After suffering steering problems on the first day, Jan Kopecký was nevertheless satisfied with the final outcome.
The points for seventh place in the WRC 2 classification now put Kopecký in sixth place in the championship.
The Norwegian junior team Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn ran into bad luck on the final day. Tyre damage on the rally’s longest stage ultimately cost them what seemed like a safe fourth place. However, Veiby turned in a commendable performance on his first tarmac rally, moving into fifth place in the WRC 2 table after the Tour de Corse.
Not only can ŠKODA celebrate its fourth win in a row in this year’s WRC 2, Andreas Mikkelsen and Pontus Tidemand (who didn’t compete at the Tour de Corse) now hold a clear lead at the top of the championship table with 50 points each.
|2017 Tour de Corse – WRC2 Final Results:|
|1.||Mikkelsen / Jæger (NOR/NOR)||ŠKODA FABIA R5||3:31:04.1 hrs|
|2.||Suninen / Markkula (FIN/FIN)||Ford Fiesta R5||+1:06.3 min|
|3.||Rossel / Fulcrand (FRA/FRA)||Citroën DS3 R5||+4:46.4 min|