It was the ŠKODA Motosport driver’s 12th stage win of the event, which ensured a commanding winning margin of 46.50s over multiple Ypres winner Freddy Loix. Hänninen, from Finland, has also made it 10 career wins in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, a new benchmark.
Patrik Flodin was second fastest in his Petter Solberg Engineering Fiesta with Loix third fastest and Pieter Tsjoen fourth quickest. Mathias Viaene set the fifth best time to complete his recovery from 18th place by securing sixth overall after going off the road and picking up a puncture this morning.
Andreas Aigner secured the IRC Production Cup spoils for Subaru, while Honda driver Martin Kangur won the IRC 2WD Cup.