Kopecky leads, Loix storms to first stage best

News after SS9


By Franck Drui

28 August 2010 - 17:53
Kopecky leads, Loix storms to first (...)

Freddy Loix has become the fifth different driver to win a stage on Barum Czech Rally Zlín by topping the times through Saturday’s final stage, the repeat of the 29.09-kilometre Troják test.

Driving a Škoda Motorsport Fabia S2000 Facelift, the Belgian was 6.8 seconds faster than team-mate Jan Kopecký.

Loix’s speed through the rain-hit stage means he moves into second place overall, 28.2s behind Czech hero Kopecký heading into day two. Bryan Bouffier, who survived a minor off, is third with Intercontinental Rally Challenge title-leader Juho Hänninen fourth and defending IRC champion Kris Meeke fifth.

Crews are now heading back to Otrokovice for end of day service.

Overall positions after SS9:

01 Kopecký Jan / Starý Petr Škoda Fabia S2000 1h22m12.7s
02 Loix Freddy / Miclotte Fréderic Škoda Fabia S2000 +28.2s
03 Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier Peugeot 207 S2000 +28.5s
04 Hänninen Juho / Markkula Mikko Škoda Fabia S2000 +35.2s
05 Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul Peugeot 207 S2000 +49.7s
06 Pech Václav / Uhel Petr Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX +1m44.3s
07 Valoušek Pavel / Hrůza Zdeněk Škoda Fabia S2000 +1m55.2s
08 Mikkelsen Andreas / Floene Ola Ford Fiesta S2000 +2m09.6s
09 Wilks Guy / Pugh Phil Škoda Fabia S2000 +2m52.5s
10 Odložilík Roman / Tureček Martin Škoda Fabia S2000 +3m25.0s
11 Kostka Tomáš / Houšť Vít Škoda Fabia S2000 +3m34.4s
12 Orsák Jaroslav / Vajík Karel Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX +3m39.5s
13 Wittmann Franz / Wicha Klaus Peugeot 207 S2000 +4m22.5s
14 Tarabus Jaromír / Trunkát Daniel Ford Fiesta S2000 +4m28.2s
15 Tlusťák Antonín / Škaloud Jan Peugeot 207 S2000 +5m13.0s

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