Driving a Ford Focus RS WRC, Ken will be the second big name after Kimi Raikkonen that boosts the WRC to the next level.
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Simon Long, CEO of North One Sport commented to WRC.com: “Ken Block is an iconic figure in US motorsport and a major box office personality due to his X Games success and viral video campaigns," he said. "It provides us with huge opportunities to promote and grow the appeal of the WRC in North America and across the globe.

“Along with our millions of fans, I am extremely excited to see how both Ken and Kimi get to grips with the variety of surfaces and challenging conditions that make the WRC the most diverse motorsport on the planet.

“We’re delighted to have secured unbelievable driving talents but also huge global stars, and welcome them into the WRC community," he concluded.
 

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For the WRC only Ford and Citroen are confirmed so far as manufacturers while the IRC has a whole spectrum of cars entering: Abarth, VW, Honda, Peogeot, Proton, Ralliart, Skoda, Subaru.

How come those brands are not longer interested in the WRC?
 

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I know, I would watch it way more if there were more teams entering. I guess it just costs too much to enter.
 

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The central IRC Series 2010 thread for all your news, rumors, and race reports
 

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Kubica to make IRC debut on Monte Carlo Rally



Renault Formula One driver Robert Kubica will enter the Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo, the opening round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, in a Renault Clio R3 reports IRCseries.com on their website.

The Polish Formula 1 star is an avid rally fan just like his ex-F1 collegue Kimi Raikkonen. Kubica t has driven two rally's before, both at the wheel of a Clio R3.

Kubica stated: "“It’s no secret that I like rallying so I try this for fun. Also, there is time in the Formula One winter break to do this"
 

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Ken Block's new whip: the 2010 Monster World Rally Team Ford Fiesta reveal, plus the complete race schedule for 2010 including WRC, Rally America and X-Games.
[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]For even more info: www.monsterworldrallyteam.com
 

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@2:37 both the driver and the crowd have a death-wish

Credits for finding the vid go to: Hannu K from Finland :D