ŠKODA has announced that the Fabia S2000 - one of the most successful rally cars of the Super 2000 era - will be succeeded by an all-new model, the Fabia R5.
In addition to developing the Fabia R5, ŠKODA will continue to campaign the current Fabia S2000 in 2014. ŠKODA will enter cars on selected rounds of both the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC).
Current ERC Champions Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler will tackle the APRC, while rising star Esapekka Lappi (who contested the APRC in 2013) will line up in the ERC with co-driver Janne Ferm. The German pairing of Sepp Wiegand and Frank Christian will also contest rounds of the ERC in a factory-prepared (ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland) Fabia S2000.