N°402 SSV CAN-AM FACTORY SOUTH RACING

ARON DOMZALA

(pol) 1.85m / 73kg

Aficiones

Motorsport

Sponsors

South Racing, Can-Am, Motul, Tensor Tire, Method Wheels, J.Juan Brake Systems, Radius Projekt, Westa Development

2021: 3rd (SSV, 1 stage win)
2020: 30th (SSV, 1 stage win)
2019: Ab. Stage 5 (cars)

2021: Andalucia Rally (Ab.), Rallye du Maroc (1st), Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (3rd)
2020: Baja Poland (1st), Andalucia Rally (1st), Baja Portalegre (1st)
2019: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (3rd), Rallye du Maroc (Ab.)
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)

Interview

“The aim is first place, we're not interested in anything else!”

Aron Domzala and Maciej Marton aren't being shy about their ambitions as they prepare for their fourth Dakar together. The Polish duo enjoyed their best run to date in last year's rally, finishing third in the SSVs behind Francisco ‘Chaleco’ Lopez and Austin Jones. In 2022, all three crews will be competing under the banner of the Can-Am Factory South Racing team, but that won't stop them trying to outdo each other on the Saudi sands! Aron has clearly set his sights on overall victory, admitting that even last year's podium finish left him with a few regrets. He and Maciej haven't enjoyed the best of luck since they made their Dakar debut in the cars in 2019. They were forced to abandon that year when their Toyota Hilux got stuck in a canyon. In 2020 they switched to the SSVs because they wanted to be fighting for top honours, but their hopes were dashed by mechanical issues on just the second day. In 2021 things looked to be coming together nicely -they led the Dakar after the seventh stage- but more mechanical trouble on day eight dropped them to fourth overall, and they were unable to close the gap to the leaders. Aron has taken part in three rallies this year, crashing out in Andalusia but bouncing back to win in Morocco and then coming third in Abu Dhabi. Considering he only took up rally raid in 2015, the 32-year-old has quickly established himself as one of the best in the business. He began his driving career at the Barborka Warsaw Rally in 2008, going on to win the class 5 Lithuanian Championship in 2013 and compete in the Junior WRC in 2014. Once he went offroad, he won the T3 class at the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies in 2016, then finished third in the T1 class behind Nasser Al-Attiyah and Jakub Przygonski in 2017. With his undeniable talent and growing experience, Aron clearly has what it takes to stand on the top step of a Dakar podium.

A.D.: “In some respects I'm super happy with last year's third place, because it was the best result I've ever had. But our performance was really good, and we had a chance to win. So it wasn't perfect! We didn’t have enough luck. To be honest, if I can give a similar performance at Dakar 2022 I will be very happy. I was only able to do three races this year. In Andalusia we rolled on the first stage, but Morocco and Abu Dhabi were the most important for me, the most similar to Dakar. I think we did a lot of good testing there with the suspension, the car, the tyres. I'm really happy I did those races. Sometimes, with a worse result, you actually learn more. In Abu Dhabi I found some weak spots with my driving in the dunes, so for sure it was a good lesson for Dakar. It will be very interesting to see the internal fight in our team! There are lots of good drivers, especially with last year's podium: Lopez, Jones and us. They will be very strong, and there are a couple of other crews fighting for the win. We want to improve, for sure. The aim is first place, we're not interested in anything else!”

Vehículo

CAN-AM FACTORY SOUTH RACING

  • Marca : CAN - AM
  • Modelo : XRS
  • Preparador : Can-Am Factory South Racing
  • Asistencia : Can-Am Factory South Racing
  • Clase : cat.name.S_T4_NO

Clasificación 2022

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