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PWRC: OMV BIXXOL Rally Mexico after SS11 notes

OMV BIXXOL Rally Teams continue fighting for points o Stepan Vojetch/Michal Ernst defend eighth place o Balasz Benik/Laszlo Bunkoczi move up to tenth place In the morning of day two the OMV BIXXOL Rally Team CZ with Stepan Vojtech and...

OMV BIXXOL Rally Teams continue fighting for points

o Stepan Vojetch/Michal Ernst defend eighth place

o Balasz Benik/Laszlo Bunkoczi move up to tenth place

In the morning of day two the OMV BIXXOL Rally Team CZ with Stepan Vojtech and Michal Ernst was able to defend eighth place in the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship. This even though a tyre damage on SS 10 cost over four minutes. Balasz Benik and Laszlo Bunkoczi of the OMV BIXXOL Rally Team are on the upswing. They moved up one place.

Small stone - big impact

Stepan Vojtech (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) has taken up the fight with the bad road conditions in Mexico. Already on the first special stage of the day he hit a small stone and lost almost ten seconds. On the following stage the stone was a little bigger. Unfortunately, so was the damage. The Czech OMV duo had to change the right front tyre. And the suspension was affected, as well. Vojtech: "We lost over four minutes. Luckily our lead on the next driver is big enough. Thus only our attack on the ones ahead was stopped. Now we also know what to expect in the afternoon: very difficult road conditions. It is a fight on each metre." In the overall standings of the FIA PCar-WRC the OMV BIXXOL Rally Team lies in eighth place with a lead of 2:44,5 on Cypriot Pavlides.

Trouble-free morning

Balasz Benik has found his good humour again. Following the turbo problems on Friday the Hungarian of the OMV BIXXOLRally Team completed three trouble- free special stages on Saturday. His reward: moving up from eleventh to tenth place. Benik: "It is a lot of fun for us. Sometimes the jumps go so high that we only see the heads of the spectators. The time difference to a points-scoring place is very big, of course. But this rally demands many victims, especially in the P-WRC. If we can finish it one or more points are definitely possible."

-credit: omv bixxol

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Series WRC
Drivers Stepan Vojtech , Michal Ernst , Laszlo Bunkoczi