Lack of gravel running worries Kopecký

"My last gravel rally was a long time ago"


By Franck D.

27 February 2010 - 20:18
Lack of gravel running worries (...)

Jan Kopecký fears his lack of recent experience on gravel will rule out a shot at victory on the second round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in Brazil next week.

The Škoda Motorsport driver hasn’t competed on a gravel event since he finished second to team-mate Juho Hänninen on Rally Russia last July.

He said: “My last gravel rally was a long time ago so it won’t be easy. For sure I would like to fight for the first position but I have to finish and not make any mistakes.”

Kopecký, from Czech Republic, prepared for Rally Internacional de Curitiba with a three-day test in Sardinia earlier this month.

“We had a good test in Sardinia and worked a lot on the suspension. We drove for three days so that was good because we had a lot of time in the car,” he said.

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