GAZ Raid Sport has won the Russian Rally Raid Championship

25 Nov 2021
GAZ Raid Sport has won the Russian Rally Raid Championship

On 24 November 2021 GAZelle NEXT crews became winners at Stage 5 of the Russian Rally Raid Championship (Tikhiy Don). With the double wins in the Raid Sport class and the second-best rank in the T1 class GAZ Raid Sport team became the best in the overall tally and got the 2021 rally raid championship title.

GAZ Raid Sport team is the winner at Stage 5 of the Russian Rally Raid Championship - Tikhiy Don Baja was in Rostov-on-Don region from 18 to 21 November. The GAZelle NEXT crew of Alexaner Rusanov and Alexey Maltsev were number-one while the crew of Alexey Ignatov and Evgeny Pavlov ranked 2nd in the Raid Sport class. The crew of Evgeny Sukhovenko and Kirill Chapaev were number-two in the T1 class.

The 480-km-long baja in Rostov-on-Don is famous for its versatility in road surfaces: there were sand dunes, coniferous forests with narrow curvy roads, and deep river fords. The challenging route made concentration key for drivers and co-drivers during the rally raid event. It also required great maneuverability from the vehicles and flexibility in suspension settings while driving on different types of roads.

GAZelle NEXT crews won all the 5 stages in the Raid Sport class. Alexey Ignatov and Evgeny Pavlov are the champions in the Raid Sport class in Russia in 2021. Alexander Rusanov and Alexey Maltsev are the second-best crew. In the T4 class (trucks) the winners are Alexey Khlebov and Alexander Fulyakin on their Sadko NEXT while the crew of Mikhail Shklyaev and Vladimir Moiseev got the bronze trophy. GAZ Raid Sport ranks second in the overall tally, too.

Outstanding driving skills of the drivers and the co-drivers as well as vehicle design and support from the partners helped the team get the trophies. Serial YMZ-534 and Cummins 2.8 engines on GAZelle NEXT vehicles proved to be really good in extreme operating and weather conditions.

VECTOR NEXT Length: 7645 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 53
VECTOR 8.8 Length: 8800 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 64
PAZ-320412 Length: 8560 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 70
PAZ-3204 Length: 7500 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 53
PAZ-3203 Length: 7100 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 43
PAZ-4234 Length: 8165 mm
PAZ-32053/54 Length: 7000 mm
KAVZ-4235 AURORA Length: 8410 mm
LiAZ-4292 Length: 9500 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 82
LiAZ-5292 restyling Length: 12410 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 114
LiAZ-6213 Length: 18040 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 153
LiAZ-5256 city Length: 11400 mm
LiAZ-5256 suburban Length: 11400 mm
LiAZ-5293 Length: 11400 mm
KAVZ-4270 Length: 10200 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 84
CRUISE Length: 12060 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 49
VOYAGE Length: 12500 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 60
VOYAGE L Length: 14950 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 100
VECTOR 8.8 m intercity Length: 8800 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 50
LiAZ-5256 intercity Length: 11400 mm Max. Passenger capacity: 66
KAVZ-4238 Length: 10030 mm
VECTOR NEXT school Length: 7645 mm
PAZ-3203/04-70 school Length: 7100 mm
PAZ-32053-70 school Length: 7000 mm
KAVZ-4235/4238 school Length: 8410 mm
PAZ-3206 Length: 7000 mm
Electrobus Length: 12420 mm
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