SILK WAY RALLY:THE DAKAR SERIES ON THE TRACKS OF MARCO POLO
Following the announcement of the route and entries know being accepted, the first ever Silk Rally is beginning to take shape four months ahead of the start this September 5th in the capital city of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan. This car and truck only event will enrich the sport of rally raid with a new and prestigious event that will run on a section of the historic Silk Road. After crossing Tatarstan then Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan the rally will conclude at Ashgabat on September 13. From pros to amateurs, all will rediscover the founding principals of the sport. Their desires to participate in a world class event, while discovering grandiose and varied lands, will be amply satisfied.
The « Dakar Series » label ideally corresponds to the Silk Way Rally’s personality, which will be a major endurance test where the physical and technical challenges will be of massive proportions. Over nine days, 4500km, including 3200 against the clock, will be covered. As far as the intensity of the competition is concerned, the terrains the competitors will cross will deliver a non-stop battle for top honours. The final two stages will be run through the vast Karakoum desert, where the art of dune crossing will be the difference between victory and defeat.
More information and the competitors’ entry form on www.dakar.com et www.silkwayrally.com