Juho Hanninen believes his Skoda Motorsport team-mate Jan Kopecky will start Barum Czech Rally Zlin with the hopes of a nation on his shoulders.
Kopecky, who hails from Czech Republic, is currently second in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge standings and will be the favourite
to land his first victory in the series on home soil later this month.
Finn Hanninen, who claimed Skoda's maiden IRC win in Russia last month, said: “The pressure will be on Jan because he is a Czech driver in a Czech car and is very quick.
It will be my first time there so I am not expecting anything too much.
"A top-five finish would be good for me.”