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10.04.2018

Rally raid "Gold of Kagan 2018" will be the second round of Russian Cross-Country Rallies Championship

The most exciting and beautiful race "Gold of Kagan 2018" will be held in Astrakhan, south of Russia  from 12th to 14th of April, 2018.

The second stage of the Russian Cross-Country Rallies Championship includes three racing days in the sporting menu and will cover about 750 kilometers of the general distance of a route with nearly 600 km of special stages. On the route crews will have to pass some sandy cordons, including the well-known ergs "The Big brother" and "Africa", to test the reliability of their race cars on hard steppe roads with a set of hummocks and holes, and also to cope with adverse weather conditions – often there is a strong wind in the region which fairly can change a covering and a relief of special stages in sand zones.

An interesting battle is expected on the route in all race categories – bikes, quads, SSV, cars and trucks. The race will join on the start line more than 50 participants including all main rivals. In cars there is Suprotec Racing team with 2 cars in T1. Boris Gadasin, Andrey Rudskoy  are the top-pilots under the wheel of G-Force Bars proto fighting for the podium. The main rivals are Kazakh pilot Yury Sazonov on Hummer H3Evo and Russian Denis Krotov on BMW X3. In trucks there will be 4 KAMAZ trucks including the brand new gaz-diesel truck running by Anton Shibalov and 3 standard trucks with Eduard Nikolaev, Dmitry Sotnikov and also Andrey Karginov, who recently recovered from the last year injury. The main goal for the team staff is to continue the testing of the new type of engine which is compulsory under the technical rules from “Dakar 2019” for all trucks.

The ceremonial start this year will be traditionally held in center of Astrakhan city on the Lenin’s Square. After that competitors will have a 8-kms of Prologue and next two days will pass main race distance with 2 special stages in 343 kms and  260 kms.

"Gold of Kagan 2018"  prepared for competitors the real marathon tests and an interesting route!

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