More than 70 contestants applied for participation in the race, taking place on 11 and 12 February. There were 6 categories in the competition: Micro, Super-Mini, Honda, Rotax-Max Junior, Rotax-Max and Free Category. The sportsmen were from Izhevsk, Syktyvkar, Kovrov and Nizhnekamsk cities. In this hard battle the first among teams was KAMAZ-CART 1 Team from Naberezhnye Chelny.
The leader of KAMAZ-master Team Vladimir Chagin congratulated everyone on the ceremony with the opening of the winter season. He wished all guys to have good starts and finishes. Also, the Manager of the Traffic Police Department of the Administration of MIA of the Russian Federation for Naberezhnye Chelny Radiy Kadikov came there to congratulate the participants with the start of the competitions. He was fair to say that even if they didn’t take medal places, all the guys going karting got such a good experience that they wouldn’t be afraid of any road situations in the future. Ramil Khalimov, the Deputy Director of the Executive Committee of the city, and Natalya Bezrukova, the Director of Physical Education and Sports of the Executive Committee of the city, were present at this event too.
A young pilot (12) surprised everyone. Apart from the first place in the Honda category, he took the honorable third position in the Free Category, losing only one point to Airat Mardeev. Pilots of KAMAZ-master Team - Airat Mardeev, Eduard Nikolaev, Andrey Karginov and Anton Shibalov - contested in the strongest Rotax-Max category. Eduard Nikolaev was the best among the guys; he took 10th position in the standings. In general 29 sportsmen participated in this category.
Notwithstanding the cold (around -20°C), the weather was wonderful on the first day of the competition. It wasn’t windy and the sun was shining brightly. People could take photos of the race KAMAZ, and the luckiest – of pilots. The race organizers had thought about the motorsport lovers and put a tent, where everyone could get warm with tea and try the chef’s speciality – shurpa.
The victory ceremony finished by delight on 12 February. The winners received KAMAZ-master cups, specially made for these competitions, and prizes, provided by M.Video company. Now they will be placed on honorable places at their homes. Sweet prizes for little sportsmen were prepared by the General Director of KAMATRUCKS LTD Leonid Steinberg.