Silk Way: The long journey across two continents has started

Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov

– Vasilyev secures the second place in the prologue

– Al-Rajhi, Hunt and Rakhimbayev in the top 10

The 2016 Silk Way Rally has kicked off and the first 850 kilometres of the total distance of more than 10,000 kilometres have been covered. But it has to be admitted that the MINI ALL4 Racing vehicles covered the way from Moscow to Kazan, capital of the autonomous Russian republic Tatarstan on a trailer. Only in Kazan they had to go for it in the two-kilometre prologue.


The Russians Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov took their MINI All4 Racing to second position behind Stéphane Peterhansel in the Peugeot. Meanwhile, Yazeed Al-Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) finished fifth. “The terrain of the prologue was surprisingly soft,