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Former ERC champion Kopecký king of the world

Former ERC champion Kopecký king of the world

08/04/2018 18:00

Jan Kopecký, winner of the FIA European Rally Championship in 2013, continued his hugely impressive start to his world series campaign with class victory on Tour de Corse, which finished earlier today.

The ŠKODA Motorsport driver won the WRC2 class on Rallye Monte-Carlo in January and took his first win in Corsica alongside co-driver and fellow Czech Pavel Dresler.

Former ERC Junior Fabio Andolfi finished third, while Team OSCARO-backed Pierre-Louis Loubet, who is also contesting this season’s ERC Junior Under 28 Championship, finished sixth.

Jan Kopecký, winner of the FIA European Rally Championship in 2013, is relishing the prospect of taking on Alexey Lukyanuk in this season’s Czech title battle.

It proved a successful weekend for several FIA European Rally Championship drivers with notable results in Azores, Czech Republic, Poland, Scotland and Slovenia.

Alexey Lukyanuk’s participation on this weekend’s Czech championship Rallye Šumava Klatovy won’t be a one-off as first reported.

Roland Stengg has chosen the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship for the “competition and coverage” it delivers as he embarks on a two-year European campaign.

Rhys Yates will put the experience he gained on his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship debut to good use when he contests a rally in Scotland this weekend.

Round two of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship is officially underway following yesterday’s launch in Las Palmas.