RALLY TEAM ASTANA MOTORSPORTS

The first Kazakhstan’s team participated in international annual transcontinental rally-marathon “Dakar 2011”

ABOUT THE TEAM

ABOUT THE TEAM

Astana Motorsports is the first Kazakhstan’s team participated in international annual transcontinental rally-marathon “Dakar 2011” in T4 category, and finished 8th. Next year the team won bronze medal of “Dakar 2012” in the most technically difficult category - “Trucks”.

Today the team participates in the rally-marathon “Dakar” and Rally Raid World Cup held in ten countries of the world in several categories:


“T1 Super Production” category is significantly improved serial automobiles, Cross-Country Vehicles - two crews;


 “T2 Production” category includes cars with little difference from serial models - 1 crew


T4 Trucks – 1 crew


In 2017 the team opened new direction – one of the most dangerous and trending category – “Quads”.  

HISTORY

2011

The debut in the international rally marathon Dakar

The team made its debut in the international rally marathon Dakar on Kamaz truck and took the 8th place out of 67 participating crews in the same category.

2012

Participation in the international rally marathon Dakar

1 light vehicle crew and 1 truck crew. Bronze winners of the race in the category T4 Trucks

2013

Team’s debut in the French Championship in circuit races

The debut of the Team in the French Championship in truck circuit racing.

2014

Participation in the Formula 1 royal racing

The team participated in the World Championship in the open-wheel car circuit racing Formula 1 under the brand of Astana — the third (reserve) driver was a young promising racer from Spain Daniel Juncadella as part of the team Force India.

In addition, in 2014, the Team participated in the international rally marathon Dakar in the maximum lineup — 3 light vehicle crews and 1 truck crew. Podium finish for two light vehicle crews and one truck crew.

2015

World champions in rally raids in the category T2 Cross-Country Vehicles. Winners of the World Cup 2015 in the team and individual competition.

Successfully passed the international rally marathon Dakar. 9th place out of 117 crews in the category T1 Cross-Country Vehicles.

The Team’s debut in the DTM Championship (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) under the brand of Astana.

3rd team place in the Championship in highway-ring racing Formula 3, Formula Masters Russia.

2016

2016 – The team became Champion in a large international rally marathon "Silk Way Rally-2016", "T-2 - Cross-Country Vehicles" category.

THE TEAM

Artur Ardavichus
Pilot
Denis Berezovskiy
Pilot
Lyubov Andreyeva
Pilot
Since 2015
Daniel Juncadella
Pilot
Ignat Falkov
Navigator
Alexey Nikizhev
Navigator
Artur Ardavichus
General Manager, pilot of “T-4 Trucks” category
Kairat Zhumagatov
Team Manager

GOALS

The main goals of creation of the Club are to popularize and promote the Republic of Kazakhstan and its national sports brand “Astana” in the international sports community, support and encourage healthy lifestyle among citizens of Kazakhstan, and develop motorsport in the country in whole.


  • To achieve the best results in the world motorsport;

  • To enhance the Team’s professionalism and maintain its discipline;

  • To provide a wide media support for all Team’s sports and image-building events;

  • To form a positive image of the Team and its sponsors;

  • To develop and promote other types of motorsport and enter the world arena;

  • To promote one of the most significant and expected event in Kazakhstan - EXPO-2017 in Astana - in all sports and international events.


Goals for the forthcoming season:


1. To recruit candidates from Kazakhstan people to represent the team on rally in “Quads” category. To perform training and participate in «Dubai Baja-2017» and «Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge-2017» races.  


2. To conduct social tour around Kazakhstan: travel about cities and regions on the team’s Truck to show people battle vehicles inside and out.


3. To participate in international rally Kazakhstan in “Trucks” category – the new race, which is a stage of the World Cup since this 2017.


4. To participate in the international rally-marathon «Silk Way Rally-2016» in “T-4 Trucks” category.


5. To hold several training camps for new members of the ream (Cross-Country Vehicles and Quads) to prepare for Dakar and other races.  


6. To take part in one of the World Cup stage in “Trucks” category before the “Dakar” race.


7. To build a team for the “Dakar-2018” before the end of 2017. 

Contacts

010000, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan,
Block B, 8 Kunayev street,
Emerald Quarter BC, of.707

Office:
+ 7 (7172) 279 400
Press service:
+ 7 (7172) 279 409

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