STi.bg started the new season with victory.
All the teams passed 3 times the hillclimb part of the stage “ Chumerna”. The start and the final line of this stage was changed and moved up so the teams could drive on snow. The distance was shorter: 6 kms instead of 7 kms. Benchev and Spirov took 2 stage victories. The time from their first stage was 4:06 and until the last stage they gain 19 seconds more. The second place in the race took another team from Dunev Racing George Yankov/ Hristo Hristov (Subaru Impreza) and the third place left for Anton Titov/Vencislav Mirchev ( Citroen DS3). Benchev and Spirov had the overall time : 11:58.34 minutes, Yankov finished with 12:38.25 minutes and Titov with 12:46.46 minutes.
“We drove only 3 stages, but is was like 3 different races – said after the final the champion of the race Kalin Benchev – The snow was melting very fast, for the last stage it was already melted. In the morning we have it all: snow, ice, tarmac, very fast and bumpy stretches. Fortunetly we get close to only one snowdrift, we hadn’t any other problems. I hope the fans enjoyed that race. We started on this race to test the car, to check the new settings , to team up with my co-driver. We saw some mistakes which we will eliminate for the next races. I am satisfied of our results, my car was prepared amazing by the team of STi.bg and the team chef Valentin Stoichkov.”
“ I am happy for the second place of George Yankov, because his Subaru Impreza was partly prepared at our service, so that means we made our work good. I think he we will be one of our main opponents in the future in that kind of races which can only makes us proud and happy. “ “I’d like to express my gratitude to the spectators that kept cheering for us all throughout the race. We hope you enjoyed what you saw. I’d like to thank our Bulgarian sponsors that supported us for this rally – mobile.bg, GGBG.bg, Workprotect, Topfit, 393print,Madness-Motorsport, FiberMax,RaceFace Custom Parts, DRIFT as well as our foreign partners from WISECO, Turbosmart, King Racing, ARP, KAPS, WinmaX and KW. Some of them had traveled thousands of kilometers to support us and experience together the excitement and adrenaline from the race, which the whole team is grateful for once again. “