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RS
11th February 2008, 10:32
http://www.rallye-info.com/article.asp?sid=0&stid=6779

306 Cosworth
11th February 2008, 11:00
That looks absolutely fantastic!!

Tom206wrc
11th February 2008, 11:15
Yeah not bad ;)

jonas_mcrae
11th February 2008, 11:50
OMG!! that Fabia kicks ass!!! I cant wait to see Kopecky in it!!
not bad tom?? I know your a Peugeot fan, but dam! this fabia is hot!
aggressive, sporty AND in black, thats the way to test it, not boring white!

Mirek
11th February 2008, 12:00
Those two photos in better quality:
http://media.novinky.cz/730/117305-gallery-dwxek.jpg
http://media.novinky.cz/730/117309-gallery-bpus7.jpg

Tom206wrc
11th February 2008, 12:58
OMG!! that Fabia kicks ass!!! I cant wait to see Kopecky in it!!
not bad tom?? I know your a Peugeot fan, but dam! this fabia is hot!
aggressive, sporty AND in black, thats the way to test it, not boring white!



Sorry, the Fabia won't make me prefer it to the 207 :p : but I admit it's a nice car ;)

Catiocha7
11th February 2008, 13:03
First pics of Skoda Fabia S2000 test

http://www.ewrc.cz/images/2008/fabianew/fabia1.jpg

Catiocha7
11th February 2008, 13:03
http://www.ewrc.cz/images/2008/fabianew/fabia2.jpg

Catiocha7
11th February 2008, 13:04
http://www.ewrc.cz/images/2008/fabianew/fabia3.jpg

Catiocha7
11th February 2008, 13:05
http://www.ewrc.cz/images/2008/fabianew/fabia4.jpg

http://www.ewrc.cz/images/2008/fabianew/fabia5.jpg

Catiocha7
11th February 2008, 13:06
Nice !!!

PLuto
11th February 2008, 13:20
There is special thread about it http://www.motorsportforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124595

Brother John
11th February 2008, 13:28
There is special thread about it http://www.motorsportforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124595

Children are too lazy to read the forum firstly Pluto. :bonce:

Catiocha7
11th February 2008, 13:42
Children are too lazy to read the forum firstly Pluto. :bonce:

Surely ... like you :s mokin:

Brother John
11th February 2008, 13:46
Surely ... like you :s mokin:

Why you make a chaos of the forum then? :rolleyes:

Catiocha7
11th February 2008, 14:02
Why you make a chaos of the forum then? :rolleyes:

so ,Who are you to ask me why ? do you think yourself moderator ? :D
be sure that when the ( real moderator) see my thread as a wrong or chaotic thread , he will do and ask me why ....

go and take a break .. John :dozey:

TheFlyingTuga
11th February 2008, 14:26
What a mean machine!
I hope it runs as good as it look! It's the true mini-WRC!

Mirek, it's possible that kurbt is doing it??

Brother John
11th February 2008, 14:27
so ,Who are you to ask me why ? do you think yourself moderator ? :D
be sure that when the ( real moderator) see my thread as a wrong or chaotic thread , he will do and ask me why ....

go and take a break .. John :dozey:

Now you hurt me...... :bigcry: Sorry if I hurt your feelings. :s tareup:
I´l take a break if I want that myself.

Frozzy
11th February 2008, 14:36
i don't really like the shape to be honest i preferred the old Fabia shape more but i hope Skoda do well in IRC for a change

urabus-denoS2000
11th February 2008, 15:45
Finally the new Fabia!!!!!
I hope it kicks ass!!!!!

GTA
11th February 2008, 16:17
the car looks better in Black then in the blue we see before...... now lets see the test results if it is also as fast as it looks.. :)

Shrike
11th February 2008, 16:20
Gotta love forum nazis. Keep up the good work.

urabus-denoS2000
11th February 2008, 16:21
Not that it is going to make it any faster,but in my opinion it is the best looking S2000 so far (sorry Tom).

Daniel
11th February 2008, 16:37
Man that's UGLY

Brother John
11th February 2008, 16:53
Man that's UGLY

Yes almost the same as the C4. :D That one is realy UGLY! ;)

DonJippo
11th February 2008, 16:56
Man that's UGLY

Yes I agree, it's not really nice looking but then again does it matter if it is fast?

Daniel
11th February 2008, 16:57
Yes I agree, it's not really nice looking but then again does it matter if it is fast?
To me yes :p To AFF? Evidently not :mark:

Josti
11th February 2008, 17:21
Skoda should have sticked to their 90's design, like the Octavia and Fabia. This...ain't that good looking, but this might have the reverse effect on car performance this time.

:p :

Sulland
11th February 2008, 18:35
There are some changes since the blue prototype, especially around the wheel-arches:
http://www.rallye-info.com/article.asp?sid=0&stid=5977

The new look is more raw, but not sure which one looks the best ?
Both are stunning !

ZequeArgentina
11th February 2008, 18:43
As far as it ges quickly and challenges the 207, it is perfect for me.
Any news on Pozzo helping to develop this Skods?
There was that rumor (commented by Pozzo himself, as a possibility if he does not do the PWRC, which is now the case)

Mirek
11th February 2008, 19:26
Mirek, it's possible that kurbt is doing it??

Can't say. He was waiting for it for a long long time and meanwhile made a C4 and started Peugeot 207 and one secret car. But maybe, yes :)

Woodeye
11th February 2008, 19:30
I like it. :up:

RS
11th February 2008, 19:58
It is not as beautiful as the Fabia WRC but it is very aggressive and I hope very fast.

RS
11th February 2008, 20:07
Well I am a Skoda fan but I think the 207 is probably prettier, but the Fabia more aggressive :)

Sulland
11th February 2008, 20:31
the car looks better in Black then in the blue we see before...... now lets see the test results if it is also as fast as it looks.. :)

What about red ?
http://www.jernberg-motorsport.se/

This will be driven in Rally-Cross EC 08. Maybe he will change it to look like the new one we saw today ?

N.O.T
11th February 2008, 20:34
wow pretty aggressive !!!! I like it !!!! Hope it runs as it looks.....

Allyc85
11th February 2008, 21:25
Hell that looks a hundred times better than I thought it would :D

HaCo
11th February 2008, 21:51
Yep, awesome car!!!! :D

PLuto
11th February 2008, 21:53
As far as it ges quickly and challenges the 207, it is perfect for me.
Any news on Pozzo helping to develop this Skods?
There was that rumor (commented by Pozzo himself, as a possibility if he does not do the PWRC, which is now the case)

No, Pozzo won't develop this car, because he was very gabber...

Karbonyl
11th February 2008, 21:59
I don't like the stock Fabia, but this car is the most brutal-designed S2000... ...so agressive look - cool!

A.F.F.
11th February 2008, 23:28
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Musique/banane_danse-8438.gif

It's frigging brilliant :up:

With a nice livery, voila.

A.F.F.
11th February 2008, 23:47
It looks instantly fast. I like it very much. Super cool.

Mirek
12th February 2008, 00:28
"Spy" photos made by compact camera on a distance and myself here :D I'm not absolutely sure but Kopecký drove the car.
http://forum.autosport.cz/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=100&p=1640#p1640

sollitt
12th February 2008, 04:41
Looks like a Suzuki Swift on steroids!

