Yes, it is true! After 15 months, Miroslav “Mirek” Zapletal together with Tomas Ourednicek are back on track. Former Baja Cup runner-up and Czech and Hungarian champion Czech crew suffered serious spinal injuries in a horror accident at Dakar 2010.
But their return is not just a return, they held a surprise for their fans and rivals: Mirek bought a new car. This is BMW X3, with which are participating at Italian Baja and at Rallye de Tunisie, because their Mitsubishi L200 Strakar is on a deck of a ship, which is on its way to Dubai.
The new BMW X3CC has an interesting history, it comes from the X-Raid factory team and a few years ago Nasser Al-Attiyah, winner of Dakar 2011, also drove this car. This is the first and the only car at such level in Czech Republic.
“BMW X3 was a fast option. We decided from day to day that we will take part in the World Championship. So we promptly needed to buy a new quality special. And we hope, we managed it!,” says Mirek Zapletal.