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    WRC Poland: Double lead for ŠKODA in WRC2

    The ŠKODA FABIA R5 proved again to be the benchmark in WRC2 category at the eighth round of the World Rally Championship (WRC) in Poland. Norwegian youngster team Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn in the private Printsport ŠKODA FABIA R5 are leading with 5.1 seconds ahead of the factory team Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson. The talented Veiby currently is leading the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) for MRF ŠKODA. With a win at Rallye Poland he could move into second overall of the WRC2 championship standings. Tidemand on the other hand could gain valuable points in his pursuit to win the World Rally Championship (WRC 2) in 2017.

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    MČR Bohemia: Kopecký / Dresler chase third win in a row at the home event of ŠKODA

    For ŠKODA Motorsport and its factory team Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler a win at Rally Bohemia (1st / 2nd July) would mean a perfect “homerun” – the fifth round of the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) is run in the vicinity of the ŠKODA headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. With another success Kopecký / Dresler could make a big step forward in their pursuit of winning the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) for the third time in a row. It would also be the third successive victory for ŠKODA at Rally Bohemia.

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    WRC Poland: Pontus Tidemand and Jonas Andersson want to continue WRC2 winning streak for ŠKODA

    Pontus Tidemand and co-driver Jonas Andersson are dominantly leading the WRC2 championship. So far they competed in four WRC2 rounds and won them all. With another victory at Rally Poland (June 29th to July 2nd), they would be in a strong position to win the World Rally Championship (WRC2) this year. For ŠKODA Motorsport, another success would as well be the 11th WRC2 win in a row since Rally Spain in October 2016.

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    MČR Hustopeče: Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler scored fourth win in a row in the Czech Rally Championship

    The fourth round of the Czech Rally Championship (MČR), held in the region of South Moravia, saw a fierce competition for victory. However, the fourth win in a row for ŠKODA Motorsport factory team Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler was no surprise. The Czech champions only briefly lost the lead at the Rally Hustopeče, after the fourth stage when they suffered a puncture. But two stages after they moved into the lead and controlled the rally up to the finish line in Hustopeče where they were cheered by enthusiastic fans. ŠKODA teammates Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson fought back to fifth position after collecting a puncture on the last stage of the first leg.

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    MČR: Kopecký / Dresler face WRC2 leaders Tidemand / Andersson

    At Rally Hustopeče ŠKODA Motorsport is aiming for the next victory. Factory team Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler is going with a strong tail wind into the fourth round of this year’s Czech Rally Championship (MČR). Both scored a convincing WRC2 win at last weekend’s world championship Rally Italia Sardegna. Upcoming Friday and Saturday twelve stages totalling 150 kilometres await the competitors. WRC2 championship leaders Pontus Tidemand/Jonas Andersson, another ŠKODA factory team, are competing on the roads of South Moravia’s wine region as well.

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    WRC Italy: Kopecký consolidates his lead in the WRC2 category

    Jan Kopecký and co-driver Pavel Dresler continued to control the competition in the WRC2 category at the world championship Rally Italia Sardegna. Since they moved in front after the second stage, they were never in danger to lose the lead in WRC2. After the last stage of the day, Kopecký even took ninth position overall by a margin of 0.9 seconds. Meanwhile their young stablemates Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn, driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5 from private Printsport Team, scored their third WRC2 stage win of the rally.

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