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28 Apr 2016

WRX: Duval back for Belgium

Category: News, WRX Posted 28.04.16 14:04 by

Belgian rally driver Francois Duval will contest the upcoming World RX of Belgium, round three of the WRX 2016 season, which takes place at Mettet next month (13-15 May).

Duval, who has competed at the south Belgian rallycross circuit twice before, will pilot an Olsbergs MSE prepared Fiesta ST RX Supercar

Duval’s announcement was made at a press conference in Brussels today [Tuesday 26 April] which was attended by over 30 media. The only Belgian driver to win a round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Duval also has a strong track record in rallycross after winning the Belgian round of the European Rallycross Championship when it was held at Maasmechelen back in 2010.

“I hope I can make it to the semi-final or maybe even the final this time round,” declared 35-year old Duval, who lives just 30 miles from the home of the Belgian RX round.

Duval added: “It is a very good car and I’m feeling confident, I think I have a very great opportunity here. I watched round one from Portugal on RTBF in Belgium and for sure, there is a lot of competition. It will be good to meet some drivers from my WRC days such as Petter [Solberg] and Sebastien [Loeb], I hope I will be able to compete with them. Thanks to Olsbergs MSE, Gordon Finest Beer, Ramaekers, Colson and Valvoline for making this happen.”