East Belgium Championship on Saturday to bring Frenchman Stéphane Lefebvre closer to the title

East Belgium Championship on Saturday to bring Frenchman Stéphane Lefebvre closer to the title


(Belga) The eighth of the ten events in the Belgian Rally Championship (BRC), the Belgian East Championship will take place on Saturday in St-Vith in the Eastern provinces and could dislodge the dominant leader, Frenchman Stéphane Lefebvre, from the title.

The northerner, in his Citroën C3 Rally2, will not yet be crowned Saturday’s specials but will aim for a sixth victory in as many events as he has started. Mathematically, 12 points (fourth place) are enough for him to be crowned for the first time while his main rival Vincent Verschueren (VW Golf GTi Rally2) won the last two meetings of the season, but the rules state that the driver. must achieve three results in the four priority meetings designated. The tag that the Rallye du Condroz has on November 5 and the Spa Rallye on December 4, where Stéphane Lefebvre will therefore have to drive. The outgoing champion, Adrtian Fernémont (Skoda Fabia Rally2) will be at the start in St-Vith with Gino Büx (Skoda Fabia Rally2) who would be happy to win at home. Maxime Potty (Citroën C3) will want to confirm his progress observed throughout the season. Former F1 driver and Max’s father, Dutchman Jos Verstappen will be at the start. Grégoire Munster will be absent and Pieter-Jan Michiel Cracco will be the sole driver for Hyundai. Twelve specials are on the program, divided into 3 loops of 4 specials: Büllingen (12.79 km), Bütgenbach (9.33 km), Amel (15.22 km) and Burg-Reuland (10.89 km). The first car will depart at 8:20 am with an expected arrival around 9:00 pm (Belga)