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ZDENEK TUMA

(cze)

Aficiones

Skiing, gun shooting

Sponsors

Elektro SMS, Barth Go

2018: 15th
2017: 12th

2019: Tuareg Rallye (4th), Czech Offroad marathon (11th)
2018: Czech Offroad marathon (3rd)
2017: Czech Offroad marathon (7th)
2016: Intercontinental Rally (2nd), Merzouga Rally (3rd), Serres Rally (4th)
2015: Czech Offroad marathon (1st), Czech Republic Cross-Country (7th)
2014: Czech Offroad marathon (3rd), PCR Cross-Country (5th)
2013: Czech Offroad marathon (3rd), Czech Republic Cross-Country (7th)
2012: Czech Offroad marathon (2nd)
2011: Czech Offroad marathon (5th)

Interview

“Not give up when you're feeling useless”

After making it to the finish line of his first two Dakar participations in 12th and 15th place, Zdenek Tuma is eyeing up a place in the top 10 at Dakar 2020. The Czech rider will be the only representative of the Barth Racing Team, who are back on the world's toughest rally after skipping the 2019 edition. Zdenek started riding quads in 2009 and soon began to star at national level, conquering the Czech Offroad marathon in 2015 after a series of podium finishes. He took part in his first international rallies in 2016, with more solid results leading him to the gruelling 2017 edition of the Dakar, where he took that impressive 12th place on his debut. The 47-year-old admits that it will be a little strange being the Barth Racing Team's only rider -six of them took part in Dakar 2018, for example- but he is still confident of enjoying a successful outing with Michal Burkon's Pardubice-based outfit in Saudi Arabia.

“I was happy with my results at the Dakar in 2017 and 2018. In both editions, I realised how small a gap there is between finishing and not finishing the race. I'm really glad that I solved all the problems concerning navigation, quad failure and fatigue. And I learned that in order to succeed, you have to do everything as well as you possibly can, and not give up on the race when you're feeling useless! When I was at Dakar 2018 I hadn't really had enough time to prepare, so I didn't feel in the best shape. That's why I decided to skip Dakar 2019, giving myself two years to train properly and to tune up the quad, to get the best out of it. I was also attracted to the new destination for the Dakar. In my opinion, moving to Saudi Arabia is a step in the right direction. ASO has prepared a challenging route for this first year, so it will be really interesting. In the spring I was at the Tuareg Rallye in Algeria, where I won two stages and finished fourth in the overall classification. Throughout the year I've also been preparing with Czech endurance races. Of course, the primary goal is to complete the Dakar without any problems. But I would also like to finish in the top 10 of the quad category.”

Vehículo

BARTH RACING TEAM

  • Marca : YAMAHA
  • Modelo : RAPTOR 700
  • Preparador : Barth Racing Team
  • Asistencia : Barth Racing Team
  • Clase : G3.1 - 2x4 < 750 cm3

Clasificación 2020

Scratch Etapa General
1 20 20 20
2 8 8 11
3 12 12 11
4 12 12 10
5 11 11 10
6 17 17 12
7 11 11 11
8 - - 11
9 11 10 11
10 2 2 11
11 12 12 9
12 11 11 9

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