Kronos Racing

Kronos Racing is a Belgian Motorsport team, which was founded in 1994 by Marc Van Dalen and Jean -Pierre Mondron. The team received support from 1994 to 2003 Peugeot Belgium Luxembourg from 2004 to 2007 by Citroën. Since 2008, it will return before the rally events of Peugeot Belgium - Luxembourg and since 2009 also by Peugeot UK. Kronos Racing won several titles in touring car racing and rallying. The greatest success in the history of the team is to win the World Rally Championship in 2006 by Sébastien Loeb.


Beginnings in the Belgian Touring Car Sports

In the first years after its founding Kronos Racing participated in Belgian rallies and at the Belgian Touring Car Championship. Peugeot 306 GTI on the team in 1998 and 1999, Sébastien Ugeux Frédéric Bouvy led to winning the title. With Bouvy, Emmanuel Collard and Anthony Beltoise succeeded in 1999 also winning the 24 - hour race at Spa-Francorchamps. This success was repeated in 2000 with Bouvy, Kurt Mollekens and Didier Defourny.

World Rally Championship

2001 Kronos Racing debuted in the World Rally Championship, in which it began a Peugeot 206 WRC. Initially entered for the team to Kris Princen, later Grégoire De Mevius and finally Simon Jean -Joseph, who scored the best results with two ninth places. In 2002, the team conducted its program continues in the World Rally Championship. It sat at seven runs an a Peugeot 206 WRC for Bruno Thiry, the first import points for the team with fifth place in the Rally of Germany.

After Kronos Racing 2003 took part in the European Rally Championship, where the Belgian Thiry succeeded the championship victory, Kronos Racing in 2004 returned back to the World Cup, in which it became a satellite team of Citroën Sport. Kronos Racing continued at the Rally Finland, a Citroën Xsara WRC for a Juuso Pykälistö, the goal but could not reach. 2005 Kronos Racing entered two factory-backed Citroën C2 Super 1600 Kris Meeke and Daniel Sordo for in the Rally World Youth Championship, where the team led the Spaniard Sordo to win the title. In addition, a Xsara WRC was occasionally used, with which the team was able to achieve good results: Manfred Stohl finished second in the Rally of Cyprus and third in the Rally of Australia, and Xavier Pons managed fourth place in the Rally of Catalonia.

Since Citroën Sport retired for one year from the World Rally Championship, Citroën Kronos Racing chose to represent the brand in the 2006 season. The team oversaw three Citroën Xsara WRC, one of which was reserved for the reigning World Champion Sébastien Loeb. The other two were controlled by Pons and Sordo. Colin McRae also played a rally for the team when he represented the injured Sébastien Loeb. Loeb scored during the season eight rally wins, so Kronos Total Citroën led the team standings before the season ends up four runs. Because of an injury in the last four races Loeb was unable to attend, and Xavier Pons and Daniel Sordo were relatively unsuccessful, Kronos Racing Ford finally had to admit defeat in the team standings. Nevertheless, Sébastien Loeb won thanks to its large projection points before his injury break in the end of the season by one point, the drivers' world championship.

In the 2007 season Kronos Racing resumed as a private team with two Xsara WRC part in the World Rally Championship. Manfred Stohl played a full season for OMV Kronos Citroen. The second vehicle headed initially Daniel Carlsson and later François Duval. Duval took second place in the Rally of Germany the best result for the team. In the drivers' standings Stohl reached 13 points in ninth place, Duval with 12 points in tenth place, and Carlsson with 9 points 14th place Kronos Racing was with two Citroën C2 Super 1600 will again be represented in the Rally World Youth Championship in which Gilles Schammel and Raphael Auquier for the team participated.

Intercontinental Rally Challenge

2008 Kronos Racing left the World Rally Championship and topped with two Peugeot 207 Super 2000 for Nicolas Vouilloz and Freddy Loix in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Occasionally, a third vehicle was used, making note of BFGoodrich. Vouilloz and Loix completed the Championship match in positions one and two. Kronos Racing won a total of five out of ten rallies, including three victories of Loix as well as one victory of Juho Hänninen and Vouilloz.

In 2009, Kronos Racing his program in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge continues. In addition to the two vehicles for Vouilloz and Loix a third vehicle for Kris Meeke was supported by Peugeot UK now permanently employed. Furthermore, in some rallies also ran a fourth vehicle, making note of BFGoodrich. Meeke secured Kronos Racing with four wins again the title. Loix and Vouilloz finished third and fourth in the drivers' standings. BFGoodrich driver Sébastien Ogier finished his only use in the Monte Carlo Rally as the winner.

Kronos Racing began in 2010 continues a Peugeot 207 Super 2000 Kris Meeke for one. Nicolas Vouilloz and Freddy Loix, however, left the team and switched to Škoda. Newly arrived Thierry Neuville, who took a seat at Peugeot Belgium - Luxembourg, but only six rallies denied. Meeke won a rally and finished the championship in third place, Neuville was ninth. Also the Peugeot Yazeed Al Rajhi was prepared by Kronos Racing.

In the 2011 season Neuville and Al Rajhi go again for Kronos Racing in the IRC at the start. Kris Meeke joined Mini in the WRC, his place at Peugeot UK took over Guy Wilks.

Sports car racing

2011 Kronos Racing will again contest circuit races. To this end, the team earned a Lola - Aston Martin B09/60 and took Vanina Ickx under contract. Are planned operations at the 24 - hour race at Le Mans, Le Mans Series and the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.