After the corona break, ŠKODA Motorsport is now operating at a full swing again. The 353rd Rally FABIA was delivered to a customer just before the weekend, when on the MOGUL Test-Rally in Sosnová the motorsport competition was restarted.
ŠKODA privateer Petr Semerád (CZE), who also is the e-game ambassador for the Czech brand, proved his speed in the real world behind the steering wheel of a ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo and won the event together with his co-driver Filip Šindelář (CZE).
ŠKODA factory driver Jan Kopecký (CZE) set together with Jan Hloušek (CZE) the first fastest stage time, but lost his chances for the victory due to a puncture.
After months of restrictions due to the corona crisis, the recent Friday was a special day for ŠKODA Motorsport. In the headquarter at Mladá Boleslav, the 353rd Rally FABIA was handed over. Pavel Paickr, Executive director of Entry Engineering, received the car which will be used in the future by European Junior Rally Champions (ERC1) Filip Mareš.
One day later at the race and rally track of Sosnová, the engine sound of the successful Czech rally car could be heard again at the MOGUL Test-Rally. Czech record winner and WRC2 Champion from 2018, Jan Kopecký, paired up again with co-driver Jan Hloušek and set with his ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo after a long break the first fastest time in rallying competition. A puncture on the second stage costed a possible win. Petr Semerád, who is ŠKODA’s e-game ambassador, proved his speed in the real rallying world and took the victory after a tense finish together with his co-driver Filip Šindelář.
“It was amazing to drive the ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo after a long break in competition again. On top of that, it was a good warm up for Jan and myself before the competition in the Czech Rally Championship will start at the upcoming Rally Bohemia”, emphasized Jan Kopecký.
The seven times Czech Rally Champion is together with his co-driver Jan Hloušek one of the top favourites for the Rally Bohemia (10/07/–12/07/2020).
Result MOGUL Test-Rally Sosnová
1. Semerád/ Šindelář (CZE/CZE), ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, 24:03.5 min.
2. Štajf/Rajnoha(CZE/CZE), VW Polo GTI Rally2, +2.8 sec.
3. Vlček/Jugasová (CZE/CZE), Hyundai i20 Rally2, +11.1 sec.
4. Kačírek/ Řiháková (CZE/CZE), ŠKODA FABIA Rally2, +12.2 sec.
5. Pech jun./Uhel (CZE/CZE), Ford Focus RS WRC 06, +12.4 sec.
Source: automobilsport.com Images; Skoda