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Instaforex Loprais Team will take a brand new Praga V4S DKR special to 42nd edition of Dakar Rally. The truck comes with a modern technological package including an automatic gearbox, a new engine and all the other components have been also improved to a new level.
“For us, it’s like a brand new car in many ways. We’re sticking with the tested backbone chassis with a central tube, independent suspension and drum brakes, but the new automatic gearbox and the new engine required some changes in electronics. It also changed the truck balance and the centre of gravity. Also lowering and lightening of the body structure, modifying our cooling system and other little details have had an impact. There are so many changes that it’s basically a new truck,” said Aleš Loprais ahead of his 14th Dakar Rally.
Praga V4S DKR uses an Iveco engine, which has almost 1,000 bhp. The team had to pay close attention not just to the technical specifications, but also to serviceability.
“We have a really decent engine that’s not overpowered. That’s not our target. The only important thing is torque and how you can use it. Having a less-powerful car means having less heat, which means also better reliability and a chance that the car survives longer,” said the 39-year-old racing driver.
Advantages: Automatic Gearbox and Suspension
The team had its first tests at the beginning of the November and the results were positive. Already the first drive showed how big advantage is to have the automatic gearbox and also the modified suspension.
“I was expecting the most from the automatic gearbox and yet, it was even better! And there was also a nice surprise to see what we were able to achieve with the modified suspension,” said Loprais about the work of his teammates.
“The automatic gearbox works great. For the first time ever, I was really enjoying the drive in a truck and all I need to do is to adjust the ‘course‘. And the truck’s stability makes it even nicer. I really like how the truck is handling banking. It is not so easy to put it on two wheels anymore.”
Backed by The Factory Team
Nowadays, it is impossible to run a top motorsport team without a solid technical and financial backing. It comes as no surprise that Instaforex Loprais Team was also trying to secure a proper factory backing, enjoyed by the biggest Dakar teams.
“In Dakar, who wants to be in front, they must have at least partial factory backing. After Dakar 2019 I tried to contact many partners. I’m glad that it was Praga who presented the best kind of offer in the end. We’re sticking with a Czech brand that has been around since 1907 and still has something to offer. Praga is working on many interesting projects, in the aviation industry or super sports cars. We might not have a typical assembly production line behind us, but we have certain technologies that we would not be able to have otherwise. And who knows, maybe we can work together and even make a successor to the legendary Praga V3S,” said Loprais.
Instaforex Loprais Team plans to do more testing in the following weeks across Europe. That is a change from the initial plan, in which the team was supposed to compare old and new technologies on the Arabian Peninsula.
“I really wanted to test the truck in the sand and dunes, because I was a bit worried about the gearbox. However, following the positive experience in the first tests, we’ve decided to change our strategy. We want to focus on finishing all the little details in the workshop, that also matters. Even some smallest holders can become a big problem at Dakar, so we are focused on improving clamps, end pieces, tubes, all kind of details,” added Aleš Loprais.
Meet the Team
Fans will get a special opportunity to meet the Instaforex Loprais Team on Friday, November 29 at the team’s headquarters in Frenštát pod Radhošt?m. On that day, from 14:00, there will be an official but informal gathering as the team will prepare on its way to France for technical and administrative scrutineering.
The Dakar Rally 2020 starts on Sunday, January 5 in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The race ends on January 17 in a brand-new modern centre Al Qiddiya. The whole route is about 9,000 kilometres long.
Driving Praga V4S DKR, Aleš Loprais will be joined by a navigator Khalid Al-Kendi from the United Arab Emirates and a Czech mechanic Petr Pokora.
Do you often take part in lotteries, prize raffles and other events of which the result does not depend but on your luck? If you think that these are wonders impossible to happen in real life, join contest “Real Scalping” by InstaForex Company! And now we are ready to proudly present you the jammy fellow favoured by Lady Luck this time – Teh Soon Seong.
IFX: How long have you been working on Forex market? What did attract you in trader’s profession?
TS: I have been trading on Forex for about 2 years already. I believe Forex provides plenty of opportunities for everyone.
IFX: What is the most frequently occurring reason for deposit discharge?
TS: Normally I withdraw half of my funds once a month.
IFX: Do you ever feel scared? How do you handle emotions?
TS: Yes. Usually I close the position if I do not feel confident.
IFX: How did you know about InstaForex Company and what did prompt you to take part in “InstaForex-Sniper” Contest?
