One-Two for ŠKODA FABIA R5 drivers at the Kocaeli Rallisi in the final round of the Turkish Rally Championship season ● Five FABIA R5s in Top 7 at the Rally Carapeguá as the Paraguayan Rally Championship draws to a close ● Two more wins in French Rally Cup ● And further FABIA R5 success in Austria, Slovakia and Italy
Vincent Verschueren claims Belgian Rally Championship, while Kris Princen wins Rallye du Condroz-Huy ● Ferenc Vincze Jr claims his first victory in the Hungarian Rally Championship at the Eger Rallye ● There is a One-Two-Three for ŠKODA FABIA R5 drivers at the Rallye National d’Automne La Rochelle in the French Cup ● Derek McGarrity takes another win in Northern Ireland ● Two FABIA R5 drivers finish on the podium at the Lausitz Rallye in Germany
David Bogie just outside the WRC2 podium positions at the Wales Rally GB ● Adrián Díaz wins on ŠKODA FABIA R5 debut at the Rallye San Froilán in Spain ● Three Team FJ FABIA R5s in the Top 4 at the Critérium des Cévennes in France ● And more ŠKODA success in the France, Italy, Switzerland, Wales and Reunion.
Time to celebrate for the team of ŠKODA Motorsport on the podium of Wales Rally GB, the penultimate round of the 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC). Newly crowned WRC2 Champions Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson, driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5, scored a dominant fifth season win in WRC2 category. On their first rally in Wales teammates Juuso Nordgren / Tapio Suominen from Finland finished with a convincing fifth place. Recovering from an off during the first leg, after which their ŠKODA FABIA R5 needed some repairs, Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn gained valuable experience on the Welsh gravel tracks and reached the finish as well. From twelve rallies during the 2017 WRC2 season Tidemand’s victory in Wales was the tenth by a crew driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5.
Mixed emotions for the team of ŠKODA Motorsport at Wales Rally GB, the penultimate round of the 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC). While newly crowned WRC2 Champions Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson, driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5, moved into the lead already on the first stage and built a convincing lead until the end of the first leg, Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn had to retire from second after they rolled their ŠKODA FABIA R5 during the fifth stage. Meanwhile, teammates Juuso Nordgren and Tapio Suominen from Finland demonstrated a steep learning curve. Step by step they improved their speed, eventually moving up to seventh position at the end of the first leg.
The penultimate round of 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) takes the teams to Great Britain for the Wales Rally GB (26-29 October), a gravel event on the forest roads of Wales. This year, there are three ŠKODA Motorsport cars competing.
The Wales Rally GB (26-29 October) is once again the penultimate round of FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and there is no shortage of ŠKODA Customer Teams competing in this event, which takes place on the gravel forest roads of Wales.
The penultimate round of 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC) will see teams head to the UK for the 21-stage, 304-kilometre long Wales Rally GB (26-29 October). This is a rally which can throw up a few surprises, not least through the changeable Welsh weather, which can catch out experienced drivers as much as novices. And there will be a blend of both competing in ŠKODA FABIA R5 cars this year, as old hands and newcomers take on the forest tracks of Wales, along with a local hero who will provide a stern test for the WRC2 stars.