David Castera took advantage of the Dakar World Tour’s first European stopover in Barcelona to present the Silk Way Rally 2011 to the hundred or so drivers who came to the event.
He was quickly joined in this exercise by Lucas Cruz: The co-driver of Carlos Sainz and winners of the 2010 edition in the car category. Lucas didn’t have to be asked to praise the merits of this event, which he described as a “mini-Dakar”. He invited all of the Spanish crews to come and practice their navigation on the Russian tracks. He also recalled the pleasure that he experienced in progressing over varied terrains: from the steppes to the Kalmykia desert.
Lucas concluded as follows: “In addition to the sporting quality of the event, the inhabitants and the Franco-Russian organisers always reserve us a warm welcome in high-quality infrastructures.”