OFFROAD MADNESS

text and photography by Konstantin Zaykov

Tundzha Trail competition gathers tough cars, tough drivers near Yambol

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Spring adrenaline often needs to find an outlet, and on 20-21 April you have the perfect excuse to let it all out. For two days Hadzhidimitrovo Village, near Yambol, will host Tundzha Trail, one of craziest 4WD competitions. The event is a part of the Bulgarian championship and is organised by Yambol 4x4 Extreme Club and Tundzha Municipality. Though the championship has run for 12 years, this is the first time Hadhzidimitrovo will host it.

The competition has competitive trials, each of them has nine zones with six gates. Participants have 12 minutes to pass through each gate.

Offroad Bulgaria competition

Driving is slow, as the tracks are demanding and individual driving skills matter more than speed. The driver who ends with the fewest penalty points wins. Penalties are handed out for mistakes such as touching a marker or a gate, problems in overcoming an obstacle, driving too fast or too dangerously etc.

Participating cars are divided in four classes – standard, modified, prototype, and RTVs.

You might be a driver or just might want to have some fun. By all means, Tundzha Trial will deliver.

Offroad Bulgaria competition

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