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Skoda Fabia R5 wins first time out!

Post  Sal on Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:42 pm

The brand new R5 from Skoda had its first competitive run at the weekend on a round of the Czech championship with Jan Kopecky at the wheel and it won! Competition wasn't too shabby with Bouffier in a DS3 R5 etc and 2 litre WRC cars so it bodes well for the car even though the team boss thinks the tarmac set up is compromised due to the R5 regs!


Some footage here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko1F4e-4maY

Event stills

http://www.ewrc.cz/ewrc/fotogalery.php?events=21748&fotograf=10

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Post  reeft1 on Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:59 pm

Nice looking motor
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Post  bmd on Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:09 pm

good to see the return of another team, with toyota also in the main wrc mix in a year or two.....the more the merrier!


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Post  newt5550 on Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:40 pm

Skoda looks very nice and Mark will be a happy chappie, but I think the Porsches sounded lovely. We need more of them rallying in this country.
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Post  Cardy on Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:30 pm

newt5550 wrote:Skoda looks very nice and Mark will be a happy chappie, but I think the Porsches sounded lovely. We need more of them rallying in this country.

GT class in british championship next year hope theres a few running Cool
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Post  Mark Lowe on Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:12 pm

Mmmm Fabia R5
Beware M-Sport the new boys are in town to win.
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Post  newt5550 on Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:24 pm

Mark Lowe wrote:Mmmm Fabia R5
Beware M-Sport the new boys are in town to win.


Knew you would like it Wink
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Post  newt5550 on Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:24 pm

Cardy wrote:
newt5550 wrote:Skoda looks very nice and Mark will be a happy chappie, but I think the Porsches sounded lovely. We need more of them rallying in this country.

GT class in british championship next year hope theres a few running Cool


I do hope there is Cool
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Post  reeft1 on Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:19 pm

The MSA could either make the BRC what it should be, a tier 1 rally championship attracting wrc, r5, 2wd, gt etc event or ferk it up by making it a single format event 2wd just various classes as it was - rumours are its leaning towards the former which will hopefully spawn a future world champ and increase participation and spectator enjoyment
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Post  Cardy on Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:01 pm

first customer cars Cool

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Post  Sal on Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:09 am

Baumschlager was always scheduled to be one of the first if not the first to get customer cars closely followed by Mr Loix! Neil Simpson is looking to get one in the UK and has an entry in for the Greystoke Stages in the car!

Looks nice in Red Bull livery and think the R5 looks even more aggressive than the S2000 machine.

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Post  srsmodels on Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:22 pm

Looks awesome in the top pic in tarmac trim

However it looks totally crap as do all rally cars in gravel trim with those silly little wheels

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Post  Cardy on Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:53 pm

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Post  Mark Lowe on Sat May 02, 2015 7:37 pm

And another win
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Post  Mark Lowe on Sat May 02, 2015 7:43 pm

Just been told they have sold 56 already
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Post  reeft1 on Sat May 02, 2015 7:57 pm

Nice bit of business
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Post  omer yetis on Sun May 03, 2015 5:49 am

if they so far sold 56.... thats a real contender for the 125 something Fiesta R5's in many years
so which one is the success?

on the other hand, I believe VAG group is doing a great job in motorsports! I feel they really bring a new level to motorsport with their cars and their marketing strategy. even their small but effective adds during the WRC events shows their different mentality and their approach to the sport....

I feel like with the new R5 almost same as their Polo WRC....

lets see what near future brings but I hope this time they will move a bit further and not stuck in ERC.... hope they will do the WRC2, Asia Pasific etc.....
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Post  Sal on Sun May 03, 2015 7:31 am

Two works cars entered in WRC2 for Portugal so your wishes coming true already! Lappi and Tiedumund driving.

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Post  omer yetis on Sun May 03, 2015 11:46 am

cheers Sal
thats a good news. lets see how they perform against Fiesta R5's....
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Post  Mark Lowe on Sun May 03, 2015 1:31 pm

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