Skoda will be expanding the factory team of it’s European Rally Championship to three cars for the home rally in the Czech Republic, which will be taking place in August. Points leading Jan Kopecky, a regular for the Skoda company, will be jointed for Rally Zlin by the company’s WRC2 duo Sepp Wiegand and Esapekka Lappi.
This particular event is to be the rising star Esapekka Lappi’s second asphalt rally asphalt.
The Skoda company are very keen to give the Fabia S2000 the best possible home event success
The Skoda company is extremely keen to give the long serving Fabia S2000 the best possible success at the home event, which it has actually won every year for three years, before the new R5 cars take precedence.
So far, the firm has won five of the seven ERC rounds this season with Freddy Loix and Jan Kopecky.
Francois Delecour and Bryan Bouffier, who are Peugeot drivers are both currently working on deals for Zlin, though Robert Kubica and Craig Breen will not be rejoining the series until September in Poland.
Former World Rally Championship factory driver Roman Kresta will be in another Skoda
There will also be leading local drivers who will contest the event, including the former World Rally Championship factory driver Roman Kresta, in another Skoda vehicle.