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Tatra renovating 1986 Paris – Dakar truck

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Tatra and the restoration of the T 815 6×6 VE “Sharp II” from the Paris-Alger-Dakar rally 1986

Tatra and the restoration of the T 815 6x6 VE "Sharp II" from the Paris-Alger-Dakar rally 1986
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In September, Tatra Trucks acquired one of the first Koprivnice competition specials for the Paris-Alger-Dakar marathon in 1986 and is now revealing further progress in its renovation.
Present owners of the Koprivnice carmaker do not only pay attention to its current production and future, but it also depends on supporting and saving its history as it is an integral part of the process of brand building.
Thanks to the consistent effort of Ing. Radomíra Smolka, a member of the Board of Directors of Tatra Trucks as and its technical director, was investigated by the owner of the competition car T 815 6×6 VE Ostrý-II of the serial number TNT815P17FK030641 with which the crew Zdeněk Kahánek, Miroslav Gumulec and ing. Josef Kalina with the start number 635 -Alger-Dakar 1986.
In September 2016, this vehicle was acquired in the collections of historical Tatra trucks, and restoration and reconstruction works were started immediately. At the beginning of January this year, the renovation of an exceptional vehicle was roughly in the first third of the whole schedule. It is now halfway behind, and the Koprivnice carmaker reveals further progress.
The centerpiece of the second third of the restoration and renovation work, one of the first Tatra Tattoos in Dakar, was the preparation and production of the superstructure. At the same time, work continued on completing the cabin and chassis. The support tube, the axles, the subframe and the part of the drive train are practically ready for the final finish.
Tatra Trucks states that the cab has undergone a general overhaul with the replacement of several sheet metal parts and has been fitted with an internal security frame in the 1985 version. Little surprise, for example, was the finding that the original dimensions of the tubes for the interior frame production are no longer available on the market, But luckily, the material needed has yet to be won.
The cabin already boasts a new varnish and is currently undergoing installation of internal equipment, an electric beam starting with the coating materials ending. In its original form, the special comes thanks to the 1986 modified bumper and the unique side wind deflectors. The prototypes were original and were missing after the return.
A separate chapter in the entire renovation process of the Dakar special is the superstructure. The original, which has undergone the hell of using and rebuilding under the thirty year service to several owners, remained in France. Respectfully, Jean Philipe took it back from Koprivnice back mounted on the Phoenix 8×8 Euro 6 chassis, for which the T 815 “Ostrý-II” was replaced.
As a result, according to the manufacturing documentation for standard platforms from the second half of the 1980s, it was manufactured and modified in the same way as the original ones. The whole process, of course, was not so simple, because some of the design procedures or rather the way of thinking are practically unrepeatable.
Technical Director Ing. Radomír Smolka therefore did a huge amount of work in de facto reconstruction of the whole body, including all the interior equipment. This time, of course, in line with current trends, primarily in electronic form. Beyond the scope of his duties, the designers Helena Křížková and Jakub Machálek helped him to draw up the drawing documentation.
Production of the superstructure and their individual parts took place both in the Kopřivnice factory and in the external companies. The grid superstructure itself and tarpaulin curves with side profiles of unique dimensions were manufactured by the Ecos high-tech companies, otherwise the supplier of the Tatra Force cabins.
The final assembly is a matter of a team of colleagues at the prototype workshop and actually opens the third, final, third of the renovation of this specialty. Renovation workshop is coordinated by Petr Gilar, one of the best test drivers of Tatra vehicles, an employee of the Vehicle Examination and Homologation Department.
In the seventeenth week, the outsourced company was commissioned to produce the sail and the graphics of all advertising stickers and starting numbers were completed to complete the look of the refurbished car.
The dedicated places in the warehouse are already filled with accessories, which eventually “sharp-II” make their way to the final state.
The pedal boats that have been saved from the barn in France have undergone repassion and got the final white lacquer. The pedal plates themselves had to be made from 6 mm aluminum material all over again, as the original ones still serve somewhere in West Africa. Directly from the 3D model, spherical pans were machined to fit the pedals on the levers.
Similarly, so-called “cobras” of engine suction and a whole bunch of other little things have been rebuilt and manufactured. Michelin XS 14.00-20 tires, which were made with five pairs, will definitely take on the new parts.
The Tatra T 815 6×6 VE with the starting number 635 is also interesting for the eighties and above all ABC magazine readers. It also served as a model for the top-quality paper model made by the architect Richard Vyškovský. The 1:32 racing truck had wheels on the swinging arms and copied perfectly the terrain that was passing over.
The sister car with the starting number 634, however, was a model for the 1:48 scale Monti System, which is still available on Vista.
In September, Tatra Trucks acquired one of the first Koprivnice competition specials for the Paris-Alger-Dakar marathon in 1986 and is now revealing further progress in its renovation.

