2011 Czech Rally

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2011 Czech Rally
Barum Rally Zlín 2011
Round 7 of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Host country  Czech Republic
Rally base Zlín
Dates run 26 – 28 August 2011
Stages 15[1] (248.48 km; 154.40 mi)
Stage surface Asphalt
Overall distance 619.73 km (385.08 mi)
Results
Overall winner Czech Republic Jan Kopecký
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport
Crews 112 at start, 77 at finish

The 2011 Czech Rally, officially Barum Rally Zlín 2011, was the seventh round of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) season, and also a round of the European Rally Championship. The fifteen stage asphalt rally took place over 26–28 August 2011. Other than the opening stage on Friday night, all stages were run in daylight.[1]

Introduction[edit]

The rally, which was run for the 41st time, was based in the Moravian town of Zlín. Friday saw the ceremonial start and opening super-special stage running through the streets of Zlín. On Saturday a further eight stages covering 124.04 km (77.07 mi) were run on asphalt with the final six stages, consisting of 115.08 km (71.51 mi) being completed on the Sunday.

Results[edit]

Jan Kopecký took his first win in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for over a year, holding off Freddy Loix by just 1.2 seconds, the closest finish in series history.[2]

Overall[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý Škoda Fabia S2000 2:15:51.7 0.0 25
2. Belgium Freddy Loix Belgium Frédéric Miclotte Škoda Fabia S2000 2:15:52.9 1.2 18
3. Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 2:16:29.1 37.4 15
4. Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Peugeot 207 S2000 2:17:51.3 1:59.5 12
5. Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 2:17:57.4 2:05.7 10
6. Finland Toni Gardemeister Finland Tapio Suominen Škoda Fabia S2000 2:19:34.9 3:43.2 8
7. Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Gareth Roberts Ford Fiesta S2000 2:19:39.1 3:47.4 6
8. Czech Republic Roman Kresta Czech Republic Petr Gross Škoda Fabia S2000 2:20:13.2 4:21.5 4
9. Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Sweden Emil Axelsson Proton Satria Neo S2000 2:20:32.8 4:41.0 2
10. Estonia Karl Kruuda Estonia Martin Järveoja Škoda Fabia S2000 2:20:46.1 4:54.4 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(26–27 August)
SS1 21:15 SSS Zlín 9.36 km Finland Juho Hänninen 7:03.4 79.58 km/h Finland Juho Hänninen
SS2 9:38 Biskupice 1 8.89 km United Kingdom Guy Wilks 4:41.0 113.89 km/h Norway Andreas Mikkelsen
SS3 10:11 Pindula 1 12.95 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 6:41.5 116.11 km/h Czech Republic Jan Kopecký
SS4 10:54 Troják 1 28.69 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 15:49.0 108.83 km/h
SS5 11:37 Semetín 1 11.49 km France Bryan Bouffier 6:30.9 105.82 km/h
SS6 15:00 Biskupice 2 8.89 km Belgium Freddy Loix 4:39.5 114.50 km/h
SS7 15:33 Pindula 2 12.95 km Finland Juho Hänninen 6:37.2 117.37 km/h
SS8 16:16 Troják 2 28.69 km Belgium Freddy Loix
Czech Republic Jan Kopecký
15:44.7 109.33 km/h
SS9 16:59 Semetín 2 11.49 km Belgium Freddy Loix 6:27.1 106.86 km/h
Leg 2
(28 August)
SS10 8:33 Maják 1 22.69 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 12:26.8 109.38 km/h
SS11 9:21 Kudlovice 1 10.48 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 5:28.2 114.95 km/h
SS12 9:54 Halenkovice 1 24.37 km Belgium Freddy Loix 12:51.5 113.72 km/h
SS13 12:12 Maják 2 22.69 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 12:11.6 111.65 km/h
SS14 13:00 Kudlovice 2 10.48 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 5:22.4 117.02 km/h
SS15 13:33 Halenkovice 2 24.37 km Belgium Freddy Loix 12:35.5 116.12 km/h

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rally Itinerary". barum.rally.cz. Barum Rally Zlín. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kopecký wins in Zlín after closest IRC finish". ircseries.com (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). 28 August 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 

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