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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.
Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson secured back-to-back victories at the Rally Guanajuato Mexico to move into first place in the WRC2 Championship. Tidemand, who won this event in the WRC2 category last year too, also achieved his best overall result in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) too, finishing seventh overall.
The third round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) sees the teams heading to Mexico and the first gravel rally of the season. The Rally Guanajuato México first joined the WRC calendar back in 2004, which means this is its fifteenth anniversary at this level. That makes it the longest-running world championship motorsport event in Mexico. Hopefully, this year’s event will be another truly special rally and live up to the occasion.
The 17-year-old Finnish driver Kalle Rovanperä will be making his debut for the ŠKODA Motorsport team this weekend at the Rally Guanajuato Mexico (8-11 March). In doing so, he will become the eighth Finnish driver to pilot a ŠKODA works car over the past two decades.
Round 3 of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) sees teams and drivers heading to Central America for the Rally Guanajuato Mexico (8-11 March). There will be three ŠKODA FABIA R5s taking part, all of which are registered for the WRC2 Championship.
The second round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) sees teams heading north to the frozen forests of Scandinavia and the Rally Sweden. This winter rally takes place from 15 to 18 February in the region of Värmland and will also see drivers crossing the border into neighbouring Norway.
The second round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) will be the Rally Sweden (15-18 February) and it will see the joint highest number of ŠKODA FABIA R5s ever to enter a WRC event. A total of 15 FABIA R5s are expected to be on the start-line, including two works crews.