On July 6, the 9th Silk Road Rally in 2019 kicked off in Irkutsk, Russia.
The brand-new routes passing through 3 countries will bring brand-new experiences to the drivers. From the coniferous forests of Eastern Siberia to the endless grasslands of Mongolia and then to the majestic sand mountains of the Gobi, this event will present a great challenge for the participants. Discovery tour. From Irkutsk to Dunhuang, it will last for 10 days, and the 10 stages with a journey of more than 5,000 kilometers run through the vast regions of Russia, Mongolia and China. The stages cover mountains, rivers, canyons, Gobi and deserts. There is no doubt that this is a very challenging event.
As the only intercontinental long-distance cross-country event in the world, the Silk Road Rally has always been a top-level cross-country rally event that has attracted much attention. new highs. Compared with previous events, the motorcycle group will make its debut in the Silk Road Rally, and will produce its first motorcycle champion after fierce competition. A total of 181 drivers from 36 countries registered for this event, with a total of 97 cars in three categories: motorcycles, cars and trucks. In addition to the participating drivers, there are 521 staff members and support team members who will travel together in 175 service vehicles.
The Chinese teams and drivers once again showed great enthusiasm for participating in this Silk Road Rally. A total of 19 car groups from 9 teams participated, and the Chinese red once again ran through the entire event. Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Racing Team, Geely Cooper Tire Hanwei Racing Team, Shaanxi Yunxiang Motorsports Racing Team, Qian’an Jiujiang Road Aviation Tire Racing Team, Longxing Tianxia Rally Team and other well-known racing teams were all present.
After winning the manufacturer group championship in the Tournament of Tajikistan Rally last month, the Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Racing Wheel Team once again embarked on a journey on the Silk Road; at the same time, it also created the first domestic car company team to traverse Race records in Eurasia. It is worth mentioning that, as the only manufacturer’s team participating in the mass production group in China, the Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Racing Wheel Team once again participated in the Silk Road Rally, and sent a total of three car groups to participate in the competition. Its strength is undoubtedly the T2 of this event. Strong contender for the championship.
In 2004, Zhengzhou Nissan challenged the Dakar Rally known as the “Game of the Brave” for the first time and became the first Chinese automaker to set foot on this field. Since then, Zhengzhou Nissan has embarked on a brilliant race journey . The current Navarra has taken over the banner of his predecessors and once again carved a deep mark in the history of Zhengzhou Nissan’s races with the wheels. As a well-known veteran rally team in China, Zhengzhou Nissan has an indissoluble relationship with the Silk Road Rally. From the early crossing of the East to the first participation in the Silk Road Rally, Zhengzhou Nissan has always been an active participant in this great event.
For Mongolia’s first participation in the Silk Road Rally, the Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Racing Tire Team made plans in advance and went to Mongolia to conduct on-the-spot surveys of the local terrain before the race. It is understood that the Zhengzhou Nissan motorcade set off from Zhengzhou on June 28, directly entered Mongolia and headed for Irkutsk, the purpose of which was to carry out adaptive driving and understanding. During the nearly 2,000-kilometer pre-match journey, not only was he more familiar with the local terrain, but also the racing car, the support vehicle and the entire logistics team withstood the test during the rapid march.
“There is no national road from Mongolia to Russia. Most of them are similar to off-road roads with many potholes. During the nearly 2,000 kilometers of driving from Mongolia to Irkutsk, the key components of the vehicle have withstood the test. I am very confident in the inspection of the vehicle and hope that this competition can achieve the results we expect. We have done a warm-up before the competition and have a preliminary understanding of the stage. Russia’s reasons.” Team captain Song Haitao said.
“Long-distance, high-intensity rally events are the most direct test of product quality. Vehicles in the mass production group only undergo minimal safety modifications and use original engines, gearboxes and transmission systems to pass such a very difficult event. To prove that every Zhengzhou Nissan Navara can compete on the track after some reasonable modification.” Zhao Dahu, head of Zhengzhou Nissan Racing Team, told us.
Complex and changeable landforms, fierce and brutal competitions, destined to belong to the battlefield of heroes. Behind the aura of heroes, there is always a solid backing to escort the drivers and racing cars when they charge into battle. As the only designated all-round support vehicle for the Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Racing Team, Dongfeng Dolica D12, which has guaranteed many competitions, has proved by facts that an excellent racing team must have a solid and reliable logistical support.
As the saying goes, before soldiers and horses move, food and grass go first. As the special logistics support vehicle designated by Zhengzhou Nissan Racing Team, Dongfeng Duolika D12 is responsible for transporting the team’s racing cars and all materials and equipment. In order to do a good job in logistics support for this competition, Dongfeng Duolika D12 transported a total of nearly 10 tons of logistics support materials this time. From auto parts such as engines, gearboxes, tires, to daily necessities such as tents, quilts, sleeping bags, kitchen utensils, tables and chairs, as well as maintenance stations, hoisting machinery and other facilities, everything is available.
From vehicle maintenance to life support, team logistics are a key factor in race success. The 5,000-kilometer long journey of the Silk Road Rally from Russia, Mongolia to China not only tests the racers and cars, but also a severe test for the logistics support team and support vehicles. For the long journey, for vehicles and logistics teams, the harsher the environment, the heavier the “escort” task.
With the help of the international race stage, Dongfeng Light Vehicle has taken on the important task of team guarantee for Zhengzhou Nissan Racing Team, established a complete race marketing system through races, and achieved win-win results through cooperation. Its emphasis on the development of motor sports and race culture just confirms that Dongfeng Light Vehicle has started to make efforts in race culture after its success on the product side. This cross-border brand integration can also further enhance its reputation in the industry The three-dimensional marketing strategic position.
The fierce battle of the Silk Road Rally is in full swing, and Dongfeng light vehicles are facing up to the difficulties and constantly guaranteeing the team to move forward. In the next competition, Dongfeng Duolika D12 will share the rally feast with everyone, and protect the Zhengzhou Nissan team to face challenges and continue to write glory with super high quality and professional all-round guarantee.
Under the all-round guarantee of Dongfeng Dolica D12, can Zhengzhou Nissan Racing Team win the championship as it wishes? let us wait and see!