“At sunset, in the camp of the Zhengzhou Nissan team, they were busy in a tense and orderly manner. Before the racing car returned, the logistics support vehicle carried the logistics personnel and all supplies and arrived at the camp ahead of time. The fierce competition on the front line was over, and the competition behind was silent. Unfurled silently.
Open the flying-wing cargo boxes on both sides of the Dongfeng light vehicle with one button, and what we see in front of our eyes is an orderly arrangement of racing accessories, maintenance equipment, and daily necessities, with complete functions and everything that one expects to find. The maintenance technicians are quick to pick up the equipment, disassemble the car, and check every part… Facing the car that has experienced countless ups and downs and scars, they may have to work all night, so that the car and the driver can continue to run without any worries in the early morning of the next day is their mission. “
On July 16, after 10 days of fierce competition across 3 countries, a total of 5008 kilometers (2593 kilometers of special stages), the 2019 Silk Road International Rally ended successfully in Dunhuang. 22 motorcycles, 43 cars, and 12 trucks from 38 countries sweated and competed fiercely on the land of Russia, Mongolia, and China.
The Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Race Wheel Team participated in the mass-produced car, successfully completed the race and achieved excellent results, and won the OP6.2 champion of the 2019 Silk Road International Rally (No. 248 car group Tao Yongming and Song Haitao), OP6. The second runner-up in Group 2 (Zhao Xishan and Yang Rui in the No. 247 car group), the fourth place in the OP6.2 group (Hai Shuangzeng and Jing Kui in the No. 246 car group). All the champions, runners-up and third place in the international section of the T2 group of the International Rally and China Cross-Country Championships were won, and they also won the championship of the international section of the factory team.
(From left to right: Jing Kui, Zhao Xishan, Hai Shuangzeng, Song Haitao, Yang Rui, Tao Yongming)
Tao Yongming and Song Haitao of car No. 248
Zhao Xishan and Yang Rui of No. 247 car group
Hai Shuangzeng and Jingkui of No. 246 car group
The glory of the Zhengzhou Nissan Racing Team belongs to the racers and navigators who are galloping with all their strength on the front line, and also belongs to the logistics support team who silently sweats behind, especially carrying all the supplies of the team, following the team through the three countries, and driving through various countries. Dongfeng Duolika D12 is a logistics support vehicle that successfully completes the escort mission under such complex and difficult road conditions.
As a partner of the Zhengzhou Nissan team, Dongfeng Duolika is the first 12-meter two-axle extreme model in China, with a maximum volume of 63 square meters, a wheelbase of 7160mm, a chassis height of 1.1 meters from the ground, and no rivets on the upper wing. , both loading capacity and loading and unloading efficiency.
Dongfeng Duolika D12, which has many experience in logistical support for competitions, loaded nearly 10 tons of logistical support materials this time, providing full and all-round support for the team. From racing equipment such as racing suits and helmets, to racing accessories such as tires, shock absorbers, brake pads, and bearings, to maintenance equipment such as cranes, electric welding, and generators, and to daily necessities for logistics personnel, they are all available.
“The Zhengzhou Nissan team has 23 people and six work support vehicles. Among them, Dongfeng Duolika D12 is used as a spare parts truck to accompany us throughout the whole process together with the racing car. Dongfeng Duolika D12 can be said to be our mobile home and warehouse, playing the core role Function, because all the urgently needed parts and personnel’s living materials are on this car, without these materials we have no place to live, no place to sit, no food and drink, and the car cannot be repaired…”Zhengzhou Nissan Racing Team Manager Liu Shan said so.
Liu Shan, Team Manager of Zhengzhou Nissan
Liu Shuanqun, logistics support supervisor of Zhengzhou Nissan Racing Team, coordinates the work of the entire logistics team. In his view, Dongfeng Duolika D12 is like a small repair shop. “This Dongfeng light vehicle is used as a logistics support vehicle with complete functions. Our vehicle is equipped with racing accessories, tools for maintenance technicians, daily necessities for all personnel, as well as cranes, generators, lighting equipment, electric welding, etc. It is almost A small repair shop.”
Liu Shuanqun, Director of Logistics Support at Zhengzhou Nissan
As the logistics support vehicle of the rally racing team, Dongfeng Duolika D12 is not only able to “install”, the more important task is to transport all materials to the next camp on time and on time without any accidents, so that the racing car can be repaired and maintained in time.
The Silk Road International Rally crosses continents and is a world-renowned long-distance cross-country event. Especially this year, the race is long and there are many camps. The logistics support team is on the way almost every day. This is extremely important for the logistics support vehicles with heavy loads. big test.