Present owners of the Koprivnice carmaker do not only pay attention to its current production and future, but it also depends on supporting and saving its history as it is an integral part of the process of brand building.

Thanks to the consistent effort of Ing. Radomíra Smolka, a member of the Board of Directors of Tatra Trucks as and its technical director, was investigated by the owner of the competition car T 815 6×6 VE Ostrý-II of the serial number TNT815P17FK030641 with which the crew Zdeněk Kahánek, Miroslav Gumulec and ing. Josef Kalina with the start number 635 -Alger-Dakar 1986.

In September 2016, this vehicle was acquired in the collections of historical Tatra trucks, and restoration and reconstruction works were started immediately. At the beginning of January this year, the renovation of an exceptional vehicle was roughly in the first third of the whole schedule. It is now halfway behind, and the Koprivnice carmaker reveals further progress.

The centerpiece of the second third of the restoration and renovation work, one of the first Tatra Tattoos in Dakar, was the preparation and production of the superstructure. At the same time, work continued on completing the cabin and chassis. The support tube, the axles, the subframe and the part of the drive train are practically ready for the final finish.
Tatra Trucks states that the cab has undergone a general overhaul with the replacement of several sheet metal parts and has been fitted with an internal security frame in the 1985 version. Little surprise, for example, was the finding that the original dimensions of the tubes for the interior frame production are no longer available on the market, But luckily, the material needed has yet to be won.

The cabin already boasts a new varnish and is currently undergoing installation of internal equipment, an electric beam starting with the coating materials ending. In its original form, the special comes thanks to the 1986 modified bumper and the unique side wind deflectors. The prototypes were original and were missing after the return.

A separate chapter in the entire renovation process of the Dakar special is the superstructure. The original, which has undergone the hell of using and rebuilding under the thirty year service to several owners, remained in France. Respectfully, Jean Philipe took it back from Koprivnice back mounted on the Phoenix 8×8 Euro 6 chassis, for which the T 815 “Ostrý-II” was replaced.
As a result, according to the manufacturing documentation for standard platforms from the second half of the 1980s, it was manufactured and modified in the same way as the original ones. The whole process, of course, was not so simple, because some of the design procedures or rather the way of thinking are practically unrepeatable.

Technical Director Ing. Radomír Smolka therefore did a huge amount of work in de facto reconstruction of the whole body, including all the interior equipment. This time, of course, in line with current trends, primarily in electronic form. Beyond the scope of his duties, the designers Helena Křížková and Jakub Machálek helped him to draw up the drawing documentation.

Production of the superstructure and their individual parts took place both in the Kopřivnice factory and in the external companies. The grid superstructure itself and tarpaulin curves with side profiles of unique dimensions were manufactured by the Ecos high-tech companies, otherwise the supplier of the Tatra Force cabins.

The final assembly is a matter of a team of colleagues at the prototype workshop and actually opens the third, final, third of the renovation of this specialty. Renovation workshop is coordinated by Petr Gilar, one of the best test drivers of Tatra vehicles, an employee of the Vehicle Examination and Homologation Department.

In the seventeenth week, the outsourced company was commissioned to produce the sail and the graphics of all advertising stickers and starting numbers were completed to complete the look of the refurbished car.

The dedicated places in the warehouse are already filled with accessories, which eventually “sharp-II” make their way to the final state.
The pedal boats that have been saved from the barn in France have undergone repassion and got the final white lacquer. The pedal plates themselves had to be made from 6 mm aluminum material all over again, as the original ones still serve somewhere in West Africa. Directly from the 3D model, spherical pans were machined to fit the pedals on the levers.

Similarly, so-called “cobras” of engine suction and a whole bunch of other little things have been rebuilt and manufactured. Michelin XS 14.00-20 tires, which were made with five pairs, will definitely take on the new parts.


