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Greetings enthusiasts, car lovers, Croatian motorsport fans, supporters of young talents, and dear friends!

I am Jan Pokos, a 20-year-old driver with a great ambition to compete in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in the WRC3 class and stand on the winner’s podium with your support. With four national karting championships and three Central European karting championships titles behind me, along with recent successes such as winning the Quattro River Rally and achieving two stage victories at the WRC Rally Croatia, I am ready to take the next big step towards realizing my childhood dreams of making a mark in the world of rallying.

Jan Pokos: Be a part of my team!

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Goal: 250,000.00
Minimum amount is €20 Maximum amount is €200000

Story

About me

It’s an understatement to say that gasoline runs in the Pokos family’s blood. Ivan (my father) dominated the Croatian auto and karting scene from 1984 to 2018. After numerous championship titles in karting, circuit, and hill climb disciplines, he decided to retire to focus on my career. I started my driving career at the age of 5 in karting, and for the next 13 years, with the help of Ivan and the support team, I achieved success on the Croatian, European, and global karting scenes.

The year 2022 marked the beginning of my transition from small wheels to large ones, so this was my first season in rallying. We embarked on the entire project ambitiously with high expectations, but despite excellent times and some notable results, including winning in the junior category at the 23rd INA Rally Poreč and successfully finishing the WRC Croatia Rally as the youngest crew, the race that caused me to miss my high school senior trip, the season was challenging due to rookie mistakes stemming from a lack of experience that takes time to accumulate.

I started the 2023 season at the 2nd Quattro River Rally, securing my first victory in the two-wheel drive class and the junior category and finishing second overall among the Croatians.

After the success in Karlovac, the biggest race of the year came next: the WRC Croatia Rally 2023. We had a good start, but unfortunately, we suffered a power steering failure on the very first stage. Vili (my co-driver) and I endured the entire first day without it. At the evening service, we managed to fix the issue, and on the second day, we set out to make up for lost time. We performed really well, winning two stages and significantly reducing the gap to the leaders in our class. Our goal on the last day was to finish and secure 2nd place among the Croatians, which we ultimately achieved.

After the successful first two races, the next in line was the Velenje Rally. Unfortunately, luck was not on my side, and we had an accident on the second stage of the race. After assessing the damage, it was determined to be significant, and due to the need for car repairs and a lack of financial resources, we had to pause the rest of the season.

Why WRC3

WRC3 is an extremely competitive class where the best young pilots gather to showcase their driving skills. By securing a spot in this class, I aim to refine my talent, gain international recognition, and pave the way for the highest level in WRC, the pinnacle of rally racing.

The plan is to participate in five World Championship events: the Sweden Rally, the Croatia Rally, the Vodafone Rally de Portugal, the Orlen 80th Rally Poland, and the Central European Rally.

Additionally, I plan to compete in the Croatian Championship and selected races in Slovenia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.

The Dream

To compete in the 2024 WRC season, I need your support and assistance. Your contributions to this crowdfunding campaign will be allocated to the following:

Vehicle and Maintenance: Acquiring a rally-ready car and ensuring it remains in top condition throughout the season.

Entry Fees: Registering for WRC Rally3 events and covering associated costs.

Travel and Accommodation: Reaching race tracks and ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for the team.

How you can help

Your support means everything to me. By joining this campaign, you become an integral part of my journey to WRC. Every contribution, regardless of size, is a step closer to the starting line. Moreover, your generosity comes with exclusive rewards, such as personalized thank-you notes, team apparel, and the opportunity to join us at a rally or event.


How to donate (it’s simple!)

In order to make a successful payment, it is necessary to:
1. If you are on a laptop, select the desired payment amount on the right margin of the campaign page or select an arbitrary amount in the page header, and if you are on the mobile version, select the desired amount at the beginning or scroll to the bottom of the campaign page;
2. enter the requested personal data in the form;
3. select the desired payment method:
a) Mastercard®, Maestro® or Visa card (Monri option);
b) Cryptocurrency via PayCek;
c) KEKS Pay;
d) Airchash;
e) General payment slip or internet or mobile banking.
4. confirm the payment according to further instructions of the platform.

