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Tue November 28, 2017

Ypres elected as best BRC round 2017 General Ypres elected as best BRC round 2017 This weekend the end of the British Rally Championship 2017 was celebrated in true festive fashion in Manchester. For the first time this season the Ypres Rally had, as first ever foreign competition ever, the pleasure of being part of the British Rally Championship. And the love...

Sat July 1, 2017

Kevin Abbring writes history in Ypres General Kevin Abbring writes history in Ypres Kevin Abbring and Pieter Tsjoen have written history in the 53rd edition of the Ypres Rally. After a nervous race with a nail biting final, they steered their Peugeot 208 T16 to a hard fought and narrow win. For Kevin it is his second victory of the season in the Belgian champion...

Cronin top British driver in Ypres General Cronin top British driver in Ypres Keith Cronin and Mikie Galvin were the top Prestone MSA British Rally Championship crew on the legendary Ypres Rally - the championship's first overseas round in its 59-year history. The Irish pairing expertly guided their M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 to victory on the fourth r...

New event added to Ypres Rally 2018 General New event added to Ypres Rally 2018 A week after the Ypres Rally, once again the highlight of rally sport in Belgium, especially those inspired by regularity rallies for historic vehicles who will be delighted with a great new event in 2018! And yet there is a link between both, because it will be Club SuperStage ...

Sat June 24, 2017

NEWS JUST IN

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 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 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...

Mon May 29, 2017

25 Years of the Ypres Historic Rally General 25 Years of the Ypres Historic Rally In 1992 the FIA gave the green light for the organising of historic rallies within the framework of the existing ERC rallies. This did not elude Frans Thevelin and his highly ambitious team. They promptly jumped on the wagon and in 1993 organised a first historic rally. In the sh...

Renewed Qualifying Stage for Ypres General Renewed Qualifying Stage for Ypres The 53rd edition of the Ypres Rally once again promises to offer a fabulous billboard. Registrations from both at home and abroad are flowing in and we can expect a battle at a top international level, with our national Thierry Neuville as the absolute reference. Once again this ...

Mon May 22, 2017

BRC Scottish Rally: Bogie wins at home General BRC Scottish Rally: Bogie wins at home The third round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship went right down to the wire on the final stage of the final day, with homegrown hero David Bogie and co-driver Kevin Rae winning the RSAC Scottish Rally (19-20 May). Bogie and Rae enjoyed a ding-dong battle throug...

Sat March 18, 2017

Ahlin wins 1st round of BRC 2017 General Ahlin wins 1st round of BRC 2017 Fredrik Ahlin and co-driver Torstein Eriksen won the Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally, the curtain-raising round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship this weekend (17/18 March). The Swedish/Norwegian pairing came out on top after nine hard-fought stages to open Brita...

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