TS: I came to know InstaForex during my training seminar. Participating in InstaForex contests improves my skills.
IFX: How soon did you manage to reach the top? Is it your first victory in an InstaForex contest?
TS: I have participated in InstaForex contests for a couple of months. I have been here for 5 months and this is the first time I won.
IFX:What is the secret of success on the currency market?
TS: Discipline and patience are very important elements.
IFX: Could you please tell more about your winning strategy?
TS: I trade only when I feel confident.
IFX: What do you usually rely on while making decisions on deals opening?
TS: MT4 (5-minutes charts), current trend, and forex news.
IFX: What are the main things which are worth paying attention to by the beginning traders?
TS: Learn from others mistake before other learn from yours.
IFX: Thank you for taking part! We wish you the same grand victories in future!
InstaForex always provides you with the latest updates on international market events as well as company’s news. Today we would like to tell you about an exceptional situation. Despite its originality, it demonstrates the unique opportunities you can get on exchange market. Recently, one of our clients Akhmad Arief made the daydream of millions of traders real. After two weeks of active trading, he managed to increase his start-up capital up to $1,000,000!
This story began when Akhmad opened his $1,000 trading account with InstaForex in the beginning of July. During two weeks he was trading such currency pairs as GBP/USD and EUR/USD. Nobody expected that he could become a millionaire by the middle of the month using risk strategy!
«We have never seen such trading before and will hardly see soon. Even in conversion to the working days the yield was 100% per day during 10 days in a row. The profit volume is astonishing as well as the length of such win-win and risk strategy as the client used all the money on his account for the next deal. But every time lady luck was on his side,”- Aleksey Badjyanov says, representative of the Dealing Department.
The chart shows the balance of #2065757 live trading account. Within the first two weeks of July, the account holder earned over one million US dollars with the initial deposit slightly more than one thousand US dollars. Eventually, the account balance was running $1162092.42. The second half of July appeared to be far less successful for the customer: he lost all his profit.
Having earned $1,000,000, Akhmad decided not to stop. However, Forex market is known to be very unsteady due to frequent oscillations and change of trend directions. Successful deals were followed by deals opened against the trend direction which led to profit loss.
Of course, foregone million disappointed the trader. However, Akhmad is not in despair and is already planning to win again. For him, as for many other traders, this situation was indicative of endless possibilities on exchange market which proved that one can make up a fortune out of modest capital! Nevertheless, it is important to benefit from the achieved results and also not to be affected by the astounding success.
IFX: How long have you been working on Forex?
AA: About 5 years, starting from 2007 until now. Before, I used another platform with another trading system (different from MT4) that limited me to less money I could earn. Then my friend recommended me InstaForex that used MT4, so I can trade higher trading volumes.
IFX: It’s a dream of every trader. How did you manage to make fortune from such a small initial deposit?
AA: Depends on the graf (high-recommended to sell, low-recommended to buy), besides, I used Forex trading signal, RSI, PPO, stochastic, technical analysis, and future fundamental analysis.
IFX: What currency pairs have you traded?
AA: My favorite are EURUSD, GBPUSD and AUDUSD.
IFX: Why have you chosen them in particular?
AA: For me, fundamental points of these currencies are easier to read and forecast..
IFX: What leverage have you chosen for trade?
AA: I start with 1:200. And I will change this parameter if I need in the Client Cabinet. This is a very attractive feature of InstaForex.
IFX: Did you plan to earn such a huge amount when started trading?
AA: Of course, yes.
IFX: You made a dream of a million traders come true, what do you feel after losing it?
AA: Really really frustrated… I was not in front of my PC when it happened. I was engaged in outside work during that time… so I couldn’t close my open position.
IFX: Do you plan to repeat it and get a million back?
IFX: If you succeed to make a million again, what will you spend it for?
AA: Clear all my loan, buy a new house, new car, do other investment and some charity’s work.
IFX: What in your opinion helps traders earn on Forex: their skills or good luck?
AA: Skills are very important, as a trader, a lot of new traders, should learn some basics, such as indicators, patterns, technical analysis, and fundamental analysis, but good of luck not all traders get it.
IFX: Do you think your profit was a result of your hard work or just an accident?
AA: I’ve 5 years experience as a trader. It is hard to become rich with small initial deposit, but if you’ve a lot of money, let’s say USD100,000 and more, you can rapidly earn money in short term..believe it!
IFX: What will you advise the beginning traders?
AA: For new trader, please learn some basics, follow your leader, ask them why, why and why and most important is gain experience in trading.
