The Škoda Motorsport customer programme is known for its comprehensive and high-quality service. And even now, after the homologation of the new car, the factory team is not slacking off and is preparing the Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 for all the possible conditions that customer teams around the world may encounter. Join us for a look at how the car's durability was tested on the extremely demanding gravel stages in Greece.
„Our task is to keep pushing to always have the best package for our customers.“
Eric Mommey, Chief Engineer Škoda Motorsport
This time, the Škoda Motorsport team headed to Greece, which is known for its combination of challenging gravel and extremely high temperatures. Test drivers Kris Meeke and this year's WRC2 World Champion Emil Lindholm completed gravel stages in a similar region to the famous Acropolis Rally.
Škoda Motorsport Chief Engineer
How will the recent test in Greece help Škoda Motorsport customer teams?
The Greek gravel stages are notorious for being extremely demanding for every rally car. The high temperatures during summer are critical for the cooling of the engine, of the transmission and of the cockpit. Due to the relatively slow speeds, most of the time averaging around 80 kph, it’s essential to create the perfect air flow to cool down all systems. And finally, the rough surface asks for a very reliable and strong car. With development tests like the recent one in Greece we make sure, that the Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 survives even the toughest conditions.
Head of Škoda Motorsport Customer Programme
Which improvements of the whole package arrived with the new Škoda Fabia RS Rally2?
We improved our spare parts catalogue even more. Exchange of technical information with teams will be easier as well. We continue to send our spare parts truck to selected rounds of the world and European championship. During the development of the new car, we implemented feedback and experience of our customers wherever possible. The Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 is meant to be even more customer friendly than its predecessors – not only for drivers and co-drivers, but for mechanics, engineers, and all team members as well.