Who’s who at Ypres Rally
Ypres rally is barely two weeks away so let’s take a look at the who’s who shall we.
First up, we know that IRC is known as the championship for Super 2000 cars and the Super2000 category is the most important category in the rally.
The lineup of drivers begin with Juho Hanninen and Jan Kopecky who will be in Ypres for Skoda as well as Guy Wilks(recovering from injury after Sardinia crash) who gets the backing of Skoda UK. Belgian “Fast” Freddy Loix and Bernd Casier, known to be very fast on Ypres roads. There’s also Didier Van Wijnsberghe, Dutch champion Mark Van Eldik and Antonin Tlusák and Pavel Odlozilik, both participants to the European Rally Championship.
Kris Meeke from Ireland will be behind the wheel of the Peugeot 207 Super2000. Kris Meeke was the winner of Ypres in 2009. WRC star Sebastien Ogier, the very fast Frenchman, Belgians Pieter Tsjoen and Patrick Snijers and Thierry Neiville are among the other big names in the rally scene. Other names include Peugeot’s Bruno Magalhaes of Portugal, Daniel Oliveira of Brasil, Corrado Fontana of Italy and Austrian Franz Wittman.
Andreas Mikkelson with an M-Sport Fiesta will be driving for Ford in Super2000. Michal Solowow and Maciej Oleksowicz from Poland will be driving their own Fiesta S2000. And then of course, there’s our very own superstars in our Proton Satria Neo S2000. The third Proton will be driven by British privateer, teen sensation, Tom Cave, whom we recently featured in this blog.
Posted on June 14, 2010, in General, IRC, Proton R3 Malaysia Rally Team and tagged Alister McRae, Bill Hayes, Chris Atkinson, malaysia, Proton, proton malaysia, proton malaysia rally team, Proton Motorsports, Proton R3 Malaysia Rally Team, Proton R3 Rally Team, proton satria neo, Proton Satria Neo Super 2000, protonmsports, satria, Satria Neo, satria neo s2000, satria neo super 2000, Stephane Prevot. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.