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Sat June 30, 2018

Edwards does the BRC double in Ypres General Edwards does the BRC double in Ypres Matt Edwards and Darren Garrod stretched their championship lead after an enthralling Prestone MSA British Rally Championship contest on the Renties Ypres Rally (22-23 June). The Welsh pairing claimed a last-gasp victory to seal their first BRC win on Tarmac - backing up their vi...

Thierry Neuville is the master of Ypres General Thierry Neuville is the master of Ypres They may have been the favourites but our WRC pair, Neuville-Gilsoul were not shoo-ins for victory. Far from it! There were many reasons for this as had never won in Ypres in six previous attempts and he was in an unfamiliar car. The Hyundai i20 R5 is a world away from the Hy...

Sat June 23, 2018

NEWS JUST IN

General Ypres Finish (SS23) @ 08:51 PM - This is the first time Thierry Neuville wins the Ypres Rally. Sensationally Edwards wins BRC after all his dramas with changing wiring looms and doing 5 stages without power steering. This as Cronin stopped in a ditch on the very last stage for 1min. Final results after SS23 and subject to last road section and scrutineering:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 2h29m09s2;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +40s4;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +49s1;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +2m11s6;
5th= Boderet/Walbrecq, Skoda, +3m05s9;
6th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +4m01s1;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +4m20s1;
8th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +5m11s2;
9th= Bogie/Rowan, Skoda, +5m29s2;
10th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +5m36s8

General Ypres SS22 @ 08:28 PM - Fernemont dropped 40s, ending his challenge for 5th. Results after SS22:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 2h19m22s6;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +38s2;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +50s9;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +2m04s5;
5th= Boderet/Walbrecq, Skoda, +2m51s6;
6th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +3m32s7;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +4m00s2;
8th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +4m11s2;
9th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +4m57s8;
10th= Bogie/Rowan, Skoda, +5m05s8

General Ypres SS21 @ 07:59 PM - 2nd stage win in a row for Princen, followed by Verschueren. Obviously Neuville going for a finish now. Boderet passes Fernemont for 5th. Results after SS21:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 2h11m45s2;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +36s9;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +45s1;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +1m57s9;
5th= Boderet/Walbrecq, Skoda, +2m40s5;
6th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +2m41s7;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +3m50s;
8th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +3m58s4;
9th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +4m43s9;
10th= Bogie/Rowan, Skoda, +4m53s6

General Ypres SS20 @ 07:50 PM - McCormack damaged a wheel and retires from 2nd place within the BRC. Princen wins stage. Results after SS20:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 2h06m58s6;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +39s4;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +49s;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +1m53s2;
5th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +2m29s7;
6th= Boderet/Walbrecq, Skoda, +2m36s3;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +3m43s;
8th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +3m53s1;
9th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +4m39s2;
10th= Bogie/Rowan, Skoda, +4m48s6

General Ypres SS19 @ 05:38 PM - Kris Princen is tied stage winner with Thierry Neuville. Results after SS19:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 2h00m51s5;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +38s2;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +50s9;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +1m49s4;
5th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +2m22s7;
6th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +2m33s6;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +3m33s3;
8th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +3m46s8;
9th= McCormack/Moynihan, Skoda, +4m14s6;
10th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +4m34s5

General Ypres SS18 @ 05:37 PM - Stunning time by Neuville means he increases his lead over Vanneste by another 9sec. Results after SS18:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 1h55m11s6;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +34s7;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +50s9;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +1m43s5;
5th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +2m09s6;
6th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +2m12s3;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +3m22s9;
8th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +3m45s6;
9th= McCormack/Moynihan, Skoda, +4m06s9;
10th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +4m27s6

General Ypres SS17 @ 05:35 PM - Quite dramatic 2nd run over the classic Kemmelberg with offs for Cronin, Vanneste and Ph.Cracco. Results after SS17:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 1h47m34s6;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +25s6;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +42s9;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +1m37s4;
5th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +1m58s4;
6th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +2m03s;
7th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +3m13s6;
8th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +3m37s4;
9th= McCormack/Moynihan, Skoda, +3m55s5;
10th= Bogie/Rowan, Skoda, +3m35s2

General Ypres SS16 @ 02:34 PM - 2nd stage win in a row for Verschueren, and this time he takes 4.5s out of Neuville. de Mevius just got into top10 only to crash now. Results after SS16:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 1h39m15s7;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +21s7;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +37s6;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +1m30s;
5th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +1m47s6;
6th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +1m58s;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +2m05s9;
8th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +3m01s9;
9th= Vanneste/Snaet, Skoda, +2m10s2;
10th= McCormack/Moynihan, Skoda, +3m35s2

