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Mon June 29, 2015

Tuthill Porsche stretches RGT lead IRC Tuthill Porsche stretches RGT lead Tuthill Porsche duo, François Delecour and Dominique Savignoni, extended their lead at the top of the 2015 R-GT Cup last weekend, following a dramatic twist in the Ypres Rally, second round of the inaugural FIA R-GT championship. With four R-GT cars entered in Belgium, Ypres w...

Winning sequence interrupted for Peugeot Peugeot Winning sequence interrupted for Peugeot After a streak of straight ERC victories on snow, asphalt and gravel, Craig Breen and the 208T16 failed to make it four in a row in Ypres, despite the front-running roles played by the French make's representatives. The Belgian event lived up every bit to its reputation, incl...

IRC Maiden ERC victory for Skoda R5

Sat June 27, 2015

Kris Princen will not start today IRC Kris Princen will not start today After successfully ending the opening day of the rally in 4th position, 22"5 behind leader Breen, Kris Princen needs to resign for the second day. ...

Breen leads after Abbring retires IRC Breen leads after Abbring retires FIA European Rally Championship leader Craig Breen tops the leaderboard of the Kenotek by CID LINES Ypres Rally after a brilliant performance on leg one today. Co-driven by Scott Martin, Breen was delighted to be able to drive with full commitment and confidence on fast Tarmac st...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC B SS17 - End @ 11:07 PM - Josh Moffet goes off last stage. And Griebel has a puncture, for the 3rd event in a row he loses a good result in the very last stage. Final results (after SS17)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
Results after SS17:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 2h21m29s9;
2nd= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +1m27s5;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +2m02s5;
4th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot, +2m53s1;
5th= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +3m01s9;
6th= Orsak/Smeidler, Skoda, +3m20s8;
7th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +4m25s;
8th= Duquesne/Cuvelier, Ford, +5m46s2;
9th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +5m48s2;
10th= Vanneste/Sneat, Ford, +5m48s3

IRC B SS16 @ 08:25 PM - Next big news is Dumas in the Porsche going off and losing 4th. Loix now takes it easy. Results after SS16:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 2h07m53s2;
2nd= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +1m54s5;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +2m19s4;
4th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot, +3m18s5;
5th= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +3m37s;
6th= Orsak/Smeidler, Skoda, +3m40s2;
7th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +4m16s8;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +4m33s4;
9th= Vanneste/Snaet, Ford, +5m52s9;
10th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +5m54s2

IRC B SS15 - and yet another lead change @ 06:01 PM - Bouffier loses over 2min with a puncture. This now looks like Loix win #10! McCormack has been in a ditch for 2min. Results after SS15:
1st= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, 1h59m37s8;
2nd= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +2m09s1;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +2m19s7;
4th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +3m15s5;
5th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot, +3m24s8;
6th= Orsak/Smeidler, Skoda, +3m39s5;
7th= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +3m57s5;
8th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +4m11s8;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +4m30s5;
10th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +5m39s3

IRC B SS14 @ 05:24 PM - Loix wins stage and reduces Bouffier's lead down to only 1.4s - he is still hungry for win #10! Lefebvre suffers yet another puncture. Results after SS14:
1st= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, 1h48m50s;
2nd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +1s4;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +1m54s1;
4th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +2m51s5;
5th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Porsche, +3m07s;
6th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +3m17s3;
7th= Orsak/Smeidler, Skoda, +3m23s7;
8th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +3m54s1;
9th= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +4m07s2;
10th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +4m38s4

IRC B SS13 @ 04:50 PM - Stage win for Lefebvre. Loix narrows gap to Bouffier to only 3sec - big fight now! With Breen's retired everybody from 3rd onwards moves up. Results after SS13:
1st= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, 1h41m30s3;
2nd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +3s;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +1m38s6;
4th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +2m33s5;
5th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Porsche, +2m56s2;
6th= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +3m06s4;
7th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +3m07s4;
8th= Orsak/Smeidler, Skoda, +3m13s9;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +3m59s1;
10th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +4m38s4

IRC B SS12 @ 03:12 PM - All gone crazy in this stage. Read previous "just in". Breen sits at stage finish and can't start engine. That means although listed as 3rd now, he is most likely out of the rally. Delecour also lost over 8min. Results after SS12:
1st= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, 1h33m51s8;
2nd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +4s1;
3rd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +28s4;
4th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +1m29s4;
5th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +2m24s6;
6th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot, +2m47s7;
7th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +3m00s2;
8th= Orsak/Smeidler, Skoda, +3m01s1;
9th= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +3m11s4;
10th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +3m29s6

IRC B SS12 - Everything happens! @ 02:56 PM - In SS12 everything seems to happen: Casier (5th) rolled out. Lefebvre (3rd) changes a puncture. Breen (fighting for lead) has a brief off.

