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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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    WRC Poland: Tidemand increases WRC2 lead, debut win for OC Veiby

    For the eighth time in a row in 2017 a ŠKODA FABIA R5 team won a round of the World Rally Championship. At Rally Poland, current Asia Pacific Rally Championship leaders Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn, driving a Printsport entered ŠKODA FABIA R5, achieved their first win on World Rally Championship level. After already winning four WRC2 events this season ŠKODA Motorsport’s Pontus Tidemand and co-driver Jonas Andersson came second. With a WRC2 championship lead of 50 points they are now in best position to win this year’s title.

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    WRC Poland: ŠKODA dominating WRC2

    Two ŠKODA FABIA R5 teams are clearly dominating the WRC2 category at the eighth round of the World Rally Championship in Poland. Asia Pacific Rally Championship leaders Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn, driving a Printsport entered ŠKODA FABIA R5, delivered a faultless and fast ride through the demanding gravel stages of the Masurian Lake District. ŠKODA Motorsport’s Pontus Tidemand and co-driver Jonas Andersson are chasing their stablemates from second, concentrating mainly on avoiding unnecessary risks in order to gain valuable points in their bid for the World Rally Championship title (WRC2). Both ŠKODA teams suffered punctures but were never in danger to lose the double lead in WRC2.

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