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Mon September 30, 2013

Bessenyey rewarded for strong pace IRC Bessenyey rewarded for strong pace Zoltan Bessenyey and co-driver Yulianna Nyirfas delivered one of their strongest performances this season at the Croatia Rally this weekend, the tenth round of the European Rally Championship. Behind the wheel of their Eurosol-Honda Civic Type R, the Hungarian duo came second in ...

Sat September 28, 2013

6th ERC win underlines title for Kopecky IRC 6th ERC win underlines title for Kopecky Jan Kopecký marked his first FIA European Rally Championship title triumph* by making it six wins from eight starts in the 2013 ERC with a dominant victory on the Croatia Rally today (Saturday). Kopecký, whose ŠKODA Motorsport team celebrated his and co-driver Pavel Dresler’s...

ERC champ Kopecky claims 6th win Skoda ERC champ Kopecky claims 6th win ŠKODA’s European champion elect*, Jan Kopecký, has added to his already remarkable record with victory at the 40th Rally Croatia. Together with co-driver Pavel Dresler, the exceptional Czech driver claimed his sixth win of the season in the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC). ...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC HR SS13/end - Kopecky wins! @ 02:14 PM - Kopecky wins. Hadik overtakes Humar. Sorry, why wait with the results for over 2hours for just a 1km superspecial? Nothing is going to change there, is it! End results - subject to last road section and scrutineering (after SS13 plus 1km SSS):
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 2h21m26s3;
2nd= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, +1m59s5;
3rd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +2m13s3;
4th= Tsjoen/Casier, Skoda, +3m00s3;
5th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +4m00s3;
6th= Hadik/Kertesz, Subaru, +6m50s2;
7th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +6m59s7;
8th= Saskin/Bruner, Ford(T), +8m03s1;
9th= Trcek/Oslaj, Mitsubishi, +9m53s2;
10th= Bessenyey/Nyirfas, Honda, +10m08s1

IRC HR SS12 - Aigner pulls clear @ 01:38 PM - Aigner increases gap to Gaßner jr from 0.7 to 23.2s within only 2 stages. Tsjoen 2nd fastest, otherwise business as usual. Results after SS12:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 2h04m28s1;
2nd= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, +1m27s9;
3rd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +1m51s2;
4th= Tsjoen/Casier, Skoda, +2m36s3;
5th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +3m37s6;
6th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +5m49s1;
7th= Hadic/Kertesz, Subaru, +5m59s3;
8th= Saskin/Bruner, Ford(T), +6m56s9;
9th= Trcek/Oslaj, Mitsubishi, +8m23s4;
10th= Bessenyey/Nyirfas, Honda, +8m37s2

IRC HR SS11 - Kopecky wins stage @ 01:17 PM - Conditions dry with many wet patches, very tricky. Kopecky has a moment and slightly hits a house, lucky escape. Results after SS11:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h55m44s1;
2nd= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, +1m15s5;
3rd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +1m25s5;
4th= Tsjoen/Casier, Skoda, +2m30s4;
5th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +3m22s3;
6th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +5m14s4;
7th= Hadic/Kertesz, Subaru, +5m27s8;
8th= Saskin/Bruner, Ford(T), +6m18s9;
9th= Bessenyey/Nyirfas, Honda, +7m51s5;
10th= Trcek/Oslaj, Mitsubishi, +7m52s2

IRC HR SS10 - Tsjoen wins stage @ 11:11 AM - Longest stage of the rally. Tsjoen, who took over the driving from Casier today, wins the stage. Gaßner sr has a blown turbo. Results after SS10:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h46m32s3;
2nd= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, +1m05s;
3rd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +1m05s7;
4th= Tsjoen/Casier, Skoda, +2m14s2;
5th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +2m46s4;
6th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +4m30s7;
7th= Hadic/Kertesz, Subaru, +4m42s4;
8th= Saskin/Bruner, Ford(T), +5m11s8;
9th= Bessenyey/Nyirfas, Honda, +7m06s1;
10th= Trcek/Oslaj, Mitsubishi, +7m20s9

IRC HR SS9 - Results delayed @ 10:22 AM - Kopecky wins the stage. But results will be delayed as apparently crews are given notional times for SS8, but notional times of who? Further start of SS10 will be delayed by at least half an hour. Results after SS8:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h29m22s1;
2nd= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, +1m01s9;
3rd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +1m04s6;
4th= Tsjoen/Casier, Skoda, +2m24s6;
5th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +2m51s9;
6th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +3m53s7;
7th= Hadic/Kertesz, Subaru, +4m06s5;
8th= Saskin/Bruner, Ford(T), +4m27s6;
9th= Gaßner sr/Tannhäuser, Mitsubishi, +6m04s;
10th= Bessenyey/Nyirfas, Honda, +6m05s3

