Silk Way 2017
IVECO joins forces once again with Team PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO
Team PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO participates in the Silk Way rally for the first time. In its seventh edition, the race crosses
Russia, Kazakhstan and China for a total of almost
10,000 km split into
14 stages, kicking off with the ceremonial start in Moscow's Red Square on
July 7 and finishing 15 days later in the city of Xi’an in China on
The first three stages cross the Republics that span the Volga and the Bashkortostan regions of Russia. The subsequent four days are particularly intensive, against the backdrop of the extraordinary landscape of Kazakhstan's steppes. The first Chinese stage is followed by a rest day – July 16 in Urumqi – that opens the Gobi Desert leg. This marks the start of the toughest part of the competition: seven stages see the participants navigate the Gobi Desert's dunes and treacherous tracks before finally reaching the legendary city of Xi’an.