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Sat June 25, 2016

Bouffier leads close battle in Ypres day1 IRC Bouffier leads close battle in Ypres day1 Bryan Bouffier holds a narrow lead after the first seven stages of the Kenotek by CID LINES Ypres Rally, round five of the FIA European Rally Championship. Driving a MICHELIN-shod Citroën DS3 R5 under the Gemini Clinic Rally Team banner in his first ERC appearance of the seaso...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC B SS17 - end @ 08:32 PM - Freddy Loix wins his 11th Ypres Rally. Verschueren drops from 3rd to 5th with a last stage spin. Final results (after SS17)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 2m22m15s1;
2nd= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +56s8;
3rd= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m19s8;
4th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m27s;
5th= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +1m32s3;
6th= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Ford, +2m29s9;
7th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +2m49s2;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +2m52s;
9th= Demaerschalk/Eelbode, Citroen, +5m39s7;
10th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +7m00s

IRC B SS16 @ 08:06 PM - Kobus wins another stage as Loix paces for win number 11. 10sec penalty has Casier4s battle for 3rd spoiled. Results after SS16:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 2m10m48s8;
2nd= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +56s;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +1m25s8;
4th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m35s5;
5th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m39s;
6th= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Ford, +2m35s7;
7th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +2m46s4;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +2m51s1;
9th= Demaerschalk/Eelbode, Citroen, +5m39s7;
10th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +7m00s

IRC B SS15 @ 07:55 PM - Kobus is the surprise winner of this stage and Tsjoen passes Tanghe as Loix looks very much set for win number 11. Results after SS15:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 2m03m16s3;
2nd= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +51s9;
3rd= Verschueren/Hosten, Skoda, +1m29s5;
4th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m30s9;
5th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m44s5;
6th= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Ford, +2m37s5;
7th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +2m42s7;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +2m50s1;
9th= Demaerschalk/Eelbode, Citroen, +5m46s6;
10th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +6m35s4

IRC B SS14 - Lefebvre out! @ 05:48 PM - Lefebvre has engine problem putting him out moments before he would have taken the lead. Orsak and Erdi off. Tsjoen reports a 170km/h spin, damaging two wheels. Results after SS14:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 1m55m33s;
2nd= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +45s8;
3rd= Verschueren/Hosten, Skoda, +1m25s5;
4th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m31s7;
5th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m48s8;
6th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +2m35s5;
7th= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Ford, +2m43s;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +3m43s;
9th= Demaerschalk/Eelbode, Citroen, +5m40s2;
10th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +6m04s4

IRC B SS13 @ 05:13 PM - Another massive time for Lefebvre has Loix's lead halfed to 5.3sec only. Princen 2nd fastest and passes Verschueren for 3rd overall. Tsjoen passes Tarabus, Tarabus and Tanghe are tied for 8th. Results after SS13:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 1m41m45s;
2nd= Lefebvre/Portier, Citroen, +5s3;
3rd= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +50s8;
4th= Verschueren/Hosten, Skoda, +59s7;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m28s9;
6th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m41s4;
7th= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Ford, +2m30s8;
=8th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +2m34s8;
=8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +2m34s8;
10th= Duquesne/Pattyn, Ford, +3m33s

IRC B SS12 - Bouffier out @ 02:47 PM - Bouffier stopped 1km from stage end with suspected gearbox problems. Princen has hit something on the inside of a corner with front damage. Loix claims he is on the limit, nothing he can do about Lefebvre. Results after SS12:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 1m33m18s7;
2nd= Lefebvre/Portier, Citroen, +11s1;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +33s1;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +51s4;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m22s;
6th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m28s9;
7th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +2m20s6;
8th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +2m21s;
9th= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Ford, +2m22s7;
10th= Duquesne/Pattyn, Ford, +3m10s3

IRC B SS11 @ 02:19 PM - Loix and Bouffier tied in he stage, Lefebvre stalled but still fastest. Results after SS11:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 1m22m05s3;
2nd= Bouffier/Giraudet, Citroen, +8s9;
3rd= Lefebvre/Portier, Citroen, +13s5;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +22s6;
5th= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +26s7;
6th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m12s;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m18s6;
8th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +2m04s3;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +2m04s8;
10th= Tsjoen/Chevalier, Ford, +2m12s5

IRC B SS10 @ 02:00 PM - Another stunning time by Lefebvre has him move up from 5th to 3rd. Tanghe passes Tarabus for 8th. Snijers has been off. Results after SS10:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 1m14m41s5;
2nd= Bouffier/Giraudet, Citroen, +8s9;
3rd= Lefebvre/Portier, Citroen, +14s4;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +19s9;
5th= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +20s6;
6th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m03s6;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m14s4;
8th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +1m53s7;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m54s6;
10th= Tsjoen/Chevalier, Ford, +2m01s1

IRC B SS9 @ 11:51 AM - 2nd stage win in a row for Lefebvre while Loix extends his lead. Puncture for Orsak. Results after SS9:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 1m07m01s2;
2nd= Bouffier/Giraudet, Citroen, +6s7;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +15s4;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +17s2;
5th= Lefebvre/Portier, Citroen, +17s7;
6th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +54s6;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m08s8;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m42s2;
9th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +1m45s;
10th= Tsjoen/Chevalier, Ford, +1m53s6

