Vladimir Chagin

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Vladimir Chagin
Vladimir Chagin.jpg
Vladimir Chagin at the start of Transorientale 2008
Nationality Russian
Born (1970-01-05) 5 January 1970 (age 47)
Perm, Russian SFSR, USSR
Debut season 1990
Current team Kamaz-Master

Vladimir Gennadiyevich Chagin (Russian: Владимир Геннадьевич Чагин; IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr gʲɪˈnadʲɪɪvɪtɕ ˈtɕægʲɪn]; 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 2016 he holds the following records:[2]

  • The most Dakar rally wins in the truck category with 7 (1 more than Karel Loprais)
  • The second most Dakar rally stage wins in all categories with 63, 5 behind Stéphane Peterhansel
  • The record for most stage wins in a single Dakar rally season in the truck category with 9 out of 14 in 2010.

Winner[edit]

In top 3[edit]

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

Honours and awards[edit]

Dakar Rally results[edit]

Year Class Vehicle Position Stages won
1996 Trucks Russia Kamaz 30th ?
1998 ? 0
2000 1st 4
2001 DNF 5
2002 1st 7
2003 1st 2
2004 1st 4
2005 18th 6
2006* 1st 7
2007 DNF 2
2008 Event cancelled – replaced by Central Europe Rally
2009 Trucks Russia Kamaz 2nd 4
2010 1st 9
2011 1st 7

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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
Gerard de Rooy