FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (WRC2 – 2015): WALES RALLY GB – TGS WORLDWIDE TEAM – TGS TEAM RETURNS WITH TEEMU SUNINEN TO WALES
WRC2 A FULL 2015
TGS TEAM RETURNS WITH TEEMU SUNINEN TO WALES.
After a short pause, “Flying Finn” Toni Gardemeister’s squad returns to activity at RC2 class, with the usual ŠKODA Fabia S2000 and the Scandinavian pair of Teemu Suninen & Mikko Märkkula, to the historic Wales Rally GB between November 12th-15th closing World Rally Championship season.
October 28th, 2015
Estonia established team closes the year returning to activity on British soil at the coming Wales Rally GB with an epicenter in the colorful city of Deeside; with its usual Finn crew: Teemu Suninen and experienced codriver Mikko Märkkula, who was happy to return to the ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000 and Teemu into Welsh forest. The former motocross passionate expressed he’s comfortable with the codriver’s seat of the rising Finnish driver and is very optimistic about his future on the international series. Also, he’s pleased to work with Toni, a true professional that has more than interested short-term projects with his team: adding for next year a ŠKODA Fabia R5, a car with huge potential and evolution to making series people talking.
For now, TGS Team is facing Wales round with many expectations on the Czech car to continue with the string of rounds faced by Suninen in his strengthening and experience gaining’s stage at RC2 class.
It should be noted that this Welsh test closing World Rally 2015 will have 23 stages with 1469.29 km full extent, creating 310.15 km of timed stages with 1159.14 km of liaison.
Suninen / Märkkula pair will look to have a leading role in Welsh route – traditionally having clay and mud depending on the common rains in the UK – with number 47 on the sides of the car made in the Czech Republic at ŠKODA Motorsport official factory in Mláda Boleslav. Shakedown on November 12th uses for the first time a private sector of the local Toyota’s plant in Clocaenog Forest, with 3.32 km stretch.
Next challenge that TGS Team will present to its clients in Europe during 2016 is the new ŠKODA R5, so they are already laying the activities program.
Is worth mentioning too, that Rovanperä family (Harri & Kalle) with Toni Gardemeister visited the official ŠKODA plant, to see the administrative and competition areas and the museum. And, taking advantage of the moment to test the Fabia R5 in the test-track with Harri, Kalle, and Risto Pietilaïnen.
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