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IRC B end - Loix win number 7! @ 09:06 PM - Loix wins Ypres for the 7th time! This turns Loix into the most successful IRC driver (7 IRC wins, like Hänninen, aber 196 vs 173 pts). Wilks passes Kruuda. Final results (after SS18)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, 2h40m03s9;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m41s6;
3rd= Weijs/Degandt, Skoda, +3m56s9;
4th= Solowow/Baran, Ford, +6m06s8;
5th= Snijers/Gitsels, Mini, +6m20s;
6th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +6m33s8;
7th= Kruuda/Järveoja, Skoda, +6m50s6;
8th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +6m57s4;
9th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +7m25s;
10th= ten Brinke/Thierie, Skoda, +7m37s9

IRC B SS17 - Loix in control @ 08:51 PM - Loix seems in control, but with one stage to go There are plenty of battles further down. Van Eldik lost time and such Rossetti moves into the top10, stright into 9th. PG Andersson moves into 12th. Snijers overtakes Kruuda for 5th and Wilks is on Kruuda's heels now too. Results after SS17:
1st= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, 2h33m54s9;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m40s3;
3rd= Weijs/Degandt, Skoda, +3m45s7;
4th= Solowow/Baran, Ford, +5m45s;
5th= Snijers/Gitsels, Mini, +6m19s1;
6th= Kruuda/Järveoja, Skoda, +6m27s;
7th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +6m34s7;
8th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +6m55s3;
9th= Rossetti/Chiarcossi, Fiat Abarth, +7m19s9;
10th= ten Brinke/Thierie, Skoda, +7m20s

IRC B SS16 - Still many hard battles @ 06:54 PM - Although the stages are mainly dry now, this stage was one for punctures again. Wilks, Kruuda and Snijers all suffered punctures, Snijers worst, dropping from 4th to 6th right between Kruuda and Wilks. Further down is Gardemeister the meat in a close Dutch sandwich. Results after SS16:
1st= Loix/Miclotte, Skoda, 2h17m31s6;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Peugeot, +1m35s3;
3rd= Weijs/Degandt, Skoda, +3m19s9;
4th= Solowow/Baran, Ford, +5m08s1;
5th= Kruuda/Järveoja, Skoda, +5m52s3;
6th= Snijers/Gitsels, Mini, +6m02s6;
7th= Wilks/Pugh, Peugeot, +6m29s3;
8th= van Eldik/Buysmans, Skoda, +6m38s3;
9th= Gardemeister/Suominen, Skoda, +6m44s6;
10th= ten Brinke/Thierie, Skoda, +6m47s3

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Unofficial Top 10 Overall Results

1st. F. Loix Skoda Fabia (2)
2nd. H. Weijs Skoda Fabia (2)
3rd. M. Solowow Ford Fiesta (M..
4th. P. Snijers BMW Mini Coun..
5th. G. Wilks Peugeot 207
6th. K. Kruuda Skoda Fabia (2)
7th. T. Gardemei.. Skoda Fabia (2)
8th. L. Rossetti Fiat Grande Pu..
9th. B. ten Brinke Skoda Fabia (2)
10th. R. Barrable Skoda Fabia (2)

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Unofficial Top 10 Retirements

#284. J. Kopecky Skoda Fabia (2)
#284. A. Mikkelsen Skoda Fabia (2)
#270. T. Neuville Peugeot 207
#270. B. Magalhaes Peugeot 207
#296. E. Mauffrey Renault Mégane (3)
#285. G. Basso Proton Satria Neo
#246. F. Gonon Subaru Impreza (..
#292. H. Hunt Citroën DS3
#270. D. Bruyneel Peugeot 207
#271. S. Albertini Renault Clio (3)

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Unofficial Top 10 Entries

#1. L. Rossetti Fiat Grande Pu..
#2. B. Bouffier Peugeot 207
#3. F. Loix Skoda Fabia (2)
#4. G. Basso Proton Satria Neo
#5. T. Neuville Peugeot 207
#6. A. Mikkelsen Skoda Fabia (2)
#7. M. Solowow Ford Fiesta (M..
#8. P. Andersson Proton Satria Neo
#9. A. Tlustak Skoda Fabia (2)
#10. L. Betti Peugeot 207

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