Vladimir Chagin

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Gennadiyevich and the family name is Chagin.
Vladimir Chagin
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Vladimir Chagin at the start of Transorientale 2008
Nationality Russian
Born (1970-01-05) January 5, 1970 (age 44)
Perm, Russian SFSR, USSR
Debut season 1990
Current team Kamaz-Master

Vladimir Gennadiyevich Chagin (Russian: Владимир Геннадьевич Чагин, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr gʲɪˈnadʲɪɪvɪt͡ɕ ˈt͡ɕagʲɪn]; born 5 January 1970) is a Russian rally raid driver. He has won the Dakar Rally driving Kamaz trucks in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2011,[1] becoming the most successful single category pilot in the history of the tournament earning him the nickname "The Tsar of Dakar".

As of January 2012 he holds the following records:[2]

  • The most Dakar rally wins in the truck category with 7 (1 more than Karel Loprais)
  • The record for most Dakar rally stage wins in all categories with 63, 4 more than Stéphane Peterhansel[3]
  • The record for most stage wins in a single Dakar rally season in the truck category with 9 out of 14 in 2010.

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In top 3[edit]

Vladimir Chagin (right) with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (left), 26 October 2010

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Karel Loprais
Dakar Rally
Truck Winner

2000
Succeeded by
Karel Loprais
Preceded by
Karel Loprais
Dakar Rally
Truck Winner

20022004
Succeeded by
Firdaus Kabirov
Preceded by
Firdaus Kabirov
Dakar Rally
Truck Winner

2006
Succeeded by
Hans Stacey
Preceded by
Firdaus Kabirov
Dakar Rally
Truck Winner

20102011
Succeeded by
Gérard de Rooy