For the first time ever, a Chinese Rally team will campaign the Skoda Fabia R5, which is set to make it motorsport debut at Dongshan Bay Rim Rally.
For the first time ever, a Chinese Rally team will campaign rally cars from Skoda.
To date, Skoda has delivered more than 320 Skoda Fabia R5 and Skoda Fabia R5 evos to racing teams worldwide The DA-Motorsport Skoda Fabia R5 Rally Team was launched in Beijing with the attendance of Dr. Ralf Hanschen, President of Skoda China, Chen De'an, Head of DA-Motorsport, and Zhang Tao, Secretary General of the Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of China.
DA-Motorsport received two units of the Skoda Fabia R5 which were technically updated by Skoda Motorsport. The new team will make its racing debut at the China Rally Championship 2019 round in Dongshan Bay Rim.
The Skoda Fabia R5 was homologated by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) in 2015 and went on to win among others the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship four years in a row from 2015 to 2018.
The latest version of the Skoda Fabia R5 is equipped with an upgraded 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, produced together with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation-Volkswagen in Shanghai. The race engine features a new oil pump with an enhanced hydraulic regulation, an electric water pump and a more effective cooling system. To date, Skoda has delivered more than 320 Skoda Fabia R5 and Skoda Fabia R5 evos to racing teams worldwide.