Dakar 2014 Tatra competitors


The Dakar 2014 rally, once more held in Southern America, Dakar homepage , will count a record number of Tatra participants.  Most well-known Tatra competitor Ales loprais, will race his Queen 69 Evo II truck. Video.  This truck is newly built and based on his “Jamal” truck that took him to victory in the 2011 Sedge Way Rally but which was crashed heavily in the 2012 Dakar.


Rising Tatra star Martin Kolomy will drive the Tatra 815 Buggyra truck.  Details here.


The Bonver Tatra project is running Tatras since 2011 with modest success. They hope to change it this year with not less than three competitors. Tomas Vratny and the Pole Robert Jan Szustkowski will drive T 815s while Artur Ardavichus from Kazachstan will drive a T 163 Jamal, a vehicle similar to Ales loprais’truck.


Finally, the Dakar Team Holland will drive a Tatraq Hoenix. The team experinced a serious setback recently as driver/team owner Marcel Schoo had to cancel his participation due to health problems. He will be replaced by the experienced Dakar competitor Pierre Blom. Details here