Here’s the appetizer!

This year the Dakar is organised in a little bit different format: for the first time in the history of the race in South America, all the competitors, including the crew of Buggyra Ultimate Dakar, Tomas Ourednicek and Pavel Vaculik, have to take part in a short prologue after the start ceremony.

“It’s a great idea to have a prologue, that gives an opportunity to the smaller teams, like us, to fight for a better start position in the first long stage than we could have according to our starting number. This is very important, because in the dust of the car in front of us it’s very difficult and dangerous to overtake,” Tomas Ourednicek says about the novelty.

The start ceremony and the prologue will be held today, on 2 January. The competitors have to cross the podium set up in Tecnopolis, an exhibition centre to the north-west of Buenos Aires before tackling the approximately 10 km prologue and then heading to the “light” bivouac set up in Rosario.