The 11th stage of the rally should have become second with neutralization zone, but the first special section was cancelled as it ran through the protected nature reserve. In the very cancelled part there were dunes, so long-awaited by all participants to test their trucks and themselves.
A long-awaited rest day in the Chinese city Urumqi started at 8 a.m. local time for KAMAZ-master Team. Covered with clouds, sky made the day very comfortable for work, and it was what the team was doing all day long – working.
These two topics were mostly discussed after the seventh day of the rally.
“Fast speedy section” – that’s how the last stage was described by most of the participants. Long steppe areas, narrow bridges, due to which the participants had to drive through the river beds, sharp stones – were the main challenges on the route awaiting the sportsmen.
One of the longest specials was described by the race officials as navigational and fast, but the problems occurred not only with navigation.