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

Macik managed to change the steering connection rod on the track, he is 5th overall. Brabec stopped broadcasting after a fall

By |2020-01-09T23:43:22+01:009. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

The fifth stage of the Dakar brought the Big Shock Racing yellow truck crew to the 9th stage position and the 5th overall. The drivers, tired from the previous rocky stages, were eagerly looking for the sand promised by the organizers for the fifth stage. They did get to the sand eventually, but first, Martin

Macik ran out of tires but is still 4th overall. Brabec managed to finish the stage without navigation

By |2020-01-09T00:40:31+01:009. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

Martin Macik's truck reached the finish of the 4th stage in a well-deserved 10th place, securing an excellent 4th position overall. Wednesday's stage was a big unknown for the Big Shock Racing team. Martin Macik and his co-drivers Tomasek and Svanda did not know before the start how their racing special Charles would perform after

Macik in seventh place, dealing with a tire, performance and fans’ concerns, but still maintains the 4th place. Brabec keeps surprising with his chill pace

By |2020-01-07T21:48:11+01:007. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

The third stage of the Dakar 2020 was a 427 km-long track by the city of Neom. The racing caravan, therefore, stayed in the same spot for 2 nights and the teams had more or less a chance to rest. However, this was not the case for those racers that had a tough time on

Macik in 4th place after a great ride between the Kamaz trucks. Brabec – on one leg – keeps accelerating

By |2020-01-07T00:28:13+01:006. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

On Monday, the Dakar racers set off for stage 2 from Al Wajh to Neom. Charles, a truck built in the Big Shock Racing team in Sedlcany and piloted by the experienced crew: Macik, Tomasek, Svanda, got into the TOP 5 at the beginning with ease. Although a tire had to be replaced, the yellow

Macik relaxed and in TOP 5 Brabec going easy on his leg and rising to better placement

By |2020-01-06T16:26:09+01:006. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

Here it is, the Dakar 2020 has started another adventure that millions of fans had impatiently been waiting for. Thirty-year-old truck driver Martin Macik, with the support of navigator Frantisek Tomasek and mechanic David Svanda, also set off to the 1st Saudi Arabian stage, leading from Jeddah to Al Wajh. The drivers of the Big

Macik and Brabec can’t wait for Dakar 2020. They managed to finish shakedown and scrutineering

By |2020-01-03T16:01:42+01:003. January, 2020|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

Big Shock Racing team group up in Jeddah, where the 42nd Dakar Rally will start on Sunday, January 5. Truck pilot Martin Macik with his navigator Frantisek Tomasek have acclimated on the spot for a few days. And on Thursday, they finally greeted rider Jan Brabec, race mechanic David Svanda and other members of the

Macik and Tomasek already in Jeddah waiting for Dakar to start

By |2019-12-31T00:46:50+01:0031. December, 2019|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

Truck driver Martin Macik and his navigator Frantisek Tomasek from Big Shock Racing team arrived in Jeddah, the venue of the 42nd Dakar Rally, the legendary long-distance race. ‘The journey went smoothly. We are here, exploring the city, tasting local food, catching-up on sleep and preparing everything we’ll need,’ Martin Macik said. The competitors are

Macik and Brabec are obsessed with Dakar

By |2019-12-12T15:06:31+01:0012. December, 2019|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

The upcoming 42nd Dakar Rally will be full of changes for the Big Shock Racing team. South America will be replaced by Saudi Arabia, and the team's Liaz will be replaced by the newly built Iveco. Along with the pilot Martin Macik, who will stand at the start of the legendary race for the eighth

Macik’s Charles and Brabec’s motorbike set sail to the Dakar Rally

By |2019-12-04T20:29:18+01:004. December, 2019|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

Another Dakar adventure begins. Racing trucks, cars and bikes are already on their way to Saudi Arabia, where on January 5 the 42nd year of the legendary race will start. This year's technical scrutineering and embarkation of Dakar technology brought several changes for the better. The teams sent away their cars later than in previous

Before Dakar kicks off, Macik is busy promoting safety and respect on the roads

By |2019-11-01T01:13:39+01:001. November, 2019|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

The start of the 42nd Dakar Rally is quickly approaching. The Big Shock Racing team therefore met their fans at the Prague Auto Club to celebrate the final preparations for the Dakar 2020 and agree on how to help the fans and themselves enjoy the most challenging motoring race in the world to the fullest.

Macik conquered Rallye du Maroc after a great deal of adventure

By |2019-10-10T13:29:24+02:0010. October, 2019|Dakar 2020, Macik, Season 2019|

Big Shock Racing yellow truck parked in front of the finish ramp of the Rallye du Maroc on Wednesday afternoon. Martin Macik, Frantisek Tomasek and David Svanda, tired but satisfied, got out of a broken truck that brought them to the finish of the most demanding test before the Dakar 2020. They officially finished 2nd,