RS
12th February 2008, 07:08
]"Spy" photos made by compact camera on a distance and myself here :D I'm not absolutely sure but Kopecký drove the car.
http://forum.autosport.cz/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=100&p=1640#p1640

More importantly, how did it look to handle and sound?

Mirek
12th February 2008, 15:09
Wait, I have a bit better stuff today (not much) with motion picture and sound as well ;)

Sulland
12th February 2008, 17:08
Good man !! Keep it coming !

HaCo
12th February 2008, 17:42
You mirek, post the video!!! :D :D

Mirek
12th February 2008, 19:40
Some photos from today here ;)
http://forum.autosport.cz/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=100&p=1658#p1658

HaCo
12th February 2008, 19:51
Come on Mirek... we want to hear some sound!!! :)

Karbonyl
12th February 2008, 21:09
It's still in progress, HaCo :)

Karbonyl
12th February 2008, 21:10
But it's very close to be released... ;)

HaCo
12th February 2008, 21:24
Lol... :)

PLuto
12th February 2008, 21:54
Wait some minutes, it is uploading to server :)

Mirek
12th February 2008, 22:15
Here it is. Thanks to my friend Worm who was able to make my poor footage useful :)

http://www.autosport.cz/video/files/173d03e943b5345077f0fce5582bddd4.mpg

RS
12th February 2008, 22:31
Thanks guys, super job, I can't wait to see more.

It somehow sounds different to the other S2000s. It sounds very nice under accelleration and already it looks quite stable.

I believe this will be the first "factory" S2000 with Xtrax transmission which will also be interesting...

PLuto
13th February 2008, 03:21
Little problem (too many connections -> crashed downloading server). New address for video: here (http://forum.autosport.cz/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=100&start=60#p1679)

c4
13th February 2008, 15:43
Little problem (too many connections -> crashed downloading server). New address for video: here (http://forum.autosport.cz/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=100&start=60#p1679)

Can't get links to work, the first link was working last night but now none work.

Mirek
13th February 2008, 15:47
It works to me...
http://www.autosport.cz/video/files/4490f9427ed1cc88cfb53c1ffcae21d5.mpg

polo10
13th February 2008, 16:23
]It works to me...
http://www.autosport.cz/video/files/4490f9427ed1cc88cfb53c1ffcae21d5.mpg

Mirek, can you tell us the first impressions of the car? did you like it?

Karbonyl
13th February 2008, 16:49
There are rumours that in Fabia S2000 is installed the Seat WTCC engine. But it's clear that it sounds great!

polo10
13th February 2008, 16:53
There are rumours that in Fabia S2000 is installed the Seat WTCC engine. But it's clear that it sounds great!

Someone said that the car has te polo s2000 engine and reiger suspension, is it true?

Mirek
13th February 2008, 16:57
Yes, actualy I like it. When I got there on monday it was quite late and I saw only few passes. Te car was driven by Kopecký, looked very stable but slightly underpowered in lower rpm in my opinion. It also had cutt off shifting set the way it made big blows while shifting. On tuesday I saw some more passes from a different place but not much because at midday they ended testing. There were no blows and more agile peformance (but Peugeot is definitely stronger in the moment). The car looked pretty neutral in cornering. I haven't seen any problem during the test. All is only my impression and may be wrong if meassured ;) Anyway I found it possitive since it was probably the first racing test (they done only functional tests before).

The engine is most probably modiffied one from Leon WTCC.

HaCo
13th February 2008, 17:12
It works here too, thanks mate, that is awesome!!!

urabus-denoS2000
13th February 2008, 20:06
I have only sound on the video...

Mirek
13th February 2008, 20:11
Probably You have wrong codec. It is nothing special, some DivX I think... ;)

Mirek
15th February 2008, 01:32
Thanks to one local we have another video from thursday testing of Fabia S2000. This time it was wet and there wasn't Jan Kopecký behind the wheel (but we don't know who was it).
http://www.autosport.cz/clanek.php?cl=6034

jonas_mcrae
15th February 2008, 14:26
]Thanks to one local we have another video from thursday testing of Fabia S2000. This time it was wet and there wasn't Jan Kopecký behind the wheel (but we don't know who was it).
http://www.autosport.cz/clanek.php?cl=6034

than you for that Mirek, very nice video, good quality and great sound! I think the same as you, it looks a little bit underpower when in slow revs and acceleration doesnt look yet at full capacity. But hey its been just a few days so I think theres big room for improvement.

Love Skoda!

Mirek
15th February 2008, 19:18
The driver on the second video is probably Raimund Baumschlager.

RS
15th February 2008, 22:24
]The driver on the second video is probably Raimund Baumschlager.

He looks quite capable behind the wheel still but I would rather his team didn't have too much to do with it!

DonJippo
15th February 2008, 23:06
Short story also on wrc.com about this

http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=101&id=342&desc=Skoda%20begins%20testing%20new%20Fabia%20Supe r%202000

Looks like no immediate return of the works team though...

Mirek
15th February 2008, 23:10
It is still not decided how the factory team will look and where it will race but I'm sure they want to return under new rulles.

PS Reading official Skoda information is pure waste of time. They never say anything important and rarely something which is true or what all people doesn't know for a long time.

DonJippo
16th February 2008, 01:19
]Reading official Skoda information is pure waste of time. They never say anything important and rarely something which is true or what all people doesn't know for a long time.

A bit OT but there was an intresting article in Vauhdin Maailma motorsport magazine about Janne Tuohino and his career. Article covered also the time with Skoda and have to say I feel sorry for the drivers in the team at that time, they never had a chance to get decent results under the management team had...

RS
16th February 2008, 06:58
A bit OT but there was an intresting article in Vauhdin Maailma motorsport magazine about Janne Tuohino and his career. Article covered also the time with Skoda and have to say I feel sorry for the drivers in the team at that time, they never had a chance to get decent results under the management team had...

True. On the other hand Bengue and McRae didn't do so bad. I think Skoda's problems that year were a combination of management and driver choice. This can clearly be seen in the following two years when the car was getting old, and in the hands of a Jan Kopecky when he managed to outscore all the Skoda drivers combined from the prebvious year!

Out of interest does Tuohino name names? I wonder if it was Metrich more than Muehelmeier causing the problems?

A.F.F.
16th February 2008, 10:43
As far as I know, Skoda ain't planning coming back as an official team but more consentrated on offering the cars for the use of a private teams.

A.F.F.
16th February 2008, 10:45
True. On the other hand Bengue and McRae didn't do so bad.


With all due respect to you RS and also McRae (RIP) but IMO something smells behind that success in Australia :s

A.F.F.
16th February 2008, 17:19
]Probably You have wrong codec. It is nothing special, some DivX I think... ;)

Weird. I updated all my codecs last night and still can't get it work :confused:

Abarth
16th February 2008, 17:33
I am impressed so far, it looks aggressive and the handling looks good so far.
But they need to go and drive rallies as soon as possible, with and without start-number are two different things !

