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Skoda for the first time in history benefited a title in IRC

For three stages to finish the Czech brand any more dosjagaema in offset of producers.

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On succession of events the Czech stage reminded a thriller. And, the main events deployed in its final phase. So, the unconditional favourite of 9th stage IRC Barum Czech Rally Zlin, a Czech of Jan Kopetski, was in the lead the race most part, and, with comfortable enough lift-off. But all for four spetsuchastka to finish Jan did not keep the Fabia S2000 in turning movement and took off from a line, thereby said goodbye to a victory on house race and seriously worsening the chances in scrambling for a title of the champion.

After self-elimination Yana in leaders Brian Buffe on Peugeot 207 S2000, but only on two spetsuchastka escaped. On penultimate ÑÓ16 the position ¹1 is won back by Fredi Lojks on Fabia S2000 with a lift-off of all in 3,8 seconds. On a final SOU of Brian in attempt to pull out a victory, but takes off in one of turning movements. As it appeared departure happened not because of a crew error, and in corollary of breakdown of a water pump! The cooling liquid which has rushed from it, got directly on wheels of their Peugeot because of what the car lost stsepelenie with a line and flied from a line. The blessing emergency appeared not strong.

the Crew localised breakdown and even reached finish, truth, lost on it almost seven minutes and, naturally, every chance on worthy result. Though on the first stage of a podium of Brian Buffe nevertheless mounted, after all it became the first in European championship offset on rally which entered and in the Czech stage IRC.

And here the winner of absolute offset in interkontinentalnom rallijnom superiority - Fredi Lojks - in three races for Skoda brought to Czechs already the third victory. Second the factory pilot of Skoda and the leader of the championship of Juho Hjanninen here finished. Though in the beginning of race of Juho quite could supplement the list descended, its departure was enveloped by only cosmetic damages of its car. ; ;

on the third stage of a podium acting champion Chris Mik had Every chance, but on the same final spetsuchastke its Peugeot 207 S2000 because of problems with transmission appeared monoprivodnym.

Thanks to it local pilot Pavel Valushek on Skoda Fabia S2000 became the third in Czechia. Thus, it already the fifth stage in a season on which all three prize-winning places belongs to pilots of Skoda, as well as the first in the history of the brand, a title in offset of producers. The nearest persecutor of Peugeot even if arranges doubles at the remained stages, bypass Czechs cannot, after all to offset there are seven best results on a course ñåçîíà. ; ; ; ;

Foto:Skoda and IRC