Adrian Fernémont (Skoda Fabia Rally2 evo) extended his Belgian rally title on Sunday thanks to a second place in the Spa Rally. His competitors Grégoire Munster (Hyundai i20 N Rally2) and Ghislain de Mevius (Skoda Fabia Rally2 evo) finished third and fourth respectively. The victory in the BRC final round of the season went to Frenchman Yohan Rossel (Citroën C3 Rally2).
The French WRC3 world champion took the lead on Saturday afternoon and steadily expanded it. Rossel can look back on a clear round and is the deserved winner of the Spa Rally. A second rider to stay clear this weekend is Adrian Fernémont. Fernémont finished second in Spa, but because Rossel was unable to score points for the BRC, he took second place linked to the victory.
Earlier this season, Fernémont won the Rally of Wallonia and the Condroz Rally. “It was a very difficult rally in which we stayed clear. That was the key to success,” said the champion, who will succeed himself after the title in 2019.
Grégoire Munster and Ghislain de Mevius did their utmost to close the gap on the final day, but in the end they failed. Sunday morning they both made a mistake. In an exciting closing of the rally, Grégoire Munster took third place from De Mevius. The difference between the two drivers is 0.8 seconds. Thanks to the change of position during the penultimate stage, Grégoire Munster finished second in the final standings of the BRC.
Grégoire Munster is thus vice champion of Belgium, his brother Charles Munster is champion of Belgium in the juniors. Charles Munster went off the track on Saturday and had to retire, but he was already certain of the title. His team BMA worked through the night and got the car ready for the second day, so that Charles Munster could still celebrate his title. Stefaan Prinzie (Alpine A110 Rally RGT) is the GT’s champion.
Final standings BRC:
1. Adrian Fernémont 135 points
2. Grégoire Munster 125 points
3. Ghislain de Mevius 123 points