Rally Guanajuato Mexico

03. - 06.03.2016

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Vodafone Rally de Portugal

19. - 22.05.2016

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Rally d'Italia Sardegna

09. - 12.06.2016

Rally crew Prokop – Tománek returns to World Championships

Just a few weeks after the 2014 WRC season opener at Monte Carlo, Jipocar Czech National Team makes a change on the co-driver´s seat. Michal Ernst, who has joined Martin Prokop at Rally Catalunya 2012, has done the whole 2013 season and this year´s Rally Monte Carlo, will be replaced by experienced old warhorse Jan Tománek. He has already spent several World Championships seasons with Martin in the past.

Martin Prokop comments this change: “I drove with two new co-drivers within last two years, both rallying professionals and my good friends. At the end the journey led me back to Jan and I am very happy to be on the same page with him again and that we have got common strong will to work hard on our goals. Of course such a change isn´t easy for me and for the whole team. Michal was a great team mate and I would like to thank him very much for his good job as a co-driver. I am also very happy that he still will be working as a valuable member of our team."

Michal Ernst also adds his statement: “As a professional I fully accept and understand the team´s decision. Drivers and teams at the highest levels of World Championships are looking for the absolute and very best resources – including those humans’ ones. The conditions are extremely demanding also for the very best co-drivers and if Martin has found that the role suits best to Jan, I understand and accept it. Martin drives at the absolute top of rallying; he represents important sponsors and the whole Czech motorsport scene. There is no time and space for compromises. Of course I am not hiding the fact that I would like to spend some more time as a WRC co-driver, nevertheless I am extremely happy for the whole 2013 season. I have got so many new priceless experiences."

The following event of the 2014 WRC season and the very first for newly formed crew Prokop – Tománek will be the Rally Sweden, starting at the second weekend of February, traditionally around Karlstad.

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