Koči wants to fight for the Slovak title in the new season
- Rally driver Martin Koči wants to focus on the home events in the current season. The talented Kosice rally driver began to ride under the Škoda Slovakia Motorsport team and his ambitions remain high.
- After the second place at the Rally Prešov, he's already been focusing on the next event now, which will take place under the Tatras.
The 25-year-old driver of Škoda Slovakia Motorsport has been performing excellent achievements since the beginning of the season on both domestic and international tracks.
„At the moment my season is just starting. I've had the first European Championship race where we've fought for the first place in my category, but I didn’t make it because of my mistake. I can at least have the joy of quality performance, even though it was totally sad in the final. In the first race of the Slovak season, we achieved a good result despite the defective tire. The second place is a good base for the season, but of course we want to fight for the title of the Slovakian champion and we need win races, so we will continue to do our best, “ said Martin Koči.
He wants to make a career on the international stage as well.
The young driver has been accustomed to the car for the past few years, and this season he wants to take full advantage of the experiences he has gained.
„I did not change the car in the new season, the only change is that I'm racing under the Škoda Slovakia Motorsport team. It is a new motivation and a great challenge for me. I am happy for this cooperation and will try to represent the best I know,“ said Koči, who is the laureate for the Sports Personality of Kosice award.
On the international stage the Kosice rally driver would like to achieve success regularly, but it will not be easy at all due to the high level competition.
„Making a career on the international scene is a great thing and I'm trying to do it. I am glad that I get the opportunity to take part in the world or in the European races. At the moment, my priority is the Slovak title, however, if something goes beyond the borders, it will be just a plus,“ said Koči.
In the Tatras he would like to reach the victory.
He is already waiting for a difficult event to compete, Rallye Tatry, where he wants to reach the podium finish again.
„The Rallye Tatry is held for less than a month, so we're already concentrating on it and trying to get the best out of it. Our goal is to deliver high-quality result, we want to fight for the victory and achieve the best possible success,“ said Koči.