Making a promising start to 2010, Chery’s Rely Fleet has completed the punishing Dakar Rally with ease, beating all other Chinese entries. With the team’s two dedicated drivers, Lu Ningjun and Jiang Yaohuan, the two Chery Rely SUVs were pushed to their absolute limits, but performed outstandingly in true, reliable Chery fashion.
On January 16 2010 the Dakar Rally drew to an end in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina after 15 arduous stages. This Dakar Rally started on Jan. 1, 2010 and lasted for 16 days, with total length covering 9030km.
During this rally, Chinese teams participated with their strongest lineup ever and achieved outstanding results. The Chery Rely drivers Lu Ningjun and Jiang Yaohuan Fleet finished the rally with 78h16m47s and 78h59m13m respectively and ranked 28th and 29th, the best of all the Chinese teams.
The racing vehicle of Chery Rely Fleet, Rely X5 also gave an outstanding performance. Its excellent quality and stability helped the team conquer many dangerous legs, including desert, stony and gobi roads.
As a top-class race in the world, Dakar does not only challenge the comprehensive abilities of drivers and performances of the vehicle, it also challenges the cooperation and perseverance of the whole team. While proving the technical strength of independent Chinese brands to the world, Chery Rely fleet also perfectly interpreted Chery’s brand spirit of “surmounting itself and challenging the extremity”. Chery kept advancing despite the adverse conditions and finished the rally in the manner of a pioneer and with a solely “made-in-China” racing vehicle, thus reflecting the strength and reliability of Chinese brands.