Just a selection of our favourite Flanders rallies. Not all rallies are included and we will try and update this page as dates emerge. Maybe you would like to write a brief overview of some of the Belgian rallies you have competed on and recommend, then send them to me for inclusion? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 21/22-2018     Rallye Salamandre (FIRC) (CRC) (BHRC)

          Rallye Salamandre is also a round of the RAC British Historic Tarmac Championship 2017. Parc fermé, scrutineering, etc. are all based in the gigantic Holiday Park of Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure and the town of Beaumont so even accomodation is in the rally centre. On Friday evening before the event there will be the FIRC prizegiving in a nearby restaurant.

May 5 / 6th   Monteberg Rally

            Being run in 2018 as a shortrally using the stage around the famous Monteburg hill and another near Reningelst.  Recce available the day before rally. Based in Dranouter.

May 25 / 26th-2018     ORC Rally (FIRC) (CRC)

            Four laps of 3 stages and based in the middle of the town square in Oostrozebeke, 10km East of Roeselare. Easy spectating for service crew and a bar in the service area!

June 8/9-2018     Wervik Rally (FIRC) (CRC)

            Based in, and taking over, Wervik town centre 25km East of Ypres on the French border. This rally is often used by the bigger teams as a pre 24hr d'Ypres rally test.

July 7/8th-2018     TBR Rallysprint (FIRC)

            A rallysprint using 1 stage run four times. A relaxing introduction to Belgian rallying. Easy spectating and only one stage to recce. 

August 4/5-2018     Boucles de Chevrotines Rally (FIRC)

             Rally HQ is in Sivry complete with a bar. Service is in and around  the village of Rance, 3 legs of 4 stages + a ‘demo section’ of 2x 4 stages for  non-homologated cars like Metro 6R4, Darrian, Hawk. This rally is situated only 10k from Rallye Salamandre. Both Salamandre and Chevrotines are considered as the most ‘british styled’ stages in Belgium. Wallonia has a very different character of road compared with Flanders, more hilly and a lot quicker with a lot of blind sections.   

August 14/15-2018     Staden Rally

            Non FIRC rally based in Staden near Roeselare and Ypres. Entries normally at a premium for this event. Yes, this is a weekday event. Held on a Belgian Bank Holiday.

September 8/9 2018  Aarova Rallysprint

 A rallysprint using 1 stage run four times. A relaxing introduction to Belgian rallying. Easy spectating and only one stage to recce.

aug 31 / 1 sept 2018    Tour of Flanders Rally (Omloop van Vlaanderen)

 The stages are  mainly flat but have ditches to the outside of many corners and notes need to be  made with care to stay clear of these.  It’s a good idea to differentiate  between corners/junctions where there are ditches in front if you don’t make the  corner, and those where running wide is okay.  Speeds are high.  The  locals take some beating.  A spectacular event to watch, even if spectating  is more restricted and less popular than it used to be

October 20/21  2018    Hemicuda Rally (FIRC)

            Based in Kokelare about 30km from the coast. Uses 3 stages run 3 times. Based in a large builders merchant yard with ample service area. All documentation / scrutiny and start/ finish on same site.  Even a modestly powered car can do well here as the stages are a big challenge for the more  powerful cars to show their pace.  Four wheel drive is only an advantage if  there is rain or slippy surfaces. Nimbleness is a big advantage  here. Not a taxiing event for co-drivers.  Very enjoyable  motorsport for both team members

November  24-25 2018  Kortrijk Rally (FIRC)

            Based in the town centre of Kortrijk about 30km North of Lille. Always a very popular event and entries fill up VERY fast! 180 entries in the first day in 2017.

Don’t forget, the rallies marked FIRC form part of the Flanders International Rally Championship. One of the best ways for a British crew to get over to Belgium with the minimum amount of stress. WWW.FIRC.BE for more information.