|Breslau Poland: Rally on standby by Military because of actual political situation.|
After some political / military cancellations in the Dakar-rally some years before, now the first time a political situation forced a European rally to stop the race. Actually the "Rally Breslau Poland", the biggest Amateur-Rally in Europe, is in a special situation.
Because of the eventual shoutdown of an Malaysian Airplane over the East-Ukraine, the NATO-military in the Polish Drawsko Pomorkie region is in "CODE RED" actually.
The Military Police of Poland was visiting the camp and organization of the Rally Breslau today morning and submitted the newest facts. Actually the rally is not allowed to start because the Military-area (in which the rally takes place) is closed for civilians. Inside the area even all mobile-phones and also radio-transmission are blocked.
As the Military Police reported, at 11:00 CET the Polish Military officials will have an meeting in Warszaw about the actual situation - and to stop "CODE RED" in the Military area. This means: The Rally is not cancelled - the organization is waiting for a "GO" or "NO GO".
In a special briefing at 09:00 CET race-director Alexander Kovatchev was speaking to the competitors - everybody accepted the situation. "We are on stand-by," Kovatchev said. "This situation is not under our control, but the officials are with us. Please try to enjoy the day - and keep also on stand by. We are ready to go and just waiting for the "good" call!"
If you are wondering why there are less news on marathonrally.com: All of our crew is producing the liveticker for the Rally, which you can follow [ HERE ].
2014/07/18 | 09:50 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS