After the second world war, ŠKODA continued its motorsports activities. A compact racing sports car based on the ŠKODA 1101 showed its stuff on the Spa circuit, as well as at the Monte Carlo rally, the Tour d’Europe and the Race for Peace and Friendship.
The new ŠKODA Octavia, presented in 1959, achieved some notable successes in the 1.3-litre touring car class. And a new chapter began in the 1960s with the ŠKODA 1000 MB.
In 1975, the ŠKODA 130 RS became one of the most successful rally cars of its time. The victory at the 1981 European Touring Car Championship and the 1977 double victory at the Monte Carlo rally in the 1.3-litre category are just two examples of its success.
With the arrival of Volkswagen Group in 1991, motorsports was given a new lease of life. The factory team driving the ŠKODA Favorit won the 1994 FIA World Championship in the two-litre category. The ŠKODA Octavia WRC, introduced by the company in 1999, entered the elite class of international races – the WRC world championships.