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     The season will be opened by rally-raid “Gold Kagan” which will be held from 19 to 22 April in the Astrakhan region. It will be followed by “Simbirsk tract” – from 9 to 12 June in the Ulyanovsk region.

     The final stage of the season 2012 will be the fourth launching of the rally-raid “Silk Road”, which will be held from 7 to July 13, 2012. The rally will start from the very heart of Russia – the famous Red Square and finish in Gelendzhik city in the immediate proximity to Sochi – the center of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014. In just three years after the first start the race has become recognizable worldwide sports brand associated with famous sporting names, hard struggle and a great adventure. The rally is held on the initiative of the Russian Government with the support of the Minsportturizm of Russian Federation.

     “One of the factors of success and popularity of the rally “Silk Road” is its philosophy. The race has been originally designed to promote the Olympic Winter Games to be held in 2014 in Russia. This problem is being successfully solved – every year the organizers wonderfully manage to wove into the ideology of race and sports, and travel, and history of a great country. The Vikings to the Greeks Route, Kulikovo field, the brilliant St. Petersburg, renewed Kazan, Caucasus, Red Square, Battle of Stalingrad, Luzhniki and the Olympic-80 – this is only a small part of what the domestic as well as foreign participants of the rally have newly opened for themselves for three years in Russia. And together with them these findings have been done by television audience of 190 countries which have broadcast the race!

     The July race is held exactly six months before the start of the famous “Dakar”. The leading rally teams consider their participation in the “Silk Road” as the key of successful performance in the marathon rally “Dakar” and do not miss an opportunity to test their strength and use the Russian event as an excellent media platform for their sponsors.” ©

     Our team have quite successfully competed with the best riders (in the category “Trucks”) in the rally-raid “Silk Road” for two years on end (2010 and 2011). In 2011 in the category of neohomologated vehicles factory team won first place.

     The team “MAZ-SPORTavto” is pleased to offer the opportunity to become a partner and to present your company in the context of participation in a series of rally-raid in 2012, which precede the main start of the season — “Dakar 2013”.
       The team partners are given the following opportunities:
     - placing of partner's logo on the sides of a sports vehicle and vehicle of technical support of the team;
     - logo placement with a “partner” on all advertising and printed materials (brochures, flyers, business cards, etc.);
     - logo placement on the site of JSC “MAZ» in the section “Sport”, press releases and news;
     - to attend at the press conferences of the team.

     Additional optional benefits are provided for the Official and the General Partners.
     For additional information contact the Advertising Bureau JSC “MAZ”:
     tel.: (+375 17) 242-48-12, 217-23-45; e-mail: