Roman Kresta - driver

Day of birth: 24. April 1976
Address: Trnava, okres Zlin, Czech Republic
Status: married, wife Jana, daughter Terezka, son Patrik
First rally: 1994 Horacka Rally Trebic
First outing in World rally: 2001 Acropolis Rally
Favourite: soccer
Car 2009: Peugeot 207 Super 2000
Car 2010: Peugeot 207 Super 2000 and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
Car 2011: Skoda Fabia Super 2000
Car 2012: Skoda Fabia Super 2000
Car 2013: Skoda Fabia Super 2000
Car 2014: Skoda Fabia Super 2000
Car 2015: Skoda Fabia Super 2000
Car 2016: Škoda Fabia R5 - manager of own team


The best results:

  • 2. place in MMCR 2013
  • 2. place in MMCR 2012
  • 1. place in MMCR 2011 (Champion)
  • 1. place in MCR 2010 (Champion)
  • 4. place in MMCR 2010
  • 1. place in MMCR 2009 (Champion)
  • 1. place in MMCR 2008 (Champion)
  • 3. place MMCR 2007
  • 8. place WRC 2005 - team BP Ford World Rally Team
  • 8. place on 2003 Rally GB (Wales) - first point in WRC
  • First win in SS 16 St. Wendel 2 in 2003 Rally Deutschland
  • 5. place in Manufacturer Championat on Safari Rally Kenya 2002 (7. place)
  • Champion MCR in rally 2000 & 2001
  • 2. place on memorial A. Bettegy in Bologni 2001
  • Acropolis Rally 2001 - debut in WRC (Ford Focus WRC99)
  • 3. place on memorial A.Bettegy in Bologni 2000
  • 2005 World Rally Championship - BP-Ford World Rally Team
  • 2004 World Rally Championship: Monte Carlo; Acropolis; Deutchland
  • 2003 World Rally Championship: Monte Carlo; Swedish; Acropolis, Deutschland; San Remo; Catalunya; Wales Rally GB
  • 2002 World Rally Championship: Monte Carlo; Catalunya; Corsica; Wales Rally GB
  • 2001 World Rally Championship: Acropolis; Safari; San Remo; Wales Rally GB


Roman Kresta


Roman Kresta grew up in Trnava near big city Zlin, from a child hood he loves sport and he very often plays soccer. He goes to the school and became auto mechanic and already on school he loves rally. Became a mechanic in team NEFOS and prepared racing car Skoda Favorit.

First chance he got in 1994, when with co-driver Jan Tomanek together sit down to the rally car. With borrowed Favorit they take 14. place in final classification and 6 place in class A/1400 (in terms of Championship CZ) as well as 1.place in formula 2 (Central European Championship).

In the year 1999 Roman with Jan took off with new car Skoda Felicia Kit Car, with which placed to the final tenth place. General result was 1-place in Formula 2 (Zone Middle Europe), 1-place in formula 2 in Championship CZ as well as top in class A/1600 in Championship CR.

This result catapults them to the project Skoda Octavia WRC, in whose they became with Jan Tomanek factory crew in Skoda Motorsport. In the year 2000 for the first time start with Octavia WRC in strongest class AB. They have some problems from the beginning, but they become champions in MMCR. After that Roman Kresta take 3-place in Memorial Attila Bettegy in Italy.

Main target for 2001 year was defending championship crown. Roman with Jan started with new car Skoda Octavia WRC EVO II and won in of all races. They take title on Barum rally and then they start on 4 rallies in World Rally Championship. In December he again go to the Memorial Bettegy and take silver position.

Early in season 2002 became Kresta and Tomanek third factory drew in Skoda Motorsport. His big dream coming true and Roman can go to the WRC with Octavia WRC. At the end of the year then auditioned cooperation with new co-driver Milos Hulka, with him negotiation serial in the year 2003.

As well Roman arbitrated for a change car and for his next work in automobile rally he selected Peugeot and team Bozian Racing. At Rallye Monte Carlo in the year 2003, so for the first time in life, he starts on rally with Peugeot 206 WRC.

In the year 2005 Roman Kresta became factory crew in Ford and was team rider colleague Toni Gardemeister. He was driving all year one of the best car in WRC Ford Focus WRC. At the end of the year he sit to the newer car Ford Focus WRC 2006.

