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Russian Kamaz-Master team wins Dakar rally among trucks

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Russian Kamaz-Master team wins Dakar rally among trucks


17.01.2020

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The Russian crew became the winner of the Dakar rally in the truck category, the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper writes. The best time was shown by the Russian crew of Andrey Karginov from the Kamaz-Master team. it is the second victory for Karginov, he previously won the Dakar rally six years ago.

Andrey Karginov, along with co-driver Andrey Mokeyev and mechanic Igor Leonov led the overall standings over several stages. They completed the last stage best of all, showing a result of 1 hour 28 minutes 41 seconds. Karginov overtook the closest pursuer, his Kamaz-Master teammate Anton Shibalov. In the general rating, Shibalov remained second. Sergey Vyazovich from Belarus took the third place.

For Russians, this victory was already the seventeenth in the history of the race. Thus, the Kamaz-Master team showed an absolute rally record. The leader in the number of triumphs among pilots in the truck classification is the current team leader Vladimir Chagin. He won seven times.

As Russkiy Mir reported, the Dakar rally marathon took place in Saudi Arabia. In total, the race participants overcame almost eight thousand kilometers in twelve stages. About three hundred and fifty crews participated in the rally raid. They were divided into five categories: motorcycles, ATVs, cars, buggies and trucks. This start of the Dakar became forty-second. The legendary race started on January 5 in the city of Jeddah.

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