Ypres to feature in British Rally Championship in 2023


After two exceptional editions in the FIA ​​World Rally Championship, the 2023 Ardeca Ypres Rally will return to its traditional date at the end of June, specifically, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June. The rally will count for the Belgian Rally Championship, and excitingly for the British Rally Championship.

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The exceptional quality of the organisation was seen during the global health crisis where Club Superstage had the honour of hosting a round of the FIA ​​World Rally Championship for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. As expected, the Ardeca Ypres Rally 2023 is no longer on the World Championship calendar. The requested fee is financially unaffordable for the organisation without government support.

Nevertheless, the Ardeca Ypres Rally will be back again with an amazing event on 23 and 24 June.

“The Ardeca Ypres Rally will be the third round of the British Rally Championship on 23 and 24 June,” said Alain Penasse, Club Superstage president. “From 2017 to 2019, the British were also guests in Ypres. We are happy that they are coming back to Ypres this year, because it always resulted in an exciting battle between the Belgian and British stars, both in the Rally2/R5 main class and among the youngsters with Rally4s. Ypres is also the only round on the British Championship calendar to be held outside Great Britain.”

British Rally Championship manager Reece Tarren is equally enthusiastic. “We are presenting a calendar of 7 rounds, each with its own character. We will visit the four nations within the United Kingdom: Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. In addition, the intention was to put longer and tougher races on the calendar, in order to increase the challenge for the drivers. The Ardeca Ypres Rally certainly fits in. The fast, narrow track on asphalt is very challenging. A great challenge for our BRC drivers.”

So we can get ready for a “BRC versus BRC” battle on June 23 and 24, 2023.