Schedule

SILK WAY RALLY 2018
XI’AN – MOSCOW
JULY 15th to 29th

AN EXCEPTIONAL EDITION!

The SILK WAY RALLY is proposing a unique and exceptional 8th edition, starting next July 15th from XI'AN, imperial city and former Chinese capital, to join MOSCOW and its legendary Red Square, on July 29th.


Sand, dunes, navigation and pleasure of driving: here are the main ingredients that are currently guiding the organisers in their reconnaissances of a tremendous 2018 SILK WAY RALLY route, between Xi’An and Moscow. After administrative checks and scrutineering scheduled on July 13th and 14th, crews will leave Xi’An for a week’s race in China, where they will face cathedral dunes filled with oasis and the captivating landscapes of the Gobi desert, place of the most beautiful fights of the last two editions.


The final Russian chapter will also be declined in a few legs, where navigation and driving skills will be highly required, in the magnificent scenery of the territory of the Russian Federation. This last act, with a few wise detours offering the most suitable grounds for competition, will lead the caravan to MOSCOW, on July 29th in the evening, for a final ceremony in the magnificent setting of the Red Square, between Saint Basil the Blessed cathedral and the Kremlin.

Focusing on competition and pleasure of driving this 2018 SILK WAY RALLY promises to be intense and exceptional.

 

* PROGRAM FOR EUROPEAN AND REST OF THE WORLD COMPETITORS

FEBRUARY 15th
OPENING OF ENTRIES
APRIL 15th
END OF REDUCED FEES
APRIL 16th
START OF STANDARD FEES
JUNE 1st
CLOSURE OF ENTRIES
JUNE 24th
LOADING OF THE VEHICLES «TURNKEY TRANSPORT»
JUNE 27th
START OF THE EUROPEAN COMPETITORS CONVOY (TRAVEMUNDE)
JUNE 27th to JULY 12th
COMPETITORS CONVOY AND «TURNKEY TRANSPORT» EUROPE/CHINA
JULY 12th
ARRIVAL OF THE COMPETITORS CONVOY AND « TURNKEY TRANSPORT » AT XI’AN
JULY 13th and 14th
ADMINISTRATIVE CHECKS AND SCRUTINEERING- XI’AN
JULY 15th
PODIUM START CEREMONY IN XI’AN
JULY 16th to 29th
RACE WITH ONE REST DAY IN CHINA
JULY 29th
FINISH CEREMONY- RED SQUARE MOSCOW
JULY 30th
START OF THE EUROPEAN COMPETITORS RETURN CONVOY AND « TURNKEY TRANSPORT » RUSSIA/EUROPE
AUGUST 2nd
ARRIVAL OF THE COMPETITORS CONVOY IN TRAVEMUNDE
AUGUST 4th
UNLOADING OF THE VEHICLES « TURNKEY TRANSPORT »


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forecast program subject to modifications