Barum Czech Rally Day-2 : IRC [2012]




Day 2 of the rally was as exciting as like ever before, although attrition rate was almost like 25%, with only 75 able to make it to the final Day 3. Juho Hanninen lead the rally at the end of the rally, with 3 of the Day's 8 stages, Czech's star driver Jan Kopecky won 2 stages and sits in second place with little over 11s to the rally leader, and Andreas Mikkelsen holds his 3rd overall with nearly half a minute behind the top driver with 3 stage wins. What really impressive here is that all the top 8 cars are Skoda Fabia S2000's, with Subaru Impreza R4 in 9th driven by Andreas Aigner with Ilka Minor [she has co-driven for Henning Solberg in WRC for a few seasons] and a lone Peugeot 207 S2000 makes its way at the final point scoring position in 10th with M Solowow behind the wheel.

Pos. No.
Driver / Co-driver
Vehicle
Pos. SS time
Penalty
Total time Diff.Leader
Diff.Prev.
1 1
FIN

1
Hänninen Juho / Markkula Mikko
Škoda Fabia S2000 
2
1
01:22:57.1 01:22:57.1 00:00:00.0
00:00:00.0
2 3
CZE

2
Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel
Škoda Fabia S2000 
2
2
01:23:08.5 01:23:08.5 00:00:11.4
00:00:11.4
3 4
NOR

3
Mikkelsen A. / Floene Ola
Škoda Fabia S2000 
2
3
01:23:26.5 01:23:26.5 00:00:29.4
00:00:18.0
4 14
CZE

4
Kostka Tomáš / Houšť M.
Škoda Fabia S2000 
2
4
01:23:45.2 01:23:45.2 00:00:48.1
00:00:18.7
5 7
CZE

5
Kresta Roman / Gross Petr
Škoda Fabia S2000 
2
5
01:23:53.8 01:23:53.8 00:00:56.7
00:00:08.6
6 15
IRL

6
Barrable Robert / Loudon Stuart
Škoda Fabia S2000 
2
7
01:25:59.0 01:25:59.0 00:03:01.9
00:02:05.2
7 10
EST

7
Kruuda Karl / Järveoja M.
Škoda Fabia S2000 
2
8
01:26:02.2 01:26:02.2 00:03:05.1
00:00:03.2
8 11
CZE

11
Tarabus J. / Trunkát Daniel
Škoda Fabia S2000 
2
9
01:26:03.3
00:00:20.0
01:26:23.3 00:03:26.2
00:00:21.1
9 20
AUT

10
Aigner Andreas / Minor Ilka
Subaru Impreza Sti R4 
2
10
01:26:29.8 01:26:29.8 00:03:32.7
00:00:06.5
10 12
POL

12
Sołowow M. / Baran Maciej
Peugeot 207 S2000 
2
11
01:26:54.3
00:00:10.0
01:27:04.3 00:04:07.2
00:00:34.5

Results courtesy irc-results.com

Below is the Onboards of Kopecky winning SS5, in his Skoda Fabia S2000. This video gives us to know how tricky the stages are and weather conditions making it even more.



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