Petr Kohoutek said: "We all know it is not going to be easy, but with our participation in the World Rally Championship confirmed by our management and the experience gained by the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team so far, we look ahead into the future with confidence. The co-operation with the Technical Development Department of Škoda Auto will help the team, but will also have a positive influence on our product range. The heritage of the brand and the sporting and engineering potential of the team, now enhanced with the expertise of a world championship team, is something Škoda Motorsport can build on."2002 Final World Rally Championship Standings
|1.||Marcus GRÖNHOLM (FIN)||Peugeot||77 pts|
|2.||Petter SOLBERG (N)||Subaru||37 pts|
|3.||Carlos SAINZ (E)||Ford||36 pts|
|4.||Colin MCRAE (GB)||Ford||35 pts|
|5.||Richard BURNS (GB)||Peugeot||34 pts|
|6.||Gilles Panizzi||Peugeot||31 pts|
|7.||Harri ROVANPERÄ (FIN)||Peugeot||30 pts|
|8.||Tommi MÄKINEN (FIN)||Subaru||22 pts|
|9.||Markko MÄRTIN (EE)||Ford||20 pts|
|10.||Sebastien LOEB (F)||Citroen||18 pts|
|13.||Toni GARDEMEISTER (FIN)||Škoda||3 pts|
|17.||Kenneth ERIKSSON (S)||Škoda||1 pt|
|1. Peugeot||165 pts|
|2. Ford||104 pts|
|3. Subaru||67 pts|
|4. Hyundai||10 pts|
|5. Škoda||9 pts|
|6. Mitsubishi||9 pts|
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