KAMAZ truck teams rely on VARTA® AGM batteries for 2019 Dakar rally
Pilot commends reliable VARTA® batteries following historic win
- Pilot Eduard Nikolaev wins third consecutive Dakar rally
- KAMAZ-master trucks sponsored by VARTA® in 2019
- VARTA® AGM batteries ideal match for high-performance trucks
In a spectacular race, pilot Eduard Nikolaev won the Dakar rally for the third year in a row. The KAMAZ-master sent four truck teams, sponsored by VARTA®, to Peru in early January to compete in the world-famous desert race. In the past 23 years, KAMAZ-master has now won 16 races, making them the most successful truck team of all time.
The KAMAZ-master trucks were facing challenging difficulties on the ten stages of the rally between January 6 and 17, which is why the team chose VARTA® AGM batteries for their trucks. Driving through rugged terrain like the sand dunes of Peru is demanding for any kind of vehicle, and a high-performance battery is crucial for truck teams striving to win the Dakar rally. VARTA® AGM batteries are designed with extreme conditions in mind and therefore ideal for performance trucks. While the battery resists vibration and high temperatures, it also provides a high cyclic stability that enables the battery to be charged and discharged repeatedly with no loss in performance.
Eduard Nikolaev was able to share his historic win with his KAMAZ-master teammate Dmitry Sotnikov and his team, who came in second place overall. “Our VARTA® AGM batteries were absolutely reliable at all times, even off-road where they face a lot of vibration and other batteries would leak acid, VARTA® proves their worth,” said Nikolaev after the win.