Lotti delighted by Ypres IRC deal extension
"The Geko Ypres Rally has been a key partner in the history of the IRC"
Intercontinental Rally Challenge General Manager Marcello Lotti says he is delighted that the Geko Ypres Rally Challenge will remain on the IRC calendar for at least three more years (2011-2013).
On Tuesday of this week, the Ypres Rally organisers and Eurosport Events, the promoter of the IRC, agreed a three-year extension to their existing deal, which has been in place since the IRC began in 2007.
"The Geko Ypres Rally has been a key partner in the history of the IRC and we are delighted to extend our close relationship for another three years," said Lotti. "Like the IRC, the Ypres Rally is innovative and exciting and aims to bring rallying closer to the public. Its location in Belgium means it’s accessible to fans and teams from all across Europe while the unique atmosphere generated by the service park being in the town’s main square creates a spectacular show in keeping with the spirit of the IRC. Thanks to the enthusiasm and professionalism of the organisers, the Ypres Rally represents one of the highlights of the IRC season."
The 2011 Geko Ypres Rally will count as round five of next season’s 12-event Intercontinental Rally Challenge and will take place from 23-25 June.