Woe for Hänninen as Bouffier wins
News after SS5
Jan Kopecký has received a huge boost in his efforts to win Barum Czech Rally Zlín for a second time after Škoda Motorsport team-mate Juho Hänninen suffered a high-speed spin in sixth gear and brushed a tree with the rear of his Fabia Super 2000, falling 30.2s behind the Czech driver.
Despite rain intensifying as the stage progressed, Bryan Bouffier (pictured), who was running fifth on the road, went fastest in his Peugeot 207 to leapfrog from sixth to second in the overall standings.
Kris Meeke is third in his 207 with Hänninen falling to fourth and Freddy Loix fifth. Local driver Roman Kresta dropped out of fifth position after stopping in the stage.
Overall positions after SS5:
|01||Kopecký Jan / Starý Petr||Škoda Fabia S2000||44m14.3s|
|02||Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier||Peugeot 207 S2000||+24.2s|
|03||Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul||Peugeot 207 S2000||+25.9s|
|04||Hänninen Juho / Markkula Mikko||Škoda Fabia S2000||+30.2s|
|05||Loix Freddy / Miclotte Fréderic||Škoda Fabia S2000||+35.5s|
|06||Pech Václav / Uhel Petr||Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX||+37.1s|
|07||Valoušek Pavel / Hrůza Zdeněk||Škoda Fabia S2000||+1m45.3s|
|08||Mikkelsen Andreas / Floene Ola||Ford Fiesta S2000||+1m52.0s|
|09||Orsák Jaroslav / Vajík Karel||Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX||+2m00.6s|
|10||Odložilík Roman / Tureček Martin||Škoda Fabia S2000||+2m15.6s|
|11||Wittmann Franz / Wicha Klaus||Peugeot 207 S2000||+2m28.9s|
|12||Wilks Guy / Pugh Phil||Škoda Fabia S2000||+2m32.5s|
|13||Kostka Tomáš / Houšť Vít||Škoda Fabia S2000||+2m36.2s|
|14||Cronin Keith / McNulty Barry||Proton Satria Neo S2000||+2m57.5s|
|15||Tarabus Jaromír / Trunkát Daniel||Ford Fiesta S2000||+3m05.8s|