A very big start for the Skoda's competing in this WRC2 season. Two victories out of two, and two more podium places (one by an private team).
Andreas Mikkelsen and Pontus Tidemand are, respectively, the two winners in Monte Carlo and Sweden. In the opening race of the season, in addition, Jan Kopecky was the runner-up. Double Skoda (and double OMP) on podium also in Sweden, with Ole Christian Veiby (from private team Printsport), 3rd overall.