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ERC: Kopecky wins in Austria

Former world championship star Francois Delecour was seventh in a Kronos-run Peugeot. The Frenchman had a spin on Saturday's second stage and then lost more ground with a puncture.

Czech driver Jaroslav Orsak took eighth despite a scare prior to the final stage when his Mitsubishi refused to fire after he stopped to rectify a throttle glitch. Jaromir Tarabus overcame electrical and intercom gremlins to finish ninth with Pavel Valousek completing the top 10 after Jan Cerny dropped out with a broken differential on the final stage. Rallying legend Stig Blomqvist finished 12th.

Meanwhile, promising Austrian Hannes Danzinger recovered from a penultimate stage puncture to win the ERC 2WD Championship classification in a Renault Clio R3. Hermann Neubauer had been in contention until he retired with a damaged wheel.

The ERC now continues next month with round two, Rally Liepâja-Ventspils in Latvia, running from 1-3 February.



Jannerrallye - Top ten positions (after SS18)

1. Jan Kopecky /Pavel Dresler Skoda Fabia S2000 2h35m45.3s
2. Bryan Bouffier /Olivier Fournier Peugeot 207 S2000 +0.5s
3. Raimund Baumschlager /Klaus Wicha Skoda Fabia S2000 +1m18.1s
4. Václav Pech /Peter Uhel MINI John Cooper Works S2000 +2m47.0s
5. Beppo Harrach /Leopold Welsersheimb Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4 +3m31.8s
6. Kajetan Kajetanowicz /Jaros³aw Baran Subaru Impreza STI R4 +3m32.9s
7. François Delecour /Dominique Savignoni Peugeot 207 S2000 +5m21.2s
8. Jaroslav Orsák /David Šmeidler Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +6m33.7s
9. Jaromír Tarabus /Daniel Trunkát Skoda Fabia S2000 +7m56.0s
10. Pavel Valoušek /Lukáš Kostka Peugeot 207 S2000 +8m11.8s

ERC Production Car Cup: Beppo Harrach /Leopold Welsersheimb (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4)
ERC 2WD Championship: Hannes Danzinger /Kathi Wüstenhagen (Renault Clio R3)




Related Pictures

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Jan Kopecky [Pic credit: FIA ERC]
Jan Kopecky - Skoda Fabia S2000 [Pic credit: FIA ERC]
Hannes Danzinger /Kathi Wüstenhagen. Renault Clio R3. Jännerrallye [Pic credit: ERC]
Beppo Harrach /Leopold Welsersheimb. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4. Jännerrallye [Pic credit: ERC]
Jan Kopecky /Pavel Dresler. Skoda Fabia S2000. Jännerrallye [Pic credit: ERC]

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