Brutal Silk Way Rally through Russia ends in Moscow’s Red Square

Brutal Silk Way Rally through Russia ends in Moscow’s Red Square

28.07.2018: Team Kamaz dominate with Karginov, Mardeev and Shibalov on the podium. The chequered flag has fallen at the Silk Way Rally after a brutal edition of the 2,500km race across Russia. Here is all you need

Team Kamaz dominate with Karginov, Mardeev and Shibalov on the podium.

 

The chequered flag has fallen at the Silk Way Rally after a brutal edition of the 2,500km race across Russia. Here is all you need to know:




- The 2018 edition of the rally-raid race saw the drivers tackle a route exclusively in Russia from the Caspian Sea to Moscow's Red Square.



- Seven timed stages faced the car and truck competitors as they crossed the Takyr and Kalmykia deserts.



- Team Kamaz Master dominated their home rally in the truck competition, securing the top five places in the standings.



- Andrey Karginov added the Silk Way title to his Dakar Rally win in 2014. Team mates Ayrat Mardeev, Anton Shibalov, Sergey Kupriyanov and Eduard Nikolaev followed him home.



- Karginov said: “I was hoping to win. Every participant who comes here hopes for a good result."




- There was no catching the MINI of Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al-Rajhi in the car category as he never let his lead slip after claiming top spot at the midway point.



- Nasser Al-Attiyah won the penultimate stage of the race and rose to second overall. Along with co-pilot Mathieu Baumel, they battled back from adversity when the rear differential on their Toyota Hilux suffered problems early in the race and effectively ended the Qatari’s chance of winning the rally.



- Al-Attiyah said: "I am happy to finish. We had a problem on all the previous stages so second place is a really good result.”




Final Car results – Top 3

1. Yazeed Al-Rahji (SAU) MINI 23:49:14
2. Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) Toyota +01:08:12
3. Mathieu Serradori (FRA) MCM +05:07:07



Final Truck results – Top 3


1. Andrey Karginov (RUS) Kamaz 25:26:12
2. Ayrat Mardeev (RUS) Kamaz +00:18:02
3. Anton Shibalov (RUS) Kamaz +01:03:29

 
 
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