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2018: Qatar Cross-Country Rally (4th), Baja Espana Aragon (4th)
2017: FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies (3rd): Baja Russia (1st), Dubai International Baja (5th), Qatar Cross-Country Rally (9th), Rally Kazakhstan (3rd), Hungarian Baja (5th), Baja Poland (4th), Rallye du Maroc (5th)
2016: FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, T3 class (1st): Baja Russia (1st), Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (1st), Qatar Cross-Country Rally (3rd), Italian Baja (1st), Baja Espana Aragon (4th), Hungarian Baja (2nd), Baja Poland (1st), Rallye du Maroc (3rd)
It's set to be a memorable Dakar for talented young Polish driver Aron Domzala. Not only is the 29-year-old preparing to tackle the world's toughest rally for the first time, but he and co-driver Maciej Marton will be sharing the road with their fathers, Maciej Domzala and Rafal Marton, who are competing in the SxS class. Aron's first long-haul holiday with his family was to Peru, at the age of nine -and now, 20 years later, he will be looking to master the same dunes he visited as a child as he bids for a place in the top 15 in the cars. Aron has certainly picked up plenty of useful experience in recent years. In 2016, he topped the T3 class at the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, claiming victories in Russia, Abu Dhabi, Italy and Poland. The following year he placed third in the main overall classification behind Nasser Al-Attiyah and Jakub Przygonski, showing that he is ready to battle it out with the best in the business. Despite being aged just 27, Maciej has already completed the Dakar twice as a co-driver for Miroslav Zapletal and Peter van Merksteijn, and his experience will no doubt prove invaluable as the junior Domzala-Marton duo try to upset some of the more fancied contenders in their Overdrive Toyota Hilux.
“Starting the Dakar Rally is a huge challenge in terms of logistics and the difficulties that lie ahead on the route, but I think I'm ready. At the FIA World Cup we've already competed against the fastest drivers, so that's nothing new for us, but in Peru something like 30 top guys will be battling it out for a place in the top 10. Only the Dakar boasts such a strong field. A place in the top 15 would certainly be a great achievement for me as a rookie, but the primary objective is getting to the finish line in Lima. “The length of the Dakar is the key. So far, the longest rally we've tackled was six days. That means physical preparation is another important factor. It's going to be a very demanding rally, over 10 days, so you have to be well prepared physically to keep your full concentration. I've gathered a lot of information about the Dakar, but in January we'll be heading into the unknown, coming up against the formidable challenge of the Peruvian desert. First and foremost, we have to survive it.”
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