Every competitor in WRC2 can bring not more than six results into his overall tally. Tidemand / Andersson collected 100 points with four wins in four events. Among the entries in WRC2 category in Rally Poland, ŠKODA is the strongest brand with six FABIA R5.
Rally Poland offers 23 special stages totalling 326 kilometres on very fast sandy roads in the picturesque countryside of the Masurian Lake District, a popular holiday region in Northern Poland. The rally is based in Mikolajki, which hosts the start on Thursday, 16h00 local time, finish on Sunday, 14h30, and in between three runs of a super special stage next to the service park.
Pontus Tidemand and co-driver Jonas Andersson started their 2017 winning streak at Rally Sweden, taking top position at their home event on snow in convincing style. The tough gravel events in Mexico and Argentina saw another faultless performance of the Swedish duo. In Portugal they had well deserved luck to win another thrilling event with their ŠKODA FABIA R5. In Poland the ŠKODA factory team is again facing strong competition not only from Norwegian junior team Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjaermœn in a privately entered ŠKODA FABIA R5.
Until today ŠKODA won ten consecutive WRC2 rallies in a row. This winning sequence started at Rally Spain in October 2016. Of the last 18 WRC2 events the Czech manufacturer won 17.
Did you know...
...that Rally Poland was first established in 1921 and is one of the world’s oldest still existing rallies?
…that Rally Poland was included in the inaugural WRC season of 1973 and on this occasion only three teams were classified?
…that Rally Poland in 2009 returned to the WRC only for once before it was removed again from the calendar?
…that Rally Poland returned again in 2014 and is now, together with Rally Finland, one of the fastest events of the World Rally Championship?