Second stage best for Kopecký
On Saturday’s opening stage
Jan Kopecký has continued his impressive start to Barum Czech Rally Zlín by winning Saturday’s opening stage, the 9.01-kilometre Biskupice stage.
The factory Škoda Motorsport driver was 2.8s faster than team-mate and Intercontinental Rally Challenge leader Juho Hänninen. Kopecký’s overall advantage is now five seconds.
Bryan Bouffier moves up to third after a strong run through the stage in his Peugeot 207 S2000. Freddy Loix is fourth with Kris Meeke fifth.
Overall positions after SS2
1 Jan Kopecký (Škoda Fabia S2000) 12m17.8s
2 Juho Hänninen (Škoda Fabia S2000) +5.0s
3 Bryan Bouffier (Peugeot 207 S2000) +7.5s
4 Freddy Loix (Škoda Fabia S2000) +8.3s
5 Kris Meeke (Peugeot 207 S2000) +9.0s
6 Thierry Neuville (Peugeot 207 S2000) +12.2s
7 Guy Wilks (Škoda Fabia S2000) +12.5s