Jan Kopecký

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Jan Kopecký
Personal information
Nationality Czech Republic Czech
Born (1982-01-28) January 28, 1982 (age 32)
Opočno
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2002–2008
Teams Škoda, Mitsubishi, Toyota
Rallies 31
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 3
Total points 18
First rally 2002 Rallye Deutschland
Last rally 2008 Rally México

Jan Kopecký (born January 28, 1982 in Opočno) is a professional rally driver from Czech Republic who currently competes in the European Rally Championship (ERC) with Škoda Motorsport.[1]

Career[edit]

Kopecký at the 2007 Wales Rally GB.
Kopecký at the 2008 Rally México.
Kopecký at the 2009 Rally Bohemia.

After beginning his career as a circuit touring cars driver, Kopecký changed to rallysport in 2001, winning the national sprintrallye championships at first. In 2004 he won the national classical rallye championships and entered the world championships next year.

In the 2006 World Rally Championship season he competed with co-driver Filip Schovánek driving a Škoda Fabia WRC. Kopecký won 3 Special Stages, SS18 at the 2006 Rally d'Italia Sardegna and SS9 and SS14 at the 2006 Rallye Deutschland. His best finish was 5th place at the 2006 Rally Catalunya, he scored 7 points and 15th position.

In 2007, he continued competing with the Fabia and placed 12th in the drivers' world championship. His best finish was 5th place at the 2007 Rallye Deutschland, he scored more points than in 2006, 10 points and 12th position.

In 2008 Kopecký entered Rally México with Fiat Grande Punto Abarth S2000 but retired at 2nd special stage. After that he switched to Peugeot 207 S2000 and Intercontinental Rally Challenge. His best result was 2nd place at the Rally Portugal and after Rally Russia he was hired by Škoda Motorsport and started testing Škoda Fabia S2000.

Kopecký competed in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge with a works Škoda Fabia Super 2000 finishing second in the championship and winning two events, the Rally Principe de Asturias and Barum Czech Rally Zlín, making him the first Czech driver to win the rally in a Czech car.[2] Kris Meeke became champion with Peugeot 207 S2000 in 2009.

In 2010 Kopecký continued his relationship with Škoda and also with his good performorance in IRC. He won Rally Islas Canarias and finished 2nd at Ypres Rally and at Rali Vinho da Madeira but he also twice retired from 1st position almost at the end of rally. It was at Rally Azores and at Barum Rally Zlín. Kopecký was again 2nd in drivers standings, this time Juho Hänninen, 2nd factory driver of Škoda Motorsport was champion.

In 2011 Kopecký was entered by Škoda Motorsport at the 2011 Monte Carlo Rally alongside of Freddy Loix, Juho Hänninen and Nicolas Vouilloz.

Results[edit]

WRC[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2002 Matador Czech Nation Team Toyota Corolla WRC MON SWE FRA ESP CYP ARG GRE KEN FIN GER
Ret
ITA NZL AUS GBR - 0
2003 Škoda Matador Czech National Team Škoda Octavia WRC MON SWE TUR NZL ARG GRE CYP GER
20
AUS ITA FRA ESP GBR
Ret
- 0
Jan Kopecký Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7 FIN
32
2004 Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia WRC MON SWE MEX NZL CYP GRE TUR ARG FIN GER JPN GBR ITA FRA ESP
Ret
AUS - 0
2005 Jan Kopecký Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7 MON SWE
37
26th 1
Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia WRC MEX NZL ITA CYP TUR GRE ARG FIN GER
Ret
GBR JPN FRA
12
ESP
8
AUS
2006 Czech Rally Team Škoda Škoda Fabia WRC MON
11
SWE
13
MEX ESP
5
FRA
10
ARG ITA
17
GRE
16
GER
7
FIN
8
JPN CYP TUR
Ret
AUS NZL GBR
10
15th 7
2007 Czech Rally Team Kopecký Škoda Fabia WRC MON
8
SWE
10
NOR
8
MEX POR
20
ARG ITA
Ret
GRE
7
FIN
Ret
GER
5
NZL ESP
Ret
FRA
7
JPN IRE GBR
12
12th 10
2008 Jan Kopecký Fiat Grande Punto Abarth S2000 MON SWE MEX
Ret
ARG JOR ITA GRE TUR FIN GER NZL ESP FRA JPN GBR - 0

IRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Points
2008 Czech Republic Champion Racing Peugeot 207 S2000 TUR
5
POR
2
BEL
Ret
RUS
6
POR CZE ESP ITA SWI CHI 7th 15
2009 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 MON
4
BRA KEN POR
2
BEL
2
RUS
2
POR CZE
1
ESP
1
ITA
Ret
SCO 2nd 49
2010 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 MON
5
CUR
4
ARG
3
CAN
1
SAR
3
YPR
2
AZO
Ret
MAD
2
ZLI
Ret
SAN
6
SCO
CYP
2nd 47
2011 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 MON
8
CAN
2
COR
2
YAL
3
YPR
DNS
AZO
3
ZLI
1
MEC
1
SAN
4
SCO
5
CYP
2
2nd 183
2012 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 AZO CAN
1
IRL
3
COR
2
ITA
1
YPR SMR ROM ZLI
Ret
YAL SLI SAN
2
CYP 2nd 101

ERC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2013 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 JÄN
1
LIE CAN
1
AZO
1
COR
2
YPR ROM
1
CZE
1
POL
3
CRO
1
SAN VAL 1st 287

Czech Rally Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 MMČR Points
2001 Pennzoil Racing Škoda Octavia ŠUM
21
VAL
19
KRU BOH BAR
Ret
PŘÍ
Ret
TŘE
11
- 0
2002 Matador Pneusport Toyota Corolla WRC ŠUM
Ret
VAL
4
KRU
3
BOH BAR
Ret
PŘÍ
3
TŘE
1
4th 249
2003 Škoda Matador Team Škoda Octavia WRC ŠUM
Ret
VAL
Ret
KRU BOH
25
BAR
3
PŘÍ
1
TŘE
1
3rd 79
2004 Škoda Matador Team Škoda Fabia WRC JÄN
2
ŠUM
18
TAT
3
KRU
3
BAR
1
PŘÍ
1
TŘE
1
1st 182
Škoda Motorsport BOH
1
2005 Matador Pneusport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII JÄN
7
ŠUM
3
VAL KRU
Ret
BAR
3
PŘÍ
9
TŘE 3rd 108
Škoda Fabia WRC TAT
2
Škoda Motorsport BOH
1
2006 Matador Motorsport Citroën C2 S1600 JÄN ŠUM TAT
Ret
KRU BOH BAR TŘE PŘÍ - 0
2008 Champion Racing Peugeot 207 S2000 JÄN VAL ŠUM KRU HUS
Ret
TŘE BOH BAR PŘÍ - 0
2009 Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 VAL
2
ŠUM KRU HUS BAR
1
PŘÍ BOH
2
3rd 117
2010 Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 VAL ŠUM KRU HUS BOH BAR
Ret
PŘÍ - 0
2011 Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 VAL
1
ŠUM KRU HUS
1
BOH BAR
1
PŘÍ 2nd 150
2012 Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 JÄN
1
VAL
1
ŠUM
1
KRU
1
HUS
1
BOH
-
BAR
Ret
PŘÍ 1st 260
2013 Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 JÄN
1
ŠUM KRU HUS
1
BOH
1
BAR
1
PŘÍ 2nd 306
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Juho Hänninen
European Rally Champion
2013
Succeeded by
incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRC: Skoda registers for manufacturers' crown". Crash.net. 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  2. ^ "After SS15: Kopecky takes emotional home victory". IRC Website. 2009-08-23. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 

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