IRC B SS11 - surprise new leader @ 02:22 PM - Bouffier takes lead from Breen by only 0.6s in the famous Kemmelberg stage. Breen had a puncture towards the end. The top4 are now only separated by 8.7s! Delecour had a spin in the stage. Results after SS11:
1st= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, 1h20m54s6;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +0s6;
3rd= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +1s3;
4th= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +8s7;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +56s;
6th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +1m22s3;
7th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +2m11s5;
8th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +2m20s;
9th= Delecour/Savignoni, Porsche, +2m26s4;
10th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot, +2m28s4

IRC B SS10 @ 11:57 AM - Second stage win in a row for Freddy Loix. Gaps are small but at this rate it's going to be exciting between the top4. Results after SS10:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 1h12m41s;
2nd= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +12s6;
3rd= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +15s7;
4th= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +22s8;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +s;
6th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +1m28s1;
7th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +2m09s5;
8th= Delecour/Savignoni, Porsche, +2m13s3;
9th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +2m18s9;
10th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +2m21s7

IRC B SS9 @ 11:28 AM - Loix with his first stage win for this years Ypres. Dumas had an overshot. Magalhaes outside top10 now by 0.7s Results after SS9:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 1h01m46s7;
2nd= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +10s5;
3rd= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +15s6;
4th= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +24s5;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +55s8;
6th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +1m17s4;
7th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +1m55s9;
8th= Delecour/Savignoni, Porsche, +1m57s9;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +2m02s2;
10th= McCormack/O'Reily, Skoda, +2m03s3

IRC B SS8 @ 10:47 AM - Breen extends lead. Brilliant times by the Porsche. Sadly Kris Princen, 4th over night, could not take the start this morning for a health problem. Results after SS8:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 54m24s3;
2nd= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +10s;
3rd= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +13s1;
4th= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +26s1;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +44s8;
6th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +1m08s7;
7th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +1m39s2m8;
8th= Delecour/Savignoni, Porsche, +1m45s4;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot, +1m46s1;
10th= McCormack/O'Reily, Skoda, +1m49s5

Fri June 26, 2015

NEWS JUST IN

IRC B SS7 - day1 @ 08:51 PM - Breen leads after leg1 but the top3 are separated by just about 10s. Duquesne is closing in on the top10 too with solid times. Results after day1 (SS7):
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 46m43s9;
2nd= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +4s6;
3rd= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +10s7;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +22s5;
5th= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +25s8;
6th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +39s9;
7th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +57s8;
8th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +1m21s;
9th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +1m27s2;
10th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot, +1m32s7

IRC B SS6 @ 08:36 PM - Big news of SS6 of course is that Abbring/Tsjoen are out after rolling. Very strong time by Dumas in the Porsche. Results after SS6:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 42m33s8;
2nd= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +7s3;
3rd= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +11s3;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +20s9;
5th= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +25s8;
6th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +36s2;
7th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +56s2;
8th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +1m18s3;
9th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +1m26s9;
10th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot, +1m28s1

IRC SS6 - Abbring rolled out @ 08:11 PM - Kevin Abbring rolled three times in SS6 and is out of the rally. Crew are OK.

IRC B SS5 @ 08:00 PM - Most drivers were fooled by a few seconds of rain at service, the stages are bone dry. Princen lost 2 places despite only losing around 14s, that's how close the battle is. Josh Moffett punctured. Results after SS5:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 35m00s6;
2nd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Citroen, +4s7;
3rd= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +6s9;
4th= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +8s8;
5th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +15s2;
6th= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +20s7;
7th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +28s4;
8th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +43s4;
9th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +1m04s4;
10th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot, +1m08s9

IRC B SS4 @ 05:58 PM - Stage of punctures. Abbring loses lead with a front right puncture. Loix has a front right puncture too. Another stage win by Bouffier moves him well into contention. Results after SS4:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 27m03s7;
2nd= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +7s8;
=3rd= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +8s6;
=3rd= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +8s6;
5th= Abbring/Tsjoen, Citroen, +12s4;
6th= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +19s5;
7th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +21s5;
8th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +30s7;
9th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +40s4;
10th= Orsak/Smeidler, Skoda, +48s6

