Team/Cars

Pilot
Antanas Juknevicius

TOP-15 global rally raid pilot

Elite Dakar Rally driver with official legend status

Finished 12th in the 2018 Dakar Rally, topping the results of factory-supported MINI-X-Raid, Overdrive, Peugeot pilots

Most experienced rally raid and desert racing driver in the Baltic States, 10-time participant in the Dakar Rally as a crew member. The only Baltic driver to participate in every single stage of the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies.

Led the ASTANA Motorsports team as team manager for over 5 years in the Dakar Rally, as well as multiple world cup stages with team’s drivers finishing amongst the TOP-15 in general standings.

3-time record breaker of the best Dakar Rally result by the driver from the Baltic States in the car category (2009, 2017, 2018). In 2018, A. Juknevicius, navigated by co-pilot Darius Vaiciulis finished 12th in the general standings.

In 2017, the duo reached finish line in 21st place. From 2009 to 2015 record also belonged to A. Juknevicius – he then finished 25th.

 

DAKAR RALLY ACHIEVEMENTS:
DAKAR 2018 - 12th place overall
DAKAR 2017 - 21th place overall
DAKAR 2016 - 27th place overall
DAKAR 2015 - 60th place overall
DAKAR 2014 - 56th place overall
DAKAR 2009 - 25th place overall
DAKAR 2003 - 52th place overall

 
ACHIEVEMENTS IN INTERNATIONAL RACES: 
FIA World Cup for Cross Country rallies, Rally Kazakhstan 2017 - 6th place overall
FIA World Cup for Cross Country rallies contender, Rally Kazakhstan 2016 - 1st place in T2 class, 3rd place overall
Baja Poland 2014 – 18th place overall
FIA World Cup for Cross Country rallies, Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2011 - 1st place in class, 6th place overall

Dakar series/Silk Way Rally 2009 - 10th place overall 
Baja Slovakia 2011 – 1st place in T2 class
Baja Poland 2011 – 2nd place in T2 class
Libya Desert Challenge 2008” - 1st place overall
BAJA (LT) 2007 - 1st place overall
BAJA (LV) 2007 - 2nd place overall
BAJA (BY) 2006 - 1st place overall
Optic Tunis 2006 - 8th place overall
PHARAONS Rally Egypt 2006 - 7th place overall
24 Heures de FRANCE 2006 - 4th place overall
Oman Desert Challenge 2006 - 2nd place overall
UAE Dubai Rally 2005 - 9th place overall


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
2017 Racing driver of the year (15min.lt news portal award)
2017 Wheel of the year (Lithuanian journalist auto-club award)

Awarded 4 times by LASF for international racing achievements
2018 Recognized by the A.S.O as official Dakar Rally legend

Co-Pilot
Darius Vaiciulis

Experienced mountaineer, who climbed highest peaks in every continent

Finished 12th in the 2018 Dakar Rally, topping the results of factory-supported team MINI-X-Raid, Overdrive, Peugeot pilots

Darius Vaiciulis is a 2-time record breaker of the best Dakar Rally result by the driver from the Baltic States in the car category (2017, 2018).

In 2017, the crew took 21st place in the overall standings, while in 2018 they finished in 12th place. Together with Antanas Juknevicius, 

Darius Vaiciulis also triumphed in Libya Desert Challenge 2018, where they finished 1st in the general classification.

Orienteering professional, extreme sports enthusiast, mountaineer, champion of multiple Lithuanian and international orienteering competitions, former member of Lithuanian national orienteering team.

Darius is one of the few individuals to have climbed highest peaks in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Antarctica.

 

DAKAR RALLY ACHIEVEMENTS: 
DAKAR 2018 - 12th place overall
DAKAR 2017 - 21st  place overall

 

ACHIEVEMENTS IN INTERNATIONAL RACES:
FIA World Cup for Cross Country rallies, Rally Kazakhstan 2017 - 6th place overall
Libya Desert Challenge 2008 – 1st place overall

Cars

2018-2019 Dakar
Rally Car
Make: Overdrive
Model: Hilux Overdrive OTB
Engine capacity: 5.0 l. V8
Gearbox: 6 speed sequential
Fuel tank: 500 l.
Weight: 2100 kg.
2016-2018 Dakar
Rally Car
Make: Toyota
Model: Hilux Overdrive OTB
Engine capacity: 5.0 l. V8
Gearbox: 6 speed sequential
Fuel tank: 500 l.
Weight: 2200 kg.
2015 Dakar
Rally Car
Make: Toyota
Model: Hilux Mebar M440
Engine capacity: 4.3 l. V8
Gearbox: 5 speed sequential
Fuel tank: 400 l.
Weight: 2200 kg.
2014 Dakar
Rally Car
Make: Toyota
Model: FJ Cruiser
Engine capacity: 4.0 l. V6
Gearbox: 6 speed manual
Fuel tank: 300 l.
Weight: 2400 kg.