Duval Returns to World RX of Belgium with Albatec Racing


Francois Duval Returns to World RX with Albatec Racing Credit: Albatec Racing/McKlein Photography

Albatec Racing have announced that former World Rally driver Francois Duval will drive one of the teams Peugeot 208 WRX Supercars for the fourth round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship

The Belgian has taken part in in the World RX of Belgium in 2014 and 2016 as well as the 2015 event as part of the 2015 FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercars. 

Duval returns for his fourth appearence at Mettet in Belgium. Credit: McKlein Photography & IMG / FIA World RX

For Albatec, Mettet holds a special place as its the scene of the teams first win in Euro RX during the 2015 season as well as finishing second in last years Euro RX event. With Duval competing in the World RX event this year, this arks the teams return to the top flight of Rallycross.

Duval is excited to return to his home event to compete with the best.

Duval took part on the 2016 World RX of Belgium in an Olsbergs MSE Ford. Credit: McKlein Photography & IMG / FIA World RX

“I am very happy to drive for Albatec Racing at my home event. Albatec is a serious team where the infrastructure is very good and they are also very sympathetic, which I appreciate a lot,” explained the Belgian driver.

The Belgian driver is also eager to get behind the wheel of the Peugeot.

Jerome Grosset-Janin took the teams first ever EuroRX win in Belgium in 2015. Credit: McKlein Photography & Albatec Racing

“We will race effectively the same car as Sebastien Loeb, this is great!  I have seen the Albatec car in competition and I am very confident that the work they have undertaken over the winter will put us in a strong position to challenge for a good result.”

Team Principal Andy Scott is excited to see Duval pushing the Peugeot to its best.

“I’m delighted to welcome François to Albatec for the Mettet World RX event and very much look forward to working with him. François is without doubt a very talented driver,” Scott explained.

“We believe we have made a big step forward in the development of our Peugeot 208 and that the car is comparable with the factory cars. I’m confident that this will allow us to offer a package capable of producing a shock result in Belgium.”