The message reads, in part:
“The rally that brings together participants from different countries and passes through Russia, Kazakhstan and China, will end in Xi’an where the Great Silk Road began many centuries ago. The rally, which traces the route of the ancient caravan road, is rightly considered a major event in international sports and has always attracted broad public interest and attention.
The crews will cover thousands of kilometres of a very complicated route and face challenges, but at each leg they will be met by fans and locals who will certainly give them a hearty, hospitable welcome.”
The International Silk Way Rally will take place on July 7–22.