More than 100 years of tradition
The ŠKODA brand has been active in motorsport since 1901 and since then, it has collected many titles with many different cars. In 2015, the ŠKODA FABIA R5 became the flagship of ŠKODA’s motorsport activities in Mladá Boleslav, continuing many decades of tradition.
In the 2019 season, ŠKODA Motorsport will mainly focus on defending their last year’s titles in both the World Rally Championship and the Czech Rally Championship.
In the World Rally Championship, ŠKODA Motorsport works drivers managed to score four titles in the team classification between 2015 and 2018 in FABIA R5 cars. In 2016, Esapekka Lappi became the drivers’ champion as well, a feat repeated by Pontus Tidemand in 2017 and Jan Kopecký in 2018.
On their home soil, Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler have been dominating the Czech Rally Championship since 2015.
Crews for 2019
2018 GOLDEN SEASON: FIRST THREE PLACES IN WRC 2
As in previous years, the ŠKODA Motorsport works team are a long way from being the only ones to field ŠKODA FABIA R5s in the 2019 season. More than 100 private teams will compete in these cars in many national and regional championships around the world, enjoying the support of ŠKODA Motorsport’s customer programme. In the last few years, these teams have scored many successes and they are not missing out on the top places in 2019 either.