Friday, August 2, 2019
German premiere in the Skoda R5 evo
Philip Geipel and co-driver Katrin Becker drive the brand-new Skoda Fabia R5 evo for the first time in the DRM around the Sulinger Bärenklaue (GER).
For the Plauen Philip Geipel the 4th round of the German Rally Championship will be a special experience. Together with his co-driver Katrin Becker-Brugger, he will pilot the brand-new Skoda Fabia R5 evo, celebrating his first appearance in Germany in the new evolutionary stage of the Skoda success model. "It is a great honor for me to drive this car, the 'old' Fabia was already impressive and now I'm curious what the new can," looks Geipel forward.
The new Skoda boasts a stronger engine, modified brakes, as well as optimized suspension and a more direct steering. The first performances of the Skoda Fabia R5 evo in the World Championship were crowned by overall victories and showed the enormous performance potential of the car. The vehicle design will remain in the typical PTO-TEC blue / yellow in the future of course.
The rally around the Sulinger Bärenklaue is again new territory for the team around Kahle Motorsport. A special challenge is the infamous IVG site. "I know the 2017 IVG exam and am optimistic that Philip will find his way around it well. He has prepared himself well and we have optimized the inscription further, so we are well prepared for the next run "says Katrin Becker-Brugger.
The next rally event takes place from 8.-10. August. The TV report will air on the Sunday after the event.