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Saturday, 20 January 2018

KAMAZ Team Wins Dakar Rally in Truck Category… AGAIN!


A KAMAZ-Master Team crew led by Eduard Nikolayev won the 2018 Dakar rally in the truck category. The closing stage of the truck race began on Saturday and ended in Cordoba, Argentina. This the third time for Nikolayev in the Dakar Rally. His crews also won in 2013 and 2017. The 2018 Dakar Rally course was in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina.

21 January 2018




Mighty KAMAZ does it again! Every year, the KAMAZ team wins top honours at the Dakar for trucks. EVERY YEAR. The only question is whether they’re going to snag the second and third spots, too. As for the top spot, KAMAZ is top dog, all the time and every time. This tells you about the toughness of both Russian trucks and Russian drivers. USA… take notice…



Sunday, 18 January 2015

KAMAZ Master Team WHOMPS Competition at Dakar Rally… Again… Did You Really Expect a DIfferent Outcome?



KAMAZ Master team driver Ayrat Mardeyev ended up winning the 2015 Dakar Rally in the truck category, whilst teammates Eduard Nikolayev and Andrei Karginov claimed second and third places. The victory became the first for Mardeyev at Dakar and the 13th for the KAMAZ Master.




Monday, 20 January 2014

Mighty KAMAZ Wins Dakar Rally for the 12th Time

00 Dakar 2014 Rally. KAMAZ-Master Team. Russian winners. 20.01.14


During the final stage of the Dakar 2014 rally, the crew of Andrei Karginov from the KAMAZ-Master Team lost time whilst offering help to a Chinese ATV driver. However, the judges decided that they’d compensate him for the time lost, and, finally, named Karginov the winner in the truck class. Gérard de Rooy, a Dutch driver, refused to help the Chinese driver of the broken-down ATV. When the crews of Karginov and Nikolayev came, they tried to help, but with no success though. They saw that they needed to use special equipment. With the help of Karginov’s KAMAZ truck, the Chinese driver was able to re-enter the race. This cleared the road, eliminating all danger to traffic. A statement posted on the website of the KAMAZ-Master Team said, “The fact that the members of the Russian crew offered help to their Chinese colleague (No 319) is indisputable, and the organisers decided to compensate the KAMAZ-Master Team crew for the time lost”. Gérard de Rooy from the Netherlands came second in the team count. Eduard Nikolayev was third, Dmitri Sotnikov was fourth, and Anton Shibalov was fifth. They’re all members of the world-famous KAMAZ-Master Team, which has won the Dakar rally for the 12th time.

19 January 2014

Voice of Russia World Service


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Saturday, 11 January 2014

11 January 2014. Now, For Something Entirely Different… KAMAZ is at the Dakar Rally Yet Again

00 KAMAZ truck at Dakar Rally. 11.01.14


The KAMAZ Master Team is at the Dakar Rally again. No, the Dakar Rally isn’t held in Africa… it used to be, but isn’t anymore, it’s a LOOONG story. KAMAZ is rebuilding after the retirement of world champion Vladimir Chagin. It’s not in the lead, but it’s only 39 minutes off the leader. The last leg is scheduled for tomorrow, 12 July. This is a far cry from frozen Niagara Falls, wot? Have good thoughts, kids…


For more on KAMAZ and the Dakar Rally, click here and here

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