The pilot of crew No. 500 “KAMAZ-Master” Eduard Nikolaev shared his impressions from victory in the overall standings of “Dakar-2018” in the category of trucks.
“KAMAZ-Master” in 15-th time won the rally-marathon “Dakar”, “MAZ” on the podium
“I am very grateful to his crew and entire team for this overall victory, – said Nikolaev. A big thank you to the fans for the support that we felt from the start of the race.
It was very difficult. In some dramatic moments, we thought all is over for our crew. But, fortunately, the technique suffered, and people. For me personally a great happiness to win in the year of the 40th anniversary of the “Dakar” in the year of the thirtieth anniversary of the team “KAMAZ-Master”.
Video: finish “KAMAZ-Master” team in rally-marathon “Dakar-2018”
The pilot of crew No. 507 Ayrat Mardeev, who became the bronze Preseren “Dakar-2018”, he added: “Perhaps, I do not remember such intensity of sporting passion and level of competition. This is in addition to the fact that in parallel there was a desperate struggle with the elements.
From the very beginning of the race Peruvian heat and sand was a shock for many participants. Next, the Bolivian highlands and again Sands and off-road, but Argentine.
There was not a single day when it would be easier than in the previous year. “Dakar-2018″ was held for all on the limit. It is easy to get to the finish line is a reward in itself. Bronze Bedouin has for our crew of great value”.
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