During the “Russia – Northern Forest” Baja opening ceremony in Sortavala town, on the start podium of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies first round, Vladimir Chagin, “Silk Way” rally-marathon director, has announced a special prize – the overall race winner, setting the best time on the track, will be entitled to participate in the rally-marathon from Moscow to Beijing without having to pay the entry fee.
Last year, a similar prize was established before the race start, and the Finnish crew of Toni and Tapio Lauronens won it. This year, Finns have also set the best time. Certificate for free participation in the “Silk Way 2017” rally-marathon was presented by Ruslan Misikov, an authorized race representative, the deputy head of SilkWay Rally project. The winner is the Finnish crew of Jouni Ampuja and Markku Hurskainen.