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Glorious weather bathed Belgium once again for the 2nd running of the Escort Rally Special. It proved to be a brutal one as only 43 of the 81 crews which started the classified part of the rally, actually finished the challenging route. François Duval & Ludovic Blaton took victory by over a minute in the beautifully prepared Scott Williams Motorsport MkII. 2018 winners Frank & Lauren Kelly took 2nd place on the final stage after Jack Newman & Barry Meade crashed out within sight of the rally finish. Tomas & Eurig Davies completed the podium just ahead of Alister McRae & Stéphane Prévot.

5th overall and 1st historic specification Escort crew home were Florian Gonon & Michel Horgnies in their MkI. They beat the MkII of Adrian Fernemont & Samuel Maillen by a single second. The pair had been level going in to the final stage and a half spin proved to be the difference as Gonon was flawless through the final test, at the Chimay circuit. Event organiser Christophe Jacob completed the historic podium in 9th overall, co-driven by Isabelle Regnier in his MkII.

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