Skoda Motorsport is also preparing to face the WRC 2017


The test of the new generation of World Rally Cars
taken center stage in recent weeks, but what is certain is that the
four manufacturers that compete in the top category of the WRC are not the
only ones that are working ahead of the season 2017. In this aspect, Skoda
Motorsport has also begun preparing for the Rally Monte carlo
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will open the Championship World Rally to the mid of the next month of January.
Therefore, the formation Czech has taken his Skoda Fabia R5 to the Alps
to get a good start to the defence of the title of WRC2.

Skoda Motorsport was the force that the hegemonic of the second
category of the World Rally throughout 2016
and not only for the triumph
end of Esapekka Lappi, but by the absolute control exercised by the Skoda
Fabia R5, always with the permission of Elfyn Evans. In fact, the pilots
official Skoda they got six wins
throughout the thirteen tests
in the championship, while Teemu Suninen and Nicolás Fuchs had accumulated four victories
with two Fabia R5 private. The end result is that five of the six
first classified in WRC2 reached these positions with the vehicle

Among these riders included Jan Kopecký and Pontus Tidemand,
the two men that, in principle, keep the band of riders officers
Skoda Motorsport in 2016. At least that is what follows from this test that Kopecký and Tidemand have been able to try out the small evolutions
riding the Skoda Fabia R5
on the asphalt of the French Alps, the entire time
that Esapekka Lappi has already announced a couple of months ago that their stage in Skoda came to an end, a priori, a decision that comes linked to a move to Toyota Gazoo
Racing that still has not been formalized.