GEKO Ypres Rally

21st June 2012 - 23rd June 2012

Event Updates

  • Cats and Witches

    Five facts

    * At just short of 300 kilometres, the Ypres Rally is the longest round of the 2013 ERC so far in terms of competitive distance
    * No driver has won in Ypres more times than Freddy Loix. The 42-year-old has taken victory on his home round of the ERC on seven occasions
    * Don’t be confused by signs to Ieper: it’s how Flemish-speaking Belgians spell Ypres
    * The town of Ypres’ history dates back to Roman times but it’s not always been a happy place: during World War I it was the centre of a number of battles between German and Allied Forces
    * As well as hosting a round of the ERC, Ypres is home of the Kattenstoet or Cat Parade, a tri-annual event that involves a colourful parade of cats and witches no less
  • Cats and Witches

    Five facts

    * At just short of 300 kilometres, the Ypres Rally is the longest round of the 2013 ERC so far in terms of competitive distance
    * No driver has won in Ypres more times than Freddy Loix. The 42-year-old has taken victory on his home round of the ERC on seven occasions
    * Don’t be confused by signs to Ieper: it’s how Flemish-speaking Belgians spell Ypres
    * The town of Ypres’ history dates back to Roman times but it’s not always been a happy place: during World War I it was the centre of a number of battles between German and Allied Forces
    * As well as hosting a round of the ERC, Ypres is home of the Kattenstoet or Cat Parade, a tri-annual event that involves a colourful parade of cats and witches no less

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