Since 2014, Tatra Buggyra Racing team is a regular entry in Dakar Rally, the toughest rally race in the world, in the Truck category. With the manufacturer support of TATRA TRUCKS a.s., the team first conquered the Dakar rally with its own GYRTECH engine powered Tatra 815, then introduced a brand-new vehicle Tatra Phoenix in 2016. Their biggest successes are 2 stage wins and a 7th place overall in 2015 and 2017. TATRA trucks also took part in some FIA Cross Country Rally events, where they took 4 wins since 2015. In 2017, the team brought Tatra Phoenix to Silk Way Rally for the first time and took 3 stage victories. The team is deploying the Tatra Phoenix model with an automatic transmission on Dakar 2021 for the first time. Since 2014, the Tatra trucks in BUGGYRA colours were driven by Martin Kolomý, Jaroslav Valtr, Aleš Loprais, Martin Šoltys, Ignacio Casale, Martin Prokop, David Vršecký or Robert Kasák. In 2023, the team will also participate in the Dakar Classic category with the Tatra Puma for the first time.
More about the championship: RALLY DAKAR, FIA CROSS COUNTRY RALLY