|Hellas Rally: 1545 kms, 153 starters - first Overdrive Toyo in Amateur Rally.|
This weekend in Greece the new "Hellas Rally Raid", formally known as "Evia Rally", is opening the "Balkan Cup Series" and international Amateur-rally scene.
153 participants signed the entry-list - 104 Motorbikes, 11 Quads, 21 Cars and Buggies and 16 Raid-competitors from more then 20 countries. The organizers offers 6 stages from 88 to 338 kms each, 1545 kms of competition overall.
The bikes are dominating the race, competitors came from Israel, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Austria, Albania, United Kingdom - nearly all the "Who-is-Who" of the amateur-sport, but also Dakar-, Africa Race- and Silk Way Rally competitors.
The starting field in the cars and buggies is small - but with very interesting starters. A premiere in the amateur-scene will be the Overdrive Toyota Hilux of Jerome Pelichet and Eugenie Decre, winner of the "Pharaons Rally" 2009.
The Toyota is actually one of the dominating cars in the international rallyraid-scene - and will fight against the Mitsubishi Proto of the Israelian Team Heyman/Segal, the BMW X1 Proto of the Bulgarian Team Alexiev/Nikolov, the second Israelian Mitsubishi of team Shekel/Shekel and the multi winner of Balkan Races, Trayan Trayanov with his modest but unbeatable Toyota Land Cruiser.
In the buggies, the biggest names are former Dakar-Rally winner Josef Macachek and Team Tosenovsky from the Czech Republic.
"This could be the greatest fight ever given in a Greek rallyraid-race promising high emotions to all" said Organizer Meletis Stamakis. "We wish them a great race and we thank them for their presence in Hellas Rally Raid 2013."
Schedule Hellas Rally Raid 2013
April 20th: First briefing - 21:30 CET
April 21st: SS01 88 kms - 12:00 CET
April 22nd: SS02 327 kms - 07:30 CET
April 23rd: SS03 304 kms - 07:30 CET
April 24th: SS04 292 kms - 08:00 CET
April 25th: SS05 338 kms - 08:00 CET
April 26th: SS06 196 kms - 08:00 CET
April 26th: Prize giving ceremony - 21:00 CET
Marathonrally.com will report daily with news, results and pictures from Saturday, 20th April.
2013/04/18 | 16:55 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS