This is a good idea and the only way to get over the accident that happened earlier this year. Accidents do happen and with sports such as these accidents are more than likely to be fatal as was the case. Let’s hope that the event is it does take place is free from such accidents.
Bulgaria will host a round of the World Rally Championship (WRC), Georgi Yanakiev, head of the Bulgarian Motor Sport Federation, told television station bTV on September 16 2009.
This became possible after Rally Bulgaria, which so far has been a round of the European Championship, was included on the WRC calendar as one of the 13 races it will organise in 2010.
The news was first announced in May 2009, but it lacked the official approval of world motor sport governing body FIA, which has now been given, according to Yanakiev.
He said that organisers would count on the help of Bulgaria authorities as the race is expected to attract a number of foreign visitors.
Rally Bulgaria is scheduled to start on July 11 2010 from Borovets mountain resort in Rila mountain, where it has been held in the past couple of years. Next year’s route, however, might have to be changed to meet the requirements set by the WRC.
The 2009 40th Rally Bulgaria was marked by an accident in which two people died.
Organisers suspended the race on its second day on July 19 2009 after an incident in which navigator Italian Flavio Guglielmini died and Swiss driver Brian Lavio was seriously injured.
The accident happened when the car in which Guglielmini and Lavio were traveling left the track, said to be in a new section of the route, and hit a rock.