MINSK, 11 July (BelTA) - MAZ-SPORTauto crew piloted by Sergei Vyazovich placed third at Stage 5 of the Silk Way Rally through Russia, Mongolia and China, BelTA learned.
Stage 5 from Ulaanbaatar to Mandalgovi was 364km long, with 337km of the Special section.
Sergei Vyazovich's crew finished the stage 6.52 minutes behind Russian KAMAZ-Master's Andrei Karginov, the leader of Stage 5. His teammate Anton Shibalov was second, 4.18 minutes behind the winning time.
Sergei Vyazovich is leading overall with 12:34.5. Russian Anton Shibalov is in second position, +00:16:04 and his teammate Andrei Karginov is third, +00:19:35
As it was reported earlier, MAZ-SPORTauto Team set off for the Silk Way Rally across Russia, Mongolia and China in late June. MAZ sport trucks took part in a road show across Russian cities. The race started in Russia's Irkutsk on 6 July and will finish in China's Dunhuang in 10 days. The route exceeds 5,000km, half of which will be special stages. Belarus has fielded three crews. The race will be a test and evaluation master plan for the Belarusian team ahead of Dakar Rally Raid. The crews will hone their skills, trial the trucks and test many know-hows.More about Sport