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11th place

IB Translations team [almost] cracks the Top 10 at L.U.C. Chopard Classic Weekend Rally.

Last Sunday, on 31 May, IB Translations team took part in yet another classic car rally.

12th place in the Oldtimer standing (14th place in the overall standing)

We finished 14th in the Classic Car Rally Club Final 2015 and 12th in our group, with 41 and 31 teams competing, respectively. Despite missing one race, we successfully completed the season making it into the Top 10 in the team standings, while also ranking among the best 15 drivers and co-drivers.

Classic Car Rally Club Final 2015

At 10 am on Sunday, 20 September, the IB Translations team will start off in the 2015 Classic Car Rally Club Final

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This year's classic rally turned out to be a short one for both organisers and teams. The original plan was to compete in two out of three races of the season, but with an extra race added by the organisers, the team is back to the track. We finished fourth, barely missing the podium, in the season’s first event – the Classic Car Rally Club, delivering the team’s best performance so far. In the Chopard Rally, we came in seventh, but ended up in the 11th place due to a judging error. More than fifty crews contest in a typical race, which makes our results quite impressive. Next Sunday will see us compete in the season’s closing event – the Classic Car Rally Cup Final in Skolkovo. Our crew: Mikhail Tsyferov (driver) and Konstantin Golota (co-driver).

L.U.C. Chopard Classic Weekend Rally

At 1 pm on Sunday 24 May and 12:30 pm on Sunday 31 May, IB Translations team will hit the road taking part in two classic rally competitions of the Season 2015.

Competitors will start off from TSUM (Teatralnaya metro station) at 1 pm on 24 May and from Metropol hotel (Lubyanka metro station) at 12:30 pm on 31 May. The crews will arrive to the site several hours before the start to showcase their amazing vintage vehicles. Spectators and fans are invited to gather at 10 am to support the team.

This year's classic rally turned out to be a short one for both organisers and teams. It will have only two stages with a one-week interval in between. On 24 May, IB Translations team will come to the starting line to compete for the Classic Car Rally Cup, and in just one week's time, on 31 May, will take part in the Chopard Rally. The crew is made up of Mikhail Tsyferov (driver) and Konstantin Golota (co-driver).

Just like in the previous season's rally, the team will proudly drive ZAZ-965A V4 887 Pumpkin Special LE made by ZAZ in 1967 to mark 50 years since the October Revolution and decked out in the corporate colours of IB Translations.

Mikhail Tsyferov, driver: “Season 2015 will hardly be a walk in the park for us. The most important thing right now is that we are aware of our vulnerabilities and understand how to deal with them. There is no magic button to start winning straight away. One cannot buy time and experience, so we have to take certain steps, go through particular stages. But after that we will be able to fight for top results in the long run. Our car obviously lacks some speed now. The deficit is mostly caused by the power train – on a straight road, our speed is far from maximum, but we will ratchet up moving ahead step by step. We all work in sync as a tight team and are truly devoted to the project. No one panics in such a tense moment. I believe that 24 May will bring a notable step forward. On 31 May, the engine power is not that important, so we are set to have an enjoyable and successful city race. I expect the next two stages to be very exciting.”

Konstantin Golota, co-driver and team owner: “Thanks to hard pre-season work the team managed to introduce some technical innovation that the competitors just don’t have, such as, for example, seat-heating mats for the crew. However, we are not quite sure we will be using the innovation at the first stage, as not all the tests have been completed yet. Besides, our experts continued engine works and, as a result, the engine works! Engine comes to the forefront this season as a force to propel the vehicle ahead. We decided not to make any major structural modifications, so this season comes as an evolution rather than revolution for the car. After lengthy discussions at the technical headquarters, the team resolved not to change the number or location of wheels, but did change the car horn sound that our fans will definitely appreciate.

We can’t wait to see you near TSUM at 10 am on Sunday 24 May and around Metropol starting 10 am on 31 May.

On to victory!”

