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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Watching the results from Bohemia, who is this Szeja guy? Haven't noticed him before but setting some very good times.
    Szeja are two brothers from Poland. They were competing with smaller cars for a few years in Poland (Renault Clio, Ford Fiesta R2, Citroen C2 R2, Honda Civic, etc.). In 2014 they won Polish Ford Fiesta Trophy and decided to switch to group N Subaru Impreza and move to the Czech championship. There they made a significant progress and managed to win Czech group N championship. This year they switched to Ford Fiesta R5 and the progress in their results is even more impressive.

    If you want to see their driving, here are two videos from Bohemia Rally:
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    https://www.facebook.com/Szeja/videos/1362416750479843/
    Day 2:
    https://www.facebook.com/Szeja/videos/1363207230400795/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Kopeckż totally dominant.
    Yes, it's a total domination. I've just read at http://rajdy.autoklub.pl/news/kopeck...mistrzem,77648 that:
    - it was Kopecky's 5th win in a row this year
    - it is Kopecky's 3rd Czech championship in a row
    - it was Kopecky's 15th win in a row.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Z View Post
    Yes, it's a total domination. I've just read at http://rajdy.autoklub.pl/news/kopeck...mistrzem,77648 that:
    - it was Kopecky's 5th win in a row this year
    - it is Kopecky's 3rd Czech championship in a row
    - it was Kopecky's 15th win in a row.
    That is not good for the championship....Czech championship was one of the most attractive and interesting regarding the results...now it just attractive because of a breathtaking car park....

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    Even though Kopeckż keeps winning everything it would be worse without him. Yes, he seems to be unbeatable but on the other hand isn't it strange that a three years retired guy who moreover drives first rally with R5 is second fastest already in his second day? Or how about another retired guy with ancient 206 WRC? I think that it's good to have a benchmark in Kopeckż because others clearly see where they are. Frankly I don't believe that Kopeckż became so much better than he was few years back. Of course he has an advantage in works car, plenty of tests etc. but he used to have same advantage with S2000. I think that the current level of competitors isn't as high as it was back then. Kresta retired, Pech lost one year with GT (I really believe it didn't help him at all to loose one season in which he could drive and develop R5 for himself) and the younger drivers aren't fast enough (or at least consistent enough). Let's hope new generation rises with guys like Mareš, Kupec brothers or Kamenec. I really hope I can see someone who is able to beat Jan before he retires.

    As a spectator of our events I tell You that in the moment Kopeckż is by far the most spectacular driver on our stages and he also brings the real wow effect which comes rarely from the others.
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    Mirek my impression is that Kopecky have developed last 3 years(comparison with Pech)

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    It's a pity Skoda don't have an R2 car where they could create a ladder for young Czech drivers like PSA do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    It's a pity Skoda don't have an R2 car where they could create a ladder for young Czech drivers like PSA do.
    Yes, this is big fail. There was attempt of private Fabia R2, but factory was not helping. Our federation was also in discussion with Skoda factory about some cheap car for motorsport, also without success...

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    Spectacular video from JNK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY2qzVvzo3o
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    First of all, I would like to congratulate with a well-organized rally (maybe it's always this well-organized).
    I was also present at many special stages and I do not think there are many (if any) drivers who would follow Kopecky in this rally.
    But there were also many who drove very well in some places, but what they lack (as you write Mirek) is consistency. I was very impressed with many drivers.
    Again, they have the speed but lack the consistency.

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    In the middle on the wheelchair, that's Petr Gross. It's been nearly 3 years since the accident.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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