2010 Ypres Rally

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2010 GEKO Ypres Rally
Round 6 of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge
← Previous event Next event →
2010 ypres rally logo.png
GEKO Ypres Rally Logo
Host country Belgium Belgium
Rally base Ypres
Dates run June 24 – 26 2010
Stages 19 (293.62 km; 182.45 mi)[1]
Stage surface Asphalt
Overall distance 651.30 km (404.70 mi)
Results
Overall winner Belgium Freddy Loix
Belgium Freddy Loix
Crews 97 at start, 48 at finish

The 2010 GEKO Ypres Rally was the 45th running of the Ypres Rally and the sixth round of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC). The event was held between 24–26 June 2010 and was based in the town of Ypres, Belgium.

Introduction[edit]

The rally was held over two days with a total of 293.62 km (182.45 mi) covered in nineteen asphalt special stages. Friday had six stages with Saturday having a total of thirteen stages.[1] In addition to IRC frontrunners Juho Hänninen, Jan Kopecký and Kris Meeke, other entries in S2000 cars included Freddy Loix (Škoda Fabia S2000) and factory Proton pair, Chris Atkinson and Alister McRae.[2]

Results[edit]

The event was dominated by local driver Freddy Loix after two of the main title contenders crashed out of the rally; Juho Hänninen on stage four[3] and Kris Meeke on stage eight.[4] In addition to these retirements both Proton's failed to finish due to engine problems related to valve spring failures.[5] The win was the fifth different winner of an IRC round this season, the fourth for Škoda and its first with the facelift Fabia.[6]

The Ypres Historic Rally normally runs at the same time as the main event. In 2010, the winner was Robert Droogmans, a Belgian racing driver competing with Marc Duez.

Overall standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. Belgium Freddy Loix Belgium Fréderic Miclotte Škoda Fabia S2000 2:35:36.9 0.0 10
2. Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý Škoda Fabia S2000 2:35:58.3 21.4 8
3. Belgium Thierry Neuville France Nicolas Klinger Peugeot 207 S2000 2:37:42.4 2:05.5 6
4. Belgium Bernd Casier Belgium Francis Caesemaeker Škoda Fabia S2000 2:39:38.5 4:01.6 5
5. Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta S2000 2:40:57.8 5:20.9 4
6. Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Carlos Magalhães Peugeot 207 S2000 2:41:43.1 6:06.2 3
7. Poland Michał Sołowow Poland Maciej Baran Ford Fiesta S2000 2:43:01.4 7:24.5 2
8. Italy Luca Betti Italy Pierangelo Scalvini Peugeot 207 S2000 2:45:14.5 9:37.6 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(25 June)
SS1 16:29 Hollebeke 1 28.82 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 15:49.4 109.28 km/h United Kingdom Kris Meeke
SS2 17:20 Westouter 1 6.04 km Belgium Freddy Loix 3:34.3 101.47 km/h
SS3 18:00 Mesen – Sauvegarde 1 14.80 km Belgium Freddy Loix 7:58.2 111.42 km/h Belgium Freddy Loix
SS4 20:06 Hollebeke 2 28.82 km Belgium Freddy Loix 15:40.4 110.33 km/h
SS5 20:57 Westouter 2 6.04 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 3:31.8 102.66 km/h
SS6 21:37 Mesen – Sauvegarde 2 14.80 km Belgium Freddy Loix 7:56.3 111.86 km/h
2
(26 June)
SS7 11:13 Proven-Vleteren 1 14.80 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 7:21.9 120.57 km/h
SS8 11:31 Watou 1 12.33 km Belgium Freddy Loix 6:40.3 110.89 km/h
SS9 12:12 Kemmelberg 1 9.06 km Belgium Freddy Loix 4:55.6 110.34 km/h
SS10 13:41 Langemark 1 18.84 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 9:48.4 115.27 km/h
SS11 14:16 Dikkebus 1 11.32 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 6:03.6 112.08 km/h
SS12 14:43 Heuvelland 1 28.80 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 14:59.7 115.24 km/h
SS13 15:56 Lille-Eurométropole 1.66 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 1:17.5 77.11 km/h
SS14 18:13 Proven-Vleteren 2 14.80 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 7:21.7 120.62 km/h
SS15 18:31 Watou 2 12.33 km Belgium Freddy Loix 6:40.1 110.94 km/h
SS16 19:12 Kemmelberg 2 9.06 km Belgium Freddy Loix 4:53.7 111.05 km/h
SS17 20:41 Langemark 2 18.84 km Belgium Freddy Loix 9:47.5 115.45 km/h
SS18 21:16 Dikkebus 2 11.32 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 6:03.2 112.20 km/h
SS19 21:43 Heuvelland 2 28.80 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 14:54.7 115.88 km/h

References[edit]