N°503 Truck MAZ-SPORTAUTO

SIARHEI VIAZOVICH

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Sponsors

Maz, Wabco, velcom, BorgWarner, G-Energy

2019: 6th
2018: 2nd
2017: 13th
2016: Ab. Stage 8
2015: 34th
2014: 11th
2013: 27th

2019: Silk Way Rally (Ab.)
2018: Silk Way Rally, Turkmenistan Rally (1st)
Silkway Rally, UAE Desert Challenge, Hungarian Baja

Interview

“If someone can win the Dakar, so can I!”

After years of learning and climbing up the standings, Siarhei Viazovich entered the club of potential Dakar winners when he finished 2nd back in 2018 of the 40th edition of the event. Not only has the Belarusian businessman performed on the toughest of all rallies he has also built an impressive factory team with three very competitive trucks. Last year a spectacular tumble over a dune made the headlines and viral video footage around the world, but it certainly troubled his quest for victory as soon as day 2. Viazovich managed to move up the standings gradually but had to settle for 6th place at the finish. For his 8th Dakar, on unknown territory, the 40-year-old returns with Pavel Haranin as his navigator and Anton Zaparoshchanka (formerly with Vasilevski) as his mechanic.

“What is special about MAZ is that we are colleagues and after work we are friends. Today my hobby (rally and rally raids) is also my job so I’m really happy. To be honest, I never dreamt of the status I have today. It’s far beyond my childhood dreams. If I’d been told I’d be a Dakar finisher and potentially a Dakar winner, I would have never believed it. I’ve learned from my mistakes both in sports and as the head of a team. My model has always been Semyon Yakubov, the man who created the Kamaz team and who started from zero. He managed to create an empire and a team that to date has no equivalent in the world. My philosophy is that if one person can, another can as well with the necessary effort. If someone can win the Dakar, so can I.”

Vehicle

MAZ-SPORTAUTO

  • Mark : MAZ
  • Model : 6440RR
  • Performance tuner : MAZ-SPORTauto
  • Assistance : MAZ-SPORTauto
  • Class : T4.2 Modified trucks

Ranking 2020

Scratch Stage General
1 2 2 2
2 1 1 1
3 2 2 1
4 6 6 2
5 4 4 3
6 3 3 3
7 6 6 3
8 6 6 3
9 2 2 3
10 19 19 3
11 5 5 3
12 17 17 3

All news of S. Viazovich

Newsflashes - 08/01 11:29 [GMT +3] - Camion

Viazovich back at the front

Siarhei Viazovich may have had to concede defeat to Andrey Karginov yesterday, but today he's back in the lead after 55 km of racing. The Kamazes of Anton Shibalov and Karginov are hot on his heels at 25 seconds back.

Newsflashes - 07/01 10:25 [GMT +3] - Camion

Viazovich opens the way

Siarhei Viazovich has kicked off proceedings in the truck special. The new general standings leader will be in the sights of the Kamaz trucks just behind him, driven by Dmitry Sotnikov and Andrey Karginov.

Newsflashes - 06/01 14:51 [GMT +3] - Camion

Viazovich wins impressively

Might it be Siarhei Viazovich’s year? After a second place finish in 2018, the Byelorussian is once again in from since the start in Jeddah and has won the second stage to take the lead in the general standings. The Maz driver beat Dmitry Sotnikov and Andrey Karginov in Neom, and this result is mirrored in the overall classification.

Newsflashes - 06/01 12:16 [GMT +3] - Camion

Viazovich moves into the lead

Siarhei Viazovich has taken the lead after 159 km. However, the Maz driver only has a lead of 54 seconds over the Kamaz truck driven by Dmitry Sotnikov and 1’20 over Andrey Karginov.

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