› More than 450 units sold and over 1,700 victories: As the FABIA Rally2 and Rally2 evo, the ŠKODA FABIA is one of the most successful rally vehicles in the world
› Twelve world titles for ŠKODA Motorsport and its customer teams in driver and team categories between 2015 and 2022
› ŠKODA works team engineers collaborated with ŠKODA Austria, Kreisel Electric and Baumschlager Rallye & Racing to develop ŠKODA RE-X1 Kreisel electric rally car
Mladá Boleslav, 14 June 2022 – The ŠKODA FABIA is among the most successful rally vehicles in the world: From 2015 to 2022, the rally version of the popular Czech small car dominated the WRC2 category as the FABIA Rally2 and FABIA Rally2 evo. The more than 450 units built by ŠKODA Motorsport had clinched 1,710 victories by April 2022, including four triumphs in the legendary Monte Carlo Rally. ŠKODA Motorsport and its customer teams celebrated twelve world championship titles in driver and team categories with vehicles based on the third-generation FABIA, making the FABIA Rally2 and FABIA Rally2 evo even more successful than their predecessors, the FABIA S2000 and FABIA WRC. ŠKODA Motorsport is also working on many innovative projects, including the all-electric rally car ŠKODA RE-X1 Kreisel.
Based on the third-generation FABIA, the FABIA Rally2 marked the beginning of a hugely successful era for ŠKODA Motorsport in 2015: The Czech car manufacturer’s motorsport division has so far delivered more than 450 units to customer teams, making the FABIA Rally2 and Rally2 evo the most frequently delivered Rally2 vehicle worldwide since 2016. The customer teams and the ŠKODA Motorsport works team had secured 1,710 victories and 4,116 podium finishes in 12,616 events around the world by April 2022. ŠKODA works drivers Esapekka Lappi (Finland/2016), Pontus Tidemand (Sweden/2017), Jan Kopecký (Czech Republic/2018), Kalle Rovanperä (Finland/2019) and ŠKODA customer team drivers Pierre-Louis Loubet (France/2019) and Andreas Mikkelsen (Norway/2021) won six drivers’ titles in the WRC2 and WRC2 Pro classes in the World Rally Championship during this period. In addition, Mladá Boleslav claimed the team title five times, with the customer team Toksport WRT clinching the team title once.
ŠKODA Motorsport and its customer teams have won more than 20 titles in Europe since 2015, including in the main category of the European Championship with Andreas Mikkelsen (2021) and Britain’s Chris Ingram (2019) behind the wheel. Added to this are victories in the FIA Championships in Africa (ARC), North and Central America (NACAM), South America (CODASUR), Asia-Pacific (APRC) and the Middle East Rally Championship (MERC). At the national level, drivers and teams claimed no fewer than 100 championships worldwide with the FABIA Rally2 or FABIA Rally2 evo, including six victories in the Czech Republic, the manufacturer’s home country, and three wins in Germany.
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