KAMAZ Master Team

A dominant 1-2-3 result at the 2013 Dakar saw Kamaz fill up the final podium of the truck race. The Russian powerhouse returns in 2014 to prove that last year’s result was no accident as their generation of young drivers try to emulate the achievements of former greats such as Vladimir Chagin.

TEAM FOUNDER
Semen Yakubov
TEAM LEADER
Vladimir Chagin
TRUCK
KAMAZ-4326 (4X4)
PILOTS
Eduard Nikolaev
Ayrat Mardeev
Andrey Karginov
CO PILOTS
Evgeny Yakovlev
Aydar Belyaev
Andrey Mokeev
MECHANICS
Vladimir Rybakov
Aydar Belyaev
Igor Devyatkin
  1. Eduard Nikolaev portrait.

    Eduard Nikolaev

    Eduard’s route to racing trucks came via his early karting career, where he impressed KAMAZ team leader Semen Yakubov enough to earn him a place on the...

  2. Ayrat Mardeev portrait.

    Ayrat Mardeev

    The son of KAMAZ driver Ilgizar Mardeev, Ayrat has risen fast within the ranks of the KAMAZ team, from mechanic to co-pilot to pilot. He made his driving...

  3. Andrey Karginov Portrait.

    Andrey Karginov

    After working in the KAMAZ company’s research and development department, Andrey was offered a chance to join the racing team in 2005. He competed in...