CALENDAR OF FLANDERS RALLIES

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 21/22/23-2017      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, so even accomodation is in the rally centre. On Friday evening before the event there will be the FIRC prizegiving in a nearby restaurant.  https://www.salamandre-rally.be/

May 7th   Monteberg Rally

            Being run in 2017 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 28/29-2017     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! www.orc-rally.be

June 9/10-2017     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.  www.scuderiavervica.be

June 23-24 2017    Kenotek Ypres Rally (British Rally Championship) (Belgian Rally Championship) (Tour European Rally Championship)

           Flanders largest rally and a round of the ERC. New for 2017 is the inclusion in the BRITISH rally championship. Based in Ypres (Ieper)

The regs for the event are already online at ypresrally.com, but if there are further questions you can post them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 9-2017     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.  www.rallytbr.com 

August 6-2017     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 14/15-2017     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 1-2 2017     Tour of Flanders Rally (Omloop van Vlaanderen)

            Belgian national event based in Roeselare. Many top Belgian and European teams contest this rally using multiple loops of 7 or 8 different stages.

October 7-8  2017     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.

November  25-26 2017     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 2016.

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.