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    From the Archives: Esapekka Lappi leaves his mark on debut at 2012 Rally Poland

    The reigning WRC2 champion Esapekka Lappi has impressed this year in his first season driving in the main WRC category in the FIA World Rally Championship. His rise to the top of rallying is all the more impressive when you remember that it is just five short years since he made his breakthrough on the international rallying scene at the Rally Poland.

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    From the Archives: Two ŠKODA OCTAVIA WRCs in top 6 at the 2002 Rally Argentina

    Fifteen years ago, the Rally Argentina was the sixth round of the 2002 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season and was the first event of the year which saw teams heading outside Europe. Finnish driver Toni Gardemeister was one of the ŠKODA works drivers back then and – along with his co-driver Paavo Lukander – he was driving a ŠKODA OCTAVIA WRC Evo2 car in the main WRC category.

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    From the Archives: ŠKODA through the years at the WRC Rally Mexico

    The Rally Mexico first joined the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar in 2004 and apart from missing out on the schedule in 2009 because of rotation, has been ever present since then. The event’s location has meant that European-based teams have not always made the long journey to take part. That has been the case for ŠKODA Motorsport too, with the various Fabia incarnations only appearing five times to date. But there have nevertheless been some notable performances.

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    From the Archives: ŠKODA FABIA S2000s shone at the Rally Sweden 2012

    As with this season, back in 2012 the Rally Sweden was also the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and as now it saw drivers taking on the unique challenges of the only real winter rally of the WRC calendar. Five years ago, Volkswagen Motorsport competing with two ŠKODA FABIA S2000s, whilst current ŠKODA works driver Pontus Tidemand was also taking part in the same car. It proved to be a memorable event for all of them.

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