Silk Way Rally

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Silk Way Rally
Silk Way Rally logotype.png
CategoryRally raid
RegionRussia, Mongolia, China
Inaugural season2009
Drivers97
Drivers' championmoto


pilot
United Kingdom Sam Sunderland
cars
pilot
Qatar Nasser al-Attiyah
codriver
France Matthieu Baumel


trucks
pilot
Russia Anton Shibalov
codriver
Russia Dmitry Nikitin
mechanic
Russia Ivan Tatarinov


Official websitewww.silkwayrally.com

The Silk Way Rally is an annual rally raid type of off-road race. The first Silk Way Rally was raced in 2009 from Kazan, Russia to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. From 2010 to 2013, the race has taken place in Russia. The 2016 edition had a Moscow-Astana-Beijing route, the 2017 edition starts in Moscow and finishes in Xi'an, China. From 2009 to 2011, the rally was part of ASO's Dakar Series. The rally compete in three categories - moto, cars and trucks.

About The Rally[edit]

Silk Way Rally is a rally raid that goes both through off-road spaces and by public roads. Each crew, which usually consists of a driver and a navigator (with a mechanic for truck crews and only of a rider for motorcycles), must complete the Selective Sections (also called Special Stages) of the itinerary indicated in the Road Book (the legend) and pass through all compulsory Waypoints. The crew with the shortest total time on all specials of rally route becomes the winner. Road sections (or liaisons) between the specials go on public roads and highways and must be covered within the target time, observing Road Traffic Code. The failure to respect the target time incurs a penalty, which is marked on the control card (carnet) and is taken in account during the calculation of total results. Since 2012 any competitor that fails to complete a special stage is allowed to continue the race with a penalty of 50 hours, added to the total time. This option can be used only one time and must be performed on the next day after the failed stage. Such significant penalty usually puts the competitor in the end of general classification but enables the crew to use the remaining race as a training before Dakar Rally. Silk Way Rally Organization address each year’s event as "an edition". The edition of 2016 was exceptional due to the involvement of China, covering more than 6,500 km and lasting more than 10 days, and therefore becoming a rally marathon.

Russian Rally Championship[edit]

In previous editions several stages of Silk Way Rally also constituted a part of Russian Rally Championship so the results obtained on Silk Way Rally route were accepted for the registered competitors of RRC. For example, in 2016 it concerned the SWR stages from Kazan to Almaty.

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For the 6th edition, which involved China, Rally Organization engaged a famous Russian fashion designer Denis Simachev into organization process as a new Creative Director, who gave rally a new design based on the image of the White Tiger.

Widely known as one of the largest predators, tigers are ranged both in Russia and China, where this species is even considered sacred. Moreover, the form of Chinese character 王, which means "a king", reminds us of stripe pattern on the tiger’s forehead. White tigers, in particular, adapt easily to any environment if there is enough free space, being as well the largest representatives of their breed. In Chinese mythology the white tiger symbolizes courage and strong spirit that protects one from external threats. That is why the new symbol of Silk Way Rally features the White Tiger: it inspires the competitors to new achievements and keeps them safe during the entire race. — 2016 Silk Way Rally press kit[citation needed]

The main SWR trophy is the White Tiger Cup.

Rally history[edit]

On 16 April 2009, Silk Way Rally presentation was held in the Paris residence of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russia to France in order to attract the attention of global audience and international media. On 26 May the rally was presented in Berlin.[citation needed] From 2009 to 2011 the rally was co-organized by KAMAZ-master Team and ASO (Amaury Sport Organization), the organizer of such well-known events as Dakar Rally and Tour de France. The involvement of ASO encouraged famous drivers and professional teams as well as racing amateurs and private teams all over the world to join the rally. In first three years after its foundation Silk Way Rally was a part of Dakar Series.[citation needed] In 2014 Organizers postponed the rally to 2015 and on 7 March 2015 once again announced the cancellation of that year’s edition.[citation needed] In 2016, after two-year break Silk Way Rally took a fresh start: China joined the organization process and hosted the most part of rally stages. Such changes upgraded the rally raid to the rally marathon on the international arena.[citation needed]

In 2017 SWR was conducted in the form of a marathon. The route distance exceeded 6,500 km and totaled in 9,599.60 km. Rally crossed three countries: Russia, Kazakhstan and China, taking off from Moscow and finishing in the ancient Chinese city of Xi’an.[citation needed]

The exceptional level of rally organization in 2017 was commended by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. The President emphasized the significance of this competition for the strengthening of international humanitarian cooperation, friendly relations and mutual understanding between people.[citation needed]

For the 2019 edition (between Irkoutsk and Dunhuang), it was announced to add the motorcycle category.[1]

Eligible Categories[edit]

Along with the division into basic categories of moto, cars and trucks, each of them having its own overall classification, all vehicles that participate in Silk Way Rally are split into separate competition groups as required by FIA. Each group refers to a certain type of vehicle, type of engine and other characteristics. Apart from group classifications the rally also establishes independent challenges that encourage, for example, eco-friendly vehicles or female drivers to join the rally.


