N°502 Truck KAMAZ - MASTER


(rus) Born on 01/01/1987 at Naberezhnye chelny


KAMAZ, RedBull, VTB, Liebherr, Total, Mercedes Benz, Loctite, ZF Sachs, Wabco


2018: 3rd (one stage win)
2017: 5th
2016: 2nd
2015: 1st (two stage wins)
2014: Ab. Stage 3
2013: 2nd (one stage win)
2012: Ab. Stage 10
2011: 4ème (mécanicien de I. Mardeev)
2009: 4ème (mécanicien de I. Mardeev)

2018: Silk Way Rally (2nd)
2017: Silk Way Rally (3rd)
2016: Silk Way Rally (1st)
2015: Russian off-road championship
2014 Zoloto Kagana, 1st
2013: 4th Silk Way Rally
2012: 1st Silk Way Rally
2011 : 5ème du Silk Way Rally (pilote)
2010: 7ème du Silk Way Rally
2009: 14ème du Silk Way Rally


“Even more rivals on the next Dakar”

When you have already marched on to the top step of the podium, only victory will do. Except at Kamaz, where the collective is greater than the individual. Ayrat Mardeev took top honours three years ago, doing better than his late father Ilgizar, who finished runner-up in 2007. But since then, the Russian driver, who was brought up through the Tartar base, has had to settle for slightly less. Second to Gerard De Rooy in 2016, he has proved to be vital in the wins of his team mate Eduard Nikolaev these past two years, putting his ambitions to one side: 5th in 2017 and 3rd in 2018. Once again, Mardeev suffered early in the rally (17th after stage two) before moving up the general classification to finish a fourth time on the podium. The Naberezhnye Chelny native, who got his start on the Dakar as a co-driver for his dad in 2009 and 2011 was then patient despite some difficult times behind the wheel. Forced to retire on his maiden Dakar as a driver, he didn’t become disappointed and learned and came stronger. He scored his first stage win and finished second on the 2013 Dakar. The years ticked off with various results. He suffered a second retirement in 2014, followed by the long -awaited victory at Buenos Aires in 2015. For his 10th Dakar, Mardeev will yet again respect the team rules put in place by Team Boss Vladimir Chagin: the highest placed after the rest day will be protected and helped by his three team mates. He hopes it will be him and he will rely on the help of his long-time navigator Dmitriy Svistunov and a newcomer in the Kamaz cabin, mechanic Akhmet Galiautdinov.

A.M. : ‘’On the previous Dakar, I don’t remember such a fight and such a level. Add to that the battle with nature. Right from the start we really suffered in the dunes in Peru. Making it to the finish line was a victory on its own. We were constantly at the limit. Out third place was very important. The main objective on this year’s Silk ay Rally was to test the new truck. We had to improve it race conditions and test the gearbox. This rally helped us a lot to get ready for the upcoming Dakar even though, due to technical problems, we couldn’t fight for first place. There were many solid adversaries and I am happy for Andrey Karginov (winner) after his one-year absence. I am expecting to take on even more rivals on the next Dakar.”



  • Mark : KAMAZ
  • Model : 43509
  • Performance tuner : TEAM KAMAZ Master
  • Assistance : TEAM KAMAZ Master
  • Class : C_T4.2 : T4.2 - Camions Modifiés

Ranking 2019

Scratch Stage General
1 7 7 7
2 5 5 5
3 13 13 8
4 3 3 6
5 13 13 7
6 - - -
7 - - -
8 - - -
9 - - -
10 - - -

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