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    Antanas Juknevičius

    • Antanas Juknevicius
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      Born (1974-06-13) 13 June 1974 (age 42)
      Nationality Lithuanian

      Antanas Juknevicius (born 13 June 1974) is a Lithuanian driver. He is one of the most experienced as well as awarded professional "Cross-Country" rally drivers in Lithuania. Since 2017 Antanas Juknevicius holds Dakar Rally the record place for all of the Baltic states.

      In 2009 Antanas Juknevicius and Aurelijus Petraitis crossed the finish line of the Dakar rally in the 25th overall position. In 2017 Juknevicius improved his personal record by finishing Dakar rally in 21 position, after gaining 4 places on the penultimate stage of a rally Overall, Antanas Juknevicius has participated in the Dakar rally 7 times, as a driver as well as co-driver. In 2008, he was also at the start line but the rally was cancelled.

      Juknevicius also managed international teams five times over his career as "Astana" team manager.

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


      Year Class Vehicle Position
      2003 Cars Japan Toyota 52
      2008 The event was cancelled
      2009 Cars Latvia Oscar 25
      2014 Japan Toyota 56
      2015 60
      2016 27
      2017 21

      • Rally Kazakhstan 2016 – 3rd place overall, 1st in T2 category
      • 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 - 2nd place overall
      • UAE Dubai Rally 2005 - 9th place overall
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