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ATV Overall Dakar Class Winner took K&N Air Filters Through the Sahara Desert

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Driver Josef Machacek is a European racer from the Czech Republic who likes long distance races under very difficult conditions.

Josef Machacek on podium at 2007 Dakar Rally
Josef Machacek on podium at 2007 Dakar Rally
Josef Machacek
Josef Machacek
He began his career as a motocross driver in 1974. By 1983 he added a Six Day race win from England to his resume. Machacek was always on the lookout for bigger and more extreme challenges.
Dakar ATV Class winner used K&N Products during the race
Dakar ATV Class winner used K&N Products during the race

The Dakar Rally fit the bill for this extreme racer. It is the toughest motor race in the world and covers 5000 miles of grueling terrain over 16 days. The heart of the race is in the middle of the shifting sands of the Sahara Desert where temperatures can reach 130 degrees every day.

K&N Engineering sponsored ATV overall class winner Machacek in the 2007 Rally Lisboa-Dakar. “He used K&N Air Filters (RU-2780) during the entire race on his Yamaha,” said Robert Hordossy of K&N Filters in Europe. "Our products worked well during the extreme conditions of the Dakar."

Follow Josef Machacek's progress throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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