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SWRC: Rally Mexico: Czech FNT leg 2 summary

Martin Prokop leads S-WRC cathegory after two legs Martin Prokop and his co-driver Jan Tomanek with Czech Ford National Team's Fiesta S2000 did a great job during the second leg of Rally Mexico 2010 and they will start last day of the rally from...

Martin Prokop leads S-WRC cathegory after two legs

Martin Prokop and his co-driver Jan Tomanek with Czech Ford National Team's Fiesta S2000 did a great job during the second leg of Rally Mexico 2010 and they will start last day of the rally from first position in S-WRC standings.

Day two was the longest of the rally for the crews, as they take on 159km of competitive distance arranged over nine special stages. While the fastest times on special stages achieved mainly drivers, that lost much time on Friday, Czech Ford National Team's crew continued with its steady performace, fighting with Xavier Pons and after the Saturday's second stage they moved ahead of Spaniard in the first position in Super 2000 World Rally Championship (S-WRC) standings. After an uncomfortable day on Friday, when fumes from a fuel leak gave him a constant headache, Martin Prokop was satisfied with his new position on Saturday.

Moreover, Martin Prokop and his co-driver Jan Tomanek have moved up to eight position in overall classification of the rally and Czech driver could reach first points in overall World Rally Championship classification in his career.

Last leg consists from three special stages and only 51.49km competitive kilometres. SS 20 Sauz Seco was cancelled. But it will be also very difficult day. After the recce Martin Prokop told about this stages, that they are really terrifying and maybe the most treacherous roads, that he have in WRC ever seen.

Martin Prokop: "Friday evening we were able to fix most of demages on the car and today morning it looked like everything was fine, the car worked perfectly. I was a little bit angry because we got caught in dust from Xevi's car on some occasions and I couldn't see much, but we're glad to be leading. We aim to keep this position now. It's perfect for us. We are just driving, trying to go fast. It will be difficult tomorrow, but we will try to push but not at any price. Pons himself admitted this afternoon that he was going attacking really hard and took a lot of risks, so it will be difficult. We don't want to risk so much, we would like to earn important points. So we'll see what happens tomorrow."

-source: cfnt

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Series WRC
Drivers Xavier Pons , Jan Tomanek , Martin Prokop