1. Central European Rally 2023

WRC #12WRC2 #12WRC2 Challenger #12WRC3 #12WRC Masters Cup #12
25. 10. – 29. 10. 2023, Passau • Central European Rally Event GmbH + ADAC Südbayern e.V. • asphalt 310.01 km • total distance including road sections - 1690.67 km • Other years
#8
Ford Puma Rally1 icon
YX2***
M-Sport Ford WRT
RC1
Final results
3. overall
3. class RC1
3. WRC
Stage results
1. leg Time Pos. km/h
s/km
Overall Pos. after
SS1 Velká Chuchle (2.55 km) 1:51.2 1.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
82.6 km/h
1:51.2 1.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
SS2 Klatovy (8.92 km) 4:16.9 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
125.0 km/h
0.25 s/km
6:08.1 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"It was a bit challenging, there was not too much water but it was wet enough to not get enough temperature in."
SS3 Vlachovo Březí 1 (13.66 km) 7:17.8 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
112.3 km/h
0.70 s/km
13:25.9 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"No story at all... It's difficult to drive, a bit of a challenge"
SS4 Zvotoky 1 (23.81 km) 12:54.3 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
110.7 km/h
0.99 s/km
26:20.2 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
"I'm trying but we are out of options. There's no tools to put the wet setup on this car, so undrivable for me. It's not forgiving at all, it will be a long day."
SS5 Šumavské Hoštice 1 (23.43 km) 13:28.9 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
104.3 km/h
0.66 s/km
39:49.1 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"It's been rough, yeah. Conditions were a bit better so a bit more consistent, but can't say we are really going fast at the moment."
SS6 Vlachovo Březí 2 (13.66 km) 7:23.6 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
110.9 km/h
0.63 s/km
47:12.7 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
SS7 Zvotoky 2 (23.81 km) 13:13.1 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
108.1 km/h
0.74 s/km
1:00:25.8 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"Nothing new, we are just coming through. The conditions are probably still getting worse and worse"
SS8 Šumavské Hoštice 2 (23.43 km) 14:09.7 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
99.3 km/h
0.99 s/km
1:14:35.5 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"We have no gear lever for the last 5-7km. I don't know why it happens to me, probably too much time in the gym!"
2. leg
SS9 Schärdinger Innviertel 1 (15.72 km) 8:27.1 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
111.6 km/h
0.62 s/km
1:23:02.6 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"It's a bit less wet, still very tricky in places, quite many grip chanegs so not much easier [than yesterday]."
SS10 Mühltal 1 (27.15 km) 16:19.0 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
99.8 km/h
0.45 s/km
1:39:21.6 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"We had a puncture in the road section. Wow it was demanding. And this little kick [man-made jump] hybrid gone as well."
SS11 Knaus Tabbert Bayerischer Wald 1 (11.88 km) 7:43.3 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
92.3 km/h
0.41 s/km
1:47:04.9 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
SS12 Schärdinger Innviertel 2 (15.72 km) 8:19.5 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
113.3 km/h
0.29 s/km
1:55:24.4 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"Some places tricky, some muddy places, but we had a clean run."
SS13 Mühltal 2 (27.15 km) 16:24.3 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
99.3 km/h
2:11:48.7 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"I had an OK feeling, I tried a bit more. Next one will be demanding [in the dark]. It was demanding already in the daylight."
SS14 Knaus Tabbert Bayerischer Wald 2 (11.88 km) 8:34.9 13.
8. class RC1

13. WRC
83.1 km/h
2.56 s/km
2:20:23.6 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
Off road
"Previous stage we lost hydraulic pressure, and first hairpin I reverse and next place where it was slippy I had stupid instinct to pull the handbrake and it locked the front wheels."
3. leg
SS15 Böhmerwald 1 (17.25 km) 8:19.0 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
124.4 km/h
0.27 s/km
2:28:42.6 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"All fine. Quite high grip, still some dirt but obviously a lot less than we have seen previously."
SS16 Passauer Land 1 (16.37 km) 8:43.5 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
112.6 km/h
0.43 s/km
2:37:26.1 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"We tried, we tried for sure. Lost the gear knob in the stage so it was a bit challenging, but all good. I try to keep it on because I need it!"
SS17 Böhmerwald 2 (17.25 km) 8:16.9 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
125.0 km/h
0.34 s/km
2:45:43.0 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"The gear level is still there, so we will manage! At the moment powerstage points are worth nothing."
SS18 Passauer Land 2[Power Stage] (16.37 km) 8:49.7 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
111.3 km/h
0.45 s/km
2:54:32.7 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"Podium is always welcome. It's been tough and now with all these junctions it's been difficult to stay on the pace, but still we just had to manage safe today. We did that, and definitely great for everyone in the team."
Overall
WRC
RC1
Entry photos from this event
Models
Ford Puma Rally1
Central European Rally 2023
photo
#8 Tänak O. - Järveoja M.
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