Evia Rally Raid 2012 - Greece

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Evia Rally, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Rimlocker

    Rimlocker Adventurer

    Sep 27, 2011
    South East UK
    Keep it coming a great write of what looks a great event
  2. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

    Nov 15, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    Thanks guys, as a preview to the write-up of Day 2, here is a video of snippets covering
    the first Special Test of Day 2.

    It's onboard footage of the amazing crew of car #309, the Campingaz Jimny of Dimitriadis and Kalfas...

    I wish I could make subtitles for the co-drivers commentary :lol3

    It gives a very good idea (especially the second half) of the tracks that were covered, the sinewy nature of the terrain, and why average speeds
    for Rallys in Greece are around the 50-55km/h range... we have very scarce wide-open, flat out courses, you are
    constantly braking, turning, getting on the gas, and wary of ruts, stones and drop-offs...

    Add to that the multitude of dirt roads leading off into every which way, it's quite challenging as far as navigation
    and keeping focused on the course are concerned, as opposed to faster, more open rallies where you can afford
    to navigate without using the second decimal in the roadbook

    the downside is that very rarely is there any way to travel off-course, so navigation by CAP repeater is something I have
    yet to encounter over here...

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  3. Evia Rally

    Evia Rally n00b

    Nov 2, 2011
  4. Evia Rally

    Evia Rally n00b

    Nov 2, 2011
    After 6 years in Evia Island, the race is moving to a new home.
    Nafpaktos will be our new place.
    Getting tired of hard tracks and stony terrain, we seek a place with faster tracks and softer soil.
    Nafpaktos lies just 20 min away from Patras Port. with our bivouac lying by the sea, standard trademark of our race since 2008.
    Well known as Lepanto, our new home is a major city, yet a picturesque place lying among the biggest Mountain tops of Central Greece.
    Our team works already for 2013 edition of the race, promising to solve all hick ups and provide top quality services.
    Soon the contracts with professional timekeeping and GPS tracking providers will be published.
    Great and highly affordable accommodation package deals will be offered to our participants.
    6 days of racing with a rest day, will be the race to be, for both amateurs and professionals.
    Stay tuned.