CEO of Rostec State Corporation, Sergey Chemezov, has met with the KAMAZ-master team and congratulated them personally on winning the Dakar-2018 rally.
During the meeting, which took place in Rostec’s office in Moscow, the team members presented Sergey Chemezov with an exact copy of the main prize of the race, the Golden Bedouin. The riders also talked about the hardships of the rally marathon and showed a videoclip about the anniversary 40th Dakar and preparations for it.
Let us remind you that Eduard Nikolaev’s KAMAZ-master crew has won Dakar-2018 in the truck category. This is the 15th Dakar victory for the Russian team. Another Russian crew of Airat Mardeev became a bronze medalist of the rally.
The 40th Dakar rally was held between 6 and 20 January in three countries – Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. More than 330 vehicles took part in the rally. KAMAZ-master team sent four crews to Dakar-2018 led by pilots Eduard Nikolaev, Airat Mardeev, Dmitry Sotnikov and Anton Shibalov.