Mongol Rally Odds According to the Adventurists….

  • About 300 Teams started in the Mongol Rally 2011
  • 4 Teams did not make it out of Europe and 1 Team won’t even make it as far as the Czechout party in The Czech Republic.
  • Approximately 70 Teams won’t make it to Mongolia.
  • Approximately 225 Teams will make it to Mongolia but 76 will not make it to Ulaanbaatar. (We can attest, a lot of teams that we know broke down for good after crossing the border from Russia.

mongol rally

See if you can beat the odds like we did!

The Mongol Rally may be over for our teams The Social Media Syndicate, but it is just beginning for the people that are signing up for 2012!

You still have time to sign up for your great adventure. One thing we learned from our Mongol Rally planning was that the sooner you start, the better your experience will be. There’s a lot to do before next years rally and the first order of business is to sign up now!

The third and likely final sign up window for the Mongol Rally 2012 is on the 22nd September at 2pm UK Time.  The Adventurists have opened up an extra few places for the people who missed the first two sign up periods.

Sign up for the Mongol Rally 2012 Today

The Social Media Syndicate’s Statistics

  • Flat Tires3, All in Mongolia
  • Amount of Fencing Wire used to hold exhaust on car? – 2 feet in total
  • Broken Shock - 1, two days before the finish line
  • Fights in the Car – 5 total meltdowns
  • Bribes Paid – 1 and 1/2
  • Bribes Avoided4 by acting stupid
  • Border Guard Friends made – 1 in The Ukraine.  He’s moving to Canada and we’re facebook friends.
  • Amount Paid in Fuel – $1990 USD
  • Number of cans of mystery meat eaten – 7
  • Number of rides taken by horse cart – 2 (sherry and Dave)
  • Number of times bottoming out and nearly tearing through the gas tank – 25
  • Number of Drinking and Driving Sightings – 17
  • Number of days without changing underwear – 3
  • Number of Days in a row without a shower – 8
  • Number of nights stuck sleeping at the border – 1
  • Number of People we Know who Were Drugged and Mugged in Russia – 3
  • Amount of Times we were asked by locals to buy our car – 6

Stay tuned for more fun statistics from the Mongol Rally. We had a wacky time during our 10,000 mile road trip!




You may also like

Leave a comment


  1. Tristan


    Its just beginning for us as we hope to enter in 2012 (in a robin reliant)

    we collated some of our Favourite Mongol rally stories last week on our Blog
    Cheers because you have inspired us to do something that our parents think is completely nuts

    Thanks again


    1. davendeb

      Hi Sherry, I went through my head and yep, there were about 5. ;-) 1 between you and me enroute to the Mongolian Border remember that beautiful winding route and uncomfortable silence? Glad we made up quickly over noodle soup:D Remember when Dave and I had the meltdown the night we had to turn around to go back to Bayankonghor and then those people came to eat pasta with us? And the other 3 were with Rick. One started when he hit the guard rail in Germany, the other after the Post office incident in Romania and Finally Astana…Ah, good times, good times.:)

    1. davendeb

      Hi Maryls, Definitely will be giving more details on stats. This is a quick teaser, but will be expanding in the very near future.

  2. Carmen

    Hi davendeb,

    We are going to try to sign up in the 3rd round… what do they ask? We are desperately to sign-up to the Mongol Rally!!

    love the comments!

    1. davendeb

      It’s easy peasy, You just have to sign your life away and go for it:-) Don’t worry, they make it sound scarier than it is. All you have to do is drive sensibly and get a reliable car and you’ll have no problem. Good luck and have a great time!

Comments are closed.