The team “KAMAZ-Master” has spent a press-conference before the “Dakar-2018”

Команда «КАМАЗ-Мастер» провела пресс-конференцию перед «Дакаром-2018»

20 December in Moscow, the Agency MIA “Russia today” held a press-conference of the “KAMAZ-Master”, dedicated to the participation of the team in rally-RAID “Dakar-2018”. It was attended by the head of team Vladimir Chagin, the pilot Eduard Nikolaev, Ayrat Mardeev, Dmitri Sotnikov and Anton Shibalov, head of advertising and marketing, the Vice-President of Bank VTB Alexander Erofeev and the head of the press service of JSC “KAMAZ” Oleg Afanasev.

The new season of the team “KAMAZ-Master” will begin with participation in “Dakar”. 2018 notable for the fact that the “Dakar” will celebrate its 40th anniversary, and the team “KAMAZ-Master” will celebrate 30 years since its establishment.

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The title of “Dakar” this year, in addition to “KAMAZ-Master” will apply to such recognised leaders in the trucks category as IVECO, TATRA, RENAULT. Just to start out the 332 vehicles from 54 countries, including 42 sports truck.

Команда «КАМАЗ-Мастер» провела пресс-конференцию перед «Дакаром-2018»

The head of “KAMAZ-Master” Vladimir Chagin said that the team and, in particular, its engineering unit actively worked during the year. Immediately upon arrival with “Dakar-2017” was launched a large program changes and modification of sports cars.

Eduard Nikolaev: Key in “Dakar-2018” there will be stages with sand and challenging terrain

“The upcoming race special. First, the “Dakar” will be the 40th in a row, and secondly, next year the team “KAMAZ-Master” celebrates its 30th anniversary, – said Vladimir Chagin. – Remembering the troubles associated with the participation of our team in this extreme adventure, I find myself thinking that this is impossible to get used to. Every Dakar is a new challenge! New territories and countries, new opponents, the whims of the elements from heavy rains, lack of oxygen in the mountains to intolerable heat, surprises in the form of new regulations and a lot more all of which will never be bored and where you will always be rampant to pull. Anniversary in 2018 imposes on us additional responsibility. Of course, we will fight for the victory. Forward, KAMAZ!”

Eduard Nikolaev: Key in “Dakar-2018” there will be stages with sand and challenging terrain

Команда «КАМАЗ-Мастер» провела пресс-конференцию перед «Дакаром-2018»

The team in rally “Dakar-2018” will take part a new truck in-line six-cylinder 13-litre engine has already been successfully proven during the rally “silk road-2017. Moscow To XI’an”. The speaker on this machine Dmitry Sotnikov’s crew ready to compete for a place on the podium in the trucks category of the Dakar. Of course it won’t be easy – it’s the first time this engine was installed on a hoodless car in order to meet Dakar regulations which will affect the car “KAMAZ-Master” in 2019. Given the large number of mountain stages on the Dakar, all machines work on high-rise settings and optimized motor management programme.

“The upcoming Dakar will be a serious test for our team, – said Oleg Afanasiev. – There have been significant technical changes to the cars, changed the route of the race, as always, competitors are preparing their surprises. All this does not allow us to rest on our laurels. We are waiting for interesting fight and believe that the “KAMAZ-Master” will show his skills and the spirit of a champion”.

“Dakar-2018” starts on 6 January and finishes in Peru on 20 January in Argentina.

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