2011 Barum Czech Rally Zlín

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The 2011 Barum Czech Rally Zlín 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]

2011 Barum Czech Rally Zlín
Round 7 of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Host country Czech Republic
Rally baseZlín
Dates run26 – 28 August 2011
Stages15[1] (248.48 km; 154.40 miles)
Stage surfaceAsphalt
Overall distance619.73 km (385.08 miles)
Results
Overall winnerCzech Republic Jan Kopecký
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport
Crews112 at start, 77 at finish

IntroductionEdit

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.

ResultsEdit

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]

OverallEdit

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

Special stagesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rally Itinerary" (PDF). barum.rally.cz. Barum Rally Zlín. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Kopecký wins in Zlín after closest IRC finish". ircseries.com. Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 28 August 2011. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2011.

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