Former FIA World Rally Championship driver Martin Prokop is contemplating buying a Rally2-spec automobile for the 2021 season – probably getting into the WRC3 class within the course of.
Prokop – who has made a complete of 123 begins within the WRC thus far – has pushed a variety of autos within the championship together with a manufacturing unit Škoda Octavia WRC all the way in which all the way down to the Citroën C2 he took to the 2009 Junior WRC title.
2009 was arguably his most sucuessful 12 months in his rallying profession when he received each the Junior WRC title with the C2 in addition to ending second within the Manufacturing WRC championship whereas driving a Mitsubishi Lancer.
For subsequent season in 2021 nonetheless, the Czech driver is taking a look at getting into the WRC in a Rally2 automobile and he has already examined M-Sport’s second technology Ford Fiesta R5.
On prime of his check within the Fiesta, Prokop has additionally been noticed driving a spread of different Rally2 spec automobiles together with the Škoda Fabia R5, Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 and Hyundai i20 R5 on a latest check day on the Baumschlager Rallye & Racing space.
However Prokop’s concept of returning to the game – if it does occur – should wait till no less than the spring after he competes within the Dakar Rally aboard a Ford Raptor RS Crosscountry.
His testing schedule for the mammoth off-road endurance occasion started earlier this 12 months proper the top of after Rally Italia Sardegna.