Latvian Didzis Zariņš together with Lithuanian Antanas Juknevičius will start with the Lithuanian team Kreda in a Toyota Hilux vehicle, the team said on Monday. Zariņš has participated in the Dakar five times, and his best success is 26th rank with Andris Dambis.
“It is a great pleasure that after a long time there will also be the name of Latvia at the Dakar, it is pride not for me alone, but for all of us as a country,” Zariņš was quoted by his team.
Latvia's best achievement in the competition is Jānis Vinters' sixth place in 2007 in the motorcycle category. The 2022 Dakar will take place January 2 to 14.