Second time lucky for “Ruda”?
After discovering the Dakar as a team member of the KM Racing team, Rudolf Lhotsky finally made it to the start line of the Dakar in January 2016 with the Barth Racing Team. The Czech rider, who had the event in the back of his mind for quite a few years now, first wanted to get experience and learn to navigate. After starting as a motocross rider, ‘Ruda' rapidly switched to enduro and off-road rallies. A decision that saw him triumph on home soil and conquer two Baja European championship titles in 2014 and 2015. Unfortunately his 2016 entry ended when he went out on the 8th stage while in 89th position overall. Back with Barth for 2017, the Czech rider is hoping to make it all the way to the finish for his second attempt.