Mladá Boleslav, 12 June 2018: Known as something of a Nordschleife expert, Sabine Schmitz is familiar with every one of the 73 corners and 300m of hills across the legendary 20.832-km-long circuit in the Eifel region. Schmitz is the first and – to date – only woman to have won the famous 24-hour race there and was an obvious choice to pilot the family-friendly seven-seat performance SUV to the finish line in record-breaking time.
Although in this instance Sabine wasn’t racing competitively, she did take a co-pilot along for the ride; František Drábek, Head of Compact Models at ŠKODA AUTO, didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to experience the record-breaking lap from the passenger seat. Drábek played a major part in the development of the high-performance KODIAQ vRS and was now in the car during the lap, experiencing its capabilities on the extreme circuit.
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