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The Weekend 6 and 7 November 2004, organised by the Off-Road.gr the
RAID RODOPI, a marathon of endurance with the support of magazines
MOTO, 0300, 4X4 Magazine and DRIVE. The marathons of endurance are
races of big distances on and off road in the Greek nature, with form
and regulations that approach the big races of endurance, like the
international Rally Raid.
The routes are adapted in the Greek land relief and conditions and
crosses the beautiful forestall roads in mountains.
Participants, with the directives from the road book that they receive
in departure of the race, should make the special stages in the most
optimal time with their motorcycle or car.
The RAID RODOPI, is two-day European race with total length of 600
kilometres, which participants is called to cover in two etapes, with a
intermediary one-night stop.
The departure will be given in the city of Drama, in Saturday 10:00 and
after 340 kilometres, will return behind, for reconstruction and
service in open bivouac in Dakar style. After a short preparations and
rest the race, will be continued the next morning, with participants
complete the second leg, returning in the Drama for the finish and the
ceremony of awards giving.
The Raid Rodopi is the third race for this year and it has aim to
constitute the bigger adventure for participants!
For first time, in the race they can take part and truck 4X4 beyond the
usual attendances of motorcycles and cars 4X4.
This time are expected also foreigner participants from Belgium,
Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey.
The stages take place in Rodopi mountain and we have many categories
even for unprepared vehicles.
In brief the categories are:
Enduro (motorbikes up to 656cc and weight up to 135kgr)
On-Off (motorbikes up to 656cc and weight from 135,1 up to 18 kgr)
Big On-Off (motorbikes above 656cc or with weight above 180,1 kgr)
Normal 4X4 (No roll cages, and any modification)
Medium prepared 4X4 (No roll cages, and small modifications)
Full Rally 4X4 (FIA prepared vehicules)
The fee of participation is fixed as follows:
Motorcycles € 180
Trucks 4X4 €280
From 1/10/2004 until 31/10/2004*
Trucks 4X4 €350
*The fee for foreign participations
includes accommodation for 5,6 & 7/11
The races of this type, appear to have big success and the race of
Rodopi will be the best of the year!
More information you can find in site of the race
and in +30 697 4095312