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Tag: Ole Christian Veiby

  • wrc-sweden-tidemand-starts-title-defense-second-place-home-soil

    WRC Sweden: Tidemand starts the title defense with a second place on his home soil

    The ŠKODA FABIA R5 showed all its qualities yet again at the Rally Sweden (15-18 February), in the second round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), as no fewer than four cars from Mladá Boleslav finished in the top 5 of the WRC2 category, while five of the top 6 cars in the RC2 class (which includes those not registered for the WRC2 championship) were FABIA R5s too.

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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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  • skoda-looks-back-successful-motorsport-year-wrc-2-champion-14-national-titles

    ŠKODA looks back on successful motorsport year WRC2 Champion and 14 national titles

    ŠKODA is looking back on its so far most successful year in motorsport. Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson won the WRC2 category of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), while ŠKODA Motorsport took the WRC 2 manufacturers title. Multiple Czech Champions spearheaded the group of ŠKODA teams which in 2017 won in total 14 national championships. Furthermore, the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), the FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC), the FIA South American Rally Championship (CODASUR), the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) and the U28 category of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) were won by crews competing in a ŠKODA FABIA R5. In 2018 ŠKODA Motorsport will field its youngest driver squad ever in the world championship’s WRC2 category.

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  • aprc-india-gill-wins-defends-title-double-victory-skoda-mrf-team-veiby-second

    APRC India: Gill wins and defends title double victory for ŠKODA MRF Team with Veiby second

    After a tense season in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) ŠKODA finally managed to win all titles. APRC Manufacturers Cup and APRC Team Award was already achieved on the last but one round. By winning the season’s finale at Rally of India ŠKODA FABIA R5 driver Gaurav Gill and co-driver Stéphane Prévot also won the drivers and co-drivers titles. MRF ŠKODA teammates Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjærmoen suffered gearbox issues on the first leg, but fought back in impressive style to second overall, finishing as championship runner-ups as well. Gill won the APRC for the third time already. In 2013 he was successful with a ŠKODA FABIA S2000, in 2016 and 2017 he competed with a ŠKODA FABIA R5.

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    PHOTO: ŠKODA MRF at the Rally India 2017

    The fifth and final round of 2017 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) once again sees teams heading to the sub-continent for the Rally India (24-26 November), a challenging gravel event which promises to offer a scintillating finale to a closely fought championship.

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