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Story Racing S.R.O.

2022: DNF
2021: 7th overall

2022: Rallye du Maroc (3rd)
2021: Andalucia Rally (4th), Rallye du Maroc (DNF)
2020: Lithuanian Baja Championship (2nd), Andalucía Rally (5th), Baja Poland (4th)


“I am in a positive mood”

Laisvydas Kancius made an impressive Dakar debut in 2021 with a 7th place finish in the quad class. Falling head over heels in love with the event, the Lithuanian was back in 2022 and determined to improve on the previous year finished the second stage in the overall lead. Unfortunately, the very next day he ran into technical problems that eventually saw him forced to retire from the event on stage 6 with broken front suspension. He didn’t have a clear run on the 2022 Rallye du Maroc either but nevertheless was delighted to finish on the podium of a W2RC race. For the Dakar 23 Laisvydas is clearly aiming to at least replicate that achievement and to maximise his chances his Czech Republic team Story Racing S.R.O. have built him a brand-new Yamaha Raptor 700.

“I was really happy with how the Rallye du Maroc went. We had a great overall result which was a huge achievement for me. Now, going into the Dakar, there is excitement and stress, but I am in a positive mood. I’ve worked hard during training and the new quad is looking good. I am keen to test my strength and experience the atmosphere of the rally and the adrenaline flooding through my body. It is a unique feeling.”




  • RAPTOR 700
  • Story Racing S.R.O.
  • Story Racing S.R.O.
  • Quad

Ranking 2023

All news of L. Kancius

Newsflashes - 13/01 10:18 [GMT +3] - Bike

Kancius at a standstill

Laisvydas Kancius is definitely unlucky at the moment. The Lithuanian, who occupied second place after 87 km, has stopped after 111 km due to a mechanical problem, which he estimates it will take an hour to fix before resuming racing… Tough times…

Newsflashes - 11/01 11:01 [GMT +3] - Bike

Kancius gets going

Laisvydas Kancius will be leading the quad race from the front today after claiming his first win in the 45th Dakar yesterday. The Lithuanian, over 18 h back, is no longer in the running for the title, but stage wins still taste just as sweet. Alexandre Giroud holds the lead by almost 1 h 20 over Francisco Moreno Flores.

Summary - 10/01 17:07 [GMT +3]

Dakar 2023 - Stage 9 | Barreda goes, Loeb comes back


The day that racing resumed also coincided with a new geographical direction. The Dakar competitors are set to tackle the southeast quarter of Saudi Arabia, with the dunes of the Empty Quarter in their sights, which are likely to be determining in the outcome of the 2023 edition. In the meantime, the riders, drivers and crews had not totally left behind them the...

Newsflashes - 10/01 13:25 [GMT +3] - Bike

Victory for Kancius!

Laisvydas Kancius has often come close to a stage victory since the opening of the 45th Dakar, but the Lithuanian has been struck by bad luck... Today, he finally got his act together by setting the best time of the day with a margin of victory of 4' over Francisco Moreno Flores and 5' over Marcelo Medeiros. Alexandre Giroud has taken fifth place, conceding a little...

Newsflashes - 10/01 10:36 [GMT +3] - Bike

Laisvydas Kancius leads at refuelling

 Laisvydas Kancius, who took part in the 2022 W2RC, leads the special at the refuelling point. The Lithuanian possesses a lead of 35’’ over Marcelo Medeiros and 1'44’’ over Francisco Moreno Flores. Alexandre Giroud trails the current stage leader by 3'30’’.

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