More than 70 contestants applied for participation in the race, taking place on 11 and 12 February. There were 6 categories in the competition: Micro, Super-Mini, Honda, Rotax-Max Junior, Rotax-Max and Free Category. The sportsmen were from Izhevsk, Syktyvkar, Kovrov and Nizhnekamsk cities. In this hard battle the first among teams was KAMAZ-CART 1 Team from Naberezhnye Chelny.
On 2 February on the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov rewarded the winners and medalists of Dakar 2017 and Africa Eco Race-2017 with diplomas and “Russian Team” medals.
On 26 January a joint press-conference of race team KAMAZ-master and PJSC TATNEFT, a fuel partner of the team, was held in IA “Tatar-Inform” in Kazan.
To the President of the Republic of Tatarstan
To the Russian KAMAZ-master Team –
The winner of the rally-raid Dakar-2017 in the truck category
On 21 January the honoring of KAMAZ-master Team was held in Kazan Kremlin. On the meeting the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov congratulated the team’s representatives with the victories in two international rally-raids Dakar-2017 and Africa Eco Race-2017.