The car’s quality is confirmed by František Drábek, who, as Head of Product Line Compact, knows every inch of the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS, the car prepared for the record run. František Drábek will sit next to Sabine Schmitz, as there is surely no one more qualified to ride in the front passenger seat for this record attempt.
“The RS denotes rally sport and reflects the ŠKODA brand’s motorsport history. People who pursue an active lifestyle will love the KODIAQ RS. A single car enables them to ferry their family around safely and yet also race on a circuit like this one,” says Drábek as he briefly characterises the vehicle.
“The Nordschleife is the hardest race track in the world. So much work goes into making a car fast here. The engineers did a very good job to make a stock car go fast here. I felt very comfortable from the beginning, which I really hadn’t expected,” said Schmitz ahead of her record drive. “The KODIAQ RS has been tested on several circuits in Europe during its development. I have no worries,” says Drábek, showing his unconcealed confidence in the car.