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SKODA AUTO at the 31st Volkswagen GTI Meeting at Worthersee

SKODA Citigo Rally design concept

At the largest tuning event featuring vehicles of the Volkswagen Group, SKODA AUTO will show exciting concept cars. At an exhibition area of more than 600 m², the concept cars “SKODA Citigo Rally” and “SKODA Citigo DJ Car” will make their first appearance. In the evening, an international top DJ will perform on the center stage of the SKODA concert area. Tomorrow, seven teams will already set out from Prague with SKODA vehicles and head toward Lake Worthersee in Austria. Continue reading ‘SKODA AUTO at the 31st Volkswagen GTI Meeting at Worthersee’

SKODA Motorsport wants a hat-trick in the 2012 IRC

SKODA Motorsport, 2012 Fabia Super 2000

The SKODA Motorsport team will continue the Fabia Super 2000 project also in the upcoming year 2012. This year the project has led to the greatest achievements in the brand’s long history of motorsport efforts. The participation in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge championship with the Fabia Super 2000 where SKODA has won the titles in both the Drivers and Manufacturers categories for two consecutive years remains the brand’s top priority. Continue reading ‘SKODA Motorsport wants a hat-trick in the 2012 IRC’

Hanninen, Red Bull SKODA Team win Acropolis Rally

SWRC Skoda Red Bull

It would have been indeed difficult to find a better place for the first victory in SWRC. The Red Bull SKODA team won the legendary Acropolis Rally, one of the most difficult events in the rallying calendar. The season’s fourth event saw Juho Hanninen win after putting in a brilliant performance – a combination of speed, patience and cool-headedness. Continue reading ‘Hanninen, Red Bull SKODA Team win Acropolis Rally’

IRC: SKODA Motorsport heads to the Prime Yalta Rally this weekend

Skoda Rally

The Ukraine Rally is part of the IRC calendar for the first time in history. Unfamiliar tracks will be a big challenge for all the crews to take part.

The fourth IRC event this season, the Prime Yalta Rally scheduled to take place in the Ukraine over June 2-4, will see SKODA Motorsport (factory team) at full strength. The team’s ambitions for this asphalt rally that is part of the IRC calendar for the first time in history are high. Besides the reigning IRC champions Juho Hanninen & Mikko Markkula, the event will see a further four Fabia Super 2000s, including one to be driven by Jan Kopecky, currently second in the IRC rankings. The program of the Prime Yalta Rally consists of 14 stages (262 kilometers in total). Continue reading ‘IRC: SKODA Motorsport heads to the Prime Yalta Rally this weekend’

Four Skoda Fabia Super 2000s to race at Rally Islas Canarias

Skoda Fabia Super 2000

Both Skoda Motorsport factory crews will appear at the second event of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge to take place in the Canary Islands from 14-16 April. Furthermore, the field will include two Fabia Super 2000s supported by importers – Skoda Belgium and Skoda UK. Skoda took the first three places in this race last year. Continue reading ‘Four Skoda Fabia Super 2000s to race at Rally Islas Canarias’

S-WRC: A strong debut for the newly formed Red Bull Skoda Team

Red Bull Skoda, Mexico Rally

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After initial difficulties: Juho Hanninen / Mikko Markkula (FIN), Skoda Fabia S2000, finish third in the S-WRC as the best of the Skoda teams in Mexico, ninth in the overall classification. Continue reading ‘S-WRC: A strong debut for the newly formed Red Bull Skoda Team’

Red Bull Skoda to make debut at Mexico Rally

Red Bull Skoda, Mexico Rally, Fabia S2000

The international rallying community is becoming increasingly excited as the first weekend of March is approaching – the newly established Red Bull Skoda team is going to have a premiere. The team around IRC Champion Juho Hanninen is going to make its debut as part of Red Bull Skoda, and Hanninen & Markkula will make their first-ever appearance in Mexico. The Mexico Rally is one of the most exciting and also one of the most challenging events of the entire S-WRC series. Juho Hanninen & Mikko Markkula are going to face strong international competition with a Skoda Fabia S2000. Their team colleagues, Hermann Gassner jr. & Katharina Wustenhagen, are going to appear at the following event in Jordan. Continue reading ‘Red Bull Skoda to make debut at Mexico Rally’

IRC: Skoda succeeds in an extremely difficult Rally Monte Carlo

Freddy Loix put in a great performance to finish second overall,

Freddy Loix in a Skoda Fabia S2000 of Skoda Motorsport factory team came second in the world’s most famous rally which, as is so typical of this event, was strongly affected by quickly changing weather conditions. Continue reading ‘IRC: Skoda succeeds in an extremely difficult Rally Monte Carlo’




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