From Moscow’s Red Square to Xi’an’s Imperial City, with a rest day in Urumqi, the 2017 Silk Way Rally opens a new chapter in the history of cross-country competition, proposing a long west to east journey and a sporting and mechanical challenge defying the elements like no other. Having learned the lessons from a first ‘long format’, Silk Way Rally organisers have chosen Xi’an to host the conclusion of the 2017 edition.
The name of the Imperial City, known for its army of terracotta warriors, which translates to ‘Western Peace’, is the ideal site to serve as the finish line on Saturday July 22, 2017. Among the most important cradles of Chinese civilization, of which it was once the capital, Xi’an is now a growing city. With is more than 8 million residents, the capital of the Shaanxi region gazes over its multitude of monuments with no less than 3000 years of history.