ŠKODA Motorsport drivers


Jan Kopecký

Facts & figures:

Date of birth: 28/01/1982
Place of birth: Opočno (CZ)
Place of residence: Kostelec (CZ)
Nationality: Czech
Hobbies: Skiing, snowboarding, running
Internet: www.motorsport-kopecky.cz
Motorsport since: 1995
At ŠKODA since: 2009

Complete CV for download here
 
Career highlights:

2001
- Initial starts in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR)

2002
- 4th overall in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) (one win)
- Debut in the World Rally Championship (WRC) at the Rally Germany
- Czech Sprintrally Championship - First win in overall classification (Rallysprint Kopná)

2003
- 3rd overall in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) (two wins) in the ŠKODA Octavia WRC
- Three starts in the World Rally Championship (WRC)

2004
- 1st overall in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) (four wins) in the ŠKODA Fabia WRC
- Initial starts for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Czech Republic and in the WRC

2005
- 3rd overall in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) (one win)
- Individual starts in the World Rally Championship (WRC), including for ŠKODA Motorsport

2006
- 15th overall in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in the ŠKODA Fabia WRC

2007
- 12th overall in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in the ŠKODA Fabia WRC

2008
- 7th overall in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC)

2009
- Works driver for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Fabia Super 2000
- 2nd overall in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) (two wins)
- 3rd overall in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) (one win)

2010
- Works driver for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Fabia Super 2000
- 2nd overall in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) (one win)

2011
- Works driver for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Fabia Super 2000
- 2nd overall in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) (two wins)
- 2nd overall in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) (three wins)

2012
- Works driver for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Fabia Super 2000
- 2nd overall in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) (two wins)
- 1st overall in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) (five wins)

2013
- Works driver for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Fabia Super 2000
- 1st overall in the European Rally Championship (ERC) (six wins)
- 2nd overall in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) (four wins)

2014
- Works driver for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Fabia Super 2000
- 1st overall in the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) (four wins)
- Individual starts in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) (one win)

2015
- Works driver for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Fabia R5
- Czech Rally Championship (MČR) and selected dates in the WRC 2 category of the World Rally Championship (WRC)

Pavel Dresler

Facts & figures:

Date of birth: 23/6/1986
Place of birth: Studénka (CZ)
Place of residence: Studénka (CZ)
Nationality: Czech
Hobbies: Cycling, skiing, classic cars
Internet: www.dresler.cz
Motorsport since: 2005
At ŠKODA since: 2001

Complete CV for download here
 
Career highlights:

2005
- Austrian Rally Championship - First international rally (Rally Waldviertel, 1st place in N2 class))
- Czech National Rally Cup - First rally (Rallye Střela)

2006
- Czech Sprintrally Championship - First top 5 finish (Rally Vsetín, 5th overall)

2007 - 2010
- Czech Rally Championship & Historic Rally Championships

2011
- 1st overall in the European Sporting Rally Championship
- First joint start with Jan Kopecký for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Intercontinental Rally Championship (IRC)
- 2nd place at the Rally Cyprus

2012
- Co-driver for Jan Kopecký in the ŠKODA Motorsport team in the Fabia Super 2000
- 2nd overall in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) (two wins)
- 1st overall in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR)
(five wins)

2013
- Co-driver for Jan Kopecký in the ŠKODA Motorsport team in the Fabia Super 2000
- 1st overall in the European Rally Championship (ERC) (six wins)
- 2nd overall in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) (four wins)

2014
- Co-driver for Jan Kopecký in the ŠKODA Motorsport team in the Fabia Super 2000
- 1st overall in the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) (four wins)
- Individual starts in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) (one win)

2015
- Co-driver for Jan Kopecký in the ŠKODA Motorsport team in the Fabia R5
- Czech Rally Championship (MČR) and selected appearances in the WRC 2 category of the World Rally Championship (WRC)

Esapekka Lappi

Facts & figures:

Date of birth: 17/01/1991
Place of birth: Naarajärvi (FIN)
Place of residence: Naarajärvi (FIN)
Nationality: Finnish
Hobbies: Sport
Internet: www.esapekkalappi.fi
Motorsport since: 2007
At ŠKODA since: 2012

Complete CV for download here
 
Career highlights:

2007
- First rally

2010
- Finnish Rally Championship
- Awarded Rookie of the Year in Finland

2011
- Finnish Rally Championship
- Debut in the World Rally Championship

2012
- Finnish Rally Championship - Champion, 7 wins from 7 rallies, youngest winner in the history of Lapland Rally
- European Rally Championship - First win in ERC, first start with ŠKODA Motorsport (Poland)

