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20.01.2015

Omnicomm equipment in the Dakar Rally 2014 - 2015

Omnicomm is a technology partner of KAMAZ-Master. Fuel control equipment was selected by the team in a series of off-road races and is installed on all racing trucks of the team.

The hardest 36th transcontinental rally of all time, Dakar 2014, started on January 5th, 2014, in the Argentine city of Rosario. It covered more than 9,000 kilometers in total, of which 5,000 are special stages, to finally reach Valparaiso, one of the country’s more important seaport, after crossing the stunning landscapes of Salar d’Uyuni in Bolivia.

For this marathon KAMAZ-Master, the world's dominant truck team in long-distance off-road races, chose 5 combat trucks equipped with fuel level sensors Omnicomm LLS and fuel level indicators Omnicomm LLD. Especially for the KAMAZ-Master team Omnicomm developed a new, sophisticated multi-indicator LLD which is installed in the truck’s cabin and allows the team to receive precise and on-time fuel level data for better control fuel balance and consumption.

Each extra liter of fuel makes the truck heavier and it is extremely important to accurately fill enough fuel to run the route taking into account different engine modes of operation. So, it makes no sense to take fuel “in reserve”. 

Omnicomm fuel control equipment had already proved itself as a reliable, effective and precise solution for the rally during the second phase of the Russian Championship, Rally Gold Kagan, and in off-road race Silk Way.

The 36th transcontinental Dakar rally 2015 started in Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 4, then ran through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, before returning to Buenos Aires on January 17 after 13 stages of competition, for a total distance of 9,000 km (5,600 mi).

KAMAZ-Master won the Dakar marathon in 2014 and became the absolute triumphant winner of Dakar 2015, its crews occupying the whole podium.  

Stanislav Emelyanov, Deputy General Director, Omnicomm: "The possibility to accurately estimate fuel consumption and plan the amount required to pass through all stages is an extremely useful tool in the race. It allows you to take precisely as much fuel as needed, and thus ease the truck in order to achieve a higher speed. Our equipment has proven its effectiveness and, most importantly, reliability in off-road races such as Championship of Russia in 2013, Rally Gold Kagan, and in off-road race Silk Way. And today we can say that KAMAZ-Master has applied it with success the super marathons Dakar 2014 and Dakar 2015. We cheer for our team and we wish it future glorious victories, in which, I hope, we are making our contribution".


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