N°467 SSV MEDIAFON TEAM

TOMAS JANCYS

(ltu) 1.75m / 85kg

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Mediafon

1st participation

2021: Fenix Rally, Lithuanian Baja Championship
2020: Dakar Rally
2019: Africa Eco Race, Baja Drawsko Pomorske, Balkan Rally
2018: Lithuanian Baja Championship
2017: Balkan Rally
2016: Tuareg Rally
2015: Breslau Rally

Interview

“Between a motorcycle and a car, SSVs look like the future”

Tomas Jancys and Irmantas Braziunas are old friends from their motorcycle racing days, competing both at home in Lithuania and aboard for well over 10 years. Then in 2019 Tomas widened his horizons a little further by taking part in the Africa Eco Race. This in turn led to him making his Dakar debut in 2020 as a co-pilot for compatriot Gintas Petra aboard a Toyota, with the pairing successfully making to the end of the first Saudi Arabian edition. Struck by the potential of the booming T4 SSV category Tomas managed to persuade Irmantas to put together a team with the intention of tackling the 2022 Dakar. Not such a hard job given Irmantas has been dreaming of taking part in the race ever since he can remember. In preparation for next January they entered three different events in their South Racing T4 Can-Am buggy, the most ambitious of which was the Fenix Rally in Tunisia back in March. With the Dakar being Tomas’ first major race behind the wheel of an SSV he’s understandably reluctant to make any predictions but admits that he’d be happy with a mid-pack finish.

“I’ve always been attracted by innovation and when I was on the 2020 Dakar I had the feeling that the SSV class, somewhere between a motorcycle and a car, was the future, at least for amateur competitors like myself. A bit more research pointed me in the direction of the Can-Am Maverick X3, particularly those prepared by South Racing as they have an excellent reliability record. We won’t however be relying on them for service during the rally but have instead entrusted that task to our friend Egidijus Miskeliunas who welcomed the opportunity with open arms. Although he doesn’t have any Dakar pedigree he’s a very competent mechanic who has got to know our SSV from A to Z in the run up to January.”

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MEDIAFON TEAM

BRP CAN-AM MAVERICK XRS
MEDIAFON TEAM

  • BRP
  • CAN-AM MAVERICK XRS
  • South Racing Can Am
  • South Racing Can Am
  • S_T4_NO

Clasificación 2022

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