Russia's Kamaz team starts off in Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires

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Russia's Kamaz team starts off in Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires

Russia's Team Kamaz started the legendary off-road Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires on Friday.
Speaking before the start, Russian team leader Semyon Yakubov said: "We had been preparing for the race a whole year and hope to win. But we have serious rivals, for example, the Tatra team that comprises four vehicles."
The Russian team already has seven winning titles from the legendary off-road race.
2010 Dakar Rally is the 31st event. It is in South America for the second successive time and will run from January 1 to 16. Last year marked the first time that the rally, founded in 1979, has taken place outside Africa, in South America, due to safety reasons.
Teams from 50 countries on 52 trucks, 160 motorcycles and 138 cars are taking part in the race that kicked off from the Obelisk on Buenos Aires's central 9th of July Avenue on New Year's Day.
The total racing distance is 9,030 km (5,610 miles) for cars and trucks, and 8,937 km (5,553 miles) for bikes and ATVs. There are seven stages in Argentina, and seven in Chile.
Russia's Kamaz team starts off in Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire
 

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Russia's Kamaz leads in Dakar Rally

Russian Vladimir Chagin (Kamaz) won on Saturday the first special stage of the legendary off-road Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires, bringing his record of special stage victories in the truck category to 48, the official website of the rally said.
The Russian team's Kamaz covered first 251 kilometers (156 miles) of the route in 2 hours, 35 minutes and 47 seconds, just 27 seconds faster than Czech driver Ales Loprais's Tatra. Another Kamaz, driven by Russian Firdaus Kabirov, took third place, trailing the leader by 4 minutes.
Spaniard Nani Roma grabbed the leadership in the car category, Frenchman David Casteu was the fastest among the bikers, and Poland's Rafal Sonik won the first stage of the rally in the quad category.
The Russian team already has seven winning titles from the legendary off-road rally. Vladimir Chagin has so far won the race five times.
2010 Dakar Rally is the 31st event. It is in South America for the second successive time and will run until 16. Last year marked the first time that the rally, founded in 1979, has taken place outside Africa, in South America, due to safety reasons.
Teams from 50 countries on 52 trucks, 160 motorcycles and 138 cars are taking part in the race that kicked off from the Obelisk on Buenos Aires's central 9th of July Avenue on New Year's Day.
The total racing distance is 9,030 km (5,610 miles) for cars and trucks, and 8,937 km (5,553 miles) for bikes and ATVs. There are seven stages in Argentina, and seven in Chile.
Russia's Kamaz leads in Dakar Rally | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire
 

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Russia's Kamaz wins second stage of Dakar Rally

Russian Vladimir Chagin (Kamaz) has won the second special stage of the legendary off-road Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires, strengthening his leadership in the race.
Chagin's Kamaz covered the distance in 4 hours, 35 minutes and 7 seconds on Sunday. Another Russia's Kamaz, driven by Firdaus Kabirov, was second in the race, trailing the leader by 3 minutes.
On Saturday, Chagin also won the first special stage of the rally, covering 251 kilometers (156 miles) of the route in 2 hours, 35 minutes and 47 seconds, just 27 seconds faster than Czech driver Ales Loprais's Tatra.
Kabirov was third in the first special stage.
After two stages of the rally, Chagin is 6 minutes and 47 seconds ahead of Karibov, who is second in the general classification. Brazilian Andre de Azevedo is on third place.
The Russian team already has seven winning titles from the legendary off-road rally. Vladimir Chagin has so far won the race five times.
2010 Dakar Rally is the 31st event. It is in South America for the second successive time and will run until 16. Last year marked the first time that the rally, founded in 1979, has taken place outside Africa, in South America, due to safety reasons.
Teams from 50 countries on 52 trucks, 160 motorcycles and 138 cars are taking part in the race that kicked off from the Obelisk on Buenos Aires's central 9th of July Avenue on New Year's Day.
The total racing distance is 9,030 km (5,610 miles) for cars and trucks, and 8,937 km (5,553 miles) for bikes and ATVs. There are seven stages in Argentina, and seven in Chile.
Russia's Kamaz wins second stage of Dakar Rally | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire
 

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Russia's Kamaz wins second stage of Dakar Rally

