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Skoda will not run a factory team in WRC2 next season, and the Czech manufacturer says losing Kalle Rovanpera was a key factor in the decision.
Kalle Rovanpera feels he could be ready for a full-time WRC seat by 2020, and Skoda says it would release him from his contract if he had the chance to make the step.
Seventeen-year-old Kalle Rovanpera was hospitalised after crashing out of Rally Argentina at more than 100mph.
Andreas Mikkelsen says he would consider a full WRC2 campaign if Skoda Motorsport wants him to fight for the title.
Andreas Mikkelsen has announced he will take part in April's Tour de Corse in a WRC2 class Skoda Fabia.
Esapekka Lappi, who has been strongly linked to a spot in Toyota's WRC programme next year, took the 2016 WRC2 crown following a dominant win in Rally Australia.
2013 ERC champion Jan Kopecky was victorious on home soil in Rally Zlin as Kajetan Kajetanowicz took a step closer to his second title in the series.
2015 WRC2 team champion Skoda Motorsport has confirmed it will retain Esapekka Lappi, Pontus Tidemand and Jan Kopecky for the forthcoming season in an attempt to add the drivers’ title to its tally.
Skoda driver Pontus Tidemand has officially announced he will be partnered by co-driver Jonas Andersson in 2016 in what is set to be his second full WRC 2 campaign.