The new rally season has started in Ukraine
Last weekend a milestone event occurred in Ukrainian motor sport — another rally season has started. The national Rally Winter Cup of Ukraine XADO DRC 2016 took place on January 22–24 in Derhachi not far from Kharkiv. The Rally Cup FAU was held as part of the competition participants of which competed for the FAU trophy for stock car rally racing.
Despite freezing weather and a complicated racing track, some 40 crews from 6 regions of Ukraine decided to participate. Only 12 of those crews drove specially prepared cars, others drove regular stock cars. The racers of XADO Motorsport team also didn’t miss the start of the season. Nikolai Chmykh competed in the four-wheel drive category and Stanislav Besedin — in the two-wheel drive category.
The track covered with snow introduced a few changes to the competition. From time to time racers had to stop due to traffic blocks which occurred when several crews failed to control their cars. Fortunately, the racers were able to avoid serious accidents and all 40 crews made it to the finish line.
Sportsmen of XADO Motorsport team, Nikolai Chmykh and Stanislav Besedin, covered the distance seamlessly, gained advantage over other competitors in their categories and took the top spots. N. Chmykh became first in the overall standing, and S. Besedin took the third place.
We congratulate our racers on their victory!