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2018 SILK WAY RALLY : A ROUTE 100% PURE PLEASURE, 70% ROAD SECTIONS LESS.

2018 SILK WAY RALLY : A ROUTE 100% PURE PLEASURE, 70% ROAD SECTIONS LESS.

So as to finalize the route of the 2018 SILK WAY RALLY which will start from the imperial city of XI'AN on July 15th to join MOSCOW and its legendary Red Square twelve days later, the organization team spent over a month in CHINA and RUSSIA. While refining the ROAD BOOK of the event, STÉPHANE LE BAIL in charge of the route and FREDERIC LEQUIEN, deputy director of the rally agreed to lift a corner of the veil on the main characteristics of this 8th edition.

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Sergey Karyakin: will start on Silk Way Rally in new class for me

Sergey Karyakin: will start on Silk Way Rally in new class for me

The Dakar 2017 champion in quads, the medalist and participant of WRC, the winner of various racing series Sergey Karyakin is going to join the Silk Way Rally 2018 for the first time.

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3 QUESTIONS TO  HAN WEI

3 QUESTIONS TO HAN WEI

HAN WEI, Hanwei Motorsport’s Director: “This edition of the Silk Way rally promises to be intense!” HAN WEI, 3rd overall of the last edition after having been 2nd until the last stage, participate once again in the Silk Way Rally, both as the main pilot of the GEELY AUTO COOPERTIRES team but also as owner of the Hanwei motorsport that is entering 4 race cars.

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Bernard Piallat, PH Sport Director:

Bernard Piallat, PH Sport Director: "We are aiming for victory with Harry Hunt!"

PH Sport, a true reference in motorsport, entered rally-raids in 2016. From WRC to rally-raids, the Langres based team manages more than 100 meetings a year, on a wide range of programs. Bernard Piallat, its director, approaches the next Silk Way Rally with ambition, with this entry of the Peugeot 3008 DKR, driven by the British pilot Harry Hunt.

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Winners of the first stage of the Russian Can-Am X Race got a free entry to Silk Way Rally 2018!

Winners of the first stage of the Russian Can-Am X Race got a free entry to Silk Way Rally 2018!

Can-Am X Race is the largest quad race in Russia, where numerous competitors of several categories conquer the off-road on quads and SSVs.

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ALDO Racing Team to Compete at the 2018 Silk Way Rally

ALDO Racing Team to Compete at the 2018 Silk Way Rally

The Canadian ALDO Rally-Raid Racing Team with driver David Bensadoun and co-pilot Patrick Beaulé is ready to get back into competition in 2018. After having skipped of the 2017 edition, the Quebec duo will participate in the eighth edition of the Silk Way Rally at the wheel of a prototype CR-6 of the South African manufacturer Century Racing.

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MATHIEU SERRADORI, BUGGY SRT, WINNER OF THE AFRICA ECO RACE : “Looking forward to being in Xi’an!”

MATHIEU SERRADORI, BUGGY SRT, WINNER OF THE AFRICA ECO RACE : “Looking forward to being in Xi’an!”

French pilot Mathieu Serradori will undoubtedly be one of the leaders of the 2018 SILK WAY RALLY. The 36-year-old pilot from South of France, former biker, is one of the rising stars of the world of rally-raids. Winner of the Africa Eco Race last January, together with Belgian Fabian Lurquin, Serradori and his SRT Team LCR30 Buggy will tackle the incredible challenge of the Silk Way Rally next July.

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SILK WAY RALLY 2018: IMMEDIATE BOARDING

SILK WAY RALLY 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.

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SILK WAY RALLY: THE MOST EXTREME ROUTE, ACCORDING TO GQ RUSSIA

SILK WAY RALLY: THE MOST EXTREME ROUTE, ACCORDING TO GQ RUSSIA

This year the popular magazine GQ Russia proposed its audience to choose the best ones among city and suburban hotels and SPAs, Russian and foreign air companies, the most hospitable cities and countries. GQ website had accepted the votes of its readers for three months and then awarded the winners in eighteen categories. GQ Travel Award ceremony was held in Moscow Metropol Hotel.

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"Russian Radio" is the general radio partner of rally marathon "Silk Way-2018"

As part of the work on information coverage of the international «Silk Way Rally», an agreement was concluded to continue strategic cooperation with the leading Russian-language radio station of the country- «Russian Radio», which, like in the last year, became the general radio partner of the international rally marathon.

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