Dakar, enduro, motorbikes, hockey, cycling
2021: 30th (4th Original by Motul)
2012: 12th (trucks, navigator for Jaroslav Valtr)
2007: 42nd (8th rookie)
2019: Cross Country CAMS series (2nd)
2018: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (1st cars, navigator for Martin Prokop)
2015: Hellas Rally (4th), Rally Albania (3rd)
2007: Czech Cross-Country Teams Championship (1st)
2005: Dubai Long Distance World Rally Championship (2nd marathon class)
2004: Czech Enduro Championship (2nd), Czech Cross-Country Championship (2nd), ISDE Poland (2nd)
2003: Rally Baja Germany (2nd), ISDE Brazil (2nd)
2002: ISDE Czech Republic (2nd)
2001: European 125cc Enduro Championship (4th)
1999: Czech 125cc Enduro Championship (1st)
“Original by Motul is the hardest discipline in Dakar”
When David Pabiska lines up on the Dakar, you can all but guarantee he will make it to the finish line. In 12 participations, the Czech legend has successfully completed the rally 12 times, coming as high as 18th in the bikes in 2014 and 12th in the trucks in 2012 (as a navigator for Jaroslav Valtr). After missing Dakar 2019, David went to Dakar 2020 as a mechanic for Martin Macik's Big Shock Racing team, and found himself unable to resist the temptation of saddling up again for Dakar 2021. He entered Original by Motul with his friend Rudolf Lhotsky, saying he would be “very satisfied” with 10th place in the class; instead he powered to fourth behind Arunas Gelazninkas, Emanuel Gyenes and Benjamin Melot. It is a measure of David's competitive nature that he feels he has “unfinished business” with the assistance-free category, and so he returns to target the podium at Dakar 2022. Now 46, David has been racing for over 30 years, and already had one eye on the Dakar when he began competing in motocross as a teenager. He is a multiple Czech champion with three silver medals at the challenging International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), not to mention a highly accomplished mechanic. He also has a fierce sense of fair play, to the extent that he was once awarded the UNESCO World Fair Play trophy for saving the life of a fellow competitor at the Czech enduro championships. David is certainly the kind of rider you want watching your back on the Dakar, and will no doubt offer a helping hand to his fellow Original by Motul competitors even as he looks to outdo them on the dunes.
D.P.: “The Dakar was my lifelong dream, and I knew I was going to do it at the age of 14. It was a dream that I gave everything to. I was really looking forward to going again in 2021 after a two-year break. The break didn't affect my ride because I was 100% ready, and I was happy with my performance. Original by Motul is the hardest discipline in Dakar, and I still have some unfinished business here. After last year's fourth place, this year's target is the podium in the Original by Motul category. I'm also a skilled mechanic, so this class is ideal for me. Compared to previous years when I had a KTM, this time I'm riding a Husqvarna. The bike is ready as standard, so no big changes are needed. This season I raced only in the Czech Republic, but more intensively. Basically, I was at races or on the bike every weekend. And I want to make the most of it at Dakar!”
JANTAR TEAM S.R.O.
HUSQVARNA 450 RALLY REPLICA
JANTAR TEAM S.R.O.
- Mark : HUSQVARNA
- Model : 450 RALLY REPLICA
- Performance tuner : Jantar Team S.R.O.
- Assistance : Original by Motul
- Class : M_R2_NO
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