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Tag: 2017

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    WRC Wales: Autumnal classic seasoned with marathon leg

    The penultimate round of 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) will see teams heading to the forests of Wales for the Wales Rally GB (26-29 October). This autumnal event sees teams taking on 21 special stages and 304 kilometers of gravel roads, most of which they will be familiar with from previous years.

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    ŠKODA Customer Teams Weekly 33/2017

    Socratis Tsolakidis wins Larissa Rally to clinch the Greek Rally Championship title ● Norbert Herczig clinches third successive Hungarian championship title after win at the Mecsek Rallye, where seven ŠKODA FABIA R5s finished inside the top 10 ● ŠKODA drivers finish first and second at the Rally Due Valli in Italy ● Mathieu Arzeno won the French Rally Cup Finale in Marseille ● And there is more success for FABIA R5 drivers in the Czech Republic, Estonia and the Azores

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    ŠKODA Customer Teams Weekly 32/2017

    Nikolay Gryazin takes his first ever FIA European Rally Championship win at the Rally Liepāja ● Gustavo Saba secures Paraguayan Rally Championship ● Dan Gîrtofan claims dominant victory at Rally Sibiu in Romania ● Ole Christian Veiby scores his first WRC point at the Rally Catalunya ● Four wins of ŠKODA FABIA R5 drivers in the French Rally Cup

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  • wrc-spain-veiby-nets-best-ever-wrc-result-guerra-gets-wrc2-podium

    WRC Spain: Veiby nets best ever WRC result while Guerra gets on the WRC2 podium

    A dramatic and exciting RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada (5-8 October) ended with an impressive four ŠKODA FABIA R5s inside the top six in the RC2 class, with all four ŠKODA customer teams’ cars finishing. It was young Norwegian Ole Christian Veiby who led the customer drivers home, securing his best ever overall result in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

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    WRC Spain: Kopecký fastest on tarmac, storms to second in WRC2 – youngster Nordgren fourth

    Jan Kopecký and co-driver Pavel Dresler won every single tarmac stage of RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España, the Spanish round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5 the reigning Czech Champions achieved 14 stage wins in a row, making up a time loss from the gravel stages and finally storming to second in WRC2 category. On his debut for the factory team, driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5 for the very first time on tarmac stages, Juuso Nordgren / Tapio Suominen defended fourth position in WRC2.

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    WRC Spain: ŠKODA teams with trouble free run Kopecký second and Nordgren fourth in WRC2

    Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler were in a class of their own during the Saturday leg of RallyRACC Catalunya – Rallye de España, the Spanish round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5 the reigning Czech Champions won all seven special stages of the all tarmac second leg. Deservedly they moved up to second in WRC2 category. Competing in a factory run ŠKODA FABIA R5 for the very first time their young teammates Juuso Nordgren / Tapio Suominen showed a steep learning curve, drove faultlessly and conquered fourth position in WRC2.

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    WRC Spain: Challenging first day; Kopecký third and Nordgren fifth

    ŠKODA Motorsport teams Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler and Juuso Nordgren / Tapio Suominen faced a challenging start at RallyRACC Catalunya – Rallye de España, the Spanish round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5 Czech Rally Champion Jan Kopecký was delayed during the third stage when he caught the competitor in front of him. Due to visibility problems in the dust he lost more than one minute. In the same stage, Juuso Nordgren almost had to stop when a competitor blocked the road after an accident. Putting those mishaps aside both ŠKODA factory teams fought back to third respective fifth position in the overall standings of the WRC2 category.

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