ERC - Kopecký, Magalhães eye hat-tricks

Hat-tricks will be the name of the game for Jan Kopecký and Bruno Magalhães in the FIA European Rally Championship this week.

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Jan Kopecky, 2013 (Imago)

ŠKODA Motorsport driver Kopecký is targeting win number three in this year’s ERC and the third for the Czech manufacturer on SATA Rallye Açores.

Magalhães (Delta Racing Peugeot) can become a three-time winner of the gravel event following victories on the mid-Atlantic archipelago in 2008 and 2010.

Kopecký, the current ERC title-leader, said: “We want to continue our success story and achieve the best possible result in the Açores.

"It will not be simple, because the competition is tough and the stages are tricky. Moreover, the oceanic weather conditions are highly variable. This event is certainly one of the most difficult rallies, but also one of the most beautiful ones.”

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