SS14: Weijs back up to third in Ypres

"I am not on the limit because I want to learn and don’t crash the car"



25 June 2011 - 19:04
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Hans Weijs is back up to third place as the battle for the final podium place on the GEKO Ypres Rally took another twist on stage 14 of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge event.

The Dutch driver was second fastest through the stage and is now 30.4s in front of rival and fellow ŠKODA Fabia runner Bernd Casier, who dropped back after suffering powersteering failure at the start of the stage.

“We pushed more and more and we needed to because Bernd is close,” said Weijs. “I am not on the limit because I want to learn and don’t crash the car.”

Guy Wilks was fastest through the stage to move ahead of Bernhard Ten Brinke and Mark van Eldik to seventh in the overall standings and 30.5s behind sixth-placed Karl Kruuda, who lost time with a front-left puncture approximately three kilometres from the finish of the stage.

Toni Gardemeister was third quickest on the stage and demotes Robert Barrable to 11th overall.

Overall positions after SS14

1 Loix Freddy / Miclotte Fréderic Škoda Fabia S2000 1h57m05.6s
2 Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier Peugeot 207 S2000 +1m41.0s
3 Weijs Hans / Degandt Bjorn Škoda Fabia S2000 +3m06.9s
4 Casier Bernd / Caesemaeker Francis Škoda Fabia S2000 +3m37.3s
5 Snijers Patrick / Gitsels Johan Mini John Cooper Works S2000 +3m42.8s
6 Sołowow Michal / Baran Maciej Ford Fiesta S2000 +4m47.2s
7 Kruuda Karl / Järveoja Martin Škoda Fabia S2000 +5m26.8s
8 Wilks Guy / Pugh Phil Peugeot 207 S2000 +5m59.3s
9 Van Eldik Mark / Buysmans Robin Škoda Fabia S2000 +6m09.9s
10 Ten Brinke Bernhard / Thierie Davy Škoda Fabia S2000 +6m16.1s
11 Gardemeister Toni / Suominen Tapio Škoda Fabia S2000 +6m38.4s
12 Barrable Robert / Connolly Damien Škoda Fabia S2000 +6m47.3s
13 Rossetti Luca / Chiarcossi Matteo Fiat Grande Punto S2000 +6m53.1s
14 Andersson Per Gunnar / Axelsson Emil Proton Satria Neo S2000 +6m58.5s
15 Maurin Julien / Ural Olivier Ford Fiesta S2000 +7m45.1s

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