Hellas Rally Raid 2021 is over: after seven brutal days of racing, the rally closed with an awards ceremony in Nafpaktos, Greece, on the 30th of May. Despite the challenges due to the pandemic, Hellas Rally 2021 was a success: 230 participants in the motorcycle, SSV, and quad categories battled it out on the Greek mountain terrain for over 2,500 km of stages including a marathon day with a bivoauc in Karpenissi.
French Loic Minaudier won the overall motorcycle class, having put in a solid performance throughout the entire rally. In the quad Class, Varga Juraj from Slovakia was unstoppable across all stages of the week reaching a well deserved top podium spot. In the SSV Class, Gibori Alon was the one to claim victory, as the Israeli driver was extremely consistent throughout the course of the event.
Participants shared the rally was hard and the terrain relentless, but the combination of incredible scenery, roadbook navigation, and varied stages ranging from fast to technical to long marathon sections were unforgettable. The Nafpkatos bivoauc situated on the shores of the Ionian Sea provided a stunning backdrop to the pilots and support teams working on the rally machines day and night.
As the say, the rally is over, let the rally begin: Hellas Rally Raid organization team is already gearing up for the 2022 edition. Entries for next year’s Hellas rally will be open in a few month’s time, and in 2022, Hellas will cater to pro-riders as well as amateurs on bikes ranging from 250cc to 1200cc. Adventure Raid and Enduro Cup classes will also be available for those wanting to try a rally format for the first time.