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Putin congratulated Sotnikov’s crew on winning the Dakar Rally in the truck category

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to the crew of the Russian KAMAZ-master team led by Dmitry Sotnikov, who won the Dakar Rally in the truck category.

Putin congratulated Sotnikov's crew on winning the Dakar Rally in the truck category

In his telegram, Putin turned to Sotnikov, as well as crew navigator Ruslan Akhmadeev and mechanic Ilgiz Akhmetzyanov.

“Dear Dmitry Sergeevich, Ruslan Khalilovich and Ilgiz Ramilevich! From the bottom of my heart I congratulate you on your triumphant victory at the Dakar Rally 2022 in the truck class. It is gratifying that our wonderful riders, speaking on the new equipment, were able to perfectly prepare, calculate their strength and show outstanding sports qualities. Of course, special words of gratitude go to the mentors and everyone who helps the KAMAZ-master team to achieve such success. It is largely thanks to you that Russian crews have taken the entire podium at the current Dakar. I wish you health and all the best,” the telegram reads on website Kremlin.

Earlier it was reported that the pilot “KAMAZ-master” Sotnikov won rally-marathon “Dakar”.

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