INSTAFOREX LOPRAIS TEAM: Ales Loprais before Dakar …
“We are already counting down the time until the start of the 2017 Dakar Rally. The weather is incredibly variable. A few days of showers in 37 degree heat evoke the climate equal to a laundry room. Humidity, mosquitoes, ants, almost useless to take a shower and all this at a time when we need to prepare the most before the start of the competition. The calming aspect of these conditions is only the fact that they are the same for all the participants. In this tropical day we also set out for the required shakedown located about 3 hours far from the bivouac in Asuncion.
We passed the test in extreme sultriness, but we have tested all that was possible to test. Now we have to undergo a process of technical and administrative scrutineering and stable our horses in “parc fermé”. A place where we will not be allowed to enter until the very final moment of the start of the race. As always, there is something overwhelming and difficult waiting ahead, which is hard to describe in words, and must be experienced.
We wish you all a healthy body and a positive mind in the upcoming New Year.”