Kopecky, whose SKODA Motorsport team celebrated his and co-driver Pavel Dresler’s standout title success at the completion of Friday’s opening leg, started day two with a commanding lead of 52.9 seconds. Following a near-faultless drive in his Michelin-shod Fabia Super 2000 on Saturday’s seven stages, Kopecký came out on top by a margin 1m55.6s.
“It was a difficult rally for us because we expected dry weather on the first morning but it was raining and we had the hard compound tyre so this was a big challenge,” said Kopecky.
“The challenge was then to stay on the road, we did this and finally things started to come better for us. But I must say this result is not just for me but also for Pavel and the whole team.”
Andreas Aigner got the better of Hermann Gassner Jr in a thrilling battle for second place with the result putting him back on top of the title standings with two rounds remaining.
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