Cyril Despres takes victory in the Silk Way Rally


Cyril Despres has won his first victory in the car after winning the Silk Way Rally at the controls of one of the Peugeot 2008 DKR16. The French rider, who had their opponents stronger in their team, has managed to stop St├ęphane Peterhansel and Sebastien Loeb almost from the first instant of the test. The accident suffered by Peterhansel in the first third of the Rally Route of the Silk and the penalty of four hours suffered by S├ębastien Loeb by skipping two ‘way points’ in the second half of the test have paved the way to this triumph.

despite the mishaps of their colleagues, it should be noted that Cyril Despres showed a rate endiablado from the first moment in a Rally Silk way, possibly perfectly adapted to the conditions of driving of the French. In this aspect, getting a good advantage to the stages of desert and dunes, has been fundamental for the five times winner of the Dakar in the motorcycle category next to the KTM, although it is true that the Peugeot 2008 DKR16 has not had a rival in no time, in a script very similar to that lived during the last edition of the Dakar.


all in all, Despres has won with an advantage of 25 minutes and
51 seconds over Yazeed Al-Rajhi
, best pilot in the army, X-Raid,
although to confirm this triumph, and the end result the pilot
French shall comply with the formality of completing the last stage
with 507 km non-competitive -link – that will allow you to reach the caravan of the
Silk Way Rally to Beijing. Third party has finished Vladimir
Vasilyev with another of the Mini All4 Racing X-Raid
, while the top
five has also been completed by two other riders of the team
German as are Harry Hunt and Aidyn Rakhimbayev.

the truck category, the triumph has been for the Kamaz of Airat
Mardeev, Aydar Beljaev and Dmitry Svistunov
. Finally, the logic has been
tax and the Rally, the Silk road has been to one of the trucks
the signature of Russian, which at times came to fear that Maarten Van den
Brink with your Renault K520 them could ruin the holiday at home.
Finally the truck of the Dutch has been third, being between the two
the also Kamaz Dmitry Sotnikov. Andl debut of the new
Kamaz 43509 without morro has been crystallized in the fourth
Eduard Nikolaev