Arktik Trophy 2018: In the first day of rally nobody has got stuck in the wood
The first stage of legendary rally "Arktik Trophy" there have passed all teams that admirers of the off-road consider a great luck. Anniversary competitions "Arktik Trophy" have solemnly opened the day before in Kandalaksha, and the sports start has taken place near the city. Behind a victory 7 teams on SUVs have recovered.
"Arktik Trophy" Ц as roulette game. Not only that only the most resistant reach the finish, and to the start for one reason or another there come not all crews submitting applications. Norwegians, for example, have sometimes problems with equipment transportation through border. But if there come less participants, than were planned Ц fight only becomes hotter", Ц the director of Arktik Trophy club Vladimir Ezhov has explained This time many stake on two teams which cars are most prepared and athletes in last years showed good results. Among them Ц the international duet "Viking ofroad" on Toyota.
According to members of the team, the race "Arktik Trophy" differs essentially from any other short competitions. Cars work at a side of the opportunities, athletes Ц on the verge of endurance. And if there are technical malfunctions of cars, then it is necessary to solve them far from a civilization.
Their strong rival Ц "Dark horse" from Apatite. The name speaks about the unusual cars of team assembled, as a rule, from scratch, but not on the basis of the SUV of concrete brand. In an anniversary season of the trio has presented a new advanced prototype. Its participant of arrivals Alexey Matviyenko describes shortly: "One spare parts from "Toyota", others Ц from "Volvo". All the rest Ц self-made".
However, the dark horse today Ц and crew from Moscow with the name "Dandelion". One of crew members Andrey Kulybin of 7 times participated in "Arktik Trophy" and has returned after a big break with the application for a victory. These three teams have also come the day before very first to the finish: at first Ц Apatity "Dark horse", behind her Ц finnsko-Norwegian "Viking ofroad", the third Ц capital "Dandelion".
"We watched temperature in Murmansk region, Ц Andrey Kulybin admits, Ц it is valid, at you this year it was very warm. And swamps became not such deep, and the rivers Ц waters a little. I think, we will pass".
Eventually, it is possible that in leaders someone from other "frequenters" will be beaten out "Arktik Trophy". After the first three they finished in the sequence: Gulf Stream from Murmansk, "ART" from Apatity, Kandalaksha "KS-Avto" and Kanda.
Today Ц the second stage of races which as "Arktik Trophy" shows experience, not all can sustain. The main purpose Ц to pass 400 km from White to the Barents Sea, the total finish Ц on September 8.
We will remind, the start has been given to legendary races yesterday.