Silk Way Rally
The Silk Way International Rally is one of the most ambitious projects in the world of motor sports. The 10,000-kilometer route passes through Russia, Kazakhstan, and China.
Christian Lavieille’s crew (Baicmotor Racing Team) at finish line of Silk Way Rally 2017
The competition attracts some of the world’s best racers and most acclaimed rally raid teams: KAMAZ-Master (Russia), MAZ-SPORTauto (Belarus), VRT (Russia), Peugeot Sport (France), Qatar WRT (Qatar), X-Raid (Germany), PH-Sport (France), SRT (France), De Rooy Iveco (Holland), Tatra (Czech Republic), Mammoet Rallysport (Holland), and many others.
Gazprom was a general sponsor in the first rally raid held in 2009. The company has been Silk Way’s general partner ever since.
In 2013, gas-fueled KAMAZ, a special sports truck powered by natural gas, made a successful debut at the rally. Created by the KAMAZ-Master team with the support of Gazprom, the truck is meant to promote the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. Thanks to marathon rallies, there is abundant proof of the reliability of gas equipment in the most extreme conditions.
The crew of the first gas-fueled KAMAZ truck consisting of Sergey Kupriyanov, Alexander Kupriyanov, and Anatoly Tanin successfully passed all seven stages of the Silk Way Rally 2013.
Center: Anatoly Tanin, Alexander Kupriyanov, and Sergey Kupriyanov
The KAMAZ-Master team created a new modification of the gas-fueled KAMAZ for the Silk Way Rally 2018. The truck driven by Sergey Kupriyanov overcame every challenge and took 4th place in the general trucks category in the Russian part of the rally.
Center: Dmitry Svistunov, Alexander Kupriyanov, and Sergey Kupriyanov
Gas-fueled KAMAZ at Silk Way Rally 2018