Regarding this point, Song Haitao, the captain of the Zhengzhou Nissan team, has a deep understanding: “Different from the Rally around the Tower, which is more difficult and less intense, the Silk Road Rally is more intense but not too difficult. It is mainly reflected in the comparison of the mileage of the stages. It is long, and we do not stay in the same camp for two days. After we set off from Lake Baikal, we change camps every day, without giving the team a chance to breathe. If the logistics vehicles cannot keep up and arrive at the camp on time, then we will be affected in the next race. Therefore, this kind of high-intensity competition is a great test for the logistics support of the team.”
(Pictured right) Song Haitao, team leader of Zhengzhou Nissan
Facts have proved that Dongfeng Duolika D12 is calm and has excellent performance in the face of extreme tests. Dongfeng Duolika D12 is equipped with the high-efficiency transmission quality “iron triangle” in the powertrain – Cummins engine, Fast gearbox and Dana axle, the efficient and reliable golden power combination, even in the face of complex and changeable road conditions , can also deal with it calmly. From home to abroad and back to home, the whole process has not lost the chain.
“While we were running the race on the track, the logistics support vehicle was also completing the transition not far from us, but the transition distance is longer than the stage distance, and we may arrive at the camp first in terms of time, so In order to shorten the time difference, the logistics team often starts from the previous camp very early, and tries every means to rush to the next camp before we reach the finish line, so that our racing cars can be repaired and maintained in the first time, ensuring the second The car from the day station to the gate is a complete car in excellent condition. In fact, we were very worried that the logistics support vehicles in foreign stages could not keep up, or we could not reach the campsite according to our expected time, but it turned out that These worries are superfluous. Dongfeng Light Vehicle has successfully completed the task with its excellent quality, even exceeding our expectations. So we are very happy, and we are very grateful to Dongfeng Duolika D12 for providing us with a solid backing, let us fight The racers at the frontline have nothing to worry about and completed the race satisfactorily.” Zhengzhou Nissan Team Captain Song Haitao said with a smile.
The long-distance distance of 5008 kilometers + various complex road conditions is an extreme test of the handling and comfort of a car, especially a large truck with a huge body. So, how did Dongfeng Duolika D12 perform during the entire event transition? For this point, Liu Shuanqun, the logistics support supervisor of the team, has the most say. “Dongfeng Duolika D12 was used as the logistics support vehicle of the Zhengzhou Nissan team for thousands of kilometers, and it performed well. As the logistics support supervisor, I personally drove this Dongfeng Duolika D12. I feel that the handling and driving comfort of this car are very good. Great, we went from China to Russia, then from Russia to Mongolia and finally back to China, thousands of kilometers, all kinds of complicated road conditions, this car did not have any major failures, and the support mission was completed satisfactorily.”
In terms of comfortable configuration, Dongfeng Duolika D12 has the widest 2315mm cab in its class, ultra-wide sleeper, large driving space, airbag shock-absorbing seat, and multi-functional steering wheel, which can reduce driver fatigue to the greatest extent. At the same time, it is equipped with super-large cab view, with super-large rearview mirror, 360-degree no blind spots, cruise control, reversing image, ABS, air brake, exhaust brake, etc., to make driving more comfortable and safer.
Walking into the Silk Road International Rally Camp, we can feast our eyes on various and colorful trucks, including Mercedes-Benz, Kamaz, MAN, Volvo, Iveco and other world-renowned brands, among which Dongfeng Dolica D12 is not inferior.
“Vladimir Chakin, chairman of the Silk Road Rally, is the seven-time champion of the Dakar truck group, so the biggest feature of the Silk Road Rally is the truck group competition. The trucks that come here are either racing cars or logistics support vehicles They are all world-class brands, such as Mercedes-Benz, Kamaz, MAN, Volvo, Iveco and other world-renowned brands. Our Dongfeng Dolica D12 gallops side by side with them on the land of the three countries. This is the pride of Chinese manufacturing.” Zhengzhou Nissan Team manager Liu Shan finally spoke to us. “Three countries, 10 stages, 5,008 kilometers of travel, Dongfeng Duolika D12, the mobile home, did not have any failures, and arrived at the camp on time and on time every day, providing us with faithful and reliable backup guarantees, thanks to Dongfeng for its excellent quality. “
The 2019 Silk Road International Rally came to a successful conclusion, and Dongfeng Duolika D12 assisted the Zhengzhou Nissan team to achieve excellent results. I believe that in future events, Dongfeng Duolika D12 will continue to give full play to its advantages in various aspects, escort the Zhengzhou Nissan team, and help the team achieve new successes!