BALKAN OFFROAD RALLYE 2011
More than a week pure adrenaline from 24.09 to 01.10.2011.
Discover new horizons – a journey that will take you through the multiform landscapes of Romania and Bulgaria.
We are presenting completely new adventure with 3000 kilometres of pure off road. One unforgettable experience with new route, new challenges and new emotions.
The 18. Breslau edition rally has its own unique character. A brand new class for the cars – “Breslau Cross Country”. The focus here is on the speed, combined with good navigation skills.
And something else: the “tourists”, who would like to experience this sport for the first time are welcome. All you need is a roadbook, a tripmaster and a helmet.
But there are also the typical “Breslau elements”. “Breslau” – which has long stood for a very unique form of off road 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”.
Bulgaria has strong traditions in the off road. For eleven years the Bulgarian Motor Sport Federations have been organizing very strong National Championships for off-road vehicles and enduro/ATV.
The country is known for its very good rally-raid marathons and enduro races, such as “Balkan Offroad Rally” and “Six Days Crazy Job”. Every year Bulgarian pilots take leading positions at competitions like Breslau and Baja Saxonia.
Last year, the country had its first participants in “Dakar” rally, and this, combined with the hosting of 18. Breslau Rallye stages, opens a new page of the Bulgarian off-road history.
Bulgaria is situated in the heart of the Balkans. The country is known for its picturesque nature. In spite of its relatively small territory, the country has various landscape.
The scenery changes subsequently from vast plains, to hilly areas and high mountains. Large beaches and beautiful rocky shores stretch out along the Black sea coast.
In Romania, off road competitions are organized by 15 years and about 3 years the off road as a sport become a discipline to the FRAS (Romanian Federation of Motor Sports).
It all began in 1995 with first edition of Carpat Trophy, race that was organized until 2002, in final years in parallel with the National Off Road Championship of Romania.
But from 2001 another race appeared to keep up the flag of Romanian xtrem off road: Transilvania Adventure Trophy (TAT), perhaps the most famous race in Romania at this time. TAT has gathered at the start in 2010 over 140 cars from the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Slovenia Slovakia, Finland, Hungary and, of course, Romania. TAT race traditionally takes a week and is considered one of the toughest off road races in the world.
Currently, the National Off Road Championship of Romania consists of 8 stages covering all areas of the country. Besides those stages are organized many other cups and local trials, the total number of contests reaching at 23 in 2011.
Due to its mountains, forests and water range, Romania still preserves the pure nature aspects and wildlife. Carpathian Mountains are the largest intact ecosystem of its kind in Europe. Within this range are innumerable places of natural beauty: mountain peaks, gorges, lakes, forests, caves, mud volcanoes and fossil deposits.