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  • rallye-monte-carlo-kopecky-completes-perfect-birthday-maiden-win

    Rallye Monte Carlo: Kopecký completes perfect birthday with maiden win!

    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.

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    New look ŠKODA line-up sweeps into Monte Carlo

    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.

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    The FABIA R5 completes a WRC2 clean sweep

    ŠKODA’s success at the recent Tour de Corse has completed a clean sweep for the FABIA R5 car in FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) events. As Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger crossed the finish line to secure victory in the WRC2 category in Corsica, they ensured that a FABIA R5 has now won every WRC rally.

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  • 40-years-ago-double-victory-skoda-130-rs-rallye-monte-carlo

    40 years ago: double victory for the ŠKODA 130 RS at the Rallye Monte Carlo

    40th anniversary of the sensational achievement at the Col de Turini: in January 1977, the ŠKODA 130 RS, driven by the works pairing of Václav Blahna and Lubislav Hlávka, won the Rallye Monte Carlo in the category for cars up to 1,300 cc. Milan Zapadlo / Jiří Motal came second in its sister car. With this double victory, the predecessor to the ŠKODA FABIA R5 – the current WRC 2 car – wrote one of the most renowned chapters of the brand’s motorsport history.

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