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Cooper 24 Hours Off Road 2011

A 24 Hour Off Road competition event for off road vehicles. It is held in central Greece, few kms from Athens. This is the 8th year of the endurance adventure event. It is held over four loops, each one ending with a service of 90 minutes. The event is taking place on the last weekend of November, for this year 2011 at the 26th and 27th of the month.

2009, Borris Gadasin, World Baja Champion, took part at …the event. This event was sponsored by Cooper Tyres and City of Pireas, Greece.
2010 competitors from Bulgaria, Roumania and Slovenia made the event  international.

Rally (T1 and T2) and normal cars are accepted. 2008 year we had 111 competitors from 4 countries.

Total length is about 800 kms. Driving time 24 hours, non stop! Starts Saturday 12:00Z. Ends Sunday 12:00Z. The terrain consists of many types of gravel. From fast, wide roads up to difficult, mud paths and twisting mountain roads. From zero altitude, up to 1500 meters, on the rocky mountains of Central Greece. During day and night, close to the biggest night in the area, that lasts for 14 hours.

Five categories:
– Z1, Open, modified, including T1, T2 and T3 cars.
– Z2, Normal, normal, regularity. No safety precusion needed.
– Z3, Entry, just cruise with smaller average speed requirements. Three member crews are allowed.
– Z0, SUV, as entry, with SUV vehicles.
– ATVs.
– Motos

Foreign competitors will be our quests. They have to pay no administrative cost. Transport and accommodation can be arranged in low prices, if requested.

For European competitors 4 days are enough for coming, racing, return to base. Ships from and to Italy depart every day. Athens Airport is just few kilometers from the start. Scrutinizing is held just before the race, Saturday morning, for foreign competitors.

Fill free to contact us for more details. Information can also be found here.
http://www.ihnilatis4x4.gr/ or http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events&ap=1#!/event.php?eid=169969419702089
Please invite your readers to participate.

2 Comments

  1. We are 20 days away from Cooper 24 Hours Off Road 2011, the biggest cross country race in Greece, that is held for the 9th year.

    The track is ready and consists of 900 kms, 785 of which are divided into 5 timed Special Stages. The event is held over 24 hours continuous driving, with only four one hour stops for refueling and servicing the vehicles.

    Almost 100 competitors have already declare participation to the event. About 70 cars and 30 motos and ATVs. All ready to face the hard roads of central Greece, the same that made Acropolis Rallye one of the most famous gravel completion events in the world. 100 competitors from 7 countries, throughout the Europe.

    The start and finish of the race will be held at the center of Athens, in front of the Town Hall, under one of the most beautiful man creations, Parthenon of Acropolis. The route passes close to many historical places like Mousses valley, oracle of Delphi, called Center of the Earth, Temple of Pan, Thespia, where Hercules killed the lion, Orchomenos, were Dionysus leaved his youth, Thebes, where Zeus met Semeli, city of king Kadmos and many other places with great history throughout the centuries.

    Keep tuned with http://www.ihnilatis4X4.gr for news about the race.

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