May 23, 2016

Pontus Tidemand gives Skoda Motorsport the first win of the season in the WRC 2

The speedy Swedes Pontus Tidemand/Jonas Andersson passed the ultimate endurance test at the Rally Portugal and gave Skoda Motorsport their first win of the season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2). Despite two damaged tyres on the
368 classified kilometres, the works duo got an emphatic win. Skoda Motorsport's second start of the season in the WRC 2 was a triumph for the Skoda Fabia R5: Behind Tidemand/Andersson, the customer team Nicolás Fuchs/Fernando Mussano (PE/PE) clinched a one-two result for the Skoda brand.

"This gravel rally in Portugal really took everything out of man and machine. Pontus Tidemand and Jonas Andersson weren't thrown off course by the minor setbacks and showed a very strong performance in the face of fierce rivals. My congratulations go to the entire Skoda Motorsport team, who did a fantastic job. This is a great success for the Skoda brand," said Michal Hrabánek.

Final standings Rally Portugal (WRC 2)
1. Tidemand/Andersson (S/S) Skoda Fabia R5 4:10:46.2 hrs.
2. Fuchs/Mussano (PE/PE) Skoda Fabia R5 + 1:28.8 min.
3. Aasen/Gulbæk (N/N) Ford Fiesta R5 + 3:19.7 min.
4. Pedder/Moscatt (AUS/AUS) Skoda Fabia R5 + 3:19.9 min.
5. Campos/Magalhães (P/P) Skoda Fabia R5 + 4:06.8 min.
6. de Mevius/Jalet (B/B) Skoda Fabia R5 + 6:11.6 min.
10. Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ/CZ) ŠKODA Fabia R5 + 15:36.0 min.

FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2)
Rally Monte Carlo : 21-24.01.2016
Rally Sweden : 11-14.02.2016
Rally Mexico : 03-06.03.2016
Rally Argentina : 21-24.04.2016
Rally Portugal : 19-22.05.2016
Rally Italy : 09-12.06.2016
Rally Poland : 01-03.07.2016
Rally Finland : 28-31.07.2016
Rally Germany : 18-21.08.2016
Rally China : 08-11.09.2016
Rally Corsica : 29-02.10.2016
Rally Spain : 13-16.10.2016
Rally Great Britain : 27-30.10.2016
Rally Australia : 17-20.11.2016


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