The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin congratulated the KAMAZ-Master team on their victory in the Dakar-2020 Rally.
“I sincerely congratulate you on your victory in the Dakar-2020 Rally among trucks.
You confidently went through all the stages of these legendary competitions, showed perseverance, team cohesion, focus on results. Your triumph has become a real gift for numerous fans.
I wish you new achievements and good luck in sports. V. Putin,” the text of the government telegram says.
«Dakar-2020», the 12th stage.
The breathtaking race in Saudi Arabia, which lasted almost two weeks, has come to its end!
According to the results of all the stages in the overall trucks standings, Andrey Karginov (KAMAZ-Master) confidently took the first place with a total result of 46:33:36!
Anton Shibalov’s crew (KAMAZ-Master) came in second, losing to the leader 42:26 min.
On 3rd place — Sergey Vyazovich (MAZ, Belarus), behind the leader by 2:04:42 hours.
Dmitry Sotnikov (KAMAZ-Master) was fourth with a time of 49:29:04.
Congratulations to the members of the KAMAZ-Master team on the successful completion of the race!
We wish you further success!
Today in Moscow, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov presented the order of merit for the Republic of Tatarstan to the first Director General of KAMAZ, Lev Vasiliev. Vasiliev was also awarded the medal «100 years of formation of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic».
The award ceremony was attended by Serey Kogogin, CEO of KAMAZ, who has maintained warm friendly relations with his legendary predecessor for many years, and Alfiya Kogogina, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
Lev Borisovich Vasiliev headed the company for 12 years: from 1969 to 1981. Under his leadership, production buildings were built, the first and second stages of KAMAZ were commissioned, and the first hundreds of thousands of trucks were produced. In 1977, Lev Vasiliev was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor. In February 2020, he will be 95 years old.