IRC: Kopecky takes closest ever IRC victory

The 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge now continues later this month with Rallye Sanremo, which runs from 22-24 September.

Canon Mecsek Rallye - Top ten IRC positions (after day two):

1. Jan Kopecky /Petr Stary Skoda Fabia S2000 2h00m06.7s
2. Thierry Neuville /Nicolas Gilsoul Peugeot 207 S2000 +0.08s
3. Freddy Loix /Frederic Miclotte Skoda Fabia S2000 +1m00.0s
4. Bryan Bouffier /Xavier Panseri Peugeot 207 S2000 +1m25.6s
5. Hermann Gassner Jr /Timo Gottschalk Skoda Fabia S2000 +2m32.5s
6. Gyorgy Aschenbrenner /Piko Zsuzsa Ralliart Lancer Evo IX +2m38.2s
7. Toni Gardemeister /Tapio Suominen Skoda Fabia S2000 +3m05.6s
8. Robert Butor /Igor Bacigal Peugeot 207 S2000 3m16.8s
9. Bruno Magalhaes /Paulo Grave Peugeot 207 S2000 +3m51.7s
10. Beppo Harrach /Andreas Schindlbacher Ralliart Lancer Evo IX 2m38.2s

IRC Production Cup: Gyorgy Aschenbrenner /Piko Zsuzsa (Ralliart Lancer EIX R4)
IRC 2WD Cup: Stefano Albertini /Simone Scattolin (Renault Clio R3)

IRC Drivers' standings (after round 8 of 11) – Top 10:*

1. Jan Kopecky 120pts
2. Freddy Loix 103pts
3. Juho Hanninen 98pts
4. Thierry Neuville 78pts
5. Bryan Bouffier 73pts
6. Andreas Mikkelsen 58pts
7. Guy Wilks 47pts
8. Toni Gardemeister 34pts
9. Hans Weijs 18pts
10. Bruno Magalhaes 16pts

* denotes best seven scores count

Manufacturers' standings (after round 8 of 11):

1. Skoda 285pts
2. Peugeot 199pts
3. M-Sport 70pts
4. Ralliart 67pts
5. Subaru 61pts
6. Proton 33pts
7. Honda 31pts
8. Abarth 14pts

Related Pictures

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Freddy Loix /Frederic Miclotte. Skoda Fabia S2000. Canon Mecsek Rallye. Hungary. [Pic credit: Skoda]
Thierry Neuville /Nicolas Gilsoul. Peugeot 207 S2000. Canon Mecsek Rallye. Hungary. [Pic credit: IRC]
Jan Kopecky/Petr Stary. Skoda Fabia S2000. Canon Mecsek Rallye. Hungary. [Pic credit: Skoda].
Jan Kopecky. Skoda Fabia S2000. Canon Mecsek Rallye. Hungary. [Pic credit: IRC]

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