List of Winners[edit]

  Part of Dakar Series
  Part of FIA and/or FIM competitions
Year Route Cars Trucks Bikes Quads
Driver
Co-Driver
Make Driver
Co-Driver
Mechanic
Make Rider Make Rider Make
2009 Kazan-Ashgabat Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Lucas Cruz
Volkswagen Touareg Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Tanin Anatoly
Kamaz Not held Not held
2010 St. Petersburg-Sochi Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Lucas Cruz
Volkswagen Touareg Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Viatcheslav Mizyukaev
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz
2011 Moscow-Sochi Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
BMW X3 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Czech Republic Vojtěch Štajf
Czech Republic Milan Holáň
Tatra
2012 Moscow-Gelendzhik Russia Boris Gadasin
Russia Dan Schemel
G-Force Proto Russia Ayrat Mardeev Kamaz
2013 Moscow-Astrakhan France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Russia Konstantin Zhiltsov
Sonangol Schlesser Original Russia Dmitry Sotnikov
Russia Viatcheslav Mizyukaev
Russia Andrei Aferin
Kamaz
2014-2015 not held
2016 Moscow-Beijing France Cyril Despres
France David Castera
Peugeot 2008 DKR Russia Ayrat Mardeev
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz
2017 Moscow-Xi'an France Cyril Despres
France David Castera
Peugeot 3008 DKR Russia Dmitry Sotnikov
Russia Ruslan Akhmadeev
Russia Ilnur Mustafin
Kamaz
2018 Astrakhan-Moscow Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al Rajhi
Germany Timo Gottschalk
Mini John Cooper Works Rally Russia Andrey Karginov
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Igor Leonov
Kamaz
2019 Irkutsk-Dunhuang Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
France Mathieu Baumel
Toyota Hilux Russia Anton Shibalov
Russia Dmitry Nikitin
Russia Ivan Tatarinov
Kamaz United Kingdom Sam Sunderland KTM 450 Rally Factory Poland Rafał Sonik Yamaha Raptor 700

Rallies[edit]

Summary[edit]

YEAR START FINISH #
ETAPE
DISTANCE, КМ
DATE CITY DATE CITY Special
Stage
Liaison
TOTAL
2009 5 September Russia Kazan 13 September Turkmenistan Ashgabat 9[2] 2 621 2 007 4 628
2010 11 September Russia Saint-Petersburg 18 September Russia Sochi 8 2 014 2 845 4 859
2011 10 July Russia Moscow 16 July Russia Sochi 7 2 450 1 490 3 940
2012 7 July Russia Moscow 13 July Russia Gelendzhik[3] 7[2] 2 083 1 776 3 859
2013 7 July Russia Moscow 13 July Russia Astrakhan 8[2] 2 822 1 173 3 995
2016 9 July Russia Moscow 24 July China Beijing 15 4 105 6 630 10 735
2017 7 July Russia Moscow 22 July China Xian 14 4 094 5 505 9 599
2018 15 July Russia Astrakhan 29 July Russia Moscow 7 2327 873 3488
Note: the data are listed nominally - due to cancellations, abbreviations and changes in the stages may actually differ.

2009[edit]

Presidents of the host at the solemn event after the first edition of the rally on 13 September 2009 (from left to right): D.A. Medvedev, G.M. Berdymukhamedov и N.A. Nazarbayev

Edition 1 of the Silk Way Rally set off from Kazan in Tatarstan and headed to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan. The nine days, 4,500-km rally featured 3,900 km of special stages. Carlos Sainz won his 1st international Rally-Raid. A perfect rehearsal for "El Matador" who the following January won the Dakar Rally in his 4th attempt. In the truck category, Kamaz dominated with two-time Dakar winner Firdaus Kabirov taking top honours in what was his last major international victory.


