Besides the ŠKODA Motorsport works team, more than a hundred customer teams are collecting laurels with ŠKODA FABIA R5. Thanks to the combination of reliability, durability and speed, the FABIA R5 has become the world’s most successful car, in terms of both sales and rally results. ŠKODA Motorsport is also well-known for providing the highest level of customer service to its clients.
The popularity of the ŠKODA FABIA R5 is down, most of all, to its performance on rally stages around the world. In 2017, its crews took 17 national titles; in 2018, the number was 19. More trophies for the FABIA R5 came from regional series – the European Rally Championship, CODASUR in South America, the African Rally Championship and the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship.
Between 2015 and 2019, teams from almost 40 different countries bought ŠKODA FABIA R5s, with the overall number of cars sold coming to more than 270. The greatest numbers of these were delivered to France, Italy, Hungary, Finland and the Czech Republic. From the second half of 2019, an upgraded ŠKODA FABIA R5 evo is in production, with record number of orders confirming the customer satisfaction.
One of the reasons why customers pick the FABIA R5 is the quality of customer care provided by ŠKODA Motorsport to its clients. They can be confident that original parts will be available anytime and anywhere that they need them. After opening its new, modern premises with large manufacturing capacities in 2018, ŠKODA Motorsport is able to provide a consistently high level of service to customer teams around the world: in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America.
Between 2015 and 2018, customer deliveries increased three-fold. Other services include (for example) rebuilding or modifying engines, gearboxes or dampers; consulting the set-up for individual rallies; technical training and remote support. ŠKODA Motorsport also offers its own experienced engineers and mechanics, sent directly to the rally venues.