Four-time world rally champion Sebastien Ogier was close to a deal with the team Martin Prokop. It was planned that the rider will perform the Volkswagen-2017, but then the reigning champion was forced to sign the agreement with M-Sport.
Long speaking in private teams Prokop decided to combine their efforts with Mads Ostberg and create a team Onebet with two Jipocar Ford Fiesta, however, the original plan was to attract Ogier and Volkswagen.
Mads Ostberg and Martin Prokop created a unified team
“Everything was arranged, — said Prokop. — The project was also attended by the sponsor of Sebastien Red Bull.
Ogier was willing to miss the Rally Monte Carlo, saying that at least you can spend two weeks with my family.
The idea was perfect: the Polo WRC in Jihlava, and our team operates a car driven by Ogier.
Even the employees of Volkswagen were happy that the car will be in the Museum. But in the end we have one car, the Fiesta, and only during the season there will be a second”.
The interest of team Qatar blew off the project Prokop.
“Before signing the agreement, Qatar pledged the money Volkswagen — continued Prokop. — Ogier from his generosity twice endured extreme term of the contract”.
The Volkswagen confirmed that the company has spent millions on the development of car-2017, which will never be on the track in the battle mode, since the FIA blocked the possibility to push back the timing of the homologation of the car.
Ostberg in the private team of Prokop debut at Rally Sweden this week, while Prokop intends to get behind the wheel or in Portugal, or Sardinia in June.
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