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The crew of Russian Eduard Nikolaev won the prologue of the Dakar rally

02.01.2022 53 просмотров

The race took place in Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia.


The crew of the RussianEduard Nikolaev from the Kamaz-master team took first place in the prologue of the Dakar rally marathon in the truck category.

The prologue distance was 19 km, the race was held in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.

Eduard Nikolaevshowed the result of 13 minutes 1 second. The second place was taken by the crew ofDmitry Sotnikov (7 seconds back). The top three was closed by the crew of Andrey Karginov(+15). The crew of Anton Shibalov finished fourth (+24). All riders represent the Kamaz-master team.

Alexander Maksimov (“Chir Mari”), representing Russia in the ATV category, took eighth place in the prologue. In the buggy-prototype class, Pavel Lebedev (MSK rally team) became the best of the Russians, finishing 18th. In the production buggy standings, Russian Tatiana Sycheva (Xesha motorsport) took 33rd place, Sergey Karyakin (Snag racing team) became 37th.

The first stage of the rally-marathon will take place on January 2, the length of the special stage will be 333 km. The Dakar rally passes through the territory of Saudi Arabia and will end on January 14.

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