General Ypres SS15 @ 02:17 PM - Kevin Demaerschalk went off and broke a wheel just meters from the finish line. Results after SS15:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 1h29m19s3;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +26s2;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +36s9;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +1m15s;
5th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +1m43s9;
6th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +1m44s1;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +1m52s7;
8th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m48s5;
9th= Vanneste/Snaet, Skoda, +2m50s3;
10th= de Mevius/Wydhaege, Peugeot, +3m09s5

General Ypres SS14 @ 01:44 PM - Stage interrupted, times may come in slowly. Good fight between Cronin, Bedoret and Demaerschalk for 6th. Results after SS14:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 1h21m39s;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +26s7;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +36s9;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +1m08s9;
5th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +1m37s6;
6th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +1m40s2;
7th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +1m42s4;
8th= Demaerschalk/Vanneste, Citroen, +1m45s;
9th= Vanneste/Snaet, Skoda, +2m34s8;
10th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m36s1

General Ypres SS13 @ 01:09 PM - Verschueren wins stage. First stage today not won by Neuville. Results after SS13:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 1h16m50s4;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +25s2;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +35s7;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +1m03s4;
5th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +1m33s8;
6th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +1m36s9;
7th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +1m37s4;
8th= Demaerschalk/Vanneste, Citroen, +1m43s3;
9th= Vanneste/Snaet, Skoda, +2m26s6;
10th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m28s2

General Ypres SS12 @ 11:41 AM - Neuville won every stage this morning. Results after SS12:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 1h10m39s5;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +25s9;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +32s4;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +58s2;
5th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +1m27s1;
6th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +1m28s9;
7th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +1m36s7;
8th= Demaerschalk/Vanneste, Citroen, +1m40s5;
9th= Vanneste/Snaet, Skoda, +2m16s1;
10th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m18s2

General Ypres SS11 @ 10:41 AM - Neuville now extends lead to over 20sec. Results after SS11:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 1h04m57s7;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +20s8;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +28s6;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +53s6;
5th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +1m21;
6th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +1m24s8;
7th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +1m31s2;
8th= Demaerschalk/Vanneste, Citroen, +1m36s1;
9th= Vanneste/Snaet, Skoda, +2m04s5;
10th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m05s1

General Ypres SS10 @ - Demaerschalk had an overshot with slight front damage, dropping 1min. Cronin dropped 10sec after hitting a road sign. Results after SS10:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 57m18s1;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +15s5;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +21s4;
4th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +47s;
5th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +1m13s9;
6th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +1m14s4;
7th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +1m22s8
8th= Demaerschalk/Vanneste, Citroen, +1m29s8;
9th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m36s7;
10th= Vanneste/Snaet, Skoda, +1m48s7

Fri June 22, 2018

NEWS JUST IN

General Ypres Day1 (SS9) @ 09:33 PM - Crash of Veiby just after the start of the last stage. Neuville leads with a time of exactly 49min and a lead of 14.1s - Add 1m10s time penalty for Edwards after leaving last service late after changing wiring loom. Dropped from 8th to 13th. Results after SS9:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 49m00s;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +14s1;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +17s1;
4th= Demaerschalk/Vanneste, Citroen +27s2;
5th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +38s;
6th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +49s6;
7th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +1m00s1
8th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +1m10s4;
9th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m21s6;
10th= Vanneste/Snaet, Skoda, +1m25s3

General Ypres SS8 @ 09:14 PM - Results after SS8:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 44m22s1;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +11s9;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +15s4;
4th= Demaerschalk/Vanneste, Citroen +22s2;
5th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +36s;
6th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +43s3;
7th= Veiby/Skjaermoen, Skoda, +46s7
8th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +55s2;
9th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +1m01s1;
10th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +1m3s4

General Ypres SS7 @ 07:14 PM - Results after SS7:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 40m03s8;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +11s9;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +13s6;
4th= Demaerschalk/Vanneste, Citroen +19s8;
5th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +34s;
6th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +37s7;
7th= Veiby/Skjaermoen, Skoda, +43s;
8th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, Ford, +46s9;
9th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +55s9;
10th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +56s

General Ypres SS6 @ 07:04 PM - Results after SS6:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 33m36s8;
2nd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +5s9;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +8s8;
4th= Demaerschalk/Vaneste, Citroen +16s8;
5th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +28s7;
6th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +29s7;
7th= Veiby/Skjaermoen, Skoda, +37s7;
8th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, Ford, +40s1;
9th= Bedoret/Walbrecq, Skoda, +46s;
10th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +46s2

General Ypres SS5 @ 04:44 PM - Stage win for Edwards after Neuville won 3 in a row. Results after SS5:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 26m53s4;
2nd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +3s3;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +8s;
4th= Demaerschalk/Vaneste, Citroen +12s2;
5th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +21s7;
6th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +25s4;
7th= Veiby/Skjaermoen, Skoda, +29s7;
8th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +35s3;
9th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +35s9;
10th= Vanneste/Snaet, Skoda, +39s4

