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Dakar 2021 Stage 12 (Final stage) Kamaz takes complete podium, Loprais (Praga) 5th, Buggyra Tatras 9th and 10th

January 15th, 2021
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Results:

1
503

(CZE) MARTIN MACIK
(CZE) FRANTISEK TOMASEK
(CZE) DAVID SVANDA

BIG SHOCK RACING
02H 32′ 27”

2
501

(RUS) ANTON SHIBALOV
(RUS) DMITRII NIKITIN
(RUS) IVAN TATARINOV

KAMAZ – MASTER
02H 33′ 27”
+ 00H 01′ 00”

3
507

(RUS) DMITRY SOTNIKOV
(RUS) RUSLAN AKHMADEEV
(RUS) ILGIZ AKHMETZIANOV

KAMAZ – MASTER
02H 34′ 31”
+ 00H 02′ 04”
00H 02′ 00”

4
505

(BLR) ALIAKSEI VISHNEUSKI
(BLR) MAKSIM NOVIKAU
(BLR) SIARHEI SACHUK

MAZ-SPORTAUTO
02H 36′ 55”
+ 00H 04′ 28”

5
509

(RUS) AIRAT MARDEEV
(RUS) DMITRIY SVISTUNOV
(RUS) AKHMET [...]

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Dakar 2021 Stage 11

January 14th, 2021
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Anton Shibalov moved the counter up to 5 successes in total since his debut on the Dakar and should finish second, like last year, but this time behind Dmitry Sotnikov. Loprais lost a position overall, after managing 8th today. yesterday he complained about the team tactics od Kamaz, resuling him sandwiched between four Kamaz trucks, [...]

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Dakar 2021 Stage 10

January 13th, 2021
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Result:

1
503

(CZE) MARTIN MACIK
(CZE) FRANTISEK TOMASEK
(CZE) DAVID SVANDA

BIG SHOCK RACING
03H 13′ 02”

2
507

(RUS) DMITRY SOTNIKOV
(RUS) RUSLAN AKHMADEEV
(RUS) ILGIZ AKHMETZIANOV

KAMAZ – MASTER
03H 14′ 42”
+ 00H 01′ 40”

3
509

(RUS) AIRAT MARDEEV
(RUS) DMITRIY SVISTUNOV
(RUS) AKHMET GALIAUTDINOV

KAMAZ – MASTER
03H 16′ 18”
+ 00H 03′ 16”

4
505

(BLR) ALIAKSEI VISHNEUSKI
(BLR) MAKSIM NOVIKAU
(BLR) SIARHEI SACHUK

MAZ-SPORTAUTO
03H 16′ 27”
+ 00H 03′ 25”

5
500

(RUS) ANDREY KARGINOV
(RUS) ANDREY MOKEEV
(RUS) IGOR LEONOV

KAMAZ – [...]

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DAKAR 2021 Stage 9: Martin Macik (Iveco) storms to victory

January 12th, 2021
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Martin Macik pre-Dakar interview: https://www.dakar.com/en/competitor/503
RESULTS:

POS.

EXP.
DRIVE-TEAM
MARK-MODEL
TIME
VARIATION
PENALITY

1
503

(CZE) MARTIN MACIK
(CZE) FRANTISEK TOMASEK
(CZE) DAVID SVANDA

BIG SHOCK RACING
05H 05′ 54”

2
509

(RUS) AIRAT MARDEEV
(RUS) DMITRIY SVISTUNOV
(RUS) AKHMET GALIAUTDINOV

KAMAZ – MASTER
05H 08′ 21”
+ 00H 02′ 27”

3
507

(RUS) DMITRY SOTNIKOV
(RUS) RUSLAN AKHMADEEV
(RUS) ILGIZ AKHMETZIANOV

KAMAZ – MASTER
05H 08′ 31”
+ 00H 02′ 37”

4
504

(CZE) ALES LOPRAIS
(CZE) PETR POKORA
(ARE) KHALID ALKENDI

INSTAFOREX LOPRAIS PRAGA
05H 09′ 35”
+ 00H 03′ 41”

5
501

(RUS) ANTON [...]

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Dakar 2021 Stage 8

January 12th, 2021
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Josef Macháček handled the 2nd half of the marathon stage perfectly. The Dakar legend finished in 2nd place in the Lightweight Prototypes category, and he holds the 2nd position in the overall standings as well. Ignacio Casale set his personal best in the Truck category with 5th place.
Josef Macháček and Pavel Vyoral put on an [...]

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Meanwhile in Covid-19 dominated Europe’s winter

January 11th, 2021
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Published in Miscellaneous

Several spots of Tatras at the Koprivnice testing grounds and their classic vehicle depot shown at Dutch TV game show.

January 11th, 2021
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VIDEO: http://www.npostart.nl/wie-is-de-mol/09-01-2021/AT_2147043 The Tatra part/ Koprivnice part is the second part of the video and starts after 36,5 min.

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Published in Museums, Tatra Works

Dakar 2021 Stage 7. Loprais (Praga) climbs to 5th place overall while the best Tatras are now 9th and 10th overall

January 11th, 2021
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Results:

1
507

(RUS) DMITRY SOTNIKOV
(RUS) RUSLAN AKHMADEEV
(RUS) ILGIZ AKHMETZIANOV

KAMAZ – MASTER
04H 45′ 52”

2
509

(RUS) AIRAT MARDEEV
(RUS) DMITRIY SVISTUNOV
(RUS) AKHMET GALIAUTDINOV

KAMAZ – MASTER
04H 49′ 15”
+ 00H 03′ 23”

3
501

(RUS) ANTON SHIBALOV
(RUS) DMITRII NIKITIN
(RUS) IVAN TATARINOV

KAMAZ – MASTER
04H 54′ 14”
+ 00H 08′ 22”

4
505

(BLR) ALIAKSEI VISHNEUSKI
(BLR) MAKSIM NOVIKAU
(BLR) SIARHEI SACHUK

MAZ-SPORTAUTO
04H 56′ 21”
+ 00H 10′ 29”

5
500

(RUS) ANDREY KARGINOV
(RUS) ANDREY MOKEEV
(RUS) IGOR LEONOV

KAMAZ – [...]

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Not a Tatra: Buick based central tailfin convertible

January 10th, 2021
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This is the car shown in the movie “Topper” (1937) with Cary Grant and Constance Bennett. It had a single fin on the back deck. It was a modified 1936 Buick customized by Bohman & Schwartz and fitted with special controls, including a second hidden steering wheel. As a stuntman drove the car using the [...]

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Published in History, Miscellaneous

Dakar 2021: Loprais at the start of stage 6 Video.

January 9th, 2021
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14HMcYkyU_4

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