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Sat June 24, 2017

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General B SS20 - End @ 10:50 PM - For overall results please check our front page Ypres Rally results section. Kevin Abbring manages the star result. He wins stage and defends his lead over Bouffier. As well Kobus manages to pass Basso for 5th! The top TER contender is Casier in 4th from Basso now 6th and Geusens 9th o/a completing the TER podium. And winner of the BRC section is Keith Cronin in 7th with Matt Edwards a surprise 2nd BRC/10th overall and Osian Pryce completing the BRC Top3 in 12th o/a.

General B SS19 @ 10:43 PM - Pendulum swings i9nto the oposite direction again, Bouffier reduces Abbring's lead to9 just 4.1s. With 17.5km of competition left Bouffier looks on course to win this! Princen takes Geusens for 8th. Looking back at the previous stage, Chris Ingram crashed out of a massive R2/2WD lead, small mistake but oil pipe broke leading to a small fire. Results after SS19:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, 2h11m02s2;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +4s1;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +29s8;
4th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m25s8;
5th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +3m11s7;
6th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +3m12s4;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +3m45s;
8th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +4m18s3;
9th= Geusens/Cuvelier, Ford, +4m19s6;
10th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +4m52s2

General B SS18 @ 07:39 PM - Right in time for the last loop we had a short downpor, enough to make the dusty and tricky roads very slippy. Neuville is the master of wet roads beating everybody by over 6s on 14km, however Abbring takes 1.8s from Bouffier. Results after SS18:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, 2h03m19s9;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +6s9;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +27s8;
4th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m22s3;
5th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +2m58s1;
6th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +3m06s;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +3m28s3;
8th= Geusens/Cuvelier, Ford, +3m58s4;
9th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +4m20s9;
10th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +4m34s1

General B SS17 @ 06:05 PM - Bouffier as fast as Neuville on this stage. Bouffier such narrows the gap to leading Abbring to just 5.1s with 3 stages to go! Results after SS17:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, 1h55m44s3;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +5s1;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +23s3;
4th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m16s4;
5th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +2m44s9;
6th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m59s8;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +3m11s9;
8th= Geusens/Cuvelier, Ford, +3m44s1;
9th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +4m17s3;
10th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +4m13s9

General B SS16 @ 06:02 PM - Short Mesen stage. Neuville wins stage again, Bouffier is catching Abbring, Dilley retires with mechanical issues. Results after SS16:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, 1h47m46s3;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +7s7;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +19s6;
4th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m09s3;
5th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +2m36s6;
6th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m48s9;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +2m54s1;
8th= Geusens/Cuvelier, Ford, +3m31s5;
9th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +3m56s6;
10th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +4m13s6

General B SS15 @ 04:46 PM - Neuville wins famous Kemmelberg. Abbring extends lead over Bouffier slightly by just 1.6s. Results after SS15:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, 1h43m24s1;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +9s5;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +19s;
4th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m09s1;
5th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +2m27s9;
6th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m43s5;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +2m44s9;
8th= Geusens/Cuvelier, Ford, +3m20s9;
9th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +3m50s2;
10th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +4m11s6

General B SS14 @ 03:33 PM - Bouffier (briefly), Henry (changing BRC standings) and Cracco (in TER) all off into the same ditch. Puncture for Princen, dropping him way down from 4th. Results after SS14:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, 1h35m02s2;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +7s9;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +16s6;
4th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m02s;
5th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +2m01s7;
6th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +2m25s9;
7th= Kobus/de Wils, Skoda, +2m33s5;
8th= Geusens/Cuvelier, Ford, +3m02s6;
9th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +3m34s7;
10th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +4m08s8

General B SS13 @ 03:29 PM - Now Bouffier fastest despite earlier problem. He found a smaller bolt to temporary fix the gear linkage. Abbring's lead melted down to 8.7s Results after SS13:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, 1h25m08s4;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +8s7;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +17s5;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +25s8;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +55s8;
6th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +1m43s;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +1m55s7;
8th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m17s4;
9th= Geusens/Cuvelier, Ford, +2m38s9;
10th= Henry/Rowan, Skoda, +3m00s6

