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Silk Way Rally: Russian PEC team Firsov/Filatov on podium with Toyota






The fifth anniversary of the "Silk Way Rally" will come into the race history as the most difficult and wearisome. In seven rallydays participants, presented by 27 countries, overcame more than 4000 km of rally distance, including 2800 km of the special stages. Next to rallies like the "Dakar" or "Africa Eco Race", the organizers of Russian race proved that now "Silk Way Rally" has entered in the top marathon division.

The Russian PEC team took part in "Silk Way Rally 2013" with two crews to pass an intense and difficult way to a victory. Every day the race was filled with bright fight, emotions and impressions. After magnificent start on Red Square, participants went on the route.

For the first three stages Evgeny Firsov / Vadim Filatov, piloting absolutely new Toyota Hilux car prepared by Overdrive, could stay strongly in the top-5 leaders and won "silver" within the participation in the Russian Championship (which was only until the first three stages of the Silk Way). The new car proved perfectly on high-speed technical roads, gathering high speed, and on sandy dunes surely took all liftings thanks to excellent characteristics of the engine and gearbox.

Not so successfully the race began for second crew Dmitry Iyevlev / Alexey Shaposhnikov. At the first stage in one of bends the crew hooked on a tree, having come tearing along on the finish with small damages, and also missed one control point costing 2 hours of penalty.

Having fallen in classification, Dmitry and Alexey undertook successful attack in the second day, having shown the 14th result, but an engine overheat in the third and fourth day, led to a technical retire. Having carried out a task at least and having qualified on the 9th place within a stage of the Russian Championship, Dmitry Iyevlev / Alexey Shaposhnikov were adjusted to subdue surely the next "Silk Way Rally".

In the second half of race the PEC team actively joined in fight for medals. Having caught spirit at the fourth stage of race and Astrakhan to Elista, Firsov/Filatov showed the second best time after "desert fox" Jean-Louis Schlesser and rose on the 4th place in the general ranking, and next day blue-white Toyota won back one more position, having entered into the top-3.

It wasn't simple to hold the position – at final stages organizers prepared for participants artful Astrakhan sands and navigation traps. Numerous descents, problems with navigation and vehicles left more than a half of participants behind a race board.

Understanding all responsibility and rationally planning tactics, Evgeny Firsov and his co-driver Vadim Filatov successfully reached the rally finish, having won "bronze" of "Silk Way Rally 2013" after the winner Jean-Louis Schlesser / Konstantin Zhiltsov (Buggy) and a silver prize-winner Vladimir Vasilyev / Vitaly Evtekhov (G-Force Proto).

The outstanding result of crew Evgeny Firsov / Vadim Filatov on rally "Silk Way Rally 2013" became serious step in preparation for rally marathon "Dakar 2014" where the PEC team plans their first debut.

2013/07/20 | 16:33 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/OLGA ZVYAGINA











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