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IRC: Pressure on Kopecky insists Hanninen

Juho Hanninen says he feels the pressure will be firmly on team-mate Jan Kopecky when the Intercontinental Rally Challenge heads to the Czech Republic for the next round of the season.

Kopecky will head into the event lying second in the IRC standings and will be favourite for success on his home event.

Skoda team-mate Hanninen, who took his maiden win in Russia and enjoyed a successful run in the WRC in Finland, said Kopecky should be expected to challenge for victory while his own personal aim will be to try finish inside the top five.

“The pressure will be on Jan because he is a Czech driver in a Czech car and is very quick,” he said. “It will be my first time there so I am not expecting anything too much.

“A top-five finish would be good for me.”



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