Mirek
16th February 2008, 17:55
Abarth: I don't agree. The car was so far only 3 days in testing track (except a huge runway from which those official photos are). The car needs much more development before starting rallying.

A.F.F.: Realy strange because I don't know anyone who has the same problem among Czech people :( About Skoda's plans. You may hardly know their actual plans. Their offcial statements are just marketing garbage. In my opinion they will return if they succeed with S2000. Otherwise it maybe be the end of Skoda motorsport at all...

urabus-denoS2000
16th February 2008, 18:04
Weird. I updated all my codecs last night and still can't get it work :confused:


Try these links on Youtube,it should work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJwlXLhOyZ0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgHPaa6yZbM

Karbonyl
16th February 2008, 18:42
]Otherwise it maybe be the end of Skoda motorsport at all...I don't think so. Peugeot also has no its official team. So if there would be connection between Skoda Motorsport and CRT Kopecky like Peugeot has currently with Kronos, it would be OK.

Mirek
16th February 2008, 19:41
You didn't realized what I ment. I haven't talked about factory team but about the future of sport development in Skoda.

RS
16th February 2008, 20:00
With all due respect to you RS and also McRae (RIP) but IMO something smells behind that success in Australia :s

I don't think so, unless you think Kopecky has been cheating for the last 2 years too? I just think the Fabia suited McRae very well, and he was able to make certain setup changes that were not allowed for the other drivers. I prefer to believe the Czech version of events, but we had better not go over all that again but look to the future :)

Re: Fabia S2000, it looks like it has been born well but I would be happy to see it do some Czech championship events before the end of the year and a full IRC campaign in 2009.

I would also be happy to see CRT run the team on-event and keep Skoda Motorsport behind the scenes. CRT have done a superb job for the past two years (better than the works team) and deserve to be rewarded.

A.F.F.
16th February 2008, 23:17
Try these links on Youtube,it should work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJwlXLhOyZ0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgHPaa6yZbM

Thanks :)

Looks great. I don't know what folks are whining the lack of power. I think it came out from corners just fine :up: And it sounded awesome.

@ RS. It's true McRae got the whole package, something unfortunately Bengue, Paasonen and Tuohino never got and it started from the tyre service :mark: I don't think Kopecky have cheated, ever but I still think there was more we saw with McRae in Australia. But that's just my opinion.

A.F.F.
16th February 2008, 23:20
]You didn't realized what I ment. I haven't talked about factory team but about the future of sport development in Skoda.

:confused:

I don't see no risk if they sell well their product to privateers.

RS
16th February 2008, 23:23
Thanks :)

Looks great. I don't know what folks are whining the lack of power. I think it came out from corners just fine :up: And it sounded awesome.


I agree with AFF here. One should remember the camera is on the other side of a very open test circuit so it's not going to look stunningly fast, but it seems to have reasonable torque out of the slow corners which is not usually an S2000 strong point anyway.

RS
16th February 2008, 23:30
:confused:

I don't see no risk if they sell well their product to privateers.

This is one of the big advantages of S2000. You can homologate one without having to commit to a costly WRC programme, and customers can afford one more easily and they can also be used in all national and european championship events - equals more publicity for the manufacturer for free! They might even make a profit out it!

Mirek
17th February 2008, 00:24
A.F.F.: VW officials gave Skoda a new chance to make some reasonable succes in motorsport. Yes, if they sell many cars, it may be a succes even without some great results but anyway if it is a tragedy like Fabia WRC (at least there are different people behind the project) than probably no other chance will come.

And about torque. I talked about it in my first post about monday testing and ewen those three testing days were enough to show big progress (and also quite diferent sound each day) ;)

A.F.F.
17th February 2008, 00:37
]A.F.F.: VW officials gave Skoda a new chance to make some reasonable succes in motorsport. Yes, if they sell many cars, it may be a succes even without some great results but anyway if it is a tragedy like Fabia WRC (at least there are different people behind the project) than probably no other chance will come.


Well we all know who were the people behind Fabia WRC program ;)

RS
23rd February 2008, 12:43
The Subaru S2000 thread raised the question in my mind to which engine Skoda are using in the Fabia S2000. There is no 2 litre engine in the Fabia range, biggest petrol is the 1.6litre - same as in my Roomster Scout :)

So are they using the 2.0FSI that used to be in the Octavia, and if so, have they used FSI technology on the rally car (it is allowed by the rules)

Mirek
23rd February 2008, 12:53
As fas as I know the base engine is Seat Leon WTCC (I think it is built from production FSI) but of course modiffied. Detailed speciffications are unknown...

GTA
23rd February 2008, 13:01
The First car ( Blue show car ) had the Polo S 2000 engine and parts... i do not know if that has changed ? i also hear rumors of ORECA doing the engine development for the Skoda S 2000 ?.... and i also believe that if the project will not be full factory supported like with Abarth or Peugeot Sport France then the project is going to fail for sure... look at VW and MG, they will always stay on local markets and never on IRC or PWRC level.

RS
23rd February 2008, 13:30
The First car ( Blue show car ) had the Polo S 2000 engine and parts... i do not know if that has changed ? i also hear rumors of ORECA doing the engine development for the Skoda S 2000 ?.... and i also believe that if the project will not be full factory supported like with Abarth or Peugeot Sport France then the project is going to fail for sure... look at VW and MG, they will always stay on local markets and never on IRC or PWRC level.

Skoda will be ok, remember Skoda Motorsport are an in-house operation like Peugeot and Abarth and not run by an outside team. It is not clear yet whether Skoda will have their own operation on-event or subcontracted out like Peugeot-Kronos, if so I guess their 'premium team' will be CRT.

Mirek
23rd February 2008, 13:30
GTA: The project is fully factory supported. They tried more possibilities of engine development and I don't think that Oreca is doing the engine recently but I may be wrong. Anyway the blue car was just a demonstrator for a Geneve show, no real prototype.

GTA
23rd February 2008, 13:34
i hope so.... :) .. because the car looks fantastic and i know many drivers are waiting to order one when it is availeble, lets wait for more testing results and the Homologation date...... Suzuki is also Pushing hard to get the car running half this year.... so good there will be some competition.

ZequeArgentina
23rd February 2008, 15:54
No, Pozzo won't develop this car, because he was very gabber...

Sorry, I do not get you.
What you mean by "he was very gabber" ?
I do not know that expression

Mirek
23rd February 2008, 22:42
Here is the first gravel testing video. It is from autocross track in Nova Paka (European championship). It was mudy. And there are also some extreme hills there... Video made by Skorpion (the ones who play RBR probably know):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mXhV5KF4jE

RS
23rd February 2008, 23:35
Thanks Mirek.

Sounds great! Do you know who the driver is this time?

Sulland
23rd February 2008, 23:56
Must hand it to the Skoda boys and girls - They are not hanging around, this is an impressive test calendar. Hopefully they are getting the answers they need to develop this into a winner !

urabus-denoS2000
23rd February 2008, 23:58
Thanks Mirek.

Sounds great! Do you know who the driver is this time?

ewrc.cz says it was Raimund Baumschlager

Mirek
24th February 2008, 00:35
I can't confirm that. I don't know. I was not there ;)

Mirek
24th February 2008, 13:38
urabus-denoS2000: I was said it was Kopecky driving. Baumschlager will drive the car while Kopecky is in Mexico.

