The most consistent Czech driver of the modern era will be taking starter's orders in a MAN truck!
For his 9th Dakar, Ales Loprais is perhaps at a turning point in his career. Although there has not really been a falling-out with the Tatra brand that has shaped his family's long history (6 Dakars won by his uncle Karel), the most consistent Czech driver of the modern era will be taking starter's orders in a MAN truck!
Just before entering the technical scrutineering circuit, Ales showed that he has already dealt with the sentimental side of a change in colours: “The family name is definitively linked to Tatra, but now I'm embarking on a new journey, and for me it's an entirely positive step.
The balance and stability of this truck is remarkable and in terms of performance it is second best to no other. On the Dakar, the top level for trucks is dominated by Kamaz, Iveco and Man, which means I'll be aiming for the podium, at the least”.