Just after last weekend's Rally Italia Sardegna, registrations has opened for the Ardeca Ypres Rally earlier this week. This marks the start of the run-up to the Belgian round of the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship. Participants who want to compete against the world’s top drivers on the narrow lanes in the Westhoek from August 18 to 21 should be quick to register.
The regulations of the Ardeca Ypres Rally Belgium 2022 were also published this week. They contain the official timing of the race, which is spread over three competition days, 20 special stages and 281.58 km of special stages. The total length of the race is 687.24 km, which means that 40.97% of the distance is completed at speed.
The Ardeca Ypres Rally Belgium is open to all competitors driving a FIA-homologated car. There will also be a national event, the Ardeca Ypres Rally National, which will only run on Friday and Saturday. Only cars with national homologation will be accepted for this event. This way, every BRC participant can drive in Ypres. The car, FIA or not, determines which rally you can drive.
Not only the participants can register for the pinnacle of Belgian rally sport. Fans can also reserve their seat by pre-ordering a ticket via the website www.ypresrally.com. With two loops of 4 special stages each day, on Friday (Vleteren, Westouter-Boeschepe, Mesen-Middelhoek and Langemark) and Saturday (Reninge, Dikkebus, Wijtschate and Hollebeke), and the Powerstage on Sunday in Watou and on the Kemmelberg, spectacle is assured. Starting this weekend, the ticket price in presale is 99 euro. For the shakedown in Nieuwkerke on Thursday evening tickets are available for the price of 30 euro.
The new generation of manufacturer entries in the FIA World Rally Championship, the so-called Rally1 cars, are competing for the first time on the Belgian special stages. Anyone who was impressed by the speed of the World Rally Cars last year will be amazed at the efficiency of the new generation of hybrid Rally1s.
In short, reserve your place on the entry list or a spectator in the public zone, because the Ardeca Ypres Rally Belgium is not to be missed.