|Dakar 2010: Medvedev congratulates Russian drivers on victory.|
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday congratulated Russian drivers of Kamaz team on their ninth victory in the Dakar Rally Argentina-Chile 2010. He said the victory again reflected the high-class of Russian athletes and the excellent qualities of homemade Kamaz trucks, according to the Kremlin website. He also wished all team members of continued achievement and success.
The KAMAZ-Master truck team from Naberezhniye Chelny, and lead by Vladimir Chagin, won the Dakar rally that ended Saturday. The final 14th leg of the rally, a stretch from Santa Rosa, Argentina to Buenos Aires, was 707 kilometers with a 206-kilometer speed section. Chagin finished fourth, but that was enough to claim overall victory as his main rival, last year’s champ Firdaus Kabirov, trailed more than an hour in the end.
Saturday's victory makes Kamaz-Master a nine-time winner of Dakar rallies, with Chagin claiming a record five titles.
2010/01/18 | 13:54 CET | Editor: MR/HS/RIA