History will be written at the Geko Ypres Rally this year, as both Peugeot and Ford will showcase their new R5 cars. The new Ford Fiesta R5 will be driven by Belgian world rally championship driver Thierry Neuville, while former Geko Ypres Rally winner Kris Meeke will be at the wheel of the Peugeot 208 T16.
Farewell to Group A and Group N cars. That is what the introduction of the Group R is all about. In its efforts to simplify categories and classes, FIA regulations allow for no more than three different rally classes: WRC, S2000 and the new Group R. And both Ford and Peugeot have selected the Geko Ypres Rally as their final test before entering their new cars into rallying. The new R5 cars will run just before the official zero-car.