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Aleš Loprais, Ferran Marco Alcayna, and Petr Pokora on their Tatra Jamal were the fifth in the overall standings in the truck category to cross the finishing line. The rally team met the challenge of the extremely tough 41th edition of the legendary rally raid. Moreover, they successfully competed with powerful and large factory teams.

This edition was arranged within the territory of the only country, Peru. Therefore, this rally marathon was shorter than previous editions in terms of a distance and racing days. Nevertheless, the host plotted a route which required the passionate commitment from the participants. The Dakar Rally kicked off on January 6 in Lima. Remarkably, only one third of the teams who participated in the rally in the truck category returned to the Peruvian capital city which was also the final point.

“For me this was perhaps the most difficult Dakar, leaving aside those where we had an accident and withdrew prematurely. We are a small family team without factory support and yet we have succeeded among the big factory teams,” Aleš Loprais shared his impressions about the participation in the rally.

Importantly, unlike InstaForex Loprais team the rest of the nine teams in the Top Ten ranking were factory-supported crews.

“I would mainly like to express my sincere thanks to the boys, the whole team, our families, fans and sponsors, for without them we would never have managed this. Even though we only enjoyed two problem-free stages, they counted for all and filled us with hopes for the future. To defeat factory teams is a big challenge and I believe we will succeed in this,” concluded Loprais.

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The team’s leader Aleš Loprais together with his crew that included Ferran Marco Alcayna and Petr Pokora came first in both the truck category and the overall standings of the African rally in Morocco.

The race in the truck category was the toughest one. Eight stages, thirty three trucks and almost 2,500 kilometers stood between the team and the finish line. Nevertheless, InstaForex Loprais Team withstood this challenge and won with a 23-minute lead over the silver winners.

“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. I’d like to say thank you to the guys in the cabin, to our mechanics and also all our partners for their support,” Aleš Loprais said after the finish. The crew solved technical problems successfully. They even managed to deal with three tire punctures that occurred during the second stage. Thus, the team consolidated its lead in the overall standings with the result of 31:02:08 hours.

“Punctures are just part of this difficult competition. I can’t wait for the next challenge,” Petr Pokora added.

InstaForex congratulates the team on the well-earned victory in the Morocco Desert Challenge and wishes that the competitive spirit and morale of the crew get stronger during the summer season ahead of the 2019 Dakar.