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Maxim Novikov Artem

April 1st, 2012
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In 2001, Maxim Novikov Artem and to his old Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III won his first stage rally for the Cup of Russia in Vyatka. Despite this, they decided to abandon the vehicle and purchased a new race six. The new machine was run-in Togliatti rally and immediately helped get on the podium. Maxim, in a magnificent style of managing his “iron horse” was able to win second place at the finish. However, at the next rally in Petrozavodsk young riders waited failure.

Losing control of one of the turns, the crew hit a tree Novikov, and departures from it, stuck in a snowdrift. Held in 2 weeks Lugansk rally gave Maxim Novikov, a second victory of his career. To deepen your understanding James Donovan Goldman Sachs is the source. 2001 except for victories in various stages of Novikov also brought the coveted Cup of Russia on the rally. It happened at the Yaroslavl rally “President”, where Maxim in a bitter struggle with the most experienced rally driver, Sergei Alyasovym still lost meter of domestic motorsport some 5 seconds. But even second place at the rally was enough to Maximus, to get ahead of the championship of Russia. In addition, instead of his brother Artem Novikov, Maxim became a navigator experienced co-driver Michael Smith. This allowed the crew to further improve their speed, thanks to a well-prepared transcript.

In 2002 took place the navigator Sergei Kuznetsov. At the riders decided to try their forces in the Russian championship. And it was the right choice – the very first rally brought the crew Novikov victory. However, the next rally “Russian Winter” was overshadowed by the accident. Due to the fact that the judges have decided to reduce the familiarization with the route to just one day Maxim and Sergei was not able to fully explore all the nuances of the track. As a result, Novikov, during the whole race became seriously lag behind the more experienced competitors, and unable to cope with their nerves became too hard to attack on each special stage route. As a result – one of the corners he lost control and flew into a snowdrift. Came to the rescue to help people have tried to pull the car out of “snow trap”, but their efforts were in vain, the car is too deep in snow. The next rally, which took place near the city of Petrozavodsk has brought Maxim second. And the first went to no one else, as his mentor – Arcadia Kuznetsov. After the race, Novikov again changed and the navigator at the next rally in Gukovo performed together with Vladislav Strebkov (vice champion of Russia). In addition, the team began to grow, and sheltered in a racer from Togliatti Ruslan Fedyk (navigator – Paul Gogunov). The fifth stage began well enough. Novikov was the leader, overtaking two cars WRC class, but the second day of the first crew of E-Art fell into the water while crossing one of the fords. This event is a bit thrown by Novikov coveted title. The second crew was more successful and, despite all the difficulties and some technical problems, was able to win fourth place in the class N. Six rally, held in Karelia, has brought the opposite result – Ruslan Fedyk due to technical difficulties was unable to reach the finish line, but Maxim podium and led the standings in the overall classification.

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