Three categories of vehicles will enter the battlefield of 2018 Silk Way Rally: cars,
trucks and motorcycles.
Held since 2009, Silk Way Rally for the first time in its history opens gates for
motorcycles. The drivers of two-wheeled vehicles, which constitute the most
numerous group in cross-country rallies, have been interested in this Russian
race for a long time, and the moment to add a new competition space to the
previous two categories has finally came.
Silk Way Rally Organization Committee announced this breaking news on
2nd March on the Paris presentation, which has gathered the biggest rally
stars, including the competitors of 2016 Silk Way Rally: Cyril Despres,
Stephane Peterhansel, Sebastien Loeb, as well as the Directors of world best
teams: Tobias Quandt of X-Raid and Bruno Famin of Peugeot Sport.
The details of eligible motorcycles, registration procedure and application
process will be announced two months after the finish of 7th race edition –
2017 Silk Way Rally.
This year the competitors will continue to fight on the longest rally in the
world. On 7th July dozens of competitors will take off from the very heart of
Moscow – Red Square to cover thousands of kilometers in two weeks, finally
reaching the ancient Chinese capital –Xi’an, which will host finish ceremony
on July 22.