N°332 Auto MP-SPORTS

TOMAS OUREDNICEK

(cze) Né le 05/09/1969 à Brno 1.81m / 83kg

Sponsors

MUSICDATA, Ford Hlouch Motors, Liqui Moly, Mann-Filter, XT line, Agados, Gold Nutrition, Ultimate Events, Pneu Kafka, Dvorak Trucks, PRIM

http://www.tomasourednicek.cz/

2018: 33rd
2016: 46th
2012: 40th (navigator for Zapletal, trucks)
2010: Ab. Stage 7 (co-driver for Zapletal)
2009: 7th (co-driver for Zapletal)

2018: Morocco Desert Challenge (Ab.), Hungarian Baja (Ab.), Baja Poland (1st, TH class)
2017: Morocco Desert Challenge (1st), Riverside Baja (3rd), Baja España Aragon (15th), Hungarian Baja (8th), OiLibya Rally of Morocco (15th)
2015: Hungarian national championship (1st, T1.1.2 class)
2014: FIA CEZ Championship (2nd)
2012: Hungarian national championship (1st, T1.1.2 class)
2011: FIA Cross-Country Rallies World Cup (4th)
2009: Czech national championship (1st), Hungarian national championship (1st)
2008: PAX Rally (9th)

Interview

“Our task will of course be to help Martin”

Little did Tomas Ourednicek suspect, when he stopped to help out Martin Prokop on Stage 10 of Dakar 2018, that he would be returning a year later as part of his Czech compatriot's MP-Sports team. In an admirable show of Dakar spirit, Tomas -competing for South Racing- towed Martin back to the bivouac in Belen and enabled him to continue with the rally. Prokop would go on to finish seventh, matching the best-ever result for a Czech driver in the cars. In a curious twist, the original record was set by Miroslav Zapletal in 2009. His co-driver that year, making his Dakar debut? A certain Tomas Ourednicek. The 49-year-old will now be helping Prokop from start to finish as he bids for glory in Peru. The WRC veteran is convinced that two cars are better than one if you want to have any chance of securing overall victory. Tomas, who will turn 50 in September, has enjoyed plenty of ups and downs since getting into cross-country rallies over a decade ago. His CV includes successes at the Czech and Hungarian national championships, second place overall at the FIA CEZ Championship, and fourth at the FIA Cross-Country Rallies World Cup. There have been plenty of spills to go with those thrills, though, most recently at this year's Morocco Desert Challenge. Defending their 2017 crown, Tomas and co-driver David Kripal suffered a spectacular 180km/h crash just before the end of the prologue, rolling their Ford Ranger nine times. The car was destroyed, but the two men inside miraculously walked away unscathed – and were even back in action at the Hungarian Baja a few months later. They went on to top the TH class in a Hummer at Baja Poland, which was the perfect way to build their confidence back up before what promises to be an almighty battle at the Dakar.

"On the first day in Morocco, we were about 100 metres from the finish line when we hit an unmarked hole and went flying for what felt like an eternity -our car rolled over nine times in 14 seconds! Fortunately, our Ranger was strong enough to withstand the force and save us. It's unbelievable but the rollcage wasn't even damaged. We started rebuilding the car from scratch, because all that we could salvage was the gearbox and differential. When Martin offered us the chance to join him as the second crew, we couldn't refuse. He's a very talented and experienced driver who has put together a top team. Our task will of course be to help Martin and together we have a real chance of success. We have excellent cars and a great team, and it's nice that everyone speaks Czech! Martin is very impressive in the dunes and that will certainly come in handy in Peru."

Véhicule

MP-SPORTS

  • Marque : FORD
  • Modèle : RAPTOR RS CROSS COUNTRY
  • Préparateur : MP-Sports
  • Assistance : MP-Sports
  • Classe : A_T1.1 : T1.1 - Véhicules 4x4 tout-terrain modifiés essence

Classement 2019

Scratch Étape Général
1 25 25 25
2 28 28 27
3 24 24 22
4 35 35 22
5 22 22 20
6 26 26 21
7 27 27 20
8 21 21 19
9 16 15 17
10 34 34 17

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