Barum Czech Rally Zlín rookie Andrea Mabellini is on course for a third consecutive win in the arrive-and-drive Clio Trophy by Toksport WRT for MICHELIN-equipped Renault Clio Rally5s.
The Italian has led since Friday night’s superspecial on the streets of host city Zlín and is 1m20.1s ahead of Argentine Paulo Soria.
“It’s been a really difficult day,” said Mabellini. “They are really muddy stages, bumpy but we are enjoying.”
Soria, competing on his second sealed-surface rally, is second followed by Bastien Bergounhe and Ghjuvanni Rossi. However, Yigit Timur retired when he went off the road on SS7.