IRC B SS8 - Loix takes lead @ 11:46 AM - Loix takes lead with start of day, Bouffier claims he simply did not get into the rythm. Debackere changed puncture, Kristiansen went off. Results after SS8:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 53m54s1;
2nd= Bouffier/Giraudet, Citroen, +0s9;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +15s4;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +17s1;
5th= Lefebvre/Portier, Citroen, +23s3;
6th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +41s2;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +56s2;
8th= Orsak/Smeidler, Ford, +1m03s6;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m22s7;
10th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +1m29s8

Fri June 24, 2016

NEWS JUST IN

IRC B SS7 - day1 @ 09:56 PM - Verschueren wins stage, Bouffier, Loix and Lefebvre are within 0.1s in the stage. Results after day1 (SS7):
1st= Bouffier/Giraudet, Citroen, 45m34s4;
2nd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +6s9;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +17s8;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +23s8;
5th= Lefebvre/Portier, Citroen, +31s8;
6th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +41s;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +53s8;
8th= Orsak/Smeidler, Ford, +1m01s1;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m18s2;
10th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +1m24s1

IRC B SS6 @ 08:36 PM - Bouffier and Loix tied fastest in stage. Dilley retired with engine problems from 8th. Snijers and Serderidis both went into a field in the same corner. Results after SS6:
1st= Bouffier/Giraudet, Citroen, 41m16s7;
2nd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +7s;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +20s;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +23s2;
5th= Lefebvre/Portier, Citroen, +31s9;
6th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +37s5;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +47s1;
8th= Orsak/Smeidler, Ford, +1m15s2;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m16s1;
10th= Tanghe/Cuvelier, Ford, +51s8

IRC B SS5 @ 08:00 PM - Lefebvre lost a minute and dropped from 6th to 15th for unknown reason. Bouffier wins stage and extends lead to 7sec. Results after SS5:
1st= Bouffier/Giraudet, Citroen, 33m30s4;
2nd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +7s;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +12s;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +18s;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +23s9;
6th= Lefebvre/Prevot, Citroen, +25s1;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +33s;
8th= Orsak/Smeidler, Ford, +45s2;
9th= Dilley/Prevot, Citroen, +50s3;
10th= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Ford, +51s8

IRC B SS4 @ 07:04 PM - Anothe fastest for Lefebvre. Loix passes Verschueren again. Tsjoen drops a place with a puncture. Results after SS4:
1st= Bouffier/Giraudet, Citroen, 26m33s;
2nd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +4s;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +5s1;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +10s4;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +11s3;
6th= Lefebvre/Portier, Citroen, +14s;
7th= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Ford, +18s2;
8th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +22s9;
9th= Orsak/Smeidler, Ford, +29s2;
10th= Dilley/Prevot, Citroen, +35s1

IRC B SS3 @ 05:34 PM - Vincent Verscueren won SS3 fro, Lefebvre and Bouffier. Results after SS3:
1st= Bouffier/Giraudet, Citroen, 19m22s5;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +6s4;
3rd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +6s5;
4th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +10s1;
5th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +11s5;
6th= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Ford, +13s6;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +17s;
8th= Lefebvre/Portier, Citroen, +18s;
9th= Orsak/Smeidler, Ford, +26s1;
10th= Dilley/Prevot, Citroen, +27s8

IRC B SS2 @ 05:10 PM - Bouffier extends lead. Cherain is off into ditch, Casier with oil leak. Kristiansen and de Mevius also stopped in stage. Results after SS2:
1st= Bouffier/Giraudet, Citroen, 15m03s1;
2nd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +3s9;
3rd= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +7s4;
4th= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +8s2;
5th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +10s1;
6th= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Ford, +12s2;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +14s4;
8th= Lefebvre/Portier, Citroen, +19s2;
9th= Dilley/Prevot, Citroen, +22s4;
10th= Orsak/Smeidler, Ford, +24s7

IRC B SS1 @ 04:35 PM - Lukyanuk crashed and lost 13min. Abbring did not complete stage for a puncture. Results after SS1:
1st= Bouffier/Giraudet, Citroen, 7m06s4;
2nd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +1s6;
3rd= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +3s9;
4th= Tsjoen/Chevaillier, Ford, +4s8;
5th= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +6s6;
6th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +7s6;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +7s7;
8th= Orsak/Smeidler, Ford, +9s7;
9th= Cherain/Leyh, Ford, +9s8;
10th= Dilley/Prevot, Citroen, +11s

Mon June 20, 2016

Nandon: Ypres is special for Hyundai IRC Nandon: Ypres is special for Hyundai The New Generation i20 R5 will appear in public for the first time next weekend, running as a course car at the Ypres Rally, the fifth round of this year's European Rally Championship (ERC). While the Customer Racing department at Hyundai Motorsport prepares for the crucial w...

