Magnificent double from Hyundai | WRC Renties Ypres Rally Belgium 2021

Magnificent double from Hyundai

News Flash - END day 3

In Ypres, it is common to witness last minute twists. This year, with a final day was planned around the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps rather than in Flanders, and the home fans got the result they wanted. Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe won their first rally together and Hyundai scored a magnificent 1-2

Apart from Loubet's puncture on the final special, the drivers were aiming to conserve their positions. Hyundai made sure to secure a magnificent double podium with Neuville and Wydaeghe showing plenty of emotion on the first win together. The ensuring donuts delighted the fans. Craig Breen perfectly fulfilled his role by managing his second position until the end.

It is of noted that Sébastien Ogier confirmed he did not expect such a difficult rally, one where he lost points to his title rivals, finishing fifth. The first Toyota classified was that of Kalle Rovanperä, who climbed on the final podium step. Without a doubt the young Finn is the surprised with pace in this Renties Ypres Rally Belgium. We know that tarmac is rarely the speciality of a Finnish ace but he showed his ware on this most specialised of events.

A great event, a fine winner, who clearly dominated his art, and absolutely a winning first edition for Belgium in the WRC.

Stages Winners

SS

Stage

Dist

Scratch

Time

Leader

Friday 13.08.2021

SS1

Reninge - Vleteren 1

15.00 km

Tänak 1

7’49"1

Tänak

SS2

Westouter – Boeschepe 1

19.12 km

Breen 1

1’35”3

Breen

SS3

Kemmelberg 1

23.62 km

Breen 2

11’39"7

Breen

SS4

Zonnebeke 1

9.45 km

Neuville 1

4’34”0

Neuville

SS5

Reninge - Vleteren 2

15.00 km

Neuville 2

7’49”0

Neuville

SS6

Westouter – Boeschepe 2

19.12 km

Neuville 3

10’27"0

Neuville

SS7

Kemmelberg 2

23.62 km

Neuville 4

11’28"8

Neuville

SS8

Zonnebeke 2

9.45 km

Cancelled

Cancelled

Neuville

Saturday 14.08.2021

SS9

Hollebeke 1

25.86 km

Breen 3

13’30”7

Neuville

SS10

Dikkebus 1

12.49 km

Breen 4

6’23"9

Neuville

SS11

Watou 1

13.62 km

Evans 1

6’42”0

Neuville

SS12

Mesen – Middellhoek 1

7.99 km

Neuville 5

4’23”8

Neuville

SS13

Hollebeke 2

25.86 km

Ogier 1

13”23”7

Neuville

SS14

Dikkebus 2

12.49 km

Neuville 6

6’19”1

Neuville

SS15

Watou 2

13.62 km

Ogier 2

6’37"1

Neuville

SS16

Mesen – Middellhoek 2

7.99 km

Neuville 7

4’21"2

Neuville

Sunday 15.08.2021

SS17

Stavelot 1

9.05 km

Rovanperä 1

5'06”2

Neuville

SS18

Francorchamps 1

11.21 km

Tänak 2

6'56”9

Neuville

SS19

Stavelot 2

9.05 km

Tänak 3

5'04”0

Neuville

SS20

Francorchamps 2

 

(Power Stage)

11.21 km

Tänak 4

6'48”3

Neuville

 

Retirements

SS3 : Fourmaux : Off road (Heavy crash)

SS3 : Gryazin : Off road (In ditch)

SS4 : Greensmith : Off road (In ditch)

SS9 : Loubet : Off road (In ditch)

SS10 : Katsuta : Off road (Heavy crash)

 

Leaders

SS1 : Tänak ; SS 2 – 3 : Breen ; SS 4-20 : Neuville.

Stages Winners

 

Neuville : 7 stage wins ; Breen & Tanäk : 4 scr. ; Ogier : 2 scr. ; Evans & Rovanperä : 1 scr. (SS 9 cancelled)

 

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