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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.

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.


  • Championship articles

  • wrc-portugal-victory-pontus-tidemand-skoda-last-minute-drama-andreas-mikkelsen

    WRC Portugal: Victory for Pontus Tidemand and ŠKODA – last minute drama for Andreas Mikkelsen

    Ups and downs for ŠKODA Motorsport at Rally Portugal: Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jæger were dominating the event in a ŠKODA FABIA R5 up to the last stage. A few kilometres into the Fafe Power Stage, they hit a stone and had to retire handing over the victory to teammates Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson. The Swedish ŠKODA pairing won their fourth event in 2017 with a courageous and faultless drive and managed to enlarge their lead in the World Rally Championship (WRC 2).

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    PHOTO: ŠKODA Motorsport at the 2017 Rally de Portugal

    The Rally de Portugal (18th to 21st May) is the sixth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Taking place in around the northern town of Matosinhos, close to Porto, this year’s event consists of 19 stages and 349 kilometers of competitive distance.

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    PHOTO: ŠKODA Customer Teams at the 2017 Rally de Portugal

    The Rallye de Portugal is the sixth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). And alongside the ŠKODA Motorsport cars of Pontus Tidemand and Andreas Mikkelsen, there are no fewer than seven FABIA R5s taking part, four of which are entered into the WRC2 Championship.

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