Macik, Sr. before Dakar: I have never driven anything faster

By |2020-11-26T13:05:48+01:0026. November, 2020|Macik, Truck|

Dakar 2021 is approaching. Martin Macik, Frantisek Tomasek and David Svanda, the truck crew of the Big Shock! Racing team received a message that the organizers of Dakar ranked them among the priority crew, which means that they will be more closely monitored during the race. This is another novelty in the current turbulent development.

Macik received safety instructions for the 2021 Dakar. They will allow for nice family Christmas

By |2020-10-28T13:08:02+01:0028. October, 2020|Macik, Truck|

The Big Shock Racing! team has received safety instructions for the 43rd annual legendary Dakar Rally 2021. This is another positive news confirming that the world's most demanding rally will start as planned from Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah on Sunday, January 3. The competition is expected to have stricter security measures to guarantee the protection of

Baja Drawsko: Macik’s exciting training for Dakar

By |2020-10-13T19:11:43+02:0013. October, 2020|Macik, Truck|

The Big Shock! Racing team left for the Polish rally Baja Drawsko this weekend mainly to practice on the 330 valuable racing kilometres before the upcoming Dakar. The crew members were as usual: Charles, an Iveco truck, driven by Martin Macik, navigated by Frantisek Tomasek, with the technical assistance of David Svanda. Francis, the team’s

3 months left until Dakar and Macik is getting excited, searching for ‘backup’ dunes and a plane to Jeddah

By |2020-10-09T09:12:21+02:009. October, 2020|Macik, Truck|

Big Shock! Racing team preparations for the 2021 Dakar are in full swing. Charles, the truck, had an automatic gearbox installed and went through several technical improvements by the skilled mechanics in the Sedlcany workshops. The crew, driver Martin Macik, navigator Frantisek Tomasek and mechanic David Svanda, have already tested the modified truck at a

Macik reached the finish line of Baja Poland in 2nd place

By |2020-09-07T14:08:28+02:007. September, 2020|Macik, Truck|

All trucks from the Big Shock! Racing team workshop have earned respect On Sunday, all three Czech trucks, based on the development of Martin Macik, Sr. in Sedlcany workshops, happily arrived at the Baja Poland finish. Although the rainy weather turned the Polish track into a muddy riverbed with sections where water was up to

Three Maciks’ trucks at Baja Poland

By |2020-09-05T01:02:21+02:005. September, 2020|Macik, Truck|

The first race of the season will be "fratricidal," we built the competition ourselves Dakar Big Shock! Racing team starts in the first race of this season. Baja Poland, a race motorsport fans have been looking forward to for a long time, will send drivers on an off-road track leading to a military area near

Macik pushed Charles hard at a tankodrome

By |2020-08-07T07:57:08+02:007. August, 2020|Macik, Truck|

The Big Shock! Racing truck passed the stress test Sedlcany team Big Shock! Racing missed the May camp in Africa due to the coronavirus. That is why the driver Martin Macik traded the Sahara sand dunes for mud on the off-road track in Milovice. The goal was clear; to push the improved race truck as

Training for Dakar 2021 has started

By |2020-07-15T17:07:46+02:0015. July, 2020|Macik, Truck|

Macik tried the automatic gearbox and needs to find something to do with his right hand The Big Shock! Racing team driver Martin Macik has begun his training for the Dakar 2021. This week, the Czech driver was finally able to drive through the Sedlcany valley in his Iveco truck with a new automatic gearbox.

Macik will do the Dakar in Charles with an automatic transmission

By |2020-06-15T13:02:45+02:0015. June, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

After a period of lockdown, members of the Big Shock Racing team, as well as motorsport fans, are looking forward to the first news regarding Dakar 2021. After Thursday's press conference, the organizers confirmed that 43rd year of the legendary race will go ahead with 12 stages. The race will start on January from Jeddah,

Improve Charles, build a new special and greenlight a secret project. BSR mechanics are up for a new challenge

By |2020-04-19T18:03:31+02:0019. April, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

Big Shock Racing team boss Martin Macik, Sr. told us about all the commotion taking place in the Sedlcany workshops at the moment. Why did they have to free up some of the workspace? How does the lockdown affect the work on racing trucks? What changes has Charles gone through? How is the new truck

Big Shock Racing still running. Fans are up for a surprise!