HaCo
24th February 2008, 14:14
Wow, what a muddy surface! Thanks for the video!

Mirek
25th February 2008, 22:46
http://www.ewrc.cz/ewrc/show.php?id=7824

Sebastian Lindholm was testing in Germany...

jonas_mcrae
25th February 2008, 23:25
]http://www.ewrc.cz/ewrc/show.php?id=7824

Sebastian Lindholm was testing in Germany...

Wow they are not fooling around with the fabia!! what a busy testing calendar!
about the gravel (better say mud) testing video I think the conditions didn't help and grip was very poor, would be nice to see a video of lindhom's test the surface looks way better.

Mirek
25th February 2008, 23:31
More photos from testing in Germany:
http://www.rallye-magazin.de/r/int/galerien/2008/fabia-test-lausitz/index.html?tx_gooffotoboek_pi1%5Bfid%5D=1&tx_gooffotoboek_pi1%5Bfunc%5D=thumb&cHash=71c154361e

polo10
26th February 2008, 16:54
In Rallye-magazin they say the car will run for the first time in Bohemia-rallye in July, and in after the summer will be available for the first costumers, is i true?

PLuto
26th February 2008, 17:43
Nobody knows, we will see. It is to early to say, when it will race. My opinion is, that this car will be on Bohemia and also Barum rally, but as non-homologated car, maybe as a safety car. But everything depends on the tests, we will see...

Filip
26th February 2008, 19:26
That would be good for spectators and also as a real rally test. It's a bit of surprise for me after months of silence from Škoda, now they are testing quite a lot. :)

OldF
26th February 2008, 21:34
]More photos from testing in Germany:
http://www.rallye-magazin.de/r/int/galerien/2008/fabia-test-lausitz/index.html?tx_gooffotoboek_pi1%5Bfid%5D=1&tx_gooffotoboek_pi1%5Bfunc%5D=thumb&cHash=71c154361e

Did Sebastian Lindholm made any comments about the car in the article?

Mirek
26th February 2008, 21:49
Sorry, I don't understand German that well. But even if I do, I think that any official comment during testing is impossible as we know Skoda company.

HaCo
27th February 2008, 16:36
Nope, he didn't. :)

Is there any driver that commented this car? I don't think so, the reason is obious... :)

Sulland
4th March 2008, 10:45
Did the Fabia test offensive stop - or what is happening in Mlada Boleslav ?

polo10
12th March 2008, 00:09
Please can some of the czech republic guys translate the main idea of this article...Is it oreca helping on the development of the car?....thank you
http://www.ewrc.cz/ewrc/show.php?id=7922

Mirek
12th March 2008, 00:54
Yes, they say Oreca is helping with engine and aerodynamics.

Abarth
6th April 2008, 10:02
One of the eager Czechs here should set up a website, a blog maybe, to follow the development of the Fabia S2000, ala the one for the MG.

Would be very interesting !
Volunteers ?

m.lowe
6th April 2008, 19:58
keep this site in your favourites for upto date news
MG S2000 SPORT SITE (http://mg-s2000sport.mysite.orange.co.uk/)

Mirek
10th April 2008, 13:47
Expect some new stuff today. Few people were on another testing ;)

Sulland
10th April 2008, 15:55
Yes they probably need to pick up the pace if they aim for debut in Bohemia Rally in July !

Looking forward to the test footage !

Anyone of the rally-crazy from the cars home-country that picked up on the idea of a fan-site ? :idea:

Mirek
10th April 2008, 17:11
http://www.johnfoto.wz.cz/fabias2k/ :)

Abarth
10th April 2008, 17:19
]http://www.johnfoto.wz.cz/fabias2k/ :)

Did anyone bring the videocamera ?

Who drove this time ?
Is Kopecky still part of the development ?

Mirek
10th April 2008, 17:21
As far as I know it was Kopecký behind the wheel and yes, some video should be available soon. But I wasn't there and get this info from our forum.

Mirek
10th April 2008, 18:40
Short video from the same author ;)
http://www.n-joy.cz/video/fabia-s2000/azvhvdc9zn7k1hqo/

Another one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqXA-5Gmm9k

urabus-denoS2000
10th April 2008, 18:44
Very nice video!
I like the bangs while gear changing in the Fabia S2000,almost like in an Clio S1600(my favourite sound)

HaCo
10th April 2008, 19:47
Yep, very nice videos, I prefer the first one, it goes quite well a bit uphill in the hairpin... :D

RS
10th April 2008, 19:53
I may be a biased Skoda fan but there is something about the Fabia S2000 that I have seen so far which tells me Skoda are going to get this one right...

wwbroe
10th April 2008, 20:01
I may be a biased Skoda fan but there is something about the Fabia S2000 that I have seen so far which tells me Skoda are going to get this one right...

If i look at the current video it does sound a lot better then before i must say. It looks great and the handling seems to be better also. Let's hope it will turn out to be a competitor against Pugs and Punto's. :D

Madeira
10th April 2008, 20:15
Very nice video!
I like the bangs while gear changing in the Fabia S2000,almost like in an Clio S1600(my favourite sound)

Yes I have the same opinion.
A little bit early, but very promising performance specially when he goes up in the hairpin....In the same situation is normal to see the fiat drivers touching in the clutch much more than Skoda. It could be only my impression...

Mirek
10th April 2008, 22:18
Another photos:
http://www.nomaks-racing.com/site.php?view=screeny&jak=full&adresar=bela_fabias2000
And 54 MB video:
http://www.nomaks-racing.com/dl.php?file=files/nomaks_bela_fabias2k.mpg&id=61
http://www.nomaks-racing.com/galerie/bela_fabias2000/33.jpg

jonas_mcrae
10th April 2008, 22:58
very nice pics and really cool video thanks Mirek yet again u provide us with great Skoda material. I might be biased towards Skoda but Boy! this looks good, from past footage it was easy to tell that on low revs the Fabia was struggling quite a bit, but on these new videos it seem to have a LOT of power on those low rev/speed corners. It really owns those hairpins!! plus on higher revs it seem to climb nicely, and that sound!! Awesome all the way!
Watch out Peugeot, Skoda is comming!!

by the way if in the future they build up a team around Kopecky (im almost sure thats the idea) who do u think will be the other driver (if there is one...)

wwbroe
10th April 2008, 23:44
Real nice video indeed, thanks Mirec for the info you provide. The car seems to be going very well in my opinion. Hope to see it soon on the real stages of the IRC championship.

ZKT
11th April 2008, 00:59
Thanks Mirek for your "fresh" info :)

Talking about the new Fabia S2000, in the last videos, the car sound like a top evolutioned Renault Clio S1600, the "bang" is very similar. Awesome sound!

Other think what impressed me is the Differentials torque and how Kopecky "take" the Fabia`s RPM`s in the higher point.

This doesnt happen in the 207 and Punto.

