Yep, that title is right. Eduard Nikolaev on his Kamaz Dakar winning racing truck get some air time at 140 km/h.
After winning the 2017 Dakar Rally, Eduard Nikolaev gets a go in the most extreme winter conditions, completely opposite to what it’s used to at Rally Dakar.
More about the truck
It has a 16.2-litre V8 diesel engine that makes 1,000-horsepower, 16-speed transmission, can carry 1000L of fuel, weighing 10.5 ton and could accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 11.5 seconds.
Once the former mechanic got his charge up to speed, he took off from a snow jump at 140 km/h and flew through the air for over 30 metres and 2 metres high, pulling 12G.
Now that they know the truck can withstand extreme conditions, they can turn their attention to Moscow’s Red Square on July 7 when they begin their 9,500km route from Russia through Kazakhstan to China.