"MAZ-SPORTauto" team had started in rally race "Dakar-2020", which takes place in Saudi Arabia for the first time. On one of the world's most prestigious rally race Belarusians brought hood truck MAZ.
Belarusians put out three crews № 503, 508 and 528 for the rally race. Days earlier the team successfully passed technical and administrative tests. Until race doesn't begin, trucks will be located in an indoor park.
The fight will be harsh since the first special stage, which is filled with all common tests for rally race. Racers have to climb the dunes, cross dried riverbeds, drive through canyons and try not to get lost in rough terrain. Two parts of the route, one of 86 km and the other of 213 km from Jeddah to Al-Wedjh will be special areas.
MAZ will try to become one of the rally race's leaders.
''Everyone knows that we are able to win and we are a serious challenge to our rivals. Our goal is to be among the best,'' explained the team.
Rally race ''Dakar-2020'' will end in Kiddia on January, 17. Racers have to overcome about 8 thousand km, including 5 thousand km of special stages. Over 350 crews from all over the world take part in the race, of which about 50 will compete for the podium in the truck category.
''MAZ-SPORTauto'' crews start time:
#503 – Siarhei Viazovich, Pavel Haranin, Anton Zaporoshchanka – 11:59:00
#508 – Aleksandr Vasilevski, Dzmitry Vikhrenka, Vitali Murylev – 12:06:00
#528 – Aliaksei Vishneuski, Maksim Novikau, Andrei Neviarovich – 12:15:30