Rallye des Hautes Fagnes - Notes
Then he was an authorian lead, Snijers thought always beginner season. But this time, it was reality. More, he is the first to impose the new Ford Escort WRC in the world!
Sure, his victory was more easy since his rival, Marc Duez, was delayed by turbo problems. Ex aequo in the first stage, Snijers has profited of a spin of Duez in the second (slick in wet track). As soon, he has no opponents for this important victory. But for the second and third place, the struggle was intensive. Cause turbo's presure problem for Duez and the race of Laurent Verhoestraete and his Siera Cosworth. This one had annouced to run for the International Belgian Rally tittle and he is abble to win it.
No surprise for the 4th place and first in group N. One more again, Chris Van Woensel has been more better Kurt Heckters (8th). But this one was no luckky. A puncture has decided differently. Heckters had losted 4 minutes in this event and his victory at home.
World premiere for Ford Escort WRC victory, world premiere too for Peugeot 106 Maxi Kit Car. Jean-Pierre Vandewauver was despite but too very happy (winner in F2 and 5th in final). In cause a little spin in the second round and a lot of brake problems. Always onder pressure of Peugeot's driver, Bernard Munster doesn't finish the rally (motor out) then he was third. He has made the more bad operation for the tittle as Mitsubishi's driver Kurt Heckters. In group N, Delplace and his Subaru Impreza was too for the first time in struggle for the top five. But he must again learn a lot of. Certainely a serious outsider in this group.
In ZX Cup, Beco (13th at final) is easy winner before Valère Want (22th) while in the new Saxo Challenge (18 currents), this first round is winned by Xavier Bouche (15th), 1:22 before Olivier Collard and 1:48 before Vanbergen.