It took eight days, 13 hours and 30 minutes and involved tackling 3,000 miles of appalling Russian roads. At least the vehicle used was fitted with 4Motion all-wheel drive, to be made available on Caddy and Caddy Maxi vans sold in the UK from 2010 onwards.

The progress of drivers Matthias Gottenauer and Andreas Renz was monitored and measured via GPS.