Anton Shibalov A. Shibalov
Date of Birth: 25.04.1984
Place of Birth: Velikiye Luki
Since childhood he has been fond of cars. When his father took an 8-year-old Anton to the Russian Karting Championships, motor racing became the love of his life. The pilot’s awards include podiums of the legendary Dakar rally and victories in Africa Race and Silk Way. Anton’s main preparation secret is to have a good sleep before competitions. In his own words, he is not too keen on videogames but at the Phygital Games he will have to master this discipline, too.
Main accomplishment in racing: victory in international marathon rallies
Favorite videogame: he does not have a computer
Airat Airat Mardeev
Date of Birth: 01.01.1987
Place of Birth: Naberezhnye Chelny
Ayrat is the most accomplished Phygital Games participant. He has enjoyed victories in Dakar and Silk Way rallies. Ayrat inherited love for vehicles from his father – a well-known rally pilot Ilgizar Mardeev, and while still a school student, the would-be Dakar champion spent days on end in the shop of KAMAZ-Master sports team.
Before racing, Ayrat listens to music and believes that the main difference between winter and summer tracks is the road grip level.
Main accomplishment in racing: victory in Dakar 2015.
Favorite videogame: Dirt Rally 2.0