One stage later, he set again a dominant fastest time. As on the previous day, the Norwegian ŠKODA factory driver drove again with controlled risk in the fight at the WRC 2 competition, building his lead to more than one minute by the end of the second leg in Bastia.

Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler, ŠKODA FABIA R5, ŠKODA Motorsport. Tour de Corse 2017

In an act of brute force on Friday, Jan Kopecký brought his ŠKODA FABIA R5 across the line without power steering. Despite sore arms and shoulders, the Czech champion delivered excellent times on Saturday that brought him up to seventh place. “Thanks to my mechanics, my ŠKODA FABIA R5 ran perfectly today.”

Still turning in a strong performance on their first tarmac rally are Norwegian youngsters Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn, who currently hold an outstanding fourth place in the WRC 2 category with their privately run ŠKODA FABIA R5.

The final day of the Tour de Corse awaits on Sunday with the special stage from Antisanti to Poggio di Nazza. At around 54 kilometres, it’s the longest tarmac stage the teams will face in the world championship.

Tour de Corse 2018 – průběžné pořadí WRC2 po 2. dnu:
1. Kopecký / Dresler (CZE/CZE) ŠKODA FABIA R5 2:50:31,9 hod
2. Bonato/Boulloud (FRA/FRA) Citroën C3 R5 +1:03,6 min
3. Andolfi/Scattolin (ITA/ITA) ŠKODA FABIA R5 +1:28,6 min
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