In the year 2006 he became only test driver for Ford WRT and then he drive Ford Fiesta Super 1600 in British Rally Champioship. But that wasn’t good year for Czech driver. He only won Barum rally Zlin 2006, but in British Rally Champioship he did not have any good result.

Also therefore in the year 2007 directed his activities back to the Czech Republic, to could again introduce on home ground in Czech Republic. Four starts with car Mitsubishi Lancer Eve IX in season 2007 brought him up general third place on MMCR.

In the year 2008 then fully throw up to the MMCR and take another title with co-driver Petr Gross. About title was already clear after Barum rally Zlin, where Kresta crash on second stage of the second day. But his biggest rival Vaclav Pech must retired too with technical problem, so Kresta take title without the fight.

In 2010 Roman Kresta finished season in MMCR on fourth place with car Peugeot 207 Super 2000. He drives car Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX in sprintrally with co-driver Tomas Kasparek and takes title. For 2011 Roman Kresta change car for Skoda Fabia Super 2000. His co-driver will be again Petr Gross in MMCR.

In 2011 crew Roman Kresta - Petr Gross again take title in MMCR with racing car Skoda Fabia Super 2000. He will drive same car in 2012 season.

Rally driver from Luhacovice completes in the 2013 season only a limited program. With his Skoda Fabia Super 2000 will present only on the three selected races MMCR - First one on Rallye Cesky Krumlov, second on Rally Bohemia Mlada Boleslav and the final in Zlin on Barum Czech Rallye.


The best results of Roman Kresta

Season 1994

  • Horacka rallye (Trebic) CZ - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (Bill Latif - BL) - 14., 6.(A 1300)

Season 1995

  • Magnum rallye CZ - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (Jan Tomanek - JT) - technical problem
  • Rallye Cesky Krumlov CZ - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (JT) - technical problem
  • Valasska rallye CZ - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (JT) - 12., 6. (A 1300)
  • Barum rallye CZ - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (JT) - clutch
  • Rallye Maxi CZ - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (JT) - technical problem
  • Horacka rallye CZ - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (JT) - 7., 2. (A 1300)

Season 1996

  • Raid Krakowski PL - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (JT) - 4. (F2)
  • Rallye Opatija HR - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (JT) - 3. (F2)
  • Rallye Veszprém H - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (JT) - 2. (F2)
  • Barum rallye CZ - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (JT) - 3. (A 1300)
  • Valašská rallye CZ - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (JT) - technical problem
  • Rallye Tatry SK - Skoda Favorit, A 1300 (JT) - technical problem

Season 1997

  • Rallye Miskolc H - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Rallye Senica SK - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - technická závada
  • Rallye Dugo Selo HR - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Rallye Velenje SLO - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 6., 1. (A 1300)
  • Rallye Pribram CZ - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Barum Rallye CZ - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 3. (A 1300)

Season 1998

  • Raid Zimowy Klodsko PL - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Rallye Magnuv Vyškov CZ - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Rallye Veszprem H - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Martinsky rallye HR - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 6., 1. (A 1300)
  • Rallye Gemer Dobsina SK - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Rallye Akuma Liberec CZ - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Rallye Blovice CZ - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Rallye Cesky Krumlov CZ - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Rallye Magnum Vyskov CZ - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Barum rallye Zlin CZ - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)
  • Valasska rallye Vsetin CZ - Skoda Felicia 1300 (JT) - 1. (A 1300)

Season 1999

  • Raid Zimowy Klodsko PL - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT)- 10., 1. (F2)
  • Transpetrol rallye Senica SK - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT)- 5., 1. (F2)
  • INA Delta rallye HR - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT) - 4., 2.(F2), 1. (A 1600)
  • Rallye Uslava Blovice CZ - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT) - technical problem
  • Rallye Sumava Mogul CZ - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT) - 9., 2.(F2), 1. (A 1600)
  • Paramo rallye Liberec CZ - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT) - technical problem
  • Rallye Cesky Krumlov CZ - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT) - 9., 1.(F2)
  • Bohemia rallye CZ - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT) - 6., 1.(F2), 1. (A 1600)
  • Rallye Magnum Vyskov PL - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT) - crash
  • Barum rallye Zlin CZ - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT) - 9., 2.(F2), 1. (A 1600)
  • Rallye Agropa Pacejov CZ - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT) - 6., 2.(F2), 1. (A 1600)
  • Valasska rallye Vsetin CZ - Skoda Felicia KIT CAR 1600 (JT) - 7., 2.(F2), 1. (A 1600)

