2011 Ypres Rally

The 2011 GEKO Ypres Rally, was the fifth round of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge and fourth round of the 2011 European Rally Championship. The event was held between 23–25 June 2011, and was based in the town of Ypres in Belgium.

2011 GEKO Ypres Rally
Round 5 of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Host country Belgium
Rally baseYpres
Dates runJune 23 – 25 2011
Stages18 (287.89 km; 178.89 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceAsphalt
Overall distance649.87 km (403.81 miles)
Results
Overall winnerBelgium Freddy Loix
Belgium BFO-Škoda Rally Team
Crews115 at start, 57 at finish

IntroductionEdit

The rally was held over two days with a total of 287.89 km (178.89 mi) covered in eighteen asphalt special stages. Friday had six stages with Saturday having a total of twelve stages.[1] In addition to IRC frontrunners Bryan Bouffier, Jan Kopecký and Thierry Neuville, other entries in S2000 cars included Freddy Loix (Škoda Fabia S2000), Abarth driver Luca Rossetti and factory Proton pair, Giandomenico Basso and Per-Gunnar Andersson.[2] Kopecký failed to start the event however, after a crash in shakedown that caused an injury to his co-driver, Petr Starý.[3]

ResultsEdit

Freddy Loix won the event for the seventh time, having led from start to finish.[4]

OverallEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1.   Freddy Loix   Frédéric Miclotte Škoda Fabia S2000 2:40:03.9 0.0 25
2.   Hans Weijs, Jr.   Bjorn Degandt Škoda Fabia S2000 2:44:00.8 3:56.9 18
3.   Michał Sołowow   Maciej Baran Ford Fiesta S2000 2:46:10.7 6:06.8 15
4. (5.)   Guy Wilks   Phil Pugh Peugeot 207 S2000 2:46:37.7 6:33.8 12
5. (6.)   Karl Kruuda   Martin Järveoja Škoda Fabia S2000 2:46:44.5 6:40.6 10
6. (7.)   Toni Gardemeister   Tapio Suominen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:47:01.3 6:57.4 8
7. (8.)   Luca Rossetti   Matteo Chiarcossi Abarth Grande Punto S2000 2:47:28.9 7:25.0 6
8. (9.)   Bernhard ten Brinke   Davy Thierie Škoda Fabia S2000 2:47:41.2 7:37.3 4
9. (10.)   Robert Barrable   Damien Connolly Škoda Fabia S2000 2:47:57.7 7:53.8 2
10. (11.)   Julien Maurin   Olivier Urai Ford Fiesta S2000 2:49:41.9 9:38.0 1

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(24 June)
SS1 16:49 Dikkebus–Westouter 1 14.30 km   Freddy Loix 7:53.0 108.84 km/h   Freddy Loix
SS2 17:36 Mesen–Sauvegarde 1 14.75 km   Freddy Loix 8:02.5 110.05 km/h
SS3 18:15 Langemark 1 18.84 km   Freddy Loix 9:44.2 116.10 km/h
SS4 20:10 Dikkebus–Westouter 2 14.30 km   Freddy Loix 7:52.0 109.07 km/h
SS5 20:57 Mesen–Sauvegarde 2 14.75 km   Freddy Loix 7:54.1 112.00 km/h
SS6 21:36 Langemark 2 18.84 km   Freddy Loix 9:45.3 115.88 km/h
Leg 2
(25 June)
SS7 11:18 Proven–Vleteren 1 14.76 km   Guy Wilks 8:24.8 105.26 km/h
SS8 11:40 Watou 1 12.33 km   Freddy Loix 7:05.5 104.32 km/h
SS9 12:16 Heuvelland 1 24.74 km   Freddy Loix 13:50.3 107.27 km/h
SS10 14:03 Hollebeke 1 28.82 km   Freddy Loix 16:20.3 105.84 km/h
SS11 15:06 Lille–Eurométropole 8.47 km   Bryan Bouffier 4:30.9 112.56 km/h
SS12 15:38 Show Wasquehal 1.88 km   Andreas Mikkelsen 1:17.3 87.55 km/h
SS13 16:41 Kemmelberg 1 10.23 km   Bryan Bouffier 5:58.4 102.76 km/h
SS14 18:27 Proven–Vleteren 2 14.76 km   Guy Wilks 8:11.2 108.18 km/h
SS15 18:49 Watou 2 12.33 km   Andreas Mikkelsen 6:53.4 107.37 km/h
SS16 19:25 Heuvelland 2 24.74 km   Andreas Mikkelsen 13:14.4 112.11 km/h
SS17 21:12 Hollebeke 2 28.82 km   Andreas Mikkelsen 16:19.5 105.92 km/h
SS18 21:56 Kemmelberg 2 10.23 km   Guy Wilks 6:08.1 100.05 km/h

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "GEKO Ypres Rally Itinerary 2011" (PDF). Ypres Rally. Combell. 20 June 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  2. ^ "IRC GEKO Ypres Rally preview (part 2 of 2)". ircseries.com. Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Kopecký and Starý withdraw from Ypres Rally". ircseries.com. Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Beer, Matt (25 June 2011). "Freddy Loix clinches a dominant seventh Ypres Rally victory". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 25 June 2011.

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