KAMAZ, RedBull, VTB, TATNEFT, ATM Group, Goodyear, Total, Henkel, Wabco, Webasto, Omnikomm, BorgWarner, Stahlwille, 1C, Leoni, Rostec, GMGen, ESAB, Palfinger, Tirsan, Ariadna, Ilizarov Centre, VARTA
2019: Ab. stage 6
2018: 3rd (one stage win)
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
“I missed the Dakar”
He’s back. After a last Dakar spent driving a press car for the Kamaz team, Ayrat Mardeev returns to a rally that he conquered now six years ago. His last experience on the race inside the cabin of the Kamaz truck is one he’ll want to forget. Indeed for the third time in 10 appearances he failed to reach the finish, forced to stop after six stages. Back in 2015, the son of Ilgizar Mardeev managed to do better than his father, a former Dakar competitor (4th in 2009 and 2011), when he claimed the Dakar in Buenos Aires. A precious team mate to Eduard Nikolaev, helping him triumph in 2017 and 2018, he’ll actually make the best of the absence of his compatriot this year in his quest for further glory. While Nikolaev will be part of the team‘s management alongside Vladimir Chagin, Mardeev is eager to battle it out on Saudi soil with his usual cabin partners: navigator Dmitriy Svistunov and mechanic Akhmet Galiautdinov.
A.M. : “I missed racing the Dakar last year. I was acting as a press-car driver. I watched the race from the outside and certainly after the missed Dakar, we wanted to return to the cabin a lot. Our crew set an aim to increase our pace. And when we heard the news that we were going, we were very happy. We hope that we will show a decent result”
KAMAZ - MASTER
- Mark : KAMAZ
- Model : 43509
- Performance tuner : Team KAMAZ Master
- Assistance : Team KAMAZ Master
- Class : T5.2 Modified trucks
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Success for Mardeev!
Airat Mardeev has won the sixth special the day before the rest day and the Russian has given Kamaz their 150th victory on the Dakar! He has beaten his team-mates Dmitry Sotnikov and Anton Shibalov to make it a 100% Kamaz podium on the stage.
Duel at the top between Sotnikov and Mardeev
After 238 km, Airat Mardeev occupies the lead on the stage, 1’22 ahead of Dmitry Sotnikov. Victory should be a battle between the two Kamaz drivers, but they are still within reach of their team-mates Anton Shibalov and Andrey Karginov.
Mardeyev moves into the lead as Karginov works on his truck
Ayrat Mardeev is upping the pace as the stage reaches its halfway point and seized the lead by a razor-thin margin of one second over Martin Macík and seven over teammate Dmitry Sotnikov. Meanwhile, defending champion Andrey Karginov has already had to stop several times to work on his Kamaz and is haemorrhaging time.
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