|18. Breslau Rally: Cross Country or "muddy style" from Hungary to Bulgaria.|
"Cross Country" is one of the magic words of the recently announced 18th Breslau rally, which in September will go through Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. But there are also the typical "Breslau elements". "Breslau" - which has long stood for a very unique form of offroad event: Not quite Rally, not quite Trophy - just "Breslau".
"That's why we will continue to have the classic Breslau, under the name ´Breslau extreme´" said organiser Alexander Kovatchev. "Confusion with the Breslau Cross Country is excluded. This is not a watered down Breslau. No "hardcore" team with a taste for mud, water and winching, spiced with the art of navigation will have to give up "its" Rally. The Breslau Extreme option in Southeast Europe will also meet these classic expectations, but added with some all-new experiences."
The Cross-Country race runs parallel, but bypasses the very hard passages. Here the diffculties are different: Driving through long special stages at speed. Here, too, precise navigation is required, because just driving fat out will not work either. The "CC" ranking will appeal to teams with other vehicles that didn’t stand the chance of a good result in the classic ranking: typically "winch free" Rally Raid cars, as used for example in Baja racing.
Both race formats will be strictly monitored and evaluated separately. The two classes will partly take some dierent routes. This way, as at the Dakar, certain obstacles will be taken out for the CC class. For the CC class, there will be a supplement to the Regulations, which concerns mainly the "Safety" aspects in the form of mandatory equipment.
The 18th Breslau Rally meets the different expectations: those of the classical "rough" Breslau-driver and those of the "speed freaks" with their fast light vehicles - this combination is new and appealing. On the 1st May the new website of the rally Breslau will be launched. At the same time entries for the 18th Breslau Rally in September will be open.
The starting fees for this Licence free begin at 150 Euros for Bikes and Quads, 300 Euros for Cars and 500 Euros for a Truck. The rally will be 7 days long and will have about 1.600 kms of offroad racing in three countries (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria). For more informations visit the official website at [ www.rallye-breslau.com ].
2011/05/04 | 20:44 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY