With 17 cars at the start, the Historic-participants were well represented in the peloton of the Herock Spa rally, the second round of the Jobfixers Belgian Rally Championship.
The course, largely new and especially concentrated on and around the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, was in any case challenging for the riders and testing for the mechanics. One of the first victims was Guino Kenis, who drove the suspension of his BMW M3 piece on a large rock. On the opening test, Luc Caprasse lost a few minutes due to a problem with a turbo hose, while Tom Van Rompuy had to replace the swingarm of his Opel Ascona 400 on Friday night.
Those who knew no problems were Christophe Daco, who in his second rally season drove impressively to 11th place with his ex-Lietaer Ford Escort. The 48-year-old driver from Léglise in the province of Luxembourg received tips from Arnaud Clause, another fast guy from Luxembourg who is now working with a Ford Escort.
“Last year I did a few smaller races, but this season I want to ride more often in the Historic BRC with this Escort,” laughed Christophe, who made his debut in Spa and drove in the dark for the first time. “I used to ride motocross and did 20-25 races a year, so there are about 10 rallies a year, our Escort was great this weekend, I drove with a very smooth set-up because the car was too hard in the previous race. I had little traction. ”
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Photos by Sam Tickell, March 2018
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