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Tag: Pontus Tidemand

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    WRC Wales: ŠKODA’s Pontus Tidemand wins WRC2 – Category victory number 10 for ŠKODA

    Time to celebrate for the team of ŠKODA Motorsport on the podium of Wales Rally GB, the penultimate round of the 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC). Newly crowned WRC2 Champions Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson, driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5, scored a dominant fifth season win in WRC2 category. On their first rally in Wales teammates Juuso Nordgren / Tapio Suominen from Finland finished with a convincing fifth place. Recovering from an off during the first leg, after which their ŠKODA FABIA R5 needed some repairs, Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn gained valuable experience on the Welsh gravel tracks and reached the finish as well. From twelve rallies during the 2017 WRC2 season Tidemand’s victory in Wales was the tenth by a crew driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5.

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    WRC Wales: WRC2 Champion Pontus Tidemand leading in Wales

    Mixed emotions for the team of ŠKODA Motorsport at Wales Rally GB, the penultimate round of the 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC). While newly crowned WRC2 Champions Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson, driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5, moved into the lead already on the first stage and built a convincing lead until the end of the first leg, Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn had to retire from second after they rolled their ŠKODA FABIA R5 during the fifth stage. Meanwhile, teammates Juuso Nordgren and Tapio Suominen from Finland demonstrated a steep learning curve. Step by step they improved their speed, eventually moving up to seventh position at the end of the first leg.

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    PHOTO: ŠKODA Motorsport at the Wales Rally GB 2017

    The penultimate round of 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) takes the teams to Great Britain for the Wales Rally GB (26-29 October), a gravel event on the forest roads of Wales. This year, there are three ŠKODA Motorsport cars competing.

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    Three ŠKODA crews in WRC2 at Wales Rally GB Veiby and Nordgren alongside champion Tidemand

    ŠKODA Motorsport will compete at the upcoming Wales Rally GB (26/10–29/10/2017) with three ŠKODA FABIA R5 cars driven by the new WRC2 Champions Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson, Norwegians Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn and Juuso Nordgren from Finland, joined by co-driver Tapio Suominen. While experienced Tidemand is aiming to score his fifth 2017 victory in WRC2 category, youngsters Veiby and Nordgren want to demonstrate their skills behind the steering wheel of the works ŠKODA FABIA R5.

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    WRC Wales: Autumnal classic seasoned with marathon leg

    The penultimate round of 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) will see teams heading to the forests of Wales for the Wales Rally GB (26-29 October). This autumnal event sees teams taking on 21 special stages and 304 kilometers of gravel roads, most of which they will be familiar with from previous years.

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    ŠKODA Customer Teams Weekly 28/2017

    Manvir Baryan on brink of FIA African Rally Championship after his third consecutive win. Dominik Dinkel wins his first German Rally Championship event to push Fabian Kreim to a final round championship decider. Filip Nivette claims his third win of the season to strengthen his Polish championship advantage. Burak Çukurova wins Rally of Istanbul and takes the lead in the Turkish championship. Victory for Pontus Tidemand at the Swedish Rally Championship season finale. Teemu Asunmaa retains Finnish championship lead despite late drama. And Nikolay Gryazin wins the Rally Nova Gorica in Slovenia.

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    WRC Germany: Tidemand / Andersson and ŠKODA secure WRC2 titles

    At ADAC Rallye Deutschland ŠKODA Motorsport crew Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson took the first match point to prematurely win the World Rally Championship (WRC2). Teammates Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler, delayed by a puncture on the second day of the rally, finished a strong second. With this result ŠKODA Motorsport also secured the WRC2 Team Championship three rallies before the end of the season.

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    WRC Germany: Pontus Tidemand on track for winning both WRC2 titles

    ŠKODA Motorsport crews Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler and Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson lost their double lead on the second day of ADAC Rallye Deutschland. After both suffered punctures on the longest stage of the rally, the notorious Panzerplatte, Jan Kopecký dropped from the lead to second position at the end of the day. Meanwhile, Pontus Tidemand is holding third place and still is in the best position to prematurely win the World Rally Championship in WRC2. At the same time, ŠKODA Motorsport can secure the WRC2 Team Championship.

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