Skoda Motorsport will have an official program in WRC2 in the season 2016 of the World Rally. The firm of Mladá Boleslav has decided to put in competition in their Skoda Fabia R5, all time that all ingredients present in the second category of the WRC almost obliged to do it. A decision that dispelling all kinds of doubts, every time that the scandal of the Volkswagen Group could have an impact on the sports programs of the brand. In fact, Audi and Porsche compete with an LMP1 least in the Le Mans and Volkswagen reduced its fleet of vehicles in the World Rallycross at the half.
to The margin of economic issues, Skoda Motorsport decided to defer its decision until January, knowing that I was going to compete in the Monte carlo Rally, in an official manner. In this way, while Esapekka Lappi and Armin Kremer will be in the ‘Monte’ with two Fabia R5 team RBR, the firm will start their official programme in the Rally of Sweden. It is logical to think that Esapekka Lappi and Pontus Tidemand will contest the seven tests that give options to to fight for the title in WRC2, while Jan Kopecký could play tests loose. Even so, the three will be in Sweden.
The objective of Skoda Motorsport is renewing its title to equipment and get the crown of pilots. In 2015, the victory went to Nasser Al-Attiyah, that if it competed with a Skoda Fabia R5, is a private pilot, and added also a good number of points with a Ford Fiesta RRC. The presence of the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 will complicate the defense of the title of Al-Attiyah. This fact, in addition to the official programme of M-Sport’s Ford Fiesta R5 Plus and Elfyn Evans almost obligated to compete at Skoda Motorsport. The business of the sale of the R5 is in the game.