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  1. Misc. Professional Racing
    Before you and your team of semi-professional rally mechanics take to the woods to inevitably win the WRC2 championship in your Polo GTI R5, Volkswagen Motorsport had to shake it down to make sure it was ready for competition. We’ve been hearing over the past couple of weeks just how well...
  2. Misc. Professional Racing
    The result of VW’s latterly abandoned WRC racer, the Polo GTI R5 customer race car has successfully completed its first tests in Fortjohn… Fontjonk… Fontjoncouse, France. “A successful first test is a good sign and great motivation,” said Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport Director. “After the...
  3. Rally Racing
    ŠKODA kicks off the 2016 motorsport year with the WRC 2 rally in Sweden (11th to 14th February). Like last season, the three works drivers Pontus Tidemand (S), Jan Kopecký (CZ) and Esapekka Lappi (FIN) will set their sights on winning titles for ŠKODA in the Fabia R5 rally car. New to the ŠKODA...
  4. Misc. Professional Racing
    A first for ŠKODA Motorsport: The Rally Spain (22 to 25 October) will be the first WRC 2 rally to be contested by three ŠKODA works duos in the Fabia R5. A Finnish/Swedish/Czech driving crew will line up for ŠKODA at the penultimate WRC 2 event of the season: Alongside Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    Škoda Motorsport has continued their streak with an overall victory at Rally Germany, making it three in a row for the brand-new Fabia R5.  Making the victory just a bit more special, pilot Jan Kopecký drove the Fabia R5 to its first ever victory on asphalt, leading the WRC2 pack by more than...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen Motorsport will once again be joined by ŠKODA on the stages of WRC competition, as the Fabia R5 looks to continue its successful campaign in Germany.  ŠKODA heads to ADAC Rallye Deutschland after two consecutive one-two finishes, and driver Esapekka Lappi currently sitting atop the...
  7. Misc. Professional Racing
    Škoda's Fabia R5 will be joining Volkswagen Motorsport's Polo R WRC in Finland this weekend for the season's fastest rally.  Rally Finland will give the Fabia R5 it's toughest test yet, with average speeds of more than 100 kph and jumps that can launch a car more than 50 meters.  The event holds...
  8. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen Motorsport wasn't the only team under the Volkswagen Group umbrella to be successful in Poland this past weekend.  ŠKODA's Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm captured their first WRC2 victory behind the wheel of their all-new Fabia R5 after a commanding performance on the gravel roads of...
  9. Misc. Professional Racing
    ŠKODA looks to further the success of their Fabia R5 in its debut season when the team reports to Rally Poland this weekend.  After a late start, the R5 has captured a podium spot three times in the two races it's entered so far this year, causing the team to have understandably high hopes for...
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