Dakar-Series is Again in Russia

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Dakar-Series is Again in Russia
The Silk Way 2010 off-road rally raid of the Dakar series will start in Saint-Petersburg on September, 11. Almost all the members of the KAMAZ-master team will take part in it. The sports team of KAMAZ, which celebrated its 22nd anniversary this summer, has presented 7 crews on racing trucks KAMAZ for participation in the "Silk way race, which is taking place for the second time. The first 3 trucks will be driven by outstanding race drivers of our time, repeated prize-winners of "Dakar" pilots Vladimir Chagin, Firdaus Kabirov and Ilgizar Mardeev. The other 3 crews will be run by young, but already skilled pilots who have smelt gunpowder of Dakar battles Edward Nikolaev, Ajrat Mardeev, Andrey Karginov. They also had participated in the first Silk way race in September, 2009 on the route Kazan Ashkhabad. The captain of the seventh crew will be Andrey Leontiev, a representative of the information partner of the team, a participant of the race Khazar Steppes 2010 and the head of the TV-channel Auto plus. The second edition of the Silk Way international rally will connect the northern capital of Russia with the capital of the future Olympiad-2014 the city of Sochi. The company Transneft becomes the main sponsor of the Silk Way 2010 Dakar Series rally. The organizers of the race suppose that the following rallies along ancient caravan routes will also finish in Sochi up to the winter Olympic Games of 2014. This time the total length of the route line will be 4,200 kilometers: 2,500 km of it will make special stages where the time will be noted. The marathon competition which professional racers not without reason call a half of Dakar will cross three climatic zones of the European part of Russia. The route developed by the international reconnaissance group of the Dakar rally this summer is to be more complicated and interesting than last year when the racers crossed the Kara-Kum desert and finished in Turkmenistan. The camps after the stages and there will be all in all eight ones will be located near to the towns of Staraya Russa, Vyazma, Lipetsk, Volgograd, Astrakhan, Elista and Maykop. Already on the first stages the racers will have to use the off-road properties of their vehicles through and through. The high-speed stages of the rally will begin in the south after Lipetsk, near Volgograd and Astrakhan. A real Russian desert without roads and settlements will start in the sands of Kalmykia. The race will finish on September, 18 in the subtropics of the Black Sea Region, on the Olympic venues of Sochi. This time the Silk Way rally has again attracted attention of the best European automobile companies. The racers representing these companies are the main rivals of the KAMAZ-master team on all off-road rally raids. And many of them, like the KAMAZ racers, will test new models of sports vehicles which will take part in the following Dakar-2011.

10.09.2010