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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.


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    ŠKODA starts Young Drivers Program – Juuso Nordgren competing in RallyRACC Catalunya

    ŠKODA Motorsport is starting a campaign to search for young talented drivers. Juuso Nordgren, 20 years old driver from Finland, will be together with his co-driver Tapio Suominen the first young gun to drive a ŠKODA FABIA R5. He will compete at RallyRACC Catalunya – Rallye de España (05/10/–08/10/2017), the Spanish round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

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  • wrc-germany-tidemand-andersson-skoda-secure-wrc2-titles

    WRC Germany: Tidemand / Andersson and ŠKODA secure WRC2 titles

    At ADAC Rallye Deutschland ŠKODA Motorsport crew Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson took the first match point to prematurely win the World Rally Championship (WRC2). Teammates Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler, delayed by a puncture on the second day of the rally, finished a strong second. With this result ŠKODA Motorsport also secured the WRC2 Team Championship three rallies before the end of the season.

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