Rally OiLybia du Maroc 2010: Great Russian perfomance!
From 17 to 23 of October we will follow the last sand rally-raid in the season 2010 - Rally OiLybia du Maroc 2010.
The race is starting today with administrative and technical checks in Zagora and then the competitors will battle in southern sands, dunes, plateau and other specialities of Morocco.
Among 140 competitors entered the Rally this year there are a lot of Russians.
In cars category, Leonid Novitskiy came in Morocco together with official BMW X-Raid and will be raced with big ambitions and try to win. He has a great experience in Morocco and the best result was 2nd place twice in 2008 and 2009.
Other big Russina perfomance is the new team under the support of RE Autoklubs. 5 cars and 1 truck in the race - fantastic! Among the pilots there are 2 crews with experience and 3 cars will be driven by amateurs. Ilya Kuznetsov will start in pair with Konstantin Zhiltsov in T2, Russian Mikhail Lepekhov is a driver of WRC and it will be his first experience in cross-country rally. Other 3 pilots - Leonid Ogorodnikov, Amir Gallyamov and Valentin Bukhtoyarov don't have the rally-raid experience and will be carefully drive with the aim of crossing the finish line. All race cars are Mitsubishi with different evolution and modifications.
In T4 race truck Russian Dmitry Pavlov complete the team and will control and support all the 5 cars of the team on the track.
And finally, Ukraine pilot Vadim Nesterchuk (team Sixt Ukraine) with Alexey Kuzmich will start in Morocco with italian Tecnosport in T2 category on Nissan Patrol.
Official web-site of the Rally: www.npo.fr