2013
- Works driver for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Fabia Super 2000
- 2nd overall in the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) (three wins)
- European Rally Championship (ERC), victory at the Rally International du Valais
- World Rally Championship (WRC 2) with ŠKODA Motorsport, class victory at the Rally Portugal

2014
- Works driver for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Fabia Super 2000
- Overall victory in the European Rally Championship (ERC), three season wins

2015
- Works driver for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Fabia R5
- World Rally Championship (WRC 2)

2016
- ŠKODA Motorsport, ŠKODA Fabia R5
- WRC 2

Janne Ferm

Facts & figures:

Date of birth: 29/8/1980
Place of birth: Tampere (FIN)
Place of residence: Tampere (FIN)
Nationality: Finnish
Hobbies: Fitness, golf
Rallying since: 2005
At ŠKODA since: 2012

Complete CV for download here
 
Career highlights:

2005
- First rally

2010
- Finnish Rally Championship

2011
- Finnish Rally Championship
- World Rally Championship - First start in WRC (Finland)

2012
- 1st overall in the Finnish Rally Championship (seven wins)
- Victory on debut in the European Rally Championship (ERC) with ŠKODA Motorsport

2013
- Co-driver for Esapekka Lappi in the ŠKODA Motorsport team in the Fabia Super 2000
- 2nd overall in the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) (three wins)
- European Rally Championship (ERC), victory at the Rally International du Valais
- World Rally Championship (WRC 2) with ŠKODA Motorsport, class victory at the Rally Portugal

2014
- Co-driver for Esapekka Lappi in the ŠKODA Motorsport team in the Fabia Super 2000
- Overall victory in the European Rally Championship (ERC), three season wins

2015
- Co-driver for Esapekka Lappi in the ŠKODA Motorsport team in the Fabia R5
- World Rally Championship (WRC 2)

2016
- ŠKODA Motorsport, ŠKODA Fabia R5
- WRC 2
Pontus Tidemand

Facts & figures:

Date of birth: 10/12/1990
Place of birth: Charlottenberg (S)
Place of residence: Charlottenberg (S)
Nationality: Swedish
Hobbies: Water sports, spending time with friends, motorsport
Internet: www.pontustidemand.se
Rallying since: 2008
At ŠKODA since: 2015

Complete CV for download here
 
Career highlights:

2010
- Subaru Cup, overall winner

2011
- Youngest Swedish Rally Champion of all time

2012
- WRC Academy - 3rd overall, 3 podiums

2013
- Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC), overall winner (three wins)

2014
- World Rally Championship (WRC 2), one season win in Germany
- Contested seven events in the World Rallycross Championship

2015
- Works driver for ŠKODA Motorsport in the Fabia R5
- Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and selected appearances in the WRC 2 category of the World Rally Championship (WRC)

2016
- ŠKODA Motorsport, ŠKODA Fabia R5
- World Rally Championship - WRC 2 - Co-driven by Jonas Andersson for the first time (Sweden)

Jonas Andersson

Facts & figures:

Date of birth: 01/01/1997
Place of birth: Arvika (SWE)
Place of residence: Arvika (SWE)
Nationality: Swedish
Hobbies: Fitness, family, football
Rallying since: 2002
At ŠKODA since: 2016

Complete CV for download here
 
Career highlights:

2002
- World Rally Championship - First start in WRC (Sweden)

2003
- World Rally Championship

2004
- World Rally Championship - 3 wins and 4 podiums in JWRC category

2005
- World Rally Championship - 1 win and 2 podiums in JWRC category

2006
- World Rally Championship - First start with ŠKODA car in WRC (Germany, ŠKODA Fabia WRC); 1 win and 3 podiums in JWRC category

2007
- World Rally Championship - 3 wins and 4 podiums in JWRC category

2008
- World Rally Championship - First point scored into WRC classification (Monte Carlo, 8th overall)

2009
- World Rally Championship

2010
- World Rally Championship - First start and first podium in SWRC (Jordan, ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000)

2011
- World Rally Championship - First podium in WRC (Sweden), second podium in WRC (Wales)

2012
- World Rally Championship - First win in WRC (Portugal), 3 podiums

2013
- World Rally Championship - 2 podiums

2014
-World Rally Championship - 4 podiums

2015
- World Rally Championship - 3 podiums

2016
- ŠKODA Motorsport, ŠKODA Fabia R5
- World Rally Championship - WRC 2 - Co-driving Pontus Tidemand for the first time (Sweden)