Former WRC driver François Duval came out of his early retirement to record a popular victory at the 2013 Legend Boucles de Spa. At the annual regularity rally featuring some of the sport’s most famous machinery from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, Duval held off his two fellow countrymen Bernard Munster and last year’s winner Jean-Pierre Vande Wauwer.
Duval powered his way to victory in a Ford Escort after an early retirement of his Belgian WRC successor Thierry Neuville. He beat Munster (Porsche Carrera) with the narrowest of margins. Funstillexists.com ambassador Marc Duez featured in the top five all day, but finished ninth after a navigational mishap.
Citroën’s WRC star Mikko Hirvonen had a dramatic exit as his Citroën Visa 1000 Pistes caught fire. Double Le Mans winner André Lotterer, rally legends Björn Waldegard and Didier Auriol and WRC driver Per-Gunnar Andersson were some of the biggest names taking part in the popular event in the Ardennes hills around Spa.
Pictures: Georges De Coster