IRC B SS3 @ 05:47 PM - Loix loses 8s although he reports no problems. First clear stage for Bouffier and it's a stage win. Results after SS3:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Citroen, 22m04s1;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +7s1;
3rd= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +15s1;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +15s3;
5th= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +15s8;
6th= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +19s;
7th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +26s6;
8th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +37s3;
9th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +38s6;
10th= Orsak/Smeidler, Skoda, +51s1

IRC B SS2 @ 05:18 PM - Despite bright sunshine most drivers are surprised how slippy the stages are. Bouffier had another spin, McCormack left front damage, Sam Moffett a huge spin, Josh Moffett is left with only 6th gear. Results after SS2:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Citroen, 15m05s4;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +6s6;
3rd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +10s4;
4th= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +11s4;
5th= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +12s1;
6th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +19s1;
7th= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +21s4;
8th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +25s9;
9th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +29s7;
10th= Orsak/Smeidler, Skoda, +34s3

IRC B SS1 @ 04:33 PM - Cedric Cherain, sensational 2nd last year, already seems out with an engine problem. Bouffier had a spin. Abbring says he lacks power but is still fast. Results after SS1:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Citroen, 7m07s2;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +1s4;
3rd= Princen/Kaspers, Peugeot, +1s9;
4th= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +2s8;
5th= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +3s3;
6th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +3s5;
7th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +4s7;
8th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +5s4;
9th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +7s5;
10th= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +8s6

IRC Qualifying result of Kenotek Ypres Rally @ 11:48 AM - The starting order selection will be in a few minutes with Kevin Abbring selecting his starting position first Qualifying results:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Citroen, 2m45s263;
2nd= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda, +0s821;
3rd= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot, +1s371;
4th= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +1s576;
5th= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen, +1s650;
6th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +2s279;
7th= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen, +2s943;
8th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +4s199;
9th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +4s288
10th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +4s534

IRC Abbring choses to start 3rd @ 00:31 AM - Kevin Abbring chose to start 3rd. Vincent Verschueren as 7th in qualifying then chose position 1. His team manager Gaby Goudezeune: "I am surprsied at his choice, but it should be good, not so many stones in the cuts. Start order leg1:
1st= Verschueren/Hostens, Citroen;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot;
3rd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Citroen;
4th= Loix/Gitsels, Skoda;
5th= Lefebvre/Prevot, Peugeot;
6th= Bouffier/de la Haye, Citroen;
7th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda;
8th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford;
9th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford;
10th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche

Tue June 23, 2015

Q&A Freddy Loix IRC Q&A Freddy Loix Freddy Loix has won the Ypres Rally nine times. This year, 'Fast Freddy' is attempting to make it win number 10, while giving the ŠKODA Fabia R5 its FIA European Rally Championship debut....

Peugeot targeting 4 wins in a row Peugeot Peugeot targeting 4 wins in a row After securing victories on snow in Latvia, on asphalt in Ireland and on dirt in the Azores, the 208 T16 heads to Belgium's famous Ypres Rally, round six of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship (FIA ERC). The competition's current leaders Craig Breen/Scott Martin will...

Kenotek Ypres Rally full preview IRC Kenotek Ypres Rally full preview This year's Kenotek by CID LINES Ypres Rally has received a magnificent 80-car entry, with over half - 44 cars - coming from the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. There are an incredible 21 four-wheel-drive ERC1 R5/Super 2000 cars on the entry list: five Citroën DS3 R5...

Mon June 1, 2015

Delecour returns to ERC in Ypres, too IRC Delecour returns to ERC in Ypres, too Rally legend François Delecour will return to the FIA European Rally Championship when he drives a Porsche 911 on the Kenotek by CID LINES Ypres Rally next month. ...

Abbring returns to ERC in Ypres IRC Abbring returns to ERC in Ypres Kevin Abbring will return to the FIA European Rally Championship next month, when he contests the Kenotek by CID LINES Ypres Rally (25-27 June). ...

Wed May 6, 2015

After Wallonie, how amazing is Ypres? IRC After Wallonie, how amazing is Ypres? Find a story just now how stunning the Belgian Rallye de Wallonie was last weekend. There were a few surprise entries and a lot of action with the top4 virtually turning upside down and back to front on the final two stages. In June this Wallonie entry field will not only mix wit...

Thu March 12, 2015

Verschueren in a DS3 registers for ERC Citroen Verschueren in a DS3 registers for ERC Vincent Verschueren has become the 60th driver to register for the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. Co-driven by Veronique Hostens, the talented Belgian driver will pilot a GODRIVE Rally Team Citroën DS3 R5 – making his first appearance in the series on the Geko Ypres Ral...

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