4
Feb
2017

KAMAZ was included into the list of Russia’s most expensive public companies at year-end 2016

According to Rossiya Segodnya Media Group, KAMAZ PTC (part of Rostec State Corporation) was included into the list of Russia’s most expensive public companies at year-end 2016.

KAMAZ is 82nd in the top 100 of the country’s largest companies in terms of market capitalization. Moreover, Chelny’s truck manufacturer is the leader among the listed companies in the ranking of automakers.

“In general, the list of one hundred largest public companies in Russia didn’t change much for a year,” the authors of the rating note. “There are only seven new companies in it.” So, there are mainly mineral and financial companies in the top ten. These enterprises’ capitalization increased on average by 55% for a year. KAMAZs capitalization increased by 68.5% in 2016.

18
Jan
2017

Dakar 2017, Stage 12: Nikolaev leads Kamaz 1-2 in trucks

Eduard Nikolaev secured his second Dakar Rally trucks title, leading home teammate Dmitry Sotnikov in a one-two for the Russian Kamaz marque.

Nikolaev, whose first title came in 2013, spent the entire 2017 edition of the rally bar the first two stages in the top three overall.

After leading Stage 3, Nikolaev dropped behind first Sotnikov then defending champion Gerard de Rooy (Iveco).

The Dutchman led as the first week ended, but quickly dropped behind the aforementioned Kamaz duo with a puncture on the eighth stage, before losing further time to navigational difficulties on Stage 10.

Sotnikov led again for two days but Nikolaev set the pace on Stages 10 and 11, giving him a 17-minute lead before the final sprint stage in Rio Cuarto.

He collected his fourth stage win of the weekend in the final run, and scored Kamaz’s 14th title in the process, beating Sotnikov by just under 19 minutes.

Sotnikov recorded his best Dakar result in second place, followed by Iveco duo de Rooy and Federico Villagra, who were 41 minutes and an hour down on Nikolaev respectively.

Ayrat Mardeev brought a third Kamaz into the top five, recording the lowest-placed finish of his Dakar career.

11
Jan
2017

Dakar 2017, Stage 7: Sotnikov eats into De Rooy’s advantage

Dmitry Sotnikov secured his second Dakar stage in the first run of the event’s second week and decreased Gerard De Rooy’s lead to just two minutes.

For the third time in a row, the stage was not completed in its entirety due to poor weather conditions and was instead shortened to a 141km version.Sotnikov beat De Rooy by 4m25s at the finish while the former’s Kamaz teammates Eduard Nikolaev and Ayrat Mardeev were both eight minutes off the pace. Sotnikov passed Nikolaev for second place overall as a result but the latter is also just six minutes behind De Rooy. Iveco duo Ton van Genugten and Federico Villagra both beat De Rooy for second and third in the stage. That allowed Villagra to pass Renault’s Pascal De Beer for fifth with Hans Stacey sitting in seventh.