Thursday, 7 November 2013

Dakar Rally 2014 "Kamaz Master" Team

We are big fans of the 'Kamaz Master' Rally Team and are looking forward to enjoying the  2014 Dakar Rally in January.  The Team have some amazing achievements in endurance rallying so we are expecting a great performance. 

Rules and regulations have forced the Kamaz team to change from their 17.2 litre Russian 'YMZ' engines to 16.5 litre German 'Leibherr' engines. There was speculation that the American company 'Cummins' could provide the new engines, however recent agreements for Kamaz’s commercial machines state that 'Leibherr' has the the opportunity to supply for the Kamaz construction vehicles as well as the Kamaz Master Team. 

Commercial machines manufactured by Leibherr include heavy duty cranes and lorries.

Also new Dakar Rally regulations for the truck section relate to 'SMOKE CONTROL' and if emissions are too heavy the team will be penalised as follows: 

1st infringement:   €500
2nd infringement:  €500 + 15 minutes
3rd infringement:  €1000 + 1 hour
4th  infringement:  DISQUALIFICATION 

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