The organizers of the fortieth in the history of the rally-RAID “Dakar”, which will be held across Peru, Bolivia and Argentina from 6 to 20 January 2018, for the first time introduced the participants of the tests of motorcycles and ATVs in Facebook. On the official page of the famous race was published start number 193 pilots.
143 riders will perform in the Moto category we, and the first number will start the last year’s winner, Briton Sam Sunderland.
Interestingly, the numbers 13 and 113 are not used.
In the classification of ATVs 50 participants, among them the winner of “Dakar-2017” Sergey Karjakin, the Russian went to room 240, and two representatives of Kazakhstan Dmitry Shilov and Maxim antimirov that will drive the marathon for the first time.
Sergey Karjakin paid for the application for participation in rally “Dakar-2018” without sponsorship
“We hope that this “Dakar” will be to me more calm since last year had to be nervous and distracted because of lack of funding – said seregey Karjakin . – This year we are helping the government of Sverdlovsk region – they bought me a Quad bike Raptor 700. However, from the standard ATV there is little left: it’s almost all altered. For the upcoming “Dakar” the team will go in part nine, not three, like this year, which should significantly ease many processes.
The first seven days of the “Dakar” we are waiting for the Sands – it’s very good for me as I am guided. I will try to drive carefully without the risk. If we talk about competitors, to identify someone I wouldn’t. On a race like this happens a lot, and you never know who can get ahead”.
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