One of the Skoda Fabia S2000's used in the IRC - Photo Credit:


The Skoda Fabia Super 2000 car will be used in this years Race of Champions event, the four-wheel drive rally car being the first to be confirmed for the event after a track test at 2011's venue, Düsseldorf's ESPRIT arena 

The Fabia S2000 is currently used in the Intercontinel Rally Challenge, with one of them taken to Germany this week to be tested on a replica of the circuit, which was set up on tarmac next to the stadium. Tackling the circuit, which has undergone some minor changes since last year's event, was ROC co-founder and former world rally driver Michèle Mouton, German racing legend Hans-Joachim Stuck and ROC race director Marc Duez. 

Duez declared: “It goes without saying that driving this agile rally car was great fun for me, but the crowds will also love the Skoda Fabia Super 2000. They will have the chance to see a top rally car that is virtually tailor-made for circuits like this, so it will have what it takes to deliver to the max.”

Mouton, who designed the layout of the circuit in her role as ROC track director, added: “The track has been only slightly modified since last year so it will again provide the perfect setting for a spectacular show. That means ROC's fans can look forward to another two days packed with thrilling action, with the best drivers of the world battling it out face to face at the wheel of a range of different machinery – including the Skoda Fabia Super 2000 which we used this week to complete the first ROC mileage of the year.”