General B SS12 - New rally leader @ 01:52 PM - Bouffier is stuck in 3rd gear and lost his lead to Abbring. Stage win for Neuville. Results after SS12:
1st= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, 1h17m27s2;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +14s1;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +17s8;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +24s1;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +54s9;
6th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +1m31s3;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +1m45s;
8th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m08s6;
9th= Geusens/Cuvelier, Ford, +2m22s4;
10th= Henry/Rowan, Skoda, +2m38s5

General B SS11 @ 11:24 AM - Bouffier managed to fix his problems between stages. But Tom Cave retired with mechanical problems, promoting Henry back into 2nd of the BRC standings. Results after SS11:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, 1h09m28s2;
2nd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, +24s3;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +37s9;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +44s2;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m14s4;
6th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +1m45s8;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +1m54s8;
8th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m24s4;
9th= Geusens/Cuvelier, Ford, +2m34s;
10th= Henry/Rowan, Skoda, +2m47s2

General B SS10 @ 10:59 AM - Neuville and Abbring both with broken rear windscreens after big jump. Demaerschalk loses top10 place with a puncture. Results after SS9:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, 1h01m31s;
2nd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, +27s1;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +37s3;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +42s4;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m07s8;
6th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +1m40s1;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +1m43s;
8th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m13s;
9th= Cave/Morgan, Hyundai, +2m14s2
10th= Geusens/Cuvelier, Ford, +2m17s1

General B SS9 @ 10:54 AM - Ypres leg2 starts with slight drizzle. Bouffier has an engine mounting problem and Henry has a spin and loses 2nd place in the BRC standings to Cave with Cronin leading MSABRC. Results after SS9:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, 57m09s1;
2nd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, +27s;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +34s7;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +39s4;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +1m03s;
6th= Demaerschalk/Eelbode, Citroen, +1m15s1;
7th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +1m33s5;
8th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +1m35s7;
9th= Cave/Morgan, Hyundai, +2m05s2
10th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m06s3

Fri June 23, 2017

NEWS JUST IN

General B SS8 - Leg1 @ 09:09 PM - Dramas don't stop as now the leader of the MSA BRC competition Ahlin crashes, handing the lead to Cronin. Overall Princen wins stage and Bouffier carries on leading. Results after leg1 (SS8):
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, 48m47s4;
2nd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, +21s9;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +28s9;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +34s4;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +55s2;
6th= Demaerschalk/Eelbode, Citroen, +1m04s1;
7th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +1m17s3;
8th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +1m20s4;
9th= Henry/Rowan, Skoda, +1m41s2
10th= Cave/Morgan, Hyundai, +1m43s6

General B SS7 @ 08:56 PM - Now Dilley off. Bouffier in good lead over Abbring. Basso gains two places Results after SS7:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, 43m57s3;
2nd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, +21s1;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +28s8;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +34s9;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +51s4;
6th= Demaerschalk/Eelbode, Citroen, +58s4;
7th= Ahlin/Eriksen, Skoda, +1m09s6;
8th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +1m12s9;
9th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +1m15s1
10th= Cave/Morgan, Hyundai, +1m31s7

General B SS6 - Neuville crashed out! @ 08:07 PM - Thierry neuville rolled in spectacular fashion. Crew OK, car not so. So top favourite is out. Results after SS6:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, 36m11s4;
2nd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, +14s6;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +23s2;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +28s4;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +39s5;
6th= Demaerschalk/Eelbode, Citroen, +49s6;
7th= Dilley/Lehy, Hyundai, +53s3;
8th= Ahlin/Eriksen, Skoda, +57s3;
=8th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +57s3
10th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +1m06s7

