After the meeting Alexey Miller inspected the Kamaz upgraded model. Its team comprised of Sergey Kupriyanov, Press Secretary of the Gazprom Management Committee Chairman, Alexander Kupriyanov and Anatoly Tanin takes part in Silk Way that began with a ceremonial start on July 5 in the Red Square, Moscow. The rally route will be as follows: Moscow – Tambov – Volgograd – Elista – Astrakhan with the total length of 4,097 kilometers, including 2,822 kilometers of high speed off-road sections. More than hundred participants from 27 countries worldwide including 26 truck teams will compete in the rally.
The team members develop, design and assemble the KAMAZ sports trucks by themselves and participate in rallies on these vehicles.
The international Silk Way Rally is a highly prestigious off-road race, as popular as the legendary Dakar Rally. Gazprom acted as a general sponsor of the first rally raid series that took off along the Kazan – Ashkhabad route in 2009. Russia hosts the rally from 2010.