July 18, 2019. The Silk Way International Rally 2019 came to a close today in the city of Dunhuang, China. The gas-powered KAMAZ crew led by Sergey Kupriyanov finished among the top five in the truck category.

The category featured 15 trucks produced by domestic and foreign companies, such as KAMAZ, GAZ, MAZ, Renault, HINO, DAF, and IVECO. The KAMAZ truck was the only vehicle powered by natural gas.

The route of the rally passed through Russia, Mongolia, and China. Within ten days, the racers covered more than 5,000 kilometers, overcoming extremely challenging sections in taiga forests, steppes, and a desert.

By decision of the Silk Way Rally’s organizing committee, the crew of Sergey Kupriyanov was awarded a special prize for its contribution to environmental protection.

“The gas-powered KAMAZ has once again successfully withstood a severe challenge. We have proven that NGVs are powerful, reliable, and environmentally friendly,” said Sergey Kupriyanov.