2021 Dakar Rally – InstaForex Loprais Team Takes 5th place

This is an outstanding result for the 10th anniversary of the partnership.

The InstaForex Loprais Team has shown everyone how bold and courageous it can be! What is more, it has proved once again that not only KAMAZ, IVECO, and MAN can be formidable rivals.

On its own track, the team brilliantly competed with these steel titans in the desert. Just imagine: 7646 km on the sand, stones, dirt and asphalt, 310 tracks at the start, 104 tracks that left the race, 13 days of struggle, 12 days of marathon, and 60 replaced tires.

This was what the InstaForex Loprais Team had faced during the marathon! Yet, it was worth it! The team took 5th place.


This is an outstanding result for the 10th anniversary of the partnership. In 2011, InstaForex became the title sponsor of Ales Loprais’ team. It is not easy to compete with the big factory tracks, but the Praga V4S DKR truck, also known as The Lady, can do it.

The 2021 Dakar Rally started with the prologue in Jeddah with a route of 11 km. The InstaForex Loprais Team finished 6th. A good start brought the Praga V4S DKR to 2nd place in the truck category.

Every day, the team had to lose precious time due to the dunes, punctured tires, failures in bearings and brakes.

Although the InstaForex Loprais Team was still close to the pedestal, some days the crew lost too much time due to technical failures, though.


The fifth stage was the most taxing in the Dakar Rally for Aleš Loprais, Khalid Alkendi, and Petr Pokora. They had their first share of drama before they even started.

Many crews were stuck at the start due to navigation errors. The InstaForex Loprais Team was no exception. At this stage, the team lost 21 minutes to the leader and dropped to 15th place in the standings.

However, excellent teamwork helped to regain the position. The pace that the red-and-white Praga V4S DKR adopted to catch up on time was incredible.

The way the track ran through the most difficult parts of the stage impressed even experienced participants of the race.


The final stage of the marathon was also rich in dramatic events. The front-right tyre did not survive the push.

It fell apart from the inside. After fixing it, the InstaForex Loprais Team finished the stage eight minutes behind the winner.


According to the results of the race, three crews of the KAMAZ-master team won all three podium places. The InstaForex Loprais team took 5th place in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Only two hours separated Aleš from the championship title. Nevertheless, the InstaForex Loprais Team does not intend to give up! There are still many victories ahead!

If you are full of competitive spirit and determined to win at any cost, welcome to InstaForex! We are sure to overcome obstacles together without letting doubts stand in the way to success.

We are stronger together! We believe in our victory!

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