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The Racing21 competition team was founded in 2015 by mathematician Karel Janeček and rallye driver Vojtěch Štajf.


The Racing21 competition team was founded in 2015 by mathematician Karel Janeček and competitive driver Vojtěch Štajf.

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Vojtěch ŠTAJF (9. 3. 1974)

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Masters in mass communication and international studies and Faculty of Social Sciences Charles University. In the years 2001-2002 representative of the factory team Škoda motorsport in the World Rally Championships for press, sports and motor journalism.

First participation in competition as co-driver: Rallye Šumava 1995
First participation in competition as driver: Rally Šumava 1999

Greatest successes:

  • Champion Czech Republic Sprintrally 2023 - P2+
  • Vice-champion Czech Republic Sprintrally 2022 - P2+
  • European champion 2021 – FIA European Historic Rally Championship – Category 2
  • Vice-champion FIA Middle East Rally Championship 2018
  • Winner Manateq International Rally of Qatar 2018
  • Runner-up FIA European rally trophy 2017
  • Second runner-up overall in Czech Republic Rally Championships 2016
  • Runner-up European Rally ERC-2 2015
  • 4th place in class Historica A+ at La Carrera Panamericana 2015
  • Winner in class Historica A+ at La Carrera Panamericana 2014
  • Second runner-up overall European rally trophy 2014
  • Zone runner-up Central Europe 2014
  • Production title in International Championship Czech Republic 2013
  • 3rd place overall and first in class T4 Silk Way Rally 2011
  • 4th place FIA European Cup Central 2010
  • 4th place overall FIA European Cup in Rally 2008 (Central)
  • Second runner-up FIA European Cup in Rally 2007 (Central)
  • Overall runner-up champion of Czech Republic 2006
  • 4th place FIA European Cup Central 2006
  • 3rd place overall FIA European Cup East 2005
  • Overall winner Bohemia Rally 2005
  • Champion of Czech Republic in class N3 in 2000
  • Runner-up champion of Czech Republic in class N3 in 1999
  • Runner-up champion of Czech Republic in class A7 in 1995
He first got into rally at the age of 12 as a spectator at the Sigma Olomouc Rally 1986. There he met the driver Jan Klokočka. Even back then car racing fascinated Vojtěch so much that he longed to become a racing driver. He eventually succeeded in 1995, when he became Jan Trajbold Junior's co-driver. In 1999 he sat behind the wheel of a racing car for the first time. In his very first year he won the title of runner-up champion in class N up to 2 litres in an Opel Astra GSi, and in the very next year he became the champion. This also inspired him to move to the higher category of production vehicles with four-wheel drive and turbocharged engine, first in private teams and then from 2005 eleven seasons as a factory driver of the Czech Subaru importer. In 2015 he founded the racing team Racing 21 with the entrepreneur and mathematician Karel Janeček. He competed exclusively in the ŠKODA Fabia R5 car up until 2018. In 2019 he started with Veronika Havelková in the Czech Rally Championship with the new car: Polo GTI R5 and as a representative of the Czech Republic Autoclub also in the FIA European Rally Championshipseries. In the 2021 season, in addition to the Rallyprint series, he also took part in selected events of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship and together with his navigator Vladimír Zelinka won the title of European Champions in Group 2 with the OPEL Kadett C GT/E.
Basic information:
Marital status: married, wife Milana, daughters Matylda, Julie and Filipa
Interests: motorsport, golf, skiing, snowboarding, motoring holidays
Home town: Prague

Karel Janeček (28. 7. 1973)

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Mathematician, economist, social inventor and co-owner of the racing team Racing21.

Mathematics accompanies him throughout his life and thanks to it he has also succeeded in business in the past. For him, money is energy that should help where it makes sense. That is why it also supports science, education, art, institutions and gifted individuals and devotes most of its time to projects that can improve the atmosphere in society and its functioning. He has been helping our society for a long time, both personally and within the framework of the six foundations he founded. His primary focus now is on the D21 voting system, protecting free speech, working with scientists at the Science 21 Foundation, and promoting the revolutionary Mathesso educational game. He also occasionally participates in car competitions in the role of navigator for driver Vojtěch Štajf, with whom he founded the Racing21 competition team in 2015.

Veronika Havelková (28.12.1986)

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Already a long-time navigator, her main profession is a paramedic in the Central Bohemia region.

Greatest successes:

  • Absolute champion of Slovakia in 2016 and 2017 alongside Pavel Valoušek jr.
  • Winner of Manateq International Rally of Qatar in 2018 alongside Vojtěch Štajf
She got to the rally for the first time in 2013 in a Škoda Fabia R2 with Martin Vopatřil, when they finished in a beautiful 2nd place in class 2 at the Global Oil Rally Lubenik. This was followed by a number of starts alongside several experienced drivers (e.g. Emil Triner, Roman Švec and others). In 2015, Veronika's navigational talent was noticed by Pavel Valoušek jr. and he gave her the chance to compete at the top of the starting field in car competitions. During this time, she had the opportunity to sit in top competition cars, such as the Škoda Fabia S2000, Škoda Fabia R5, Ford Fiesta R5, and Ford Focus WRC 2006. After the end of Valousek jr.'s active career, she was subsequently approached by Vojtěch Štajf and immediately from the first competition together in the 2018 Middle East Rally Championship series in Qatar, they jointly took home the gold cups for overall victory. Subsequently, in 2019, he and Vojtěch Štajf formed a successful crew in an R5 specification car. Since the 2023 season, they have been enjoying racing together in the historic Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 after Veronika decided to return to the racing environment after maternity leave. During her active involvement in the rally, she also organized together with MUDr. By Milan Procházka before the competitions, First Aid educational training for drivers and passengers and thus tried to increase the safety of crews during rally competitions in the event of accidents on the track.

Basic information:
Interests: rally, new challenges, rescuer work
Home town: Beroun 

František Rajnoha (2. 8. 1972)

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An experienced navigator in motorsport competitions who, besides his activities in motorsport, works as a dealer of bus spare parts at Zliner s.r.o.

First participation in competition: 1997, Horácká rally Třebíč

Greatest successes:

  • Champion Czech Republic Sprintrally 2023 - P2+ (Vojtěch Štajf) •
  • Vice-champion Czech Republic Sprintrally 2022 - P2+ (Vojtěch Štajf)
  • Second runner-up overall in Czech Republic Rally Championships 2016 (Vojtěch Štajf)
  • European Champion 2015 in navigator's rating (Vojtěch Štajf)
  • Second runner-up overall European rally trophy 2014 (Vojtěch Štajf)
  • Zone runner-up Central Europe 2014 (Vojtěch Štajf)
  • Production title in International Championship Czech Republic 2013 (Vojtěch Štajf)
František Rajnoha has been rallying for more than twenty years with short breaks. Over the past two decades, he has gained a wealth of experience in a variety of racing cars alongside known riders. He was interested in the rally since his childhood, when he did not miss the only Barum Rally and then the popular Wallachian Winter competition due to his home in Zlín. His journey to the navigator seat first led through the work of a mechanic, but in 1997 he first sat in the Škoda Favorit 136 L as a co-driver alongside Martin Kadlec. He started his rich sports career and his navigation relied on experienced Czech and Slovak competitors, such as Pavel Valoušek junior, Roman Odlozilik, Pavel Cervenka, Tomas Pletka, Josef Patl, Tibor Cserhalmi, Petr Gavlak and others. He gained success with his riders in countless cars, from production cars to R5 or WRC specials. He was also at the birth of Vojtěch Štajf's Racing 21 project and he has spent several seasons with this experienced rider. After a short break, he returned to the co-driver´s seat of the Racing21 team.

Basic information
Interests: rally, motorsport, ice-hockey, gardening
Home: Zlín 

Team structure

Team manager: Jan Hlista
hlista@racing21.cz
Chief mechanic: Jakub Závora
zavora@racing21.cz
Team coordinator: Ing. Jan Bejvl
bejvl@racing21.cz
Mechanics: Aleš Černý
Milan Pálek
Martin Salamon
Vladimír Závora
servis@racing21.cz Gravel Crew: Vladimír Zelinka
Matylda Štajfová
Catering: Milana Štajfová
PR manager: Tomáš Vaněk
Video team: Vizus Communication s.r.o.
Photographer: Rallyservice.cz
Matylda Štajfová
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