Ambitious cooperation between Kroon-Oil, Citroën Racing, Citroën Belux and Demaerschalk


This season, Kevin Demaerschalk and co-pilot Lara Vanneste will appear at the start of the very competitive Belgian Rally Season. The Kroon-Oil sponsored driver will drive a new Citroën C3 R5.

Kroon-Oil started a cooperation with Citroën Belux, Citroën Racing, Fleetback and J-Motorsport. These professional parties will provide Kevin and Lara with a good basis to achieve top performances with the new and promising C3 R5. The duo will participate in the most important events of the BRC in 2018.

Within the cooperation, Kroon-Oil is the main sponsor and lubricant partner of Citroën Belux and J-Motorsport for rally sports activities in the BRC. With this partnership, the lubricants brand shows her ambitions to be internationally active on the highest stage of rally sport. In recent years, Kroon-Oil products have proven themselves in rally and race sports.

Kevin Demaerschalk and Lara Vanneste ( both 27 years old)

Kevin Demaerschalk: “I am very pleased to participate in the last 4 BRC events of 2018 with Lara Vanneste at my side. Obviously I’m looking forward to discover the C3 R5 which is even more powerfull than the DS3 R5 and with which we are really able to fight for the podium. There is a lot of competition in the Belgian league and several teams have a chance at victory, this makes the championship even more fascinating.”

Lara Vanneste: “After a few years of absence from the Belgian rally scene, I am enthousiastic to be back. Driving with Kevin is new for me, but after a practice session at the Condroz Rally last year, I knew that Kevin and I will be a good team. Kevin has shown several times during the past years that he has the talent and intelligence to win."

Leon ten Hove, marketing manager Kroon-Oil: “In the recent years Kevin has proven to have a lot of talent and speed. With this talented driver, experienced co-pilot and a car that awaits a promising introduction, we expect to be a strong contender. We are therefore looking forward to the events where Kevin and Lara will appear at the scene of the action.”