May 5, 2006
Russian competitor leads 2006 Land Rover G4 Challenge
Bangkok, Thailand – The 2006 Land Rover G4 Challenge has finished its second-stage Southeast Asian leg, with Dmitry Timokhin of Russia claiming the top individual spot. The competition will now move to South America, where the teams will travel from Rio to Bolivia.
The two-week competition in Southeast Asia included a crossing of the Mekong River into Laos, climbs up limestone pinnacles and seven km of underground kayak activity, with 4×4 driving in between.
The G4 challenge continues a tradition of Land Rover adventures, dating back to 1970 when two Range Rovers became the first vehicles to complete a land crossing of the Darien Gap swamplands that divide North America from South America. Today, the Challenge is a global adventure that focuses on 4×4 driving and includes other sports such as mountain biking, kayaking and climbing. The inaugural challenge took place in April 2003.
The 2006 version began on April 23; for more information, visit.