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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...

Sun August 20, 2017

Tänak seals second victory WRC Tänak seals second victory Estonian wins ADAC Rallye Deutschland as Ogier regains WRC title lead. Ott Tänak, who broke his career duck with victory in Italy in June, drove his Ford Fiesta to a 16.4sec victory over Andreas Mikkelsen at ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Sébastien Ogier finished third to move 1...

Mikkelsen runner-up in Deutschland Citroen Mikkelsen runner-up in Deutschland Following a stylish, controlled performance, Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger grabbed second place for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT at Rallye Deutschland. A strong weekend for the team was rounded off by Craig Breen and Scott Martin, who finished fifth for the sixth time thi...

Tänak takes momentous win Ford Tänak takes momentous win M-Sport secured an historic and momentous victory at this weekend's ADAC Rallye Deutschland - Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja powering their Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC to the team's first ever win on German soil. Another double podium also saw Sébastien Ogier and ...

Sat August 19, 2017

37 R5 cars in Barum - preview General 37 R5 cars in Barum - 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 outst...

Ostberg for ERC after quitting Gemany? IRC Ostberg for ERC after quitting Gemany? Mads Østberg could return to the FIA European Rally Championship when Rally di Roma Capitale makes its first appearance in the series in September. The world championship star led Rally Rzeszow in his Adapata Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5, dropped back with a powersteering issue a...

Wed August 9, 2017

WRC Calendar 2018: no NZ WRC WRC Calendar 2018: no NZ Rally New Zealand unlikely to return to 2018 World Rally Championship. Rally New Zealand organisers today said that it is unlikely that the event will return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar next year. Latest discussions with the FIA and the World Rally Championship...

Sat August 5, 2017

Pirelli returns to ERC lead IRC Pirelli returns to ERC lead Pirelli's reigning European Rally Champion, Kajetan Kajetanowicz, has returned to the top of the overall classification thanks to a second-place finish on his home Rally Rzeszow in Poland. Pirelli-equipped drivers again proved their supremacy on the all-asphalt round five of ...

ERC Rzeszow post rally press conference IRC ERC Rzeszow post rally press conference ERC RALLY RZESZOW POST-EVENT PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT; FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 5 of 8; Rally Rzeszow, 3-5 August; Present: Bryan Bouffier/Gilbert Dini, Gemini Clinic Rally Team, first position; Kajetan Kajetanowicz/Jarek Baran, LOTOS Rally Team,...

Bouffier wins, Kajetanowicz leads ERC IRC Bouffier wins, Kajetanowicz leads ERC Kajetan Kajetanowicz’s bid to become the first driver to win the FIA European Rally Championship three years running is alive after he moved into the title lead with second place on his home event, Rally Rzeszow, as Bryan Bouffier made it five winners from five ERC rounds with hi...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC PL SS11 - End @ 02:51 PM - Bouffier wins. It is his 5th win, being a regular to the Polish championship. Local Kajetanowicz is happy with 2nd for taking the lead of the ERC. Final results (after SS10)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h58m58s6;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +38s5;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +55s6;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m08s;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m45s1;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m24s;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +3m14s1;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +3m38s;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +4m38s8;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +4m42s9

IRC PL SS10 @ 02:08 PM - Bouffier fastest with Suarez 2nd. Though most drivers seem to be going for a finish now. Just one stage to go. Results after SS10:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h48m03s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +43s8;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +52s2;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m07s8;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m45s9;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m03s5;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +3m;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +3m18s1;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +4m20s4;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +4m33s9

IRC PL SS9 @ 01:03 PM - Another stage win for Bouffier. Everybody seems to go for a finish where they are now. Magalhaes passes Kasperczyk again in a battle for 9th. Results after SS9:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h38m58s4;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +34s1;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +47s1;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m05s7;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m41s5;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m02s1;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m46s6;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +3m05s;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +4m13s1;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +4m14s6

IRC PL SS8 @ 10:14 AM - Bouffier wins stage and extends lead. Surprisingly Ostberg did not start SS8, following his previous comments that he doesn't enjoy the rally at all and he feels scared. Results after SS8:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h26m10s7;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +30s5;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +42s8;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m05s1;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m30s5;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m52s;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m32s;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +2m49s3;
9th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +3m46s7;
10th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +3m51s3

IRC PL SS7 @ 09:36 AM - Surprise stage win for Suarez. Meanwhile Ostberg sounds very negative, he doesn't enjoy the rally at all and is scared of the car on fast asphalt between trees - it is this car he will use in Rallye Deutschland! Magalhaes moves up 2 places. Results after SS7:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h16m04s5;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +20s9;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +34s4;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +57s4;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m17s8;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m33s6;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m10s5;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +2m31s3;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +3m17s4;
10th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +3m19s9

IRC PL SS6 @ 08:26 AM - Quite a dramatic start to day2. Ostberg lost near 3min with a front left puncture early in the stage. He is now down in 12th. Gryazin went off in a slow, slippy corner. Results after SS6:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h06m56s9;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +18s8;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +31s4;
4th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +51s9;
5th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +59s1;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m40s;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m04s3;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +2m22s1;
9th= Kaspeczyk/Syty, Ford, +3m03s4;
10th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +3m06s6

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