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    ŠKODA Customer Teams Weekly 35/2017

    David Bogie just outside the WRC2 podium positions at the Wales Rally GB ● Adrián Díaz wins on ŠKODA FABIA R5 debut at the Rallye San Froilán in Spain ● Three Team FJ FABIA R5s in the Top 4 at the Critérium des Cévennes in France ● And more ŠKODA success in the France, Italy, Switzerland, Wales and Reunion.

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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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    WRC Wales: Experience and youth to tackle tricky conditions in the forests of Wales

    The penultimate round of 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC) will see teams head to the UK for the 21-stage, 304-kilometre long Wales Rally GB (26-29 October). This is a rally which can throw up a few surprises, not least through the changeable Welsh weather, which can catch out experienced drivers as much as novices. And there will be a blend of both competing in ŠKODA FABIA R5 cars this year, as old hands and newcomers take on the forest tracks of Wales, along with a local hero who will provide a stern test for the WRC2 stars.

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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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    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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