Winmax official supplier for Hyundai R5 IRC Winmax official supplier for Hyundai R5 Hyundai Motorsport has selected Winmax Brake Pads for its brand-new New Generation i20 R5! The team has tried out many compounds during its tests to ensure the brakes would respond to their high quality requirements. In the end, they decided to go for a compound that will exclusi...

Latvala in Goodwood, Ogier at home WRC Latvala in Goodwood, Ogier at home Packed schedule, part two: Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) has a busy week ahead of him. On Thursday, he and co-driver Miikka Anttila (FIN) will be in Poland to test the Polo R WRC for the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). In the evening, they head to Great Britain, where Latvala...

Preview Ypres Belgian asphalt classic IRC Preview Ypres Belgian asphalt classic The 2016 FIA European Rally Championship moves on to another of the continent’s most famous and challenging events with the Kenotek by CID LINES Ypres Rally next week (23-25 June). A number of big names have signed up for the Belgian classic, meaning that local legend Freddy L...

Sun June 19, 2016

Wonderful rally weekend for Skoda Skoda Wonderful rally weekend for Skoda It was a wonderful rally weekend for ŠKODA: triumph at the Rally Hustopeče at home in the Czech Republic was followed by a one-two result at the Rally Queensland in Australia. Despite extremely difficult driving conditions, Gaurav Gill/Glenn Macneall (IND/AUS) and Fabian Kre...

Kopecky completes Czech hattrick of wins Skoda Kopecky completes Czech hattrick of wins Cheered on by thousands of fans, the ŠKODA works duo Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ/CZ) completed a hat-trick of victories in this year’s Czech Rally Championship (MČR). The experienced pair won the Rally Hustopeče on Saturday after a dramatic battle with fellow ŠKODA dr...

Sun June 12, 2016

Neuville back on winning ways WRC Neuville back on winning ways Hyundai Motorsport has secured its second victory of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season with a dominant performance by Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul in Rally Italia Sardegna. Neuville has been on sublime form all weekend, extending his lead over Volkswa...

Another class win for Pirelli WRC Another class win for Pirelli Pirelli celebrated the return of the World Rally Championship to its home territory by claiming a significant class win and hosting an important local initiative to bring rallying to the fans on Rally Italia Sardegna. Fabio Andolfi confirmed his status as one of the sport'...

1-2 for Skoda in Italy Skoda 1-2 for Skoda in Italy One-two: ŠKODA passed the ultimate test of durability at the Rally Italy with flying colours. Czech works duo Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler finished an excellent second at what is probably the toughest rally on the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2) calendar. After a dramatic 322.8...

Camilli shines in Sardinia Ford Camilli shines in Sardinia M-Sport World Rally Team's Éric Camilli delivered a stunning performance at Rally Italia Sardegna - piloting his Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta RS WRC to a historic first FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) stage win. Delivering a consistent string of highly impressive and compe...

Volkswagen worth its weight in gold WRC Volkswagen worth its weight in gold Successful weekend for Volkswagen at the Rally Italy: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) finished second and third to claim a double podium for Volkswagen. This represents a huge move in the race for the titles in the FIA World ...

Thu June 9, 2016

Ypres: Tanak,Bouffier,Lefebvre,Lukyanuk IRC Ypres: Tanak,Bouffier,Lefebvre,Lukyanuk A few days ago the KENOTEK Ypres Rally still seemed to become a more Belgian affair, but now the foreign crews have taken up the gauntlet and head for the Belgian round of the European Rally Championship off to a fantastic edition. If Freddy Loix figured to spend a relaxing weeke...

Suarez and the 208 T16 tackle Sardinia Peugeot Suarez and the 208 T16 tackle Sardinia Just three weeks after the Vodafone Rally de Portugal, the Peugeot Rally Academy will be back in action on June 9-12, this time in Italy for Rally Italia Sardegna. In the wake of some top times in Portugal to mark his maiden appearance in the PEUGEOT 208T16 'Evo', Jose An...

Wed June 8, 2016

Skoda eager for Sardinia success Skoda Skoda eager for Sardinia success High jumps, hard tracks: ŠKODA Motorsport are eager to continue their run of success at the Rally Italy on Sardinia (9 to 12 June). The works team will be represented by the experienced duos Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ/CZ) and Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (FIN/FIN) at the thir...

Pirelli drivers aim to star on home turf WRC Pirelli drivers aim to star on home turf For Pirelli, the Rally Italia Sardegna represents the company's home event, where some of the leading privateer drivers on round seven of the World Rally Championship will once again aim to show strongly against the factory teams. They will be relying on the latest evolution ...

The Loudon-cear guide to Sardinia WRC The Loudon-cear guide to Sardinia Who's getting wet on Sunday? Road sweeping and swimming, that's what this rally is increasingly about - with the winner now traditionally taking a dip in the beautiful Alghero harbour on a Sunday afternoon. Four winners in four rallies, is it possible for the World Ra...

Ogier ready to ditch WRC Italy WRC Ogier ready to ditch WRC Italy World Rally Championship leader Sebastien Ogier has vowed to abandon this weekend's Rally Italia Sardegna if his expectant wife goes into labour early. France's Sebastien Ogier is bidding to increase his points advantage with a fourth consecutive victory on the Medite...

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