Sunday 28 November at 11 am (Paris time) - Presentation of the 2022 Dakar
N°400 Lightweight vehicle SNAG RACING TEAM


(rus) 1.76m / 81kg


Snowmobile, Quad, Model planes, boxing, skiing


DMG MORI, BY, RCC Sport, Kirovsky zavod, Chamovskikh Jewelry House, Ravenol

2020: 2nd (SSV)
2019: 10th (1 stage win - SSV)
2018: Ab. Stage 5 (quad)
2017: 1st (3 stage wins - quad)
2016: 4th
2015: Ab. Stage 4
2014: 7th (1 stage win)

2020: Gold of Kagan
2019: Silk Way Rally (1st SSV), Rallye du Maroc (2nd SSV)
2018: Silk Way Rally (4th - 1st SbS), Rallye du Maroc (1st SbS)
Silk Way Rally 2016
Can-am Russia 2010-2013- 2016


“Our team is on the right track!”

As the years go by, some have nearly forgotten that Sergei Karyakin won the Dakar in South America, while the young Russian lad was spinning about on his quad. While he still races on four wheels, a cockpit, albeit a minimalist one, now protects him. Since his victory in 2017 ahead of several of the Continent’s specialists, Karyakin not only races a Can Am, he also runs his own outfit, the SNAG Racing Team. The transition in 2019 was however done in distress. Despite winning a stage, a rollover dropped him to 10th place overall. The third era of the Dakar in Saudi Arabia saw him impress with a runner-up result behind American Casey Currie. While his preparation for the 2021 Dakar was hampered by the health crisis, the native of Ekaterinbourg did take part in the Gold of Kagan rally to test his new vehicle and take advantage of the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix to promote his team in the Sochi Olympic Park. Having modified his Can AM, Sergei Karyakin will race in the T3 class with the goal of winning again, but in a different category. Sitting to his right will be his childhood friend and co-driver, Anton Vlasiuk.

SK: “On the last Dakar, I was very pleased to finish second ahead of several factory riders. I am certain we can win the Dakar in this category. You must work hard and very importantly, learn from your mistakes and understand how to correct them. I think our team is on the right track. It is not just the job of the crew, but of the entire team, who worked harmoniously for a fortnight and a full year leading up to the Dakar. This rally demonstrates the skill of the best of the best, which is very important.”



  • Mark : CAN-AM
  • Model : MAVERICK X3
  • Performance tuner : SNAG Racing Team
  • Assistance : SNAG Racing Team
  • Class : T4.1 Turbo production SSVs

Ranking 2021

All news of S. Kariakin

Newsflashes - 13/01 16:30 [GMT +3] - Véhicule Léger

Karyakin back to his winning ways

The runner-up to Casey Currie in the SSV category last year and former quad Dakar champion, Sergey Karyakin, has opened his account for this year. The Russian beat Austin Jones by almost 30 seconds and Michał Goczał by over a minute. "Chaleco" López conceded 2'41" to Karyakin and, most importantly, over two minutes to Jones. López now has just over 10...

Newsflashes - 13/01 12:13 [GMT +3] - Véhicule Léger

Karyakin powers away

The 33rd driver out of the starting blocks this morning, Sergey Karyakin, has taken over the provisional lead at km 45 by about ten seconds over Austin Jones and Aron Domżała. "Chaleco" López remains within striking distance at a minute behind the runner-up of the 2020 edition.

Reactions - 06/01 18:55 [GMT +3] - Véhicule Léger

Sergey Karyakin: "The Dakar is a very long race"

After finishing as runner-up to Casey Currie last year, Sergey Karyakin is taking a cautious approach to this Dakar. Although the Russian rider has yet to finish a stage in the top 5, his consistency over the four stages held so far has put in him fourth place overall, 20-odd minutes behind the leader.

"It was a nice stage. We got a bit lost because it was tricky...

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