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Daily Archives: September 7th, 2019

The second loop of the second leg of the ConXioN Omloop van Vlaanderen barely brought about any changes in the classification, despite an unexpected rainstorm in Rumbeke. But, just after the last service in Roeselare, the bad luck struck. Leader Adrian Fernémont, the authoritative leader since the start of the rally, had to park his Skoda Fabia R5 aside on the way to the start of the Passendale trial with mechanical issues. However, with a 22 second lead, he almost had the win in his second “home rally”. After all, Fernémont was for many years one of the drivers of Team Floral, the team that now houses the rally centre of the ConXioN Omloop van Vlaanderen. Read More »


Desi Henry and Damien Connolly have won the Trailer Parts and Spares Lakeland Stages Rally, round five of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship.

The Ford Fiesta WRC mounted crew took the lead after stage two of the Enniskillen based event and stayed there until the finish, heading home the Fiesta belonging to Sam Moffett and James Fulton. Read More »

A new closed rally joined the UK scene as the Three Shires Stages took place, based in Eastnor, and using the lanes in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Martyn & Dawn England (Fiesta R5) dominated the event taking victory by over a minute and a half. Behind them there was an intense battle between the Darrians of Andy Fraser & Alan Jones against Roger Moran & Den Golding. It was eventually settled on stage 17 where Moran retired from the rally. Completing the podium were Alex Allingham & Ross Weir (Escort MkII) after a spectacular drive through the narrow lanes. Read More »

After the first loop of the second leg, Adrian Fernémont continues to control the 60th ConXioN Omloop van Vlaanderen. After the rainy opening night, the sun shone over the region of Roeselare. On Saturday afternoon Adrian Fernémont expanded his lead to 27.6 seconds over Sébastien Bedoret and 29.3 seconds to Kevin Demaerschalk.

“We started well today,” laughed leader Fernémont. “Of course, I cut some corners a little extra here and there to make the cords more dirty for my pursuers. That is part of the game.”

Kevin Demaerschalk had to give up a bit of time: “On a dry course, the Fiesta R5 Evo is not precise enough yet. That is just a matter of refining the setup, which makes sense, because it is our first rally with this car. I am already very satisfied.” Read More »

The weather seemed to have a positive change for the start 60th edition of ConXioN Omloop van Vlaanderen, but the competitors quickly came across rain. And it generated a new beginning, exciting and rich with twists. Four drivers shared the stage wins on the five specials that made up the evening’s program. Adrian Fernémont shot to the lead, beating Sébastien Bedoret by 1.9 seconds and Kris Princen by 2.2 seconds. Read More »