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Sun August 27, 2017

6th win in a row for Kopecky Skoda 6th win in a row for Kopecky At the Barum Czech Rally Zlín local heroes Jan Kopecký and co-driver Pavel Dresler (CZE/CZE), driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5, secured their sixth consecutive win of the 2017 season. They not only defeated their regular competitors inside the Czech Rally Championship. Even the top crews...

Griebel is 1st ERC Junior U28 champion IRC Griebel is 1st ERC Junior U28 champion Marijan Griebel is the provisional winner of the inaugural FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship following his third victory of the campaign in the Czech Republic today. Griebel, who won the ERC Junior crown in 2016, has stepped up in style to the European championship’s new categ...

IRC Kopecky King, Griebel ERC U28 Champ

NEWS JUST IN

IRC CZ SS15 - End @ 02:11 PM - Lukyanuk spins but reaches the finish. Kresta (stage win) takes 3rd from Kostka and Kajto takes 5th from Griebel. Valousek fails to take a place thanks to a puncture. Punctures too for Magalhaes and Gryazin, latter drops out of the top10 as a result. Final results (after SS15)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h56m15s2;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +55s5;
3rd= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +1m22s8;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +1m25s8;
5th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +2m06s4;
6th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +2m08s3;
7th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +2m31s4;
8th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +2m51s6;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +3m24s5;
10th= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +3m30s8

IRC CZ SS14 @ 12:46 AM - Good battles before the last stage: For 3rd Kresta is 3.1s behind Kostka, for 5th Kajto 3.9s behind Griebel, for 7th Valousek 1.2s behind Koci. Results after SS14:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h44m37s2;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +33s4;
3rd= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +1m30s3;
4th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +1m33s4;
5th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +1m59s8;
6th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +2m03s7;
7th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +2m33s7;
8th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +2m34s9;
9th= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +3m02s7;
10th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +3m13s3

IRC CZ SS13 @ 12:30 AM - Kopeky seems to win every stage today. Botka retired in service, gearbox. Kresta is attacking to snatch 3rd from Kostka. Results after SS13:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h35m42s1;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +32s4;
3rd= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +1m30s;
4th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +1m31s8;
5th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +1m44s5;
6th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1m54s6;
7th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +2m26s4;
8th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +2m31s9;
9th= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +2m57s2;
10th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +3m07s

IRC CZ SS12 @ 09:59 AM - Puncture for Cerny. But worse luck even Pech had a puncture on SS11 plus a puncture on the road section and no spare left. Results after SS12:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h30m12s1;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +29s3;
3rd= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +1m26s;
4th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +1m29s6;
5th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +1m36s1;
6th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1m45s3;
7th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +2m19s3;
8th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +2m24s1;
9th= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +2m52s2;
10th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +3m02s5

IRC CZ SS11 @ 08:41 AM - Very close battle for 4th as Griebel loses 2 places by only 3.3s. Lukyanuk says his leg is getting worse, he can't fight like that. Results after SS11:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h18m39s8;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +25s5;
3rd= Pech/Uhel, Ford, +59s9;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +1m22s7;
5th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +1m24s8;
6th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +1m26s;
7th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +1m36s1;
8th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1m37s8;
9th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +2m03s1;
10th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +2m12s2

IRC CZ SS10 @ 08:04 AM - Short stage to start. Kresta loses a place (tight battle) and says it's first stage, still to wake up, as well he is getting old. Results after SS10:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h09m38s9;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +20s2;
3rd= Pech/Uhel, Ford, +54s5;
4th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +1m15s9;
5th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +1m20s9;
6th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +1m22s2;
7th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +1m28s1;
8th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1m29s7;
9th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +1m55s8;
10th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +2m00s4

Sat August 26, 2017

NEWS JUST IN

IRC CZ SS9 - Day2 @ 09:00 PM - Just the show stage again, and again puncture for Suarez. Otherwise calm business. Results after day2 (SS9):
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h04m07s6;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +16s6;
3rd= Pech/Uhel, Ford, +47s5;
4th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +1m09s7;
5th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +1m13s;
6th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +1m14s5;
7th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +1m20s8;
8th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1m21s2;
9th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +1m46s1;
10th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +1m49s5

IRC CZ SS8 @ 05:27 PM - Puncture for Bouffier dropping him from 4th to 18th. Longest stage of the rally again and for a change a clean run for Lukyanuk. Kopecky still wins stage though. Prince Albert von T&T has retired. Punctures too for basically all U27 juniors except Zawada. Results after SS8:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 59m06s3;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +17s3;
3rd= Pech/Uhel, Ford, +46s6;
4th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +1m05s8;
5th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +1m06s4;
6th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +1m09s1;
7th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1m12s5;
8th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +1m12s7;
9th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +1m36s2;
10th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +1m42s4

