Turkmenabat hosted the briefing with the participation of Jean Louis Schlesser, Director of Amul – Hazar 2018 competitions Rene Metz and famous sportsmen of the rally. prior the briefing, the crew members received the first road map.
Opening the session, Jean Louis Schlesser expressed the gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the attention and support during organization of the rally and personal participation in the events under this project, which is very important in the world for development of motor sport. He said that the rally in Turkmenistan will allow the world getting familiar with historical and cultural monuments and natural attractions of as well as getting information on successful practice elaborated in the country for solution of ecological issues.
Instructions on use of the GPS on the routes and other recommendations have been given as well as the rules and other details have been highlighted at the briefing. For example, Mr Schlesser made special mention that if the crew would help out to other team, which is in trouble on the route, the time spent for rendering of such help, will not be counted at the finish. The completion of the races has not exclude mutual support and help. Amul – Hazar rally has to be exemplary in this aspect. Referees of the competitions have been also introduced at the briefing. Mass media representatives from 25 countries took part in the briefing.
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