In Astrakhan, the Russian rally championship Gold of Kagan2019 and the championship of Astrakhan Region2019 ended, in which drivers from Turkmenistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Finland and Ukraine took part. A total of about 500 people and more than 240 trucks, motorcycles and offroad vehicles participated in the race.
Participants of the Gold of Kagan2019 rallyraid over three days traveled more than 700 kilometers along the Astrakhan steppes. Of these, over 500 kilometers were sands and hard steppe roads, which more than once became an obstacle for the most titled racers.
Two crews from Turkmenistan took part in the above championships. The first crew managed by Merdan and Shokhrat Toilievs in the Nissan Patrol offroad vehicle won second place in the Russian rally raid championship Gold of Kagan2019. The second crew runs by Begnazar Nuryagdyev and Muhammetmyrat Gurbanov, on the Mitsubishi L 200 offroad vehicle, received an honorable third place in the 2019 Astrakhan Region Championship.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Turkmenistan