Russian Vladimir Chagin (Kamaz) has won the second special stage of the legendary off-road Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires, strengthening his leadership in the race.
Chagin's Kamaz covered the distance in 4 hours, 35 minutes and 7 seconds on Sunday. Another Russia's Kamaz, driven by Firdaus Kabirov, was second in the race, trailing the leader by 3 minutes.
On Saturday, Chagin also won the first special stage of the rally, covering 251 kilometers (156 miles) of the route in 2 hours, 35 minutes and 47 seconds, just 27 seconds faster than Czech driver Ales Loprais's Tatra.
Kabirov was third in the first special stage.
After two stages of the rally, Chagin is 6 minutes and 47 seconds ahead of Karibov, who is second in the general classification. Brazilian Andre de Azevedo is on third place.
The Russian team already has seven winning titles from the legendary off-road rally. Vladimir Chagin has so far won the race five times.
2010 Dakar Rally is the 31st event. It is in South America for the second successive time and will run until 16. Last year marked the first time that the rally, founded in 1979, has taken place outside Africa, in South America, due to safety reasons.
Teams from 50 countries on 52 trucks, 160 motorcycles and 138 cars are taking part in the race that kicked off from the Obelisk on Buenos Aires's central 9th of July Avenue on New Year's Day.
The total racing distance is 9,030 km (5,610 miles) for cars and trucks, and 8,937 km (5,553 miles) for bikes and ATVs. There are seven stages in Argentina, and seven in Chile.
Russia's Kamaz wins second stage of Dakar Rally | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire
 

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Russia's Vladimir Chagin wins third stage of Dakar Rally

Russian Vladimir Chagin (Kamaz) has won the third special stage of the legendary off-road Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires.
Chagin's Kamaz truck covered the 182-km (113-mile) distance in 3 hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds on Monday. Another Russian Kamaz, driven by Firdaus Kabirov, was second in the race, trailing the leader by some 12 minutes.
On Saturday and Sunday, Chagin, who turns 40 on January 5, won the first and second special stages of the rally. Monday's victory was his 50th in Dakar stages.
After three stages of the rally, Chagin is 18 minutes and 43 seconds ahead of Karibov, who is second in the general classification. Brazilian Andre de Azevedo is on third place, more than an hour behind Chagin.
The Russian team already has seven winning titles from the legendary off-road rally. Chagin has so far won the race five times.
The 2010 Dakar Rally is the 31st event. It takes place in South America for the second successive time and will run until January 16. Last year marked the first time that the rally, founded in 1979, took place outside Africa, in South America, due to safety reasons.
Teams from 50 countries on 52 trucks, 160 motorcycles and 138 cars are taking part in the race that kicked off from the Obelisk on Buenos Aires's central 9th of July Avenue on New Year's Day.
The total racing distance is 9,030 km (5,610 miles) for cars and trucks, and 8,937 km (5,553 miles) for bikes and ATVs. There are seven stages in Argentina, and seven in Chile.
Russia's Vladimir Chagin wins third stage of Dakar Rally | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire
 

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Russia's Vladimir Chagin wins third stage of Dakar Rally

Russian Vladimir Chagin (Kamaz) has won the third special stage of the legendary off-road Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires.
Chagin's Kamaz truck covered the 182-km (113-mile) distance in 3 hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds on Monday. Another Russian Kamaz, driven by Firdaus Kabirov, was second in the race, trailing the leader by some 12 minutes.
On Saturday and Sunday, Chagin, who turns 40 on January 5, won the first and second special stages of the rally. Monday's victory was his 50th in Dakar stages.
After three stages of the rally, Chagin is 18 minutes and 43 seconds ahead of Karibov, who is second in the general classification. Brazilian Andre de Azevedo is on third place, more than an hour behind Chagin.
The Russian team already has seven winning titles from the legendary off-road rally. Chagin has so far won the race five times.
The 2010 Dakar Rally is the 31st event. It takes place in South America for the second successive time and will run until January 16. Last year marked the first time that the rally, founded in 1979, took place outside Africa, in South America, due to safety reasons.
Teams from 50 countries on 52 trucks, 160 motorcycles and 138 cars are taking part in the race that kicked off from the Obelisk on Buenos Aires's central 9th of July Avenue on New Year's Day.
The total racing distance is 9,030 km (5,610 miles) for cars and trucks, and 8,937 km (5,553 miles) for bikes and ATVs. There are seven stages in Argentina, and seven in Chile.
Russia's Vladimir Chagin wins third stage of Dakar Rally | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire
 

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Russia's Team Kamaz wins fifth leg of 2010 Dakar Rally

Russia's Firdaus Kabirov drove his Kamaz truck to the victory of the fifth stage of legendary Dakar Rally in South America, with his teammate and countryman Vladimir Chagin finishing just 19 seconds behind in the second place.
Kabirov, the reigning Dakar champion, cleared the 483 kilometers (300 miles) stretch in 5 hours 48 minutes and 50 seconds to take his first stage victory this year, while Chagin's team won the first four legs of the rally.
In the overall standings, Chagin, the five-time Dakar champion, keeps the lead, with Kabirov following him by 26 minutes and 8 seconds and the team of Marcel Van Vliet of the Netherlands on Ginaf truck trails behind in the third place by 3 hours 7 minutes and 26 seconds.
The 2010 Dakar Rally is the 32nd event. It takes place in South America for the second successive year and runs until January 16. Last year marked the first time that the rally, founded in 1979, took place outside Africa, in South America, due to safety reasons.
Teams from 50 countries on 52 trucks, 160 motorcycles and 138 cars are taking part in the race that kicked off from the Obelisk on Buenos Aires's central 9th of July Avenue on New Year's Day.
The total racing distance is 9,030 km (5,610 miles) for cars and trucks, and 8,937 km (5,553 miles) for bikes and ATVs. There are seven stages in Argentina, and seven in Chile.

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Russia's Kamaz team sweeps podium in Dakar Rally 6th stage | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire

The three Russian crews of the Kamaz team finished first, second and third in the truck class in Thursday's sixth stage of the 2010 Dakar Rally in Chile.
Vladimir Chagin's crew finished the stage in 4 hours, 55 minutes and 22 seconds. Fifth-stage winner Firdaus Kabirov was 12 minutes and 3 seconds behind, with Ilgizar Mardeyev more than half an hour back in third.
Chagin further strengthened his advantage in the overall standings and is now 38 minutes ahead of Kabirov in second place.
The 2010 Dakar Rally is the 32nd running of the event. It takes place in South America for the second successive year and ends on January 16. Last year marked the first time that the rally, founded in 1979, took place outside Africa, with security fears prompting the switch.
Teams from 50 countries with 52 trucks, 160 motorcycles and 138 cars are taking part in the race, which set off from the Obelisk on Buenos Aires's central 9th of July Avenue on New Year's Day.
The total racing distance is 9,030 km (5,610 miles) for cars and trucks, and 8,937 km (5,553 miles) for bikes and ATVs. There are seven stages in Argentina, and seven in Chile.
 

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Russia's Kamaz team sweeps podium in Dakar Rally 6th stage | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire

The three Russian crews of the Kamaz team finished first, second and third in the truck class in Thursday's sixth stage of the 2010 Dakar Rally in Chile.
Vladimir Chagin's crew finished the stage in 4 hours, 55 minutes and 22 seconds. Fifth-stage winner Firdaus Kabirov was 12 minutes and 3 seconds behind, with Ilgizar Mardeyev more than half an hour back in third.
Chagin further strengthened his advantage in the overall standings and is now 38 minutes ahead of Kabirov in second place.
The 2010 Dakar Rally is the 32nd running of the event. It takes place in South America for the second successive year and ends on January 16. Last year marked the first time that the rally, founded in 1979, took place outside Africa, with security fears prompting the switch.
Teams from 50 countries with 52 trucks, 160 motorcycles and 138 cars are taking part in the race, which set off from the Obelisk on Buenos Aires's central 9th of July Avenue on New Year's Day.
The total racing distance is 9,030 km (5,610 miles) for cars and trucks, and 8,937 km (5,553 miles) for bikes and ATVs. There are seven stages in Argentina, and seven in Chile.
 

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Russia's Chagin and Kamaz victorious again at Dakar-2010 | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire

Russia's Vladimir Chagin, piloting a legendary Kamaz Team truck, has finished the seventh leg of the 2010 Dakar Rally in Chile in the first place, ahead of his countryman and teammate Firdaus Kabirov about half a minute.
Kabirov, the reigning champion, has so far grabbed only one stretch of the rally and now drags in the overall standings behind Chagin, the five-time Dakar champion, by 1.03 hours and 46 seconds.
The 2010 Dakar Rally is the 32nd running of the event. It takes place in South America for the second successive year and ends on January 16. Last year marked the first time that the rally, founded in 1979, took place outside Africa, with security fears prompting the switch.
Teams from 50 countries with 52 trucks, 160 motorcycles and 138 cars are taking part in the race, which set off from the Obelisk on Buenos Aires's central 9th of July Avenue on New Year's Day.
The total racing distance is 9,030 km (5,610 miles) for cars and trucks.
 

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