Kevin Abbring at the start of Legend Boucles Rallyshow & Rallycross Mettet

Kevin Abbring at the start of Legend Boucles Rallyshow & Rallycross Mettet

27.06.2020: Legend Boucles Rallyshow & Rallycross Mettet / 01 & 02 August 2020 There's hardly any time to get bored in the off

Legend Boucles Rallyshow & Rallycross Mettet / 01 & 02 August 2020

There's hardly any time to get bored in the offices of the Royal Automobile Club de Spa these last few weeks. Even if motorsport is largely bearing the brunt of the crisis in connection with Covid-19, the setting up of the first edition of the Legend Boucles Rallyshow & Rallycross on the weekend of August 1 and 2 on the Circuit Jules Tacheny in Mettet is the focus of all the attention of the small team based in Ensival. Following the announcement by the National Security Council of the broad outlines of Phase 4 of the deconfinement, Pierre Delettre and his team are continuing their work to undermine the...

From a sporting point of view, the commitments for the Legend Boucles Rallyshow are coming in regularly and the current negotiations bode well for a great first edition," explains Pierre Delettre. The news from the French and British competitors in the Rallycross Legends Show is also very good, while the X Cross Car round scheduled as part of this meeting could be one of the highlights of the season. So we can talk about a very good start, even if it is important not to claim victory too early. »

As for the fans who don't want to miss out on this inaugural Legend Boucles Rallyshow & Rallycross event, they will soon have the opportunity to buy their tickets online... " Between the figures announced, the way in which they could evolve over the weeks if the health situation remains positive, and the possible exemptions - particularly in relation to permanent sports sites - which some people are talking about, we are rather optimistic," continues the head of RAC Spa.

At the moment, we can say that we will be able to welcome a limited number of spectators. How many? Give us a little more time to analyse and understand. Then we will make it official... "

International interest from the outset!

As for the Legend Boucles Rallyshow, the news is more than encouraging. While RAC Spa had initially announced that each of the three qualifying runs on the special show taking over the Mettet WRX track would consist of three laps, this number has been increased to four. This ensures more kilometres for all competitors!

As for the list of the first entrants, it already includes the name of... Kevin Abbring! Winner of the Ypres Rally and the Rallye de Wallonie in 2017, but also of the Rallye du Var one year earlier, the Flying Dutchman has some 39 World Championship (WRC) starts to his credit, including at the wheel of the well-known Hyundai i20 WRC. Abbring, together with his father Edwin, will be driving a Ford Escort MK2, which is sure to be one of the favourites in the group of cars with the blue oval.

Another Dutchman, Wim Luijbregts, ex-DAF official, could also be a big hit at the wheel of a Ford Escort MK1. Aged... 72, he will surprise more than one person, he who has been making this type of vehicle revolve since the beginning of the 2000s.

On the Belgian side, we are not to be outdone, with already officialized Christophe Jacob (Ford Escort MK2), Freddy Tassigny (Opel Manta), Gaëtan Monseur (BMW 320i), Simon Puype (Opel Ascona B), Mathieu Kenzeler (Toyota Corolla 1600 GT), Jean-Louis Meynart (Ford Escort MK2), Christophe Jacques (Porsche 944 Turbo), Philippe Cuvelier (Ford Escort MK2), Julien Elleboudt (Ford Escort MK2), Georges Jacques (Porsche 911 SC 3. 0), Fred 'Krugger' Bertrand (Volkswagen Golf GTI), etc. In addition to Frenchman Edouard Proffit (Ford Escort MK1). Not bad, isn't it?

As a reminder, 72 competitors will be accepted for the first edition of the Legend Boucles Rallyshow in Mettet, divided into different thematic groups.

As for the 'Classic' category, it will see its competitors competing in free runs, without any notion of competition. It should be pointed out that the cars that usually belong to the 'Demo' category of the Legend Boucles @ Bastogne are also accepted, which is already reflected in the presence of the superb Renault 5 Turbo 'Tour de Corse' of Frenchman Christian Klein, but also the Subaru Impreza Group A of Maxime Fannoy!

 Also worthy of note is a Ford Escort MK2 Rothmans Replica for Roger Bailly, as well as the Volvo 142 of a certain... Paul Fraikin, who clearly intends to please himself and the public! Each run of the 'Classic' competitors is offered at the price of 60 euros (incl. VAT).

As a reminder, registrations (including for the 'Classic' and the X Cross Car) are only possible online, via the website, page Legend Boucles Rallyshow & Rallycross, tab 'Competitors' then 'Registration'.   

See you soon for more - good - news, and See You in Mettet on 1 and 2 August!      

- Vincent Franssen - photo Jacques Letihon


27.06.2020 / MaP

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