Kevin Abbring

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Kevin Abbring
Limousin 2013 Kevin Abbring 1.JPG
Kevin Abbring at the 2013 Rallye du Limousin
Personal information
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Born (1989-01-20) January 20, 1989 (age 25)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2007 – present
Teams KNAF Talent First
Rallies 17
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 0
Total points 0
First rally 2007 Rallye Deutschland

Kevin Abbring (born 20 January 1989) is a Dutch rally driver. His father, Edwin Abbring, is also a well-known former rally driver.

Career[edit]

Abbring started his motorsport career in Rallycross with a 60 bhp strong buggy for newcomers, winning the 2005 and 2006 titles of the Dutch Ford RST series. In 2007 he competed in the Dutch Rally Championship with a Mitsubishi Colt. He also made his World Rally Championship debut in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX. In 2008 he began competing in the Junior World Rally Championship in a Renault Clio R3, with backing from KNAF Talent First. He took his first JWRC win on the 2009 Rally Poland, on his way to fourth in the final standings for 2009. [1] In 2010 he won the JWRC in Portugal. He has also competed in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, winning the 2WD category in Ypres and Zlín. In October 2011 Abbring won the Driver of the Academy award for the inaugural FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy.

After a successful trial rally for Volkswagen Motorsport driving a Škoda Fabia S2000 car at 2011 Wales Rally GB he signed with Volkswagen for the 2012 WRC season driving one of their Fabia's, sharing the second seat alongside Sebastien Ogier with Andreas Mikkelsen. Sadly, he was offered very few outings by VW in 2012 and didn't rally in the WRC at all in 2013. For 2014, Kevin will drive in the ERC for Peugeot Sport with the new 208 R5.

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2007 KNAF Talent First Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII MON
SWE
NOR
MEX
POR
ARG
ITA
GRE
FIN
GER
41
NZL
ESP
FRA
JPN
IRE
GBR
NC 0
2008 KNAF Talent First Renault Clio R3 MON
SWE
MEX
ARG
JOR
Ret
ITA
Ret
GRE
TUR
FIN
33
GER
34
NZL
ESP
40
FRA
30
JPN
GBR
NC 0
2009 KNAF Talent First Renault Clio R3 IRE
22
NOR
CYP
POR
19
ARG
ITA
Ret
GRE
POL
11
FIN
Ret
AUS
ESP
27
GBR
NC 0
2010 KNAF Talent First Renault Clio R3 SWE
MEX
JOR
TUR
15
NZL
POR
21
BUL
21
FIN
GER
Ret
JPN
FRA
Ret
ESP
GBR
NC 0
2011 Volkswagen Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 SWE MEX POR JOR ITA ARG GRE FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR
12
NC 0
2012 Volkswagen Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 MON
12
SWE MEX
Ret
POR
DNS
ARG GRE NZL FIN GER GBR
25
FRA ITA ESP NC 0

JWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 JWRC Points
2008 Knaf Talent First Renault Clio R3 MEX JOR
Ret
ITA
Ret
FIN
6
GER
6
ESP
11
FRA
8
13th 7
2009 Knaf Talent First Renault Clio R3 IRE
5
CYP POR
2
ARG ITA
Ret
POL
1
FIN
Ret
ESP
4
4th 27
2010 Knaf Talent First Renault Clio R3 TUR
3
POR
1
BUL
7
GER
Ret
FRA
Ret
ESP 5th 46

ERC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2014* Peugeot Rally Academy Peugeot 208 T16 AUT LVA GRC
Ret
GBR PRT BEL EST CZE CYP ROU CHE FRA 0 -

* Season in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Abbring". Results. ewrc-results. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 

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