Just like previous years, the Geko Ypres Rally can offer a number of free stays with local people in the Ypres region, the perfect opportunity for local residents and foreign teams to get closer to one another. This free lodging for amateurs is made possible thanks to the Rally Invitation Club.
Established in 1993, the Rally Invitation Club coordinates between drivers and residents and in this way greatly contributes to the magic of the rally. Within the organising committee, there is a group who deals with the enthusiastic local population who offer free lodging to the privateer rally drivers.
20 years after the initial start, the RIC is alive and kicking and what's even more: it's actually still growing. Today, more and more families step forward and offer to open their houses for the teams and drivers. This unique concept is based on the strong bonds between the Ypres population and the Ypres rally. Through the years, many long friendships came out from this initiative and that is what makes the Geko Ypres rally so popular !