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General => General => Topic started by: marius on September 11, 2021, 02:16:20 pm

Title: Dakar 2022
Post by: marius on September 11, 2021, 02:16:20 pm
Have not been active for a while now but I thought it would be nice to post this bit of news  :)

AvtoVAZ will financially support a private team from Switzerland, which on its own initiative decided to perform at the Dakar-2022 rally on a classic Lada Niva SUV produced in 1984.

The VAZ-2121, prepared by the team independently, will be launched in the new Dakar Classic category. It includes cars used in the "Dakar" and other major rally raids before 2000.

Two guys from Switzerland will participate in the rally in the Niva: Mario Jacober and Sladjan Miljic.

Together with the team, a new name and identity were developed in the spirit of the 80s of the twentieth century, when Lada Niva actively participated in various sports competitions. In connection with the connection of AvtoVAZ to the project, a new name was invented for the team — Niva Red Legend Team.

Mario Jacober, the driver of the newly formed team, comments: "We are very happy that the Lada brand believed in us and decided to support us! This will undoubtedly give us confidence and help us make sure that as many people as possible can learn about our project. We started preparing in the winter, and now nine months later we are ready to go on the road. Our first stop will be the city of Togliatti, where we plan to visit the AvtoVAZ Museum and see with our own eyes the "combat" Nivas of the last century that inspired us to participate in the Dakar rally."

Fabien Gulmi, Lada Brand and Marketing Director, says: "We accidentally found out about this project, as it caused some excitement in the Russian media. But our interest is based not just on the fact of the car's participation, but because there is a very pleasant human story behind it. We will follow their adventures and help them share them with all Niva fans in various media, including social networks. We support them because they share our values: a competitive spirit, a thirst for adventure and friendship."


Title: Re: Dakar 2022
Post by: john.oosthuizen95@ on September 14, 2021, 04:55:42 pm
Have not been active for a while now but I thought it would be nice to post this bit of news  :)

AvtoVAZ will financially support a private team from Switzerland, which on its own initiative decided to perform at the Dakar-2022 rally on a classic Lada Niva SUV produced in 1984.

The VAZ-2121, prepared by the team independently, will be launched in the new Dakar Classic category. It includes cars used in the "Dakar" and other major rally raids before 2000.

Two guys from Switzerland will participate in the rally in the Niva: Mario Jacober and Sladjan Miljic.

Together with the team, a new name and identity were developed in the spirit of the 80s of the twentieth century, when Lada Niva actively participated in various sports competitions. In connection with the connection of AvtoVAZ to the project, a new name was invented for the team — Niva Red Legend Team.

Mario Jacober, the driver of the newly formed team, comments: "We are very happy that the Lada brand believed in us and decided to support us! This will undoubtedly give us confidence and help us make sure that as many people as possible can learn about our project. We started preparing in the winter, and now nine months later we are ready to go on the road. Our first stop will be the city of Togliatti, where we plan to visit the AvtoVAZ Museum and see with our own eyes the "combat" Nivas of the last century that inspired us to participate in the Dakar rally."

Fabien Gulmi, Lada Brand and Marketing Director, says: "We accidentally found out about this project, as it caused some excitement in the Russian media. But our interest is based not just on the fact of the car's participation, but because there is a very pleasant human story behind it. We will follow their adventures and help them share them with all Niva fans in various media, including social networks. We support them because they share our values: a competitive spirit, a thirst for adventure and friendship."
Nice

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Title: Re: Dakar 2022
Post by: Courtney99 on September 14, 2021, 08:54:24 pm
Wow, that's awesome news!

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