“Gear box changeover on Dmitry Sotnikov’s truck was done the whole night, works finished only at 5 a.m. and the truck could drive for a test.
Start of the 6th special stage and pre-last day of the race went on curvy steppe and sand tracks.
The fifth stage Astrakhan-Volgograd became the longest stage during the whole rally.
Ready! Attention: 420 km curvy!” – With this phrase organizers described today’s special.
After a service night without help of mechanics and engineers, contestants had to overcome SS of 332 km, from finish of which 110 km of liaison left to Astrakhan bivouac.
Till the very morning night mechanics worked without rest on Astrakhan bivouac, getting the trucks into such a condition befor the marathon stage, so that crews after the special needed only washing.
Withdrawals, stops, technical problems – those are not all, that awaited the contestants of the rally-raid on the first special. Warning of organizers – the closer it is to the finish the more accurate should be the driving – was proven absolutely.
KAMAZ-master on the ceremonial start of the Silk Way Rally-2018. Rivals and an information note for fans.20.07.2018
The race organisers provided contestants with great impressions from the very beginning. A pre-start briefing, as well as technical checks, were held in Astrakhan Opera and Ballet Theatre.
KAMAZ-master crews on Silk Way Rally-2018 will take part in the following composition:
On 13 July KAMAZ-master Team took part in Doors Open Day of Tatneft fuel station in Naberezhnye Chelny. This day guests of the station met with the legendary sportsmen and their race trucks. Excursion at Tatneft fuel station was held by the Manager of oil product sales department of Naberezhnye Chelny subsidiary Ravil Minnetdinov.