october 09, 2019 - Skoda Racing

Wales Rally GB: Game, set and WRC 2 Pro titles* for ŠKODA’s Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen

  • With two more rounds to go in the FIA World #rally Championship 2019, ŠKODA factory crew Kalle Rovanperä/ #jonnehalttunen (ŠKODA FABIA R5 evo) prematurely won the world champion titles of the WRC 2 Pro Championship*
  • ŠKODA works crew Jan Kopecký/Jan Hloušek finished second in WRC 2 Pro in Wales
  • ŠKODA Motorsport further increased lead in WRC 2 Pro manufacturers’ standings

Llandudno, 6 October 2019 – ŠKODA FABIA R5 evo crew Kalle Rovanperä/Jonne Halttunen (FIN/FIN) won the WRC 2 Pro category at Wales #rally GB (03/10/–06/10/2019), thus securing the WRC 2 Pro drivers’ titles* already two rounds before the final of the FIA World #rally Championship 2019. Thanks to additional points collected by their teammates Jan Kopecký (CZE) and co-driver Jan Hloušek (CZE), ŠKODA Motorsport could further increase the lead in the WRC 2 Pro manufacturers’ standings.

Driving a factory ŠKODA FABIA R5 evo, #kallerovanpera and #jonnehalttunen dominated the WRC 2 Pro competition at #rally Wales GB right from the start. Only a puncture during the second but last stage on Friday made them drop to second position temporarily. They moved back into the category lead on Saturday morning, defending that position right to the finish line on Sunday. After WRC 2 Pro victories at the WRC rounds in Chile, Portugal, Sardinia and Finland, it was season win number five for the Finnish crew. With a points total of 176 and only the WRC rounds in Spain and Australia remaining, they cannot be caught in the WRC 2 Pro driver’s standings any more. 

Further information in the press release to download