In July 2022, the Silk Way Rally will start in Astrakhan

The online presentation of the route of the 12th edition of the Silk Way Rally took place on November 10th in Moscow. The races will take place from July 6 to 16, starting in Astrakhan and finishing in Moscow’s Red Square.

«The Silk Way Rally is a brand project uniting the interests of several states in the field of motorsport», commented Vladimir Golovkov, head of Foreign Affairs Agency of Astrakhan Region.

History will play an important role in 2022. To celebrate the 350th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Peter the Great, the rally will connect ten regions of the Russian Federation, many of which are connected with his name.

The official launch ceremony is scheduled for July 7 in Astrakhan. And the day before the start of the competition, administrative and technical checks will be carried out. Further on the Silk Way route there will be the cities of Grozny, Elista, Volgograd, Voronezh. The crews will finish in the capital of Russia.

The total length of this unique route will be 4,380 kilometers, including 2,800 kilometers of special stages.

The project manager of the Silk Road rally raid, Vladimir Chagin, recalled that the race route is never repeated, thanks to which participants learn a lot during the races.

Participants on all types of equipment will be allowed to participate in the competition: motorcycles, ATVs, buggies (SSVs), SUVs and trucks.

The start of accepting applications for participation in the race is scheduled for February 15, 2022.