Filip


  • Born:             22.8.1991 in Mlada Boleslav
  • Height:         180 cm
  • Weight:         73 kg
  • First rally:    Rally Střela Žihle 2011
  • Hobbies:      motorsport, running, fitness, nature
  • Highest achievments 2017:
    • JUNIOR CZECH NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPION
    • 2WD CZECH CHAMPION
    • RUNNER-UP IN FIA ERC3
    • 3rd IN FIA ERC JUNIOR U27
  • Highest achievments 2016:
    • JUNIOR CZECH NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPION
    • FIA ERT JUNIOR CHAMPION
    • FIA ERT 3 CHAMPION

Early racing career

I was born in August 1991 in Mladá Boleslav and even though there was not a tradition of motorsport in my family, from an early age motorsport fascinated me. My driving career has not been long, but within this short time I have achieved great results. I entered motorsport in August 2008 where I took part in an amateur rally events and leter the Open Rally Cup. Within the championship, using a highly tuned Skoda Favorit, I was able to battle for class podium places and overall places.

 

2015 & 2016 Seasons

I completed my first season in the Czech Championship in 2015 in a Škoda Fabia R2. I was able to achieve many successful results using the car, mainly in the JUNIOR Czech Championship, where I won in every race in which I crossed the line. In the Rallysprint series, I took second place in R2 category and through this success was able to secure a place for the 2016 season in the Autoclub Peugeot Rally Talent – project created for the most talented young drivers in the Czech Republic.

In 2016, through the support of the Autoclub of the Czech republic and Peugeot Czech Republic, I took part in every round of the Czech Championship in a Peugeot 208 R2. Very successful season resulted in me obtaining title of the Junior Czech Champion. Moreover I was able to prove my competitiveness even abroad, and thanks to four victories in the European Rally Trophy I received the titles of JUNIOR ERT CHAMPION and ERT3 CHAMPION!

 

2017 season

With continuing support of the Autoclub of the Czech republic and Peugeot Czech Republic, I was able to achieve four victories in the Czech Championship and thanks to this success managed to defend title of the Junior Czech Champion. Moreover I won overall title of the Czech Champion in 2WD category and as a bonus victory in the Peugeot Total Rally Cup. Due to being included in the representation, I mainly got an opportunity to take part in the highly competitive FIA ERC Junior U27 championship. Also here I proved my abilty behind the steering wheel of a Peugeot 208 R2 and already the very first start was turned into a great third place. Eventually I was able to get five podium places out of six possible, when only technical issue forced me to retire from Rally Islas Canarias. On the other side I was able to reach my first win at Rally di Roma Capitale in September. My most successful season so far, resulted in me obtaining amazing bronze place in the highly competitive FIA ERC Junior U27 and the runner-up position in the ERC3 category, i.e 2WD cars.

 

Goals for 2018

I firmly believe that my achievements, conscientiousness, self-discipline and determination, gave good premise for my further development and growth in performance. These are also my main goal for the 2018, In which I would like to do an another importent step in my rally career.