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Martin Prokop

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Info

Nationality:  CZE
Date of Birth: 04.10.1982
Age: 35
Birthplace: Jihlava (CZE)
First Rally: 2005, Monte Carlo
Website: www.martinprokop.com

Season 2017

Classification: WRC
Car No: 0
Car: Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Team: OneBet JipoCar World Rally Team
Co-driver: Jan Tomanek

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Here is what makes him special:

• With a career that stretches back to 2001, he is one of the most experienced privateer drivers in the WRC

• A support championship veteran, in 2009 he was crowned Junior champion AND came second in the Production Car championship

• A popular guy in the service park, he enjoys a huge following – especially in his native Czech Republic

The story so far

After learning his craft in the Czech Rally Championship, Prokop stepped up to the world stage in 2005 with a Junior World Rally Championship campaign at the wheel of a Suzuki Ignis.

Prokop switched to a Citroën C2 S1600 for 2006 and took his first JWRC win in Spain. Further progress came in 2007, when he finished third, thanks to wins in Germany and Corsica. He also tackled a handful of rallies in a four-wheel-drive Gp.N Mitsubishi Lancer.

In 2008 he ran both the Lancer and the C2 in the JWRC and Production World Rally Championship (PWRC) finishing third and fifth respectively. He did the same again in 2009, this time taking the title in JWRC and the runner up spot in PWRC.

He switched to the new SWRC in 2010, finishing third with a Ford Fiesta S2000. He achieved the same result in 2011.

He progressed to World Rally Car level in 2012 with a 10-event programme in a Fiesta RS World Rally Car, but apart from a fine fourth in Argentina results were generally disappointing.

Another fourth place, this time in Germany, was the highlight of 2013, when he tackled every WRC round except Australia. He ended the season as leading privateer and did the same again in 2014, when he renewed a partnership with his former co-driver Jan Tománek.

The pair proved to be one of the most reliable performers again in 2015, when they racked-up six finishes inside the top-ten and a best of fourth place in Argentina.

Prokop's 2016 campaign comprised just three early-season rounds before preparations for the 2017 Dakar Rally intervened, and he returned only for the late-year Spanish encounter. In 2017 he will form part of a two-car team with Mads Østberg.

• With a career that stretches back to 2001, he is one of the most experienced privateer drivers in the WRC

• A support championship veteran, in 2009 he was crowned Junior champion AND came second in the Production Car championship

• A popular guy in the service park, he enjoys a huge following – especially in his native Czech Republic

The story so far

After learning his craft in the Czech Rally Championship, Prokop stepped up to the world stage in 2005 with a Junior World Rally Championship campaign at the wheel of a Suzuki Ignis.

Prokop switched to a Citroën C2 S1600 for 2006 and took his first JWRC win in Spain. Further progress came in 2007, when he finished third, thanks to wins in Germany and Corsica. He also tackled a handful of rallies in a four-wheel-drive Gp.N Mitsubishi Lancer.

In 2008 he ran both the Lancer and the C2 in the JWRC and Production World Rally Championship (PWRC) finishing third and fifth respectively. He did the same again in 2009, this time taking the title in JWRC and the runner up spot in PWRC.

He switched to the new SWRC in 2010, finishing third with a Ford Fiesta S2000. He achieved the same result in 2011.

He progressed to World Rally Car level in 2012 with a 10-event programme in a Fiesta RS World Rally Car, but apart from a fine fourth in Argentina results were generally disappointing.

Another fourth place, this time in Germany, was the highlight of 2013, when he tackled every WRC round except Australia. He ended the season as leading privateer and did the same again in 2014, when he renewed a partnership with his former co-driver Jan Tománek.

The pair proved to be one of the most reliable performers again in 2015, when they racked-up six finishes inside the top-ten and a best of fourth place in Argentina.

Prokop's 2016 campaign comprised just three early-season rounds before preparations for the 2017 Dakar Rally intervened, and he returned only for the late-year Spanish encounter. In 2017 he will form part of a two-car team with Mads Østberg.

Season Classification Starts 1. 2. 3. Car Points Standing
2016 WRC 4 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 12 15.
2015 WRC 12 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 39 11.
2014 WRC 12 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 44 9.
2013 WRC 12 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 63 9.
2012 WRC 10 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta R1 46 9.
2011 WRC 9 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta S2000 7 19.
2011 S-WRC 7 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta S2000 106 3.
2010 WRC 7 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta S2000 3 17.
2010 S-WRC 7 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta S2000 104 3.
2009 P-WRC 5 0 0 0 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 39 2.
2009 JWRC 5 0 0 0 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 46 1.
2008 P-WRC 3 0 0 0 Citroen C2 S1600 17 5.
2008 JWRC 4 0 0 0 Citroen C2 S1600 32 3.
2007 JWRC 4 0 0 0 Citroen C2 S1600 34 3.
2006 JWRC 4 0 0 0 Citroen C2 S1600 18 10.
2005 JWRC 5 0 0 0 Suzuki Ignis 13 9.

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