Kronos Racing set to return in Sanremo

Kronos Racing, one of the most successful teams in Intercontinental Rally Challenge history, will return to the series on Rallye Sanremo next month.

The Belgium-based team, which guided Nicolas Vouilloz and Kris Meeke to back-to-back IRC drivers’ titles in 2008 and 2009 respectively, will field a Peugeot 207 Super 2000 for Harry Hunt on the Italian asphalt event from 12-13 October.

“Kronos Racing are very happy to announce their return to the international rally scene with the young and promising Harry Hunt and his co-driver Robbie Durant,” the team said in a statement.

Kronos has claimed two victories in Sanremo in the past, with Meeke winning in 2009 and Thierry Neuville finishing first last season.

Meanwhile, Harry Hunt will still complete his planned schedule in the IRC 2WD Cup despite confirming an agreement to contest Rallye Sanremo in a Peugeot 207 Super 2000.

Hunt, who holds a 26-point lead over Renault driver Robert Consani in the two-wheel-drive category, is due to contest Rally Sliven in Bulgaria later this month and November’s Cyprus Rally in his familiar lime green Citroën DS3 R3T.

“We’ve decided to run two extra rallies in our calendar this year and we felt it was a perfect opportunity to sample some four-wheel-drive machinery,” explained the 24-year-old Briton, who won the IRC 2WD Cup crown in 2010.