The sportsmen passed the 14 stage of the Silk Way Rally. On the eve the special section was cancelled by organizers due to heavy rains, but anyway they had to meet the timing and reach the finish of the race.
“Due to the great number of huge dunes, the 12th stage will become one of the most challenging on the route”, - that is how the race organizers described today’s special and they were right. For some contestants dunes became an impossible target.
The 11th stage of the rally should have become second with neutralization zone, but the first special section was cancelled as it ran through the protected nature reserve. In the very cancelled part there were dunes, so long-awaited by all participants to test their trucks and themselves.
A long-awaited rest day in the Chinese city Urumqi started at 8 a.m. local time for KAMAZ-master Team. Covered with clouds, sky made the day very comfortable for work, and it was what the team was doing all day long – working.
These two topics were mostly discussed after the seventh day of the rally.
“Fast speedy section” – that’s how the last stage was described by most of the participants. Long steppe areas, narrow bridges, due to which the participants had to drive through the river beds, sharp stones – were the main challenges on the route awaiting the sportsmen.
One of the longest specials was described by the race officials as navigational and fast, but the problems occurred not only with navigation.
The fourth day of the race was a day of help for KAMAZ-master Team. Three crews were taking part in rescue operations. And there were people who needed help.
On the stage Ufa-Kostanai sportsmen had to overcome 329,25 km of the final Russian special, that consisted of fast tracks with lots of changes of direction. Fast, technical tracks among bushes, high grass and thorough work with the road book – that’s how one could describe this SS. Swampy areas were changed by steppes, and rains were gradually changed by the sun. All that make a special more diverse and prepares racers to different surprises on the route.
Special section Cheboksary-Ufa wasn’t easy for the pilots from Naberezhnye Chelny city. Judging by the dirty look of the vehicles at the finish line, it was easy to understand that the stage was different from the previous one only with length. Yesterday’s heavy rains made the situation even more difficult, and many teams had the only target – to reach the finish line.