4th place in the Old-timer ranking

Yesterday’s race saw IB Translations team not just take part in a classic rally, but excel at it outperforming many, including themselves. Coming fourth and, what is more important, doing this in the absolute standing is our all-time best result, as we never scored higher than being number 18 during the previous seasons. So hurray!

Classic Car Rally Club

At 1 pm on Sunday 24 May and 12:30 pm on Sunday 31 May, IB Translations team will hit the road taking part in two classic rally competitions of the Season 2015.

Competitors will start off from TSUM (Teatralnaya metro station) at 1 pm on 24 May and from Metropol hotel (Lubyanka metro station) at 12:30 pm on 31 May. The crews will arrive to the site several hours before the start to showcase their amazing vintage vehicles. Spectators and fans are invited to gather at 10 am to support the team.

This year's classic rally turned out to be a short one for both organisers and teams. It will have only two stages with a one-week interval in between. On 24 May, IB Translations team will come to the starting line to compete for the Classic Car Rally Cup, and in just one week's time, on 31 May, will take part in the Chopard Rally. The crew is made up of Mikhail Tsyferov (driver) and Konstantin Golota (co-driver).

Just like in the previous season's rally, the team will proudly drive ZAZ-965A V4 887 Pumpkin Special LE made by ZAZ in 1967 to mark 50 years since the October Revolution and decked out in the corporate colours of IB Translations.

Mikhail Tsyferov, driver: “Season 2015 will hardly be a walk in the park for us. The most important thing right now is that we are aware of our vulnerabilities and understand how to deal with them. There is no magic button to start winning straight away. One cannot buy time and experience, so we have to take certain steps, go through particular stages. But after that we will be able to fight for top results in the long run. Our car obviously lacks some speed now. The deficit is mostly caused by the power train – on a straight road, our speed is far from maximum, but we will ratchet up moving ahead step by step. We all work in sync as a tight team and are truly devoted to the project. No one panics in such a tense moment. I believe that 24 May will bring a notable step forward. On 31 May, the engine power is not that important, so we are set to have an enjoyable and successful city race. I expect the next two stages to be very exciting.”

Konstantin Golota, co-driver and team owner: “Thanks to hard pre-season work the team managed to introduce some technical innovation that the competitors just don’t have, such as, for example, seat-heating mats for the crew. However, we are not quite sure we will be using the innovation at the first stage, as not all the tests have been completed yet. Besides, our experts continued engine works and, as a result, the engine works! Engine comes to the forefront this season as a force to propel the vehicle ahead. We decided not to make any major structural modifications, so this season comes as an evolution rather than revolution for the car. After lengthy discussions at the technical headquarters, the team resolved not to change the number or location of wheels, but did change the car horn sound that our fans will definitely appreciate.

We can’t wait to see you near TSUM at 10 am on Sunday 24 May and around Metropol starting 10 am on 31 May.

On to victory!”

Classic Car Rally Finale: ranked 17th

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Today, on 21 September, the IB Translations team took part in the annual Classic Car Rally Finale. Our crew included Pavel Nadeev (driver), Konstantin Golota (co-driver) and Varvara Ivanova (crew member).

Classic Car Rally Finale

Tomorrow, on 21 September, the IB Translations team will toe the starting line of the annual Classic Car Rally Finale. Our crew includes Pavel Nadeev (driver), Konstantin Golota (co-driver) and Varvara Ivanova (crew member). Spectators and fans are invited to gather at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Antique Car Museum in Rogozhsky Val Street (Rimskaya and Ploshchad Ilyicha metro stations, http://www.auto-retro-museum.ru/about/scheme/) to support the team. 

Night Moscow: ranked 25th

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This Saturday, on 26 July, the IB Translations team once again took part in the annual Night Moscow rally. Our crew included Mikhail Tsyferov (driver), Konstantin Golota (co-driver) and Varvara Ivanova (crew member).   

Night Moscow

On Saturday of 26 July, the IB Translations team will once again compete in the annual Night Moscow rally. Our crew includes Mikhail Tsyferov (driver), Konstantin Golota (co-driver) and Varvara Ivanova (crew member). All racing fans are invited to gather at 6:00–8:30 pm at the Ukraina Hotel (Kiyevskaya Metro Station) to support the team. 