In those cars, when the drivers "take" a tigh corner with handbrake and they slide the car, it loose a lot of RPM points and they need puss the clutch to put again the engine in the maximun RPM`s :)

The new Fabia S2000 advances give me very good impressions ;)

urabus-denoS2000
11th April 2008, 09:09
very nice pics and really cool video thanks Mirek yet again u provide us with great Skoda material. I might be biased towards Skoda but Boy! this looks good, from past footage it was easy to tell that on low revs the Fabia was struggling quite a bit, but on these new videos it seem to have a LOT of power on those low rev/speed corners. It really owns those hairpins!! plus on higher revs it seem to climb nicely, and that sound!! Awesome all the way!
Watch out Peugeot, Skoda is comming!!

by the way if in the future they build up a team around Kopecky (im almost sure thats the idea) who do u think will be the other driver (if there is one...)


I think that there were some combinations with Gabriel Pozzo.

Sulland
11th April 2008, 10:03
It is probably a extremely smart move from Kopecky to drive a 207, the best current car, and to bring the experience in to the develpment of the Fabia !
Looking forward to Bohemia :s mokin:

jonas_mcrae
11th April 2008, 10:55
I think that there were some combinations with Gabriel Pozzo.

really? I suppose he would be paying for the drive and getting his own sponsors wouldnt he?

John_
11th April 2008, 13:58
Jan Kopecky test today too.Fabia has brilliant sound and Jan drove very fast.
Photos from yesterday and today - http://www.johnfoto.wz.cz/

Sulland
11th April 2008, 14:52
Jan Kopecky test today too.Fabia has brilliant sound and Jan drove very fast.
Photos from yesterday and today - http://www.johnfoto.wz.cz/

Can any of the people on the test try to lure out of him some comments on the two S2000 cars he drives these days, would be interessting !!

Mirek
11th April 2008, 14:56
I don't think he would say anything interesting.

Sulland
11th April 2008, 15:02
]I don't think he would say anything interesting.

:p He is probably a to good a politician for that, but give him some beer.. :beer: and he will be talking :hot:

DrHoldr
11th April 2008, 18:56
Video from Skoda fabia testing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRBl9yRjEag

HaCo
11th April 2008, 19:16
All these videos are awesome, thanks to the guys who bring them online!

OldF
11th April 2008, 22:00
I would say it’s a sound of a real rally car. It would be nice if the future rules could give an option for a 2,5 – 3,0 litre NA engine.

Mirek
13th April 2008, 23:09
Another video from friday. The same testing area but with April weather. The second half is without music...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX31yg0aMqg

GigiGalliNo1
14th April 2008, 05:37
Nice looking car!

wwbroe
14th April 2008, 09:47
]Another video from friday. The same testing area but with April weather. The second half is without music...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX31yg0aMqg

Another awesome video Mirek, the car seems to be working very good. I particulary like the "bang" while changing the gears. Also handling seems to be quite well. I think Skoda might have build a good contender with this car. Any news about homologation date? Or do they plan a "live" testrun in one or another rally? Thanks ;)

Mirek
14th April 2008, 13:34
It is believed that the test run will be held in Škoda's home event - Rally Bohemia in July. The car is expected as a zero car there.

J4MIE
14th April 2008, 15:37
Sounds good :up:

ppa
15th April 2008, 10:14
You can find another video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8iJ6eJyQeY, enjoy it. It is without music, so listen to raw sound of the Fabia's engine ;-)

urabus-denoS2000
29th April 2008, 23:06
A new test was held

http://rally-mania.cz/index.php?vypisVse=detail&id=5063
As I understand,this was the last test before Rally Bohemia

grugsticles
30th April 2008, 10:24
Hot car!
Not I just hope its performance is just as hot.

chryby
30th April 2008, 12:34
A new test was held

http://rally-mania.cz/index.php?vypisVse=detail&id=5063
As I understand,this was the last test before Rally Bohemia

no no :)

first start of fabia s2000 is still unknown

this test was take place in route, which is include of Rally Bohemia

RS
30th April 2008, 14:48
I am keen to see some vidoes from this latest test as this looks like it was on a proper stage and not a test track.

What a great photo, see how wide and low the Fabia is!:

http://rally-mania.cz/img_novinky/N2s_4817727b40e80.jpg

ppa
2nd May 2008, 09:17
http://www.ewrc.cz/ewrc/videoportal_show.php?idvideo=1109

HaCo
2nd May 2008, 10:10
I wonder how many privat teams we will see with this car, I think and hope a lot! I know when the S2000 rules were introduced, Matthias Kahle stopped his drive in Germany in a Fabia WRC. He would do a year in a historic Skoda and then a year later start with a Fabia S2000 in the german championship again. But, the development has taken so long that this sory is a few years old, does anybody know more and are there other teams with interest that we might know of?

This is one of the articles talking about Kahle and the fabia: http://www.rallye-magazin.de/h/schlagzeilen/archiv/d15/d/2007/03/08/vorfreude-auf-den-neuen-s2000/index.html

Madeira
2nd May 2008, 12:35
http://www.ewrc.cz/ewrc/videoportal_show.php?idvideo=1109
Thank you ppa!

Really great this sound!!. Test after test I'm very impressed about I've been seeing until now!

A.F.F.
2nd May 2008, 14:02
God dammit :D

I wonder if still folks there at WRC forum, whine about S2000 lacking torque. That Fabia shoots nicely from the hairpin :up: very impressive.

jonas_mcrae
19th May 2008, 17:20
any new developments???

Karbonyl
21st May 2008, 23:32
There was a 3 days tarmac testing in the Czech Republic this week:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUF9q1H07RE

Sulland
22nd May 2008, 22:54
Are they doing all the development work towards asfalt, (and Bohemia) before they continue the gravel testing ?

Anyone that know Skodas cunning plan ?

Karbonyl
23rd May 2008, 09:48
It's not clear if SM is doing only tarmac testing. From what I heard all built cars should be out of factory in these days so maybe they are also testing on gravel somewhere in Europe. But it's just a rumour.

polo10
12th June 2008, 15:59
What about this, can one of the czech guys please translate the main ideas...thnak you
http://wrc.auto.cz/hp/carlos-sainz-otestoval-fabii-super-2000.html

Mirek
12th June 2008, 16:11
There is nothing interesting except confirmation of Sainz's testing of Fabia S2000.

polo10
12th June 2008, 16:23
]There is nothing interesting except confirmation of Sainz's testing of Fabia S2000.

Thank you...is it confirmed that Fabia will run bohemia rally?

Mirek
12th June 2008, 16:28
No, it isn't.

Mirek
12th June 2008, 18:13
Some photos:
http://www.ewrc.cz/images/2008/news/sainztest1.jpg
http://www.ewrc.cz/images/2008/news/sainztest2.jpg
http://www.ewrc.cz/images/2008/news/sainztest3.jpg

Mirek
12th June 2008, 18:14
http://www.ewrc.cz/images/2008/news/sainztest4.jpg
http://www.ewrc.cz/images/2008/news/sainztest5.jpg
http://www.ewrc.cz/images/2008/news/sainztest6.jpg

polo10
12th June 2008, 19:03
sainz´s conclusions of the test?...probably we will never know exactly?...why is skoda motorsport so secret about all that concernes with the car?

