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Tag: WRC2

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    WRC Argentina: Tidemand wins and takes outright lead in WRC2

    Pontus Tidemand and co-driver Jonas Andersson not only celebrated their third WRC2 win in 2017 with their ŠKODA FABIA R5, they also took over the outright lead in World Rally Championship category WRC2. On the last two legs of the event nobody was able to follow the speed of the Swedish pairing. At the finish line in Villa Carlos Paz in the west of Cordoba, Tidemand / Andersson celebrated the win with a huge margin of more than ten minutes ahead of private ŠKODA team Juan Carlos Alonso / Matias Alejandro Mercadal. Since Rally of Spain in 2016 the ŠKODA factory teams is now unbeaten for the eighth time in a row.

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    PHOTO: ŠKODA Motorsport at the Rally Argentina 2017

    The next stop on the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar is the Rally Argentina. One of the most scenic events of the year, this 18-stage, 357 km long gravel rally pits teams against a variety of different challenges as they head through the mountains and grasslands of Argentina’s Córdoba region.

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    PHOTO: ŠKODA Customer Teams at the Rally Argentina 2017

    The fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) sees teams heading to South America for the spectacular Rally Argentina. This 18-stage gravel rally is 357 km in competitive distance and sees cars and drivers traversing the beautiful mountains and grasslands of the Córdoba region.

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    WRC Argentina: Tidemand controlling the lead

    Pontus Tidemand and co-driver Jonas Andersson currently have everything under control at Rally Argentina. The two Swedes were the fastest WRC2 team on every single special stage on Friday, holding a dominant category lead of more than four and a half minutes. On Saturday, the longest day of the rally is waiting for the Swedish pairing.

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    WRC Argentina: Tidemand takes the lead on day one

    Ten thousand spectators celebrated the first clear best time by Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson in the special show stage in the centre of Cordoba, marking the start of the Rally Argentina. The Swedes were already the fastest in the shake down on Thursday morning. However, the rally gets going for real on Friday, with the first special stage on around 20 kilometres of Argentine gravel.

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    WRC Argentina: ŠKODA seeks to extend championship lead

    The 2017 season couldn’t be going better so far for ŠKODA. Works drivers Andreas Mikkelsen (winner of the Rallye Monte-Carlo and Tour de Corse together with co-driver Anders Jæger) and Pontus Tidemand (winner in Sweden and Mexico with co-driver Jonas Andersson) share top place on the championship table in the WRC2 classification with the same number of points. Tidemand is the only ŠKODA works driver on the grid in Argentina and is in a position to take over outright leadership of the WRC2.

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    WRC Argentina: FABIA R5’s fill up the WRC2 entry list

    The ŠKODA FABIA R5 has been flying in the recent rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), winning each of the last 7 rallies in the WRC2 category. And there will be no shortage of ŠKODA cars and drivers looking to continue that run of form at the fifth round of this year’s championship in Argentina.

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    Fast out of the blocks: ŠKODA FABIA R5 drivers lead championships all around the world

    It has been a fast and frenetic start to the 2017 season for FABIA R5 drivers as ŠKODA Motorsport and ŠKODA customer teams have been setting the pace in rally championships right around the world. We are only in April but already there are FABIA R5s leading the way in no fewer than 18 international and national championships and winning rallies in many more. Add in the handful of championships with a strong ŠKODA presence that haven’t even begun yet, and you have all the hallmarks of what looks likely to be another hugely successful season.

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    WRC France: ŠKODA Customer Teams finish strongly in Corsica

    The 2017 Tour de Corse proved to be an unforgettable event for all sorts of reasons. It was a hugely demanding rally for drivers and cars with plenty of punctures and other issues on the twisting mountain roads. But there were plenty of positive stories to emerge from this 10-stage, 316km long event, including the impressive debut in a ŠKODA FABIA R5 of Stéphane Sarrazin. And of course, there was a FABIA R5 victory to celebrate as well.

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