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New truck to secure victory at Dakar Rally 2017

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Dakar Rally 2017 is a tough challenge both for racers and trucks. The route will stretch across Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. The famous large-scale rally kicks off on January 2 in Asunción and comes to an end on January 14 in Buenos Aires. InstaForex Loprais Team will traditionally take part in the Dakar adventure.

This year, our team headed by Ales Loprais is going to compete on Tatra Phoenix, the new state-of-the-art truck, specially designed for the off-road rally. The other good news is that Ales Loprais and Martin Kolomy combined their efforts under a new joint venture called InstaForex Tatra Buggyra Racing Formation. They have already passed several test drives in Slovakia and Hungary. Mechanical fine-tuning included adjustment of shock absorber settings, replacement of truck’s electronics, and installation of a new turbocharged engine.

A lot of trucks will drop out of the race. With Tatra Phoenix, our team gains an advantage in speed. Competitors will face severe obstacles along the route to Buenos Aires. For example, in Bolivia the trucks will have to overcome the high altitude dunes at around 3,500 meters. Both racers and mechanics will have to test their endurance.

The odds are that Ales Loprais and Martin Kolomy will showcase their racing skills in tandem and reach the final destination.

One month is left before the major event among rally adventures. Our team with their Tatra Phoenix is already half-way to Paraguay. They are anticipating a 12-day off-road race across impassable routes of South America.

Follow the updates of Dakar Rally 2017 and root for InstaForex Loprais Team!

InstaForex Loprais Team finishes fourth at Dakar Rally

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Ales Loprais’ team racked up fourth in the overall standing at Dakar Rally 2015. The off-road truck race kicked off on January 4 in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires. Participants had to complete 13 stages of the rally stretching across three South American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile. In total, the route covered 9,000 km. This year, 164 motor bikes, 48 quad bikes, 148 all-terrain vehicles, and 64 trucks took part in the rally.
InstaForex Loprais Team was struggling for the victory in the truck category. The team was competing on three trucks: MAN driven by Ales Loprais and two Tatras. Ales on his truck nicknamed Superman came third at the first stage encouraging his fans to hope for great results.  Superman faced a tough challenge at the fourth and fifth stages as the team was driving through dunes the first time ever. However, despite impassable and hazardous sand, InstaForex Loprais team did everything in their power winning the seventh stage of the marathon. So, Ales and his team reached the bivouac alone without the technical support staff. Therefore, they had to carry out minor repair and maintenance on their own.
Each stage brought the team closer to the finish line in Buenos Aires securing its fourth position among the leaders in the overall standing. The final special stage of 33 km dragged out longer due to adverse weather conditions. Bikes and trucks were driving in a line ruling out overtaking because of heavy rain.  To the bitter end, InstaForex Loprais team was cherishing the hope to be among the three prize takers.  However, the team completed Dakar rally with the fourth result.
The year of 2015 is expected to be abundant in rally events. So, InstaForex Loprais team will have lots of opportunities to show itself to best advantage. Follow the news and root for InstaForex Loprais team!

Ales Loprais’ team racked up fourth in the overall standing at Dakar Rally 2015. The off-road truck race kicked off on January 4 in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires. Participants had to complete 13 stages of the rally stretching across three South American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile. In total, the route covered 9,000 km. This year, 164 motor bikes, 48 quad bikes, 148 all-terrain vehicles, and 64 trucks took part in the rally.

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InstaForex Loprais Team was struggling for the victory in the truck category. The team was competing on three trucks: MAN driven by Ales Loprais and two Tatras. Ales on his truck nicknamed Superman came third at the first stage encouraging his fans to hope for great results.  Superman faced a tough challenge at the fourth and fifth stages as the team was driving through dunes the first time ever. However, despite impassable and hazardous sand, InstaForex Loprais team did everything in their power winning the seventh stage of the marathon. So, Ales and his team reached the bivouac alone without the technical support staff. Therefore, they had to carry out minor repair and maintenance on their own.

Each stage brought the team closer to the finish line in Buenos Aires securing its fourth position among the leaders in the overall standing. The final special stage of 33 km dragged out longer due to adverse weather conditions. Bikes and trucks were driving in a line ruling out overtaking because of heavy rain.  To the bitter end, InstaForex Loprais team was cherishing the hope to be among the three prize takers.  However, the team completed Dakar rally with the fourth result.

The year of 2015 is expected to be abundant in rally events. So, InstaForex Loprais team will have lots of opportunities to show itself to best advantage. Follow the news and root for InstaForex Loprais team!