Capello gets Skoda run

Dindo Capello is to swap his usual Audi R8 seat for one in a Skoda Fabia WRC, at least temporarily

Capello gets Skoda run

The 40-year-old Italian, who has shared the winning car at Le Mans in each of the last two events will compete in the Monza Rally on November 27-28, moving from Audi to sister-company Skoda for the occasion.

The annual Monza Rally always attracts a handful of top racers and indeed Capello has won it before - in a Subaru Impreza back in 2000.

Capello has already strayed from sportscars once this season, when he made a one-off appearance in the DTM race at Shanghai in an Audi A4. He finished an impressive fifth.

Capello who won Le Mans with Audi in 2004 and Bentley in 2003 is looking forward to the Monza Rally, which takes place over eight stages, using different sections of the home of the Italian Grand Prix.

"The Monza event is a fantastic way to end the season," he said. "There will be race drivers, rally drivers and even Valentino Rossi. It's supposed to be a show, but it always becomes a real competition.

"I was second in 1998 and won in 2000, but I didn't think there would be a chance to compete this year. I must thank Audi Sport for letting me take part and also [Skoda rally boss] Martin Muehlmeier for making the Skoda Fabia available."

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