Handing over of the new ŠKODA FABIA R5 evo to customer teams has already begun Toni Gardemeister Services (TGS) received the first vehicle delivered to a customer team in Mladá Boleslav.
The new ŠKODA FABIA R5 evo already had a successful competition debut in the hands of factory teams Kalle Rovanperä/Jonne Halttunen and Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler. ŠKODA Motorsportscored double victories in the WRC 2 Pro category at the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship rounds in Portugal and Sardinia. Now the new rally car from Mladá Boleslav is ready to be deliveredto the customers of ŠKODA Motorsport, too.
ŠKODA Motorsport boss Michal Hrabánek emphasizes: “The improved ŠKODA FABIA R5 evo is a follow-up of our successful R5 project. After an extended test program under challenging conditions we had a successful and promising start. During the first rallies, we encountered no technical issues at all and achieved two double victories in the WRC 2 Pro category of the World Rally Championship. Now we start to deliver the very reliable and competitive rally car to our customers.”
First ŠKODA FABIA R5 evo delivered to Team Toni Gardemeister Services (TGS)
Team Toni Gardemeister Services (TGS) was the first customer team to receive a ŠKODA FABIAR5 evo from Šárka Králová (responsible for customer program at ŠKODA Motorsport) in MladáBoleslav. Toni Gardemeister is looking forward to the first event with the new car: “I had successfulrallies with the ŠKODA FABIA S2000 and the ŠKODA FABIA R5, I am happy about the goodcooperation with ŠKODA Motorsport and proud to be the first customer team to receive the newŠKODA FABIA R5 evo!”.
The car will be competing with promising Finn Eerik Pietarinen at the wheel at the upcoming Rally Finland (01/08/–04/08/2019), where he is nominated to score points in the WRC 2 Pro category by the SKODA Motorsport team.