ŠKODA celebrated the overall victory in the Manufacturers category already at the previous event in San Remo and today the brand has completed a hattrick of doubles after dominating both categories without a break since 2010. This year has seen ŠKODA win also the European Championship (Hänninen & Markkula) and, for the first time in history, the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) in which the brand won both the Manufacturers and the Drivers (Atkinson & Prevot) categories, too. Furthermore, ŠKODA has already won six national championships this year.
Highlighting the brand´s achievements in various championships, Head of ŠKODA´s motorsport activities Michal Hrabánek says: “This year´s results have undoubtedly decorated the history of ŠKODA´s motorsport activities. We have achieved a hattrick of victories in both the Manufacturers and the Drivers categories of the IRC to become the most successful brand in the entire history of the IRC. We are enormously pleased to have won the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship for the first time, because the local markets are of vital importance for ŠKODA´s future. The European Championship title and six national championship titles show that the whole ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000 project is a success in the long term. I´d like to thank all those who have been involved in this project, whether at the beginning or later on. We all appreciate these achievements a great deal. We have added some more golden lines to the curriculum vitae of the ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000.”
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