Meeke leads after opening loop

After SS3


By Franck Drui

30 April 2010 - 12:15
Meeke leads after opening loop

Jan Kopecký made it three different winners from three stages by topping the times through the 11.83-kilometre Teror test in his Škoda Fabia Super 2000.

Out front, Kris Meeke continues to lead in his Peugeot UK 207 after setting an identical time to Juho Hänninen.

Meeke’s lead on the fourth round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge after the opening loop of stages stands at 3.7 seconds, with Kopecký now one-tenth of a second behind Hänninen in third.

Bruno Magalhães was fourth but has slipped back to sixth after his 207 was struck down by transmission problems. His misfortune has promoted Guy Wilks and Alberto Hevia into fourth and fifth places respectively.

Wilks dropped time on stage two when his Fabia’s brakes began to fade. He reported that the rear of his car was sliding around too much on stage three.

Overall positions after SS3

01. Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul Peugeot 207 S2000 28m18.6s
02. Hänninen Juho / Markkula Mikko Škoda Fabia S2000 +3.7s
03. Kopecký Jan / Starý Petr Škoda Fabia S2000 +3.8s
04. Viera Alfonso / Perez Victor Ford Focus WRC +10.1s
05. Fuster Miguel / Avińo Ignacio Porche 911 Gt3 +10.7s
06. Wilks Guy / Pugh Philip Škoda Fabia S2000 +13.3s
07. Hevia Alberto / Iglesias Alberto Škoda Fabia S2000 +26.6s
08. Magalhăes Bruno / Magalhăes Carlos Peugeot 207 S2000 +31.0s
09. Vallejo Sergio / Vallejo Diego Ford Fiesta S2000 +34.0s
10. Neuville Thierry / Klinger Nicolas Peugeot 207 S2000 +34.6s
12. Wittmann Franz / Wicha Klaus Peugeot 207 S2000 +42.3s
12. Vinyes Joan / Mercader Jordi Suzuki Swift S1600 +1m20.4s
13. Cima Francisco / Noriega Alejandro Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +1m31.2s
14. Antxustegi Gorka / Suarez Gabriel Suzuki Swift S1600 +1m47.6s
15. Ponce Jose M. / Larrode Carlos BMW M3 +1m58.6s

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