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Kevin with ex works Golf II present at "the Legends"

29 january 2013

The 2013 edition of Legend boucles de Spa will be held on the 16th of february. One of Europe's biggist historic rally events with lot's of original rallymonsters from the seventies and eighties.

Kevin has been competing in this event before, in 2011. Together with codriver Lara Vanneste they pushed their old Opel Ascona to the limit and took some overall stage wins. This time Kevin will drive together with the Golf II owner, the German Wolf-Dieter Ihle.

"For this occation I am forced to make German pacenotes, something I've never done before. I trust Wolf and I think it will be fine! I need to discover the Golf II gti anyway! Although it won't be the most spectaculair car, it's shown in the past to be quite competitive and I am verg looking forward to sit behind the wheel of a historic rallycar again!"

Kevin is invited to be present at the shakedown which will be covered by the Belgium television. The shakedown will take place on thursday before the event.

For more info please visit http://www.racspa.be/2013/bsl2013/page.aspx?page=february&sm=8


See you there! 


Kevin fastest overall in very first Hillclimb

30 september 2012

Kevin had been asked to compete in a historic hillclimb. The car is owned by famous tuner ''Nothelle" and is the very first race Golf existing in the world. 


Among Le Mans, Formula and rallycars the youngster managed to be the overall winner by setting a time which was 4,5 seconds quicker that the fastest Formula car. Kevin admitted he needed to get used to drive without having a codriver on his side. ''A hillclimb is like driving a tarmac rallystage with lots of corners. A stage with a distance of 4,5 kilometer isn't easy to remember though! It was a new division for me, a new challenge and I like that.''






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Abbring fast comeback after long rest period

17 september 2012

Nine rallies, nine class victories: Volkswagen Motorsport has successfully continued its test programme for the coming season in the World Rally Championship.

The young Dutchman drove the second car along teammate Sebastien Ogier in WRC Wales which was his comeback after 4 months not being in a rallycar.

Abbring starting only his third gravel event with a 4wd car had reckoned with good weather and hence set-up his 270 hp Škoda Fabia specifically for this – but it worked out differently. The stages were wet and slippery. "Our set-up was too rigid, we didn’t have enough grip on the slippery passages. And because of the limited possibilities in the remote service we couldn’t do much about it either,” Abbring analysed. But on Saturday morning he managed to make up ground and moved up into second in class after the eighth special stage.

In stage nine, the Dutchman damaged the right front suspension of his Fabia. Abbring commented, "Unfortunately a huge stone lay on the track and a wishbone link broke. We couldn’t continue driving and had to retire from the rest of the stage on Saturday.”

Abbring had a fantastic pace on the last day and really showed his potential."Basically we can be very happy. Our speed was good and I quickly found a good rhythm,” said Abbring, who scored two best times on Sunday and worked intensively on his pace notes with his co-driver Frédéric Miclotte. "I’ve developed my pace note system over the years and by now couldn’t fall back on my old notes. But the pace notes we made here will help me in the future. It was very hard though to speed up with the more experienced guys who drive all rounds of the championship. After 4 months you haven't got any notice of speed and grip anymore, what is difficult during recce aswell if you want the right pacenotes. We really deserved that second place here after the victory last year.''


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