This morning (15 September) last years’ winner of the motorbike ranking Mirjam Pol started as the first competitor in the Rallye Breslau Poland, and open what is perhaps the first international rally raid that takes place after the summer of 2020. Start your engines, we will race!
Almost 250 teams from at least 20 nationalities, including Poland, Germany, France, the Netherlands and many others will start in this international event. Bikes, ATV, Side by sides, Cars and Trucks will compete over five days in the most beautiful areas of North-West of Poland.
Five days, with roadbooks through the forests and across the fields and moorland – an adventure that has its roots in the previous century and has been in Poland for over 25 years. There is no summer without the Rallye Breslau in this region, and luckily this year is no exception.
At stake is the honour of winning a legendary event on European soil. With 40% new competitors there is no way to say ahead of the race who has the best chances. New competitors bring experience from the desert, from the mountains and from local competitions all over Europe: how will they adapt to the forest?
This year the navigation will be more crucial than ever before. Having moved to september, even the ‘aficionados’ of the rally will have to chance their routine as the vegetation and the visibility are completely different from what they are used to. We know for sure the navigation and the cooperation in the team with the driver, co-driver and mechanics will be the decision maker in this competition.
“How we managed to make the Rallye Breslau Poland 2020 happen? We never stopped organising!” says organiser Alexander Kovatchev. “The trust given to us by the competitors is something special, just as the strong connections we have with our Polish partners and the cooperation with our sponsors. It is the result of many years of hard and silent work, and we are happy to be here in Poland.”
Tomorrow the teams will start in the first stage, near Dretyn and Bobolice. Follow the Rallye Breslau Poland through our Live website and Facebook!
Source: Durch Press (Niels Hartzman) Image: RBI Media, Paolo Baraldi, Dutch Rally Press