L.U.C Chopard Rally — no finish

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Last Sunday, on 1 June, the IB Translations team took part in the second Classic Car Rally Cup. Sadly, we were forced to retire from the event due to an accident caused by another car. Our crew included Mikhail Tsyferov (driver), Konstantin Golota (co-driver) and Alexander Usoltsev (Twitter commentator).

L.U.C. Chopard Classic Weekend Rally

On Sunday, 1 June, the IB Translations racing team will compete in the annual L.U.C Chopard Classic Weekend Rally for the second time running. Our crew will consist of Mikhail Tsyferov (driver), Konstantin Golota (co-driver), and Alexander Usoltsev (crew member). Everyone is welcome to support the team! Photos from last year’s event: http://classic-rally.ru/archive?id_object=31.

2014 Season Opening — ranked 20th

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Last Sunday, 27 April, the IB Translations team took part in the first classic rally race this season and finished 20th out of 41 participants in its category. Our crew included Mikhail Tsyferov (driver and investor), Konstantin Golota (observer and IB Translations founder) and Alexander Usoltsev (senior Twitter commentator).  

Season Opening

At noon on Sunday, 27 April, the IB Translations team will join the Season Opening race kicking off this year's Classic Car Rally Cup

Mercedes-Benz Classic Day — ranked 31st

Last Sunday, 22 September, the IB Translations team celebrated the World Car Free Day by participating in the last classic rally of the season – Mercedes-Benz Classic Day 2013 – and ranked 31st out of 34 participants in its category (preliminary results). Our crew included Stanislav Chetverikov (driver and accountant), Konstantin Golota (observer and IB Translations founder), Ivan Bogachev (Twitter feed translator), Alexander Golota (passenger and red tapist), Maria Kudinova (fan and admin) and her team, and Yulia Golota (fan and lawyer). 
Take a look at the photos from the race at: http://www.ridus.ru/news/109743/, http://mir24.tv/news/auto/8022691

Mercedes-Benz Classic Day

At 1:00 pm on Sunday, 22 September, IB Translations team, a favourite among online fans, will compete at Mercedes-Benz Classic Day 2013, the closing race of the season. Our crew is made of Stanislav Chetverikov (driver and accountant), Konstantin Golota (founder and observer), Ivan Bogachev (Twitter feed translator), Alexander Golota (passenger and red tapist), Maria Kudinova (fan and admin) and Yulia Golota (fan and lawyer). 
We will appreciate every support you can give us!

Night Moscow

On Saturday, 27 July, IB Translations team will toe the line in the Night Moscow race. Our crew is made of Konstantin Golota (mechanic and driver), Yulia Golota (navigator and observer who took over from the experienced Pavel Ezhov), Oleg Kulikov (passenger and assistant), Ekaterina Kulikova (Twitter commentator), and Ekaterina Andreeva (long-time fan and spectator).
We invite everyone to support our team!

IB Translations team comes 42nd in L.U.C. Chopard Classic Weekend Rally

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During his visit to Moscow, Nixon agreed to run a race with Brezhnev. The following day, the Pravda newspaper made the following announcement: “Yesterday, Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Soviet Union's governing Communist Party, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, four-time Hero of the Soviet Union, and Richard Nixon, the US President, took part in the international peace run. Brezhnev finished second, while President Nixon came in second to last.”

Last Sunday, on 2 June, IB Translations team competed at its first annual classic rally. The crew was made of Konstantin Golota (driver and mechanic), Pavel Ezhov (co-driver and observer), Yulia Golota (passenger and assistant) and Ekaterina Andreeva (fan and spectator).

L.U.C. Chopard Classic Weekend Rally

Tomorrow, on 2 June, IB Translations racing team represented by Konstantin Golota (driver) and Pavel Ezhov (co-driver) will take part in its first ever annual classic rally. We invite everyone to support us!

Regulated by the stringent Sports Code of the Russian Automobile Federation, the rally is going to be a real challenge — just read the rules to see for yourself!

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