The total mileage is 5,200 kilometers, the special stage is 2,500 kilometers, and the desert stage accounts for 65%. There are a total of 127 participating vehicles (101 cars, 26 motorcycles), and a completion rate of 31%. “The Ring Tower Rally.
On June 2, after 13 days and 9 special stages of fierce competition, the 2019 China Ring Tower (International) Rally ended perfectly in Hotan City, Xinjiang. The Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Race Wheel Team not only successfully completed the race, but also performed very well, and finally won the triple crown of T2.1 mass production group manufacturer cup champion, T2.1 mass production group driver championship and T2 mass production group championship The results ended perfectly, and the results are extremely valuable. As the only designated logistics support vehicle, Dongfeng Light Vehicle has provided all-round logistics support services for the Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Sailun tire team for the second consecutive year.
The Taklamakan Desert is located in the center of the Tarim Basin in southern Xinjiang. It is the largest desert in China, covering an area of about 330,000 square kilometers. It is a veritable “sea of death”. The 2019 Ring of Towers Rally came to southern Xinjiang for the first time. It started from Aksu and went all the way southwest to Kashgar Megiti, passing through Hotan, Yutian, and then back to Hotan. The 3,100-meter high-altitude stage under the Kunlun Snow Mountain has become a 100% Taklamakan desert event in the true sense, so the game is also called “the most difficult in history”.
The complex and diverse tracks and many uncertainties of the Ring of Towers Rally are a severe test for all participating teams. Zhengzhou Nissan Navara’s reliable power performance and excellent chassis advantages have played a vital role in going to the top cross-country events such as the Tournament of Tajikistan Rally again. Relying on impeccable product performance, it has conquered various “devil stages”, successfully passed complex landforms such as deserts, Gobi, grasslands, and rivers, and has withstood the severe tests of various extreme environments such as sand, dust, and high temperature, showing extraordinary performance. product strength.
In the competition of all 9 stages of the ring tower, there are continuous car groups withdrawing from the race or failing to complete the race within the specified time and encountering a 100-hour time penalty. From the 101 cars at the start of the car group to the end, only 73 cars were able to finish the race normally, which shows the cruelty of the competition and the intensity of the competition. For the Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Racing Tire Team, which all use mass-produced cars to participate, it is not easy to achieve the current results.
“100% Taklamakan” is not in vain. Cruel track, harsh environment, and unexpected situations that may occur at any time, for many teams participating in this year’s Ring of Towers, completing the race is a victory. It is not easy to win the championship in such a ring tower competition. It is not only a manifestation of the strong strength of the team, but also an affirmation of the comprehensive support ability.
I believe that every driver has experienced the cruelty of “the most difficult ring tower in history”. More than 100 kilometers in the SS3 stage are extremely difficult deserts, and the end point is at 39°N latitude in the southwest of the Taklimakan Desert. The extremely difficult SS3 stage caused many vehicles to stay on the track, and the completion rate of the day was only 50%. The SS6 stage is the longest and most difficult stage of this competition, which caused many participating drivers and leaders to suffer. The SS8 Niya stage was held in the ancient city of Niya in Hotan area. Because the competition was too difficult, many vehicles broke down, causing dozens of cars to retire one after another.
Multiple extremely difficult stages made the logistics support team experience unprecedented pressure and challenges. What is raced is the car, but the whole team is tested. As a “proving ground” for testing the quality of vehicles, Zhengzhou Nissan Navara has withstood the experience of the Huanta Devil Arena, and its products have been tested in the most authentic way. It is not uncommon for vehicles to withdraw from the race due to lagging logistics support in the annual Tour of Tajikistan Rally. The Dongfeng light vehicle, which followed the Zhengzhou Nissan team all the way, undertook the important mission of logistical support. During the competition, it experienced a series of comprehensive road conditions and natural conditions such as desert, Gobi, and grassland with the racing car, and completed all the competitions excellently. Guaranteeing service tasks, demonstrating the strong strength of high-quality light vehicles.
“The difficulty of the track of this year’s Ring of Tajikistan Rally is more than any previous one, and it can be called the most difficult competition in history. The results achieved today are inseparable from the support of the team’s logistics support team, especially Dongfeng Light vehicles play an important role in the logistics team.” In the interview after the race, team leader Song Haitao said, “Dongfeng Light Vehicles provided two Dongfeng Duolika D12 medium-sized trucks as the whole logistics support for this round of the tower. If there is a problem with the car during the race, it can arrive at the fastest speed and carry out rescue and repair.”
Regarding logistics support and brand support, Song Haitao said, “Which team can win the championship in the end is inseparable from the team. This includes our logistics support vehicles and other brand support, which all affect the results of the competition. It is precisely because of their high quality that our cars are invincible in the race.”
“Dongfeng light vehicle is very powerful for team support. A material vehicle is specially used to pull spare parts and supplies. It is very maneuverable when moving. The other light vehicle just pulls four racing cars.” Lao Liu, head of the team’s logistics team, told We, “Before the start of the Tournament of the Tower, two Dongfeng Duolika D12s transported 4 racing cars and materials weighing ten tons to Aksu in advance. The logistics support materials include racing car parts, maintenance stations and maintenance tools. There are all kinds of equipment for basic necessities, food, housing, and transportation. From the supply of event materials to the large-scale vehicle rescue, meals and accommodation, almost all rely on the cooperation of logistics support vehicles and logistics teams.”
Lao Liu, who has participated in two rounds of tower protection work, is full of praise for the performance of Dongfeng Duolika D12, “It is comfortable to drive, easy to operate, and has good safety performance. The quality is reliable, the vehicle failure rate is extremely low, and it is fully capable of handling large-scale events. Harsh environment.”
“We have always been very grateful to Dongfeng Light Vehicle. From last year to this year, it was their strong support for us that made our support team very good from maintenance to maneuvering. With them as our strong backing, we No worries.” Team leader Liu Shan expressed his views on Dongfeng light vehicles. “We went through this difficult race together with the team, and provided all-round protection and support for the team during the race. The Dongfeng light vehicles that have experienced the race have excellent high quality and outstanding cost performance.”
As we all know, motor sports not only test the drivers and cars, but to a large extent, how far a team can go and the results are closely related to the cooperation of the team’s logistics team. A good driver and car can determine how fast a race can run, but a strong logistics team is an important factor in determining how far it can run. To achieve good results, overall balance is the most important.