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WITHIN A WHISKER OF VICTORY: ŠTAJF/JANECEK FIFTH WITH THE POLO GTI R5.
Within a whisker of victory: Štajf/Janeček fifth with the Polo GTI R5.
The Polo GTI R5 enjoyed a strong result on its debut in customer hands: Vojtěch Štajf/Karel Janeček (CZ/CZ) narrowly missed out on victory in the first start for Volkswagen’s new customer race car at the Prague Rally Sprint. Competing as Racing 21, Štajf/Janeček, in the car run by the BRR Baumschlager Rallye & Racing team, finished fifth in the Rally Sprint, just 6.1 seconds behind the winning duo of Martin Koči/Radovan Mozner jr. (SK/SK, Škoda). Going into the final special stage, Štajf/Janeček had opened a lead of over 13 seconds and looked set to claim the first win for the Polo GTI R5. However, they were forced to give up on this dream when a mistake saw them hit a kerb, costing them valuable time. Štajf/Janeček also came close to claiming a first stage win for a Volkswagen customer team on stage four, finishing just four tenths of a second off the top time on what, at 10.86 kilometres, was the rally’s longest stage.
A little over a week after the delivery of the first car, the Prague Rally Sprint represented the first competitive outing for a Polo GTI R5 in customer hands. The Polo GTI R5 had previously demonstrated its speed on gravel and tarmac at the Rally Spain in October, at which Petter Solberg/Veronica Engan (N/N) and Eric Camilli/Benjamin Veillas (F/F) both won special stages.
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4 December 2018
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