The Mini John Cooper Works team came out on top on day five of the Silk Way Rally.
Nani Roma won the 537km stage from Astrakhan to Volgograd, his first ever victory in the event.
After 366 kilometres of combat on stage four of the Silk Way Rally, there was just one second that split the Frenchman Mathieu Serradori (Buggy SRT n°108), who won the fourth stage, and Yazeed Al Rajhi (MINI John Cooper Works n°103).
Britain's Harry Hunt (Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi No 107) shone brightly in the rain to win the third stage of the Silk Way Rally.
Hunt takes over the lead in the car class following a day to forget by Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Hilux n°101).
In the cars, Nasser Al-Attiyah won the second stage of the 2018 Silk Way Rally in his Toyota Hilux, but only with front wheel drive after the rear differential failed. In the trucks category, Team Kamaz-Master were back on form with six-out-of-six.
There was drama on day one of the 2018 Silk Way Rally. Nani Roma had to retire ill, while the wonderful sounding Toyota Hilux of Nasser Al Attiyah was victorious over the stage for the cars. In the truck class, Dmitry Sotnikov continued on his way to win the stage and save Kamaz’s honour.
The Silk Way Rally is back. Astrakhan plays host to an intense week of cross country action on the way to Red Square in Moscow. Competitors from around the world have been preparing their teams and vehicles for 3,500kms of what is commonly considered one of the toughest tests in the world.
The 2018 Silk Way Rally is poised to be one of the most competitive ever. The race comprises 2,500 kilometres of special stages over seven days.