Date of birth : 05/07/1993
Who is he? Ptaszek has rallied extensively at world championship level. But after an accident curtailed his 2017 programme, he’s hoping a season in the European championship will get his career firmly back on track.
Busy year: Aged 24, Ptaszek is planning to contest several ERC rounds in 2018 in a Tagai Racing Technology ŠKODA Fabia R5.
Strong start: The young Pole has been making the most of his ERC opportunity by claiming his first outright stage win on an international rally in the Azores and placing fifth in the highly competitive ERC Junior Under 28 category on Rally Islas Canarias. A maiden podium followed with third place on his EKO Acropolis Rally debut.
Rapid rise: Ptaszek was in his third full season of rallying when he tried the world championship for size, completing the top three in his class on Rally GB in 2013.
Is it a bird, is it a plane…? With his surname loosely translated as little bird, Ptaszek carries the Birdman moniker on the front of his car.
Azores Airlines Rallye: 35 (ERC Junior U28: 10)
Rally Islas Canarias: 17 (ERC Junior U28: 5)
EKO Acropolis Rally: 3
Cyprus Rally: 18
Rally di Roma Capitale: DNE
Barum Czech Rally Zlín: DNE
Rally Poland: DNE
Rally Liepāja: DNE