An excellent second place in WRC2 for APRC driver Pontus Tidemand at Rally Poland driving a brand new Skoda Fabia R5. It was a good weekend for former APRC drivers too with Finland’s Esapekka Lappi winning the WRC2 category also in a Skoda R5, while New Zealander Haydon Paddon was 4th overall in WRC.
“What a fantastic weekend for ŠKODA! It cannot get any more perfect than 1-2 and it says a lot about the team and the cars we drive. Esapekka deserves this win and I am absolutely happy with our result, although it would have been even more fun to have a close fight until the finish. We got a real speed and endurance test with our Fabia R5 and we have really enjoyed these fast roads. In our last WRC 2 event, we finished third and now second so it goes in the right direction. If the trend lasts, we should win next time” says Pontus with a big smile
The next event in Pontus’ calendar is Rally Finland, another WRC event known for high speed. It takes place between 30 July and 2 August. The next APRC event on Tidemand’s calendar is Malaysian Rally 14-16 August.