Ales Loprais fought until last kilometres
Ales Loprais, Khalid Alkendi and Petr Pokora finished the Dakar Rally 2021 in fifth place overall in the trucks category. The InstaForex Loprais Praga Team crew tried to push one more time, but a tyre puncture halted the efforts of the Praga V4S DKR.
Dakar 2021: Very unpleasant deja vu at Dakar
Exactly a year ago, Ales Loprais and his crew started the penultimate stage of Dakar Rally from fourth place, aiming to attack the podium positions in dunes. However, technical issues had stopped them from doing so.
Dakar 2021: Mouse in a blue trap
For the last few days, the InstaForex Loprais Praga Team has seen lots of number fours at Dakar Rally 2021. Ales Loprais and his crew and Praga V4S DKR have been holding fourth place in the overall standings for the last four days.
Dakar 2021: Toughest stage, but still calm. Is the storm coming?
While most of the competitors described the ninth stage of Dakar Rally 2021 as the toughest one yet, the Instaforex Loprais Praga Team had a relatively calm day. But of course, it was still a Dakar.
Dakar 2021: Loprais heads into the final part from fourth place
Throughout both marathon stages, Ales Loprais, Khalid Alkendi and Petr Pokora did not have a chance to follow the results. They had enough work handling difficult routes and making sure that the Praga V4S DKR keeps going.
Dakar 2021: The Lady - The Fighter & The Queen - The Salvation
One stage. That is all it took for Ales Loprais, Khalid Alkendi and Petr Pokora to return the Praga V4S DKR back to the fourth place overall in the truck standings. However, it was not an easy day at all for the InstaForex Loprais Praga Team at Dakar Rally 2021.
2021 Dakar is halfway through, Ales Loprais is 5 minutes from podium
The InstaForex Loprais Praga Team has successfully finished the first half of Dakar Rally 2021. After six out of twelve stages, the Praga V4S DKR number 504 currently holds fifth place in the truck standings. The crew is only 5:17 minutes from the podium positions.
Dakar 2021: After a storming drive, Loprais is close to top 3
The fifth stage of Dakar Rally 2021 was just as difficult as promised. And Ales Loprais and his crew had their share of challenges in the Praga truck. But the initial frustration just motivated them to push even harder and it has paid off.
Dakar 2021: Another puncture, but Ales Loprais remains in fifth place
For the first time at Dakar Rally 2021, Ales Loprais did not make it to the top 10. Yet, it was a relatively calm day for the InstaForex Loprais Praga Team. And while today's result of the Praga V4S DKR was not satisfying, it actually might be an advantage for tomorrow.