In honor of the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan's neutrality, the national Motorsport Championships were held in the disciplines of "rally-raid", "Volkicar-drift", team "Volkicar" and karting.
In accordance with the action plan of the Ministry of sports and youth policy for 2020, the start of the rally-raid was given on the territory of the Akhal velayat, near the fiery crater "Radiance of Karakum". 10 teams took part in the race, according to the state news Agency of Turkmenistan.
The route was located near the Ashgabat-Dashoguz highway. The cars covered a distance of about 100 km in the Karakum desert. All the riders, without exception, successfully finished after overcoming difficult sections of the desert.
The motor sports center of the Ministry of internal Affairs hosted the Championships of Turkmenistan in "Volkicar-drift", team "Volkicar" and karting.
Karting players competed first. Riders who perform complex maneuvers at high speed, confidently went to victory. The karting tournament, which was attended by six drivers, was held in a tense and interesting atmosphere.
Then the team "Volkicar" competition was held. This type of Motorsport is successfully developing and becoming popular among the Turkmen youth. The drivers competed at a distance of 1,671 meters, which they completed in three laps. Athletes who have studied in detail the features of the route, showing all their skills, successfully overcame the set route.
Then the competition in the discipline "Volkicar-drift" was launched, in which 5 athletes took part. Each of them demonstrated their skills and unique technique of driving the car. At the end of the national championship in motor sports, the award ceremony was held.
During the celebration, the honored coach of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the international Association "Turkmen Alabai" Serdar Berdimuhamedov spoke, who noted the symbolism of the coincidence of the current competition with the professional holiday of industrial workers.
Congratulating the Participants of the Championships and their organizers on their successful completion, Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished the athletes and coaches involved in automobile sports new victories to increase the prestige of Turkmen sports on the world stage.
In accordance with the decision of the rally-raid jury, the race winners were Merdan Toylyev and Shohrat Toylyev from the team of the Agency "Turkmenavtoulaglary", who drove the distance in 1 hour 42 minutes 7 seconds in a “Nissan Patrol” car. The team of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Turkmenistan, represented by Bezirgen Niyazov and Byashim Saparov, completed the designated route in 1 hour, 48 minutes and 8 seconds in a Mini Cooper car and took second place. The third place was taken by the team of the automobile sports Federation of Turkmenistan — athletes Chary Mukhyev and Mekan Populov, who covered the set distance in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 3 seconds in a Nissan Pathfinder car.
Rustem Begenjov, an athlete from the automobile sports center of the Ministry of internal Affairs, became the leader in karting competitions, with a time of 3 minutes and 21 seconds. The second place was taken by Kemal Tachliev, who represented the automobile sports center of the Ministry of internal Affairs, who completed the route in 3 minutes and 26 seconds. The third prize was taken by Merdan Orazmuhammedov, an athlete of the center for motor sports of the Ministry of internal Affairs, with a result of 3 minutes 33 seconds.
The results of the "Volkicar" competitions held in three stages were summed up based on the results of the final round. The first place was taken by the athlete of the automobile sports Federation of Turkmenistan Muhammetmyrat Gurbanov, whose time was 4 minutes 29 seconds. Gara Garayev, the driver of the automobile sports Center of the Ministry of internal Affairs, was the second with the result of 4 minutes 30 seconds. The third place was taken by the athlete of the automobile sports Federation of Turkmenistan Maksat Danatarov, who covered the distance in 4 minutes 35 seconds.
The winners of the "Volkicar-drift" competition were also announced. According to the decision of the members of the judging panel, the victory was won by the driver of the automobile sports Center of the Ministry of internal Affairs Parahat Garlyev, who earned 73 points. Second place with 69 points was taken by the athlete of the automobile sports Federation of Turkmenistan Karen Avagyan. The third place was taken by the athlete of the Agency "Turkmenavtoulaglary" Merdan Toylyev, who scored 66 points.
On behalf of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the winners were awarded valuable gifts — products of the domestic electronic industry.