Silk Way Rally Organization Committee took part in the 8 th China Overseas Investment Fair
(COIFair-2016), held on October 20-21 in Beijing Exhibition Centre. The most interesting
international investment projects were presented on the Fair, which this year introduced to its
guests Silk Way Rally and gave them opportunity to discuss competition held in July and learn
future plans of Rally Directorate.
Silk Way Rally Development Director Mr.Bulat Yanborisov gave a speech in the framework of
Investment Fair. He pointed out that race of 2016 became a linking bridge between Russia and
China. “I’m honored to introduce you the rally that is more than just a sport event, — said Mr.
Yanborisov. — The idea of project is based on the concept “One belt — one road”, proposed by
the Chairman of People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping. By taking off from Moscow and
finishing in Beijing, Silk Way Rally reflected the idea of this concept and opened a new chapter
in the history of Ancient Silk Road”.
Silk Way Rally Media Director in China Kathy Li was another speaker on this presentation. She
introduced the process of cooperation with media before and during the race and also
emphasized the high-level of rally organization. “Due to state level support, sport and especially
automotive sport in China develops rapidly last years. The best world teams participated Silk
Way Rally, and the most experienced field specialists were responsible for its organization: as a
result rally garnered media support worldwide, — said Kathy Li. — We became a reliable
partner for our colleagues in many countries. Now we are targeted on organizing the best rally in
the world and strengthening the position of major sporting brand, which unites China and
In 2016 Silk Way Rally crossed the lands of Europe and Asia: more than 100 crews travelled
from Moscow to Beijing through Russian fields, Kazakh steppes and Gobi desert. Cyril Despres
and David Castera of Peugeot became winners in Cars category, and Airat Mardeev, Aydar
Belyaev and Dmitry Svistunov took the first place in Trucks. The next edition of Silk Way Rally
will also be held in July, and details of racing route will be announced soon.