ETAPE DATE START FINISH DISTANCE, КМ
SS LIAISON TOTAL
prologue 5.09 Russia Kazan Russia Kazan 2 - 2
1 6.09 Russia Kazan Russia Buguruslan 141 337 478
2 7.09 Russia Buguruslan Kazakhstan Uralsk 231 316 547
3 8.09 Kazakhstan Uralsk Kazakhstan Beyneu 580 296 876
4 9.09 Kazakhstan Beyneu Kazakhstan Zhanaozen 424 55 479
5 10.09 Kazakhstan Zhanaozen Turkmenistan Turkmenbashy 514 184 698
6 11.09 Turkmenistan Turkmenbashy Turkmenistan Balkanabad 345 72 417
7 12.09 Turkmenistan Balkanabad Turkmenistan Turkmenbashy 360 154 514
8 13.09 Turkmenistan Turkmenbashy Turkmenistan Asgabat 24 593 617
TOTAL 2 621 2 007 4 628
Note: Green color is allocated distances, cream — not included.

PARTICIPATING COUTNRIES - 25

TOTAL ROUTE LENGTH - 4628 km

62 CARS AND 20 TRUCKS ENTERED THE MARATHON

34 CARS AND 16 TRUCKS FINISHED THE MARATHON

113 MEDIA ACCREDITED - 347 JOURNALISTS

753 TV-BROADCASTS WITH TOTAL DURATION OF 2,260 MINUTES

3,167 PUBLICATIONS IN MEDIA

TEAM SERVICE CARS - 96 CREWS

17 CREWS PRESENTED THE RAID CATEGORY

60 Т OF PETROL, 210 Т OF DIESEL FUEL AND 325 Т OF AVIATION KEROSINE WERE USED

ESCORT PROVIDED SUPPORT TO 160 VEHICLES OF PARTICIPANTS AND 120 VEHICLES OF

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE] 526 VIPS FROM FOUR STATES VISITED THE RALLY

2010[edit]

Start ceremony of the rally-marathon "Silk Way 2010" from the Palace Square in St. Petersburg, Russia
Vladimir Putin on the bivouac of the rally-marathon "Silk Way" meets with the participants of the competition

Following the North-South route for the first time, edition 2 of the Silk Way Rally remains in the annals of motor racing history for its departure from Saint-Petersburg and the passage of the caravan in front of the winter palace of the "Venice of the North" and the finish in Sochi, which went on to host the 2014 winter Olympic Games. When the eight stages, measuring 4,500 km, with 2,014 km of special stages were run and it was Carlos Sainz taking his second consecutive victory in the car category, while Kamaz protégé, Eduard Nikolaev defeated veterans Gerard De Rooy and Alès Loprais for his first international triumph.

ETAPE DATE START FINISH DISTANCE, КМ
SS LIAISON TOTAL
1 11/09 Russia Saint-Petersburg Russia Staraya Russa 85 330 415
2 12/09 Russia Staraya Russa Russia Vyazma 209 575 770
3 13/09 Russia Vyazma Russia Lipetsk 210 395 605
4 14/09 Russia Lipetsk Russia Volgograd 300 490 790
5 15/09 Russia Volgograd Russia Astrakhan 450 150 600
6 16/09 Russia Astrakhan Russia Elista 400 105 505
7 17/09 Russia Elista Russia Maykop 340 440 780
8 18/09 Russia Maykop Russia Krasnaya Polyana 20 360 380
Toral 2 014 2 845 4 859

PARTICIPATING COUTNRIES - 22

TOTAL ROUTE LENGTH - 4859 km

48 CARS AND 16 TRUCKS ENTERED THE MARATHON

29 CARS AND 13 TRUCKS FINISHED THE MARATHON

168 MEDIA ACCREDITED - 507 JOURNALISTS

918 TV-BROADCASTS WITH TOTAL DURATION OF 3,660 MINUTES

4,015 PUBLICATIONS IN MEDIA

TEAM SERVICE CARS - 96 CREWS

12 CREWS IN CARS AND MOTOBIKES PRESENTED THE RAID CATEGORY

51,675 L OF PETROL, 289,912 L OF DIESEL FUEL AND 160 Т OF AVIATION KEROSINE WERE USED

586 VIPS FROM SEVEN STATES VISITED THE RALLY


2011[edit]

Polish pilot Krzysztof Hołowczyc on the podium of the rally-marathon "Silk Way Rally 2011", Krasnaya polyana

First departure from Moscow for the Silk Way Rally, which saw its number of entries rise, to the delight of the thousands of Muscovites who came to Red Square for the ceremonial start. Ahead of the competitors, seven days of racing and 3,983 km, with 2,366 km of special stages. After the week of hard fought action it was Poland’s Krzysztof Holowczyc scoring the biggest win of his career, ahead of the disciplines greatest driver, Stéphane Peterhansel, while in the truck category, Alès Loprais got revenge from the previous year.

