Skoda teams up with Red Bull to appear in S-WRC

Article by Christian A., on January 2, 2011

After winning the 2010 International Rally Challenge, Škoda Motorsport has become part of Red Bull Škoda, a new team based on the brand's partnership with the top-class company Red Bull and its connection with the private team, Baumschlager Rally Racing (BRR).

Both of the new team's crews, IRC champions Juho Hänninen & Mikko Markkula of Finland and Germany's young hope Hermann Gassner Jr. & Katharina Wüstenhagen, are set to compete in the 2011 S-WRC.

Michal Hrabánek, head of Škoda Motorsport said the company is "pleased that it can contribute to further growth of the Fabia Super 2000 project as part of Red Bull and BRR."

Hrabánek added that the BRR team led by Raimund Baumschlager, a nine-time Austrian Rally Champion and the buyer of the first Fabia Super 2000 vehicle the company sold, is a “guarantee of a top-class background and a highly professional approach.”

Under Baumschlager's leadership, the Red Bull Rally team has been using a Fabia Super 2000 in world-class competitions in the last two years and has made significant achievements with this car, including, several 2010/2011-season wins by Patrik Sandell who was supported by the Swedish importer of Škoda.

Hänninen, one of the squad's new members, has also fond memories of Baumschlager's team. He had a convincing win at the 2009 Finnish Rally in the S-WRC category while driving Baumschlager's Fabia Super 2000. [source: Skoda]

Topics: skoda, red bull, wrc

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Let’s give a round of applause to Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, and Earl Bamber for surprising a lot of people as they made the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid last until...
by - June 20, 2017
While a bunch of cars will take over 24 Hours Le Mans this racing season, there’s a glow-in-the dark Chevrolet Corvette that is destined to steal the spotlight. Coming to...
by - June 11, 2017
Fifty years ago, engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher left Mercedes-Benz and decided to rent a barn in Burgstall an der Murr just by Stuttgart where they created the...
by - May 30, 2017
German automaker BMW has recently announced that its most hardcore 4 Series, the 2018 BMW M4 GT4, can now be acquired, for a corresponding fee of course. The German automotive...
by - May 29, 2017
Korea-based automaker Hyundai seems pretty excited to take their new concept out for a ride. Two prototypes that are set to make their debut this coming September at the 2017...
by - May 25, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries