Kopecky closes on Canarias win
|By Matt Beer||Saturday, May 1st 2010, 09:50 GMT|
Jan Kopecky is on course for victory in the Rally Islas Canarias, having held his Skoda team-mate Juho Hanninen at bay through the penultimate loop of stages.
Although Hanninen took four seconds out of Kopecky's lead on SS11, wins on the other two stages this morning allowed Kopecky to maintain a 10s advantage heading for the final three stages of the rally.
Guy Wilks is a lonely third in the Skoda UK car, ahead of top Peugeot driver Bruno Magalhaes.
Peugeot UK's Kris Meeke managed to get ahead of Alberto Hevia for fifth this morning as he charged to try and recover following his Friday puncture, but looks like he will run out of time to catch Magalhaes before the finish.