Botka over halfway to becoming ERC2 champion
Dávid Botka has enjoyed another great day in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, and the Hungarian driver is now over halfway to becoming ERC2 champion.
Botka has run first on the road all day, and was therefore the first to find all the incredibly slippery morning sections – making his performance on leg two of the Rallye International du Valais even more exceptional, as he set four fastest stage times.
Vojtěch Štajf has struggled to find his normal rhythm after the unsettling corner-cutting incident in Free Practice that ripped a front wheel off his Subaru Duck Czech National Team Impreza WRX STI. Attacking such demanding stages after such a major rebuild was not ideal, and despite more issues like boiling brakes, lost pace notes and brushes with the scenery, the Czech driver set three fastest times today. However, in the race for the ERC2 title, Štajf is 1m00.8s behind Botka.
Tibor Érdi remains third, having struggled with gear-selection problems in his Mitsubishi.