General B SS5 @ 06:06 PM - Neuville has a mild problem with the pop off valve while fellow Hyundai driver had his engine stall and lost half a minute. Results after SS5:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 29m22s6;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +2s9;
3rd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, +17s3;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +22s4;
5th= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +24s1;
6th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +32s8
7th= Demaerschalk/Eelbode, Citroen, +45s4;
8th= Dilley/Leyh, Hyundai, +46s6;
9th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +48s7
10th= Ahlin/Eriksen, Skoda, +49s7

General B SS4 @ 06:02 PM - Neuville extends lead, strong time as well by Verschueren here on Wijtschate. Results after SS4:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 24m33s2;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +4s1;
3rd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, +13s;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +19s5;
5th= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +22s6;
6th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +26s8
7th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +26s8;
8th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +34s6;
9th= Ahlin/Eriksen, Skoda, +37s;
10th= Dilley/Leyh, Hyundai, +40s3

General B SS3 @ 05:33 PM - Abbring wins SS3, Bouffier narrows gap to Neuville Results after SS3:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 16m42s6;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +0s3;
3rd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, +5s5;
4th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +13s5;
5th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +17s2;
6th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +17s3
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +18s5;
8th= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +18s6;
9th= Ahlin/Eriksen, Skoda, +22s1;
10th= Dilley/Leyh, Hyundai, +26s8

General B SS2 @ 04:51 PM - BRC contenders McCormack and Bogie off road, Neuville takes lead from Bouffier. Results after SS2:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 9m51s4;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, +1s;
3rd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, +6s7;
4th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +8s3;
5th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +10s9;
6th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +11s;
7th= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +11s3;
8th= Casier/Vyncke, Ford, +11s6;
9th= Ahlin/Eriksen, Skoda, +11s7;
10th= Demaerschalk/Eelbode, Citroen, +12s9

General B SS1 @ - Bouffier first leader of the rally on the Zonnebeke stage with Cronin being best MSABRC competitor. Results after SS1:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Skoda, 5m17s3;
2nd= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyunai, +0s1;
3rd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Peugeot, +3s4;
4th= Basso/Granai, Hyundai, +4s1;
5th= Cronin/Galvin, Ford, +4s4;
6th= Henry/Rowan, Skoda, +6s3;
7th= Demaerschalk/Eelbode, Citroen, +6s6;
8th= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +6s8;
9th= Princen/Kaspers, Skoda, +6s9;
10th= Ahlin/Eriksen, Skoda, +7s2

Tue June 20, 2017

2017 Kenotek Ypres Rally: The Stages General 2017 Kenotek Ypres Rally: The Stages Regarding cars permitted to enter, the Kenotek Ypres Rally is accessible to the widest possible spectrum of machines. Both for the FIA Benelux Rally Trophy and the Tour European Rally the FIA European regulations apply, but in addition to the known FIA classes national homologate...

Tony Pond Trophy for best Brits in Ypres General Tony Pond Trophy for best Brits in Ypres This year the Ypres Rally is enjoying its 53rd edition. As was experienced during its 50th edition celebrations, combined with an exhibition and a unique book, which is still available in the SuperStage shop, the SuperStage organisation will be cherishing the glorious past of the...

Mon June 19, 2017

Ypres without ERC: 30% more competitors General Ypres without ERC: 30% more competitors One year after having opted to get out of the European Rally Championship, it may be said that SuperStage made the right choice. A quick look at the entry list proves that the Ypres Rally is in full sail. The arrival of the British Championship, for the first time in its 59-year...

Who follows on from Kris Meeke? General Who follows on from Kris Meeke? For the first time in its 59-year history the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship is heading across the Channel. Top players in the British Championship, for many the breeding ground for international talent on gravel, are coming to measure themselves up with the top of the B...

Silver Jubilee for Ypres Historic Rally General Silver Jubilee for Ypres Historic Rally This year the Ypres Historic Rally is celebrating its 25th edition with a brilliant exhibition in Boezinge. The first edition back in 1993 was an immediate success and in the meantime the Ypres Historic Rally has developed into an exceptional competition with European name and fa...

