|24H Greece 2013: Greece is inviting the 11th time to the 24 Hours of Greece.|
A 24 hours offroad competition event for nearly all vehicles: The "24H of Greece". The event is held in central Greece, only a few kilometers away from Athens.
This is the 11th year of the endurance adventure event. The rallyraid event is open for all classes, from "Open" (amateur) up to FIA T1, for cars, bikes and quads.
2009 the former FIA World Champion Boris Gadasin from Russia competed in Greece, 2010 competitors from Bulgaria, Romania and Slovenia made the event international. In 2011 competitors from 11 countries joined the race, 2012 from 14 countries.
It is held over four special stages, each one ending with a service of 90 minutes. It is not a circular event. The stage are in consequence, one after the other, like all rally raid events. The event is taking place on the last weekend of November, for this year 2013 at the 30th and 1st of December.
The total length is about 1000 kms - driving time 24 hours. The race starts Saturday 11:00Z and ends on Sunday 11:00Z.
The terrain consists of many types of gravel. From fast, wide roads up to difficult, mud paths and twisting mountain roads. From zero altitude, up to 1500 meters, on the rocky mountains of Central Greece, well known from the WRC "Acropolis Rally". During day and night, close to the biggest night in the area, that lasts for 14 hours.
Transport and accommodation can be arranged in low prices, if requested. For European competitors 4 days are enough for coming, racing, return to base. Ships from and to Italy depart every day. Athens Airport is just few kilometers from the start. Scrutineering is held the evening before the race.
Five categories in the 24 Hours of Greece 2013
- Z1, Open, modified, including T1, T2 and T3 cars
- Z2, Normal, regularity. No safety precaution needed
- Z3, Cruise with smaller speed requirements, three member crews allowed
- Z0, SUV, as entry, with SUV vehicles
For more informations visit the official website at [ IHNILATIS4X4.GR ].
2013/04/10 | 14:31 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS