Belgian co-driver Rik Vanlessen (53 years old) of the Skoda Fabia R5 No. 7, driven by his compatriot Steve Matterne, died during the sixth special of the Condroz Rally, several local media reported and confirmed the Liège Prosecutor’s Office.
In a long curve to the left, the car struck with a stick. The pilot suffers cervical injuries and was taken to hospital.
The special was neutralized after the accident, in which no spectators were injured.
The Condroz Rally is part of the Belgian Championship and the FIA Northern European Cup. AFP