The Belgian event is a round of the Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC) – a championship specifically designed for non-Belgian crews – and it is also classed as an ‘open’ event in the RACB calendar, meaning crews from any country can participate. Despite rumours, Darrians (and any other vehicle eligible for the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship) will be allowed to contest Rally van Wervik, providing they have a UK registration certificate, an MSA vehicle passport, a valid MOT certificate and a valid insurance certificate.
Event organizer Filiep Forrest has appointed a new English-speaking secretary and employed experienced English-speaking co-driver Eddy Chevalier (who has navigated for the likes of Pieter Tsjoen) specifically to deal with Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship enquiries – and every Championship registered crew entered on the event will receive two meal vouchers worth €30.
The event’s website, www.scuderiavervica.be, is currently being translated into English too. Rally van Wervik on June 9 is shaping up to be a truly fantastic round of the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship – a real home from home event on the challenging Flanders stages.