KROUPNOV Aleksey is a Siberian distributor for Lovells Springs . Aleksey recently won a rally using Lovells springs in his car.
In broken English Aleksey sent an email to Lovells Springs so he could share his story. Here we quote Aleksey verbatim.
“We won first place in orientation in a class, the standard, on car Lada Niva 4x4. The pilot was Verkhozin Viktor (my partner) and the navigator was I, Kroupnov Aleksey. Our time was 1 hour of 48 minutes - from a prospective [potential] of four hours.
“In a class prepared we TLC78 much to our regret has broken. The back right shock-absorber has come off, and has then broken left. It was necessary to descend from a line.
“During repair have found out that has torn off places of fastenings of shock-absorbers absolutely. In general from prepared has broken about 10 machines.
“The some people repaired on a place - the some people were evacuated in city. The majority finished at night.
“The announcement of results occurred at night too. Official rewarding will pass today.
“In the second day we did not accept participation as our basic of machines TLC78 has not had time to be repaired.
“Today last day competitions and rewarding of winners...later I shall give you the reference on the Internet where you can will familiarise with events of action more in detail and to look other photos.”
Kroupnov Aleksey also states that Lovells’ springs have caused “considerable interest in participants and visitors” at the various rallies he attends.
Aleksey hopes to show Lovells’ suspension bracket systems at other rallies and festivals during the Siberian summer.
During these festivals participants will include jeepers from many cities of Russia including Moscow, Peter, Tver, Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Chita, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok.