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Dakar 2018 Video: Loprais stuck and seeks assistance

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq47zDl8mcg&list=PLSmCFH46WIXZeeJApbkIUEVeuER4ffQZI&index=14

January 16th, 2018

Dakar 2018: Loprais’ultrashort Dakar in photos

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After storming to victory in this years’s first stage, Loprais tool it easy in the further stages, but struck trouble and was not allowed to start in stage 5 due to a huge time loss.

SCRATCH STAGE GENERAL
1 1 1 1
2 3 3 2
3 16 16 7
4 21 21 18
5 - - -
6 - - -
7 - - -
8 - - -
9 - - -
10 - - -
11 - - -
12 - - -
13 - - -
14 - - -

Fotos:   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/axalo8ub8c8hx4n/AAD63x_R1QAauqFOEgSfa9MTa?dl=0

January 15th, 2018

Africa Eco Race 2018: Tomecek writing history: 2nd truck overall, 9 th overall (cars+trucks) driving the 6000 km long rally without mechanic and navigator!

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Africa Eco Race is a rally that takes place in the traditional term of the Dakar Rally and copies the original route in Africa.
Dakar – Tomas Tomecek with the Tatra truck took second place in the Africa Eco Race, which follows the footsteps of the original Dakar Rally. Tomeček, who won the competition three times in the past, started his own premiere this year alone, without the help of a mechanic or navigator in the crew.
“The second place is unbelievable, I wanted to try it, I wanted to get it and it is a result of that, but perhaps I am even more pleased with the experience of other people in the bivouac,” said Tomeček, who was not only on the Dutch Gerard de Rooy with the Iveco truck.
Tomek’s decision to go on a 6,000-kilometer-long track without assistance has prompted a great deal of interest among rivals. “Every day they went to question and cheered me, I got out of the car and there was a bug bugin with a tin of beer, so I let the first beer this year and then the Slovaks one more celebration,” he said on Saturday was the last challenging stage. On Sunday, the rally ended with a traditional approach to the Pink Lake, which included a two-kilometer speed test.
The main category of cars on the Africa Eco Race won the Frenchman Mathieu Serradori, among the bikers was the fastest Paolo Ceci from Italy.
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Africa Eco Race is a rally that takes place in the traditional term of the Dakar Rally and copies the original route in Africa.
Dakar – Tomas Tomecek with the Tatra truck took second place in the Africa Eco Race, which follows the footsteps of the original Dakar Rally. Tomeček, who won the competition three times in the past, started his own premiere this year alone, without the help of a mechanic or navigator in the crew.
“The second place is unbelievable, I wanted to try it, I wanted to get it and it is a result of that, but perhaps I am even more pleased with the experience of other people in the bivouac,” said Tomeček, who was not only on the Dutch Gerard de Rooy with the Iveco truck.
Tomek’s decision to go on a 6,000-kilometer-long track without assistance has prompted a great deal of interest among rivals. “Every day they went to question and cheered me, I got out of the car and there was a bug bugin with a tin of beer, so I let the first beer this year and then the Slovaks one more celebration,” he said on Saturday was the last challenging stage. On Sunday, the rally ended with a traditional approach to the Pink Lake, which included a two-kilometer speed test.
The main category of cars on the Africa Eco Race won the Frenchman Mathieu Serradori, among the bikers was the fastest Paolo Ceci from Italy.
January 15th, 2018

Dakar 2018 Stage 8: Kolomy 5th. Stage 9 cancelled due to weather conditions in the area.

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Stage 9 cancelled

Martin Kolomy managed 5th in the 8th stage of the Dakar without his clutch! Teammate Martin Soltys managed 12th spot.

The organisers of the Dakar have no choice but to cancel stage 9, which was supposed to take place between Tupiza and Salta on Monday. Weather conditions in the area in the last few days are preventing assistance crews from refurbishing race vehicles for tomorrow’s stage after the demanding marathon stage. The field of the Dakar will therefore head to the Salta bivouac by road. The rally will resume with stage 10 from Salta to Belén.

