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25 June 2020, 18:34

MAZ-SPORTauto Team plans to take part in Gold of Kagan rally

Siarhei Viazovich. An archive photo
Siarhei Viazovich. An archive photo

MINSK, 25 (BelTA) – MAZ-SPORTauto Team plans to take part in the Gold of Kagan rally which will be held in Russia on 18-22 August, team leader Siarhei Viazovich told BelTA.

“The only thing we are missing today is racing. We have focused on assembling new vehicles, putting service vehicles in good order. We have assembled the second MAZ hooded truck and now we are testing it. We are also working on the improved design of the third hooded truck. I could say that we have benefited form the hiatus in international motorsport. When competitions were many we did not have the time to work on the vehicles. Now we are looking froward to the time the races restart. On 18-22 August will take part in the Gold of Kagan race,” Siarhei Viazovich said.

The leader of the team assured that the pilots are doing well, everyone is healthy. According to him, the team was hoping to take art in the 2020 Silk Way which was planned for 3-11 July. But it was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Siarhei Viazovich expressed hope that the Belarusian team will be able to take part in the Dakar in January 2021. This year, the truck piloted by Siarhei Viazovich placed third in the Dakar 2020 standings.

The four-day Gold of Kagan will be held in Russia's Astrakhan Oblast. The organizers said the wind and 40 °C heatwave have dried out sand. Sand dunes have grown in size and acquired African shapes and relief.

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