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Jan Kopecky

Date of birth : 28/02/1982

Who is he? With a run of wins in the Czech championship dating back 23 events, the 2013 ERC champion and seven-time Zlín winner is very much the driver to beat.

Part of the family: Kopecký has been an official ŠKODA Motorsport driver since 2009, and finished runner-up in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for four straight seasons before his European championship triumph in 2013.

Experience abroad, dominant at home: After winning the Czech championship in 2004, Kopecký was a regular in the WRC from 2006-07 in a privateer Fabia WRC, taking two top-five finishes. Following his ERC success, he bagged the Asia-Pacific crown in 2014.

Domestic bliss: As well as his succession of event wins in the Czech championship, Kopecký has won his domestic title for the last three seasons.

World winner: Kopecký has won in the world championship’s second tier on four occasions in 2018.

Azores Airlines Rallye: DNE
Rally Islas Canarias: DNE
EKO Acropolis Rally: DNE
Cyprus Rally: DNE
Rally di Roma Capitale: DNE
Barum Czech Rally Zlín: 1
Rally Poland: DNE
Rally Liepāja: DNE