Sulland
12th June 2008, 22:03
One thing is certain, they take the testing seriously ! Skoda will not do the same as with the WRC Fabia - They are aiming at the top !

As an old Skoda fan, (Haugland) I am looking very much forward to the debut !

Daniel
12th June 2008, 22:05
One thing is certain, they take the testing seriously ! Skoda will not do the same as with the WRC Fabia - They are aiming at the top !

As an old Skoda fan, (Haugland) I am looking very much forward to the debut !
Bwahahahahahaha you tell yourself that. Skoda's campaign will be as underfunded and underachieving as ever.

jonas_mcrae
12th June 2008, 22:36
Bwahahahahahaha you tell yourself that. Skoda's campaign will be as underfunded and underachieving as ever.

rubbish comments as usual...

Daniel
12th June 2008, 22:49
rubbish comments as usual...
Explain......

Every VW rally WRC has been underfunded. What makes you think this one will be any different?

GTA
13th June 2008, 11:34
being underfunded does not mean that the will not run ok..... i think the car can be a top contender in the S2000 class after 1 or 2 years when they start running the car...... if you see how much progress the Polo has made in 1 1/2 year..... and now finally is ready to go in the IRC..... so for Skoda can be the same....

RS
14th June 2008, 21:50
Bwahahahahahaha you tell yourself that. Skoda's campaign will be as underfunded and underachieving as ever.

On the contrary, I have heard they are taing this new project rather seriously, including the involvement of Oreca who are highly respected.

The Fabia WRC was a good car but with the wrong drivers and management at the wrong time. The best results with that car came with the involvement of the Kopecky family in both departments when the car was already old and no longer being developed.

Wait and see on the Fabia S2000... I think it might eventually provide the most serious challenge to Peugeot in this category.

Sulland
15th June 2008, 10:19
being underfunded does not mean that the will not run ok..... i think the car can be a top contender in the S2000 class after 1 or 2 years when they start running the car...... if you see how much progress the Polo has made in 1 1/2 year..... and now finally is ready to go in the IRC..... so for Skoda can be the same....

Since you are both part of the VAG cload Imperatore, you should invite yourself to the next skoda test to compare notes ;)

m.lowe
15th June 2008, 10:36
Good to see Carlos sainz testing the car

Daniel
15th June 2008, 12:48
On the contrary, I have heard they are taing this new project rather seriously, including the involvement of Oreca who are highly respected.

The Fabia WRC was a good car but with the wrong drivers and management at the wrong time. The best results with that car came with the involvement of the Kopecky family in both departments when the car was already old and no longer being developed.

Wait and see on the Fabia S2000... I think it might eventually provide the most serious challenge to Peugeot in this category.
Proof is in the pudding as they say.

A.F.F.
15th June 2008, 14:00
Proof is in the pudding as they say.

You have holes in your head Daniel.

Compare Skoda S2000 testing to any othet S2000 project present. See anything peculiar?

Daniel
15th June 2008, 14:01
You have holes in your head Daniel.

Compare Skoda S2000 testing to any othet S2000 project present. See anything peculiar?
Yes they're my ears :p

A.F.F.
15th June 2008, 14:05
Yes they're my ears :p

:p :

Well, I aimed the one in the middle.

Anyway, I feel very confident about this project. And I'm thrilled that I can't even wait to see it in action. If only they found a Finn to drive it. It would be perfect.

Daniel
15th June 2008, 14:07
:p :

Well, I aimed the one in the middle.

Anyway, I feel very confident about this project. And I'm thrilled that I can't even wait to see it in action. If only they found a Finn to drive it. It would be perfect.
That's called a mouth :p

I hope it all goes well. But history hasn't been kind to Skoda rally campaigns. That's all I'm worried about :)

Mirek
15th June 2008, 14:09
Well guys, we all hope that it won't be another disaster. Because if it is, it would be the last one...

A.F.F.
15th June 2008, 14:12
That's called a mouth :p

I hope it all goes well. But history hasn't been kind to Skoda rally campaigns. That's all I'm worried about :)

They're F2 run with Felicia was nothing but a disaster and Octavia run wasn't too bad either.

I admit Fabia was a total failure but it still had heck of a more potential than the farce called SX4.

Mirek
15th June 2008, 14:17
A.F.F. 1994 F2 manufacturer World Champion is Škoda Favorit 136 L/A :)

Daniel
15th June 2008, 14:24
]A.F.F. 1994 F2 manufacturer World Champion is Škoda Favorit 136 L/A :)
Against what competition? :) Most of teh others didn't do full championships if I remember right?

Mirek
15th June 2008, 14:37
Daniel: Well, Nissan did 2 rallys less. But...

You know from today point of wiev it seems not to be hard against competition which didn't do complete championship but when You look at fact that Favorit was A5 car with 1300 ccm carburetter engine and was able to defeat 2 litre cars, it definitely was a succes. In Acropolis they were 9th and 10th overal defeated by A8 cars only.

In 4 years, they moved from Favorit which was very simple, completely mechanical small car into WRC which was something completely different to anything they ever made (Škoda had no road model with larger engine than 1300 ccm for dozens of years and no 4WD at all). Maybe You can imagine the enthusiasm of 1990's in Škoda Motorsport and in Czechoslowakia and later Czech republic. Unfortunately later it turned worse...

A.F.F.
15th June 2008, 14:50
]A.F.F. 1994 F2 manufacturer World Champion is Škoda Favorit 136 L/A :)

Exactly :up:

Sorry my bad. I don't from where I dragged Felicia in this :)

Mirek
15th June 2008, 15:01
A.F.F.: Felicia was very close to title in 1996. In RAC rally, last rally of the year, Blomquist and Sibera were 3rd and 4th overal and leading F2 which would be enough for title. Triner was out with mechanical problem and 4th Škoda driver - Münster was too slow. But unfortunately few stages to the finish Sibera had a mechanical problem and had to retire. That ment the title came to Seat and what was worse Škoda dropped to third. It was very close that year...

A.F.F.
15th June 2008, 15:02
I salute Czechs for making the best products of VAG company with a pride comparing to Ferrari mechanics :up:

Plus they sell awesome at least here in Finland.

urabus-denoS2000
15th June 2008, 15:18
And lets not forget that the F2 title came in a hard time for Czech Republic,just after the separation of Czechoslovakia.In my opinion that is trully great...
I always say that Škoda has the greatest team spirit,the fact that they are always there since the group B Škoda 130

Mirek
15th June 2008, 15:27
Too big words ;) It is team like many others, with many problems and many people changes. The team which is working on S2000 is very different to that one which was behind Fabia WRC. And in fact I can't feel any spirit. I just hope for better times.

A.F.F.: Škoda cars are in general practicaly same as those others in VAG. They just look a bit different but there aren't many different things inside :)

urabus-denoS2000
15th June 2008, 16:10
Škoda was competing sucessfully even under the Eastern European block...That is what I appreciate the most :up:

A.F.F.
15th June 2008, 16:16
]
A.F.F.: Škoda cars are in general practicaly same as those others in VAG. They just look a bit different but there aren't many different things inside :)

Yes I know. I changed from VW to Skoda. They just seem to be built with more caution and lack the problems VWs and Audis have ;)

Mirek
30th June 2008, 11:51
Tomorrow Škoda Motorsport has a press conference.

polo10
30th June 2008, 17:57
]Tomorrow Škoda Motorsport has a press conference.

