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In 2017, ŠKODA Motorsport is once again entering the FABIA R5 into the Czech Rally Championship, the most prestigious level of Czech rallying.

The 2017 Czech Rally Championship consists of seven events, with the best five results of each driver counting towards the final classification. Points are scored by all drivers finishing between 1st and 15th place, with additional points also available for drivers finishing between 1st and 10th in each individual leg of a rally. Whilst the Champion is decided based on overall classification, the Czech Rally Championship also includes titles for 2WD cars and various individual classes.

All Czech Rally Championship events take place on asphalt, with only the Rally Hustopeče containing gravel sections. The Championship’s flagship event is undoubtedly the Barum Czech Rally Zlín, which is also a round of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) and attracts a large number of international competitors.

ŠKODA work crew Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler have won the title in a FABIA R5 in dominant fashion for the past two years, and they will be competing once more as they seek to secure a hat-trick of Czech Rally Championship titles. There will also be a number of ŠKODA Customer Teams entering their own FABIA R5s in the Championship.

On this page, you will find all the details about the 2017 Czech Rally Championship as ŠKODA Motorsport, along with our customer teams, go all out to continue the FABIA R5’s dominance on home soil.


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    MČR Český Krumlov: Hat-trick win for Jan Kopecký and ŠKODA

    Double hat-trick for Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler. The defending Czech champions won Rally Český Krumlov after 2015 and 2016 for the third consecutive time, also racking up the third win in a row in the Czech Rally Championship 2017 (MČR). ŠKODA privateers Jan Černý / Petr Černohorský finished fourth, trailing Ford pairings Vacláv Pech jun. / Petr Uhel and Miroslav Jakeš / Marcela Ehlová.

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    MČR Český Krumlov: Kopecký and Dresler aiming for hattrick

    Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler are dominating the Czech Rally Championship since they achieved a maiden win with the ŠKODA FABIA R5 on its debut at Rally Šumava Klatovy 2015. Since then, they won every event. Driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5 they collected twelve victories in a row. Upcoming weekend (19/20 May 2017) they are targeting a hattrick win in MČR 2017 and the third victory in a row at the Rally Český Krumlov. For Kopecký / Dresler, being the spearhead of ŠKODA Motorsport in the Czech Rally Championship, the goal for 2017 is crystal clear: winning the MČR title for a third time in a row.

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