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SilkWay Rally 2019

In 2019 start ceremony takes place in Siberia — Irkutsk welcomes the racers.On their way towards the finish point, the competitors will cross five climate zones, and Mongolia is expected to propose the greatest discoveries.Rally route ends in China.

 

  • Total distance is 5007,96 km
  • Total distance of the special stages is 2593,15 km

 

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Part of the route

IRKUTSK

Stage 1. Siberian “taiga” forest

100% gravel

The first stage will shake everybody up: 51 kilometers along the narrow roads in Siberian taiga. On the first kilometers the track is hard and stony, not easy to find an opportunity to overcome. Forest roads, river beds and dusty Siberian hills are the first steps into an amazing racing journey. All those that will meet all the challenges of the day will get some rest at an enjoyable rally bivouac, situated right on the Baikal lake shores.>

BAIKALSK

Stage 2. Goodbye to taiga and welcome to Buryatia

20% stony roads, 80% gravel

The second stage will go along stony roads – upwards through a mountain pass, then downwards, and… a real tire challenge: not to lose one’s wheels, pace and speed. That day all crews will get to enjoy diverse landscapes: mountains, taiga, various bridges across the rivers mixed with fast navigation and search of the correct direction among the Siberian hills. Find the path and rush at full speed towards the finish line across steppe plateaus!

ULAN-UDE

Stage 3. Up and down!

95% gravel, 5% stony road

There is some tricky navigation among the hills on the way from Buryatia to Mongolia. Cars go up and down through the hills, following the steps of wild animals. This area has many dangerous ravines but is also rich with absolutely magnificent landscapes! It is a true challenge for navigators: dozens of path crossings and even more parallel tracks. The route then goes upwards – halfway to finish the altitude reaches 1,000 meters. You’ll have foothills, covered with forest, and picturesque rivers after the first 150 kilometers, but one shouldn’t get lost in contemplation – small river beds are able to bring a big danger.

ULAANBAATAR

Stage 4. Rushing across the steppes of Mongolia!

70% gravel; 20% sandy roads; 10% stony roads

It is a circle stage from Ulaanbaatar to Ulaanbaatar with start and finish points just two kilometers away from the bivouac. Accept the challenge of dry creek beds, low hills and endless steppe roads of Mongolia! Competitors will drive through stony plateaus, between picturesque rocks and salty lakes. Beware of wild animals: they are fond of racing too! The second half of the route offers some beautiful landscapes on a track across stony pyramids and rocks. This section may affect the day’s classification, so one should get ready to deal with hard navigation and high speed on steppe roads.

ULAANBAATAR

Stage 5. The state of rocks

75% gravel; 25% stony roads

The fifth stage is set along Mongolia’s signature tracks: hills, steppes, off-road driving and many parallel paths, which may misdirect the inattentive ones. There are tourist zones, monuments and stony hollows on the route. Trying to escape from the heat, the track then leads the racers into the mountains, where they are required to seek for their speedy path across plateau at the altitude of 1,600 meters.

 MANDALGOVI

Stage 6. Follow your direction

75% gravel; 25% stony roads

This is a section with fast and wide steppe roads. The main task of each competitor is to follow the road book. Constant changes of direction among picturesque nature will never let you get bored, and various waypoints will lead your way to the finish.

DALANZADGAD

Stage 7. No selective section: border crossing from Mongolia to China

This day rally caravan crosses the border, enters China and reaches the first Chinese bivouac.

BAYINBAOLIGE

Stage 8. Full variety of surface

30% dunes; 10% sand; 25% stony road; 35% gravel

The eighth stage is not only the longest, after some rest during a “no race” day, but also the most challenging one, as it offers a full variety of surface. The first high dunes will set an initial challenge for those with little driving experience, and after catching the correct direction one will face a range of new obstacles – not just sands, but also dry river beds, ravines, canyons and steppes. The closer to finish, the faster one needs to move.

ALASHAN

Stage 9. Life in sand

30% dunes; 10% sand; 60% gravel.

The ninth stage starts from the finish point of previous day. It will be a fast and beautiful route, mostly set along sandy roads. This is the moment when one gets to admire amazing fixed dunes of Gobi Desert. The next part on your way to finish is slower, as bumps and dunettes are mixed here with dry river beds, but the last kilometers will be very fast.

 JIAYUGUAN

Stage 10. In pursuit of the White Tiger

10% sands; 20% stony roads; 70% gravel

The last racing stage starts in the foothills and becomes harder and more technical with every next kilometer, going through the canyons, across plateaus, along twisting roads and dry river beds. After covering the half of section, racers will reach a valley. The last kilometers are set along a smooth and fast ground road, which will define the rally champion..

DUNHUANG.FINISH

FINISH

Rally route ends in China, where long-awaited dunes will set competitors a final challenge in their pursuit of Tiger Cup, the signature trophy of Silk Way Rally 2019.

Stage distance: КМ

Special stage distance: КМ

IRKUTSK
BAIKALSK
ULAN-UDE
ULAANBAATAR
ULAANBAATAR
 MANDALGOVI
DALANZADGAD
BAYINBAOLIGE
ALASHAN
 JIAYUGUAN
DUNHUANG.FINISH

About the rally

In 2019 start ceremony takes place in Siberia — Irkutsk welcomes the racers.On their way towards the finish point, the competitors
will cross five climate zones, and Mongolia is expected to
propose the greatest discoveries.Rally route ends in China.


Rally in figures

3 countries (Russia, Mongolia, China)
5003.5 km, over 2588 km - special stages
36 countries are represented by participants
Started: 93 sports crews, including 51 cars and 15 trucks, 24 bikes, 3 ATVs
Finished: 77 sports crews, including 43 cars and 12 trucks, 20 bikes, 2 ATVs
277 cars (all categories)
11 aircraft of aviation escort (4 aircraft, 7 helicopters)
10 stages
128 representatives of leading international and Russian media,
55 largest world broadcasters in 196 countries

List of crews


Profiles of participants


Official results:

        — Bikes/Quads

        — Car/SSV

        — Trucks

CARS/SSV/TRUCKS REGULATIONS
MOTORCYCLE/QUADS REGULATIONS



Rally winners


BIKES

1Sam Sunderlan

 

 

6

Team: Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Time: 26h12:47

2Andrew Short

 

29

Team: ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA Factory Racing

Gap: +0h20:22

3Adrien VAN BEVEREN

 

 

10

Team: YAMAHA RALLY TEAM

Gap: +0h21:01

CARS

1Nasser Al-Attiyah

 

Matthieu Baumel (co-pilot)

201

Team: QATAR World Rally Team

Time: 24h25:29

2Han Wei

 

LIAO Min (Co-pilot)

208

Team: Geely Auto Shell Lubricant Team

Gap: +01h25:04

3Jérome PELICHET

 

Pascal LARROQUE (Co-pilot)

212

Team: RAID LYNX

Gap: +01h43:39

TRUCKS

1Anton Shibalov

Dmitry Nikitin (Co-pilot)

Ivan Tatarinov (Mechanic)

303

Team: KAMAZ-MASTER TEAM

Time: 26h01:40

2Andrey Karginovв

Andrey Mokeev (Co-pilot)

Ivan Malkov (mechanic)

300

Team: KAMAZ-MASTER TEAM

Gap: +00h25:22

3Ayrat Mardeev

Dmitry Svistunov (Co-pilot)

Sergey Krenev (mechanic)

302

Team: KAMAZ-MASTER TEAM

Gap: +00h52:05


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