Putin supports 2016 Silk Way Rally

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Valdimir Chagin, team leader & director of the 2016 Silk Way Rally.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Valdimir Chagin, team leader & director of the 2016 Silk Way Rally.

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a recent visit to Tatarstan visited the KAMAZ Plant and congratulated employees and veterans of the enterprise with the 40th anniversary release of the first KAMAZ truck.

During the visit the President asked the team leader and director of the international rally-marathon Silk Way Rally Vladimir Chagin on the preparations for the race, which will take place in July 2016 from Moscow to Beijing.

Chagin reported on the work being done at the moment, he said there is a high degree of interest in the Silk Way Rally from athletes from around the world, presented Putin the new symbols and route competition and spoke about the project, which is supported by China and Kazakhstan.

Russian President positively assessed the progress in the preparation of the rally and wished success in its implementation.

ROUTE

Three countries being crossed : Russia, Kazakhstan, China• 9,000 kilometres out of which, around 5,000 kilometres of special stages • 15 legs• 1 rest day

PROGRAM
1st December 2015 Opening of entries – Start of reduced fee
16th March 2016 Start of standard fee
1st June 2016 Closure of entries
7th and 8th July 2016 Administrative checks and scrutineering in Moscow
8th July 2016 Start Podium on the Red Square in Moscow
9th to 24th July 2016 15 legs
16th July 2016 Rest day in Kazakhstan
24th July 2016 Last leg and Prize Giving in Beijing