Third stage win for Valoušek

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By Franck D.

29 August 2010 - 11:14
Third stage win for Valoušek

Pavel Valoušek has claimed his third stage victory on Barum Czech Rally Zlín as the expected rain stayed away from the 13th test of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier.

Driving a factory-assisted Škoda Fabia S2000, Valoušek again made the most of his decision to use a hard-compound dry weather tyre. The Czech also lives close to the rally route and possesses excellent knowledge of the stages.

In the battle for second, Bryan Bouffier has edged clear of Freddy Loix as the Belgian struggled on the mud-coated roads, which became steadily worse as the stage progressed.

The slippery conditions also caught out Václav Pech who slid off the road into a fence and punctured his front-right tyre, which handed sixth place back to stage winner Valoušek.

Jan Kopecký, who was fourth fastest through the Pindula test, leads overall by 26 seconds as crews now head to the regroup in Zlín before the midday service in Otrokovice.

Overall positions after SS13:

Pos.TeamCarTime
01 Kopecký Jan / Starý Petr Škoda Fabia S2000 1h56m07.6s
02 Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier Peugeot 207 S2000 +26.0s
03 Loix Freddy / Miclotte Fréderic Škoda Fabia S2000 +30.5s
04 Hänninen Juho / Markkula Mikko Škoda Fabia S2000 +36.1s
05 Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul Peugeot 207 S2000 +1m11.0s
06 Valoušek Pavel / Hrůza Zdeněk Škoda Fabia S2000 +1m45.3s
07 Pech Václav / Uhel Petr Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX +2m22.7s
08 Mikkelsen Andreas / Floene Ola Ford Fiesta S2000 +2m30.5s
09 Wilks Guy / Pugh Phil Škoda Fabia S2000 +3m20.5s
10 Odložilík Roman / Tureček Martin Škoda Fabia S2000 +4m41.3s
11 Kostka Tomáš / Houšť Vít Škoda Fabia S2000 +4m45.3s
12 Tarabus Jaromír / Trunkát Daniel Ford Fiesta S2000 +5m07.7s
13 Wittmann Franz / Wicha Klaus Peugeot 207 S2000 +5m59.3s
14 Tlusťák Antonín / Škaloud Jan Peugeot 207 S2000 +6m43.5s
15 Peták Josef / Benešová Alena Peugeot 207 S2000 +7m18.1s
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