This year the results of the Omloop van Vlaanderen were not taken into account for the britisch rallye championship. Obsolete to say that this turned out into fewer british subscribers, despite the fact that the british pilots love he Omloop van Vlaanderen Rallye. Despite the absence of many british pilots, the organization succeeded in gathering a nic field of cars at the startgrid, in both the National and the Historics Class.
In the National Class, the participating Porsches were 996GT3’s and 997GT3’s. In the Historics Class you could find a Porsche 911 2.7 RS, a 2.8RSR and some 911 SC’s. Once again this diversity of types of the 911 at the startgrid explains that a 911 can be used for virtual all purposes.
On Friday, the 2nd stage had to be canceled in the National Class since a electricity pole fell on the route, and it could not be removed in time.
Saturday another cancelation of the 2nd stage becausesome security post didnt show up. Later in the day, there was a delay in the timing because many pilots left the road and had to be towed. Timing was back ok when the final stage was run, so at the end one could say Saturday was pretty succesful.
Freddy Loix won the National class in a Ford Focus WRC08, the first Porsche was a 997GT3, piloted by Jochen Claerhout and Piero Vandeputte from the Duindistel Rallyclub, with a 6th Position.
In the Historics Class Paul Lietaer and Jurgen Geldof took the 1st place in their Ford Escort MK2. Wouter Lievens and Nico Hoflack took 2nd place in a Porsche 911SC.
Pictures : Wilfried Geerts