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2016 Silkway Rally

John Bitting

Administrator
Moscow - Beijing: 10,000 reasons to enjoy!


The Silk Way Rally organizers announced this morning route and the cities hosting the 2016 edition.

Competitors will find more than 10,000 reasons to enjoy. After the ceremonial start on Red Square in Moscow on July 8, the Silk Way Rally will bring them more than 10,000 kilometers of racing, adventure and pure enjoyment.



The details of the route will be unveiled by the organizers during the presentation to be held in Moscow next ninth of June.

A large crowd fills the center of the city of Kazan for the prologue stage that will determine the starting order of the first stage (Kazan-UFA) on July 10. Then the race will leave the "Mother Russia" and enter in Kazakhstan on July 11.

The 'land of nomads' will host three stages, with a stop at the futuristic metropolis and current capital Astana as well as a well-deserved day of rest well deserved in the former capital Almaty.



On July 16, participants will disappear from his mirrors the vast plateaus, steep canyons and gravel roads and envision the "Red Dragon 'in front of him. Bortala will host the first camp in China.


Then the huge Gobi Desert occupy a prominent place. Mongolia, north and Qilian Shan south, the rally will head east for a week of authentic struggle, reaching the capital of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot, before the last stage and reach the finish line in Beijing 24 of July.



After a careful attention to detail and several weeks of recognition, the route has been defined. No matter their ambitions or their means, all who accept the challenge will live the rally of his life.



Quotes:

Vladimir Chagin Project Director of Silk Way Rally Project Director: "With the help of local authorities, we were able to validate our route. It will be an intense race in remote err with deserts, mountain landscapes and vast steppes that will be complemented by the ancient cities and magnificent scenery. From Moscow to Beijing Silk Way Rally 2016 will be a great challenge which starts on July 8 in Red Square ".

Zhan Guojun, Chairman of the China Federation of motorsports: "The Silk Way Rally is not just a competition, it is a bridge amistada between the Russian and Chinese sports federations engine that will make a green effort to ensure the exit of this event next summer. We will give a warm welcome to Beijing to our friends and competitors from around the world "

Frederic Lequien Deputy Director of Silk Way Rally: "We have done a tremendous job and I am convinced that we managed to have the best possible route. Everything has been done so that in each particular competitors can enjoy the most. The end result surpasses what we could have imagined. "

Luc Alphand Ambassador and Sports Director of Silk Way Rally: "This route is balanced for all categories until the last kilometer, anything can happen. The co - drivers will play a very important role and drivers must keep pace. It will be a hard fought and exciting race "

THE ROUTE:

15 stages, 10,780 kms *

RUSSIA

July 7 administrative and technical checks in Moscow

08 July departure ceremony at Red Square in Moscow

July 9 Stage 1 Moscow -Kazán 853.35kms

Stage 2 July 10 Kazan-Ufa 622.17kms

KAZAKHSTAN

July 11 Stage 3-Kostanay Ufa 812.46kms

July 12 Stage 4-Astana Kostanay 855.69kms

July 13 Stage 5 Astana-Balkhash 821.10kms

July 14 Stage 6 Balkhash-Almaty 855.88kms

July 15 rest day in Almaty

CHINA

July 16 Stage 7 Almaty-Bortala 610.40kms

July 17 Stage 8 Bortala-Urumqi 829.35kms

July 18 Stage 9 Urumqi-Hami 767.32kms

July 19 Stage 10 Hami Dunhuang 484.33kms

July 20 Dunhuang-Jiayuguan Stage 11 589.69kms

July 21 Stage 12 Jiayuguan - Alashan 678.46kms

July 22 Stage 13-Alashan Wuhai 734.98kms

Stage 14 on July 23 Wuhai-Hohhot 774.47kms

Stage 15 on July 24 Hohhot-Beijing 490.48kms

* Subject to change by the organization
 

Klaus

Administrator
Peugeot will race the Silk Way Rally

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GEO_DXB

Well-Known Member
Myself and an RDC member hope to be at the first few starting days of the rally. Hopefully it works - i crashed in an SSV few days ago and the other member stil does not have his visa. I dont think i will be posting any reports, but maybe some pictures etc...
 

ZequeArgentina

Well-Known Member
Great news!!

Have a god rally, and please even no real reports, whenever you got spare time (if any) post something about this great rally!!
 

Dezertpilot

Well-Known Member
Peugeot will race the Silk Way Rally

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EPIC, gave me goosebumps. So much history in that part of the world.
 

GEO_DXB

Well-Known Member
The race entries are all live and those give you some goosebumps too!

Список участников

Should have been there competing. But needs must and will just be watching that. We are coming to the first few days as all trips and visas are sorted out.
 

spalind

Well-Known Member
A number of entries for North America to be interested in...

Jefferies of course in the #146 but also:

David Bensadoun from Canada in the #151 Toyota which is an older Overdrive Hilux/Tacoma who has run the Dakar and NORRA in the past

Avid Kadshai in the #155 RallyRaid LandRover whose codriver Izhar Armony lists himself as a US resident/citizen

Pedro de Uriarte Buergo in the #169 Ford "FordCruiser"(???), both he and his codriver list themselves as being from Mexico and the team name is Bastion Hotels Dakar Team, which leads me to believe they may be running the Dakar as well

Anyone know much about these last two teams?
 

GEO_DXB

Well-Known Member
Kadshai and Armony did Dakar, Hellas rally etc...

Bastion is a dutch team with an older Overdrive/Hallspeed Yota and I think are just supporting the mexican guys. Bastion guys are all in their 50s and 60s I think.
 

trophygoat

Well-Known Member
Does anyone know if NBC will cover the Silk Way Rally in the same fashion that they cover Dakar?
 

E. Araiza

Well-Known Member
Peugeot will race the Silk Way Rally

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Daddy Loeb for the win!!!
 
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