Veni, vidi, vici
Český Krumlov Rally: Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler on their
way to gold. The duo then also won in Hustopeče
to seal the overall championship victory.
The photo shows Lappi / Ferm winning an Asia Pacific
Rally Championship (APRC) event in New Zealand.
Gaurav Gill / Glen Macneall in a FABIA won in New
Caledonia first and then also in Malaysia. This handed
ŠKODA and Gill / Macneall the Championship title.
In 2013, the team’s FABIAs
were used by two duos:
Lappi / Ferm and Kopecký /
Dresler. Important change:
as the IRC was abandoned the
previous year, the European
Championship took priority.
The story that year went as
follows; first event, the Jänner
Rally in Austria – Czech duo win.
Canary Islands – Kopecký wins
for the third time. Rally Portugal – the Finns celebrate victory
after taking the lead in the first
special stage and maintained
it to the end. Barum Rally – Kopecký / Dresler win all nine special stages. Poland – Kopecký /
Dresler came third to secure the
European Championship before
the next rally scheduled to take
place in Croatia. In other words,
another great season full
of wins. And to cap it all,
ŠKODA Motorsport announced
their plan to launch the
ŠKODA FABIA R5 in 2015.
Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler won the Azores Rally 2013 to seal
their position in the European Championship and then increased
their lead by coming second in Corsica (pictured). Jan Kopecký
finished the season with number 222 – the number of local,
European Championship and World Championship
events he had completed.