Sun June 18, 2017

The British drivers at Ypres Rally General The British drivers at Ypres Rally The action-packed Prestone MSA British Rally Championship is heading overseas for the first time in the championship's 59-year history. The finest BRC crews will go toe-to-toe with some of the best drivers in the world on the legendary Ypres Rally in northern Belgium (23-24 J...

Belgium gets Osian Pryce busy Ford Belgium gets Osian Pryce busy Welshman Osian Pryce will start the busiest period of his rally career to date with a first trip to Belgium's legendary Ypres Rally next week. Ypres has been drafted into this year's British Rally Championship calendar and will mark Osian's first overseas competiti...

The 3rd battle of Mesen General The 3rd battle of Mesen On the 7th June Prince William was a guest in Mesen. Together with the Irish Premier Enda Kenny and the Belgian Princess Astrid the renowned mine battle near Mesen was commemorated. On the 7th June 1917 the Irish and the British, Catholics and Protestants, for the first time foug...

Tunnock's Stuart Loudon in Ypres General Tunnock's Stuart Loudon in Ypres Uddingston's Stuart Loudon will busy himself with three jobs in as many weeks, starting with co-driving at one of Europe's biggest motorsport events, this week's Ypres Rally. Stuart will co-drive for Tom Preston at the classic Belgian event, joining him aboard his Sko...

ERC Cyprus press conference IRC ERC Cyprus press conference FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 4 of 8 Cyprus Rally, 16-18 June Present: - Nasser Al-Attiyah/Matthieu Baumel, first position - Simos Galatariotis/Antonis Ioannou, second position - Panikos Polykarpou/Gerald Winter, third position ...

Al Attiyah wins brutal Cyprus Rally IRC Al Attiyah wins brutal Cyprus Rally FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 4 of 8 Cyprus Rally: Leg two report, 18 June *Fifth triumph puts Al-Attiyah ahead of Sébastien Loeb on all-time list of winners *Golden Stage glory – and share of 24,000 euros prize fund – completes dream weekend *Demosthenous and...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC CY SS14 - End @ 03:23 PM - 74% gravel, 26% asphalt and 2nd part of the Golden Stages. This time more hilly and through a forst before ending at the see front. Kajto wins stage but misses out on the combined Golden Stages prize money to Al Attiyah by 0.3s. Final results (after SS14)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 2h31m44s3;
2nd= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +6m12s;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +6m19s5;
4th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +7m40s4;
5th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +8m22s3;
6th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +9m36s5;
7th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +9m55s1;
8th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +10m32s1;
9th= Tsouloftas/Elia, Citroen, +12m03s2;
10th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +12m37s4

IRC CY SS13 @ 02:35 PM - 100% gravel, first of the pair of Golden Stages for prize money narrowly won by Al Attiyah. Tsouloftas moves up a place. Results after SS13:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 2h26m56s5;
2nd= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +5m42s9;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +5m57s1;
4th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +7m05s1;
5th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +7m54s3;
6th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +9m03s7;
7th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +9m31s9;
8th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +10m07s8;
9th= Tsouloftas/Elia, Citroen, +11m52s4;
10th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +12m08s9

IRC CY SS12 @ 11:59 AM - 81% gravel, 19% asphalt, repeat of SS10. Results after SS12:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 2h23m53s6;
2nd= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +5m25s1;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +5m35s3;
4th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +6m40s1;
5th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +7m32s4;
6th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +8m40s1;
7th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +9m11s4;
8th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +9m51s5;
9th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +11m39s7;
10th= Tsouloftas/Elia, Citroen, +11m45s7

IRC CY SS11 @ 11:18 AM - 81% gravel, 19% asphalt, repeat of SS9. Results after SS11:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 2h07m44s2;
2nd= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +5m06s2;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +5m20s;
4th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +6m02s3;
5th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +6m44s9;
6th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +7m42s8;
7th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +8m23s;
8th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +9m00s1;
9th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +10m39s;
10th= Tsouloftas/Elia, Citroen, +11m23s8

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