Young Finnish gun Kalle Rovanpera finished 6th overall at WRC Rally Portugal in his debut with the new Škoda Fabia R5 Evo rally car.
The car is just excellent because their 2nd car with Jan Kopecky finished 7th overall.
Škoda is just great in making rally cars of the lower categories, R5 or S2000, but in top WRC category they were awful.
To be best in the World some major investments are needed and it seems that Škoda was never prepared to invest hundred millions of € into WRC project. That's why it finished the same way their car was - bad.
But in lower categories they are really great.
Rovanpera is also great driver who finishes rallies and that's one of the most important things in the sport
This weekend he finished 6th overall in the R5 machinery.
photo and video from WRC and youtube