ETAPE DATE START FINISH DISTANCE, КМ
SS LIAISON TOTAL
1 10/07 Russia Moscow Russia Lipetsk 260 310 570
2 11/07 Russia Lipetsk Russia Volgograd 480 365 845
3 12/07 Russia Volgograd Russia Astrakhan 430 160 590
4 13/07 Russia Astrakhan Russia Astrakhan 400 15 415
5 14/07 Russia Astrakhan Russia Stavropol 690 75 765
6 15/07 Russia Stavropol Russia Maykop 170 220 390
7 16/07 Russia Maykop Russia Sochi 20 345 365
ВСЕГО 2 450 1 490 3 940
Note: green color marked distances included in the overall standings , cream — distance not included in the overall standings.

PARTICIPATING COUTNRIES - 28

TOTAL ROUTE LENGTH – 3,940 km

95 CARS AND 35 TRUCKS ENTERED THE MARATHON

50 CARS AND 26 TRUCKS FINISHED THE MARATHON

138 MEDIA ACCREDITED - 605 JOURNALISTS

969 TV-BROADCASTS WITH TOTAL DURATION OF 3,983 MINUTES

4,518 PUBLICATIONS IN MEDIA

TEAM SERVICE CARS - 153 CREWS

50,000 L OF PETROL, 551,700 L OF DIESEL FUEL AND 160 Т OF AVIATION KEROSINE WERE USED

587 VIPS FROM SEVEN STATES VISITED THE RALLY


2012[edit]

Winner of the Silk Way Rally 2012 Boris Gadasin

The start once again from Red Square for the Silk Way Rally, which the number of entries is on the rise. On the programme, a completely new 4,000-km route to Sochi. Storms that battered southern Russian forced the race to stop at Gelendzhik. Boris Gadasin became the first Russian driver to win in the car category, while Kamaz returned to its winning ways thanks to another of its young hopefuls, Ayrat Mardeev, the future winner of the 2015 Dakar!

ETAPE DATE START FINISH DISTANCE, КМ
SS LIAISON TOTAL
prologue 7/07 Russia Moscow Russia Ryazan - 184,85 184,85
1 8/07 Russia Ryazan Russia Volgograd 258 620 878
2 9/07 Russia Volgograd Russia Volgograd 309 125 434
3 10/07 Russia Volgograd Russia Elista 488 189 677
4 11/07 Russia Elista Russia Elista 506 159,5 665,5
5 12/07 Russia Elista Russia Maykop 453 230 683
6 13/07 Russia Maykop Russia Gelendzhik 69 266 335
TOTAL 2 083 1 774 3 857
Note: Green color is allocated distances, cream — not included.

PARTICIPATING COUTNRIES - 25

TOTAL ROUTE LENGTH – 3,550 km

118 CREWS: 93 JEEPS AND 25 TRUCKS ENTERED THE MARATHON

TEAM SERVICE CARS - 143 CREWS

270 MEDIA ACCREDITED - 581 JOURNALISTS

712 TV-BROADCASTS WITH TOTAL DURATION OF 2,074 MINUTES

4,312 PUBLICATIONS IN MEDIA

360 000L OF MOTOR FUEL ARE USED

2013[edit]

Start of the rally-marathon "Silk Way Rally 2013" on Red Square in Moscow

For edition 5, the Silk Way Rally solidified its place in the landscape of international rally-raids and was back in Moscow for the start from Red Square. The rally headed towards the Volga and Astrakhan that greeted another rally-raid superstar who won at the end of a 4,000-km route, which included 3,000 km of special stages. In his second participation, two-time Dakar winner and six-time victor on the Africa Race, Jean-Louis Schlesser entered the Silk Way Rally record books becoming the first driver to win with a two-wheel drive vehicle. Kamaz stamped its authority in the truck category with Dimitry Sotnikov taking the victory.

