Powered by Clarios VARTA® AGM: KAMAZ-master team won “gold” and “silver” at Dakar 2020
This article contains:
- Pilots Andrey Karginov and Anton Shibalov win 1st and 2nd place of the Rally Dakar
- Clarios VARTA® AGM batteries as ideal match for high-performance trucks
The successful partnership of the past years has paid off again. The truck racing team KAMAZ-master achieved an impressive double victory at the legendary DAKAR Rally with the perfectly matching technology of its partner VARTA. KAMAZ-master sent four VARTA equipped truck crews to Saudi Arabia at the beginning of January to take part in the world-famous extreme race. On the 12 stages of the new host country Saudi-Arabia the KAMAZ-master trucks had to deal with challenging difficulties between January 5 and 17, which is why the team chose again the reliable VARTA® AGM by Clarios for this challenge. The total length of the route was 7800 km. Trucks and crews were challenged by a new route: driving through canyons, dunes, mountains and dry riverbeds of Saudi Arabia is demanding for every type of vehicle and a high-performance battery is crucial for truck teams who want to win the Dakar Rally.
Clarios VARTA® AGM batteries are designed for these extreme conditions and are therefore ideal for the high performance trucks of the KAMAZ-master team. While the battery can resist vibration and high temperatures, it also offers high cycle stability, allowing the battery to be charged and discharged repeatedly without loss of performance.
In the past 24 years, KAMAZ-master has now won 17 Dakar races, making it the most successful truck team of all time. Clarios congratulates its partner KAMAZ-master and the drivers Andrey Karginov and Anton Shibalov to this year’s impressive double victory at the legendary motorsport highlight.