FIRST EDITION: AN ALREADY COVETED TITLE An unprecedented format for a rally-raid, in the heart of two countries raiders have rarely visited: the idea has already won over the regulars of the sport, including a large portion that has redirected...
FIRST EDITION: AN ALREADY COVETED TITLE
An unprecedented format for a rally-raid, in the heart of two countries raiders have rarely visited: the idea has already won over the regulars of the sport, including a large portion that has redirected its energy toward a new objective. A month after entries began to be accepted, the Central Europe Rally is shaping up to be a must do event for the competitors, because some 120 motorcycles, 90 cars and 40 trucks have entered to date.
The quality of competitors impresses. The elite of every category will be there, hoping to be among the prize-winners at this first edition. The entry forms of Bruno Saby, Guerlain Chicherit and Nasser Al Attiyah for the BMW X-Raid team, Jean-Louis Schlesser, as well as Robby Gordon with his always impressive Hummer, have already been received. The duel awaited in January and opposing Mitsubishi, with Peterhansel, Alphand and Roma, against Volkswagen, with Sainz, De Villiers, etc will finally happen on the tracks of Central Europe. The battle for the first ever win of the CER should also be a fantastic race for the motorcycles, because Cyril Despres, Marc Coma, David Casteu, without forgetting Francisco Lopez or David Fretigne, will also be on hand in Budapest. With Hans Stacey, the race to be the first to write his name in the record books in the truck category will be hotly contested too.
The awaited reunion of these rally-raid champions constitutes a significant media event with the airing of specific programmes in more than 130 countries all over the world, via France Televisions, as well as networks Eurosport, Supersport and Fox Sport International.