Škoda Fabia R5

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Škoda Fabia R5
Skoda Fabia R5 de Sébastien Bedoret et deThomas Walbrecq Deutsche Rallye 2018.jpg
CategoryR5
ConstructorŠkoda Motorsport
Homologation1 April 2015
PredecessorŠkoda Fabia S2000
SuccessorŠkoda Fabia R5 Evo
Technical specifications
Length3,994 mm
Width1,820 mm
Engine1.6 L (98 cu in) 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbocharged
Weight1,230 kg
TyresMichelin
Competition history
Notable entrantsCzech Republic Škoda Motorsport
Notable driversWorld Rally Championship-2:
Czech Republic Jan Kopecký
Finland Eerik Pietarinen
Finland Kalle Rovanperä
Sweden Pontus Tidemand
Asia-Pacific Rally Championship:
India Gaurav Gill
Japan Yuya Sumiyama
DebutWorld Rally Championship-2:
Monaco 2015 Monte Carlo Rally
European Rally Championship:
Belgium 2015 Ypres Rally
Asia-Pacific Rally Championship:
China 2015 Rally China
First winWorld Rally Championship-2:
Poland 2015 Rally Poland
European Rally Championship:
Belgium 2015 Ypres Rally
Asia-Pacific Rally Championship:
China 2015 Rally China
Teams' Championships2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 World Rally Championship-2 for Teams
Drivers' Championships2016, 2017, 2018 World Rally Championship-2 for Drivers
2016, 2017, 2018 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship for Drivers
A Fabia R5 in the colours of Škoda's factory team on display at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.
Fabia R5 Evo of Jan Kopecký in 2019

The Škoda Fabia R5 is a rally car built by Škoda Motorsport. It is based upon the Škoda Fabia road car and is built to Group R5 regulations. It made its competition début in 2015 as a successor to the Škoda Fabia S2000. The car proved to be very successful in the World Rally Championship-2 class, winning thirty-five events between 2015 and 2018. Esapekka Lappi won the 2016 World Rally Championship-2 drivers title with four victories, Pontus Tidemand won the 2017 championship and Jan Kopecký won the 2018 championship.[1][2][3] Škoda Motorsport won the FIA World Rally Championship-2 for Teams in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Starting in 2019, Škoda Motorsport entered the Fabia R5 in the professional class of the World Rally Championship-2.[4] An updated version of the Fabia R5 known as the Škoda Fabia R5 Evo was introduced during the 2019 season.[5][6]

The Fabia R5 has also competed in regional rally championships in Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Gaurav Gill won the 2016 and 2017 Asia-Pacific titles and Yuya Sumiyama won the 2018 championship. The car has also won a further fourteen rounds of the European Rally Championship.

From a commercial and competitive standpoint, the Fabia is the one of the most successful cars in the history of the R5 category, winning over 700 rally competitions all around the world, and selling over 240 units to independent teams and owners over a three-and-a-half year period.[citation needed]

Results[edit]

World Rally Championship-2 Pro victories[edit]

Year No. Event Driver Co-driver
2019 1 Chile 2019 Rally Chile Finland Kalle Rovanperä Finland Jonne Halttunen
2 Portugal 2019 Rally de Portugal Finland Kalle Rovanperä Finland Jonne Halttunen
3 Italy 2019 Rally Italia Sardegna Finland Kalle Rovanperä Finland Jonne Halttunen
4 Finland 2019 Rally Finland Finland Kalle Rovanperä Finland Jonne Halttunen
5 Germany 2019 Rallye Deutschland Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
6 United Kingdom 2019 Wales Rally GB Finland Kalle Rovanperä Finland Jonne Halttunen

World Rally Championship-2 victories[edit]

