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Martin Prokop

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Career Summary

Info

Nationality:  CZE
Date of Birth: 04.10.1982
Age: 33
Birthplace: Jihlava (CZE)
First Rally: 2005, Monte Carlo
Website: www.martinprokop.com

Season 2015

Classification: WRC
Car No: 21
Team: Jipocar Czech National Team
Co-driver: Jan Tomanek
Points: 39
Standing: 11
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 0

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Here’s what makes him special:

• Master of his own destiny, and head of his own Jipocar Czech National Team, Prokop was the WRC’s leading privateer in 2014

• With a career that stretches back to 2001, he is one of the most experienced 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.

Rally Classification Co-driver Rank Points
Rallye Monte Carlo WRC Jan Tomanek 9. 2
Rally Sweden WRC Jan Tomanek 8. 4
Rally Guanajuato México WRC Jan Tomanek 6. 8
Xion Rally Argentina WRC Jan Tomanek 4. 12
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC Jan Tomanek 10. 1
Rally Italia Sardegna WRC Jan Tomanek 42. 0
LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland WRC Jan Tomanek 11. 0
Neste Oil Rally Finland WRC Jan Tomanek 7. 6
ADAC Rallye Deutschland WRC Jan Tomanek 57. 0
Tour de Corse Rallye de France WRC Jan Tomanek 12. 0
RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada WRC Jan Tomanek 7. 6
Wales Rally GB WRC Jan Tomanek 21. 0

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