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Aleš Loprais wins Morocco Desert Challenge

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A Czech team Instaforex Loprais Team has managed to win the Morocco Desert Challenge. Aleš Loprais with his crew, consisting of Ferran Marco Alcayna and Petr Pokora, did not finish first just in the truck category, but also in the overall standings. All that after very difficult eight days at the biggest truck race in the world.

Eight stages, thirty-three trucks and almost 2,500 kilometres stood between Aleš Loprais and the finish line. But Loprais managed to win three stages and took an overall victory with a 23-minute lead over Martin van den Brink who finished second.


“I think this is a great satisfaction for us. We’ve come here mainly for testing and we just wanted to be fast and reliable. And we’ve managed to do all that, plus we’ve also won. I’d like to say thank you to the guys in the cabin, to our mechanics and also all our partners for their support and allowing us to start here,” said Aleš Loprais after the finish line.


“I was expecting much bigger technical problems. But in the end, we just had some problems with sensors and that was it. Punctures are just part of this difficult competition. I can’t wait for the next challenge,” said a cabin mechanic Petr Pokora.


“It was a very beautiful but also very hard competition. We kept getting better every day and got into the lead. Aleš and all the mechanics did a great job and I’m very happy with our result. It was a great win,” said Spanish navigator Ferran Marco Alcayna.


Aleš Loprais with his crew didn’t win just in the truck category, but they also finished first in the overall standings with a time 31:02:08.
“This race is a part of our Dakar 2019 mission and it’s really nice to win like this. It was a very difficult African adventure, but a successful one, a golden one,” added Loprais.

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Overall ranking with Thomas Vrantny on another Tatra 4th!  : https://moroccodesertchallenge.com/en/the-rally/ranking?stage=general&category=racetruck

April 22nd, 2018

TWO ADVENTURERS SET OUT ON ZIKMUND AND HANZELKA COMMEMORATIVE TOUR

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http://www.radio.cz/en/section/panorama/two-adventurers-set-out-on-zikmund-and-hanzelka-commemorative-tour

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April 18th, 2018

Techno Classica 2018

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Tatra Register Deutschland had a nice stand again at the Techno Classica this year, exhibiting Pierre Steichen’s T 97

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It attracted a lot of interested people

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Not alone surprising generous people attended,

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but also may Tatra fans of European Tatra clubs, including air-cooled fans.

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As the exhibition grounds in Essen are under reconstruction, the hall that housed the Tatra clubs in the past, will be turned down with unclear whether there will be a Tatra stand at the Techno Classica next year.

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April 18th, 2018

Dakar 2018: Stage 13. Kolomy 3rd, Due to retirements returns in top 10

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1 500 KAMAZ – MASTER 05H 59′ 02”
2 507 KAMAZ – MASTER 05H 59′ 52”
3 505 TATRA BUGGYRA RACING 06H 05′ 08”
4 512 MAZ-SPORTAUTO 06H 26′ 47”
5 502 KAMAZ – MASTER 06H 31′ 56”
6 511 HINO TEAM SUGAWARA 06H 38′ 18”
7 510 BIG SHOCK RACING 06H 51′ 32”
8 508 ASTANA MOTORSPORT TEAM DE ROOY IVECO 06H 59′ 14”

OVERALL

POS. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 500 KAMAZ – MASTER 53H 13′ 33”
2 512 MAZ-SPORTAUTO 57H 07′ 32” + 03H 53′ 59” 00H 20′ 00”
3 507 KAMAZ – MASTER 58H 34′ 38” + 05H 21′ 05” 00H 15′ 00”
4 508 ASTANA MOTORSPORT TEAM DE ROOY IVECO 59H 50′ 10” + 06H 36′ 37”
5 511 HINO TEAM SUGAWARA 61H 13′ 21” + 07H 59′ 48”
6 510 BIG SHOCK RACING 61H 16′ 24” + 08H 02′ 51”
7 505 TATRA BUGGYRA RACING 62H 14′ 51” + 09H 01′ 18”
8 502 KAMAZ – MASTER 63H 18′ 02” + 10H 04′ 29”
9 532 TATRA BUGGYRA RACING 74H 58′ 27” + 21H 44′ 54” 04H 02′ 00”
January 20th, 2018

Dakar 2018 Stage 12: Kolomy 2nd, misses victory by 4 min. Top 2 overall within 1 second!