Competent active trading and compliance with you trading strategy make it possible for every InstaForex trader to reach the most cherished objective and add a new name to the list of the most successful traders.
Good luck in trading with InstaForex!
The material is prepared by InstaForex PR Department with the consent of the owner of the trading account № 2065757 Akhmad Arief. In October, in the terms of ShowFx Asia in Singapore there will be a video interview with the trader which will be published on GC InstaForex resources.
We keep on asking twenty most gorgeous beauties from the rating list tricky questions to reveal their personal peculiarities and show our readers who actually stands behind the seductive portfolios. The girl of March is a spring-like girl with a sunny smile. Her name is Elena Ovdiyenko. Elena, an economist-to-be and a certified NLP practitioner, has shared her views on life, secrets of women’s happiness and told about success of her beginnings on Forex.
IFX: Elena, you represent Ukraine in the beauty contest, yet you count yourself as a decent representative of Asia. What about Asia appeals to you so much?
EO: The thing is that I represent East Ukraine.:) I have been mesmerized by the culture of East since school. Asia has been always beckoning me with its preserving from ancient times patterns of life and thought. I was to India recently, which brought me even closer to magnetic Asia, I felt the bliss of Harmony. I believe that East safeguards Truth and Love nowadays. I am now much into the philosophy of India, balancing the spiritual and the material in me.
IFX: Are you a leader for life?
EO: I do not make any special efforts to be the first; I just live listening to my heart. Some might say I am a leading person, while others would call me a led person.
IFX:Imagine that you have an opportunity to gain a super ability, what would you prefer and why?
EO: What I would like to have is the ability to teach people real love. There would be no unhappy people then.
IFX: Which gifts do you enjoy most? Tell us about the most memorable and pleasant present you have been ever given?
EO: Sincere smiles of my friends and relatives and heartfelt words are what I appreciate most. Is there anything better than a gathering of all the beloved people on a holiday who are happy together?:)
IFX: Do you like being photographed? Do you feel confident in front of the camera?
EO: Yes, I enjoy being photographed; it feels good to me. I get absolutely dissolved in the process; each flash is like a heartbeat. This is when magic happens.:)
IFX: Are you exactly like in the photos in your everyday life?
EO: What I am in the photos is exactly what I am in life.:)
IFX: Do you think beauty is a gift or rather a result of hard work?
EO: It is a Gift a person gets for self-improvement.
IFX: Is there something to avoid so that to save beauty?
EO: Sorrow is inadmissible. Happiness makes a woman beautiful!
IFX: Do you have an idol you admire?
EO: No, I do not have any idol in the ordinary sense of the word.))) However, there is a person I admire ― Angelina Jolie. First, she has a heart of gold. It is clear from her behavior and actions. Angelina travelled to various countries of the world on a 4-year humanitarian mission. Moreover, in 2006 Angelina Jolie together with Bred Pitt established a charity — Jolie/Pitt Foundation donating the funds to Doctors Without Borders. Second, this fascinating woman is the ideal of beauty for me.
IFX: In your profile you wrote that you are into psychological science and that you practise NLP. Do you apply these methods to your friends and relatives? Are they of any help in life?
EO: Yes, I do use the methods, with good intentions only. Thanks to the knowledge of NLP, I broke free from obsessive affection. I can easily communicate with persons of any psychological type.
IFX: Do you manage to read others like a book?
EO: Definitely not. I do not even strive to do that.:) If I could see through anyone, life would be not so interesting.
IFX: Are you a novice on Forex? What have you accomplished so far?
EO: Yes, I am new to Forex, so I cannot say that I am competitive, judging by the rating. However, I really like finance and enjoy studying economics at the Academy, so I am familiar with securities transactions. I hope I will get more skillful on the market soon and my rating will increase.
IFX: Had you cooperated with InstaForex Company before the Miss Insta Asia contest?
EO: No, the beauty contest was the starting point of my work with InstaForex Company.
IFX: Are you closely watching the voting process?
IFX: What is your attitude to defeats? What if you do not succeed to win?
EO: I have a philosophical approach to failures. There is a very true Indian saying: “Hate is the fruit of victory, sadness is what‘s left for the defeated. Only the one who renounced victory and defeat is placid and happy”.
IFX: Thank you very much for such detailed curious answers. You are not only an amazing beauty, but also a great conversationalist. We wish you luck with the contest and life as a whole, let spring flourish in your heart always!
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