ŠKODA Motorsport at Rally Monte Carlo commemorate the triumph of the legendary brand 40 years ago in the same place. Cars Skoda Fabia R5 factory team at the start of the season of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2) present with blue and red stripes.
Four decades ago they triumphed Vaclav Blahna a passenger Lubislava Hlávka with the ŠKODA 130 RS in the classroom to 1300 cc. This surprising success is one of the milestones 116leté tradition ŠKODA motorsport, which culminated in 2016, winning the title of World Champion.
"ŠKODA is very proud of its wonderful tradition in motorsport and iconic cars such as Skoda 130 RS," says the head of Skoda Motorsport Michal Hrabanek. "Therefore, even in the Rally Monte Carlo through our special coating Skoda Fabia R5 we commemorate the success of 40 years ago. Consciousness great racing history propels our brand and our current activities in motorsport. Rally Monte Carlo next to our factory riders Pontus Tidemanda and Jan Kopecky will participate in the Škoda Fabia R5 also Andreas Mikkelsen, "continues Hrabánek.
Experienced pilot WRC Mikkelsen will be hosted in the factory team Škoda, which is returning to its roots. Nor 27letý started his journey among the world's best rally drivers in the years 2011 and 2012 title in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Then he triumphed with the ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000. In the first tests on snow last December with Mikkelsen together with navigator Anders Jager already familiar with the Škoda Fabia R5.
ŠKODA Motorsport team will be different in 2017 relying on both their factory riders Kopecky and Tidemanda. Quick Swede Jonas Andersson and co-driver after attending the Monte Carlo Rally also the second world championships in his homeland, Sweden (February 9 to 12). Tidemand / Andersson WRC 2 will fight for it, to build on the success of the crew Esapekka Lappi / Janne Ferm, who in 2016 with the Škoda Fabia R5 won for the first time, the factory team world champion in the classification riders and passengers.
Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler next few starts in WRC 2 in 2017, attended mainly Czech Rally Championship (the Championship). There are ten starts with winning Škoda Fabia R5 over the past two years and are still unbeaten in 2017 could achieve a hat-trick of titles.
2016 was the title of world champions, three continental and ten national titles with the Fabia R5 ŠKODA one of the best years on the rally tracks around the world. Start at the Monte Carlo Rally should also be the beginning of a successful 2017.
Source: tz Skoda Motorsport
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