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Jan Kopecky

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Info

Nationality:  CZE
Date of Birth: 28.01.1982
Age: 35
Birthplace: Opočno
First Rally: 2002, Germany
Website: http://www.skoda-motorsport.com/en/jan-kopecky-pavel-dresler/

Season 2017

Classification: WRC2
Car No: 32
Car: ŠKODA Fabia R5
Team: ŠKODA Motorsport
Co-driver: Pavel Dresler
Points: 67
Standing: 4
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 0

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Jan Kopecký brings a wealth of experience to Skoda Motorsport’s WRC 2 campaign with more than 200 career starts to his name.

He has won the Czech title on four occasions, adding a 2016 victory to previous crowns in 2004, 2012 and 2015. He also lifted the European Championship in 2013 and claimed the Asia-Pacific crown the following year.

Kopecký has been at the wheel of various Skodas since the start of his career in 2001. He enjoyed two seasons in the WRC’s headline World Rally Car category with a Fabia in 2006 and 2007, taking fifth place finishes in Spain and Germany.

He was instrumental in the development of the Fabia S2000 and finished runner-up four times from 2009 – 2012 in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge before reaching the top step of the podium in the European series after six rally victories.

Kopecký played a similar role with the Fabia R5 and was a strong back-up to Esapekka Lappi and Pontus Tidemand in Skoda’s 2015 WRC 2 line-up. He finished on the podium in each of his three starts and won the category in Germany.

He fulfilled the same task in 2016, helping Skoda to the WRC 2 teams´ title as well as finishing fourth in the drivers´ points. He won in Spain and finished second in Italy, Germany and Corsica.

He has won the Czech title on four occasions, adding a 2016 victory to previous crowns in 2004, 2012 and 2015. He also lifted the European Championship in 2013 and claimed the Asia-Pacific crown the following year.

Kopecký has been at the wheel of various Skodas since the start of his career in 2001. He enjoyed two seasons in the WRC’s headline World Rally Car category with a Fabia in 2006 and 2007, taking fifth place finishes in Spain and Germany.

He was instrumental in the development of the Fabia S2000 and finished runner-up four times from 2009 – 2012 in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge before reaching the top step of the podium in the European series after six rally victories.

Kopecký played a similar role with the Fabia R5 and was a strong back-up to Esapekka Lappi and Pontus Tidemand in Skoda’s 2015 WRC 2 line-up. He finished on the podium in each of his three starts and won the category in Germany.

He fulfilled the same task in 2016, helping Skoda to the WRC 2 teams´ title as well as finishing fourth in the drivers´ points. He won in Spain and finished second in Italy, Germany and Corsica.

Rally Classification Co-driver Rank Points
Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC2 Pavel Dresler 8. 18
Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse WRC2 Pavel Dresler 16. 6
Rally Italia Sardegna WRC2 Pavel Dresler 10. 25
ADAC Rallye Deutschland WRC2 Pavel Dresler 11. 18

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