The message reads, in part:
“You have an exciting and captivating competition programme ahead of you which will include stages of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Cup and the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Cross-Country Rallies championship. The teams are to follow a highly challenging route across Russia and Mongolia through steppes and deserts, road-free taiga and mountains. Mutual help, the strength of character and top skills are particularly important under such extreme conditions.
I believe that the current competition will be full of excitement and the flare of fair and beautiful racing, which will leave a lasting mark in the memory of both the competitors and fans. And of course, on the centenary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Mongolia, they will make a considerable contribution to the development of multifaceted constructive cooperation between our nations and peoples.”