The Tatra T 815 6×6 VE with the starting number 635 is also interesting for the eighties and above all ABC magazine readers. It also served as a model for the top-quality paper model made by the architect Richard Vyškovský. The 1:32 racing truck had wheels on the swinging arms and copied perfectly the terrain that was passing over.
The sister car with the starting number 634, however, was a model for the 1:48 scale Monti System, which is still available on Vista.
May 11th, 2017

Dakar 2017. Buggyra story, Loprais satisfied, Kolomy video

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Dakar 2017 has just become a matter of history…
We send greetings to all fans of our team. I’m glad that we managed to curb the nerves and finished the today’s stage in calm. Although the emotions of some teams escalated in the today’s short stage, needless to say that it was unnecessary. We announce that the only thing that awaits us is the ceremonial ramp in Buenos Aires, after that the last night in the bivouac and on Sunday, packaging and transport of the equipment to the port. The mission will be concluded by a little tiring plane trip home, to which we incredibly look forward to.
Considering that what we encountered at this year’s rally in the form of technical problems, we are extremely satisfied with the result. Having advanced from 14th place to 7th place overall is a beautiful satisfaction for us.
I would like to thank all the fans for their support, for a lot of SMS messages, emails and various comments. We read everything but did not manage to respond to all. We’ll try to fix it. Thanks also belong to the family and my main partners, which include InstaForex, Budweiser Budvar, Go4Games, Chládek and Tintěra, Interflon as well as the entire Tatra Buggyra team for the opportunity to participate in this indescribable adventure.
BuggyraFinish
Buggyra:
The Tatra Buggyra Racing team successfully finished the difficult Dakar Rally and Buenos Aires was reached by both crews, Aleš Loprais, Jan Tománek and Jiří Stross, and Martin Kolomý, René Kilian and David Kilian. In addition Loprais adds to his racing account the status of the best Czech of the thirty ninth edition of the famous competition.
The rally was not easy for the Czech team. Despite that Martin Kolomý achieved his second stage victory in career, winning the very first stage and taking the lead. If it were not for the three-minute penalisation for exceeded speed limit in the connecting section he would have returned to the lead after stage three again. Aleš Loprais was in the top 10 four times and if it were not for the loss caused by servo pump replacements he would have been among the top eight before the rest day. However, there is no “if” in sport.   “Feelings? Certainly relief and happiness that we are here. The first half of the race was a purgatory. It was certainly one of the most difficult Dakar Rally competitions I have lived through here. The latter half was nice. To get from fourteenth to seventh rank is more than success for us, kind of satisfaction after the problems we had. I would like to thank god, my team, my family and sponsors for helping me push it all the way to here,“ said Aleš Loprais with satisfaction in the finish of the last stage. And the opinion of this Dakar from navigator Jan Tománek? “Of course one of the most successful of all, for to get to top ten, and after such problems, is a success indeed. Pity the stages were shortened so much after we eliminated the technical issues. We were thus deprived of the possibility to move even higher up. But the seventh overall rank is super and every time you reach the finish counts.“ The crew of Martin Kolomý again showed their speed and quality confirming to belong to the narrow world elite in the truck category. “This edition was very interesting for us. We had a lot of technical issues to resolve, there were the cancelled stages, nothing easy. But we have both trucks in the finish. That has proven again that Tatra is a good truck and that we can always succeed in putting it together. I thought I would be better off with the new truck. Of course I expected some child diseases but I regret they extended our time on the road so much. But I am glad we are here and we are all right,” said Martin Kolomý after reaching the finish. “Dakar 2017 is over. Unfortunately, the ranking is not what we had wished it to be. But the main thing is we have finished the race, and that counts too. We could not wipe off the loss we had developed due to the weather and the poorly organised logistics of the route. Of course this was the same for everybody, but for me this was the worst Dakar of all,“ said David Kilian. Successful was also the participation of the drive units of Gyrtech produced by the Buggyra Technology Center. All trucks driven by Gyrtech finished 39th Dakar Rally. The make has the highest representation in the top fifteen, a whole third.
Loprais:
Dakar 2017 has just become a matter of history…
We send greetings to all fans of our team. I’m glad that we managed to curb the nerves and finished the today’s stage in calm. Although the emotions of some teams escalated in the today’s short stage, needless to say that it was unnecessary. We announce that the only thing that awaits us is the ceremonial ramp in Buenos Aires, after that the last night in the bivouac and on Sunday, packaging and transport of the equipment to the port. The mission will be concluded by a little tiring plane trip home, to which we incredibly look forward to.
Considering that what we encountered at this year’s rally in the form of technical problems, we are extremely satisfied with the result. Having advanced from 14th place to 7th place overall is a beautiful satisfaction for us.
I would like to thank all the fans for their support, for a lot of SMS messages, emails and various comments. We read everything but did not manage to respond to all. We’ll try to fix it. Thanks also belong to the family and my main partners, which include InstaForex, Budweiser Budvar, Go4Games, Chládek and Tintěra, Interflon as well as the entire Tatra Buggyra team for the opportunity to participate in this indescribable adventure.
January 15th, 2017