IRC HR SS8 - Cancelled, Sebalj out @ 10:15 AM - Stage has been cancelled after Sebalj from 5th crashed. Crew is OK but road is blocked. Only Tlustak, Consani & Saskin finished stage without hold up. Results after some (strange) notional times were applied: Results after SS8:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h20m56s5;
2nd= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, +52s9;
3rd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +58s1;
4th= Tsjoen/Casier, Skoda, +2m16s1;
5th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +2m45s5;
6th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +3m26s1;
7th= Hadic/Kertesz, Subaru, +3m41s8;
8th= Saskin/Bruner, Ford(T), +4m12s;
9th= Gaßner sr/Tannhäuser, Mitsubishi, +5m28s8;
10th= Prodan/Drazenovic, Citroen, +5m31s3

Fri September 27, 2013

Kopecky with big lead in Croatia IRC Kopecky with big lead in Croatia Jan Kopecký completed leg one of the Croatia Rally by celebrating winning the FIA European Rally Championship for the first time*. Kopecký’s ŠKODA Motorsport team has officially acknowledged his and co-driver Pavel Dresler’s standout achievement after they added a further sev...

Skoda driver Kopecky confirms ERC title Skoda Skoda driver Kopecky confirms ERC title ŠKODA rally driver Jan Kopecký and his co-driver Pavel Dresler have won the European Rally Championship* for ŠKODA with races to spare. Regardless of the outcome of the on-going Rally Croatia, at which the duo is currently in the lead at the end of day one, the Czech pair have al...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC HR leg1 - Clear lead for Kopecky now @ 05:14 PM - A bit more of the normal order now. May I just say I love the name of this stage: Brest2 Results after leg1 (SS7):
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 1h11m32s5;
2nd= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, +52s9;
3rd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +58s1;
4th= Casier/Tsjoen, Skoda, +2m16s1;
5th= Sebalj/Klinc, Skoda, +2m28s;
6th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +2m42s8;
7th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +3m23s4;
8th= Hadic/Kertesz, Subaru, +3m39s1;
9th= Saskin/Bruner, Ford(T), +4m09s3;
10th= Gaßner sr/Tannhäuser, Mitsubishi, +4m48s2

IRC HR SS6 - Kopecky takes lead @ 03:41 PM - Kopecky now has the sole lead. Gaßner jr fighting with Aigner now for 2nd. Sebalj overtakes Lategan for 5th. Results after SS6:
1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, 55m51s3;
2nd= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, +17s6;
3rd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +23s2;
4th= Casier/Tsjoen, Skoda, +1m33s;
5th= Sebalj/Klinc, Skoda, +1m47s5;
6th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +2m00s4;
7th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +2m13s8;
8th= Hadic/Kertesz, Subaru, +2m43s5;
9th= Saskin/Bruner, Ford(T), +3m04s2;
10th= Prodan/Drazenovic, Citroen, +3m09s3

IRC HR SS5 - Tie for the lead @ 03:10 PM - Conditions drier and more of the expected people at the front. Stage win for Kopecky, who now ties with Aigner for the lead. Results after SS5:
=1st= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, 47m17s3;
=1st= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +0s;
3rd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +9s1;
4th= Casier/Tsjoen, Skoda, +1m14s5;
5th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +1m29s3;
6th= Sebalj/Klinc, Skoda, +1m39s6;
7th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +1m43s3;
8th= Hadic/Kertesz, Subaru, +2m14s6;
9th= Prodan/Drazenovic, Citroen, +2m34s5;
10th= Saskin/Bruner, Ford(T), +2m45s5

IRC HR SS4 - Longest stage of day @ 11:59 AM - And at last a convincing stage win by Kopecky, though Aigner stays in the lead. Neubauer crashed out. As many low entry numbers are in top10 at the moment, results will be delayed. Results after SS4:
1st= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, 38m04s4;
2nd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +10s5;
3rd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +14s7;
4th= Casier/Tsjoen, Skoda, +1m06s3;
5th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +1m19s8;
6th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +1m29s7;
7th= Sebalj/Klinc, Skoda, +1m30s9;
8th= Hadic/Kertesz, Subaru, +1m55s2;
9th= Prodan/Drazenovic, Citroen, +1m57s7;
10th= Barbu/Baltador, Citroen, +2m07s

