Turkmenistan’s Motor Sport Championships in Volkicar-drift and team Volkicar disciplines and carting, which were organized in honor of the 25th anniversary of the country’s neutrality, took place.
According to the Action plan of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs for this year, the rally ride has been started next to «Garagum ýalkymy» in Ahal Region. 10 teams have taken part in the competition.
The track has run next to Ashgabat – Dashoguz highway. The vehicles have covered around 100 km across Karakum Desert. It is worth to mention that number of participants of current Championship has increased. The majority of the participants are the youth. This is an indicator that this sport becomes more public attracting more youth.
Skillfully driving sport cars, the sportsmen continued racing confidently and on high speed. All racers, without exception, have finished successfully, having covered difficult parts of the desert.
The Motor Sport Center of the Ministry of Interior hosted Turkmenistan Championships in Volkicar-drift, team Volkicar and carting.
Carting racers were the first to compete. Making complicated maneuvers on high speed, the racers confidently moved toward the victory. The carting tournament with participation of six racers was held in interesting and exciting atmosphere.
The competitions, which have demonstrated skills of sportsmen in driving racing cars, have become the evidence of efficiency of measures for popularization of this sports.
Further, the competitions in team Volkicar have been held. Same like all over the world, this sport is successfully developed and become more popular among Turkmen youth. The racers have studied in the details the track, showed all their skills and covered successfully set route.
Technical capabilities, equipment and comfort of new sport cars allowed holding competitions on high level.
Further, Volkicar-drift competitions have been started. Five sportsmen took part in the race. Each of drivers has demonstrated skills, original technique of driving the vehicles. The award ceremony of the winners took place after the Country’s Motor Sport Championship.
Honored coach of Turkmenistan, Chairman of International Association “Turkmen Alabays” Serdar Berdimuhamedov who noted symbolism of falling these competitions on professional holiday of industrial personnel has made a speech during the event.
Having congratulated participants of the Championships and hosts on successful completion, S. Berdimuhamedov wished new success for improvement of prestige of Turkmen sport on the world arena to sportsmen and coaches of motor sports.
According to the decision of the jury, Merdan Toyliyev and Shohrat Toyliyev from the team of Türkmenawtoulaglary Agency, who covered the distance on Nissan Patrol in 1 hour and 42 minutes and 7 seconds, have become winners of the race. The team of the Ministry of Interior, which was represented by Bezirgen Niyazov and Byashim Saparov, have covered the track on Mini Cooper in 1 hour 48 minute and 8 seconds and took second place. The team of the Motor Sport Federation of Turkmenistan represented by Chary Muhiyev and Mekan Populov, who have covered the distance on Nissan Pathfinder in 2 hours 7 minutes and 3 seconds, was the third.
Sportsman from the Motor Sport Center of the Ministry of Interior Rustem Begenjov, whose time was 3 minutes and 21 seconds, was the leader in carting competitions. Kemal Tachliyev representing the Motor Sport Center of the Ministry of Interior, who covered the distance in 3 minutes and 26 seconds, was the second. The third place was after sportsman of the Motor Sport Center of the Ministry of Interior Merdan Orazmuhammedov with result of 2 minutes and 33 seconds.
Outcomes of Volkicar competitions, which were held in three legs, have been summed up by the results of the final tour. Sportsman of the Motor Sport Federation of Turkmenistan Muhammetmyrat Gurbanov, whose time was 4 minutes 29 seconds, was the first. Racers of the Motor Sport Center of the Ministry of Interior Gara Garayev was the second with result of 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Sportsman of the Motor Sport Federation of Turkmenistan Maksat Danatarov was the third with result of 4 minutes and 35 seconds.
Winners of Volkicar-drift competitions have been announced. According to decision of the members of jury, racer of the Motor Sport Center of the Ministry of Interior Parahat Garliyev have won the competition with 73 points. Sportsman of the Motor Sport Federation of Turkmenistan Karen Avagyan was the second with 69 points. Sportsman of Türkmenawtoulaglary Agency Merdan Toyliyev who received 66 points was the third.
The winners have received valuable gifts – production of national electronic industry, on behalf of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in solemn atmosphere.
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