Year No. Event Driver Co-driver
2015 1 Poland 2015 Rally Poland Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm
2 Finland 2015 Rally Finland Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm
3 Germany 2015 Rallye Deutschland Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
4 Spain 2015 Rally Catalunya Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Emil Axelsson
2016 5 Mexico 2016 Rally México Finland Teemu Suninen Finland Mikko Markkula
6 Argentina 2016 Rally Argentina Peru Nicolás Fuchs Argentina Fernando Mussano
7 Portugal 2016 Rally de Portugal Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson
8 Italy 2016 Rally Italia Sardegna Finland Teemu Suninen Finland Mikko Markkula
9 Poland 2016 Rally Poland Finland Teemu Suninen Finland Mikko Markkula
10 Finland 2016 Rally Finland Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm
11 Germany 2016 Rallye Deutschland Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm
12 Spain 2016 Rally Catalunya Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
13 United Kingdom 2016 Wales Rally GB Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm
14 Australia 2016 Rally Australia Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm
2017 15 Monaco 2017 Monte Carlo Rally Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Anders Jæger
16 Sweden 2017 Rally Sweden Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson
17 Mexico 2017 Rally Mexico Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson
18 France 2017 Tour de Corse Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Anders Jæger
19 Argentina 2017 Rally Argentina Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson
20 Portugal 2017 Rally de Portugal Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson
21 Italy 2017 Rally Italia Sardegna Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
22 Poland 2017 Rally Poland Norway Ole Christian Veiby Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen
23 Finland 2017 Rally Finland Finland Jari Huttunen Finland Antti Linnaketo
24 United Kingdom 2017 Wales Rally GB Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson
2018 25 Monaco 2018 Monte Carlo Rally Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
26 Mexico 2018 Rally Mexico Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson
27 France 2018 Tour de Corse Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
28 Argentina 2018 Rally Argentina Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson
29 Portugal 2018 Rally de Portugal Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson
30 Italy 2018 Rally Italia Sardegna Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
31 Finland 2018 Rally Finland Finland Eerik Pietarinen Finland Juhana Raitanen
32 Germany 2018 Rallye Deutschland Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
33 Turkey 2018 Rally Turkey Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
34 United Kingdom 2018 Wales Rally GB Finland Kalle Rovanperä Finland Jonne Halttunen
35 Spain 2018 Rally Catalunya Finland Kalle Rovanperä Finland Jonne Halttunen
2019 36 Mexico 2019 Rally Mexico Mexico Benito Guerra Jr. Mexico Jaime Zapata Ortega
37 France 2019 Tour de Corse Italy Fabio Andolfi Italy Simone Scattolin
38 Portugal 2019 Rally de Portugal France Pierre-Louis Loubet France Vincent Landais
39 Italy 2019 Rally Italia Sardegna France Pierre-Louis Loubet France Vincent Landais
40 Finland 2019 Rally Finland Russia Nikolay Gryazin Russia Yaroslav Fedorov
41 Germany 2019 Rallye Deutschland Germany Fabian Kreim Germany Tobias Braun
42 Turkey 2019 Rally Turkey Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz Poland Maciej Szczepaniak

European Rally Championship victories[edit]

Year No. Event Driver Co-driver
2015 1 Belgium 2015 Ypres Rally Belgium Freddy Loix Netherlands Johan Gitsels
2 Czech Republic 2015 Barum Rally Zlín Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
2016 3 Greece 2016 Acropolis Rally Latvia Ralfs Sirmacis Latvia Arturs Šimins
4 Belgium 2016 Ypres Rally Belgium Freddy Loix Netherlands Johan Gitsels
5 Estonia 2016 Rally Estonia Latvia Ralfs Sirmacis Latvia Māris Kulšs
6 Czech Republic 2016 Barum Rally Zlín Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
7 Latvia 2016 Rally Liepāja Latvia Ralfs Sirmacis Latvia Māris Kulšs
2017 8 Portugal 2017 Rallye Açores Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Hugo Magalhães
9 Czech Republic 2017 Barum Rally Zlín Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
10 Latvia 2017 Rally Liepāja Russia Nikolay Gryazin Russia Yaroslav Fedorov
2018 11 Greece 2018 Acropolis Rally Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Hugo Magalhães
12 Cyprus 2018 Rally Cyprus Cyprus Simos Galatariotis Cyprus Antonis Ioannou
13 Czech Republic 2018 Barum Rally Zlín Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
14 Poland 2018 Rally Poland Russia Nikolay Gryazin Russia Yaroslav Fedorov
2019 15 Italy 2019 Rally di Roma Capitale Italy Giandomenico Basso Italy Lorenzo Granai
16 Czech Republic 2019 Barum Rally Zlín Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Pavel Dresler

Asia-Pacific Rally Championship victories[edit]

Year No. Event Driver Co-driver
2015 1 China 2015 Rally China Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Emil Axelsson
2016 2 New Zealand 2016 International Rally of Whangarei India Gaurav Gill Australia Glenn MacNeall
3 Australia 2016 International Rally of Queensland India Gaurav Gill Australia Glenn MacNeall
4 Japan 2016 Rally Hokkaido India Gaurav Gill Australia Glenn MacNeall
5 Malaysia 2016 Malaysian Rally India Gaurav Gill Australia Glenn MacNeall
6 India 2016 Rally of India India Gaurav Gill Australia Glenn MacNeall
2017 7 New Zealand 2017 International Rally of Whangarei India Gaurav Gill Australia Glenn MacNeall
8 Australia 2017 National Capital Rally Norway Ole Christian Veiby Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen
9 Malaysia 2017 Malaysian Rally Norway Ole Christian Veiby Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen
10 Japan 2017 Rally Hokkaido India Gaurav Gill Australia Glenn MacNeall
11 India 2017 Rally of India India Gaurav Gill Australia Glenn MacNeall
2018 12 Australia 2018 National Capital Rally Australia Eli Evans Australia Ben Searcy
13 Malaysia 2018 Malaysian Rally Japan Yuya Sumiyama Japan Takahiro Yasui
14 Japan 2018 Rally Hokkaido Japan Yuya Sumiyama Japan Takahiro Yasui

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lappi claims title with Australia win". WRC. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Tidemand Clinches Title". fia.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 20 August 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  3. ^ "WRC 2 in Spanin: Rovanperä Nets Masterful win". wrc.com. WRC. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  4. ^ Evans, David (28 November 2018). "Skoda Motorsport scales back for 2019 WRC2 season, Tidemand exits". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2019" (PDF). rallydeportugal.pt. Rally de Portugal. 23 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Kopecký Scored His First Victory with Updated FABIA R5". skoda-motorsport.com. Škoda Motorsport. 18 May 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.

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