Eduard Nikolaev showed the best time at the first stage of the Dakar-2019


The crew of the Russian KAMAZ-master team led by Eduard Nikolaev showed the best time at the first stage of the Dakar-2019 Rally Marathon on the route Lima — Pisco. The leaders passed it in one hour, nine minutes and five seconds.The second place was taken by Dutchman Ton van Genugten on Iveco with a lag of 18 seconds. The top three was locked by Argentine Federico Villagra (Iveco, +53 seconds). The crew of Dmitry Sotnikov showed the fifth time, Andrei Karginov and Airat Mardeev are located on the sixth and seventh places, respectively.

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KAMAZ-master team celebrates its 30th anniversary.


Today, the numerous winner of the Dakar supermarathon, the KAMAZ-master team, celebrates its 30th anniversary. In honor of the anniversary of the KAMAZ racing team in Naberezhnye Chelny, a solemn event will be held, in which the government of the republic, representatives of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, numerous fans and veterans of the legendary team will take part. Russian President Vladimir Putin also sent his congratulations to KAMAZ-master.

“Your outstanding achievements are a well-deserved reward for skill, character and daily hard work,” the message says. The head of state also notes the contribution of the famous team to the technological development of KAMAZ in particular, and the Russian car industry as a whole.

The KAMAZ-master team, founded in 1988, is known as a numerous medalist and fifteen times winner of the Dakar supermarathon. It includes five winners of the World Cup, 15 international-class masters of sports, 11 honored masters of sports of Russia, 14 masters of sports.