Whether young or experienced, it seems drivers are always fast in a ŠKODA FABIA R5. That was certainly the case at the Rallye Monte Carlo where a teenager making his first start at this event and an experienced veteran driving here for the twentieth time both managed to steer their ŠKODAs onto the podium.
Most professional rally drivers couldn’t think of a better birthday present than a maiden victory at the Rallye Monte Carlo. And for Jan Kopecký, a five-time Czech rally champion and former European and Asia-Pacific championship winner, that dream came true this weekend after twelve years and seven appearances at the most famous event on the rallying calendar.
The Rallye Monte Carlo is perhaps the most iconic event on the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar. But as well as prestige, it also offers drivers some totally unique challenges too.
When successful rally racers thank their fans, it can make for a captivating spectacle. This is precisely what happened at the end of last year when ŠKODA Motorsport delighted its fans with an entertaining, high-octane video.
ŠKODA returns to the Rallye Monte Carlo once more in 2018 after a long and rich history at what is perhaps the most iconic rally in the world.
The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is back and the traditional curtain-raiser event, the Rallye Monte Carlo (22 to 28 January), sees the same number of ŠKODA FABIA R5 crews taking part as last year. But the line-up of drivers is almost completely different as a new, youthful ŠKODA Motorsport works team line-up gets its first taste of the action.
The ŠKODA Motorsport team ended the mega-successful 2017 season in style with the FABIA R5 in Prague’s Old Town. It set out on its last “race” of the year just a few days before Christmas Eve.
The 2017 season has been the most successful season of motorsport in ŠKODA history. The ŠKODA FABIA R5 drivers have won no fewer than five highly prized international championships this season as well as securing thirteen national titles as well.