For Jose Luis Abreu on December 1, 2022 10:03
The new Skoda Fabia RS Rally2 recently underwent a thorough dirt test in Greece, on surfaces that reveal any weaknesses of the rally car in development.
Four days of testing saw Kris Meeke and recent WRC2 champion Emil Lindholm at the wheel of the new Skoda Motorsport Rally2 car. For Chief Engineer Eric Mommey: “With these tests we wanted to make sure that the Skoda Fabia RS Rally2 survives even the toughest conditions”.
Since the Skoda Fabia RS Rally2 was type-approved, Skoda Motorsport technicians have focused more on adapting the car to the needs of customer teams around the world. Some of them have to face very difficult dirt meetings in their championship and the aim of the recent four-day test with the Fabia was to understand the limits of the car.
Since 2015, Skoda Motorsport has sold more than 470 units of the Fabia R5/Rally2 to customer teams around the world and the Czech brand does not want the car’s high level of competition to fall: “our job is to constantly push for the best package for our customers, ” says Chief Engineer Eric Mommey. In the quest to find the best solutions for the configuration of heavy dirt events, Mommey and his team traveled to Greece. The top is very desirable for a rally car. In Greece, you need a durable and reliable car more than anywhere else,” explains Mommey. In other words: it’s the perfect environment to prepare the Fabia RS Rally2 for any dirt rally that customer teams might encounter.