2010 -2013 Silver Arrows Racing
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Halfway 2010 i recieved a telephone call from my friend and WRC CoDriver Denis Giraudet that he did the Ypres Historic rally in Belgium with the Silver Arrows team and the Mercedes 500 SLC.
He knew that i was looking for new challenges and he asked me to call the team managemnt to set up a meeting because they could use some help on the coordination and management side.
First i was not keen on Historic cars.. i always thought that its for something when i am 60 yeasr old.. But..
After a good meeting i went to see the workshop.. and WOW was i surprised.. the cars looked perfect and well prepared and the team infrastructure was very impressive.
I took the challenge and became the new Team Manager. The team owner Bart Vanhaverbeke is passionate about Mercedes cars and has a nice collection.
The team target is to rent the Mercedes 500 SLC ( there are 2 at the moment ) and in October 2012 we run Bjorn Waldegard with Hans Thorselius in the Legends Rally in San Marino, we finished an impressive 6th place overall.
Now we recenly returned from the Historic rallye du Maroc, a 6 day event through Marocco, we finished in 21th place wich was a very good result knowing that our team owner Bart Vanhaverbeke and our Mercedes 500 SLC never ran on Gravel before.
From October 2013 i ended my working relationship with Silver Arrows, this due to my busy work schedule in the WRC, but its still possible that you will see me in 2014 on some Historic Rally events with the team.