2011 Ypres Rally

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2011 GEKO Ypres Rally
Round 5 of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Host country  Belgium
Rally base Ypres
Dates run June 23 – 25 2011
Stages 18 (287.89 km; 178.89 mi)[1]
Stage surface Asphalt
Overall distance 649.87 km (403.81 mi)
Results
Overall winner Belgium Freddy Loix
Belgium BFO-Škoda Rally Team
Crews 115 at start, 57 at finish

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.

Introduction[edit]

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]

Results[edit]

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

Overall[edit]

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

Special stages[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GEKO Ypres Rally Itinerary 2011" (PDF). Ypres Rally. Combell. 20 June 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. 
  3. ^ "Kopecký and Starý withdraw from Ypres Rally". ircseries.com (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  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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