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27 May 2014

WRX: Mettet Media Meeting

Category: News, WRX Posted 27.05.14 21:00 by

Today the Circuit Jules Tacheny at Mettet, host of the Belgian 2014 WorldRX round, held its Media Day for the event to be run on July 12 and 13. The all-new Rallycross track, designed and prepared into the existing tarmac racing venue, was officially presented to members of the press.

 

ERC24 had its Dutch snapper Dave Smeets in Mettet who took a set of his usual high quality shots to give our readers a first glimpse of what to expect from the new Rallycross venue in the French speaking part of Belgium. Enjoy!

 

Koen Pauwels, one of those who paved the way for Mettet, being interviewed. © DS/ERC24

Koen Pauwels, one of those who paved the way for Mettet, being interviewed. © DS/ERC24

 

Super1600 driver Dave Van Beers and his Renault Clio Mk2 airborne over his native Belgian soil. © DS/ERC24

Super1600 driver Dave Van Beers and his Renault Clio Mk2 airborne over his native Belgian soil. © DS/ERC24

 

Russian Sergey Zagumennov, who won the Super1600 category at Lydden Hill, came to Mettet before going home. © DS/ERC24

Russian Sergey Zagumennov, who won the Super1600 category at Lydden Hill, came to Mettet before going home. © DS/ERC24

 

The WorldRX track as part of the Circuit Jules Tacheny was officially presented to the press. © DS/ERC24

The WorldRX track as part of the Circuit Jules Tacheny was officially presented to the press. © DS/ERC24

 

Members of the press were driven around, here in the older Subaru Impreza of Patrick Van Mechelen. © DS/ERC24

Members of the press were driven around, here in the older Subaru Impreza of Patrick Van Mechelen. © DS/ERC24

 

IMG Motorsport's representative Briton Martin Anayi attended the Media Day and answered questions. © DS/ERC24

IMG Motorsport’s representative Briton Martin Anayi attended the Media Day and answered questions. © DS/ERC24

 

Double ERC winner Michaël De Keersmaecker drove his first laps in the VW Scirocco Mk3 SuperCar of Jochen Coox. © DS/ERC24

Double ERC winner Michaël De Keersmaecker drove his first laps in the VW Scirocco Mk3 SuperCar of Jochen Coox. © DS/ERC24

 

De Keersmaecker is making a one-off return at Mettet, prior to a full 2015 WorldRX commitment with an all-new Ford Fiesta SuperCar. © DS/ERC24

MDK is making a one-off return at Mettet, prior to a full 2015 WorldRX commitment with an all-new Ford Fiesta SuperCar. © DS/ERC24

 

Former WRC ace François Duval is going to be a guest driver at Mettet, with the wildcard VW Polo Mk5 SuperCar of Marklund Motorsport. © DS/ERC24

Former WRC ace François Duval is going to be a guest driver, with the wildcard VW Polo Mk5 SuperCar of Marklund Motorsport. © DS/ERC24

 

"Dudu", a Belgian of the French speaking community, will raise a lot of interest for the event among his compatriots. © DS/ERC24

“Dudu”, a Belgian of the French speaking community, will raise a lot of interest for the event among his compatriots. © DS/ERC24

 

Top photo: Belgian Koen Pauwels and his Ford Focus Mk2 SuperCar pictured at Mettet. © DS/ERC24