Minister of Sport of Russia, Pavel Kolobkov, paid attention to Silk Way Rally booth during his visit to International Sports Exhibition, which took place in Sokolniki Convention and Exhibition Center.
On its booth Silk Way Rally presented the racing KAMAZ truck of Sinorussian crew “One belt – one road”, which was created upon the initiative of Gazprom as a symbol of friendship and cooperation between Russia and China. Exhibition guests also had opportunity to discover Toyota Hilux that came back from 2017 Silk Way Rally reconnaissance – the route exploration for 7th edition of the race.
Pavel Kolobkov asked about route preparation process of the rally, which will take off this July. He also examined the official car of Organization – Toyota Hilux, looked inside this cross-country vehicle and pointed out on its improved suspension.
The Sports Exhibition has been drawing together and fostering interaction between physical education and sports organizations, business, expert community and executive authorities responsible for physical education and sports, setting out the development trends of Russia's sport industry. It is not the first time for Silk Way Rally to take part in this event – Rally organizers have already become one of core exhibition participants.
At the moment final reconnaissance of 2017 Silk Way Rally route is almost over. This year the marathon will launch its 7th edition. Stephane Peterhansel, Sebastien Loeb and Cyril Despres of Peugeot Sport Team, London Olympics bronze medal winner Nasser Al-Attiyah as well as famous truck teams KAMAZ-master and Mammoet Rally Sport have already confirmed their participation.