Give ‘long’ is usually not a good sign and the Skoda Motorsport is putting off its decision. Training Czech is immersed in a sea of doubts and with the scandal of the Volkswagen Group in the background, of time the brand has no official program for the season 2016 in the WRC. Despite the success of the new Skoda Fabia R5, the firm of Mladá Boleslav has taken the decision wait until January to announce a possible official programme in WRC2, while the unknowns were swirling around. The program of ‘race-client’ number one priority in these times.
The Director of the sports program of Skoda, Michal Hrabánek, has confirmed that Skoda Motorsport will wait until January to make a decision on your program official and therefore the official drivers will be lost with the Rally Monte carlo. It draws a perspective in which the Rally of Sweden would be the perfect stage to debut and show the benefits of the Skoda Fabia R5 on snow, since it is the only surface that has not competed since it was approved in April of 2015. Esapekka Lappi and Pontus Tidemand won’t be in the rallies of Mexico and Argentina.
With the future of Esapekka Lappi, Pontus Tidemand and even Jan Kopecký in the air, since you do not there are positive symptoms of a parallel program on CKD, it seems that the one that has more or less clear your program is Fabian Kreim. The young pilot made apparitions sporadic in the Championships of Germany and Austria, waiting for you to confirm a timetable in the Championship Rally of the Asia-Pacific region. Fabian Kreim is the candidate to compete in the APCR and validate the successes they have garnered for the brand in the latest editions Tidemand and Kopecký.
today, the only clear thing is that Skoda Motorsport will intensify its programme ‘race-client’. The signature Czech had some problems in the supply of parts and spare parts during the first season of the Skoda Fabia R5, a fact that can not return to repeat. The firm already has in the market 35 units of its Fabia R5 and with a performance superior to that of the competition, this number will grow for sure. The client is a priority and among them is one of the most illustrious. Nasser Al-Attiyah will use the Skoda Fabia R5 in WRC2 and in the Middle East, premiering new livery.