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Silk Way Rally: Competitors of the Rally on the starting blocks.


On September 4th in Kazan (Capital of Tatarstan, Russia), 62 cars and 21 trucks from 25 countries will enter the scruteenering of the Silk Way Rally. Kazan is working on a spectacular ceremony for the start : a grand sporting event with a 2013m off road super speciale in the center of the city where thousand of supporters will cheer. The length of this stage is a symbol because in 2013, the Tatarstan’s capital will host the 27th Summer "Universiade" (sort of Olympic Games for the students from all over the World).

That rally part of the Dakar Series, exclusively for cars and trucks will take place over 4500km from September 5th to the 13th and will leave from Russia, cross Kazakhstan and finish in Turkmenistan. The amazing course will offer the best training for the Dakar rally with fast tracks, sand, dunes and also navigation.

On the favorites’ side in the car category, we’ll find the whole Volkswagen team (De Villier, Miller, Sainz and the new recruit Al Attiyah), Christian Lavieille (Team Dessoude) ansd also Philippe Gache (SMG).

In the truck race, the Kamaz are of course favorites on a landscape they know well but the De Rooy (Iveco) and Loprais (Tatra) will give them good competition for sure. Extended media coverage will allow millions of admirers from all continents to follow the race and discover those amazing landscapes.

2009/09/01 | 15:03 CET | Editor: MR/HS/ASO






















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