The 2017 season has been the most successful season of motorsport in ŠKODA history. The ŠKODA FABIA R5 drivers have won no fewer than five highly prized international championships this season as well as securing twelve national titles as well. WORLD The roll call of championship victories begins at the very pinnacle of rallying, the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), where Pontus Tidemand and co-driver Jonas Andersson clinched the WRC2 title in emphatic fashion, winning five rallies along the way. It was a second successive WRC2 Drivers’ title for ŠKODA Motorsport as well as completing a hat-trick of Teams’ titles too. ASIA - PACIFIC In the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), Gaurav Gill, driving a FABIA R5 for the ŠKODA MRF team, which is supported by the ŠKODA factory, made it six Drivers’, Teams’ and Manufacturers’ titles in a row. He retained the APRC title he won last year and claimed his third title overall. SOUTH AMERICA In South America, Gustavo Saba also retained the CODASUR South American Rally Championship title. It was his fifth CODASUR title, which makes him the most successful driver in the CODASUR championship history. The most recent three (2013, 2016 and 2017) have been in ŠKODA cars. AFRICA And in Africa, Manvir Baryan wrote a new chapter in ŠKODA motorsport history as he secured the first ever rally victory for a ŠKODA car on African soil at the Mombasa Rally in the Kenyan championship. He then went on to add a maiden win in the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) at the Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally, before completing a glorious treble in October by becoming the first ŠKODA driver to win the ARC title after his win at the Zambia International Rally. EUROPE Meanwhile, in Europe, the newly created FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship was won by 2016 ERC Junior Champion, Marijan Griebel. Griebel only drove the first four of six rallies in the championship, but three wins and a podium at the fourth ensured he would be the champion.