› #wrc 2 Champions Pontus Tidemand and co-driver Jonas Andersson (ŠKODA FABIA R5) took second place in #wrc 2 with only 4,5 seconds behind the winner
› Teammates Ole Christian Veiby/Stig Rune Skjærmoen finished third in #wrc 2 after a tense competition on snow and ice at the second round of FIA World #Rally Championship
› ŠKODA Motorsport boss Michal Hrabánek: “After Jan Kopecký drove a ŠKODA #fabiar5 to victory at #Rally Monte-Carlo, our good start into the 2018 season continues.”
Torsby/Sweden, 18 February 2018 – The two ŠKODA Motorsport crews Pontus Tidemand/Jonas Andersson (SWE/SWE) and Ole Christian Veiby/Stig Rune Skjærmoen (NOR/NOR) climbed onto #Rally Sweden’s #wrc 2 podium with second and third position after a thrilling battle in the category. After the victory of Jan Kopecký at #Rally Monte-Carlo, the good start of ŠKODA Motorsport into the 2018 motorsport season continues at the second round of the FIA World #Rally Championship.
The fight for victory in the highly competitive #wrc 2 category at #Rally #Sweden turned into a threeway battle right from the start. Reigning #wrc 2 Champions Pontus Tidemand/Jonas Andersson (SWE/SWE), driving a ŠKODA #fabiar5, set the fastest time on the opening stage of the #Rally. Being the first car of the #wrc 2 category, they had to set the tracks in the snow for the R5 cars and lost some time. Nevertheless, at the end of Friday they held second in the #wrc 2 category only four seconds behind category leader Takamoto Katsuta (Ford). Tidemand’s young ŠKODA teammate O.C. Veiby followed, a further 3.2 seconds behind the reigning #wrc Champions.
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