The longest day at Serres Rally and that is day 3, forecast was for rain, which never came, allowing the riders a cloudy day to enjoy the three stages of Sidirokastro, Belles and Metochi.
Day 4 at the SERRES RALLY 2018 means marathon stage, taking the riders for a two day adventure through Bulgaria. First day of the marathon lead the riders thought the fairy tale dense forest and then to the mountain top of Belles.
The concentration of riders through the dense forest stage of SS7 Belasitsa was at the maximum level as they made their way through tight unforgettable forest paths and into SS8 Ograjden which lead them to the top of the mountain. The view from the top was spectacular, giving the impression you are on top of the world, just riders, bikes and the clouds. The riders had a 360⁰ view which overlooked Lake Kerkini on the left to the fields of Bulgaria on the right.
After SS7 and SS7 first to finish the stages on day was #1 Stefan Svitko (KTM XC 450). 2nd was #2 Wesley Pittens (YAMAHA WR450F) and 3rd for the day was #6 Paul Spierings (KTM EXC 450). In class 1 #12 Chris Barwick (Class 1) was first once again and in class 2 #21 Matteo Mattioli finished on top in his class. In class 4 the fastest on the stage was #4 Roberto Barbieri for another day in a row and in class 5 the quickest was #204 Jozef Oprchal. In the Veteran class #5 eidl Ferdinand took the top time today.
In the women category top time for a second day running was #15 Gabriela Novotna. 2nd was #16 Polytimi Kyriakopoulou and 3rd was #18 Ina Viola Blasius.
Tomorrow the marathon stage continues and heads in to the 105km SS9 E6 stage.