After the payment has been made, it is necessary to wait a certain time until the payment is processed and recorded on the campaign page. Payments made by general payment slip or internet/mobile banking are recorded within 1 to 2 working days, and payments made by cards, cryptocurrencies, Aircash or KEKS Pay within 1 to 12 hours.

For additional technical inquiries regarding payment, please contact us through the e-mail address info@bonafidesinvest.eu or the phone number +385 (0)98 611 467.

We take this opportunity to thank ZABA Bank and Monri, which enabled payment with Mastercard®, Maestro® and Visa cards, Erste Bank which enabled payment with application KEKS Pay, Airchash Ltd. which enabled payment with Aircash mobile wallet, and Electrocoin and PayCek, which enabled payment with cryptocurrencies. We also thank the hosting company MyDataKnox for maintaining the server.


Contact

Organization: Opatija Motosport
Address: Veprinac- Pehji 2, 51414 Ičići
Representative: Jan Pokos
PIN: 46388642735
E-mail: jan.pokos1@gmail.com
Mobile: +385994376577
Website: https://opatija-motorsport.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jan.pokos.144
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jan.pokos_official/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@janpokos5096/videos

Rewards

20.00
Digital thank-you card.
8 backers
50.00
Personalized thank-you card with the driver's signature.
4 backers
100.00
Personalized thank-you card with the driver's signature and your personal photograph (3x3 cm) on the race car.
9 backers
250.00
Personalized thank-you card with the driver's signature and your personal photograph (4x4 cm) on the race car.
0 backers
500.00
Personalized thank-you card with the driver's signature and your personal photograph (5x5 cm) on the race car.
1 backers
1,000.00
Personalized thank-you card with the driver's signature and your personal photograph (5x5 cm) on the race car. Limited series of team apparel shirts.
0 backers
2,000.00
Personalized thank-you card with the driver's signature and your personal photograph (5x5 cm) on the race car. Limited series of team apparel jackets.
0 backers
3,000.00
Personalized thank-you card with the driver's signature and your personal photograph (5x5 cm) on the race car. A limited series of team apparel jackets, caps, and shirts.
0 backers
5,000.00
A personal thank-you card, watching the rally from the box, attending pre-event testing and driving in the race car, your company name or logo on the car, and team apparel.
1 backers
NameDonate AmountDate
Matija Iva Petra i Masa Gamilec 500.00 26/01/2024 10:19
Goran Vranar 100.00 19/01/2024 14:05
Ena Nikolina 20.00 18/12/2023 11:03
Aleksandar Banko 100.00 13/12/2023 18:28
Baka Pokos 150.00 08/12/2023 19:09
Marko Vinčić 100.00 07/12/2023 17:54
Matija Pisak 100.00 04/12/2023 14:43
Dario Jurić 100.00 30/11/2023 09:54
Baketaric Gabriela 100.00 29/11/2023 17:29
Anonymous 20.00 28/11/2023 21:54
Marijana Baković 20.00 28/11/2023 20:43
Aleksandar Đurić 50.00 28/11/2023 07:27
Ivan Kodric 100.00 24/11/2023 19:52
Jakob Hrastinski 20.00 23/11/2023 15:13
Dominik Milolož 50.00 23/11/2023 11:39
Mario Adamec 20.00 22/11/2023 14:55
Matija Žuti 20.00 22/11/2023 14:22
MARTIN LAMOT 20.00 21/11/2023 12:56
Luka Grbavac 50.00 21/11/2023 09:32
Dag Lončar 50.00 18/11/2023 23:25
Anonymous 100.00 16/11/2023 20:33
Anonymous 20.00 16/11/2023 09:59
Wiip Technology d.o.o. 20,000.00 15/11/2023 16:25

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