Kaučič won in Idrija, Turk is champion!

What a race we could see this weekend on Rally Idrija, as last event in slovenian rally championship. With win on last two stages, Tomaž Kaučič won after ten years without racing. He and codriver Matjaž Korošak drove Hyundai i20 R5 with which one they will compete also in next season.

Kaučič won ahead Rok Turk in Peugeot 208 T16 who almost lost championship title on first stage on Saturday, where he spun and almost hit into house. But he was the fastest on next stage and three stages in Sunday. He lost lead right on the last stage, but it was still enough for second championship title. He and codriver Blanka Kacin were faster than De Cecco – Campeis (Hyundai i20 R5), who finished on P4. They also lost their position on last stage where crew Nucita – Saluo in Abarth 124 Rally RGT were faster with almost half of minute. Just 6.3 seconds behind De Cecco finished Aleks Humar in Peugeot 208 R2. He was faster than Tim Novak in Opel Adam R2, but it wasn’t enough for third place overall and win in division 2 of slovenian championship. Both places got Tim Novak when he finished on P7, after Hermann Gassner junior in Toyota GT86 CS-R3.

Denis Mrevlje (Peugeot 208 R2) finished right behind Novak on P8 and finished as fifth overall and third in division 2 in slovenian rally championship. Jernej Fakin in the same car retired on last stage due technical issue.

On last two places in top 10 finished both Mlinar’s brothers in the same car, Renault Clio RS. Martin made also one big mistake when he went off road, but on luck he still finished ahead brother Simon. The same positions are also in overall standings of division 3, just first place got Aleš Zrinski already before this race.

In division 1 won Jan Mrak in MG ZR 105, but more important was second place of Jure Jereb in Volkswagen Polo 1.4, who got also second place in overall championship standings in this division ahead Bojan Velkavrh in the same car. This was the only rally for Mrak in this season and title in division 1 already got Martin Štucin before this race, where he finished third.