Sliven Rally - IRC [2012]


Bulgarian round, 11th in this IRC season was nothing short in success and was put up with great fight till the finish. Missing of the top manufacturer teams didn't stop the rest of the entries from giving up that fighting spirit and was filled with lots of drama and enticing scoreboards. 

Todor Slavov was awarded Colin McRae Flat Out trophy for the fight he put up with the top teams despite with the lesser capable car. He was handed over the trophy by the IRC manager, Jean-Pierre Nicholas.

Nicolas along with Gilbert Roy of Eurosport and Colin's father Jimmy McRae are in the judging panel who announce the winner and explain why they were chosen.

The top three positions was decorated by Bulgarians Dimitar Iliev & codriver Yanaki Yanakiev won the event in their Skoda Fabia S2000. "I can not tell you how happy I am. This was a very tough rally for us and it was hard to keep pushing in every stage, especially in SS Stara reka. There was a lot of fraction there. I want to thank my whole team for this great victory. There were lots of incidents because the stages are very difficult. It was very slippery and next year we should take care of that", excited Iliev said.

Petar Gyoshev & Dimitar Spasov in their Peugeot 207 S2000 took to the second place. "We are happy to make it to the final. It was a very tough rally for us. I congratulate all my competitors! I hope next year we will do better", was what Dimitar had to say.

Ignat Isaev, co-driver Milen Iliev finished overall third in their Evo-IX. Krum Donchev & do-driver Petar Yordanov with their Peugeot 207 S2000 finished third in the S2000 category.

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