ETAPE DATE START FINISH DISTANCE, КМ
SS LIAISON TOTAL
пролог 6/07 Russia Moscow Russia Tambov - 452,91 452,91
1 7/07 Russia Tambov Russia Volgograd 373,43 370,69 744,12
2 8/07 Russia Volgograd Russia Volgograd 478,38 68,39 546,77
3 9/07 Russia Volgograd Russia Astrakhan 485,74 144,29 631,03
4 10/07 Russia Elista Russia Astrakhan 485,00 49,67 534,67
5 11/07 Russia Astrakhan Russia Astrakhan 499,00 60,25 559,25
6 12/07 Russia Astrakhan Russia Astrakhan 512,00 54,02 466,02
7 13/07 Russia Astrakhan Russia Astrakhan 87,36 74,65 162,01
TOTAL 2 822 1 275 4097

2016[edit]

Production group car on the stage of the Silk Way Rally 2016


In 2016, after a two-year break, the "Silk Way" got a second wind when China joined the rally organization, hosting most of the stages on its territory. Thus, the rally raid increased its status on the international scene to the rally marathon. The crew of Cyril Despres and David Castera (Peugeot Total team) secured the overall victory; the "KAMAZ-master" team crew led by Ayrat Mardeev won the truck standings


ETAPE DATE START FINISH ALTITUDE, М DISTANCE, КМ
MIN. MX. SS LIAISON TOTAL
1 9/07 Russia Moscow Russia Kazan 2 852 854
2 10/07 Russia Kazan Russia Ufa 64 188 136 490 625
3 11/07 Russia Ufa Kazakhstan Kostanay 254 467 200 615 815
4 12/07 Kazakhstan Kostanay Kazakhstan Astana 108 378 345 510 856
5 13/07 Kazakhstan Astana Kazakhstan Balkhash 408 998 569 253 821
6 14/07 Kazakhstan Balkhash Kazakhstan Almaty 336 580 411 445 856
7 16/07 Kazakhstan Almaty China Bortala 1072 2575 77 505 582
8 17/07 China Bortala China Urumqi 294 471 257 648 905
9 18/07 China Urumqi China Hami 58 974 384 335 720
10 19/07 China Hami China Dunhuang 553 1916 340 144 484
11[4] 20/07 China Dunhuang China Jiayuguan 1376 2508 330 231 561
12 21/07 China Jiayuguan] China Alashan 1148 1811 425 242 667
13 22/07 China Alashan China Wuhai 1159 1792 367 357 725
14 23/07 China Wuhai China Hohhot 1039 1224 261 494 756
15 24/07 China Hohhot China Beijing - 508 508
Total 4 105 6 630 10 735
Note: the distances included in the overall standings are highlighted in green , cream is canceled. The actual numbers may differ from the sum of the intermediate numbers, since all the numbers are rounded.

10735 km - total route length 17 days - rally duration, 14 bivouacs 41 countries presented their participants 1,100 participants and team members More than 2,500 people in Europe, Russia and China in the Rally organization 145 Russian and international journalists received permanent accreditation 560 media representatives received temporary accreditation TV reports from the "Silk Way 2016" Rally were broadcast in 196 countries of Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa Bivouac hosted up to 2,200 people daily 550 vehicles arrived daily to the bivouac and went further along the rally route 125 sports crews (102 SUVs and 23 trucks) entered the rally 192 "Assistance" crews 168 cars of organizers to ensure the necessary services operation Up to 15,000 people visited the spectator areas along the rally route every day 16 aircraft 14 auto transporters moved along the rally route

2017[edit]

On the special stage in China, Silk Way Rally 2017
Gobi desert - part of the route of the Silk Way Rally 2017

For the Silk Way Rally of year 2017 the Organization Committee prepared a new route project, which includes the best features of the 6th edition as well as some developments and surprises. The rally will once again take the form of marathon through Russia, Kazakhstan and China, which has proved itself successful last year. Rally caravan will take off to a thrilling and fascinating journey, starting from Moscow Red Square. After two weeks of uncompromising struggle the competitors will finish in Xi’an – the ancient cradle of Chinese civilization and the starting point of Silk Road. Despite the rains that haunted the caravan of participants all the way, the finish in Xi'an took place! The winner was the French crew of Cyril Despres TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL, and Dmitry Sotnikov won the truck's victory in the team "KAMAZ-master"


ETAPE DATE START FINISH DISTANCE, КМ
SS LIAISON TOTAL
1 8/70 Russia Moscow Russia Cheboksary 61,43 665,72 726,95
2 9/07 Russia Cheboksary Russia Ufa 157,00 628,63 785,63
3 10/07 Russia Ufa Kazakhstan Kostanay 329,25 567,14 876,39
4 11/07 Kazakhstan Kostanay Kazakhstan Astana 373,22 192,69 908,80
5 12/07 Kazakhstan Astana Kazakhstan Semey 484,47 365,07 849,54
6 13/07 Kazakhstan Semey Kazakhstan Urdzhar 387,86 209,27 597,13
7 14/07 Kazakhstan Urdzhar China Karamay 106,60 306,3 412,90
8 15/07 China Karamay China Urumqi 250,37 185,97 436,34
9 17/07 China Urumqi China Hami 421,00 392,89 813,89
10 18/07 China Hami China Dunhuang 360,28 157,25 517,53
11 19/07 China Dunhuang China Jiayuguan 488,65 208,85 783,84
12 20/07 China Jiayuguan China Alashan 254,75 229,04 483,79
13 21/07 China Alashan China Zhongwei 318,66 236,48 690,31
14 22/07 China Zhongwei China Xian 100,67 643,76 716,56
Total 4 094 5 505 9 599
Note: the distances included in the overall standings are highlighted in green , cream is canceled. The actual numbers may differ from the sum of the intermediate numbers, since all the numbers are rounded