Probably to announce that tehy will run as a zero car in bohenmia rally, and everything else abou the car...?

RS
30th June 2008, 19:52
Probably to announce that tehy will run as a zero car in bohenmia rally, and everything else abou the car...?

Hopefully to announce that Kopecky will run the last few IRC events of 2008 in the Fabia!

Mirek
30th June 2008, 22:44
Guys, You're too optimistic in my opinion ;)

Photos from today. White car was driven by Raimund Baumschlager, black by Jan Kopecký:
http://www.nomaks-racing.com/site.php?view=screeny&jak=full&adresar=fabia_s2000_prezentace
http://www.johnfoto.wz.cz/prezentacefabie/

http://www.nomaks-racing.com/galerie/fabia_s2000_prezentace/5.jpg

You can see that white car has more bonnet ventilation and different rear wing. This car is the newest in my opinion.

HaCo
30th June 2008, 23:00
Thanks for the pics Mirek, I prefer the white version!!!

Mirek
30th June 2008, 23:13
One more difference, rear wheel arcs are different :)

John_
1st July 2008, 10:22
Video from yesterday - Fabia S2000 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVAGKvphHuY

Rallyst3ve
1st July 2008, 11:38
John_
Video from yesterday - Fabia S2000 -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVAGKvphHuY

Sounds good :D not sure on its looks yet but its growing on me. Looks bit like the Suzuki Swift

RS
1st July 2008, 11:38
Awesome!

This car makes the other S2000s sound like hairdriers :D

oreixa
1st July 2008, 16:51
]Tomorrow Škoda Motorsport has a press conference.

Any news from the press conference?

Madeira
1st July 2008, 17:14
Maybe I'm wrong but it looks a real rally car!!!

Koppomsbo
1st July 2008, 17:25
The black one looks awesome :up:

polo10
1st July 2008, 18:09
"MLADA BOLESLAV, Czech Republic — Looking back at more than 100 years of motorsport tradition, Skoda has decided to return to its roots with a new rally car based on the second-generation Fabia.

Unlike its civilian brother, the Fabia S2000 is powered by a normally aspirated 280-horsepower four-cylinder engine that sends its power through a six-speed sequential gearbox to a four-wheel-drive system with three mechanical diff locks, complying with FIA's latest "Super 2000" regulations.

To be sold in full racing trim, including bucket seats by Sparco, a roll cage and a totally modified exterior, the S2000 caters to both amateur racers and professionals. The price tag will likely approach a quarter of a million dollars.

Even though the car is at this point still only a prototype, it will compete in national and international rally events later this year. The Skoda factory team will field the car in the German rally championship with record-holder Matthias Kahle at the wheel."


Is this true? i read this in a german forum...

c4
1st July 2008, 21:49
"MLADA BOLESLAV, Czech Republic — Looking back at more than 100 years of motorsport tradition, Skoda has decided to return to its roots with a new rally car based on the second-generation Fabia.

Unlike its civilian brother, the Fabia S2000 is powered by a normally aspirated 280-horsepower four-cylinder engine that sends its power through a six-speed sequential gearbox to a four-wheel-drive system with three mechanical diff locks, complying with FIA's latest "Super 2000" regulations.

To be sold in full racing trim, including bucket seats by Sparco, a roll cage and a totally modified exterior, the S2000 caters to both amateur racers and professionals. The price tag will likely approach a quarter of a million dollars.

Even though the car is at this point still only a prototype, it will compete in national and international rally events later this year. The Skoda factory team will field the car in the German rally championship with record-holder Matthias Kahle at the wheel."


Is this true? i read this in a german forum...

That was an article from February http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=124872

polo10
2nd July 2008, 00:38
That was an article from February http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=124872

Sorry...any news about the press conference?

Mirek
2nd July 2008, 11:49
It was confirmed that the only Fabia S2000 presentation on rally Bohemia will be static display at the starting ramp.

RS
2nd July 2008, 15:39
]It was confirmed that the only Fabia S2000 presentation on rally Bohemia will be static display at the starting ramp.

Yes, here is the press release in English: http://www.rallye-info.com/article.asp?sid=0&stid=7096

It is interesting that they specifically mention that the engine it is based upon is an FSI (direct injection) I wonder whether the rally car also retains the direct injection and that is why it appears to have more torque than the other S2000s...

Mirek
2nd July 2008, 16:22
RS: Dirrect injection is allowed by the rulles if installed on production engine. But I don't know if they use it or no.

wwbroe
2nd July 2008, 23:23
According to Belgian site pitstop.tv Skoda Fabia S2000 will be driving as a zero-car in Barum rally in august with Jan Kopecky at the steering wheel. Can any of our Tsech friends comfirm this, hope it is true as i will visit Barum again this year. :D

Mirek
2nd July 2008, 23:25
Most probably it is not true, but who knows...

wwbroe
2nd July 2008, 23:28
]Most probably it is not true, but who knows...

Hey Mirek, are you sure it won't compete as a zero-car in Barum or are you just thinking it won't be there. Most of the time i think you are giving good information, so i would just like to know if you are sure about this matter or not. Thanks. ;)

Mirek
3rd July 2008, 00:05
Take it as I wrote it. I'm not sure.

GigiGalliNo1
3rd July 2008, 07:11
Did you guys know this?.....

"16 June 2008 - Successful tarmac test of the new Škoda Fabia Super 2000. Besides experienced test drivers Jan Kopecký and Raimund Baumschlager, the team recently testing the competition version of the Fabia Super 2000 in Austria included two times world champion Carlos Sainz. The Volkswagen factory driver won the Central European Rally with a Race Touareg this year in April and contributed to the double success of the new Scirocco in its class at the 24-hour race in Nürnburgring a few days ago.

A number of big names of motor sport attended the test rides of the new Škoda Fabia Super 2000 in order to check the project progress, including Hans-Joachim Stuck of the Volkswagen Motor Sport Department.

The test was not Sainz's first experience of driving a Škoda – the Spanish driver won the Shalymar Rally (near Madrid) with a Fabia in the autumn of last year, and so he felt like trying out the new version of the Fabia Super 2000. “I have got to know the Škoda Fabia really well, and I can see a huge step forward as far as the development of the competition version is concerned“, said Sainz, authorised to take part in this test by Volkswagen Motor Sport Department Director Kris Nissen.

