Skoda Rally Car Package Available

Skoda specialist, Autosport Kotek, is offering an arrive-and-drive package for the 2017 East African Safari Classic Rally with a newly-built replica of a factory specification Skoda 130 LR/B.

Weighing approximately 1,000 kilos with two spare wheels on board, the Skoda works rally car replica is left-hand drive and rear-wheel drive. A 90-litre fuel tank is fitted, feeding an engine that produces 135 bhp. Transmission is a five-speed ‘dog box with LSD. The car uses three-way adjustable Proflex suspension and comes with a complete kit of spare parts and wheels.

Packages include full support by a team of experienced ex-Skoda Motorsport service crew: Jiri Kotek was the works Skoda rally team chief for many years. Starting as an engine builder for the works team, Jiri went on to co-drive with  Karel Šimek and Svatopluk Kvaizar before taking a position running the works rally squad until 1989, when he joined the Skoda company management team until 1994. He has built Skoda rally cars for marathon events including the 1993 London to Sydney rally.

Further options include car hire, outright purchase and the addition of former factory driver Pavel Sibera as co-driver. Prices will depend on the options chosen and the level of experience of interested parties. Email Jiri Kotek at jiri.kotek@centrum.cz or visit the Autosport Kotek website to learn more.