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Daily Archives: June 23rd, 2018

Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul (i20 R5) came back to the Ypres Rally as current leaders of the WRC, hoping for better luck on this year’s event. They took the lead on stage 2 and with a total of 15 fastest or joint fastest stage times they took victory by just over 40 seconds, which pleased the local crowds. Reigning Belgian National Champions Vincent Verschueren & Veronique Hostens (Fabia R5) came home in second place with 4 stage wins but they were under pressure from Kris Princen & Bram Eelbode (Fabia R5) who set fastest stage times on 4 of the last 5 stages, finishing just over 8 seconds behind, taking the final podium place. Read More »

On paper the Ypres Historic Rally was totally dominated by Paul Lietaer & Bruno Vienne (Manta 400) who took victory by almost 6 minutes. They had been pushed hard by Stefaan Stouf & Joris Erard (Sierra Cosworth) who had been leading until stage 12, when differential issues saw Stouf retire. It had been a two crew battle though, which was reflected in large winning margin. Tom Van Rompuy & Jens Vanoverschelde (M3 E30) took 2nd place by 13 seconds from Danny Kerckhof & Kristof Dejonghe (M3 E30). In the Classic Rally Dirk Deveux & Kris D’Alleine (Escort MkII) took victory. Read More »

The Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally (23rd June) sped into the region this weekend, as a titanic battle for victory developed in the forests surrounding Dunoon, eventually going to the Ford Focus WRC crew of Andrew Gallacher and Jane Nicol.

Inverness pilot Donnie MacDonald and co-driver Jamie Edwards took a mightily close second spot with Bruce McCombie (Banchory) grabbing a well earned final podium position in his ageing Mitsubishi Evo IX with Michael Coutts alongside. Read More »