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Former ERC champion Kopecký a (Czech) champion again

Former ERC champion Kopecký a (Czech) champion again

09/07/2017 12:00

Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler will be national champions for a third season running when the FIA European Rally Championship visits their native Czech Republic next month.

Subject to final confirmation, the ŠKODA Motorsport aces cannot be caught in the battle for the 2017 Czech title following their success on Rally Bohemia recently.

“Jan and Pavel are the absolute benchmark in the Czech Rally Championship and congratulations to the whole ŠKODA team for this great result,” said ŠKODA Motorsport boss Michal Hrabánek.

Kopecký won the ERC title in 2013 and has gone on to achieve success in the world and Asia-Pacific championships as well as in his domestic series in factory-backed ŠKODAs.

Meanwhile, Barum Czech Rally Zlín takes place from 25-27 August. Before then, however, the ERC will be in Poland for Rally Rzeszow from 3-5 August.

Filip Mareš has earned the support of one of Czech Republic’s best ever rally drivers following his impressive maiden season in the FIA European Rally Championship.

Romain Dumas is swapping the stages of the FIA European Rally Championship for the 6.120-kilometre Circuito da Guia, venue of this week’s FIA GT World Cup.

Dávid Botka continued his strong end-of-season run with fifth place on Rallye Waldviertel in Austria last weekend.

Castrol Ford Team Turkey’s run of success in the FIA European Rally Championship is set to continue in 2018 when the Istanbul squad embarks on its third successive ERC campaign.

Julian Wagner had not one but three reasons to celebrate at the finish of Rallye Waldviertel on Saturday evening.

Raimund Baumschlager, who guided Marijan Griebel to the inaugural FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship crown this season, has extended his record-breaking tally of Austrian rally titles to 14 following his success on Rallye Waldviertel today.