2018[edit]


The race was held from 15 July – 29 July 2018. The route was planned from Xian (China) to Moscow, in fact, the competition took place only in Russia. From Astrakhan to Moscow – the route of 2018 will definitely set a challenge to each rally competitor. Russian off-road offers the full diversity of terrain: steppe, desert sands, forests and salines.

• The distance of the route of the Silk Way Rally 2018 (Russian part) - 5169 km, 3127 are special stages

• 94 crews took part

• Permanently accredited media - 214

• TV channels - 85

• 196 broadcast countries

• 3,500 people took rally bivouacs daily

• Up to 20,000 people were in spectator areas daily

• 13 aircraft of aviation support (6 aircraft, 7 helicopters)

The Chinese round of competition is about to start in the end of September. Chinese off-road has always attracted the racers, with the sands of Gobi desert, one the world’s highest fixed dunes, beautiful oases and small lakes. In four days rally competitors are to cover 1,600 km, including 800 km of challenging special stages among the boundless sands.

ETAPE DATE START FINISH DISTANCE, КМ
liaison ss liaison total assist
1 21/07 Astrakhan Astrakhan 25,67 311.00 11,30 347,97 0
2 22/07 Astrakhan Elista 99,62 365,50 7,48 472,6 0
3 23/07 Elista Astrakhan 43,37 332,00 100,01 475,38 358
4 24/07 Astrakhan Astrakhan 11,05 366,03 13,50 390,58 0
5 25/07 Astrakhan Volgograd 13,99 443,78 80,11 537,88 442
6 26/07 Volgograd Lipetsk 76,13 317,15 373,50 766,78 645
7 27/07 Lipetsk Moscow 18,79 191,70 286,73 497,22 477
TOTAL 288,62 2327,16 872,63 3488,41 1922
Note: the distances included in the overall standings are highlighted in green , cream is canceled.

The actual numbers may differ from the sum of the intermediate numbers, since all the numbers are rounded


2019[edit]

On 6 July 2019 the Rally officially took off from Irkutsk. Racers were proceed for Lake Baikal, the deepest lake on Earth, where the first bivouac gave them shelter. The itinerary discover new exciting locations along the ten stages and special sections in Eastern Siberia, across the Russian taiga forests, Mongolian steppes, Chinese valleys and Gobi dunes. The Finish Ceremony took place on 16 July in the picturesque city of Dunhuang, an oasis surrounded by high dunes. The total distance of the race - 5003,5 kilometers (special stage length – 2589 km), were covered by pilots in ten days. Priority in the itinerary planning was given to shortening road liaisons between special stages (the total length of liaisons over the whole itinerary, as compared to the 2016 edition, has been shortened by 4216 km, and as compared to 2017 – by 3091 km).

Etape Date Start Finish DISTANCE, km
liaison ss liaison Total
1 7 /07 Russia Irkutsk Russia Baikalsk 71,03 50,87 133 254,9
2 8 /07 RussiaBaikalsk Russia Ulan-Ude 134,57 207,67 67,1 409,34
3 9 /07 Russia Ulan-Ude Mongolia Ulaanbaatar 362,07 243 86,28 691,35
4 10 /07 MongoliaUlaanbaatar MongoliaUlaanbaatar 3,54 470,19 3,23 476,96
5 11 /07 MongoliaUlaanbaatar MongoliaMandalgovi 21,64 337 5,95 364,59
6 12/07 MongoliaMandalgobi MongoliaDalanzadgad 1,25 408,17 2,33 411,75
7 13 /07 MongoliaDalanzadgad ChinaBayinbaolige 370 - 181 551
8 14 /07 ChinaBayinbaolige ChinaAlashan 430,37 326,6 29,14 786,11
9 15 /07 ChinaAlashan ChinaJiayuguan 29,17 290,3 181,73 501,2
10 16 /07 ChinaJiayuguan ChinaDunhuang 96,26 255 205,04 556,3
Total 1519 ,9 2588,8 894,8 5003,5