General Ypres SS4 @ 04:37 PM - Results after SS4:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 22m12s5;
2nd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +4s6;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +7s8;
4th= Demaerschalk/Vaneste, Citroen +13s1;
5th= Veiby/Skjaermoen, Skoda, +18s5;
6th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +20s;
7th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +24s7;
8th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +28s6;
9th= Bedoret/Walbercq, Skoda, +36s1;
10th= Vanneste/Snaet, Skoda, +36s8

General Ypres SS3 - now Abbring out @ 04:29 PM - Now Abbring out after braeking a wheel in an off. Results after SS3:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 17m53;
2nd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +2s6;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +6s9;
4th= Demaerschalk/Vaneste, Citroen +7s5;
5th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +12s6;
6th= Veiby/Skjaermoen, Skoda, +13s4;
7th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +17s9;
8th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +20s3;
9th= Bedoret/Walbercq, Skoda, +26s8;
10th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +29s1

General Ypres SS2 - Bouffier out @ 04:27 PM - Neuville takes lead after Bouffier goes off. Results after SS2:
1st= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, 11m21;
2nd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +1s4;
3rd= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +1s9;
4th= Demaerschalk/Vaneste, Citroen +6s3;
5th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +6s4;
6th= Veiby/Skjaermoen, Skoda, +7s2;
7th= Abbring/Tsjoen, Citroen, +9s1;
8th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +10s5;
9th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Skoda, +12s3;
10th= Bedoret/Walbercq, Skoda, +15s9

General Ypres SS1 @ 03:37 PM - Results after SS1:
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Skoda, 4m31;
2nd= Abbring/Tsjoen, Citroen, +1s4;
3rd= Verschueren/Hostens, Skoda, +3s7;
4th= Princen/Eelbode, Skoda, +3s7;
5th= Cronin/Galvin, Hyundai, +3s9;
6th= Neuville/Gilsoul, Hyundai, +4s7;
7th= Veiby/Skjaermoen, Skoda, +4s7;
8th= Edwards/Garrod, Ford, +4s8;
9th= Demaerschalk/Vaneste, Citroen, +5s;
10th= Fernemont/Maillen, Skoda, +6s

Wed June 20, 2018

Ostberg competes rest of season Citroen Ostberg competes rest of season Mads Østberg is set to team up with Craig Breen in the second C3 WRC at Rally Finland (26-29 July), Rallye Deutschland (16-19 August), Rally Turkey (13-16 September), Wales Rally GB (4-7 October) and Rally Australia (15-18 November). As initially planned, Sébastien Loeb will com...

Sun June 17, 2018

Post Cyprus press conference IRC Post Cyprus press conference FIA European Rally Championship 2018: Round 4 of 8, Cyprus Rally, 15-17 June Finikoudes, Larnaca, 19h30, Sunday 17 June Present: Simos Galatariotis/Antonis Ioannou, first position Bruno Magalhães/Hugo Magalhães, second position Norbert Herczig/Ramon Ferencz, third posit...

0.6sec win for Cyprus home hero IRC 0.6sec win for Cyprus home hero Home hero Simos Galatariotis became the first Cypriot winner of his country’s FIA European Rally Championship counter for a decade with a dramatic last-gasp victory over Bruno Magalhães by 0.6s. In what was the third-closest finish in recent ERC history, Galatariotis and co-d...

Thu June 14, 2018

BRC celebrates 60th anniversary General BRC celebrates 60th anniversary British Rally Championship Legacy to headline Europe's biggest rally show ---- British Rally Championship celebrates 60th anniversary at Rallyday ---- Richard Burns' title winning Subaru Legacy is the first star car confirmed ---- Jimmy McRae and Russell Brooke...

Exciting new layout for Ypres Rally General Exciting new layout for Ypres Rally In a quick sum up (by Rallye-info) the route of the 2018 Renties Ypres Rally will consist of 23 stages in a reshuffled order and layout as outlined by tthe Ypres Rally (Superstage) text below. One majorly exciting change is that the last stage of the rally on Saturday night will...

Sun June 10, 2018

3rd smallest WRC margin in 45 years! WRC 3rd smallest WRC margin in 45 years! Thierry Neuville trailed Sébastien Ogier by 0.8sec ahead of the 6.96km test, but delivered a daredevil drive in his Hyundai i20 to overhaul the Frenchman and claim his third win of the season by 0.7sec. Neuville extended his championship lead over Ogier to 27 points. It was th...

Sat June 9, 2018

Magalhaes wins legendary Acropolis IRC Magalhaes wins legendary Acropolis SEAJETS-powered Bruno Magalhães joined an illustrious list of winners with victory on one of the toughest events of them all, the EKO Acropolis Rally, alongside co-driver and namesake Hugo Magalhães. In doing so, the Portuguese reignited his faltering FIA European Rally Champion...

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