N°505 Truck KAMAZ - MASTER

EDUARD NIKOLAEV

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Hobbies

Karting

Sponsors

KAMAZ, VTB, Rostec, Tatneft, 1С, Red Bull, Palfinger, Total, Goodyear, Tirsan, Varta, ESAB, ATM, Stahlwille, Henkel, GMGen, WABCO, Webasto, Leoni, Omnicomm Autoclima, Cummins.

2020: Ab.
2019: 1st (3 stage wins)
2018: 1st (3 stage wins)
2017: 1st (4 stage wins)
2016: 7th (3 stage wins)
2015: 2nd (6 stage wins)
2014: 3rd (1 stage win)
2013: 1st
2012: Exc. Stage 5
2011: 3rd
2010: 1st (mechanic Chagin)
2009: 2nd (mechanic Chagin)
2007: 2nd (mechanic Mardeev)
2006: 18th (mechanic Reshetnikov)

2021: Baja Simbirsky Trakt Rally (1st)
2019: Baja Rostov (2nd), Kazakhstan Rally, Gold of Kagan (1st)
2018: Silk Way Rally (5th)
2017: Silk Way Rally (11th)
2016: Silk Way Rally (4th)
2014: Zoloto Kagana (2nd)
2013: Silk Way Rally (18th)
2012 : Silk Way Rally (6th)
2012 Champion de Russie Tout-terrain
2010: 1st Silk Way Rally (driver)
2009: 4th Silk Way Rally (driver)
2007: 1er au général Challenge Astana-Route de la Soie (mécanicien Chagin)

Interview

“Good to be back”

Two years after dropping out of the Dakar -his first retirement- and a year after joining the Kamaz management team in Saudi Arabia, Eduard Nikolaev is making his comeback in a truck on the rally. The five-time Dakar winner (four times as a driver, once as a navigator) will have the chance to get a little closer to his illustrious team boss and seven-time winner, Vladmir Chagin. The thirty-seven-year-old Nikolaev, who is just one year older than 2021 champion, Dmitry Sotnikov is far from calling it a day. For the 2022 edition, he will drive one of the team's two new Kamaz K5 435091s, with the other one entrusted to Sotnikov. Nikolaev, flanked by his usual team-mates Evgeny Yakovlev and Vladimir Rybakov, is undoubtedly more motivated than ever.

E.N.: “The last Dakar was a new challenge for me. I did absolutely everything I could do to be useful to the team in my new role. I was able to follow the race from behind the scenes to understand the manager's point of view. Many drivers have been there, like Firdaus Kabirov or Gerard De Rooy and Jordi Viladoms at KTM. I took a break, but now I'm back, and I think that our team has a lot of good things to accomplish”.

Vehicle

KAMAZ - MASTER

KAMAZ 43509
KAMAZ - MASTER

  • KAMAZ
  • 43509
  • Team KAMAZ Master
  • Team KAMAZ Master
  • Truck > 10,000 cc

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Reactions - 11/01 15:48 [GMT +3] - Truck

Eduard Nikolaev: “My crew coped with the task perfectly”

The four times winner of the truck category for Kamaz on the Dakar won his second special of the year and is now only 8’51’’ behind general rankings leader Dmitry Sotnikov with three stages before the finish.

“For us, it was a very interesting stage. There were a lot of rocks and a lot of dust. Every kilometre was very dusty...

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