TAC Rally sees the Division 2 of the BRC back on stage


The TAC Rally, an important appointment in D2

Fascinating rally in the making

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After the Rallye des Ardennes, the second round of the Kroon-Oil Belgian Rally Championship Division 2 will take place on April 6. The TAC Rally is also the last “separate” D2 round, which means that this is the last chance for the D1 toppers to score an additional result to contribute to the final standings. Anyone who was not there in Dinant would do well not to miss this appointment.

As for the route, the format of this 49th TAC Rally remains unchanged with three rounds of four stages. The opening stage, Schuiferskapelle (14.68 km), was changed at the beginning and at the end. This is followed by Ondank (9.62 km) and Poelberg (8.46 km), two stages that were thoroughly modified last year and which will be run in the same configuration this time. The Oosthoek (14.21 km) was completely changed and is also held in the opposite direction.

Although registrations have not yet been closed, we have already noted a number of winners at the front. Niels Reynvoet, Vincent Verschueren and Bjorn Syx will be looking for extra points in their Citroën C3 Rally2. Cédric De Cecco starts his BRC campaign in Tielt. Fred Miclotte, who announced his program in Aalter this week, is at the start in the Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo of SXM. Bert Coene is of course also present, just like Kurt Boone, who had to retire early in Haspengouw. This would normally also include Cédric Cherain, who wants to reclaim his leading position in the championship for the Rally of Wallonia.

We also expect a top performance in the GTs with Patrick Snijers in his Porsche 997 GT3, just like Christ Vandamme and Tuur Vanden Abeele. Pieter-Jan Michiel Cracco and Henri Schmelcher will be present with their 991 GT3.

The GT pilots will have to watch out for some particularly fast candidates for the Top 10, such as Paul Lietaer, always fast in Tielt with his Opel Ascona 400, and Mats Van Den Brand in his BMW M3 E36. Since the MATS Performance M-Cup is also present, a large part of the spectacle will be provided by the BMWs of champion Philip Lommers, Kurt Braeckevelt, Chris Algoedt, Thierry Cokelaere, Wouter Lievens, Tom Ceuppens, Frank Baert, etc. etc.

As you can see, the poster already looks varied and interesting, even though registrations have not yet been closed. In addition, the 1st TAC Regularity will also be held on April 6.

If you don’t want to miss any of the spectacle, you should also block Thursday, April 4, in your diary for the traditional shakedown from 5:30 PM to 10 PM.