Excellent Test in Tunisia
The Tatra-Buggyra 815 project has undergone the first live test at the Sahara El Chott Rally. The most successful Czech long-distance race driver Martin Kolomý abounded with words of praise after return.
As agreed Martin and his crew only covered the first half of the race, but in his own words the route a little over 4000 km long was enough to perfectly prove the capabilities of the new engine. "Buggyra management wanted to introduce the vehicle to their key partners and sponsors in the context of the traditional testing in Most, and we subordinated our participation at the Tunisian rally to this objective. But we had no problem with that," confirmed Martin in Most. "We took the Sahara El Chott Rally as the final live test. Now we are beginning to pack luggage and prepare for 21 November when the vehicle will start its journey to Dakar."
The most important element of participation of the team in the Tunisian competition was represented by dune riding. In Martin ´s opinion the Tunisian dunes are more difficult than those in Dakar. "All turned up better than we had expected. We were in the lead for the whole time of the truck competition. Both the chassis and the Gyrtech engine worked without problems. So now just a couple of minor touches and Tatra-Buggyra 815 will be ready to set off for Dakar."