The 2013 rallying season commences in Austria with the Jänner Rally. Weather conditions are trying as the Skoda Motorsports crew Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler in a ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000 are leading as on Day 1. Four time Intercontinental Rally Challenge runner up
This is 30th Jänner Rally and Kopecký was at the fore in the 139 kms leg which saw tough competition. Changes were expected at every stage specially considering the snow, ice, rain and fog that the racers had to contend with. Losing 20.2 seconds saw Bouffier in second place while Baumschlager is in third position just 18.7 seconds behind.
Stages 2 and 3 were the most difficult while the second part of the rally is on asphalt roads. The final leg of this 109 kms long Jänner Rally is in eight stages with last of them being Saturday’s longest.