In the fourth stage the rating is still headed by Apatity "Dark horse" and Finnish-Norwegian "Viking ofroad" (the first and second positions respectively), and here for "bronze" there is a cruel fight. Capital "Dandelion" Ц according to the general results was an applicant for the third place. But his main rival Ц the Murmansk crew Gulf Stream Ц has strengthened immunity in the fourth stage: the local team has pressed even not Muscovites, but the finnsko-Norwegian duet. Of course, it is difficult to surpass by one victory Scandinavians, and to here displace "Dandelion" from a pedestal Ц quite really
"Have skated" or 1:0 in favor of off road terrain. A half of participants "Arktik Trophy" have damaged cars
Anniversary season "Arktik Trophy" has overcome "equator". Following the results of three stages (and all 6 are planned) leaders have announced "Dark horse" (Apatity), "Viking ofroad" (Norway/Finland) and "Dandelion" (Moscow). However, even to call them potential winners early. First, capital "Toyota" is "breathed down the neck" by Murmansk Gulf Stream on UAZ Ц both in speed, and in care of passing of control points. Secondly, any "departure" from a race of one and more leaders can cardinally change a picture.
And breakages in way have already begun: it is process in the off-road inevitable, a question only in its scale. On the second and especially the third stages participants had to repair directly in the wood cars. So, at "Viking ofroad" the winch and shock-absorbers have suffered, "Dandelion" has begun to lose draft, at the KC-auto team which is making up for Gulf Stream (the Item. Dawns, Kandalaksha) the pendant hasn't sustained. The duet of Sobolevy "Art" from Apatity has arrived to the third finish only at night because of the damaged wheel. Before the team, went let and penultimate, but is quite sure.
However, even despite breakages, all crews have got out of the Kola jungle that already great success. So, last year at the third stage "Dark horse" which this time overtakes Toyotas and UAZs on the mysterious prototype has got stuck in the wood.
The day before athletes have brought as far as it is possible, in an order the cars. Today at the foot of Mount Kuelporr in Khibiny Mountains the start of the fourth stage has taken place.
"Arktik Trophy": to the apatitchena, northern neighbors and Muscovites continue to fight for the first place
In the second stage "Arktik Trophy" which has passed the day before all crews have escaped again, organizers of a race report. And if the first site was long in less, than 10 km, then this time athletes have overcome distance twice bigger.
Former top three: "Dark horse" (apatitchena), "Viking ofroad" (Finnish-Norwegian duet) and "Dandelion" (Moscow). Not less hot fight and between other participants was started. However their success depends not only on sequence with which SUVs finish. On the contrary, "Arktik Trophy" suitable anniversary the motto: easy does it. The additional requirement to participants Ц to visit on the way control points and to photograph them as the proof. And here not all cope with it "sports orientation". Many prefer to keep within test time, but it reduces their positions in rating.
Today at 10 in the morning the third stage started, now judges are on duty on a home straight.
Arktik Trophy 2018: In the first day of rally nobody has got stuck in the wood
The first stage of legendary rally "Arktik Trophy" there have passed all teams that admirers of the off-road consider a great luck. Anniversary competitions "Arktik Trophy" have solemnly opened the day before in Kandalaksha, and the sports start has taken place near the city. Behind a victory 7 teams on SUVs have recovered.
"Arktik Trophy" Ц as roulette game. Not only that only the most resistant reach the finish, and to the start for one reason or another there come not all crews submitting applications. Norwegians, for example, have sometimes problems with equipment transportation through border. But if there come less participants, than were planned Ц fight only becomes hotter", Ц the director of Arktik Trophy club Vladimir Ezhov has explained This time many stake on two teams which cars are most prepared and athletes in last years showed good results. Among them Ц the international duet "Viking ofroad" on Toyota.
According to members of the team, the race "Arktik Trophy" differs essentially from any other short competitions. Cars work at a side of the opportunities, athletes Ц on the verge of endurance. And if there are technical malfunctions of cars, then it is necessary to solve them far from a civilization.
Their strong rival Ц "Dark horse" from Apatite. The name speaks about the unusual cars of team assembled, as a rule, from scratch, but not on the basis of the SUV of concrete brand. In an anniversary season of the trio has presented a new advanced prototype. Its participant of arrivals Alexey Matviyenko describes shortly: "One spare parts from "Toyota", others Ц from "Volvo". All the rest Ц self-made".
However, the dark horse today Ц and crew from Moscow with the name "Dandelion". One of crew members Andrey Kulybin of 7 times participated in "Arktik Trophy" and has returned after a big break with the application for a victory. These three teams have also come the day before very first to the finish: at first Ц Apatity "Dark horse", behind her Ц finnsko-Norwegian "Viking ofroad", the third Ц capital "Dandelion".
"We watched temperature in Murmansk region, Ц Andrey Kulybin admits, Ц it is valid, at you this year it was very warm. And swamps became not such deep, and the rivers Ц waters a little. I think, we will pass".
Eventually, it is possible that in leaders someone from other "frequenters" will be beaten out "Arktik Trophy". After the first three they finished in the sequence: Gulf Stream from Murmansk, "ART" from Apatity, Kandalaksha "KS-Avto" and Kanda.
Today Ц the second stage of races which as "Arktik Trophy" shows experience, not all can sustain. The main purpose Ц to pass 400 km from White to the Barents Sea, the total finish Ц on September 8.
We will remind, the start has been given to legendary races yesterday.
We inform the interested public on upcoming events of the program of a cup of Murmansk region for trofi-raids "Arktik Trophy 2018".
10:00 Ц 18:00 -- Registration of participants, the technical commission Ц Kandalaksha, Pervomayskaya St., 31, Belomorye hotel
08:00 Ц 10:00 -- Registration of participants, the technical commission Ц Kandalaksha, Pervomayskaya St., 31, Belomorye hotel
10:00 Ц 11:00 -- Creation of participants on the central square Kandalaksha, a ceremonial opening
11:00 -- Briefing and draw of participants Ц Kandalaksha, Pervomayskaya St., 32, Niva movie theater
12:00 -- Solemn start "Arktik Trophy 2018", central square Kandalaksha
02.09 Ц 08.09
Week of adventures for those who are ready to them.
20:00 -- Rewarding of winners, celebration of participants, solemn closing of a cup of Murmansk region on trofi-raids "Arktik Trophy 2018". Ц Murmansk, sports Valley of the Cosiness complex, ski stadium.
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