ANTANAS KANOPKINAS(ltu) 1.82m / 87kg
Motorcycles, cycling, anything with wheels, walking, skiing,
Dell Technologies / Dynavolt / Hansa Trcuks & Trailers Service / Gates Corporation / ITP / Motul / OlyBet / Rentway / Tobis Group / Soderus / Iron Baltic / Matika / TFX Suspension / Vauhti Varikkg / Performnance by Sercap / Vytautas / Sparti Reklama / Thunder CFMOTO Tacing Team
2023: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (5th) / Dinaric Rallye / Breslau Rallye / Rallye du Maroc (9th)
2022: Balkan Offroad Rallye / Albania Rallye / Breslau rallye / Fenix Rallye
2021: Breslau Rallye / Rally Albania / Fenix Rally
2020: Enduro Baltic Championship
2019: Hunt the Wolf
“I’ve had a good year!”
Antanas Kanopkinas might be about to embark on his first Dakar, with a Chinese quad brand that has also never raced a Dakar before, but they do so with lots of determination and plenty of ambition. And they have the results that suggest their self-belief is entirely warranted. On this year’s Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Antanas finished fifth with another team member Adomas Gancierius crossing the line in third. Later, on the 2023 on the Rallye du Maroc, the team’s bikes finished 5th and 9th.
Antanas Kanopkinas: “The story with CFMOTO started after the Hunt the Wolf rally in 2019 which is like a Red Bull Romaniacs for quads. We finished in second place with their quad and CFMOTO were really pleased with the media coverage they received following this result. After that we started working together and built up confidence in each other. The plan is to do the entire W2RC next year with three quads but for the Dakar there will just be me. My goal is to finish everyday without any major incidents. Then when we come back next year with a minimum of two riders, maybe three, we can take the risk of pushing harder for results. Hopefully us competing with our 4X4 quad will encourage other manufacturers like Polaris and Can-Am to take part.”
CFMOTO THUNDER RACING TEAM
CFMOTO THUNDER RACING TEAM
- Mark CFMOTO
- Model CFORCE
- Performance tuner Thunder Racing Team
- Assistance Thunder Racing Team
- Class Quad
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3.7 kilometres too many
Both the Lithuanian Antanas Kanopkinas and his quad from the Chinese maker CFMOTO —the sole non-Yamaha in the ten-strong field of the 46th edition— are making their Dakar debut. His big-framed 4×4 mount is a heavyweight in its class. Tipping the scales at 541 kg at the pre-race weighing, it is three times as massive as its competitors! However, a...
Strong debut for CF Moto
Both Antanas Kanopkinas and the Chinese maker CF Moto are racing in their first Dakar. The solid Lithuanian is fifth in the special at km 173 and occupies the same place in his class. A remarkable performance, considering that his mount is three times as heavy as the Yamahas used by his competitors!
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