Silk Way Rally: Sponsors to pay amature entry fees

Institutions and sponsors of the Silk Way Rally, looking forward to hosting a great number of participants, have met and decided to take to take the entry fees of all the amateur competitors at their own cost! This exceptional announcement...

Institutions and sponsors of the Silk Way Rally, looking forward to hosting a great number of participants, have met and decided to take to take the entry fees of all the amateur competitors at their own cost!

This exceptional announcement was made yesterday morning at press conference in Moscow by the head of the rally: Semen Yakubov et Frederic Lequien.

Only competitors who have sent their application form before July 31st may have the advantage of this invitation.

Furthermore, the repartition of the prize money for amateurs was announced. The goal is to reward every participant. Indeed, and, for the first time ever in Rally Raid, 5000 dollars will be awarding each amateur team that crosses the finish lane in Asghabat on September 13th.

The rest of the 300 000 dollars rewards promised in April will be shared the following way : 10 000, 8 000 and 6 000 dollars for the first three of each category T1, T2 and T4.

The first Silk Way Rally, labelled Dakar Series in 2009, will take place between September 5th and 13th in Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan and is reserved for cars and trucks. From Kazan (Tatarstan's capital) to Ashgabat (Turkmenistan's capital), the competitors who came to get the best Dakar training will compete over 4500km including 3200km of special stages . Volkswagen has already announced the participation of its 4 top cars and in the truck race, Kamaz, De Rooy and Tatra should be fighting for victory .

Registration and information on www.silkwayrally.com

-credit: aso

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Series Dakar
Drivers Semen Yakubov