N°277 Quad LINDNER 91 TEAM
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ARKADIUSZ LINDNER

(pol)

Sponsors

Holding Maxbud Development Polska, TFX Suspension factory, Maxxis

First participation

2019: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (4th)
2018: FIM Bajas European Championship (1st); Baja TT Idanha a Nova (1st), Baja Ukraine (1st), FIM Bajas World Cup (3rd); Hungarian Baja (3rd), Baja Aragon (5th), Merzouga Rally (8th)
2017: Polish Bajas Cup (1st)

Interview

“The first time I heard about the Dakar was when I was born!”

Arkadiusz Lindner is one of the rising stars of the quads category, even if he made his competitive debut on a four-wheeler back in 2007. After starring in extreme rallies for the best part of a decade, the 39-year-old decided he needed a bigger challenge and switched over to cross-country a few years ago. It didn't take long for him to start tasting success, with victory at the Polish Bajas Cup in 2017 and the FIM Bajas European Championship in 2018. After a sensational 2018 season, he has continued to work towards his goal of taking part in the Dakar, placing fourth at this year's Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. One of a group of talented Polish riders in the quads -along with 2015 winner Rafal Sonik, Kamil Wisniewski and Pawel Otwinowski- Arkadiusz is determined to make it to the finish line of his maiden Dakar, and will certainly be one to watch on his Can-Am Renegade.

“My passion for offroad began the moment I bought my first 4x4 car. I wanted to drive where normal cars couldn't go. Then I started taking part in extreme rallies, where we had to cross rivers and very muddy terrains. In 2007 I bought my first quad and also took part in extreme rallies. After a while I felt like I was lacking speed in those rallies so I decided to move into cross-country rallies. The biggest moment of my career so far was winning the European Bajas Championship in 2018. I think the first time I heard about the Dakar was when I was born! Seriously though, when I was a little kid. I've been thinking seriously about starting in Dakar for two years, but I wasn't ready. It took me two years to prepare myself physically and mentally. And also to improve my machine, and first and foremost to find a good team. I've found people I can trust and we've tested our team on a few rallies, like the Silk Way. Now I'm sure that I'm ready to ride the hardest rally of them all. My goal for Dakar 2020 is to complete every stage and get to the finish line. I also want to measure myself against the other competitors. I think it's great that the Dakar is in a new place. Every competitor will have an equal chance because nobody knows the terrains. Saudi Arabia seems to have beautiful places to ride. I'm very excited about the rally.”

Véhicule

LINDNER 91 TEAM

  • Marque : CAN-AM
  • Modèle : RENEGADE 850
  • Préparateur : Lindner 91 team
  • Assistance : Lindner 91 team
  • Classe : G3.2 - 4 roues motrices < 900 cm3

Classement 2020

Scratch Étape Général
1 22 22 22
2 11 11 20
3 14 14 18
4 10 10 17
5 20 20 17
6 8 7 15
7 17 17 13
8 - - 13
9 6 5 13
10 10 10 13
11 5 5 12
12 1 1 12

Toute l'actualité de A. Lindner

Dépêches - 17/01 10:18 [GMT +3] - Quad

Arkadiusz réalise un coup de maitre

Lindner Arkadiusz ne s’attendait sans doute pas à terminer son premier Dakar de telle manière ! Dernier du classement général ce matin à 32h du leader, le Polonais remporte tout simplement la dernière étape avec 1’21 d’avance sur Enrico Giovanni.

Dépêches - 17/01 09:50 [GMT +3] - Quad

Arkadiusz confirme

Lindner Arkadiusz s’accroche à sa victoire d’étape après 119 km. Le rookie polonais a même une marge de 1’46 sur Simon Vitse et Giovanni Enrico. Ignacio Casale ne prend aucun risque à 4’18.

Dépêches - 17/01 09:16 [GMT +3] - Quad

Arkadiusz veut briller

Lindner Arkadiusz veut finir son premier Dakar en beauté. Le dernier du classement général est tout simplement passé avec le meilleur temps au km 69, 12 secondes devant Simon Vitse. Ignacio Casale « cruise » vers son troisième Dakar à 2 minutes.

Dépêches - 14/01 12:14 [GMT +3] - Quad

La surprise Arkadiusz

13e et dernier du général à 33h d’Ignacio Casale, Lindner Arkadiusz ne s’est pas encore mis en valeur sur ce Dakar. Il faut dire que le Polonais découvre le mythique rallye. Mais il commence à prendre ses marques puisque le voilà en tête de la spéciale après 156 km, 56 secondes devant son compatriote Rafal...

Dakar Mag - 13/01 07:43 [GMT +3] - Quad

Galères en tous genres

Dernier pilote de quad à sortir de la spéciale et dernier concurrent à figurer au classement général de la catégorie, Arkadiusz Lindner ne perd pas pour autant son enthousiasme et sa bonne humeur lorsqu’on lui demande de raconter ses péripéties.


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