The Russian KamAZ won the rally Silk Road

In the city of Sochi, the capital of Winter Olympic Games in 2014, finished car rally "Silk Road — Dakar Series". In the category of trucks strongest in the race, which began Sept. 11 in St. Petersburg, won the representatives of the Russian team "Kamaz-Master." In this case, the crew was the best 26-year-old pilot of the team Eduard Nikolaev. Second and third place also took the riders on the "KAMAZ".
The final stage of the rally "Silk Road" between Maikop and Krasnaya Polyana, which is among the Olympic facilities in Sochi, Nikolaev finished fourth, losing to a team mate, the multiple champion of the series "Dakar" Chagin just over two minutes. However, the amount of Edward the first.
CHagin teammates on the crew came second. And the third place was taken by another kamazovets Firdaus Kabirov. Among the foreign participants distinguished Czech Ales Loprais on his "Tatra", who took fourth place in the race. The victory in the overall car-SUV celebrated Spanish driver Carlos Sainz on the "Volkswagen".
On Saturday, members of the "Silk Road" — and there are 48 crew off-road vehicles and 16 — in trucks in 25 countries — took to the start of the latter, one of the most difficult stages of Maikop — Krasnaya Polyana, in the passage which they crossed the main Caucasus ridge and went to the Black Sea coast.
Rally "Silk Road" kicked off on September 11 in St. Petersburg. For eight days, crews have overcome almost five thousand miles. Of them — more than 2 million km of special stages. Leaders of the rally praised the organization of the competitions and the complexity of the paved road on the Russian route "Silk Road." They believe this race excellent preparation for an auto Paris — Dakar.

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