More photos of Kolomy in stage 8:   https://flic.kr/s/aHsm8KcYnq

Results stage 8:

POS. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL VARIATION
1 502 KAMAZ – MASTER
2 501 YPF INFINIA DIESEL + 00H 05′ 11”
3 507 KAMAZ – MASTER + 00H 06′ 28”
4 500 KAMAZ – MASTER + 00H 08′ 33”
5 505 TATRA BUGGYRA + 00H 12′ 11”
6 509 DE ROOY IVECO + 00H 15′ 36”
7 510 BIG SHOCK RACING + 00H 22′ 23”
8 515 KAMAZ – MASTER + 00H 25′ 06”
9 508 DE ROOY IVECO + 00H 41′ 36”
10 511 HINO TEAM + 00H 44′ 59”

Kolomy Ranking Dakar 2018

It is a real pity that Kolomy ran into trouble in stage 4, as he performed well in all other stages.

SCRATCH STAGE GENERAL
1 9 9 9
2 4 4 4
3 23 23 19
4 3 3 14
5 6 6 14
6 2 2 14
7 4 4 14
8 5 5 14
9 - - -
10 - - -
11 - - -
12 - - -
13 - - -
14 - - -
January 15th, 2018

Video January 12: T 603 History

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljW0UbD5lbA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VORAAaa-P0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnYDlzPJEe0

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January 12th, 2018

Dakar 2018 Stage 6: Kolomy 2nd

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In today's stage the remaining top six drivers finished close, within slighly more than 5 minutes.
1	501 - FEDERICO VILLAGRA (ARG)		3h22m23s
2	505 - MARTIN KOLOMY (CZE)		+00:02:46
3	509 - TON VAN GENUGTEN			+00:02:58
4	502 - DMITRY SOTNIKOV	 (RUS)		+00:03:38
5	510 - MARTIN MACIK (CZE)		+00:04:03
6	500 - EDUARD NIKOLAEV (RUS)		+00:05:25
9	531 - JAN VAN KASTEREN			+00:15:56
10 	516 - MAURIK VAN DEN HEUVEL		+00:16:31
13	517 - GERT HUZINK			+00:23:30
January 12th, 2018

Dakar 2016 Stage 5

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Nikolaev (KAMAZ) won stage 5 of the Dakar, though assisted by Martin Kolomy (Buggyra Tatra) after he flipped over.  Kolomy eventually managed 6th (other sources say 7th) in the stage.  Soltys on the other Buggyra-Tatra finished 15th.  Overall, the Tatyras are way down. Soltys trails overall leader Nikolaev by over 5 hrs. He is 11th. Kolomy is even further back and is 14th overall, 8hs 42 min down on the leader.

Video of Kolomy assisting Nokolaev: https://www.rtlgp.nl/item/170070/dakar_2018_etappe_5_in_3_minuten

Results Stage 5:

.1 Eduard Nikolaev RUS Kamaz

3u 37m 12s

2. Siarhei Viazovich WRU MAZ

+06m 23s

3. Ton van Genugten NED Iveco

+12m 57

4. Dmitry Sotnikov RUS Kamaz

+13m 23s

5. Federico Villagra ARG Iveco

+21m 10s

6. Martin Kolomy TSJ0 Tatra

+21m 14s

7. Aleksandr Vasilevski WRU MAZ

+22m 16s

8. Airat Mardeev RUS Kamaz

+23m 27s

9. Artur Ardavichus KAZ Iveco

+25m 51s

10. Aliaksei Vishneuski WRU MAZ

+29m 01s

January 11th, 2018

Dakar 2018 Stage 4: Loprais out

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Ales Loprais is out of the 2018 Dakar after starting down the field in stage 4. First his powersteering missed, than his turbo broke down resulting in a power loss of 40%. and he eventually crashed his truck in the dunes.

January 10th, 2018

Video: T 805 Hanzelka/ Zikmund in Japan 1954

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CaP_VFORRE

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January 10th, 2018

Dakar 2018 Stage 4: Kolomy 3rd, Soltys 7th

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POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION
1 500 KAMAZ – MASTER 04H 35′ 08”
2 501 YPF INFINIA DIESEL TEAM DE ROOY 05H 03′ 05” + 00H 27′ 57”
3 505 TATRA BUGGYRA RACING 05H 13′ 57” + 00H 38′ 49”
4 511 HINO TEAM SUGAWARA 05H 48′ 23” + 01H 13′ 15”
5 510 BIG SHOCK RACING 05H 56′ 41” + 01H 21′ 33”
6 507 KAMAZ – MASTER 05H 58′ 39” + 01H 23′ 31”
7 532 TATRA BUGGYRA RACING 05H 58′ 46” + 01H 23′ 38”
January 9th, 2018
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