Ypres Rally History

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It is one of the ultimate, classic European Rallies. Throughout the 70s & 80s famous British crews as Jimmy McRae, Russell Brookes, Tony Pond, Mark Lovell, and many more, rarely missed an edition. It is a long standing ERC round also, and about the only ERC round that in its history ever again attracted entries as Henri Toivonen, Juha Kankkunen and more. It als is an asphalt event like no other. Maybe not the best to watch on TV, but a very telling rally for drivers and cars. The stages are mostly flat, no hills, open fields, ditches waiting by the side of the road. More even, the stages are mostly long straights with tight square corners. While corners are slow and narrow, hence maybe not the most spectacular rally in TV screens, this layout means constant acceleration and braking, up to 200km/h, down to 30km/h again. What counts on this rally more than most other events is a powerful engine, strong and reliable brakes and extreme driver judgement of braking points.



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Ypres Rally Winners

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Year Pos. No. Driver Co-Driver Car
2018 IRC 1st #5 Thierry Neuville Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 (new) R5
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2017 IRC 1st #7 Kevin Abbring Pieter Tsjoen Peugeot 208 (1) T16 Evo
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2016 IRC 1st #10 Freddy Loix Johan Gitsels Skoda Fabia (3) R5
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2015 IRC 1st #5 Freddy Loix Johan Gitsels Skoda Fabia (3) R5
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2014 IRC 1st #3 Freddy Loix Johan Gitsels Skoda Fabia (2) S2000 Evo2
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2013 IRC 1st #5 Freddy Loix Frédéric Miclotte Skoda Fabia (2) S2000 Evo2
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2012 IRC 1st #1 Juho Hänninen Mikko Markkula Skoda Fabia (2)
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2011 IRC 1st #3 Freddy Loix Frédéric Miclotte Skoda Fabia (2)
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2010 IRC 1st #10 Freddy Loix Frédéric Miclotte Skoda Fabia (2)
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2009 IRC 1st #6 Kris Meeke Paul Nagle Peugeot 207
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2008 IRC 1st #9 Freddy Loix Robin Buysmans Peugeot 207
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2007 IRC 1st #17 Luca Rossetti Matteo Chiarcossi Peugeot 207
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