62. Rallye du Var 2016 was again the biggest event in France Tarmac championship. There were every year about 200 crews on start for finish of tarmac season.
Also this year are there sixt WRC cars, 20 R5 cars, some Porsche cars and a lot of R2, R3, R3T rally cars.
This year was present also legendary Ford Escort RS Cosworth with Francois Delecour behind the wheel. It is exactly 20 years ago when Delecour was driving this car (except last year on Rallylegend). He was on P12 overall, but on SS10 he must to retired due mechanical issuses.
With Citroen DS3 WRC was there Stephane Lefebre, who had also good start. But also he had bad result after broken driveshaft on SS6 and little off the road on SS7, where he damaged rear right wheel.
The winner become Kevin Abbring with Hyundai i20 R5, who really attacked this weekend on this event. Second was Yoann Bonato (Citroen DS3 R5), third Sylvain Michel (Škoda Fabia R5).
Really good race had also Gilles Panizzi in Peugeot 208 T16. Panizzi’s father died this weekend and Gilles almost withdrawn from this event – but not. He came back and finished rally on fourth place overall. Really strong man!
This event is very special, but also had for crews. There is almost all years 1/3 retirements. This year 65 crews didn’t saw finish line from 194 crews on start.