Silkway Rally

SILKWAY 2017 STARTS (VERY) SOON!

06/07/2017

Since 2009, the Silkway Rally has had racers having to cope with little-travelled territories and new challenging routes! The 7th edition will take place from July 7 to 22 and cross three countries - Russia, Kazakhstan and China - from Moscow to Xi'an. This year again, BFGoodrich® will support those taking part in this incredible rally.

BFGoodrich® tires are present worldwide on the most prestigious off-road rallies and we share on site our grassroot and #DriverEnough spirit. No exception for the Silkway Rally! Wide open spaces, wonderful scenery, a friendly atmosphere in the bivouacs, and a spirit of adventure seen along the entire route linking Russia and China. Tough driving, focus, performance: both teams and vehicles will be severely tested!

9608 kilometers

The Silkway Rally covers over 9000 kilometers, with 14 stages and 270 drivers and co-drivers. For this serious preparation for next Dakar, the number of challengers is reduced in spite of the presence of the three Peugeot 3008 official DKR car run by Cyril Despres, the titleholder, Stéphane Peterhansel, record holder for victories in Dakar and finally Sébastien Loeb (for the Maxi version).

The absence of Toyota Hilux teams (Al-Attiyah, Villiers and Poulter) and the Mini ones with Hirvonen, will open necessarily the way to the French brand towards a new victory. And indeed Peugeot-Total team is already on the starting block with the new Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi, with improved suspension and greater stability that improve performance.

The dream team is composed of three pairs of great drivers! Cyril Despres and David Castera, winner of the Silkway 2016, will confront Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena (2nd place in the Dakar 2017) and Stéphane Peterhansel with Jean-Paul Cottret (winner of the Dakar in 2016 and 2017).

The French pilot Christian Lavieille will also go to the starting line, after winning the prestigious Taklimakan Rally in China supported by BAIC Motor and BFGoodrich® tires. Some amazing sporting moments in perspective!

BFGoodrich® wishes them luck and all the #DriverEnough spirit they can get. They’ll need it!

crédit ©MCH Photography / Peugeot Sport 

Silk Way Rally 2017

Date Ville de départ Ville d’arrivée Km chronos Km total
Samedi 8 Juillet 2017 MOSCOW TCHEBOKSARY 61,43 722,93
Dimanche 9 Juillet 2017 TCHEBOKSARY UFA 157  797,33
Lundi 10 Juillet 2017 UFA KOSTANAY 324 876,75
Mardi 11 Juillet 2017 KOSTANAY  ASTANA 373,22 908,80
Mercredi 12 Juillet 2017 ASTANA SEMEY 484,47 849,54
Jeudi 13 Juillet 2017 SEMEY  URDZHAR 387,86 597,13
Vendredi 14 Juillet 2017 URDZHAR KARAMAY 106,60 412,90
Samedi 15 Juillet 2017 KARAMAY URUMQI 250,37 436,34
Dimanche 16 Juillet 2017 URUMQI   Repos
Lundi 17 Juillet 2017 URUMQI HAMI 421 813,39
Mardi 18 Juillet 2017 HAMI DUNHUANG 360,28 517,53
Mercredi 19 Juillet 2017 DUNHUANG JIAYUGUAN 488,65 783,84
Jeudi 20 Juillet 2017 JIAYUGUAN ALASHAN YOUQI 254,75 483,79
Vendredi 21 Juillet 2017 ALASHAN YOUQI  ZHONGWEI 318,66 690,31
Samedi 22 Juillet 2017 ZHONGWEI X’IAN 100,67 716,56

Entry List (41)

