More than a century-old tradition
ŠKODA has been involved in motorsport since 1901 and has won titles all around the world in a range of vehicles. And more than 100 years on - and competing since 2015 with the ŠKODA FABIA R5 - nothing much has changed.
In the 2018 season, the ŠKODA Motorsport is focusing on defending their titles in three championships in particular - the WRC2 category in the FIA World Rally Championship, the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and our home series, the Czech Rally Championship (MČR).
Our works drivers have achieved much with the ŠKODA FABIA R5 cars over the past three seasons. ŠKODA Motorsport has claimed three WRC2 Teams' titles in a row, with Esapekka Lappi winning the Drivers’ title in 2016 and Pontus Tidemand did the same in 2017.
Jan Kopecký meanwhile has won three Czech championship crowns in a row and in dominant fashion, while Tidemand claimed the APRC title in 2015.
2017 WRC2 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
In 2018, ŠKODA Motorsport team is competing in selected rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) while there is a full presence once again in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and the Czech Rally Championships (MČR).
And it is not just the ŠKODA works team who is putting the FABIA R5 through its paces in 2018. ŠKODA Motorsport also produces the FABIA R5 for various customer teams and this customer programme has seen the car claim numerous other titles around the world and there are high hopes for continued success in 2018.