Antanas Juknevičius

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Antanas Juknevicius
Antanas Juknevicius - professional desert rally driver.jpg
Born (1974-06-13) 13 June 1974 (age 44)
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. Since 2018, Antanas Juknevicius holds the Dakar Rally record of all of the Baltic states.

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 seven 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]

Dakar Rally[edit]

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

Year Class Vehicle Position
2003 Cars Japan Toyota 52nd
2008 The event was cancelled
2009 Cars Latvia Oscar 25th
2014 Japan Toyota 56th [7]
2015 60th [8]
2016 27th [9]
2017 21st [10]
2018 12th [11]

Career achievements[edit]

  • Rally Kazakhstan 2017 – 6th place overall[12]
  • Rally Kazakhstan 2016 – 3rd place overall, 1st in T2 category[13]
  • 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[14] - 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. ^ Foman Ultimate Lithuanians Represents Lithuania in Desert Rally
  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. ^ „DAKAR 2014” - 56th place of the absolute Dakar Rally rating
  8. ^ „DAKAR 2015” - 60th place of the absolute Dakar Rally rating
  9. ^ „DAKAR 2016” - 27th place of the absolute Dakar Rally rating
  10. ^ „DAKAR 2017” - 21th place of the absolute Dakar Rally rating
  11. ^ „DAKAR 2018” - 12th place of the absolute Dakar Rally rating
  12. ^ "FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies – standings". 2017-05-26. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  13. ^ Rally Kazakhstan 2016 – 3rd place overall
  14. ^ Oman Desert Challenge 2006 - 2nd place overall

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