ANDREY KARGINOV BECOMES THE WINNER OF RALLY “GOLD OF KAGAN”
15.04.2018

14 April, Astrakhan

The second stage of Russian rally-raid championship “Gold of Kagan-2018” finished in Astrakhan region. The third day of the competition included special “Astrakhan” mix of sands, tough hillocks and fast steppe tracks with high side parapets and inclinations. The stage did not spring a surprise on KAMAZ members. But an exception was a punctured fuel pump on Eduard Nikolaev’s truck: time loss for damage repair made the crew lose leadership in the standings. Nevertheless, the team result was quite impressing – KAMAZ-master crews took first three positions in the truck standings, and in the overall only Boris Gadasin, performing in the car category, could get ahead of KAMAZ team. Andrey Karginov’s crew (navigator Andrey Mokeev, mechanic Igor Leonov) won the race in the truck category. The second was Eduard Nikolaev (navigator Evgeny Yakovlev, mechanic Vladimir Rybakov), the third was Dmitry Sotnikov’s crew (navigator Dmitry Nikitin, mechanic Ilnur Mustafin).

On Saturday, instead of Anton Shibalov, Sergey Kuprianov took the seat at the wheel of gas-and-diesel KAMAZ. He had come on the eve and joined the Astrakhan program of KAMAZ-master from today’s “Gold of Kagan” stage. This change was planned by the team management from the very beginning. According to the competition regulations, due to the change of the pilot, 304 crew could not compete for the result in the rally “Gold of Kagan”, but training in terms of the race was very important (the pilot was assisted by the navigator Aleksandr Kuprianov and mechanic Dmitry Svistunov). On this gas-and-diesel KAMAZ Sergey Kuprianov’s crew is going to participate in the transcontinental Silk Way Rally-2018, before the start of which only three month left.

Quotes

Andrey Karginov, pilot: “Due to the trauma received a year ago, I had to miss Silk Way Rally and Dakar – key races of rally-raid season. Psychologically it was not easy. I could follow them only on TV. Perhaps, therefore I had a great desire to come to the start as soon as possible. Today’s target was to drive at our own speed and, if possible, show a good result. We tried to drive fast and safe. Thanks to my crew and all the team for a good teamwork. For me personally this competition was of a great value. I am happy that we managed to do it.”

Sergey Kuprianov, pilot: “The new truck left only positive emotions. Good and reliable truck. Usage of diesel and gas mixture gives good speed dynamics. This is especially important in sands, where you need to speed up fast at choosing trajectory in dunes after slowdowns. The crew did a great job. I hope that before the Silk Way Rally start we will have an opportunity to train together in order to show a good result on the route from China to Russia”.

Sergey Savostin, team-manager of KAMAZ-master Team on the rally “Gold of Kagan”: “It was of a great use for the team to spend days on the “Gold of Kagan”. During the very drives technical decisions are “shaped up”, tests of which should be finished before key international races of the season. We got ahead not bad in optimization and setup programs of bonnet truck, as well as a new in-line six-cylinder engine. Very important I find the return of Andrey Karginov. It is a remarkable player in the world rally truck discipline. He proved it again with his win in the race of Russian championship”.

 

 Results "SS3 finish" (264.42 km)

Pos. No. Crew Class Pos.cl. Time         Gap Speed
1 100 GADASIN Boris
PAVLOV Dmitry
T1 1 3:37:31 --
(--)
72.9
2 200 RUDSKOI Andrey
ZAGORODNYUK Evgeny
T1 2 3:40:06 0:02:35
(0:02:35)
72.1
3 301 KARGINOV Andrey
MOKEEV Andrey
LEONOV Igor
T4 1 3:41:01 0:03:30
(0:00:55)
71.8
4 201 KROTOV Denis
CYRO Dmitry
T1 3 3:43:31 0:06:00
(0:02:30)
71
5 300 NIKOLAEV Eduard
YAKOVLEV Evgeny
RYBAKOV Vladimir
T4 2 3:52:47 0:15:16
(0:09:16)
68.2
6 232 GANIK Igor
UPERENKO Oleg
T3 1 3:55:47 0:18:16
(0:03:00)
67.3
7 303 SOTNIKOV Dmitry
NIKITIN Dmitry
MUSTAFIN Ilnur
T4 3 3:56:12 0:18:41
(0:00:25)
67.2
8 227 BERDINSKIKH Alexey
SHUBIN Kirill
T3 2 3:58:34 0:21:03
(0:02:22)
66.5
9 302 VIAZOVICH Siarhei
ZAPOROSCHENKO Anton
ZHIGULIN Andrey
T4 4 4:02:20 0:24:49
(0:03:46)
65.5
10 203 SUSHENTSOV Andrey
SCHANOV Aleksandr
T1 4 4:03:38 0:26:07
(0:01:18)
65.1
11 210 VORONOV Dmitry
ANDREEV Aleksandr
RS 1 4:06:07 0:28:36
(0:02:29)
64.5
12 305 VISHNEVSKY Alexey
GARANIN Pavel
NEVEROVICH Andrey
T4 5 4:10:54 0:33:23
(0:04:47)
63.2

 

Standings after "SS3 finish" (613.64 from 613.64km)  

Pos. No. Crew Class Pos.cl. Time         Gap
1   100 GADASIN Boris
PAVLOV Dmitry
T1 1 8:06:25 --
(--)
2   301 KARGINOV Andrey
MOKEEV Andrey
LEONOV Igor
T4 1 8:16:15 0:09:50
(0:09:50)
3   300 NIKOLAEV Eduard
YAKOVLEV Evgeny
RYBAKOV Vladimir
T4 2 8:28:45 0:22:20
(0:12:30)
4   303 SOTNIKOV Dmitry
NIKITIN Dmitry
MUSTAFIN Ilnur
T4 3 8:38:09 0:31:44
(0:09:24)
5   302 VIAZOVICH Siarhei
ZAPOROSCHENKO Anton
ZHIGULIN Andrey
T4 4 8:56:38 0:50:13
(0:18:29)
6   201 KROTOV Denis
CYRO Dmitry
T1 2 8:58:07 0:51:42
(0:01:29)
7   305 VISHNEVSKY Alexey
GARANIN Pavel
NEVEROVICH Andrey
T4 5 9:02:58 0:56:33
(0:04:51)
8   203 SUSHENTSOV Andrey
SCHANOV Aleksandr
T1 3 9:06:46 1:00:21
(0:03:48)
9   227 BERDINSKIKH Alexey
SHUBIN Kirill
T3 1 9:11:53
(+0:01:00)
1:05:28
(0:05:07)
10   200 RUDSKOI Andrey
ZAGORODNYUK Evgeny
T1 4 9:13:01 1:06:36
(0:01:08)
11   214 KIRPILEV Maksim
TYUPENKIN Oleg
RS 1 9:26:14 1:19:49
(0:13:13)
12   235 EVSTRATOV Sergey
BOAGI Evgeny
T3 2 9:30:39 1:24:14
(0:04:25)
13   210 VORONOV Dmitry
ANDREEV Aleksandr
RS 2 9:40:08
(+0:04:00)
1:33:43
(0:09:29)
14   232 GANIK Igor
UPERENKO Oleg
T3 3 9:48:37 1:42:12
(0:08:29)

 

 

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