Loix takes lead from Bouffier
News after SS16
Freddy Loix will start the final stage of Barum Czech Rally Zlín with a lead of 3.8s after Bryan Bouffier damaged his Peugeot 207 Super 2000’s left-rear suspension going off the road on the first corner of the penultimate test.
Although the French driver was able to complete the 7.14-kilometre stage, he was unable to prevent Loix from moving into first place in his factory Škoda Fabia S2000.
Juho Hänninen, who won the stage, maintains third place with Kris Meeke fourth in his Peugeot UK 207.
Overall positions after SS16:
1 Freddy Loix (Škoda Fabia S2000) 2h20m44.3s
2 Bryan Bouffier (Peugeot 207 S2000) +3.8s
3 Juho Hänninen (Škoda Fabia S2000) +21.8s
4 Kris Meeke (Peugeot 207 S2000) +1m06.1s
5 Pavel Valoušek (Škoda Fabia S2000) +1m24.5s
6 Andreas Mikkelsen (M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000) +2m22.5s
7 Václav Pech (Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX) +2m48.3s
8 Guy Wilks (Škoda Fabia S2000) +3m34.1s