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Vladimir Chagin

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Languages: Russian
Geography: Russia & CIS countries
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Vladimir Chagin is a Russian rally raid driver. He has won the Dakar Rally driving Kamaz trucks in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2011, becoming the most successful single category pilot in the history of the tournament earning him the nickname "The Tsar of Dakar".

As of January 2016 he holds the following records:

  • 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.

Winner:

  • 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