Season 2000

  • Rallye Sumava Mogul CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC (JT) - technical problem
  • Paramo rallye Liberec CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC (JT) - crash
  • VW rallye Cesky Krumlov CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC (JT) - 1.
  • Bohemia rallye CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC (JT) - 1.
  • Barum rallye CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC (JT) - 1.
  • Rallye Pribram CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC (JT) - 3.
  • Memoriál Atilia Bettegy I - Skoda Octavia WRC - 3.
  • Pražský rallysprint CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC (JT) - 2.

Season 2001

  • Rallye Sumava Mogul CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo II (JT) - 1.
  • Valasska rallye Vsetin CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo II (JT) - 1.
  • VW rallye Cesky Krumlov CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo II (JT) - technical problem
  • Rallye Acropolis GR - Ford Focus WRC (JT) - technical problem
  • Bohemia rallye CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo II (JT) - 1.
  • Safari rallye KE - Skoda Octavia WRC (JT) - technical problem
  • Barum rallye CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo II (JT) - 1.
  • Rallye San Remo I - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo II (JT) - technical problem
  • Britska rallye GB - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo II (JT) - crash
  • Memorial Atilia Bettegy I - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo II - 3.
  • Prazsky rallysprint CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo II (JT) - 2.

Season 2002

  • Rallye Monte Carlo MC - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo III (JT) - crash
  • Tour de Corse FR - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo III (JT) - 14.
  • Bohemia rallye CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo III (JT) - 1.
  • Safari rallye KE - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo III (JT) - 7.
  • Barum rallye CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo III (JT) - crash
  • Rallye San Remo I - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo III (JT) - 12.
  • Britska rallye GB - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo III (Milos Hulka - MH) - 15.
  • Prazsky rallysprint CZ - Skoda Octavia WRC Evo III (MH) - 2.

Season 2003

  • Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo - Peugeot 206 WRC (MH) - 10.
  • Uddeholm Swedish Rally - Peugeot 206 WRC (MH) - 14.
  • Acropolis Rally - Peugeot 206 WRC (JT) - R.
  • ADAC Rallye Deutschland - Peugeot 206 WRC (JT) - R.
  • Rallye Sanremo - Rallye d'Italia - Peugeot 206 WRC (JT) - 11.
  • Rallye Catalunya-Costa Brava - Peugeot 206 WRC (JT) - 13.
  • Wales Rally of Great Britain - Peugeot 206 WRC (JT) - 8.
  • 21. place FIA World Rally Championship in driver (take first point)

Season 2004

  • Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo - Hyundai Accent WRC (JT) - R.
  • Acropolis Rally - Ford Focus WRC (JT) - R.
  • OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland - Škoda Fabia WRC (JT) - R.

Season 2005

  • Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo - Ford Focus WRC (JT) - 8.
  • Uddeholm Swedish Rally - Ford Focus WRC (JT) - 8.
  • Corona Rally México Jan Možný Ford Focus WRC (Jan Možný - JM) - R.
  • Supermag Rally Italia Sardinia - Ford Focus WRC (JM) - 6.
  • Cyprus Rally - Ford Focus WRC (JM - 6.
  • Rally of Turkey - Ford Focus WRC (JM)- 7.
  • Acropolis Rally - Ford Focus WRC (JM) - R.
  • Rally Argentina - Ford Focus WRC (JM) - 11.
  • Neste Rally Finland - Ford Focus WRC (JM) - 23.
  • OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland - Ford Focus WRC (JT) - 6.
  • Wales Rally GB - Ford Focus WRC (JT) - 6.
  • Rally Japan - Ford Focus WRC (JT) - 7.
  • Tour de Corse - Rallye de France - Ford Focus WRC (JT) - 5.
  • Rally RACC Catalunya - Costa Daurada - Ford Focus WRC (JT) - 5.
  • Telstra Rally Australia - Ford Focus WRC (JT) - 6.
  • 8. place FIA World Rally Championship in drivers( get 29. points)

Season 2006

  • 1. place in final classification in Barum rally Zlin (Petr Gross - PG) - (ME)
  • 6. place FIA European Rally Championship in drivers

