IRC Rally Zlin: Spectator fatality halts event, Juho Hanninen wins
Juho Hanninen was declared the winner of Rally Zlin after it was stopped prior to the final stage when a spectator was killed
Event organisers are in the process of issuing a statement but it is understood the deceased was standing in a non-spectator zone when the Subaru Impreza of Czech driver Vaclav Kopacek rolled several times.
But any hopes Kopecky had of fighting back on the next run, Halenkovice, ended when his Fabia Super 2000's engine failed after a handful of kilometres. The stage was subsequently cancelled following Kopacek's accident.
Andreas Mikkelsen was in third overall when a double puncture on the day's first stage dropped him to 10th. He was in eighth place when the rally was stopped.
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