Results[edit]

Moto[edit]

Silk Way Rally 2019, Stage 9, Alashan - Jiayuguan, 15 July, China - Photo SWR
Year Place Number Crew Team Brand Model Group Time
2019 1 6 United Kingdom Sam Sunderland Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM KTM 450 Rally 450 26h12m47s
2 29 United States Andrew Short Husqvarna Husqvarna Husqvarna Rally 450 450 + 20m22s
3 10 France Adrien van Beveren
Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha WR450F Rally 450 + 21m01s

Quads[edit]

Year Place Number Crew Team Brand Model Group Time
2019 1 101 Poland Rafal Sonik Sonik rally Team Yamaha Yamaha Raptor 700 Quads 34h18m54s
2 102 Russia Alexander Maximov Troyka Team Yamaha Yamaha YFM 700R 450 1h32m13s

Cars[edit]

Year Place Number Crew Team Brand Model Group Time
2009 1 101 Spain Carlos Sainz

Spain Lucas Cruz Senra

Volkswagen

Motorsport 1

Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 T1.2 24:12:21
2 103 United States Mark Miller

South Africa Ralph Pitchford

Volkswagen

Motorsport 1

Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 T1.2 24:34:13
3 100 South Africa Gianielle Villiers

Germany Dirk von Zitzcewitz

Volkswagen

Motorsport 1

Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 T1.2 24:40:30
2010 1 100 Spain Carlos Sainz

Spain Lucas Cruz Senra

Volkswagen

Motorsport 1

Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 T1.2 19:42:02
2 102 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah

Germany Timo Gottschalk

Volkswagen

Motorsport 1

Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 T1.2 19:50:29
3 104 United States Mark Miller

South Africa Ralph Pitchford

Volkswagen

Motorsport 1

Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 T1.2 20:22:24
2011 1 102 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc

Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin

Monster Energy

X-raid

BMW X3 CC T1.2 29:11:27
2 100 France Stefan Peteransel

France Jean-Paul Cottre

Monster Energy

X-raid

MINI All4 Racing T1.2 31:10:55
3 118 Russia Alexander Zheludov

Belarus Andrey Rudnitsky

Promotechmsport

Rally

Nissan Frontier T1.1 32:36:00
2012 1 102 Russia Boris Gadasin

Russia Dan Schemel

G-Force

Motorsport

G-Force Proto T1.1 20:03:42
2 109 Hungary Bolash Salay

Hungary László Bunkoczi

Opel Dakar Opel Antara RR1 T1.1 20:06:25
3 107 Czech Republic Miroslav Zapletal

Poland Rafał Marton

OffroadSport Hummer H3 Evo T1.1 20:14:17
2013 1 102 France Jean-Louis Schlesser

Russia Konstantin Zhiltsov

Sonangol

Schlesser

Sonangol

Schlesser

Original T1.3 32:55:35
2 105 Russia Vladimir Vasiliev

Russia Vitaly Evtekhov

G-Force

Motorsport

G-Force Proto T1.1 33:12:08
3 125 Russia Evgeny Firsov

Russia Vadim Filatov

PEK:sport Toyota Hilux T1.1 34:43:08
2016 1 104 France Cyril Despre

France David Kastera

Peugeot Total Peugeot 2008 DKR T1.4 36:15:18
2 103 Saudi Arabia Yazid Al-Rajhi

Germany Timo Gottschalk

X-raid MINI All4 Racing T1.2 36:41:09
3 101 Russia Vladimir Vasilyev

Russia Konstantin Zhiltsov

G-Energy MINI All4 Racing T1.2 37:05:04
2017 1 100 France Cyril Despre

France David Kastera

Peugeot Total Peugeot 3008 DKR T1.4 41:46:25
2 108 France Christian LAVIEILLE

France Jean-Pierre GARCIN

BAICMOTOR RACING TEAM BAICmotor BJ2BJ40L1B T1 42:51:04
3 107 China Wei HAN

China Liao MIN

GEELY AUTO COOPERTIRES TEAM Geely SMG0RC0028 T1 42:57:54
2018 1 103 Saudi Arabia Yazid Al-Rajhi

Germany Timo Gottschalk

X-raid MINI John Cooper Works Rally Team Т1.1 23:49:14
2 101 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah

France Mathieu_Baumel

QATAR WORLD RALLY TEAM Toyota Hilux T1.2 24:57:26
3 108 France Cyril Despre

France Mathieu Serradori

SRT TEAM MCM Origina T1.3 28:56:21
2019 1 201 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah

