Martin Kolomy crashes out before Dakar even starts

From Motorsports.com

The 2020 Dakar Rally has already claimed its first victim before even the administrative and technical checks have been completed, as Martin Kolomy somersaulted his Ford Raptor 4×4 during shakedown and was hospitalised with injured vertebrae.

https://www.motorsport.com/dakar/news/kolomy-crash-shakedown-prokop-ford/4619203/

Kolomy published in their twitter later on “Compressed 3rd vertebra and 2nd cracked. Now they’re wondering what to do with me! But I’ll be fine. Thanks to everyone for the support messages… they make it a lot better.”

Kolomy was teammate of former WRC driver, Martin Prokop, who after this incident loses a valuable asset on his try to beat the Dakar Rally in the car category.

Ernesto Araiza

Being born right in the heart of Off-Road Racing, Ernesto always had a dream to be an Off-Road Racer. After finish college he ditched his engineer career to chase the dream of action photographer. It didn't took long to get spotted by MadMedia where he still works. In less than 5 years after 'going pro' he reached some of the most important peaks in his life working for several international brands and events like the Rally Dakar. After 30 years of dreaming, he still have one goal in mind, to keep his face full of dust.