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Daily Archives: February 2nd, 2011

The important role of the codriver in modern rallies has recently been enhanced by the FIA (Federation Internationale Automobile) which has established the World Championship and Continental Championships reserved for codrivers. As for the drivers, the IRDA (International Rally Drivers Association) has established the 2010 world ranking WRR reserved for codrivers. In the special 2010 WRR standings Daniel Elena is without doubt the number one, followed by Finnish Mikka Anttila, the podium is completed by French Julien Ingrassia, only a few points ahead of the  Skoda Team codriver, Mikko Markkula who is first amongst the codrivers to have earned all his points with an S2000 car. Read More »

MINI is back in Monte Carlo and this time it is the iconic version that won the famous rally in the sixties meeting up with the latest MINI WRC that sees the brand back on the world rally stage. Rauno Aaltonen (FI) was driving the 1960s version when he was greeted at the end of the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique in the early hours of the 2nd February by Kris Meeke (GB) and Dani Sordo (ES), the drivers who will revive the brand’s rallying tradition this year.

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