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skoda-pre-monte17c– ŠKODA FABIA R5 to sport livery from winning ŠKODA 130 RS from 1977
– Works team consists of three drivers at start of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2): Andreas Mikkelsen, Pontus Tidemand and Jan Kopecký
– Tidemand drives for the works team in the WRC 2 in 2017, while the second works driver, Jan Kopecký, goes in hunt of a hat-trick of titles in the Czech Rally Championship
– Michal Hrabánek: “The awareness of the brand’s outstanding motor racing history is the driving force behind our current motorsport activities” Read More »

skoda-australia16a– ŠKODA works duo Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm clinch the drivers’ and co-drivers’ title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2) with victory at the Rally Australia
– One of ŠKODA Motorsport’s greatest successes in its 115-year history – victory in the team standings as well
– ŠKODA FABIA R5 is the outstanding rally car in its class in 2016: 10 wins in 13 races in WRC 2
– Michal Hrabánek: “A day of celebration for the ŠKODA brand” Read More »

– The SUV from ŠKODA led the peloton across the finish on the Champs-Élysées
– Stephen Roche, Tour winner in 1987, sat behind the wheel of the ŠKODA KODIAQ
– Stephen Roche: “ŠKODA does a great job at the Tour de France”

The ŠKODA KODIAQ made a strong guest appearance at the finale of the Tour de France: the brand’s new, SUV led the peloton across the finish line in Paris. Stephen Roche, winner of the 1987 Tour, was captivated by the driving performance of the lead car.

On yesterday’s final stage of the Tour de France, the ŠKODA KODIAQ was first across the finish line. According to former Tour winner Stephen Roche, the brand’s new, SUV cuts a fine figure on the bumpy Champs-Élysées boulevard – he is impressed. “The ŠKODA KODIAQ offers a particularly generous amount of space”, said Roche, who sat behind the wheel of the SUV. “It’s ride is very pleasant and the car responds to all your commands with a high degree of precision. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ŠKODA KODIAQ on its Tour debut”, said the Irishman, who acts as a brand ambassador for the Czech car manufacturer. Read More »

Simpson Pirelli16– Neil Simpson finishes 8th on Pirelli Carlisle Rally
– MSA British Rally Championship points-scoring finish kick-starts his series campaign

Neil Simpson achieved exactly what he set out to do on the Pirelli Carlisle Rally (April 30-1 May) by taking his Simpsons ŠKODA Fabia R5 to a MSA British Rally Championship points-scoring finish and ending an 18 month run of rally bad luck! Read More »

Simpson CoI16a– Neil Simpson aims for points-scoring MSA British Rally Championship finish
– Simpsons’ ŠKODA dealer principal to drive Fabia R5 on Tarmac classic in Northern Ireland

Neil Simpson has set his sights on a top 10 finish on the Circuit of Ireland Rally (7-9 April), which he’ll contest in his Simpsons ŠKODA Fabia R5.

Despite a long and distinguished international rally career, during which time Neil became a works Volkswagen Motorsport driver, the 44-year old ŠKODA UK dealer principal from Clitheroe in Lancashire has only contested the Circuit of Ireland Rally once before – and that was in 2014, after he’d returned to the sport from a 12 year sabbatical. Read More »

Skoda Fabia Combi R5– Fabia Combi R5 to make debut at mid-May GTI meeting
– ŠKODA reinterprets its new rally car as an estate
– Follows ŠKODA Fabia R5’s spectacular opening in Czech Rally Championships

The new ŠKODA Fabia R5 caused a sensation at its first ever race, with the ŠKODA team bringing home a clear victory from the new model’s world premiere in the Šumava Klatovy Rally. Now the high-tech racer will be presented as an estate show car at the 34th GTI meeting at Wörthersee (13 to 16 May 2015). ŠKODA will also be presenting the ŠKODA Fabia R5 alongside three other sports cars. Read More »

Skoda Fabia R5 debut– Jan Kopecký to drive the new rally car at the opening round of the Czech Rally Championship
– Hrabánek: “Pleased to be able to test the Fabia R5 at a rally”
– New racing car to see action in the WRC 2, APRC and Czech Rally Championship this season

The brand new ŠKODA Fabia R5 will make its debut on the international rally stage at the home of the manufacturer in the Czech Republic. Read More »

– International Automobile Federation FIA homologates ŠKODA’s new rally car
– Welsch: “Now we can prove just how good our new rally car is”
– Successful Fabia production model forms basis for new rally carSkoda Fabia R5 Read More »

Skoda Fabia R5– World premiere: ŠKODA displays concept of its new rally car, the Fabia R 5
– German premiere for the new ŠKODA Fabia Estate
– Special Monte Carlo edition of the Rapid Spaceback, Yeti and Citigo
– ŠKODA Octavia RS and ŠKODA show cars: Yeti Xtreme, CitiJet and Rapid Spaceback Red & Grey Collection Read More »

Skoda RS– ŠKODA 180 RS/200 RS: established in 1974 as the first original RS models of ŠKODA’s successful motorsport era of the 1970s and 1980s
– Legendary ‘Porsche of the East’: the ŠKODA 130 RS
– The new era: from the first generation ŠKODA Octavia RS (2000) to the fastest ŠKODA Octavia of all time (2013) Read More »