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Vladimir VASILYEV

Hobbies

family, rallies, hunting

Sponsors

G Energy, VRT

Vehicle

Brand : BMW
Model : X5
Engine : turbo engine based on a BMW production engine
Power : 261 kw / 3.500 rpm
Weight : 1850kg
Preparator : X-Raid
Assistance : X-Raid
Class : T1.1

Rankings

2018 : Ab.
2015 : 2nd
2014 : 4th
2013 : 3rd

Other rallies:
2021 : Baja Russia (1st), Silk Way Rally, Russian Cross-country championship
2020 : Baja Russia (1st), Baja Porto Alegre, Baja Ha’il 1 (5th), Baja Ha’il 2
2019 : Qatar Rally, Baja Russia, Baja Dubai, Baja Italy, Baja Espana, Baja Hungary, Baja Poland, Baja Jordan, Baja Porto Alegre
2018 : Baja Hungary, Baja Aragon (1st), Baja Poland (3rd)
2015 : Baja Russia (2nd), Baja Italia (4th), Qatar Rally (2nd), Pharaons Rally (3rd)
2014 : Baja Russia (2nd), Baja Italia (4th), Qatar Rally (2nd), Pharaons Rally (4th), Baja Aragon (4th), Baja Hungary (2nd), Baja Poland (22nd) Baja Portalegre (6th)
2013 : Silk Way Rally (2nd), Winner Russian off-road championship
2012: Baja Spain (3rd), Baja Italia (1st), Russian offroad rally championship (2nd)

But in the hunt

One of the main protagonists of the World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies between 2014 and 2018, Vladimir Vasilyev won the FIA series that first year and followed that up with two second places and a 3rd in 2018. There then followed a quiet spell between 2019 and 2020 including two Dakar DNFs. In 2021 he was back among the frontrunners with notably a 6th place on the Dakar, his best result to date. Starting out from Jeddah last January with Oleg Uperenko, Martin Krotov’s old navigator, the newly formed duo maintained an overall position of between 4th and 8th in their BMW X5 silhouette X-Raid all the way to the last stage. But finishing 63rd on the last stage back to Jeddah they were finally classified 10th overall on the 44th edition. It was in Abu Dhabi in 2014 and 2015 that the Russian achieved his two best results on the international scene. An encouraging omen for the driver currently lying in 10th place overall in the W2RC rankings, just a few points behind Nani Roma (BRX) and Sebastián Halpern (X-Raid Mini JCW).

Ranking 2022

Total dakar abu-dhabi maroc andalucia
14 10 + 4
(7.)
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