MAN to start in the Transorientale Rally

New challenge for Dakar winner Hans Stacey / 10,000 kilometre route through Russia, Kazakhstan and China / Start on 12th June in St. Petersburg

MAN, victor in the Dakar Rally, is taking part in the Transorientale Rally, which is being held for the first time this year and will start in St. Petersburg on 12th June. Approximately 10,000 kilometres long, the route will take the rally drivers through Russia, Kazakhstan and China. The destination of this new marathon is Peking, where the contestants are expected to arrive on 28th June.

Also participating is Dakar Rally winner Hans Stacey in his MAN TGS race truck. Having won the truck category of the Central European Rally in Hungary and Rumania in April, Stacey thinks he is well prepared for the challenge. Alongside him Yakov Mehtiev of Russia will be rolling up to the starting line on MAN: he will be at the wheel of the winning vehicle from Dakar 2007. Franz Echter of Germany, a foreman from MAN's Testing department, will as usual be taking care of fast service along the route in his MAN TGS 18.480 4x4. Altogether eight MAN trucks have been signed up for the truck category of the Transorientale. Beside this MAN is sending along a service fleet made up of an MAN TGS 18.480 4x4 and three MAN TGS 26.480 6x6.