Each year the new teams and crews join the “Rallye OiLibya of Morocco”. Russian team “PEC”, who came in rally-raids about 3 years ago, will be one of the great debuts this year. Three times the team took part in “Silk Way Rally” and the best result was 11th in overall in 2012.
The interest fact – Konstantin Zhiltsov, well-known as the co-driver of JL Schlesser, is the trainer of ‘PEC” team!
So, one race crew Evgeny Firsov/Vadim Filatov will start in Morocco on their Nissan Datsan. The assistance will be provided by Russian mechanics and by assistance truck of Overdrive team.
Vadim Filatov (co-driver):The main ambition for us in Morocco is to take a first international experience for the next season. This race is very famous, the sporting aspects include an African tracks with sand and dunes, so we are ready for a hard work. If we reach the finish it will be good enough for the first time, but we will do our best to show the good result in top-5, for example. Why not? We have a very competitive car – Nissan Datsan and the best mechanics, so all are in our hands and minds! I think that the main fear for most amateurs are sands and dunes of Africa, but we already worked with the Arabian trainer in Liwa desert in UAE and now we don’t feel the horror. We learned a lot about driving in sands and crossing dunes, so we hope to use this experience in Morocco.
We are sponsored by our own company “PEC” which is one of the largest carriers of cargo in Russia. All our employers as well as friends and families followed us via tracking on each race and this is a great support!