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Tag: RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada

  • 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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    WRC Spain: Young and experienced ŠKODA drivers look to make their mark

    This year’s RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada sees the competing ŠKODA FABIA R5s boasting a perfect blend of youth and experience. The ŠKODA Motorsport cars will be driven by the vastly experienced Jan Kopecký, who has just clinched his fifth Czech Rally Championship title, and young Juuso Nordgren from Finland. The same pattern can be seen in the ŠKODA Customer Teams too, with two experienced drivers being joined on the start-line by two rookies.

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    ŠKODA with Czech Champion Kopecký and Finnish junior Nordgren at RallyRACC Catalunya

    ŠKODA Motorsport will compete at the upcoming RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España (05/10–08/10/2017) with two ŠKODA FABIA R5 driven by reigning Czech Rally Champions Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler and 20 years old Juuso Nordgren from Finland, joined by co-driver Tapio Suominen. While Kopecký is aiming to repeat his last year’s WRC2 victory at the Spanish round of the FIA World Rally Championship, 2015 Finnish Junior Champion Nordgren is the first young gun to be tested by ŠKODA Motorsport as a possible candidate for a factory drive in 2018.

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    From the Archives: Jan Kopecký’s Catalunya crush

    For some rally drivers, there are some events where things just click. Often this is a home rally, but that is not always the case as can be seen by the unlikely love affair between ŠKODA works driver Jan Kopecký and the Rally Catalunya. This year’s event will see Kopecký looking to defend the victory he enjoyed here in the WRC2 championship last year. But his history with the event goes back a lot further than that.

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    WRC Spain: A unique mixed-surface challenge in the autumn sunshine

    The eleventh round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) sees teams heading to the Iberian Peninsula for the RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada (5-8 October) in Spain. This three-leg, 19-stage rally takes place over 312 kilometres of competitive distance and is the only mixed-surface event on the WRC calendar.

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