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silk way rally 2017

Paris, Moscow, Beijing, April 12th 2018

 

IMMEDIATE BOARDING

5 legs in China, 5 legs in Russia, an airlift linking Urumqi to Astrakhan, the SILK WAY RALLY organizers offer an 8th edition totally redesigned. Start will be given on July 15th, from Xi’An, imperial city and former Chinese capital, finish will be judged on July 27th, in Moscow.

#RoadToMoscow

5 LEGS IN CHINA FROM XI’AN TO URUMQI

After administrative checks and scrutineering scheduled on July 13th and 14th, crews will start from the podium in Xi’An for 5 legs in China, with oasis and the captivating landscapes of the Gobi desert at the menu. Sand, dunes, navigation and pleasure of driving will be the main ingredients of this first chapter, according to our reconnaissances team, currently in China.

#Let’sFlyToRUSSIA

AIRLIFT TO ASTRAKHAN

Organisers have put in place major means, so as to drastically reduce the road sections and to offer a « 100% pleasure » route to participants. From July 20th in the evening, at the end of its first demanding Chinese part, the SILK WAY RALLY will benefit from a double rest-day in order to organize an unprecedented airlift, which will transport all crews to Russia, where the second part of the rally will be run, from July 23rd.

#RoadToMoscow

5 LEGS IN RUSSIA

A final chapter also declined in 5 legs, where navigation and driving skills will be highly required, starting from the Caspian Sea in the magnificent scenery of the Volga Delta and the Kalmykia Desert. This second act, with a few wise detours offering the most suitable grounds for competition, will lead the caravan to MOSCOW, on July 27th, for a final ceremony in the magnificent setting of the Red Square, between Saint Basil the Blessed cathedral and the Kremlin.

#RussianNationalChampionship

RUSSIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Faithful to its strategy of developing motorsports in the countries crossed by the race, the Silk Way Rally will include the Russian National Championship from Astrakhan to Moscow.

This 2018 SILK WAY RALLY is offering a unique program of 10 legs, at the same time condensed and intense, it focuses on competition and pleasure of driving.

#SilkWay2018

2018 SILK WAY RALLYPROGRAM:

15 February 2018 – Opening of registration – Start of reduced fee

15 April 2018 – Start of standard fee

1 June 2018 – Closure of registration

25 June 2018 – Departure of convoy Europe (Paris) – China (Xi’an)

13 and 14 July 2018 – Administrative checks and scrutineering in Xi’an (China)

15 July 2018 – Start ceremony in Xi’an (China)

21-22 July 2018 – Rest days – Airlift to Russia

27 July 2018 – Finish and award ceremony on Moscow Red Square

4 August 2018 – Return of convoy from Russia (Moscow) to Europe (Paris)

FAITHFULL PARTNERS

GAZPROM, MAIN PARTNER OF THE RALLY

PJSC “Gazprom” is a global energetic company. Gazprom see their mission as the reliable, effective and well-balanced supply of consumers with natural gas, other kinds of energy resources and the products of their processing and are main partner of the Silk Way Rally since 2009.

TOYOTA have renewed their partnership with the Silk Way Rally for the third consecutive year as «THE RALLY OFFICIAL CAR»

Because of their unique design and capabilities, TOYOTA all-terrain vehicles have proved their extraordinary resistance on Russian, Kazakh and Chinese territories during the various reconnaissances and the rally. TOYOTA, which symbolize technical and technological confidence, have been supplying Silk Way Rally official cars since 2016, to accompany the rally on its roads and wild tracks.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

International media director

Chris Rodrigo

crodrigo@silkwayrally.ru

 

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