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Silk Way Rally (2016)

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08 Jul - 24 Jul
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Four MINI ALL4 Racing crews complete demanding Silk Way Rally in top five

Harry Hunt: "I personally found it harder than the Dakar, with some of the stages being much trickier."

A remarkable third-place class finish for ALDO Racing at the Silk Way Rally

A real adventure in no man's land from Moscow to Beijing for Canadians David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé at the Silk Way Rally

Silk Way Rally 2016 – Al Rahji takes penultimate Stage victory

Four of the five MINI ALL4 Racing crews retain the top five positions overall.

Peugeot and Despres victorious in Silk Way Rally

Cyril Despres and co-driver David Castera secured Peugeot's second major cross-country rally victory in the 2016 edition of the Silk Way Rally.

Silk Way Rally – Leg 13 : Peugeot a step closer to Silk Way victory

Team Peugeot collected its ninth victory from the 12 stages contested so far.

Silk Way Rally Stage 12: Loeb looses his way ! - video

Cyril Despres and David Castera (Peugeot DKR 2008), inherit the stage win.

Silk Way Rally – Leg 10 : Another Peugeot 2008 DKR formation-finish

The result sees Peugeot strengthen its provisional hold on the top two overall places.

Silk Way Rally – Leg 9 : An All-Peugeot podium

After the poor/mixed weather encountered in Russia and Kazakhstan, competitors have had nothing but sunshine and searing heat since the event’s arrival in China

Silk Way Rally Stage 9: Ürümqi-Hami “The golden dunes” - video

Despres and Castera conquer the sweltering heat and first dunes of the 2016 Silk Way Rally, while Airat Mardeev took the win to close up to the back bumper of category leader Martin Van Den Brink.

Silk Way Rally – Leg 8 : Top stage times for all three Peugeot 2008 DKRs

Today’s leg was the longest of the rally, with a 905.35km run from Bortala to Xinjiang province’s capital Urumqi

Silk Way Rally – Rest day at Almaty bivouac – Video from the 7th day

At the mid-way point of the rally the bivouac is busy with factory teams checking off all the work to be done in a meticulous manner…

Silk Way Rally: Peugeot in command as Loeb chases Despres

Peugeot's Cyril Despres has arrived at the rest day of the 2016 Silk Way Rally in the lead, with teammate Sebastien Loeb his closest rival eight minutes back.

Peugeot on top at rest day

Team Peugeot Total’s technical squad worked through the night to get the #100 Peugeot 2008 DKR back into shape in less than seven hours.

Silk Way Rally – Leg 3 : Cyril Despres emerges in front

The third leg of the 2016 Silk Way Rally saw competitive action get underway in earnest in the course of today’s 815.15km run (Monday) from Ufa (Russia) to Kostanay in Kazakhstan.

Silk Way Rally: Stage 2 cancelled

Inclement weather over the past few days and a pessimistic forecast forced the cancellation of Stage 2 of the Silk Way Rally, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits in the Ufa bivouac.

MINI ALL4 Racing perfectly placed after Silk Way Rally’s spectacular opening Super Special Stage

Fifteen seconds cover top 12 finishers – four MINI ALL4 Racing inside top eight. Vladimir Vasilyev comfortable in second place

Silk Way Rally – Prologue : The Peugeot 2008 DKRs rapidly into the groove

Stéphane Peterhansel assumed an early lead and will consequently run first on the road for Leg 2 tomorrow.

2016 Silk Way Rally: Peugeot and Renault win Kazan Super-Special !

The French duo of Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret powered through the Kazan sand in the N° 100 Peugeot DKR 2008 to win stage one of 2016 Silk Way Rally

2016 Silk Way Rally: New horizons as team Peugeot resumes its CCR programme

Tens of thousands of spectators gathered in the centre of Moscow today to watch the 2016 Silk Way Rally’s ceremonial send-off from the Russian capital’s impressive Red Square

Five MINI ALL4 Racing to challenge famous Russia-to-China trade route.

10,734 km, three countries and two continents are just three challenges five MINI ALL4 Racing and their crews will have to face in two weeks of long distance rally action.

The starting pistol fires for Peugeot and Kamaz at Silk Way Rally

The route between Moscow and the finish line in Beijing measures over 10,000km and will test drivers and their crews to the absolute limit over the coming weeks.