Former European Rally Championship competitor Rob Gibson has claimed victory in Belgium.
Gibson dominated the Retro Rallycross Championship event by leading from lights-to-flag in the final in his MG Metro 6R4.
Two-time John Button Memorial Trophy-winner Ray Morgan had to settle for second place in his Ford Escort BDA. Morgan battled with Barry Stewart throughout the weekend in Stewart’s former Rallycross Grand Prix-winning Porsche 911. Stewart had to settle for third place in the end, behind Morgan. Morgan still leads the Super Retro Rally Championship standings, ahead of Stewart.
The Bowes family were in action this weekend in Belgium as Jordan Bowes finished fourth despite suffering with fuel pressure issues with his Volkswagen Golf during the qualifying rounds.
Jordan’s father Stewart Bowes, finished fifth despite having a roll with his MINI Clubman, which caused the race to be red-flagged. However, Stewart still leads the Retro Rallycross Championship standings by virtue of qualifying for the final, securing enough points to stay in the lead of the championship.
Gibson said after winning in Belgium “Maasmechelen was always one of my favorite circuits,” said Gibson. “It suits most rallycross cars, but to be able to open up my 6R4 on this iconic track was a great experience, reminiscent of the Group B era when I was chasing greats of the sport such as Martin Schanche and Matti Alamaki around there.”
The next round of the Retro Rallycross Championship takes place in Lydden Hill, England on the 29 August.