Serres Rally 2014 is now written in the history books, leaving the riders and crew with the best memories of a fantastic Rally, which the winner was decided on the very last day of the rally.
The riders enjoyed seven days of head-to-head battles with beautiful scenery, stunning mountaintops, hidden paths, rain, mud, beautiful lakes and trails, which they could not imagine.
The overall winner for 2014 was the Italian #4 Andrea Cosensino who had the perfect race. Andrea had many of battles with all the top riders in the race but no one could match his perfect riding style. #4 - Cosentino finshed the race in a total time of 26:33:59.
2nd place went to another Italian #51 Ciotti Filippo who tried all of the 7 days to beat his rival finishing on the tail of #4 Andrea Cosentino and missing out on first place by only 4:09 minutes.
Third was the youngster from the Netherlands and first time at Serres Rally, #34 Robert Van Pelt. No one doubted his talent and showed he was very fast in every stage of the Serres Rally finishing in 3rd position and hoping next year for the top spot.
The Portuguese rider #5 Pedro Bianchi-Prata had a lot of technical problems during the 7 days but fought them off to finish 4th overall.
5th in the over standings was #7 Sandro Calesini who fought head to head with all the top riders and as #5 Pedro Bianchi-Prata was every close to getting on the podium, he just missed out on 3rd in his catergory.
Category Winners were as follows: C Class #51 Ciotti Filippo, A Class and Veteran Class #14 Massimo Prazzoli, Women Class #17 Patsy Quick, C3 Big On-Off Class #82 Alessio Corradini, B Class #4 Andrea Cosentino and Buggies #100 Josef Machacek.
All riders had a great time at the Serres Rally 2014 and the weather conditions made the event perfect for the rally. There were smiles all around after every special stage and for sure, many riders will be back next year ready for another 7 days of rally madness.
Planning for the Serres Rally 2015 has already begun. New dates are finalized, so the 5th edition of Serres Rally has been scheduled for August 23-29, giving everyone the possibility to combine the race with family for the perfect holiday in Serres and the Elpida Resort!.
Serres Rally 2015 will be staged over 7 days of hard and enduring mountain trails, covering 1700km off road kilometers, 1350 of them in 12 Special Stages, crossing 13 stunning mountains, back drops, slops, rivers, hard scrap roads, fast flat tracks, verdurous grasslands, mud, sand and stone trails, with the deep forest screening the route and old military ruins, 5 prefectures and 4 big amazing cities, which compile the perfect Rally Raid scenery.
Serres Rally is not only for Enduro lovers, there is also a category for off-road vehicles. The categories are as follows:
MOTOBIKES: A: Motorcycles under 250 cc four stroke and under 125 cc two stroke.B: Motorcycles from 250 cc to 450 cc four stroke and over 125 cc two stroke. C: Motorcycles over 450 cc four stroke. D: Quads.
CLASSES: W: Women C2: > 600 cc C3: Big Enduro | Twin Cylinder V: Veterans (over 50 | born before1965) D2: ATV D3: Buggy.
CARS: Z1: Open Class 4x4 homologated or production cars, FIA or FMNR security standards.
There is also a Rally Lite category (for Motorcycles over 450 cc four stroke, Quads, ATVís, Buggies and UTV, Z2: Normal Class 4x4 homologated or production cars. Z3: Entry Level Class for production cars, and for beginner crews.) which will cover 2/3 of each stage of the day avoiding the most difficult part of each stage and will not require racing license. Also I would like to mention there is a Rally Adventure Tour for motorbikes over 450cc four stroke, Quads, ATVís, Buggies, UTVís and Cars.
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