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2012 IRC Geko Ypres Rally News

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IRC B records, Skoda most successful make @ 09:21 PM - Not only is Juho Hänninen the first Finn since Henri Toivonen to win Ypres. This win also makes Skoda now the most successful manufacturer in IRC history!

IRC B end - First Finn win since Toivonen! @ 09:01 PM - Hänninen becomes the first Finn to win Ypres since Henri Toivonen in 1984. Snijers finishes event with a 2nd fastest stage time. Verschueren VW retires on last stage from 7th. Final results (after SS17)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, 2h36m52s7;
2nd= Loix/Vanneste, Peugeot, +46s5;
3rd= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Skoda, +2m14s6;
4th= Snijers/Gitsels, Mini, +2m55s7;
5th= Solowow/Baran, Peugeot, +5m25s4;
6th= Flodin/Bergsten, Ford, +5m55s5;
7th= Viaene/Vyncke, Peugeot, +9m37s8;
8th= Langenakens/Beernaert, Peugeot, +9m55s6;
9th= Aigner/Ertl, Subaru, +10m27s1;
10th= Tlustak/Skaloud, Skoda, +10m38s9

IRC B SS17 - Mathias Viaene flying @ 08:45 PM - Amazing show by Mathias Viaene. He not only overtakes the groupN leader, but also his team mate Lagenakens in one stage. Amazing show too by the two leaders. After 29km Hollebeke separated by 0.6s! Results after SS17:
1st= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, 2h29m10s1;
2nd= Loix/Vanneste, Peugeot, +38s3;
3rd= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Skoda, +2m06s;
4th= Snijers/Gitsels, Mini, +2m50s8;
5th= Solowow/Baran, Peugeot, +5m08s3;
6th= Flodin/Bergsten, Ford, +5m51s5;
7th= Verschueren/Vanassche, Volkswagen, +8m17s2;
8th= Viaene/Vyncke, Peugeot, +9m21s8;
9th= Langenakens/Beernaert, Peugeot, +9m25s2;
10th= Aigner/Ertl, Subaru, +9m54s5

IRC B SS16 - Exciting changes in top10 @ 06:34 PM - Robert Barrable, 7th, did not start stage with a sick gearbox. Langenakens overtakes Aigner and moves from 10th to 8th in one stage. Viaene overtakes Tlustak for the top10. Results after SS16:
1st= Hänninen/Markkula, Skoda, 2h13m14s2;
2nd= Loix/Vanneste, Peugeot, +38s9;
3rd= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Skoda, +1m54s5;
4th= Snijers/Gitsels, Mini, +2m41s4;
5th= Solowow/Baran, Peugeot, +4m46s1;
6th= Flodin/Bergsten, Ford, +5m29s1;
7th= Verschueren/Vanassche, Volkswagen, +7m33s;
8th= Langenakens/Beernaert, Peugeot, +8m43s3;
9th= Aigner/Ertl, Subaru, +8m44s7;
10th= Viaene/Vynck, Peugeot, +9m00s7

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2012 IRC Geko Ypres Rally Summary

The entry got smaller before the start. Add 5) Breen, 207 S2000 for his accident the event before, 8) Wiegand, Fabia S2000 driver ill, 9) Arzeno swapped his 207 S2000 for a DS3 R3T and got a new, lower entry number, 11) Fisher and 28 Tamrazov, both Fiesta S2000 both simply missing.

Unofficial Top 10 Overall Results

1st. J. Hänninen Skoda Fabia (2)
2nd. F. Loix Peugeot 207
3rd. P. Tsjoen Skoda Fabia (2)
4th. P. Snijers BMW Mini Coun..
5th. M. Solowow Peugeot 207
6th. P. Flodin Ford Fiesta (M..
7th. M. Viaene Peugeot 207
8th. J. Langenak.. Peugeot 207
9th. A. Aigner Subaru Impreza (..
10th. A. Tlustak Skoda Fabia (2)

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Unofficial Top 10 Retirements

#295. B. Sousa Lotus Exige
#270. C. Breen Peugeot 207
#291. A. Fisher Ford Fiesta (M..
#270. F. Gonon Peugeot 207
#246. D. Bruyneel Subaru Impreza (..
#284. A. Mikkelsen Skoda Fabia (2)
#296. K. Princen Renault Mégane (3)
#275. J. van den .. Mitsubishi Lancer (F..
#292. H. Hunt Citroën DS3
#292. M. Arzeno Citroën DS3

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Unofficial Top 10 Entries

#0. B. Sousa Lotus Exige
#1. J. Hänninen Skoda Fabia (2)
#2. A. Mikkelsen Skoda Fabia (2)
#3. F. Loix Peugeot 207
#4. P. Tsjoen Skoda Fabia (2)
#5. C. Breen Peugeot 207
#6. P. Flodin Ford Fiesta (M..
#7. M. Solowow Peugeot 207
#10. P. Snijers BMW Mini Coun..
#11. A. Fisher Ford Fiesta (M..

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