On 29 June a historic exposition of KAMAZ-master Team, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the team, was performed at annual General meeting of shareholders of KAMAZ PTC and included race trucks of different team’s “ generations”.
The vehicles were viewed by taking part in the work of the General meeting President of the Tatarstan Republic Rustam Minnikhanov, members of the board of management of KAMAZ PTC headed by the General Director of State Corporation “Rostec”, Chairman of the board of management of KAMAZ PTC Sergey Chemezov, General Director of KAMAZ PTC Sergey Kogogin.
Two trucks from the exposition were first time displayed and deservedly attracted particular attention. One of them is the first race truck of KAMAZ-master Team of 1988 reconstructed by Korib. According to the General Manager of the company Oleg Korobchenko, the truck was being assembled for almost three months. The official dealer of KAMAZ PTC, GC Korib renovated and recovered the truck. Specialists of the vehicle repair plant Korib from ground zero revived the truck by archives, as only a few photos of the truck left.
The second surprise was an absolutely new race truck “KAMAZ” of KAMAZ-master Team that received index 43509. Due to changes in Dakar regulations, that limited maximal volume of the engine in the truck category since 2019 by 13 liters, the team factually had to redesign a new truck, that became a “carrier” of last novelties, modern sport technologies and thirty-year experience of the team’s performance on off-road rallies. In the new truck in-line six-cylinder engine is used. It mainly caused significant changes in the truck design. In exterior it differs from its “elderly brothers” for modern aggressive design, “chopped” and wedged shapes. Apart from that, on the occasion of 30-th anniversary of KAMAZ-master, its new truck will perform in the new livery, designed to emphasize workability of the new race line and denote development within modern technologies. New color scheme of the Russian team was designed by Moscow studio SHANDESIGN.
“KAMAZ-master” is a strong team in the race truck category of motorsport world, creator of the most reliable and fast truck bolide in the world, winner of the most extreme race on the planet. Dakar history doesn’t know anyone, who would be like them. KAMAZ-master is also called Blue Armada, this name was received for its powerful and brutal image of champions, whose truck as blue ships plough sands. In our work of new coloring we strove to correspond to these images and associations. It is a great honor for us to be privy to such brand and legendary team. We are proud of the joint work and are still excited about this event! KAMAZ-master is extremely cool!” – said about the partnership founder of SHANDESIGN famous designer and director Sergey Shanovich.
The new truck will have its first test on the route of extreme- marathon Silk Way Rally-2018, starting in July. Andrey Karginov’s crew will perform on it.