Season 2007

  • 1. place in Rally Cesky Krumlov (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 1. place in Rally Bohemia (PG) - (ZSE, koef.10)
  • 4. place in Barum rally Zlin (PG) - (IRC, ME)
  • 3. place in MMCR

Season 2008

  • 1. place in Mogul Sumava Rallye Klatovy (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 1. place in Rallye Cesky Krumlov (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 2. place in Agrotec Rally Hustopeče (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 2. place in Horacka Rally Trebic (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 1. place in Rally Bohemia (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 1. place in MMCR (title) (PG)

Season 2009

  • 1. place in Valasske Rally (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 2. place in Mogul Sumava Rallye Klatovy (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 1. place in Rallye Cesky Krumlov (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 1. place in Agrotec Rally Hustopece (PG) - (MMCR)
  • Retired in Impromat Rallysprint Kopna 2009 (Tomas Kasparek) - (MCR)
  • 4. place in Barum Czech Rally Zlin (PG) - (IRC, ME)
  • Retired (engine failure) in Rally Pribram 2009 (PG) - (MCR)
  • 10. place in Rally Bohemia (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 2. place in Tipcars Prazsky Rallysprint (TK) - (SHOW)
  • 1. place in MMCR (title) (PG)

Season 2010

  • Retired in Rally Sweden for technical reason after SS 12 (PG) - (MS)
  • Retired in Valasska Rally Rally for technical reason in SS 12 (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 1. place in Horacka Rally Trebic (TK) - (MCR)
  • 2. place in Mogul Sumava Rallye Klatovy (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 1. place in Impromat Rallysprint Kopna (TK) - (MCR)
  • 1. place in Rallye Cesky Krumlov (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 3. place in Agrotec Rally Hustopece (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 2. place in Rally Krkonose (TK) - (MCR)
  • 4. place in Rally Bohemia (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 23. place in Neste Oil Rally Finland (PG) - (WRC)
  • 2. place in Rally Agropa (PG) - (MCR)
  • Crashed in SS 5 Barum Czech Rally Zlin (PG) - (IRC, ME)
  • 1. place in Admiral Rally Vyskov (TK) - (MCR)
  • Retired in Herkul Rally Pribram for technical reason in SS 4 (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 1. place in AZ Pneu Rally Jeseniky (TK) - (MCR)
  • 5. place in PdTech Mikulas Rally Slusovice (TK) - (SHOW)
  • 4. place in MMCR 2010
  • 1. place in MCR 2010 (Champion)

Season 2011

  • 2. place in Bonver Valasske Rally (PG) - (MMCR)
  • Mogul Rallye Sumava - rally was canceled (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 1. place in Rallye Cesky Krumlov (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 3. place Agrotec Mogul Hustopece (PG) - (MMCR)
  • Retired on Rally Bohemia before SS 10 - electric problem (PG) - MMCR)
  • 8. place in Barum Czech Rally Zlin (PG) - (IRC, ME)
  • 1. place in Rallye Pribram (PG) - (MMCR)
  • Retired after SS1 - Rally Idrija (TK)
  • 1. place in MMCR 2011 (Champion)

Season 2012

  • 2. place in Bonver Valasske Rally (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 2. place in Rallye Sumava Klatovy (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 1. place in 20. Rallysprint Kopna (TK) - (MCR)
  • 2. place in Rallye Cesky Krumlov (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 2. place in Agrotec Mogul Hustopece (PG) - (MMCR)
  • Accident in SS1 - Rally Bohemia (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 2. place in Barum Czech Rally Zlin (PG) - (MMCR)
  • Retired after SS 12 - technical failure - Rally Pribram (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 2. place in MMCR 2012

Season 2013

  • 2. place in Rallye Cesky Krumlov (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 3. place in Rally Bohemia (PG) - (MMCR)
  • 5. place in Barum Czech Rally Zlin (PG) - (MMCR)

Season 2014

  • 2. place in Rallysprint Kopna (PS) - (MCR)
  • Retired - technical failure after SS 5 (PS) - Barum Czech Rally

Season 2015
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Co-drivers:

BL = Bill Latif
JT = Jan Tomanek
MH = Milos Hulka
JM = Jan Mozny
PG = Petr Gross
TK = Tomas Kasparek
PS = Petr Starý

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