After the opening day of the 54th Rally of Ypres are Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 R5) to the pipe. The Belgian world cup duo 14.1 lead on the first pursuer Kris Princen (Skoda Fabia R5). Belgian champion Vincent Verschueren (Skoda Fabia R5) follows in third position on 17.1.
The 54 rally went Friday with great interest, start on the Ypres Market square. The Frenchman Bryan Bouffier (Skoda Fabia R5) rode the fastest time in the opening stage, but could not be long from his leadership position enjoy. In the second ride went Bouffier of the job and he had to give up. Neuville was in the lead and saw the following ride Kevin Abbring (Citroën C3 R5) failure. The Dutchman, assisted by Peter Chun, broke a wheel of his brand new C3.
Neuville, leader in the standings of the world cup, had initially had some problems adjusting to his car. In the world championship driving the Belgian a WRC, in Ypres and R5. In the first round of five klassementsritten won Neuville three stages. Bouffier and Princen each 1. In the second round of four klassementsritten felt Neuville clearly more in his sas and he won all the rides.
On Saturday morning the contest resumed, and the participants receive fourteen klassementsritten for the wheels pushed. The Rally of Ypres ends Saturday night around 21: 30.