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    WRC Portugal: Victory for Pontus Tidemand and ŠKODA – last minute drama for Andreas Mikkelsen

    Ups and downs for ŠKODA Motorsport at Rally Portugal: Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jæger were dominating the event in a ŠKODA FABIA R5 up to the last stage. A few kilometres into the Fafe Power Stage, they hit a stone and had to retire handing over the victory to teammates Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson. The Swedish ŠKODA pairing won their fourth event in 2017 with a courageous and faultless drive and managed to enlarge their lead in the World Rally Championship (WRC 2).

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    PHOTO: ŠKODA Motorsport at the 2017 Rally de Portugal

    The Rally de Portugal (18th to 21st May) is the sixth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Taking place in around the northern town of Matosinhos, close to Porto, this year’s event consists of 19 stages and 349 kilometers of competitive distance.

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    PHOTO: ŠKODA Customer Teams at the 2017 Rally de Portugal

    The Rallye de Portugal is the sixth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). And alongside the ŠKODA Motorsport cars of Pontus Tidemand and Andreas Mikkelsen, there are no fewer than seven FABIA R5s taking part, four of which are entered into the WRC2 Championship.

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    WRC Portugal: Double lead for ŠKODA FABIA R5 with Andreas Mikkelsen and Pontus Tidemand

    Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jæger seem to be unstoppable in WRC 2 category at Rally Portugal driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5. On Saturday they extended their lead, going into the final day with an advantage of more than three minutes. Teammates Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson fought the hole of Saturday with M-Sport Ford Team Teemu Suninen / Mikko Markkula. Both teams suffered from punctures in the last stage of the day. The ŠKODA duo managed a faster tyre change and got second place as a reward.

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    WRC Portugal: Mikkelsen in a class of his own, leading WRC 2

    Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jæger are dominating the WRC 2 category at Rally Portugal driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5. After they set the fastest time on the Super Special Stage at the Lousada rallycross track on Thursday evening, they continued to build up a strong lead on the following eight stages of the Friday leg. Teammates Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson fought a tense battle for second with Ford drivers Teemu Suninen and Eric Camilli. On Friday evening, ŠKODA Motorsport boss Michal Hrabánek was very happy to see both ŠKODA factory teams on provisional podium positions in WRC 2 with Mikkelsen leading and Tidemand in third.

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