IRC HR SS3 - Bonnefis out @ 10:24 AM - Stage has been stopped following an accident for Germain Bonnefis. Top2 remain the 2 gN cars with Kopecky moving into 3rd. Beyond top5 crews were given notional times. Results after SS3:
1st= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, 21m25s;
2nd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +10s2;
3rd= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +29s1;
4th= Casier/Tsjoen, Skoda, +54s1;
5th= Barbu/Baltador, Citroen, +1m02s1;
6th= Neubauer/Ettel, Suzuki, +1m03s6;
7th= Sebalj/Klinc, Skoda, +1m07s5;
8th= Prodan/Drazenovic, Citroen, +1m10s6;
9th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +1m13s;
10th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +1m13s7

IRC HR SS2 - GroupN stars @ 09:55 AM - Surprisingly Aigner leads from Gaßner jr, both about 20s faster than the fastest S2000. I didn't bother with Thursday action as this was just a stadion superspecial. Overnight leader Sebalj promptly dropped to 16th this morning. Results after SS2:
1st= Aigner/Watzl, Subaru, 11m55s2;
2nd= Gaßner jr/Mayrhofer, Mitsubishi, +2s9;
3rd= Casier/Tsjoen, Skoda, +21s1;
4th= Barbu/Baltador, Citroen, +22s2;
5th= Neubauer/Ettel, Suzuki, +23s7;
6th= Kopecky/Dresler, Skoda, +26s6;
7th= Prodan/Drazenovic, Citroen, +30s7;
8th= Lategan/White, Skoda, +33s1;
9th= Humar/Rus, Renault, +33s8;
10th= Novak/Ocvirk, Skoda, +38s9

Wed September 25, 2013

Skoda's title race Skoda Skoda's title race With five wins, a second and a third place from their seven ERC starts so far this year, ŠKODA works driver Jan Kopecký and his co-driver Pavel Dresler have set their sights on more points at this weekend’s 40th Rally Croatia in the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC). The asph...

Countdown begins for Bessenyey IRC Countdown begins for Bessenyey After the Polish gravel, the tenth round of the European Rally Championship is all about the lightning quick Croatian tarmac. The 40th Croatia Rally takes place this weekend around the holiday resort of Porec, 249 kilometres from Zagreb. But despite its idyllic setting, nestle...

Sun September 22, 2013

Full Rally Croatia Preview IRC Full Rally Croatia Preview ERC Heroes get set for Croatia asphalt spectacular With the dust still settling following Poland's action-packed FIA European Rally Championship counter last week, the focus switches to Croatia as ERC Super September concludes on the country’s spectacular Adriatic coast. ...

Fri September 20, 2013

Packed entry in Croatia IRC Packed entry in Croatia ERC Super September concludes in Croatia next week with a packed 98-car entry lining up for round 10 of the FIA European Rally Championship. ...

Tue July 16, 2013

Porec SSS to be a Croatia Rally highlight IRC Porec SSS to be a Croatia Rally highlight An exciting two-by-two superspecial stage based in host town Poreč will be one of the highlights of the Croatia Rally, organisers have confirmed. ...

Mon June 24, 2013

Croatia Rally unveils logo and location IRC Croatia Rally unveils logo and location The new logo of CROATIA RALLY 2013 has been approved; the tenth round of the 2013 European Rally Championship will take place from September 26th to 28th in Croatia with its headquarter based in Poreč, one of the most beautiful place on the Adriatic coast. The city has touri...

Thu June 20, 2013

New web site for ERC Rally Croatia IRC New web site for ERC Rally Croatia The Croatia Rally, round 10 of the FIA European Rally Championship, has launched a new website for September’s Tarmac spectacular. ...

Sun June 2, 2013

New base for ERC Croatia Rally IRC New base for ERC Croatia Rally The Croatia Rally, round 10 of the FIA European Rally Championship, will get a new base when it takes place from 26-28 September. ...

Tue February 12, 2013

Date changes for Croatia and Poland IRC Date changes for Croatia and Poland There will be Serious Competition Ahead in the FIA European Rally Championship during the month of September when three rounds take place over an exciting five-week period.   Super September will consist of the ERC rallies in Czech Republic, Poland and Croatia and is the result...

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