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1 509 PETRONAS TEAM DE ROOY IVECO 07H 02′ 36”
2 505 TATRA BUGGYRA RACING 07H 06′ 47”
3 500 KAMAZ – MASTER 07H 08′ 57”
4 501 YPF INFINIA DIESEL TEAM DE ROOY 07H 10′ 05”
5 508 ASTANA MOTORSPORT TEAM DE ROOY IVECO 07H 17′ 50”
6 512 MAZ-SPORTAUTO 07H 28′ 56”
7 516 DAKARSPEED 07H 34′ 52”
8 518 MAZ-SPORTAUTO 07H 37′ 36”
9 517 RIWALD DAKAR TEAM 07H 40′ 47”
10 503 MAZ-SPORTAUTO 07H 41′ 38”
11 507 KAMAZ – MASTER 07H 50′ 19”
12 511 HINO TEAM SUGAWARA 08H 05′ 04”
13 532 TATRA BUGGYRA RACING 08H 30′ 40”
14 510 BIG SHOCK RACING 08H 50′ 12”
15 514 RTS RACING 09H 08′ 44”

OVERALL:

POS. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME
1 500 KAMAZ – MASTER 47H 14′ 31”
2 501 YPF INFINIA DIESEL TEAM DE ROOY 47H 14′ 32”
3 512 MAZ-SPORTAUTO 50H 40′ 45”
4 507 KAMAZ – MASTER 52H 34′ 46”
5 509 PETRONAS TEAM DE ROOY IVECO 52H 38′ 11”
6 508 ASTANA MOTORSPORT TEAM DE ROOY IVECO 52H 50′ 56”
7 510 BIG SHOCK RACING 54H 24′ 52”
8 511 HINO TEAM SUGAWARA 54H 35′ 03”
9 517 RIWALD DAKAR TEAM 54H 58′ 23”
10 516 DAKARSPEED 55H 33′ 12”
11 505 TATRA BUGGYRA RACING 56H 09′ 43”
12 532 TATRA BUGGYRA RACING 68H 01′ 35”
13 503 MAZ-SPORTAUTO 71H 43′ 13”
14 518 MAZ-SPORTAUTO 88H 45′ 27”
January 19th, 2018

DAKAR 2018 Stage 11: Kolomy finishes 4th, drops to 12th overall. Martin Soltys unknown

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Martin Kolomy fell out of the top 10 overall. Though finishing 4th, he dropped to 12 th overall;. Martin Soltys in the other Buggyra Tatra is missing from the results of stage 11. (Latest news is that he has started in stage 12, though)

POS. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME
1 512 MAZ-SPORTAUTO 05H 14′ 10”
2 501 INFINIA DIESEL TEAM DE ROOY 05H 15′ 34”
3 502 KAMAZ – MASTER 05H 43′ 01”
4 505 TATRA BUGGYRA RACING 05H 44′ 34”
5 517 RIWALD DAKAR TEAM 05H 48′ 23”

Martin Soltys Ranking 2018

SCRATCH STAGE GENERAL
1 25 25 25
2 14 14 15
3 12 12 14
4 8 8 8
5 15 15 11
6 15 15 12
7 14 14 12
8 13 13 12
9 - - -
10 9 9 12
11 - - -
12 - - -
13 - - -
14 - - -
January 18th, 2018

DAKAR Stage 10

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RESULTS STAGE 10

Pos. Coureur Nat. Merk Tijd
1. Ton van Genugten NED Iveco

5u31m49s

2. Federico Villagra ARG Iveco

+33s

3. Siarhei Viazovich BR MAZ

+11m09s

4. Eduard Nikolaev RUS Kamaz

+22m14s

5. Airat Mardeev RUS Kamaz

+24m34s

6. Artur Ardavichus KAZ Iveco

+27m16s

7. Aliaksei Vishneuski BR MAZ

+29m23s

8. Dmitry Sotnikov RUS Kamaz

+32m02s

9. Martin SoltysCZ CZ Tatra

+45m46s

10. Martin Kolomy CZ Tatra

+51m51s

January 17th, 2018

DAKAR 2018 Video: On board of the Buggyra Tatra trucks

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https://www.facebook.com/BUGGYRA/videos/10155863587961259/?q=buggyra%20racing

January 17th, 2018

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
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