Big Shock Racing participate 2018 again

The Czech team with Martin Macík Jr. and the co-pilots František Tomášek and Michal Mrkva (LIAZ) will be on the El Chott 2018 again. The goal is probably: overall victory

With the 5th place in the truck-ranking of the 2018 DAKAR, the team caused quite a stir at the beginning of the year.

And where the LIAZ can be found Jan Brabec (Husqvarna) can not be far.

Also he was in South America in January and came, respectably as well, as the best Czech motorbiker to the finish.

(photos: Big Shock Racing)

DAKAR teams at the El Chott 2018

Today I got the final OK.

At El Chott 2018, the TATRA BUGGYRA RACING team starts with two DAKAR trucks. One of the trucks will be piloted by Martin Kolomý (CZ) – several times DAKAR participant and also no stranger on El Chott.

In addition, in 2018 with Enduro again on El Chott, Jan Veselý (CZ), also with DAKAR experiences. And we are especially happy about Gabriela Novotna (CZ), since a long time the first lady in the enduro field of the El Chott. In the rookie classification of last DAKAR she has fought on her way nearly to the finish line.

The countdown is running …

… already within 4 months the technical inspection takes place.

The road books for the ten daily stages with a total of 1,495 images and the service road book with another 289 images are ready to print.
2,766 km are documented for the rally participants: 1,627 km in the prologue and in special stages as well as 1,139 transfer-kilometers.
The service teams have to complete 2,104 km.


    … and please don’t forget:

    The deadline for registrations with normal entry fee expires on 30/06/2018.
    Until 15/08/2018 then only late bookings at higher rates are possible.

    Pre-tour 2018 – Review and Preview

    Three weeks ago we finished our successful pre-tour through Tunisia. We drove all important routes and once again, we spent two great weeks in a hospitable and peaceful country. In the hotels were again significantly more package tourists to be found. And also in the south we met again larger groups with motorcycles and 4×4 cars.

    Our recorded datas are evaluated at 80%. The rally road books for almost 2,800 km are ready to print. In the next step, the roadbooks for the transfer routes of the service teams will be prepared. By the end of June, the detailed time and route plan for the 8 rally days in October will be fixed.

    Off-road adventure – compact or with extras

    Due to some requests: Detailed information about the duration of the rally:

    The rally starts with the driver’s briefing on the evening of 21/10 in the hotel “Mahdia Palace” in Mahdia and ends with the winners ceremony on 29/10 in the hotel “Le Sultan” in Hammamet.

    The vehicles can also be presented by the service or transport teams for technical inspection in Tortona. If this is not possible in exceptional cases, the scrutineering takes place on 21/10 in Mahdia at the hotel.

    In addition to the offered ferry passages it’s possible for all participants to travel individual by plane, e.g. to Monastir or Jerba (latest on 21/10) and for the departure from Tunis (at the earliest on 29/10 in the evening).

    Follow our tracks on pre-tour 2018

    The EXPLONA tracking system makes it possible!

    From now on you can “follow” us on the pre-tour to Tunisia. Via IRIDIUM-satellite the tracking system transmits our position every 15 minutes. That means, our driven tracks are almost live visible on the website mentioned below.

    click here: Pretour El Chott 2018/

    The Pajero is loaded with supplies for 14 days. Tomorrow we start the journey to the ferry in Genoa. On the way there we meet Team 2 – Oskar from Stuttgart with his Santana. Our base station in the camps, Klaus Spörl with the Chevrolet-”mother ship”, is already on the way.

    All information can be found here in the next few days:

    Team Desert Soul on the El Chott 2018

    The rally team “Desert”, active in various cross-country and marathon rallies, will be offering its professional rally assistance for the first time also on the El Chott 2018. From vehicle transport, luggage and spare parts transport to comprehensive participant support, experienced employees offer everything needed to participate in a marathon rallye.

    Detailed information and contact details can be found here: