Driving from Karagandy to Kyzylorda via Zhezqazghan

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Driving from Karagandy to Kyzylorda via Zhezqazghan

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Has anybody ever done this? We wanted to go from Astana to Turkistan, without taking the M36, but rather drive through the heart of Kazakhstan with a Fiat Punto, so no 4x4. Is that doable? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

EDIT: I think the road is called the A-17
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I don't know the state of this road but I will ask around. My guess is it is going to be a real challenge in a Fiat Punto.
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As I thought: it is a moonscape. Here's a quote:

Next time, the reporters experienced a true rally adventure between Zhezkazgan and Kyzylorda. They overcame 400 kilometres thanks to the truck drivers who helped them get out from deep mud. But the results surpass all these inconveniences,” they said.

from http://astanatimes.com/2016/03/award-wi ... o-tourism/
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