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Reigning Czech national champion Jan Kopecky won the Cesky Krumlov, nearly 40 seconds ahead of his official Skoda Favia R5 teammate Pontus Tidemand, their second 1-2 result of the year in that country.  Vaclav Pech retired his Porsche 911 GT3 at half way when third.

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Umberto Scandola won the gravel surfaced Italian CIR championship Rally Adriatico in his Fabia R5, leading from start to finish.  Championship leader Paulo Andreucci was fifth.

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Dubai driver Rashid Al-Ketbi won Rally Bulgaria, round in the Eastern Europe zone of the European Rally Trophy, beating an otherwise all-Bulgarian entry.  After several years held in mountains near to Sofia, including once as a world championship rally, this event moved this year to the hills behind the Black Sea, and based at Varna. He was the first non-European driver to win this historic event.

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Julien Maurin drove his Fabia R5 to win the French gravel championship Rallye Terre du Diois, nearly two minutes ahead of the Citroen C4 WRC of Jean-Marie Cuoq.

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Brendan Reeves was the overall winner of the two-part Australian championship National Capital Rally based at Canberra.  He finished second on the first day behind fellow Subaru driver Simon Evans who then went off the road on Day 2.  It was only the third rally in two years for the former Pirelli WRC Star Driver Reeves.  After two rallies, Evans leads Harry Bates and Molly Taylor in the series.

- Martin Holmes

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