Commenting on the project, Dr. Eckhard Scholz, Škoda Auto BOD Member responsible for technological development, said: “The involvement of experienced competitors such as Carlos Sainz and Hans-Joachim Stuck highlights the importance the Volkswagen Group attributes to Škoda's motor sport initiatives and gives valuable stimuli to the development of the new Fabia Super 2000.“"

chryby
3rd July 2008, 07:41
Hey Mirek, are you sure it won't compete as a zero-car in Barum or are you just thinking it won't be there. Most of the time i think you are giving good information, so i would just like to know if you are sure about this matter or not. Thanks. ;)

in belgium is very different to make a good rally picture... in czech republic is very differrent to find out some information about near future of czech drivers...

one thing is sure (for 99%) - jan kopecký will not go Barum Rally Zlín with his peugeot 207 (05R 0009)

wwbroe
3rd July 2008, 14:29
in belgium is very different to make a good rally picture... in czech republic is very differrent to find out some information about near future of czech drivers...

one thing is sure (for 99%) - jan kopecký will not go Barum Rally Zlín with his peugeot 207 (05R 0009)

Ok, thanks for info Chryby. :D :D :D

Mirek
3rd July 2008, 14:43
Another video: http://www.nomaks-racing.com/dl.php?file=files/nomaks_skodamediaevent08.mpg&id=70

RS
3rd July 2008, 14:51
in belgium is very different to make a good rally picture... in czech republic is very differrent to find out some information about near future of czech drivers...

one thing is sure (for 99%) - jan kopecký will not go Barum Rally Zlín with his peugeot 207 (05R 0009)

Hmmm, so zero car or proper entry... Either way Barum will be very useful for Skoda to compare the peformance of their new car :)

Mirek
8th July 2008, 17:45
Škoda was testing today on rally Bohemia Návarov stage:
http://rallyfans.info/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=15106

PLuto
8th July 2008, 20:23
Article about Skoda Fabia S2000 with photos (in spanish language): http://forum.autosport.cz/viewtopic.php?f=18&p=7943#p7943

polo10
9th July 2008, 02:13
New videos i think, probably made by the spanish people from auto hebdo, we can hear n the video, they speak spanish.
In t the first video the car looks very impressive to me...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9HZLjg1zJuQ
http://youtube.com/watch?v=58ImQkJWigM&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iXMkgH0L3Gw&feature=related

RS
9th July 2008, 06:56
Thanks for the links, Polo.

I would love to see some videos from yesterday's test at Naranov. Czech friends?

Mirek
9th July 2008, 12:06
I was at Návarov bridge on Saturday for last stage of Rally Bohemia. Why they tested there (with Baumschlager) two days after that on monday and tuesday, I don't know...

redunderthebed
9th July 2008, 15:42
I love how it looks it looks awesome.

Why did skoda pull out of the WRC in the first place?. :confused:

RS
9th July 2008, 18:59
]I was at Návarov bridge on Saturday for last stage of Rally Bohemia. Why they tested there (with Baumschlager) two days after that on monday and tuesday, I don't know...

To compare times to Kresta's Mitsu?

Mirek
9th July 2008, 20:59
RS: The stage has 30 km. If they run as zero car, they could compare but two days after rally they can use only max. the best 4-5 km for testing...

RS
9th July 2008, 21:43
]RS: The stage has 30 km. If they run as zero car, they could compare but two days after rally they can use only max. the best 4-5 km for testing...

I am surprised they did not run as zero on Bohemia, but I understand that Hrabanek has said that some runs as zero car before the end of the year are possible, so I expect it to be at Barum which will be perfect to compare to the IRC frontrunners.

ppa
10th July 2008, 09:00
....so I expect it to be at Barum which will be perfect to compare to the IRC frontrunners.

I do not think so. There is a big rivality between Barum and Bohemia (Skoda) for ages. Just try to look back into history when Skoda Team ignored Barum rally and vice versa (Barum Team vs Bohemia Rally). Skoda would not increase a prestige of the rival event...

wwbroe
10th July 2008, 09:42
So you think they will let this rivality play a role in their development. I mean, maybe they were not ready to make zero-car in Bohemia, but they have to try it out somewhere before homologation, so i think it would be quite stupid to let this rivality play a major role in the development of the car. And after all they have good possibilities of comparison in Barum Rally, where all major contenders will be present. ;)

WRC1
17th July 2008, 09:49
http://www.ewrc.cz/ewrc/show.php?id=9011

fabia debut at barum rallye!!??

i hope our czech members can help us with translation, but as far as i understand this means they (ewrc.cz) have informations from unknown sources about the debut at Barum Rally, BUT no official confirmation.....

reg

wrc1

PLuto
17th July 2008, 10:09
Nothing more interesting - Skoda Fabia S2000 will be as zero car with Jan Kopecky on Barum rally.

teufel
17th July 2008, 11:09
Great! :up:

Mirek
17th July 2008, 19:05
If the times will be good maybe we could see them in more rallys this year ;)

polo10
17th July 2008, 19:14
]If the times will be good maybe we could see them in more rallys this year ;)


And what about the homologation, do you know smoething about it?

Mirek
17th July 2008, 19:16
It depends on how good Barum rally will be.

RS
17th July 2008, 20:45
I heard they would homologate this year anyway, as I guess that means they could do an update next year.

Barum will be perfect as Kopecky will be quick there. If the car is slow there will be no excuses. I presume Jan will push to the max!

Hopefully our Czech friends will get lots of excellent videos for us comparing Fabia S2000 zero car against all the IRC boys :)

PLuto
17th July 2008, 23:42
No, you are wrong. Homologation will be from next year, this year they plans to do more rallies as zero car, but not homologation.

RS
18th July 2008, 06:54
No, you are wrong. Homologation will be from next year, this year they plans to do more rallies as zero car, but not homologation.

I thought Hrabanek said in a interview with Svet Motoru "This year just homologatin and maybe some runs as zero car"

KKS
28th July 2008, 20:07
Hello all, we just finish modeling S2000 Fabia for RBR, but at Internet no photo Fabia interior. Anybody have Fabia S2000 interior photo?

Mirek
28th July 2008, 21:30
Please, contact me on PM, email, ICQ or Skype (all in my profile). You can also contact me through Wally's plugin. I can give You something I have althoug it is not much.

But I must tell You that what You have seen is not Fabia S2000. Unfortunately for You final bodywork is different to both black and white prototypes.

Mirek
29th July 2008, 18:56
Fabia should be homologated at 1st January 2009. Companies cooperating on project:

Sportech, AV Engineering, Oreca, Magnetti Marelli, X-Trac, Reiger, Haggemann, Brembo, Pankl (from Skoda Mobil magazine).

wwbroe
29th July 2008, 19:10
And are they planning any more entries, besides Barum as a zero car? Or will they just keep on testing, like they were doing untill now? Looking forward to see them in action on Barum rally, maybe we can see how they compare to other contenders. ;)

Mirek
29th July 2008, 19:52
I hope they'll run more ;)

Mirek
4th August 2008, 21:33
http://www.johnfoto.wz.cz/fabkaII/img00001.jpg
More here: http://www.johnfoto.wz.cz/fabkaII/

John_
4th August 2008, 21:57
Mirek was faster :) Jan drove very fast and Fabia looks amazing!

HaCo
4th August 2008, 22:12
What event is this, or simple test?

wwbroe
4th August 2008, 22:39
This car is really looking great, i hope it will run as fast as it looks. ;)

Mirek
5th August 2008, 18:11
HaCo: Test for night conditions. There were also people from Oreca at the testing according to John who was there ;)

HaCo
5th August 2008, 18:21
Should I read that like: 'Test for Monte Carlo and San Remo next year?' :D