Skoda Motorsport will focus its efforts on its Intercontinental Rally Challenge bid for the next few months following Jan Kopecky's victory on the Czech championship-counting Wallachia Rally last weekend.

Kopecky and co-driver Petr Stary won the 30th running of the rally in a Fabia Super 2000, which carried a livery reminiscent of the design used by the manufacturer in the 1970s. Skoda is celebrating 110 years of motorsport participation this year.

"We were one of the biggest favourites at the Wallachia Rally and we wanted to meet those expectations," explained Skoda Motorsport boss, Michal Hrabanek. "We are also pleased that the other Fabias, the private ones, have succeeded [too].

"We are going to take a break now in the home championship and focus on the IRC, which is top of our agenda this season.

"In all probability, the next home event we will take part in will be the Hustopece Rally in June."



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