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As reigning champions, ŠKODA Motorsport is once again entering the ŠKODA FABIA R5 in the WRC2 Championship in 2017. WRC2 is the support championship to the full FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and is set for R5, Super 2000 and N4 group vehicles. Teams compete in the same stages and events as the WRC competitors.

In order to score points in the WRC2, competitors must register with the International Automobile Federation (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile; FIA) before the closing date of entries of the first rally entered. They can score points in a maximum of seven events.

New regulations for the 2017 season mean that to be eligible for the final championship standings, competitors must compete in three mandatory rallies this year – Rally de Portugal, Rallye Deutschland and the Wales Rally GB. But there is still a possibility to miss some of these rallies without being excluded from the final championship standings. If a competitor does not enter a mandatory rally, he will be considered as having entered, the event will be counted as one of the seven events he entered, but the driver will score zero points from that particular event.

The WRC2 Champion titles for Teams, Drivers and Co-Drivers will be awarded to the team, driver and co-driver who have scored the highest number of points from 6 of the 7 rallies which they have entered to score points.

As well as the ŠKODA works team, a number of ŠKODA customer teams is also pitting the FABIA R5 against everything the WRC2 Championship has to offer and hoping to match the success the car enjoyed in 2016.

On this page, you will find all the details about the 2017 season as ŠKODA Motorsport – along with our customer teams – go all out to continue the FABIA R5s dominance of the WRC2 championship.

Calendar

  • Championship articles

  • skoda-customer-teams-weekly-382017

    ŠKODA Customer Teams Weekly 38/2017

    Yağız Avci leads home One-Two-Three-Four for ŠKODA drivers in the FIA European Rally Trophy Final in Portugal ● RC2 class win for Richie Dalton at the Rally Australia in the World Rally Championship ● More ŠKODA success in France and Italy

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  • skoda-customer-teams-weekly-352017

    ŠKODA Customer Teams Weekly 35/2017

    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.

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  • wrc-wales-skodas-pontus-tidemand-wins-wrc2-category-victory-number-10-skoda

    WRC Wales: ŠKODA’s Pontus Tidemand wins WRC2 – Category victory number 10 for ŠKODA

    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.

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