Skoda Motorsport’s number one Michel Hrapanek wants Kris Meeke to compete in one of the new Skoda Fabia Rally2s in 2022.
The fast-paced but mixed-mind Briton left Toyota in late 2019, and has practically not raced in a rally since. He tested a job at Skoda last week, testing out the new Fabia Rally2. On the other hand, the Skoda boss wants the five-time WRC race winner to come close to the brand next season.
“We’ve already done a few things with Chris and will continue to do so. We are so happy for him and the way we work together“- Tell Hrabank. “We haven’t talked about next year yet, but it will be interesting to see him in the Skoda Fabia Rally 2″.
“As is well known, Skoda Motorsport does not launch a factory team, so any race can be resolved by a customer team.. I’ve known him for a long time, and we were opponents even on IRCHe told Harappan.
It’s been a really long time, Meeke won the IRC in 2009 with a Peugeot 207 and then finished third in 2010.
Then the British had a frantic run at the WRC. He raced with a Mini in 2011 and then went all season with a Citroen in 2014, then finished seventh in the championship. A year later, he took fifth place but then deteriorated, in 2016 he only ranked ninth. After his seventh and 14th year, he got a chance from Toyota in 2019, but even though he was sixth, he couldn’t win the race. At the end of the season, there was no place for him in the team, so he considered retiring.
Skoda tests the new Fabia with steam power, before last week’s test in Finland, experience was also accumulated in the Czech Republic, France and Spain. In front of Mecca, Jan Kubiko, Andreas Mikkelsen and Emil Lindholm drove the car.