Last Saturday, the crews of the racing team KAMAZ-master headed to Astrakhan where the international rally Silk Way is to launch on the 6th of July.
Eduard Nikolaev and Dmitry Sotnikov will pilot new racing trucks KAMAZ-435091 of the K5 line. Andrey Karginov’s crew will drive the time-proven model KAMAZ-43509. Besides, the off-road will be challenged by the crew of Sergey Kuprianov, who will perform on KAMAZ truck fueled by gas and diesel mixture. It should be recalled that the current winner of the Silk Way Rally among truck racers is Dmitry Sotnikov’s crew.
The Dakar Rally 2022, as well as the training in the Astrakhan region in May and the Archeda Baja in Volgograd gave the team many different technical ideas that are actively implemented. There were changes in a number of characteristics of the vehicles. Each truck in the Silk Way 2022 has to undergo its own series of tests. It is important to study and test as many engineering solutions as possible.
The total length of the route is 4,500 kilometers, 2,800 of which are sports specials stages. Pre-start events of the rally, administrative and technical checks, are to be held on July 6. The starting podium will take place in Astrakhan on July 7, after passing a short qualifying high-speed section in an urban area, on the bank of the Volga River. On the 16th of July, the winners of the race will podium in Moscow.