Dakar 2017: At the finish in Buenos Aires

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KolomyFinish

Kolomy

January 15th, 2017

Dakar 2017: Truck overall results. Loprais 7th, Kolomy 15th, Llovera 24th.

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Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty
505

KAMAZ

27:58:24 - -
513

KAMAZ

28:17:22 00:18:58 -
500

IVECO

28:39:43 00:41:19 -
502

IVECO

28:58:28 01:00:04 -
501

KAMAZ

30:25:14 02:26:50 -
522

MAZ

30:33:21 02:34:57 -
503

TATRA

31:05:20 03:06:56 -
516

HINO

31:17:00 03:18:36 -
504

MAN

31:43:20 03:44:56 -
518

LIAZ

31:53:04 03:54:40 00:20:00
509

MAN

32:53:47 04:55:23 00:15:00
521

GINAF

33:07:24 05:09:00 00:20:00
511

MAZ

33:08:45 05:10:21 -
520

MAN

34:11:32 06:13:08 00:20:00
508

TATRA

34:38:43 06:40:19 00:03:00
507

IVECO

34:56:27 06:58:03 02:23:00
525

IVECO

36:18:12 08:19:48 02:20:00
536

DAF

37:05:15 09:06:51 -
515

KAMAZ

37:40:55 09:42:31 -
510

RENAULT TRUCKS

39:45:37 11:47:13 03:06:00
533

MAZ

39:47:55 11:49:31 00:20:00
541

MAN

42:30:30 14:32:06 00:01:00
527

MAN

43:34:05 15:35:41 -
538

TATRA

43:44:01 15:45:37 00:32:45
512

MAN

47:46:17 19:47:53 12:00:00
514

SCANIA

50:52:14 22:53:50 04:00:00
506

RENAULT TRUCKS

60:39:27 32:41:03 09:00:00
January 14th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 12: Kolomy 13th, Loprais 14th

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Loprais

In Today’s last stage of the 2017 Dakar, finishing in Buenos Aires, Kolomy finished 13th and Loprais 14th

Nom Marque Temps écart Pénalité
505

KAMAZ

00:34:25 - -
501

KAMAZ

00:34:58 00:00:33 -
511

MAZ

00:35:09 00:00:44 -
509

MAN

00:35:34 00:01:09 -
502

IVECO

00:35:50 00:01:25 -
513

KAMAZ

00:36:14 00:01:49 -
518

LIAZ

00:36:28 00:02:03 -
500

IVECO

00:36:46 00:02:21 -
522

MAZ

00:37:02 00:02:37 -
525

IVECO

00:37:05 00:02:40 -
507

IVECO

00:37:07 00:02:42 -
504

MAN

00:37:15 00:02:50 -
508

TATRA

00:37:32 00:03:07 -
503

TATRA

00:37:40 00:03:15 -
January 14th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 11

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Kolomy

After being hit by troubles, Kolomy eventually managed to finish 13th.

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty
505

KAMAZ

03:56:47 - -
502

IVECO

03:57:39 00:00:52 -
501

KAMAZ

04:06:40 00:09:53 -
513

KAMAZ

04:08:41 00:11:54 -
500

IVECO

04:11:28 00:14:41 -
507

IVECO

04:14:27 00:17:40 -
503

TATRA

04:16:51 00:20:04 -
525

IVECO

04:19:30 00:22:43 -
518

LIAZ

04:22:45 00:25:58 -
522

MAZ

04:25:36 00:28:49 -
504

MAN

04:33:11 00:36:24 -
520

MAN

04:42:07 00:45:20 -
508

TATRA

04:48:44 00:51:57 -
January 14th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 11

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Only temporary results are known at the moment but Loprais managed 7th, behind a bunch of Iveco and Kamaz trucks occupying the top spot with a magnificent role of local hero Villagra who battled it out with Nikolaev, Nikolaev winning the stage by a whisker.

