The third edition of the Ypres Historic Regularity remained, as tradition would have it, extremely exciting until the last regularity run. Because of the mistakes of the top favorites, the battle for victory turned into an exciting duel between Piraux-Monard in a Renault 11 Turbo and Kenis-Dupan in a BMW 325i. In the closing stages, the BMW dealer pushed on and he won the race with a narrow difference of 16 seconds.
Patrick Van Remoortel with his unique Apal Coupé finished 5th. Van Remoortel achieved this great performance, together with his young navigator Olivier Dupont. Hedrove a particularly steady race, although he did have a brief predicament when he hit Kurt Deklerck’s Porsche 914/6 in an attempt to overhaul his opponent on a muddy road.
Mario Varrewaere sent his Porsche to an unexpected 7th place, ahead of José Lareppe and Jennifer Hugo in their well-known Opel Kadett. The Top 10 was completed by Geert and Cédric De Jaeger in their Porsche and Eddy Snaet and Filip Deplancke, who started the final day as leaders.
That it was a serious challenge sport-wise was evident from the standings of a number of tenors. Kurt Deklerck and Aswin Pyck forfeited their top 5 from Friday night by making some slips in the mud with their Porsche 914/6.
The 3rd edition of the Ypres Historic Regularity was particularly treacherous. All participants had to cope with snow, almost continuous rain, and tons of mud on the indoor tracks. An abbreviated “light” edition, but sportingly a top edition that was challenging for man and machine.
Picture gallery 2021 Ypres Historic Regularity
Pictures courtesy Wilfried Geerts