ASO to take a break from the Silk Way Rally in 2012

After a three-year partnership between ASO and the Russian organisers, the next edition of the Silk Way Rally (July 7–13) will not be supported by the Dakar's organising teams, nor will it bear the "Dakar Series" label.

Temporary factors prevented the parties from reaching an agreement for the 2012 edition.

They took note of this situation and chose to take a break from their partnership this year, promising to work together in order to find a lasting cooperation model for the future.

ASO emphasises the close involvement of its teams in this adventure and wishes the 2012 Silk Way Rally the best of luck.