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STEFAN SVITKO

(svk) 1.77m / 85kg

Hobbies

Fishing

Sponsors

Slovnaft, Dynamic, Norwit, Pomas, Lucerna, Tipos, Brema, Altel, Impa, Ivar.Cs, MicroStep, KTM

2021: 8th
2020: 11th
2019: Ab. Stage 8
2018: Ab. Stage 10
2017: 25th
2016: 2nd (1 stage win)
2015: 5th
2014: 9th
2013: Ab. Stage 12
2012: 5th
2011: Ab. Stage 8
2010: 13th

2021: Rallye du Maroc
2019: Serres Rally, ISDE, Merzouga Rally (Ab.)
2018: Serres Rally (1st), Merzouga Rally (9th), Morocco Rally (10th)
2017: Hellas Rally (2nd), Serres Rally (1st), European Enduro championships
2016: Serres Rally (1st), Merzouga Rally (2nd), Morocco Rally (31st)
2015: ISDE Slovakia
2014: enduro races
2013: Tunisia Rally (1st)
2011: European cross-country championship (3rd), E3 Slovakian championship (1st)

Interview

“Top 10 would be good, but I’ll probably want more”

After 12 appearances, Stefan Svitko remains one of the solid outsiders of the Dakar. He’s seen it all: the glory when he captured second spot back in 2016 and quite a few painful setbacks forcing him to retire on four occasions. One of the most talented riders of the field, the Slovakian has struggled not being a real factory rider. His first Dakar in 2010 was indeed a very promising one: 13th spot and best rookie trophy. Then followed five Top 10 finishes for this enduro specialists and multiple European champion. His last appearance was yet again a solid one when he flew to 8th place for his second visit of Saudi Arabia. After competing at the Morocco rally and training in the United Arab Emirates, Svitko shows up with the same objective to at least reach the top 10. And to help him in his quest for glory, he’ll be counting on the faraway support of both his daughters who have their faces painted on the tank of his KTM.

“South America was a lot more technical, Saudi Arabia is more a question of courage. You have to go flat out but sometimes you don’t know what might be hiding behind the top of a dune. I expect this upcoming edition to be safer with a lot more sand. On the last Dakar, my performances were very consistent all along the stages. I knew what I wanted and rode on my own path to get the best possible result. Finishing in the Top 10 would be a good performance but I’ll probably want more.”

Vehicle

SLOVNAFT RALLY TEAM

KTM 450 FACTORY RALLY REPLICA
SLOVNAFT RALLY TEAM

  • KTM
  • 450 FACTORY RALLY REPLICA
  • KTM Slovakia
  • Slovnaft Team
  • M_GP_NO

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