31 December in Monaco was the official start of the rally-RAID “Africa Eco race”. In the classification of “Trucks” is presented by two Russian crew of “KAMAZ-master” team: Andrey Karginov and Sergey Kupriyanov.
According to the official website of the team, the athletes went to the French port of Sete to take the ferry and go to Morocco to start the first combat stage. He is scheduled for 2 January.
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According to the pilot Andrei Karginov, the crew is now solely fighting spirit: “This is one of those events that are waiting for a whole year. Trained, conducted tests of our new products, and in order to win two major events for our team in “Africa Eco race” and “Dakar”, which is being held in South America. This year, symbolically, they start and finish in one date”.
In the next two weeks participants will live in Spartan conditions. But, according to athletes, this has its own romance. “These conditions, which at first glance may seem uncomfortable, many are one of the most attractive parts of the race. Many people can afford to live in hotels or in homes, but live in tents, to experience the full flavor. This is what Africa is and unique,” added karginov.
Coming days the team will spend on the ferry, which will take racers from Europe to Africa. January 2 will begin the main part of the competition. The riders will travel more than 6 thousand kilometers in the territory of Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal, January 14 finish at the Pink lake in Dakar.
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