Rally Italia Sardegna: ŠKODA drivers Kopecký and Veiby fighting for WRC 2 victory on the Mediterranean island
ŠKODA factory driver Jan Kopecký (CZE) can definitely be called “Mister 100 per cent”. Together with his navigator Pavel Dresler (CZE) he won all rallies up to now he started in 2018. The ŠKODA crew won all three rounds of the Czech Rally Championship and on top of that the WRC 2 category of the World Championship rounds Rally Monte-Carlo and Rally France-Tour de Corse. At the up-coming Rally Italia Sardegna (07/06/-10/06/2018), they want to continue their winning streak and reduce the gap to WRC 2 overall leader and teammate Pontus Tidemand, who as planned is not competing on the Mediterranean island. ŠKODA juniors Ole Christian Veiby and Stig Rune Skjaermœn (NOR/NOR) are competing in the factory team’s second ŠKODA FABIA R5. In 2017 the two Norwegians finished second behind winner Kopecký and are again among the top favourites for victory on Sardinia’s tough gravel stages this year.