|Cooper 24H Greece: 8th Cooper 24 Hours Off Road next weekend in Greece.|
A 24 hour offroad competition event for all off road vehicles: The "Cooper 24 Hours of Greece" next weekend (Nov. 25th-27th). It is held in central Greece, a few kilometers away from the capital Athens. 2011 is the 8th year of the endurance adventure event. It is held over four loops, each one ending with a service of 90 minutes.
In 2008 year the event had 111 competitors from 4 countries. One year later 2009, former FIA World Champion Boris Gadasin took part at the Greek event. This event was sponsored by Cooper Tyres and City of Pireas, Greece. In 2010 competitors from Bulgaria, Roumania and Slovenia made the event international.
Rally (T1 and T2) and normal cars are accepted, there´s no licence required. Total length is about 800 kilometers. Driving time 24 hours - non stop! Starts on Saturday 12:00 and ends Sunday 12:00. 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. During day and night, close to the biggest night in the area, that lasts for 14 hours.
There are five categories for competitors
- Z1, Open, modified, including T1, T2 and T3 cars.
- Z2, Normal, normal, regularity. No safety precusion needed.
- Z3, Entry, just cruise with smaller average speed requirements. Three member crews are allowed.
- Z0, SUV, as entry, with SUV vehicles.
Foreign competitors don’t have to pay administrative cost. And the transport and accommodation can be arranged with low prices, if requested to the organizer. 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. Scrutinizing is held just before the race, Saturday morning, for foreign competitors.
More info can be found on the organization website [ www.ihnilatis4x4.gr ]. Marathonrally.com will travel with the event and report permanent into the www during the race.
2011/11/22 | 19:31 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/HS