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Wed August 31, 2016

Barum post event press conference IRC Barum post event press conference Present: Jan Kopecký (JK)/Pavel Dresler (PD), ŠKODA Motorsport Fabia R5, first place Tomáš Kostka (TK)/Ladislav Kučera (LK), Rufa Sport ŠKODA Fabia R5, second place Jan Cerný (JC)/Petr Černohorský (PC), Mogul Czech National Team ŠKODA Fabia R5, third place ...

Sun August 28, 2016

ERC title fight between Pirelli drivers IRC ERC title fight between Pirelli drivers A thrilling battle between two talented Pirelli drivers for the coveted European Rally Championship title will continue to the next round in Latvia, following a dramatic Barum Czech Rally Zlin. Russia's Alexey Lukyanuk - a fearless and spectacular driver, in the mould of P...

Big Skoda success at the Barum Rally Skoda Big Skoda success at the Barum Rally ŠKODA works duo Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ/CZ) won the Barum Czech Rally Zlín, thereby defending the title in the Czech rally championship (MČR) before the end of the season. Kopecký won the national championship for the fourth time after 2004, 2012 and 2015. The experien...

Kopecky wins in last stage dramas IRC Kopecky wins in last stage dramas Jan Kopecký has won his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship, Barum Czech Rally Zlín, for the fifth time after a flat-out duel with Alexey Lukyanuk all the way until a dramatic final stage. The 2013 European champion Kopecký led after all but one of the 15 stages ...

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IRC Championship situation @ 02:28 PM - Lukyanuk's drama means Kajto needs just 2 points in the next round for the title.

IRC CZ SS15 - end and Lukyanuk crash @ 02:16 PM - Unbelievable, Lukyanuk delivers is traditional last stage crash. Kopecky wins. Habaj crash too. 2nd place may still be open for Cerny was held up by Kreim. Final results (after SS15)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 2h07m34s79;
2nd= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +2m34s;
3rd= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +2m41s9;
4th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +3m47s7;
5th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +5m16s1;
6th= Vlcek/Zakova, Ford, +5m17s7;
7th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Ford, +5m40s4;
8th= Staif/Rajnoha, Skoda, +5m43s3;
9th= Jakes/Ehlova, Skoda, +6m00s5;
10th= Odlozilik/Turecek, Ford, +7m02s

IRC CZ SS14 @ 01:39 PM - With on stage to go there is still drama. Lukyanuk takes time out of Kopecky again. Kreim has a puncture and holds up Cerny for 10km. As a result Cerny loses 3rd place and the final results may go to the stewards. Cherain passes Jakes. Results after SS14:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 2h00m19s9;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +4s6;
3rd= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +2m32s4;
4th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +2m38s;
5th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +3m40s6;
6th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +4m58s3;
7th= Vlcek/Zakova, Ford, +5m04s6;
8th= Staif/Rajnoha, Skoda, +5m30s7;
9th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Ford, +5m31s4;
10th= Jakes/Ehlova, Skoda, +5m42s5

IRC CZ SS13 - Drama, nobody wants 3rd! @ 12:52 AM - Nobody wants 3rd! Kostka lost 3rd on the previous stage with diff problems. Now Bouffier lost 3rd when he did not start SS13 with an engine problem. New 3rd Tarabus then crashes (crew OK) in SS13! Results after SS13:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h50m38s3;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +8s9;
3rd= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +2m29s8;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +2m33s4;
5th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +2m51s2;
6th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +3m32s5;
7th= Vlcek/Zakova, Ford, +4m39s6;
8th= Staif/Rajnoha, Skoda, +5m07s4;
9th= Jakes/Ehlova, Skoda, +5m09s4;
10th= Cherain/Cuvelier, Ford, +5m13s9

IRC CZ SS12 @ 10:05 AM - Kopecky wins stage 2.7s from Lukyanuk. But bigger news is a broken differential and such RWD for Kostka, who drops from just gained 3rd to 6th. In fight for 3rd Bouffier gains, but has a sick sounding engine. Results after SS12:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h39m22s4;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +5s9;
3rd= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +1m50s3;
4th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m52s3;
5th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +2m11s6;
6th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +2m14s9;
7th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +2m33s4;
8th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +3m10s8;
9th= Vlcek/Zakova, Ford, +4m14s;
10th= Staif/Rajnoha, Skoda, +4m32s7

IRC CZ SS11 @ 09:45 AM - Kopecky has overshot and Lukyanuk is again just 3.2s from the lead. Bouffier has a spin. Sirmacis has stage halting crash, crew OK. Results after SS11:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h32m09s;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +3s2;
3rd= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +1m20s3;
4th= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +1m39s;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m40s8;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +1m59s3;
7th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +2m17s6;
8th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +2m51s3;
9th= Vlcek/Zakova, Ford, +3m55s4;
10th= Jakes/Ehlova, Skoda, +4m14s7

IRC CZ SS10 @ 08:38 AM - Pech Porsche retires from 7th after stage with gearbox problems. Lukyanuk and Bouffier not woken up properly this morning? Kopecky extends his lead over Lukyanuk from 0.5s to 8.4s. Bouffier loses 3rd to Kostka. Sirmacis drops 2min. Results after SS10:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h22m14s5;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +8s4;
3rd= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +1m21s8;
4th= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +1m24s3;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m37s7;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +1m54s8;
7th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +2m04s5;
8th= Pech/Uhel, Porsche, +2m11s9;
9th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +2m45s3;
10th= Vlcek/Zakova, Ford, +3m36s1

Sat August 27, 2016

Kopecky & Lukyanuk split by half a sec IRC Kopecky & Lukyanuk split by half a sec Jan Kopecký leads Alexey Lukyanuk by just half a second in a thrilling battle going into the final day of Barum Czech Rally Zlín, whilst FIA European Rally Championship leader Kajetan Kajetanowicz was unable to complete the opening leg. Factory ŠKODA Motorsport driver Kopecký,...

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IRC CZ SS9 - day2 @ 07:15 PM - What a fight! Last stage of the day and Kopecky re-takes lead by just half a sec! Tarabus passes Cerny for 5th. Results after day2 (SS9):
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h10m44s;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +0s5;
3rd= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +1m00s2;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +1m08s1;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m32s5;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +1m34s2;
7th= Pech/Uhel, Porsche, +1m45s9;
8th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +1m54s6;
9th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +2m34s3;
10th= Staif/Rajnoha, Skoda, +3m04s9

IRC CZ SS8 - Lukyanuk takes lead @ 06:41 PM - Just brilliant driving by Lukyanuk, taking lead from Kopecky by 1.2s. Power steering problem for Habaj and big off (but continuing) for Botka. Results after SS8:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 1h04m21s6;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +1s2;
3rd= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +49s7;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +55s8;
5th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +1m20s7;
6th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m21s2;
7th= Pech/Uhel, Porsche, +1m35s3;
8th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +1m41s2;
9th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +2m23s8;
10th= Vlcek/Zakova, Ford, +2m40s2

IRC CZ SS7 @ 05:12 PM - Second run of the longest stage of the rally. Lukyanuk attacks Kopecky big style. Valousek drops from 5th to 9th with a puncture. Results after SS7:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 57m34s7;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +2s1;
3rd= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +38s3;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +41s2;
5th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +1m02s;
6th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m02s6;
7th= Pech/Uhel, Porsche, +1m17s6;
8th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +1m23s9;
9th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +2m13s3;
10th= Vlcek/Zakova, Ford, +2m16s4

IRC CZ SS6 @ 02:50 PM - Bouffier was held up by another car spinning and may get around 10sec deducted from his overall time. Sirmacis meanwhile lost 2min with a puncture after cutting too much. Lukyanuk damaged his suspension in a spin and lost 8sec. (Bouffer got awarded 9sec) Results after SS6:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 46m13s4;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +9s;
3rd= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +29s6;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +30s2;
5th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +43s3;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +47s7;
7th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +50s1;
8th= Pech/Uhel, Porsche, +58s7;
9th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +1m09s6;
10th= Vlcek/Zakova, Ford, +1m44s9

IRC CZ SS5 @ 01:14 PM - Kajto indeed has retired but will restart tomorrow. Kopecky won every stage so far but this time stage win goes to Lukyanuk, cutting Kopecky's lead to just 1.4s. Jelinik off road, crew OK. Watch fights for 3rd and 6th Kostka passes Bouffier again and Cerny edges past Tarabus. In ERC-Junior title chase Griebel takes a dent when he damages his steering on a pole. Results after SS5:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 38m52s1;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +1s4;
3rd= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +24s9;
4th= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +25s5;
5th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +37s3;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +41s;
7th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +41s5;
8th= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +51s8;
9th= Pech/Uhel, Porsche, +53s9;
10th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +1m02s72

IRC CZ SS4 - Kajto in problems @ 01:06 PM - Kajto is 4th fastest on stage but reports a problem with engine power. If it is terminal this would hand title chances to Lukyanuk. Kajto has a jump start penalty on top, meaning Bouffier climbs from 5th to 3rd in this stage. Results after SS4:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 32m22s9;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +6s4;
3rd= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +22s6;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +22s7;
5th= Kajetanowicz/´Baran, Ford, +30s6;
6th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +33s8;
7th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +36s;
8th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +36s5;
9th= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +42s;
10th= Pech/Uhel, Porsche, +47s4

IRC CZ SS3 @ 09:51 AM - Herman Kobus into the trees from 8th (crew OK). Kreim drops from 6th to 11th (10th if you ignore Pech in the Porsche) for just not finding right rythm. Results after SS3:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 25m38s4;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +3s5;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +13s2;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +13s6;
5th= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +19s2;
6th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +23s;
7th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +24s3;
8th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +25s6;
9th= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +27s2;
10th= Pech/Uhel, Porsche, +34s7

IRC CZ SS2 @ 08:22 AM - Kopecky wins stage despite clipping a hay bale. Tarabus has an alternator problem and Botka has a puncture after clipping a bridge. Kostka, Bouffier and Sirmacis are gaining places. Valousek is now tied 4th rather than tied 3rd. Results after SS2:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 13m57s6;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +2s2;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +7s4;
=4th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +10s2;
=4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +10s2;
6th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +10s9;
7th= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +11s9;
=8th= Kobus/Thierie, Skoda, +13s5;
=8th= Pech/Uhel, Porsche, +13s5;
10th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +14s1

Fri August 26, 2016

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IRC CZ SS1 - day1 @ 10:23 PM - Big festival Zlin street stage with some 50.000 spectators. No major incidents but great night action with glowing brake disks, light pods and much more. Kopecky leads after this 9.3km town centre stage. Kajto & Valousek are tied for 3rd and Odlozilik is tied for 11th with Vaclav Pech's RGT Porsche. Ingram leads Juniors 5.4s ahead of tied team mates Griebel & Tannert. Results after day1 (SS1):
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 6m31s6;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +0s8;
=3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1s3;
=3rd= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +1s3;
5th= Kreim/Christian, Skoda, +1s7;
6th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +3s2;
7th= Kobus/Thierie, Skoda, +4s1;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +5s8;
9th= Bouffier/Dini, Citroen, +6s;
10th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +6s3

Thu August 25, 2016

Pirelli on verge of ERC title IRC Pirelli on verge of ERC title This weekend's all-asphalt round of the European Rally Championship, the Barum Czech Rally Zlin, offers the first opportunity for Pirelli's Kajetan Kajetanowicz to clinch this year's title, driving a Ford Fiesta R5 run by the Lotos Rally Team. ...

Skoda on rally classic at home Skoda Skoda on rally classic at home Jan Kopecký (CZ) and co-driver Pavel Dresler (CZ) have their sights set on winning the traditional rally in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) for the fifth time. After four wins at the first four rounds of the season, the Czech ŠKODA duo is the top favourite to triumph at t...

Mon August 1, 2016

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IRC Rossetti and RWD Toyota @ 10:14 PM - The first RWD R3 car will give its ERC debut (as first RWD ERC3/ERC 2WD car) in Barum Rally Zlin with none less than Luca Rossetti at the wheel. See also in our galery http://www.rallye-info.com/gallery.asp?sid=0&shottypeid=0&eventid=0&driverid=0&carmodelid=306

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