The Škoda Fabia Super 2000 prototype made its first official public appearance at the Barum Rally Zlín held over the weekend – taking on the role of the 0 Car.

As part of the testing process, the participation in the event was another step on the vehicle's way to homologation scheduled for late this year.

Speaking before the event, Head of Škoda Motosport Michal Hrabánek said: “We see the possibility of testing the behaviour of the vehicle and its components in a real competition and speed tests as a valuable experience. The results and findings of the tests should move us ahead towards successful homologation and subsequent participation in both local and international competitions.”

The tests of the Škoda Fabia Super 2000 were officially launched this year in February. The test team did about five thousand kilometres over more than six months, developing and testing altogether three prototypes.

The test drivers included leading Czech racer Jan Kopecký, the Austrian rally champion, Raimund Baumschlager, and Sebastian Lindholm, the ex-champion from Finland.

At the latest stage of the process, the test team also made use of the experience of Carlos Sainz, two times world champion and an icon of rallying.

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