Antanas Juknevičius

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Antanas Juknevicius
Antanas Juknevicius - professional desert rally driver.jpg
Born (1974-06-13) 13 June 1974 (age 45)
NationalityLithuanian

Antanas Juknevicius (born 13 June 1974) is a Lithuanian professional rally driver. He is one of the most experienced as well as successful professional "cross-country" rally drivers in Lithuania.

Career[edit]

In 2009, Antanas Juknevicius and Aurelijus Petraitis crossed the finish line of the Dakar Rally in the 25th overall position.[1] In 2018 Juknevicius improved his personal record by finishing the Dakar Rally in 12th position, after gaining four places on the penultimate stage of a rally.[2] Overall, Antanas Juknevicius has participated in the Dakar Rally 9 times,[3] as a driver as well as co-driver. In 2008, he was also at the start line but the rally was cancelled.[4]

Juknevicius also managed international teams five times over his career as Astana's[5] team manager.[6]

In 2019, Antanas Juknevicius was officially granted status of Dakar Rally legend.[7]

Dakar Rally[edit]

Juknevičius competed in several Dakar Rallies in the early twenty-first century.

Rally driver Antanas Juknevicius, Dakar 2018
Year Class Vehicle Position
2003 Cars Japan Toyota 52nd
2008 The event was cancelled
2009 Cars Latvia Oscar 25th
2014 Japan Toyota 56th [8]
2015 60th [9]
2016 27th [10]
2017 21st [11]
2018 12th [12]

Career achievements[edit]

  • Rally Kazakhstan 2017 – 6th place overall[13]
  • Rally Kazakhstan 2016 – 3rd place overall, 1st in T2 category[14]
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2011 – 6th place overall
  • Dakar series / Silk Way Rally 2009 – 10th place overall
  • 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[15] - 2nd place overall
  • UAE Dubai Rally 2005 - 9th place overall

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antanas Juknevicius and Aurelijus Petraitis crossed the finish line of the Dakar Rally in the 25th overall position.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Antanas Juknevičius received a special assessment
  4. ^ In 2008 the rally was cancelled
  5. ^ Antanas Juknevicius managed international teams 5 times over his career as “Astana” team
  6. ^ Juknevicius experience was made an impression for fans
  7. ^ "Antanas Juknevicius was officially granted status of Dakar Rally legend". 15min. 27 November 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  8. ^ „DAKAR 2014” - 56th place of the absolute Dakar Rally rating
  9. ^ „DAKAR 2015” - 60th place of the absolute Dakar Rally rating
  10. ^ „DAKAR 2016” - 27th place of the absolute Dakar Rally rating
  11. ^ „DAKAR 2017” - 21st place of the absolute Dakar Rally rating
  12. ^ „DAKAR 2018” - 12th place of the absolute Dakar Rally rating
  13. ^ "FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies – standings". 26 May 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Rally Kazakhstan 2016 – 3rd place overall". Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  15. ^ Oman Desert Challenge 2006 - 2nd place overall

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