Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally

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The Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally (BYWR) founded by Frans Thévelin in 1965 is one of the most famous rallies in the European Rally Championship and the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

In its history, the rally has had some famous pilots and co-pilots participating, such as Didier Auriol, Colin McRae, Alister McRae, Juha Kankkunen, François Duval, Michèle Mouton, Jean Todt, Armin Schwarz and Ari Vatanen among others. It was hosted for 44 years by A.C. Targa Florio from 1965 till 2008. It is currently hosted by Super Stage under management of Alain Penasse.

Previous winners[edit]

Year Driver Car
1965 Belgium Jean Pierre Vandermeersch Austin Cooper
1966 Belgium Hubert Saelens Lotus Elan
1967 Belgium "Hervé" Lotus Elan
1968 Belgium "Vandyck" BMW 2002
1969 Belgium Gilbert Staepelare Ford Cortina
1970 Belgium Gilbert Staepelare Ford Escort
1971 Belgium "Pedro" BMW 2002
1972 Belgium Gilbert Staepelare Ford Escort
1973 Belgium "Pedro" BMW 2002
1974 Belgium Gilbert Staepelare Ford Escort
1975 Belgium Bernard Mordacq Porsche Carrera
1976 Germany Walter Röhrl Opel Kadett GT/E
1977 France Bernard Darniche Lancia Stratos HF
1978 United Kingdom Tony Pond Triumph TR8
1979 France Bernard Béguin Porsche Carrera
1980 United Kingdom Tony Pond Triumph TR8
1981 France Jean-Claude Andruet Ferrari 308 GTB
1982 Belgium Marc Duez Porsche 911 SC
1983 Italy Massimo Biasion Lancia 037 Rally
1984 Finland Henri Toivonen Porsche 911 SC
1985 France Jean Ragnotti Renault R5 Maxi Turbo
1986 Belgium Robert Droogmans Ford RS200
1987 United Kingdom Jimmy McRae Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1988 Belgium Robert Droogmans Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1989 Belgium Robert Droogmans Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1990 Belgium Robert Droogmans Lancia Delta Integrale
1991 Belgium Patrick Snijers Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4
1992 Belgium Patrick Snijers Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4
1993 Belgium Patrick Snijers Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1994 Belgium Patrick Snijers Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1995 Belgium Renaud Verreydt Toyota Celica GT-Four
1996 Belgium Freddy Loix Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
1997 Belgium Freddy Loix Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
1998 Belgium Freddy Loix Toyota Corolla WRC
1999 Belgium Freddy Loix Mitsubishi Carisma GT
2000 Denmark Henrik Lundgaard Toyota Corolla WRC
2001 Belgium Pieter Tsjoen Toyota Corolla WRC
2002 Belgium Bruno Thiry Peugeot 206 WRC
2003 Belgium Bruno Thiry Peugeot 206 WRC
2004 Belgium Larry Cols Renault Clio S1600
2005 Belgium Kris Princen Renault Clio S1600
2006 Italy Giandomenico Basso Fiat Punto Abarth S2000
2007 Italy Luca Rossetti Peugeot 207 S2000
2008 Belgium Freddy Loix Peugeot 207 S2000
2009 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Peugeot 207 S2000
2010 Belgium Freddy Loix Škoda Fabia S2000 Evo 2
2011 Belgium Freddy Loix Škoda Fabia S2000 Evo 2
2012 Finland Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 Evo 2
2013 Belgium Freddy Loix Škoda Fabia S2000 Evo 2

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