“It always had a tendency to oversteer, but it was never treacherous. There were no nasty surprises, it was simple and pleasant to drive. The overall setup, from the suspension to the body to the steering, was great. The OCTAVIA WRC was just spectacular to drive. Mostly, its strength was on display in the harsh conditions and that was always the reason I liked it,” says Schwarz as he describes the characteristics of the car he drove in the ŠKODA factory colours for three seasons – 1999, 2000 and 2001.