France Mathieu_Baumel

QATAR WORLD RALLY TEAM Toyota Hilux T1 24h25m29s
2 208 China Wei HAN

China Liao MIN

GEELY AUTO SHELL LUBRICANT TEAM GEELY SMG BUGGY T1 + 1h25m04s
3 212 FrancePELICHET Jérôme

FranceLARROQUE Pascal

RAID LYNX OPTIMUS T1 + 1h43m39s


Trucks[edit]

Year Place Number Crew Team Brand Model Group Time
2009 1 201 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Anatoly Tanin
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 28:13:52
2 202 Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Kolsul
Poland Darek Rodewald
De Rooy 2009 Iveco Trakker 4x4 T4.2 29:16:17
3 203 Czech Republic Ales Loprais
Slovakia Jaroslav Miskolci
Czech Republic Milan Holáň
Loprais Tatra Tatra T815-2 4x4 T4.2 29:56:12
2010 1 210 Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Vyacheslav Mizyukaev
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 22:56:41
2 205 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Sergey Savostin
Russia Ildar Saysultanov
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 23:18:49
3 201 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aidar Belyaev
Russia Andrey Mokeev
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 23:24:42
2011 1 301 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Czech Republic Milan Holáň
Czech Republic Vojtěch Štajf
Loprais Tatra Tatra T815-2 T4.2 32:23:15
2 305 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Anatoly Tanin
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 32:39:56
3 318 Russia Andrey Karginov
Russia Vyacheslav Mizyukaev
Russia Igor Devyatkin
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 33:01:51
2012 1 301 Russia Ayrat Mardeev
Russia Aidar Belyaev
Russia Anton Mirny
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 20:06:25
2 311 Netherlands Peter Versluis
Netherlands Jurgen Damen
Netherlands Harry Schuurmans
Eurol VEKA
MAN
MAN TGS 480 4x4 T4.2 20:36:53
3 310 Russia Anton Shibalov
Russia Robert Amatych
Russia Ildar Saysultanov
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 21:03:43
2013 1 312 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov
Russia Vyacheslav Mizyukaev
Russia Andrey Aferin
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 36:28:25
2 309 Russia Anton Shibalov
Russia Robert Amatych
Russia Almaz Hisamiev
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 36:29:29
3 320 Belarus Sergey Vyazovich
Belarus Alexander Polishchuk
Belarus Dmitry Vikhrenko
MAZ-SPORTauto МАЗ 5309RR T4.2 37:01:04
2016 1 306 Russia Ayrat Mardeev
Russia Aidar Belyaev
Russia Dmitry Svistunov
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 39:23:18
2 300 Russia Dmitry Sotnikov
Russia Ruslan Ahmadeev
Russia Ivan Romanov
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 VK T4.2 39:38:46
3 301 Netherlands Martin van den Brink
Netherlands Peter Willemsen
Czech Republic Daniel Kozlovský
Mammoet
Rallysport
Renault K520 T4.2 39:56:44
2017 1 303 Russia Sotnikov Dmitry
Russia Akhmadeev Ruslan
Russia Mustafin Ilnur
KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 43509 T4.2 43:45:38
2 312 Russia Anton Shibalov

Russia Andrey Mokeev

Russia Dmitry Nikitin

KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326 T4.2 43:51:42
3 300 Russia Ayrat Mardeev

Russia Aidar Belyaev

Russia Dmitry Svistunov

KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 43269 T4.2 44:08:50
2018 1 309 Russia Andrey Karginov

Russia Andrey Mokeev

Russia Igor Leonov

KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 43509 T4.2 25:26:12
2 303 Russia Ayrat Mardeev

Russia Aidar Belyaev

Russia Akhmet Galyautdinov

KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 T4.2 25:44:14
3 306 Russia Anton Shibalov

Russia Dmitry Nikitin

Russia Ivan Romanov

KAMAZ-master KAMAZ 4326-9 T4.2 26:29:41
2019 1 303 Russia Anton Shibalov

Russia Dmitry Nikitin

Russia Ivan Tatarinov

KAMAZ-master KAMAZ Kamaz 43509 T4 26h01m40s
2 300 Russia Andrey Karginov

Russia Andrey Mokeev

Russia Ivan Malkov

KAMAZ-master KAMAZ Kamaz 43509 T4 + 25m22s
3 302 Russia Ayrat Mardeev

Russia Dmitry Svistunov

Russia Sergey Krenev

KAMAZ-master KAMAZ Kamaz 43509 T4 + 52m05s

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