image523111554.jpgThe win in Belgium was a great result for Kris and Paul. We went to the rally expecting to hopefully get onto the podium but thought we would struggle to match the pace of Freddy Loix with all his local knowledge.On the first day it was amazing to see Kris set the fastest time on the first stage, especially as the stage claimed local WRC star Francois Duval on the first corner.Then Kris traded fastest times with Freddy. it was, however, nearly all over for Freddy on the first day. At the end of SS6 a gearbox oil seal gave way and he lost all the oil from his gearbox.He only just got back to the Service area where the gearbox was changed for day two.Had there been another stage it is likely Freddy would have retired from the rally.Day two Kris drove the rally at his pace and just got into a good rhythm. This combined with good pace notes enabled Kris and Paul to put the pressure onto Freddy. It was this pressure that made Freddy take more risks and cut corners, eventually resulting in damage to a tyre and a puncture on stage.The time he lost to change the tyre was enough to give Kris a lead he would hold to the end of the rally.The increasing interest in the IRC and S2000 cars has resulted in the team being invited to the Goodwood festival of speed. Kris will be in action on both the hillroute and the rally stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.It will be again a chance for us to run the car in the UK and let Kris's many UK fans see him in action.We will not be going to the next IRC round in Russia but will watch in interest Jan Kopecky(Skoda Fabia S2000), who if he wins could go to the top of the drivers standings.The lack of a points score in Monte Carlo for Kris and Jan's second place in Belgium means he is only 8 points behind Kris and you get 10 for a win.We had always planned not to go to Russia when we decided to enter the IRC this year.The nature of the stages are real car breakers and the potential for serious damage and expensive car repairs had lead all the Kronos cars not to compete this year.As you only count 7 of the points scores you accumulate from the potential 11 rounds this is a strategic decision.We will, however, be back in the Maderia rally at the end of July.Between then and now we have Goodwood and Kris will do more testing with Peugeot Sport.With Kris getting 3 wins from 4 starts we need perhaps 2 more good results and we would really have a good chance to take the title this year.If we did it would make a great "Hollywood" story for somebody to make a film of.For now check out our vidcasts and watch the action on Eurosport. Guy Wilks was miles off the pace in Belgium and in the end crashed out of the rally on the first day. He will go to Russia we understand so it will be interesting to see if he can improve and become a front runner.If he can there could be some good battles a head with Kris, just like the old days