WRC 2 A FULL 2018
TOUR DE CORSE NEWS: KOPECKÝ AND VEIBY IN 4TH AND 5TH AFTER DRAMATIC TWIST IN SHAKEDOWN.
Tour de Corse News: Kopecký and Veiby in 4th and 5th after Dramatic Twist in Shakedown
Rallying is always full of surprises. Like today, when everyone was sure that Kopecký and Veiby finished the shakedown in 2nd and 3rd place. Then the track, initially damp after yesterday’s heavy rainfalls, dried up. This allowed two Citroën crews (drivers Stéphane Lefebvre and Yoann Bonato) to go much faster than expected and finish in 1st and 2nd place.
This means that in the end, Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler are fourth, with best time 4:17.6, while Ole Christian Veiby with Stig Rune Skjaermœn are fifth, with 4:20.1 time.
Other than the unexpected ending, the shakedown went quite smooth. Drying up track meant that the teams had to fiddle up with the setting a bit, but our drivers were very satisfied with their cars’ performance. “I tried tested some different settings, everything okay. I feel well prepared for the rally”, concluded Kopecký at the service park at the airport of Bastia.
Ole Christian Veiby also feels confident: “My asphalt training on the recent Valašská Rally in Czech Republic paid off, I feel very well on tarmac with my ŠKODA FABIA R5. Now the rally can start”
The customer teams were doing well, too. We would especially like to congratulate Łukasz Pieniążek with co-driver Przemysław Mazur from the team Printsport Oy, who finished the shakedown in the 7th position, close behind our works drivers. Good work!
Tomorrow (Friday 6th April), the rally starts for real, with four special stages covering more than 125 kilometres.
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5 April 2018
Categories: RRM ARGENTINA WRC 18 AÑOS