KAMAZ, VTB, Rostec, Tatneft, RedBull, Total, RussianHelicopters, 1C, Palfinger, ESAB
2019: Ab. Stage 5 (2 stage wins)
2014: 1st (4 stage wins)
2012: 4th, 2 stage wins
2010: 5th place. (mechanic of Mardeev)
2019: Baja Rostov (1st), Silk Way Rally (2nd)
2018: Silk Way Rally (1st)
2017: Africa Eco Race (1st)
2014 Zoloto Kagana, 3rd
2011: Silk Way Rally 3rd
“Delighted to return to this region”
After a two-year absence, Andrey Karginov made his return to the Dakar last year with his usual conquering state of mind. Two stages to refamiliarize himself with the Peruvian difficulties and two stages to show he was back (best time on stages 3 and 4 and second overall) And then…the nightmarish day! It began with a mechanical issue that forced the crew to continue on with just rear-wheel drive, which would have terrible repercussions when he was bypassing a dune and more importantly a group of spectators. Unfortunately, he couldn’t contact with an onlooker resulting in a broken leg. Upon arrival at the bivouac, Karginov was informed by the race stewards that he was disqualified. He accepted the decision and went to hospital. The return of the oldest Kamaz driver was a painful one. The career-results of the 43-year-old Russian speak for themselves with the win on the 2014 Dakar, two third-place finishes (in 2013 and 2015), with 11 stage wins. He enters his 8th Dakar with his long-time team mates Andrey Mokeev and Igor Leonov. While Eduard Nikolaev appears to be the leader of the Russian team, Karginov will certainly have his say, in as much as he knows Saudi Arabia. He took part in a race there early in his career.
A.K.: “At the start of our careers as drivers, we had the chance to participate in a race in Saudi Arabia. I venture to say that it was the toughest race of my career. I remember the dunes that were so difficult to cross. We had three teams and our only goal was to get through the dunes, not to win. It was a moral victory each day just to finish. It was so hard; we ran in a group to help each other and continue to move forward each time we got stuck in the sand. Since then we have gained quite a lot of experience and we are delighted to return the region.”
KAMAZ - MASTER
- Mark : KAMAZ
- Model : 43509
- Performance tuner : Team KAMAZ Master
- Assistance : Team KAMAZ Master
- Class : T4.2 Modified trucks
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Karginov like a boss
Andrey Karginov has finished the 2020 Dakar, an edition in which he was head and shoulders above the rest, by taking his seventh stage win in Qiddiya by two minutes over Aliaksei Vishneuski. The 2014 champion has claimed his second Dakar crown with a 42-minute margin over teammate Anton Shibalov.
Karginov still in front
Andrey Karginov remains in control of the special after 119 km. The Russian is leading teammate Eduard Nikolayev by 34 seconds and Aliaksei Vishneuski by 39.
Karginov wants to win the finale too
Andrey Karginov is determined to cap the Dakar of his dreams by winning the closing stage. The overall leader and his Kamaz blasted through km 69 with the fastest time, 23 seconds ahead of Anton Shibalov.
Karginov wraps it up for Kamaz
Andrey Karginov took his sixth stage win this year by 1'27" over Dmitry Sotnikov, with Anton Shibalov and Eduard Nikolayev making it a 1-2-3-4 for Kamaz!
Karginov takes over
Andrey Karginov has proved unable to resist the temptation to seize the lead. 271 kilometres into the stage, the overall leader has a 34-second margin over Dmitry Sotnikov. Further back, Anton Shibalov and Eduard Nikolayev are making it a Kamaz 1-2-3-4!
Fantastic four for Karginov
Andrey Karginov has obtained a fourth consecutive stage victory in Haradh on completion of a stage he has led from start to finish. Siarhei Viazovich has taken second place a little more than 3 minutes behind, whilst Ales Loprais finished almost 10 minutes behind the Russian. In the general standings, Karginov now boasts a lead of 38 minutes over his Kamaz team-mate Anton Shibalov....
Karginov boasts a stable lead
Andrey Karginov and Siarhei Viazovich have been keeping pace with each other over the last few kilometres with a gap opened up by the Russian driver that has remained just below two minutes. Ales Loprais is hanging on to third place.
Karginov still leads
After 156 km, Andrey Karginov is still dominating the special. The Kamaz driver boasts a lead of 2 minutes over Siarhei Viazovich and 5’36 over Ales Loprais.
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