IRC CZ SS7 @ 04:37 PM - Now Lukyanuk had a problem with the power steering. A reset helped but more time lost to Kopecky. Kresta gained 2 places. Results after SS7:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 46m37s7;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +15s2;
3rd= Pech/Uhel, Ford, +35s7;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +38s6;
5th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +50s4;
6th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +54s6;
7th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +55s7;
8th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +56s3;
9th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +57s;
10th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +1m13s1

IRC CZ SS6 @ 03:28 PM - Lukyanuk spins and does it close enough to the start line for Kopecky to see it. Now slightly bigger lead for Kopecky. Kresta lives 2.5km from this stage and is 2nd quickest. Results after SS6:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 40m24s6;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +6s7;
3rd= Pech/Uhel, Ford, +30s1;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +32s5;
5th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +45s6;
6th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +45s7;
7th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +47s7;
8th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +47s8;
9th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +48s6;
10th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +1m00s3

IRC CZ SS5 @ 02:34 PM - Short circuit stage and Cerny and Magalhaes nearly crashed when Magalhaes was sent to start the stage the moment Cerny came from his first lap. Silly situation really... Puncture for Suarez. Results after SS5:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 35m42s1;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +1s1;
3rd= Pech/Uhel, Ford, +25s9;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +29s8;
5th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +40s1;
6th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +42s1;
7th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +43s4;
8th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +44s7;
9th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +47s4;
10th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +56s1

IRC CZ SS4 @ 11:12 AM - Longest stage of the rally and Kopecky snatches back the lead by narrow gap. Strong times as well from Griebel and Bouffier. Pech overshot a junction, losing 15sec. Results after SS4:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 30m41s1;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +1s9;
3rd= Pech/Uhel, Ford, +25s9;
4th= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +28s7;
5th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +33s7;
6th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +35s3;
7th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +37s6;
8th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +40s8;
9th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +42s3;
10th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +50s4

IRC CZ SS3 @ 10:35 AM - Massive stage win for Lukyanuk and lead, even though his foot hurts from his accidents a few months back. Bouffier moves from 7th to 5th. Grzyb retired and Lopez slow time for unknown reasons. Cerny and Griebel tied for Jr U28 lead. Results after SS3:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 18m05s8;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +0s3;
3rd= Pech/Uhel, Ford, +8s;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +18s4;
5th= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +18s9;
6th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +23s4;
=7th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +25s6;
=7th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +25s6;
9th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +28s4;
10th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +28s8

IRC CZ SS2 @ 09:26 AM - Kopecky wins stage even though he says he was slow. Kresta has a 10sec penalty which may still be debated. Without this he would be 5th. Lopez hit a chicken(!) but in general a smooth run stage. Results after SS2:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 11m45s7;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +6s;
3rd= Pech/Uhel, Ford, +7s2;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +10s6;
5th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +16s4;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +18s;
7th= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +18s2;
8th= Koci/Schovanek, Skoda, +18s5;
9th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +19s6;
10th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +19s9

Fri August 25, 2017

NEWS JUST IN

IRC CZ SS1 - Day1 @ 11:27 PM - Fantastic Night City Action! Most drivers did a show, so don't read too much in the results. Though clear stage win for Kopecky, good comeboack of Kresta and in Juniors and ERC3 Chris Ingram lost his suspension before(!) the start line and has to superally! Results after SS1:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 7m03s;
2nd= Pech/Uhel, Ford, +4s1;
3rd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +4s6;
4th= Kostka/Kucera, Skoda, +5s;
5th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +9s8;
6th= Kresta/Stary, Skoda, +10s3;
7th= Valousek/Havelkova, Skoda, +10s7;
8th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +10s8;
9th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +11s1;
10th= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +11s2

Wed August 23, 2017

Skoda aiming for Barum home win Skoda Skoda aiming for Barum home win At Rally Bohemia Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler (CZE/CZE) secured their third consecutive title driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5. At the upcoming Barum Czech Rally Zlín (25/08/–27/08/2017) the Champions will not only face tough competition from teams competing in the Czech Rally Champions...

Barum Rally Preview IRC Barum Rally Preview One of the biggest and best rallies on the international calendar has just got bigger and better with a record 37 R5 cars appearing on the entry list for Barum Czech Rally Zlín, next week’s sixth round of the all-action FIA European Rally Championship. But as well as the outstand...

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