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SILK WAY RALLY 2021

SILK WAY RALLY 2021

The 11th edition of the SILK WAY RALLY (from 1 to 11 July 2021) offers a brand-new route across 3 countries and a return to Mongolia.

Of note:

- Date of the rally: from 1st to 11 July 2021 - start podium 1st July

- Administrative checks and scrutineering: 30 June and 1st July 2021 

- 10 stages - approx. 5,000 kilometres

- Mongolia is back in the route for 2021 and competitors will cross Russian and Mongolian Altai. Finish in China and the crossing of the Gobi Desert.

- Omsk (Siberia/Russia) – Khovd (Mongolia) – Urumqi (China)

SILK WAY RALLY 2021: Russia Mongolia China, 10 stages, crossing the Altai region.

The start will be held in Omsk (Russia, Siberia) on 1 July 2021. The rally will take the competitors across the countryside of the South-West of Siberia then West to East across the Russian and Mongolian Altai region, before a Chinese final in the Gobi Desert, with a finish in Urumqi on 11 July, after covering 5000 kilometres, of which approximately half will be selective sector.

PROGRAMME

  • JUNE 30 & JULY 1st - ADMINISTRATIVE CHECKS & SCRUTINEERING IN OMSK
  • JULY 1st - START PODIUM CEREMONY IN OMSK
  • JULY 2 to 11 - 10 STAGES IN RUSSIA, MONGOLIA & CHINA
  • JULY 11 - FINISH CEREMONY IN URUMQI

VLADIMIR CHAGIN (Director of the Silk Way Rally):

“The events of the last months have had a profound effect on the world, that of sport and motorsport in particular.
Nevertheless, the Silk Way Rally team has been active throughout this difficult year and continue to be so, in order to be ready for the coming edition.
Next July, the Silk Way Rally competitors will discover completely new regions over a route that has never been used before: The South-West of Siberia, the Altai region with its untouched nature and it’s breath-taking scenery, Mongolia once again but in a different area to that of the previous edition, and of course the Gobi Desert – an indispensable part of the Silk Way Rally, eagerly anticipated by every competitor.”

FRÉDÉRIC LEQUIEN (Deputy Director of the Silk Way Rally): 

“In these exceptional circumstances, everything must be done to facilitate participants’ organisation.
We will therefore offer turnkey transport solutions, fees adapted to the context and a more compact 10 stages rally. One of our priorities will also be to maintain the excellent TV coverage (70 channels). The 2021 route is superb and unique and the Silk Way will be the only rally-raid to cross 3 countries…
Freedom, travel, wide open spaces, discovery and adventure are the key words of the next edition.”

LUC ALPHAND (Sports and Competitors’ Relations Advisor):

“What we discovered during the reconnaissance is fantastic, pure pleasure! Scenery to take your breath away! A feeling of total freedom…
The tracks are really made for rally-raid, a total pleasure for pilots and navigators.
After Irkoutsk and Lake Baïkal in 2019, the competitors will discover another region of Siberia, before crossing the Russian and Mongolian Altai Mountains that will put them on the road to the Gobi Desert.”

 

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