MAZ Team Banned From Dakar 2022! – Le Mag Sport Auto

When geopolitics gets involved in sports, it leads to situations as ubiquitous as the ones the team just went through MAZ-SPORT car. KAMAZ competitors, Belarusians will not be able to start Dakar 2022 ! Blame the current situation of migrants on the Belarus-Poland border. What does this have to do with Rally Raid? We explain everything in our article.

The MAZ Special Team at Dakar 2022!

You must have seen the news on the networks or on TV, but Belarus is currently at the center of serious international tensions. Accused of pushing migrants toward the European Union, primarily toward its border with Poland, the Belarusian government, as well as local dignitaries and businesses, is targeting sanctions from the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. These sanctions are intended to condemn Repeated violations of human rights And the works of the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.

Last Sunday, during the presentation of the Dakar 2022, no contact was made about it, but three crews were missing from the entry list. Consequently, it lacked crew number 502 composed of Siarhei Viazovich, Pavel Haranin and Anton Zaparoshchanka; Crew #507 with Aliaksei Vishneuski, Maksim Novikau and Siarhei Sachuk and Crew #517 by Aliaksandr Vasileuski, Aliaksandr Shved and Vital Muryleu.

This week, in Marseille, all teams and vehicles have been scheduled for the future Dakar 2022 to prepare for the ascent to Saudi Arabia. According to a number of local and Russian media, the team MAZ-SPORT car Access to this Temporary Residence is denied. Moreover, the official Dakar website no longer displays the three MAZ kits. The reason for this ban will in fact be the geopolitical situation in Belarus and will follow the sanctions imposed on large domestic companies. The Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) is one of the main Belarusian companies, this is how its sports branch finds itself deprived of the Dakar 2022.

MAZ Kits is no longer on the official Dakar website.

Mathematically speaking, this decision has a very strong impact. In fact, the team MAZ-SPORT car It is the main force opposing the KAMAZ fleet. Siarhei Viazovich also finished second in 2018 and third in 2020. With the Belarusian team absent, the Blues find themselves with a clear path to another victory! Note that MAZ has been in Dakar since 2012 without interruption!

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ASO (Amauri Sport Organization) This should be communicated very soon.

The article was published on December 5, 2021 at 3:15 pm.

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