A look ahead to the Spa Rally


This weekend the 10th and final round of the Kroon-Oil Belgian Rally Championship is on the program. Stéphane Lefebvre has already won his title at the start of the Condroz Rally, Christophe Kerkhove is brand new Historic champion and Jimmy D’hondt secured the overall victory in the BRC Master Cup in Huy. Franky Boulat also celebrated his final victory in the M Cup, just like Benoit Verlinde in the Clio Trophy.

PRINZIE Stefaan VERMEULEN SharonALPINE A100 RGT ~ Spa Rally 2021 ~Belgian Rally Championship ~ Shot by Sam Tickell for www.racerviews.com

Because Stéphane Lefebvre did not drive all races with Xavier Portier as navigator, the co-drivers’ title went to Nicolas Gilsoul, who read the notes for Gino Bux this season. With that, the former WRC navigator was rewarded for a strong season.

Tom Rensonnet still has to fight for the Junior title in Spa, but he already has the Belgian title in RC4, just like Vincent Verstraete took the title in RC3. In RC5 Xavier Dekeyser can still keep his fellow brand mate Jeroen Catelin from the title in Spa. In NCM, Loïc Pirot was only 1 point ahead of Franky Boulat, but both ruffs are absent from Spa. For example, the BMW driver from Libramont is champion in NCM. In NCE Stefaan T’joens has 2 points ahead of Jony Vande Walle. T’joens also has to work hard in the 2WD Trophy to keep Bruno de Wilde behind.

In RGT, Cédric Cherain has the best starting position, but Henri Schmelcher is mathematically not finished yet. Skoda is in charge of the brands, but Citroën can also conquer the title.

In short, there is still a lot at stake in the Spa Rally at various levels.