The participants of the “Africa Eco race” left behind fighting the last special stage of the rally-marathon, and the organizers recorded the final results of the race.
For the first 11 stages of competition the first place in the category “trucks” took the crew of “KAMAZ-Master” Andrey Karginov, who finished fifth in the final General classification, the winner of which was the Russian Mini crew Vladimir Vasilyev/Konstantin Zhiltsov in the category “SUVs”: Vladimir ahead of the nearest pursuer, namely Miroslav Zapletal in a Hummer, more than two hours.
Another crew of “KAMAZ-Master”, presented at the “Africa EKO Flight” (his pilot is Sergey Kupriyanov) was in fourth place.
“I will not hide, we expected a better result, that both crews will be on the podium, the chances that we had. But, sport is sport, there is an element of luck, someone is lucky more, someone-less, but the rate of movement, we see that we have a good supply, but it could not implement” – said the Manager of the team “KAMAZ-Master” Sergey Savostin.
Nearly six thousand miles of African terrain was given to the participants of the rally-marathon is not easy. This is evidenced not only athletes themselves, but also statistics. 31 December in Monaco has started 87 of the races, and on January 13 at the last stage finished just 63.
Ahead of the race was completed by such sportsmen as Thierry Magnaldi, acting in the category of “SUVs”, one of the current rally marathon, pilot truck Elizabeth Costa de and Russian rider Dmitry Agoshkov.
After the finish of the last special stage, the athletes left the territory of Mauritania and into Senegal, where tomorrow they will have the most pleasant part of the rally-marathon: the solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the travel on the finishing podium, and congratulations from teammates and fans.
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