Trans-oriental Rally

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Trans-oriental Rally was a motor rally which started in St. Petersburg on June 12, 2008 and ends next to the Great Wall of China near Beijing on June 28, 2008.

Overview[edit]

It was an alternative to the Lisboa 2008 Dakar Rally which was cancelled due to fears of terrorism. Among the drivers on the race is François Delecour, two-time winner of the Monte Carlo Rally.

There were 16 legs planned:

Fatalities[edit]

To date there have been two fatalities on the race:

  • Chinese driver Xu Lang, June 17 (from injuries sustained a day earlier)[1]
  • French motorcyclist Philippe Tonin, June 17

The latter fatality led the Russian Kamaz team to withdraw.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2008-06-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Kamaz pulls out of the Transorientale | Motors TV Archived 2008-11-21 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]