By |2020-04-12T20:19:15+02:0012. April, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

How does the Dakar team work during lockdown and social distancing? How does Martin Macik see the development of the current situation? Will the next Dakar be different? And how is Charles doing? We bring you an interview with Martin Macik, Jr. who briefly described the latest developments in the Big Shock Racing team. Martin,

Dakar is not over yet for the Big Shock Racing team: it is time to re-live it with fans

By |2020-01-21T20:37:05+01:0021. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

Big Shock Racing team members are back home after successfully completing Dakar. The driver Martin Macik together with navigator Frantisek Tomasek and onboard mechanic David Svanda were the best-ranked Czech team – they won 5th place in the trucks category. Big Shock Racing also became the best private team in the category. Moreover, Jan Brabec

Macik among the TOP 5 in the Dakar, 3rd in the 12th stage. Brabec managed to finish

By |2020-01-18T01:05:15+01:0017. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

The Dakar Rallye 2020 has officially ended. Pilot Martin Macik, navigator Frantisek Tomasek and mechanic David Svanda from Big Shock Racing team, got Charles, their yellow Iveco truck, successfully across the finishing line; and they did great. In the last, 12th stage, the Czech competitors finished in the wonderful 3rd place and won a great

Martin Macik is a dad and jumped in rankings to the TOP 5. Brabec continues fearlessly towards the finish

By |2020-01-16T22:08:32+01:0016. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

The penultimate 11th Dakar stage led the Big Shock Racing team back to the original bivouac in Haradh. It was the second marathon stage, following the night spent in a bivouac in the middle of the desert without the team mechanics, where the drivers had to cover all repairs themselves. Martin Macik, the yellow truck

Macik managed to finish the stage without problems. Brabec broke the handlebars but managed to reach the bivouac

By |2020-01-15T22:16:37+01:0015. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

Today's 10th, marathon stage of the Dakar 2020 was stopped at the 345th kilometre by the organizers. Due to strong wind, helicopters that ensure the safety of competitors could not take off. The drivers then moved to the marathon bivouac in Shubaytah, where they will spend the night without their teams, and they will have

Macik finished with a rear-wheel-drive, is 6th overall. Brabec kept his pace following a scrapbooked roadbook

By |2020-01-14T22:57:02+01:0014. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

Tuesday's 9th Dakar 2020 stage brought the Big Shock Racing team a track of 410 kilometres across rocky plains and streams. The Sedlcany team truck moved for the most part in the TOP 5. Pilot Martin Macik, navigated by Frantisek Tomasek and supported in all things technical by David Svanda had to solve not only

Macik bogged down, Soltys helped. Thank you!

By |2020-01-13T18:45:56+01:0013. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

On Monday, the crew of the Big Shock Racing truck set off for stage 8 of this year’s Dakar. A 477-kilometre-long track near Wadi Al Dawasir was awaiting Martin Macik, Frantisek Tomasek and David Svanda. The yellow Iveco truck reached the finish of the stage in the 11th place and is 6th in the overall

Macik blew a tire but is still 5th overall. Brabec finished without haste

By |2020-01-12T20:38:44+01:0012. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

On Sunday, after a day off, the Dakar competitors set off for stage 7. The energy gathered during Saturday surely paid off, because they had to get through the longest section of this year's race: 546 kilometres, which is roughly the distance from Prague to Budapest. Unfortunately, the Big Shock Racing team did not experience

Big Shock Racing did the laundry, polished Charles and thanked the fans

By |2020-01-11T22:56:38+01:0011. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

On Saturday, it was a day off on Dakar, which in reality means no driving for the competitors, but everyone was equally busy in the bivouac. Truck driver Martin Macik, who currently holds the 5th overall position, was in charge of the laundry, solved several organizational issues in the Czech Republic and also tried to

Macik was looking forward to the dunes, holds 5th place overall. Brabec had a calm ride but it was freezing

By |2020-01-11T02:43:49+01:0011. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

Today's 6th stage was a perfect fit for the Dakar crew of the Big Shock Racing yellow truck, as they won the 6th stage place and are now 5th in the overall ranking. Finally, the program featured the ever-popular dunes, which Martin Macik with co-drivers Frantisek Tomasek and David Svanda properly enjoyed. Perhaps it was

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