Marque Modèle Pilote Copilote
100 Peugeot 3008 Cyril DESPRES (FRA) David CASTERA (FRA)
101 MINI R60CC-14 Yazeed ALRAJHI (SAU) Timo GOTTSCHALK (DEU)
102 MINI COOPER Vladimir VASILYEV (RUS) Konstantin ZHILTSOV (RUS)
104 Peugeot 3008 Sebastien LOEB (FRA) Daniel ELENA (MCO)
105 MINI R60CC Bryce MENZIES (USA) Peter MORTENSEN (USA)
106 Peugeot 3008 Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA) Jean-paul COTTRET (FRA)
107 GEELY SMG0RC0028 Wei HAN (CHN) Liao MIN (CHN)
108 BAICMOTOR BJ2021F7VM1B Christian LAVIEILLE (FRA) Jean-pierre GARCIN (FRA)
110 TOYOTA HILUX Jerome PELICHET (FRA) Eugenie DECRE (CHE)
111 BMW X3 Victor KHOROSHAVTSEV (RUS) Anton NIKOLAEV (RUS)
112 F150 EVO Miroslav ZAPLETAL (CZE) Marek SYKORA (SVK)
114 OPEL MOKKA Balazs SZALAY (HUN) Laszlo BUNKOCZI (HUN)
115 FORD TRX08LMOD Eugenio AMOS (ITA) Sebastien DELAUNAY (FRA)
116 TOYOTA Hilux 2017 Yong ZHOU (CHN) Pascal MAIMON (FRA)
117 SODICARS BV2 Frederic CHAVIGNY (FRA) Igor MOTKO (UKR)
118 NISSAN NP300 PICK-UP Sergey USPENSKIY (RUS) Andrey RUSOV (RUS)
119 MITSUBISHI L200 Aldis VILCANS (LVA) Anton PLETENEV (RUS)
121 GEELY SMGRC0021 Kun LIU (CHN) Mingji FANG (CHN)
123 GAZ 33027 Aleksandr KOSTRUKOV (RUS) Evgeny PAVLOV (RUS)
124 OPEL ANTARA Petar CENKOV (BGR) Plamen NIKOLOV (BGR)
126 GAZ 2704EB Aleksandr SEMENOV (RUS) Ramil ZAMALETDINOV (RUS)
127 BAICMOTOR BJ40L Yangui LIU (CHN) Hongyu PAN (CHN)
128 GAZ 33027 Mikhail KOSTRUKOV (RUS) Oleg NEZHNOV (RUS)
130 BAICMOTOR BJ2021F7VM1B Binglong LU (CHN) He SHA (CHN)
131 MD RS OPTIMUS MD Remy VAUTHIER (CHE) Jean BRUCY (FRA)
132 TOYOTA Hilux Zhitao HE (CHN) Kai ZHAO (CHN)
133 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER Akira MIURA (JPN) Laurent LICHTLEUCHTER (FRA)
135 ISUZU MU-X Adrian DI LALLO (AUS) Hiroaki SUZUKI (AUS)
136 NISSAN Patrol Kirill CHERNENKOV (KAZ) Alexey MUN (KAZ)
138 TOYOTA HILUX Feng CHEN (CHN) Yicheng WANG (CHN)
139 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER Sergei SHALYGIN (RUS) Artem KANIVETC (RUS)
141 MAVERICK X3 903TCIC Mariia OPARINA (RUS) Taisiia SHTANEVA (RUS)
143 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER Yulia MIGUNOVA-KHEGAY (RUS) Igor PETENKO (RUS)
144 POLARIS RZR900EB0 Mao RUIJIN (CHN) Rafael TORNABELL CORDOBA (ESP)
145 POLARIS RZR900EB0 Michele CINOTTO (ITA) Fulvio ZINI (ITA)
147 POLARIS RZR900EB0 Fujiang WANG (CHN) Wei LI (CHN)
148 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER Ilya KOCHEVRIN (RUS) Maris VILCANS (LVA)
150 J. DA HONGQI JJDHQ1602 Ai LI (CHN) Ke YAN (CHN)
151 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER Marco PIANA (FRA) Steven GRIENER (GBR)
156 J. DA HONGQI JJDHQ1603 Quan RUAN (CHN) Yong ZHAO (CHN)
158 J. DA HONGQI JJDHQ1601 Yu ZHAO (CHN) Yatao LI (CHN)

More information on https://www.rallye-sport.fr/silk-way-rally-2017-programme-engages/

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