WRC »

IRC: Loix expects tough fight on Barum Czech Rally Zlin

Freddy Loix: "It will be very difficult [to win again] because there are a lot of quick guys who will take the start. It's Jan Kopecky's home rally and he will be more motivated than ever to win..."
Freddy Loix has conceded that his bid to make it three wins from three starts in this season's Intercontinental Rally Challenge will be a tall order.

The Belgian Loix Barum Czech Rally Zlin today aiming to preserve his 100 per cent winning record at the wheel of his Skoda Motorsport Fabia S2000 Facelift.

Loix, who will be co-driven by countryman Frederic Miclotte, said: "I hope so but I know it will be very difficult because there are a lot of quick guys who will take the start.

"It's Jan Kopecky's home rally and he will be more motivated than ever to win. It will be a big fight with lots of good cars and good drivers. I hope I can fight with them."

The 39-year-old won Barum Czech Rally Zlin in 2008. He prepared for the event with a test last week, which lasted for one and a half days. However, because Miclotte was contesting another rally in Germany, Loix recruited former navigator Isidor Smets to co-drive.

"The first test base was quite quick, the second one bumpy and more technical," said Loix. "I did not drive a lot but we worked very efficiently."



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Fredy Loix - Skoda Fabia S2000  [pic credit: IRC]
Freddy Loix
Fredy Loix   [pic credit: IRC]

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.