Skoda settles into new home

WRC 2 champion Skoda Motorsport has moved its operations into a new headquarters in the Czech Republic town of Mladá Boleslav.

The purpose-built 16400 square metre facility is close to Skoda’s manufacturing factory and includes a research and development department, a workshop, the team’s logistics offices and a customer showroom.

Skoda Motorsport has sold more than 250 of its all-conquering Fabia R5 cars and boss Michal Hrabánek said: “This brand new facility clearly demonstrates Skoda’s commitment to motorsport.

“It will help us a lot to improve our customer service and to continue the success story of Skoda Motorsport worldwide.”

The Fabia R5 has dominated WRC 2 for the last three seasons. Esapekka Lappi and Pontus Tidemand won the drivers’ world title in 2016 and 2017, while Jan Kopecký, Tidemand and Kalle Rovanperä claimed a clean sweep of the top three places this year.

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