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Mon June 27, 2016

Pirelli equipped Junior title hots up IRC Pirelli equipped Junior title hots up A first European Junior Championship victory for Germany's Marijan Griebel in Ypres has intensified the battle for the title as the series reaches its halfway point. The Pirelli-equipped Opel Adam R2 driver had to fight hard for his win though: at one point on the final da...

ERC Ypres post event press conference IRC ERC Ypres post event press conference Present: Freddy Loix (FL)/Johan Gitsels (JG), ŠKODA Fabia R5, first place Kris Princen (KP)/Peter Kaspers (PK), Peugeot Belgium Luxembourg 208 T16, second place Bernd Casier (BC)/Peter Vyncke (PV), Ford Fiesta R5, third place Marijan Griebel (MG)/Stefan Kopczyk (SK), ADAC Ope...

IRC 11th heaven for Loix

IRC Impressive 11th win for Loix

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, 2h22m15s1;
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, 2h10m48s8;
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, +7m

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, 2h03m16s3;
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, 1h55m33s;
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, 1h41m45s;
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, 1h33m18s7;
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, 1h22m05s3;
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, 1h14m41s5;
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, 1h07m01s2;
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...

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...

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...

Mon May 30, 2016

Hyundai i20 R5 to debut in Ypres IRC Hyundai i20 R5 to debut in Ypres The New Generation i20 R5 will make its first public appearance at a rally next month at the 2016 Ypres Rally (June 23-25). Hyundai Motorsport's first entry into the competitive R5 class will run as a course car during the event, as the Customer Racing department continues wi...

Fri May 27, 2016

First entries in for ERC Ypres IRC First entries in for ERC Ypres The entry list for round five of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship, the Kenotek Ypres Rally, is building ahead of the Belgian asphalt classic on 23-25 June. ERC regulars Antonín Tlusťák and Dávid Botka are among the early entries, as is Martin McCormack in his Super ...

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