Ford driver Václav Pech suffered from the same mishap allowing Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson to move into the lead. But in the sixth stage, the Swedish pair got a puncture as well. They had to drive more than ten kilometres with a flat tyre and lost nearly one and a half minute. While Tidemand / Andersson consequently dropped down to ninth position, ŠKODA teammates Kopecký / Dresler inherited the number one spot again.
On the final day of the rally, Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler controlled their lead in a dominant way and drove to a well-deserved victory. The reigning Czech Rally Champions scored five fastest times in total and are now in a strong position to achieve their target of winning the championship for the third consecutive time.
ŠKODA Motorsport boss Michal Hrabánek was delighted.
At the finish line, Jan Kopecký and co-driver Pavel Dresler celebrated their victory in style.
|2017 Rally Hustopeče – MČR Final Results:|
|1.||Kopecký / Dresler (CZE/CZE)||ŠKODA FABIA R5||1:27:17.5 hrs|
|2.||Pech jun. / Uhel (CZE/CZE)||Ford Fiesta R5||+41.2 min|
|3.||Jakeš / Ehlová (CZE/CZE)||Ford Fiesta R5||+51.5 min|
Number of the day: 13
Since the Rally of Wales 2016 and for more than eight months, ŠKODA Motorsport won in total 13 rallies in a row in both World Rally Championship (WRC2) and Czech Rally Championship (MČR).