European Rally Championship: Kopecky wins Barum Czech Rally Zlin
Jan Kopecky and his navigator Pavel Dresler are the winners of the 47th Barum Czech Rally Zlin, the sixth round of the 2017 European Rally Championship. The factory driver of Škoda Motorsport in the #2 Škoda Fabia R5 is the sixth different winner so far in the ERC season.
At his home event, Kopecky battled mostly against Russian driver Alexey Lukyanuk in a Ford Fiesta R5. After 15 special stages and 205 competitive kilometers, Kopecky’s advantage was 55.5 seconds. Roman Kresta (Škoda Fabia R5) completed a podium, beating his compatriot Tomaš Kostka by three seconds.
Defending two-time European champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz finished fifth in the #1 Ford Fiesta R5, extending his lead in the championship standings with two more events on a calendar.