Overall classification
CARS

1DESPRES Cyril

CASTERA David (Co-Pilot)

100

TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL

Time: 41:46:25

2LAVIEILLE Christian

GARCIN Jean-Pierre (Co-Pilot)

108

BAICMOTOR RACING TEAM

Gap: +1:04:39

3HAN Wei

MIN Liao (Co-Pilot)

107

GEELY AUTO COOPERTIRES TEAM

Gap: +1:11:29

Overall classification
TRUCKS

1SOTNIKOV Dmitry

AKHMADEEV Ruslan (Co-Pilot)
MUSTAFIN Ilnur (Co-Pilot 2)

303

KAMAZ-MASTER TEAM

Time: 43:45:38

2SHIBALOV Anton

MOKEEV Andrey (Co-Pilot)
NIKITIN Dmitrii (Co-Pilot 2)

312

KAMAZ-MASTER TEAM

Gap: +6:04

3MARDEEV Airat

BELYAEV Aydar (Co-Pilot)
SVISTUNOV Dmitrii (Co-Pilot 2)

300

KAMAZ-MASTER TEAM

Gap: +23:12

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The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated the winners of Silk Way Rally

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated the winners of Silk Way Rally

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated KAMAZ-master team on their win on 2017 Silk Way Rally and mentioned the high level of race organization, emphasizing the meaning of the project to the strengthening of people relations. The official letter of Vladimir Putin is published on the official website of Russian President.

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S.14 Despres and Sotnikov score doubles at Xi’an

S.14 Despres and Sotnikov score doubles at Xi’an

Arriving in triumph and bright sunshine at the ancient capital of the Middle Empire, at the end of over 700 kilometres of liaison, the competitors on the 2017 Silk Way Rally were all smiles. Cancelled following heavy overnight rain in the Zhongwei region, the last 100,67 km special was transformed into a lap of honour for the competitors and their assistance, coming to the end of 15 days and nearly 10.000 km of racing that was varied and demanding for both man and machine. Pulling into the parc fermé, that marks the end of this 2017 edition, at Xi’an’s exhibition centre, Cyril Despres and David Castera (Peugeot 3008DKR n°100) take a second consecutive victory in the car category, while Dmitry Sotnikov, accompanied by his Kamaz Ruslan team co-drivers Akhmadeev and Ilnur Mustafin (Kamaz-Master n°303) also takes a second victory in the truck class (after their first in 2013), at the end of a fierce battle with their Kamaz team mates.

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CANCELLATION OF SS14 FOR SAFETY REASONS

CANCELLATION OF SS14 FOR SAFETY REASONS

Due to the storms and heavy showers that have hit the Zhongwei region during Saturday evening, the Silk Way Rally’s Race Directors have been forced to announce the cancellation of the 14th Special Stage, intended to be run this Saturday morning between Zhongwei and Xi’an. A decision approved of by all the competitors.

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S.13 Despres and Sotnikov at the gates of Xi’an

S.13 Despres and Sotnikov at the gates of Xi’an

Stéphane Peterhansel (Peugeot 3008DKR n°106) wins his 5th stage on the 2017 Silk Way Rally, on the penultimate leg between Alashan Youqi and Zhongwei. Overall his team mate Cyril Despres (Peugeot 3008DKR n°100), second on the day, extends his lead and looks to be on the verge of his second consecutive Silk Way victory this Saturday in Xi’an. In the truck class, Dmitry Sotnikov (Kamaz-Master n°303), winner of the stage seems to have taken the reins of power over his Kamaz team mates. Tomorrow, before the final podium held in the heart of the ancient capital of the Middle Empire, there remains a short but challenging special of just over 100 kilometres.

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S.12 Lavieille and Mardeev surf, the leaders suffer

S.12 Lavieille and Mardeev surf, the leaders suffer

Christian Lavieille (Baïcmotor n°108) in the cars and Airat Mardeev (Kamaz-Master n°300) in the truck category win the 12th stage of the Silk Way Rally, run in the heart of the big dunes of the Gobi desert. Despite mechanical problems and time lost in this very demanding special, Cyril Despres (Peugeot 3008DKR n°100) and Dmitry Sotnikov (Kamaz-Master n°303) hold onto their leadership positions in the overall rankings.

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S.11 Peter and Kolomy first to the Great Wall

S.11 Peter and Kolomy first to the Great Wall

Stéphane Peterhansel (Peugeot 3008DKR n°106) in cars and Martin Kolomy (Tatra Phoenix n°311) in trucks, win the 11th stage of the Silk Way Rally between Dunhuang and Jiayuguan, situated at the western end of the Great Wall. On the eve of the two stages considered to be the most enjoyable but also the toughest of the race, Cyril Despres (Peugeot 3008DKR n°100) and Dmitry Sotnikov (Kamaz-Master) continue to dominate the event in their respective categories.

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Today : Alxa Youqi – Zhongwei / July 21 Leg distance: 690,31 km Special distance: 318,66 km Liaison: 371,65 KM Start of the special section 1: 08:00, start of the special section 2: 12:00 (mass) Leg 13. The great cathedrals... of dunes Last leg with two special stages. Competitors will leave early to face magnificent landscapes and especially to cross cathedrals of dunes in this first stage. The show promises to be great, photographers an cameramen, this is your day! The second special stage also includes a lot of navigation, with some small but very technical sections of dunes. It is a pure pleasure to surf in the way of these dunes, especially on the ridges... this should allow the most adventurous to save a lot of time. This leg should add some pages to the history of the Silk Way Rally history. Алашань-юци – Чжунвэй / 21 июля Длина этапа: 690,31 км Длина спецучастка: 318,66 км Лиазон: 371,65 КМ Старт спецучастка 1: 08:00, старт спецучастка 2: 12:00 (смешанный) Этап 13. Великие соборы дюн Заключительный сдвоенный спецучасток гонки. Невероятная коллекция самых красивых дюн пустыни Гоби, где состязанием насладятся не только спортсмены, но и фото- и видеооператоры, составит первую зачётную секцию. Вторая часть включит в себя множество задач на навигацию и несколько техничных отрезков с дюнами. #silkwayrally2017 #roadtoxian #china

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Gazpromneft and Diesel Opti

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Awards ceremony in Xian

Awards ceremony in Xian

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Leg 13. The great cathedrals … of dunes

Leg 13. The great cathedrals … of dunes

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Leg 12. A long journey...

Leg 12. A long journey...

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Leg 11. The fort of the fertile valley

Leg 11. The fort of the fertile valley

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Leg 10. The 492 chapels of Mogao

Leg 10. The 492 chapels of Mogao

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