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Vladimir Gennadiyevich Chagin (Russian: Владимир Геннадьевич Чагин, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr gʲɪˈnadʲɪɪvɪtɕ ˈtɕægʲɪn]; born 5 January 1970) is a Russian rally raid driver. He has won the Dakar Rally driving Kamaz trucks in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2011,[1] becoming the most successful single category pilot in the history of the tournament earning him the nickname "The Tsar of Dakar".[citation needed] As of January 2016[update] he holds the following records:[2]

The most Dakar rally wins in the truck category with 7 (1 more than Karel Loprais) The second most Dakar rally stage wins in all categories with 63, 5 behind Stéphane Peterhansel The record for most stage wins in a single Dakar rally season in the truck category with 9 out of 14 in 2010.

Contents

1 Winner 2 In top 3 3 Honours and awards 4 Dakar Rally results 5 References 6 External links

Winner[edit]

Dakar Rally: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2011 Desert Challenge: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Baja Italia: 2000 Optic 2000 Tunisia: 2000, 2001 Master-Rally: 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002 Rally Orientale - Kappadokia: 2003, 2004 Baja Pearl: 2000 Kalmykia: 2000 The Quiet Don: 2003 Khazar Steppes: 2004, 2006

In top 3[edit]

Vladimir Chagin (right) with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (left), 26 October 2010

Dakar Rally: 2009 Desert Challenge: 2000 Baikonur - Moscow: 1997

Honours and awards[edit]

Order of Merit for the Fatherland 4th class Order of Courage Order of Honour Order of Friendship Order of the Badge of Honour (USSR) Medal "In Commemoration of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan" Medal "For Valiant Labour" (Republic of Tatarstan)

Dakar Rally results[edit]

Year Class Vehicle Position Stages won

1996 Trucks Kamaz 30th ?

1998 ? 0

2000 1st 4

2001 DNF 5

2002 1st 7

2003 1st 2

2004 1st 4

2005 18th 6

2006* 1st 7

2007 DNF 2

2008 Event cancelled – replaced by Central Europe Rally

2009 Trucks Kamaz 2nd 4

2010 1st 9

2011 1st 7

References[edit]

^ http://www.flagworld.com/news/?tag=russian-vladimir-chagin-kamaz ^ "CHAGIN WINS THE DAKAR OF ALL RECORDS FOR HIM!". dakar.com. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 

External links[edit]

(in Russian) Vladimir Chagin's biography at the official site of the Kamaz-Master Team (in Russian) Vladimir Chagin's blog (in English) Kamaz Dakar site

Sporting positions

Preceded by Karel Loprais Dakar Rally Truck Winner 2000 Succeeded by Karel Loprais

Preceded by Karel Loprais Dakar Rally Truck Winner 2002–2004 Succeeded by Firdaus Kabirov

Preceded by Firdaus Kabirov Dakar Rally Truck Winner 2006 Succeeded by Hans Stacey

Preceded by Firdaus Kabirov Dakar Rally Truck Winner 2010–2011 Succeeded 

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