50 days until the start of the rally-RAID “silk road” was held in Moscow presentation of the route of the two-week marathon.
After technical and administrative checks, which will be held on 5 and 6 July in Luzhniki, and the ceremony of solemn start on red square on 7 July, dozens of teams will travel to two-week racing the marathon, which consists of 14 stages, three of which will consist of dual stages.
Become the first participants of the “silk road 2017”
The first three stages will be held on the territory of Russia, then the athletes will travel to Kazakhstan in the steppes which the pilots overcome four more stages. Rest day this year is scheduled for July 16, participants will take a breather in Urumqi, but before the riders waiting for the first of seven stages on the territory of the people’s Republic of China.
This year the race direction to the maximum cut length Riazanov between stages, however the total race distance exceeds 9 500 kilometers.
Total distance — 9608 km
The total length of special stages — 4089 km (42.6% of the entire distance of the race)
The share of special stages in relation to the total distance of the rally has increased by 4.32%
The share of special stages on the territory of Russia in relation to the total race in Russia grew by 8.11%
The share of special stages in the territory of China in relation to the total distance in China has grown by 5.55%
Total distance Riazanov rally route was reduced to 1111 km.
“The seventh edition opens a new Chapter in the history of this rally – said Vladimir Chagin, head of the project of the International rally “silk way”. in 2017 we will make new sporting journey in traditionally friendly countries – Russia , Kazakhstan and China. It is noteworthy that we finish in Xian, the ancient cradle of Chinese civilization because it was here where the Great silk road many centuries ago, linking the West and East.
Thanks to the support of our partners, we have done everything possible to prepare for participants interesting in terms of aerobatics and beautiful haunting track. I believe our route will be unforgettable for the leading drivers and teams in the world, and for numerous fans across the planet.”
“I think in 2017, the category trucks will give participants and fans an incredible emotion – said Ayrat Mardeev. – Will start all the best teams, so the fight will be exciting. Solve all the dunes of the Gobi desert is as beautiful as it is treacherous. The main factors would be experience and composure, so we expect to fight for a new victory.”
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