505

KAMAZ

03:56:47 - -
502

IVECO

03:57:39 00:00:52 -
501

KAMAZ

04:06:40 00:09:53 -
513

KAMAZ

04:08:41 00:11:54 -
500

IVECO

04:11:28 00:14:41 -
507

IVECO

04:14:27 00:17:40 -
503

TATRA

04:16:51 00:20:04 -
518

LIAZ

04:22:45 00:25:58 -
522

MAZ

04:25:36 00:28:49 -
January 14th, 2017

Dakar Stage 10: Kolomy hits trouble, but is still in the race

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Martin Kolomy is still in the race, but lost 3,5 hours due to mechanical troubles yesterday

January 13th, 2017

Dakar Stage 10: Loprais comments

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The second long stage…
This year’s second long stage is behind us. It was not perfect, moreover, it was again divided by neutralization zone, which I do not like, but this time it helped us, because we had to change the wheel in its course. Fortunately, we managed everything in time and we could jump into the second part. But again, nothing was easy. We hit a stone and the power steering pump hose burst. We could not turn the wheel again, we had to stop and repair. On top of that, about 100 kilometres before the finish, after a decent jump, oil leaked from the rear shock absorbers, so we really enjoyed the ride. However, we retained the fifth place in the stage, which is under these conditions a decent result. The track was challenging and quite broken and we are pleased that the technology survived. Tomorrow we will start from the fifth place, which is certainly a better position than today. Unfortunately, there is only the tomorrow’s stage, which may allow for something to happen.
11th stage from SAN JUAN to RIO CUARTO in the entire length of 754 km, of which 288 km measured. In the first 50 km we can expect dunes and even further kilometres will be interesting because they will be driven in places of the Argentinean part of the World Championship Rally.
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The second long stage…
This year’s second long stage is behind us. It was not perfect, moreover, it was again divided by neutralization zone, which I do not like, but this time it helped us, because we had to change the wheel in its course. Fortunately, we managed everything in time and we could jump into the second part. But again, nothing was easy. We hit a stone and the power steering pump hose burst. We could not turn the wheel again, we had to stop and repair. On top of that, about 100 kilometres before the finish, after a decent jump, oil leaked from the rear shock absorbers, so we really enjoyed the ride. However, we retained the fifth place in the stage, which is under these conditions a decent result. The track was challenging and quite broken and we are pleased that the technology survived. Tomorrow we will start from the fifth place, which is certainly a better position than today. Unfortunately, there is only the tomorrow’s stage, which may allow for something to happen.
Today’s 11th stage from SAN JUAN to RIO CUARTO in the entire length of 754 km, of which 288 km measured. In the first 50 km we expect dunes and even the further kilometres will be interesting because they will be driven in places of the Argentinean part of the World Championship Rally.
January 13th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 10: Loprais 5th, result Kolomy unknown.

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LopraisStage10

A superb stage by Eduard Nikolaev means he has picked up his second stage victory with a lead of 7 minutes over his Kamaz team-mate Dmitry Sotnikov, catapulting him to the top of the general standings for the first time. Gerard de Rooj dropped back, finishing 7th and is now half an hour behind Nikolaev overall.

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty
505

KAMAZ

05:33:06 - -
513

KAMAZ

05:40:07 00:07:01 -
501

KAMAZ

05:40:47 00:07:41 -
511

MAZ

05:45:57 00:12:51 -
503

TATRA

05:49:10 00:16:04 -
522

MAZ

05:55:57 00:22:51 -
500

IVECO

05:56:49 00:23:43 -
518

LIAZ

06:01:23 00:28:17 -
502

IVECO

06:03:33 00:30:27 -
516

HINO

06:06:22 00:33:16 -
506

RENAULT TRUCKS

06:06:47 00:33:41 -
510

RENAULT TRUCKS

06:08:05 00:34:59 -
507

IVECO

06:08:08 00:35:02 -
509

MAN

06:08:59 00:35:53 -
525

IVECO

06:11:00 00:37:54 -
520

MAN

06:33:13 01:00:07 -
521

GINAF

06:53:35 01:20:29 -
536

DAF

07:28:45 01:55:39 -
January 13th, 2017
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