Jipocar Czech National Team

Jipocar Czech National Team is a Czech motor racing team, which runs the WRC campaign of Martin Prokop. The team debuted in 2010 and will appear as fully eligible to score WRC manufacturer points team from 2013 Rally Sweden.

Jipocar Czech National Team
Full nameJipocar Czech National Team
Team principal(s)Czech Republic Quirin Müller
DriversCzech Republic Martin Prokop
Slovakia Jaroslav Melichárek
Co-driversCzech Republic Michal Ernst
Slovakia Erik Melichrek
ChassisFord Fiesta RS WRC
TyresPirelli
World Rally Championship career
Debut2013 (as WRC team)
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0
Rally wins0
2013 Rallye Deutschland, Cologne, Germany

The origins of the team can be traced back to the years when Prokop was racing in the support WRC series – Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) and Production World Rally Championship (PWRC). The team appeared as Czech Ford National Team in 2010. The team and Prokop raced in SWRC with Ford Fiesta S2000. For 2011 the team switched to Ford Fiesta RS WRC, but they were not eligible for scoring manufacturer points as they were not registered as manufacturer or WRC team. The trend was kept in 2012. From 2013 Rally Sweden the team will be eligible to score manufacturer points.

In 2014, the team expanded to run a second car at selected events. This car, entered under the name Slovakia World Rally Team would not be eligible to score manufacturer points.[1]

Complete WRC resultsEdit

Year Team Car Driver
Co-driver
Rounds WDC Points WMC Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2012 Czech Ford National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC   Martin Prokop
  Zdeněk Hrůza1
MON
9
SWE
9
MEX POR
5
ARG GRE
5
NZL FIN
9
GER
Ret
GBR
9
FRA
9
ITA
8
ESP
13
9th 46 2
2013 Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC   Martin Prokop
  Michal Ernst
MON
7
SWE
7
MEX
9
POR
7
ARG
10
GRE
7
ITA
5
FIN
Ret
GER
4
AUS FRA
Ret
ESP
7
GBR
6
9th 63 5th 653
2014 Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC   Martin Prokop
  Jan Tománek4
MON
Ret
SWE
Ret
MEX
5
POR
6
ARG
8
ITA
6
POL
10
FIN
Ret
GER
7
AUS FRA
10
ESP
8
GBR
9
9th 44 6th 49
Slovakia World Rally Team   Jaroslav Melichárek
  Erik Melichárek
MON
8
SWE MEX POR ARG ITA
19
POL FIN GER
14
AUS FRA ESP GBR 21st 4 2
2015 Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC   Martin Prokop
  Jan Tománek
MON
9
SWE
8
MEX
6
ARG
4
POR
10
ITA
Ret
POL
11
FIN
7
GER
Ret
AUS FRA
12
ESP
7
GBR
21
11th 39 7th 53
Jaroslav Melichárek   Jaroslav Melichárek
  Erik Melichárek
MON SWE MEX ARG POR ITA POL FIN GER
Ret
AUS FRA ESP GBR 0 2
2016 Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC   Martin Prokop
  Jan Tománek
MON SWE MEX
7
ARG POR
8
ITA
9
POL FIN GER CHN
C
FRA ESP
Ret
GBR AUS 15th 12 7th 18
2017 OneBet Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC   Martin Prokop
  Jan Tománek
MON SWE MEX FRA ARG POR
14
ITA
28
POL FIN GER ESP GBR AUS NC 0 2

Notes:

  • ^1 – For the last rally of the season Hrůza was replaced by Michal Ernst.
  • ^2 – The team was not competing in Manufacturers Championship.
  • ^3 – The team was eligible to compete for Manufacturer points from Rally Sweden.
  • ^4 – Jan Tománek replaced Michal Ernst after Rally Monte Carlo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rallye Monte Carlo 2014 Entry List" (PDF). ACM.mc. Automobile Club Monte Carlo. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.

External linksEdit