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After the Valašská Rally (23-25 April), the opening round of the 2018 Czech Rally Championship (MČR), ŠKODA Motorsport driver Jan Kopecký has extended his unbeaten run in the series to three years, after another dominant victory. And with the other works FABIA R5 of Ole Christian Veiby also finishing on the podium, it proved to be a very successful start to ŠKODA’s home series.
The 2018 Czech Rally Championship (MČR) season begins with the Valašská Rally this weekend (23-25 March). The reigning champs Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler are back once again to defend the title that they have won three years in a row in their ŠKODA FABIA R5.
Most professional rally drivers couldn’t think of a better birthday present than a maiden victory at the Rallye Monte Carlo. And for Jan Kopecký, a five-time Czech rally champion and former European and Asia-Pacific championship winner, that dream came true this weekend after twelve years and seven appearances at the most famous event on the rallying calendar.
When successful rally racers thank their fans, it can make for a captivating spectacle. This is precisely what happened at the end of last year when ŠKODA Motorsport delighted its fans with an entertaining, high-octane video.
The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is back and the traditional curtain-raiser event, the Rallye Monte Carlo (22 to 28 January), sees the same number of ŠKODA FABIA R5 crews taking part as last year. But the line-up of drivers is almost completely different as a new, youthful ŠKODA Motorsport works team line-up gets its first taste of the action.